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Church in Amherst offers sanctuary to Springfield man set to be deported

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A man from Springfield who was set to be deported tomorrow is seeking sanctuary in an Amherst church. 

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Fall is in full swing and that means apple picking, pumpkin decorating, foliage, and corn mazes.  Check out these pictures of some in Western Massachusetts.

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Trump's health subsidy shutdown could lead to free insurance Video included

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It would have the unintended consequence of making basic health insurance available to more people for free and making upper-tier plans more affordable.

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Survivors of Maryland office shooting in critical condition Video included

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The man shot five co-workers early Wednesday in Maryland, then drove to Delaware and shot an acquaintance in the head at a used car lot, police say.

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Massachusetts police officer faces DUI charge

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A Massachusetts police lieutenant is facing a drunken driving charge following a weekend accident.

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Exploding vape pen lights student's backpack on fire

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A school bus had quite the scare in Massachusetts after a student's backpack burst into flames.

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Police: Men rob store for $1 with hunting knives, then flee

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Two men made an unusually small request as they robbed a store in Massachusetts by demanding a single dollar in their robbery.

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A sunny, breezy & mild Thursday. Elevated fire risk this afternoon

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It's another chilly start out there this morning but a sunny, breezy and mild afternoon is on the way. The sunny and dry conditions will last through the weekend. Our rain chances will increase early next week.  

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GOP, Dem senators push health deal as Trump keeps distance

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A bipartisan Senate deal to curb the growth of health insurance premiums is on shaky ground. More>>

Man convicted in plot to behead blogger over cartoon contest

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Jurors are set to resume deliberations in the case of a man accused of plotting to behead conservative blogger Pamela Geller on behalf of the Islamic State group. More>>

Springfield Public Health Council discuss raising age to buy tobacco

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Springfield is considering joining other western Mass cities and towns in raising the age to buy tobacco products to 21. 

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Three taken to the hospital after multi-vehicle crash in Springfield

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A busy Springfield intersection is closed following a late afternoon crash.

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Woman seriously injured after being hit by two vehicles in Springfield

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A woman was taken to the hospital this evening after being hit by two vehicles while crossing the road in Springfield. 

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Child suffers severe injuries after being hit by a car in Springfield

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A child has been transported to the hospital with severe injuries tonight after being hit by a car on Crest Street. 

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Authorities arrest man wanted for Maryland office park shooting

Radee Labeeb Prince is suspected of shooting five people in a business park in Harford County, north of Baltimore. (Maryland State Police Twitter) Radee Labeeb Prince is suspected of shooting five people in a business park in Harford County, north of Baltimore. (Maryland State Police Twitter)
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Authorities say they have arrested a gunman who shot five of his co-workers at a Maryland office park, killing three of them. 

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Missing Springfield boy found safe in Forest Park

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A missing 11-year old Springfield boy has been found safe and sound.

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Springfield man set to be deported in less than 24 hours

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Time is running out for Springfield resident Lucio Perez, the father of three children born in this country, who came to the U.S. illegally two decades ago. 

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Lia Surprise Squad helps Springfield woman battling breast cancer

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A woman born today has about a 1 in 8 chance of being diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in her life.  That's according to a 2009 study by the National Cancer Institute 

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Family that fled Puerto Rico following hurricane still searching for housing

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A family from Puerto Rico did their best to weather Hurricane Maria. In the days that followed, Teresita Catinchi, her children, son-in-law, and nine month old granddaughter - like so many others in Puerto Rico - waited in hour long lines for food, gasoline, and other supplies.

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Two parents describe how they found missing Springfield boy

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A 11-year old missing Springfield boy has been found safe and sound after spending a long, cold night in Forest Park. Cameron Boulay never returned home from school yesterday and a frantic all-night search failed to find any trace of the boy. However, this morning, the story had a happy ending when Cameron was found unharmed.

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Chicopee Police seek to identify breaking and entering suspects

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Chicopee Police responded to a commercial burglary activation alarm at Honeyland Farms, 206 Newbury St. on October 17 at 2:53am. 

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Crews battle apartment building fire in Chicopee

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It was a scary scene for families in Chicopee Wednesday morning as they woke up to the smell and sight of thick black smoke in their apartments.

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Police: Search for Springfield boy didn't meet Amber Alert criteria

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A missing 11-year old Springfield boy was found safe and sound this morning. 

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Local surgeon discusses Gordon Hayward's gruesome injury

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The injury was in one word - gruesome.  Just minutes into his Celtics debut last night, a team spokesman said that star forward Gordon Hayward dislocated his ankle and fractured his tibia. 

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4 Holyoke High students arrested for bringing BB gun on campus

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Four Holyoke High School students were arrested Wednesday for having a BB gun on school grounds.

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