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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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Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan dies at age 80 Video included

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Kofi Annan, one of the world's most celebrated diplomats and a charismatic symbol of the United Nations who rose through its ranks to become the first black African secretary-general, has died.

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Mother, 8-month-old rescued from submerged car in Springfield

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A mother and her 8-month-old child were rescued from their car by the Springfield Fire Department.

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Weather causing major headaches for Springfield drivers

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With all this rain, many commuters out on the roads are coming across flooded streets, with one family needing to be rescued by firefighters.

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Flooding subsides and our weather turns quiet for a few days

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Portions of central Hampden county picked up 2-4 inches of rain Saturday, which lead to widespread flash flooding. The storms that brought this heavy rain have moved out, but clouds linger...

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Agawam man needs help finding lost wedding band at Stop and Shop

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An Agawam couple that lost their wedding band while grocery shopping is asking for the public's help to find it.

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2-year-old unresponsive after being pulled from pool in Granby

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A two-year-old was taken to the hospital Saturday after the child was unresponsive upon being pulled from a pool.

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Free fly fishing clinic held in Westfield despite the rain

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A free fly fishing clinic took place before the weather got rough.

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Springfield hosts rally against fascism

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The Unity Against Fascism held a rally in downtown Springfield Saturday afternoon.

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Local hair salon offering free braiding and school supplies next Wednesday

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One local hair salon is helping kids go back to school in style! The Hair Connection is having an event next Wednesday, August 22nd, offering free braiding and school supplies.

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Annual Springfield Thunderbirds street hockey tournament

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Bruce Landon Way was shut down outside the Mass Mutual Center Saturday for the first annual T-Birds Hockey tournament.

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Springfield Diocese reacts following release of grand jury report on PA clergy child abuse

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The Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield has released a statement following a landmark grand jury report on clergy abuse of children in Pennsylvania.

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New Name: ABA Springfield Sting sold and renamed 'Western Mass Zombies'

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The Springfield Sting ABA Basketball team, has a new name after being sold Friday to Bulldog Enterprises. Take a look! 

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Large maple tree falls on power lines in South Hadley

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Two people have been displaced after a large maple tree fell on some power lines overnight in South Hadley right near their home.

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Bikes now allowed on board New Haven-to-Springfield trains

Bicyclists can now catch a ride on the commuter rail line linking New Haven, Hartford and Springfield, Massachusetts.

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Longmeadow Police: 2 Springfield men arrested for stealing bikes

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Police in Longmeadow say they were able to arrest 2 Springfield men for stealing bikes after a neighbor in town decided to speak up.

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Officials: Hadley house fire possibly caused by lightning strike

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A house fire on River Drive in Hadley Friday evening may have been caused by lightning. 

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Person struck by Amtrak train traveling through Pittsfield

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An investigation is underway by Amtrak and local police after someone was hit by a train traveling through a Berkshire County town Friday afternoon. 

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Mosquitoes test positive for West Nile in Wilbraham

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More mosquitoes in western Massachusetts have tested positive for West Nile Virus.

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Westfield police open safes from decades ago

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Westfield Police uncover another mystery, this time involving three safes. 

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