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Chicopee and Mass. State Police assist in search for missing man

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Chicopee Police are requesting the public's assistance in locating a missing man that made concerning comments before leaving his home.

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Holyoke fire lieutenant demoted, suspended following alleged actions during deadly fire

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A Holyoke fire lieutenant has been demoted and suspended because of his alleged role in the deadly New Year's Day fire. 

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Upcoming fairs across Western Mass.

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It may still be summer out there, but soon, the seasons will begin to change and fall will descend upon New England.

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Southwick road construction prompts back to school worries

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If you’ve driven down Feeding Hills Road in Southwick recently, you know the construction nightmare on that main road. 

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Stuff the Bus campaign on the road

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It is back to school time and this year, and the United Way of Pioneer Valley is helping to make sure local students in need head to class armed and ready. 

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Agawam Police investigate a reported home invasion and robbery

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Agawam Police are currently investigating a home invasion and robbery that was reported earlier this afternoon.

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Lia Auto Group Surprise Squad fills shoppers' carts for back to school

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The back-to-school season can be a financial burden for some families, so the Western Mass News and Lia Auto Group Surprise Squad set out to help. 

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A September feel settles in for last week of August

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After the cold front moved through earlier, much drier air has moved in. That dry air is going to stick around for much of the extended forecast. 

Afternoon highs reached into the upper 70s, but the big change today has been the lower dew point values. Dew points are 20° lower today than yesterday - almost refreshing! 

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Swedish journalist's torso found in submarine death mystery

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Danish police say a DNA test from a headless torso found in the Baltic Sea matches with missing Swedish journalist Kim Wall, who is believed to have died on a private submarine. More>>

Real estate agents give back to local heroes

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Heroes Home Advantage of western Massachusetts is changing the way real estate is done by helping local heroes. 

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Hampshire College student makes progress on refugee tiny house

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A Hampshire College student is making steady progress on his senior project that one refugee family could soon call home. 

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Teachers prepare for the start of the new school year

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Next week, schools across western Massachusetts will open their doors for a new crop of kids. 

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U.S Department of State expands travel warning to anyone heading to Mexico

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The U.S Department of State has issued a travel warning to citizens planning on traveling to Mexico, adding Quintana Roo to its list.

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Ludlow police arrest 2 larceny suspects, third suspect remains at large

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Two men who allegedly fled from police after shoplifting at a Wilbraham Home Depot last night have been charged in connection to the incident. 

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Police: Apple Barn Cafe and home in Brimfield broken into

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Two break-ins in Brimfield are being investigated by police including one at the Apple Barn Cafe and another at a home on Haynes Hill Road.

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Surveillance video of Brimfield theft suspect released

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Police in Brimfield want to find this man.  Take a close look at the video...if you recognize him call police. 

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Tame your frizzy hair by getting a keratin treatment

The weather this summer has been sticky to say the least.   And it could be noticeable on your hair.  Here's some tips from 'Brush Salon' in East Longmeadow, on how to tame your mane. 

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Back-to-School toys for kids of all ages

We're talking with Maddie Michalik of the 'Toy Insider' about the best back to school products for kids!

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Top fashion trends for the season: red and black

Summer is great for wearing bright colors that show off your tan, but some deeper colors are just as popular.  Fashion expert, Debbie Wright is here to tell you about one of the seasons top color trends --red and black.

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"Legacy of Magic" show at Six Flags New England

Today we're visiting Six Flags New England in Agawam for the "Legacy of Magic" show!   Check it out. 

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80 animals rescued in 10 days from hoarding situations

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Over the course of 10 days, members of the Animal Rescue League of Boston rescued nearly 80 dogs and cats from eastern and western parts of the state. 

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Paddle board shark bite closes Cape Cod beach to swimmers

A paddle board was bitten by a shark off the coast of WellFleet, Cape Cod on Wednesday morning. (Cape Cod National Seashore) A paddle board was bitten by a shark off the coast of WellFleet, Cape Cod on Wednesday morning. (Cape Cod National Seashore)
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A white shark sighting closed a beach off the coast of Cape Cod on Wednesday.

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Spinning event held to raise money for Springfield Ride to Remember

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On Wednesday at noon, the plaza at 1350 Main Street in Springfield will have dozens of people riding on stationary bikes to raise money for this year’s Ride to Remember. 

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ESPN pulls announcer from Virginia game because he has Confederate general's name

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After the protests in Charlottesville, Va., ESPN has made public its decision to remove one of its announcers from the upcoming University of Virginia football game because his name is Robert Lee. 

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Missing Chicopee man found after being taken from nursing home

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Have you seen this man? Chicopee Police need your help.

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Powerball jackpot highest since 2016, drawing tonight

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It's that time of the week again, will someone be lucky enough to win the Powerball jackpot?

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Arson and bomb squad investigate vehicle fire in Springfield

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A car was found burning on cement blocks early this morning in Springfield and authorities say it's not the first time they've responded to calls like this. 

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CT sailor among those missing after USS John S. McCain collision

Damage is visible as the guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain steers towards Changi naval base in Singapore following a collision with the merchant vessel Alnic MC. (Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua Fulton/U.S. Navy photo via AP, File Damage is visible as the guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain steers towards Changi naval base in Singapore following a collision with the merchant vessel Alnic MC. (Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua Fulton/U.S. Navy photo via AP, File
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A U.S. sailor from Connecticut is among the 10 who are missing after a Navy destroyer ship collided with an oil tanker on Monday.

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Trump blames media for condemnation of comments on Virginia

President Donald Trump reacts to the song as he arrives at a rally at the Phoenix Convention Center, Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) President Donald Trump reacts to the song as he arrives at a rally at the Phoenix Convention Center, Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
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President Donald Trump is blaming the media for the widespread condemnation of his response to a Charlottesville, Virginia, protest organized by white supremacists that led to the killing of a counter-protester.

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ESPN broadcaster Robert Lee taken off UVA game due to name

ESPN broadcaster Robert Lee will not work Virginia's season opener because of recent violence in Charlottesville sparked by the decision to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. More>>

US Navy 7th Fleet commander to be dismissed

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The US Navy intends to remove Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin as the commander of the US 7th Fleet, based in Yokosuka, Japan, according to a US official. 

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Ludlow Police have two suspects in custody; one still at large following pursuit

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Ludlow Police are currently in search of a suspect involved in a chase that involved them hitting two other vehicles. 

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German police seize 5,000 Trump-shaped ecstasy pills

German police have seized around 5,000 ecstasy tablets shaped like the head of US President Donald Trump. (Source: Polizei Osnabrück via CNN) German police have seized around 5,000 ecstasy tablets shaped like the head of US President Donald Trump. (Source: Polizei Osnabrück via CNN)
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German police have seized around 5,000 ecstasy tablets shaped like the head of US President Donald Trump, a haul worth tens of thousands of euros. 

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Local veteran react to president's Afghanistan announcement

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During a national address Monday night, President Trump laid out a new strategy in Afghanistan and there are now plans to send more U.S. Troops into the region. A top commander said Tuesday that those new forces will arrive in Afghanistan within days or weeks. However, some of the major questions in the wake of last night's speech by the president would be the specifics.

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Fallen Springfield officers remembered with memorial park

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Two fallen Springfield police officers are being remembered in a special way.

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Police: Fugitive's death 'breaks' cell behind Spain attacks

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Spanish police are continuing the search for the man who they consider to be the final member of a cell that carried out vehicle attacks in Barcelona and a nearby town that killed 14 and injured more than 120 others. More>>

Eddie's Furniture continues fight against proposed nearby development

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The process continues Tuesday night in the fight for Eddie's Furniture to try and change a development planned next to their store.

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Food pantry moving forward after theft

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A food pantry that gives food to community members free of charge every week has been broken into.  Those who need the services provided by the pantry are heartbroken that someone would take what is given away for free.

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Contractor leaves Springfield veteran's home in disrepair

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A local veteran and his wife said that they're out more than $12,000 after a contractor hired to improve their Springfield home started the job, but never finished.

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Consumers warned that some Solar Eclipse glasses expire

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Before you store your solar specs for the next eclipse, you may want to invest in a new pair. 

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Passenger: Train moving 'super-fast' before crash injures 42

Dozens of people were injured in high-speed train incident outside Philadelphia. (Source: CNN) Dozens of people were injured in high-speed train incident outside Philadelphia. (Source: CNN)
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A regional rail train crashed into a parked train near Philadelphia. "We just hit the train. Boom! I fell out of my chair, glass from the window shattered, I hit my head. Everybody was on the floor."

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Miss Florence Diner up for sale

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A local iconic diner is up for sale.  Miss Florence Diner is rich in local history, but will soon be changing hands.

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Opioid-related deaths in Massachusetts appear to be dropping

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Opioid-related deaths in Massachusetts appear to be dropping.

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United Personnel has "got your back" in the workforce

Searching for a new job?  Trying to get back into the workforce?  The United Personnel is here to help you!  Representative, Jennifer Brown stopped by the station today to talk about their mission and how they commit to their clients.  Find out more, just click the video! 

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Longmeadow Police investigating string of bike thefts

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Officers report that large groups of teens are behind a string of bike thefts in a Longmeadow neighborhood. 

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