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STCC employees protest against college's president

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Employees gathered at Springfield Technical Community college to protest the president of the school, John B. Cook.

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Southwick urging residents to not feed the bears

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Feeding the bears is strictly prohibited.  That is the message Southwick's animal control officer is trying to get out to residents after an increase in bear sightings over the weekend.

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'Jurassic Park' dinosaur expert's next big thing: holograms

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'Jurassic Park' dino expert Jack Horner sees hologram exhibit as the next big thing to display his colorful, bird-like dinosaurs. More>>

School shooting victims killed attempting to ward off gunman

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An outgoing and 'really funny' student who blocked the door to try to prevent the gunman from entering the classroom and an exchange student who aspired to work in civil service were among the 10 people killed at a Texas high school. More>>

NRA links school violence to Ritalin but experts deny link

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The National Rifle Association's incoming president is linking school shootings to using medications such as Ritalin. More>>

Cyclists tried to scare cougar but it attacked, killing 1

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Two friends on a morning mountain bike ride 30 miles (48 kilometers) east of Seattle were attacked by a cougar, killing one of the men and leaving the second hospitalized in what authorities described as a rare occurrence. More>>

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Showers Tuesday will be our only weather 'bump in the road' this week Video included

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It's a beautiful Monday! Today will end up being a top ten weather day! This afternoon will be sunny, warm and dry with a light breeze! Temperatures will reach near 80 along with low levels of humidity. Dew points will be mainly in the 40's. It will be a nearly perfect late spring day! 

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What's to come after Southampton selectboard race ends in a tie

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Despite high voter turnout, Southampton’s recent election has ended in a tie for a major position in town.  

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Adams man pleads guilty to terrorist bomb plot

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A Boston police captain's son has pleaded guilty to plotting a terrorist attack on a college campus to support the Islamic State group.

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Hinsdale man arraigned after indictment on murder, other charges

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A Berkshire County man has been arraigned on charges including murder.

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West Springfield man appears on 'The Price is Right'

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If you turned on The Price is Right this morning, you may have seen a local man trying out his luck.

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Trump to DOJ: Investigate whether FBI infiltrated campaign

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Trump says he'll demand that the Justice Department review whether the department or the FBI infiltrated his presidential campaign for political purposes. More>>

Man accused of killing Ludlow bakery owner appears in court

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A Springfield man is being held without bail after police allege he murdered his boss in a Ludlow bakery. 

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Finalists for UMass Boston chancellor job withdraw names

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The three finalists vying for the job of chancellor of the struggling University of Massachusetts-Boston have withdrawn their names from consideration.

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Police: Ambulance stolen, taken on 40-mile joyride

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Police say a Boston man stole an ambulance from outside a Rhode Island hospital and took it on a 40-mile joyride before being stopped in Connecticut.

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Panel approves 'red flag' gun safety bill, House vote next

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Legislation that would allow firearms to be taken from people who show unstable or potentially dangerous behavior is moving forward at the Massachusetts Statehouse.

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Family of geese 'spread their wings' and depart Springfield parking lot

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Earlier this month, we brought you a story about a pair of Canada geese looking to expand their family. Well, the good news is that they've expanded, but now, they've left their nest in the urban Stop and Shop parking lot in Springfield and are ready for the wild.

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Meghan offers insight into her new role as Duchess of Sussex Video included

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Meghan Markle has offered a glimpse of how she sees her new role as the Duchess of Sussex in a biography posted on the royal website hours after the former actress married Britain's Prince Harry. More>>

Springfield school offers support to Stoughton High following deadly crash

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People in the town of Stoughton are mourning the loss of four young people.  They were killed in a car crash Saturday afternoon in East Bridgewater. We have learned a Springfield school principal has reached out to those in mourning to offer his advice.

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Fans hit the internet and box office for Stevie Wonder tickets

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Tickets for the upcoming Stevie Wonder concert are now on-sale online and at the MassMutual Center to the general public.

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One person dead following Deerfield crash

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One person is dead following an early morning crash in Franklin County.

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MGM holding career info sessions and job search workshops

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With less than 100 days before MGM Springfield opens in the city's South End, the push is on to fill positions across the property.

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle release official wedding portraits

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have released several official photographs taken on their wedding day.

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Investigators finally get look at materials from Cohen raid

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Criminal investigators are finally getting to study materials seized in raids on the home and office of President Donald Trump's personal lawyer. More>>

FDA names drugmakers accused of blocking cheaper generics

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U.S. drug regulators are publicizing information on brand-name drugmakers that use what government officials call "gaming tactics" to block cheaper copycat versions. More>>

Senators to weigh amendments to $41.4B state budget

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Hundreds of amendments have been proposed to a $41.4 billion state budget set to go before the Massachusetts Senate.

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Bridge, roadway to be named in honor of fallen officer

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A Massachusetts police officer killed in the line of duty is having a bridge and stretch of highway named in his honor.

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Company says gas leak caused explosion at Houston-area plant Video included

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Authorities say an explosion and fire at a chemical plant near Houston injured at least 20 people.

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How to combat harmful blue light

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Blue light. You get it from your phone, your laptop, even the lighting in your office and constant exposure to its harmful radiation could have consequences. Issues range from eye-strains to migraines and the solution to all of it could be glasses. 

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Parents cautious to send kids back to school in wake of Texas school shooting

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In the wake of this latest school shooting, parents across the country are getting ready to send their children back to school.

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Boston firefighter jailed on child rape charge dies

A Boston firefighter who was charged with raping a child has died after being found in "medical distress" in his jail cell. More>>

Average price of US gas jumps 10 cents, to $3 a gallon

In this photo made on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, a patron pumps gas behind a sign with the prices for reguar gas and diesel are posted at a Speedway station in Zelienople, Pa. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic) In this photo made on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, a patron pumps gas behind a sign with the prices for reguar gas and diesel are posted at a Speedway station in Zelienople, Pa. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
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The average price of regular-grade gasoline in the U.S. jumped 10 cents a gallon over the past two weeks to $3.00. 

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Easthampton honors past and present military members ahead of Memorial Day

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The city of Easthampton is expressing their gratitude for those who have served or are currently serving in the armed forces ahead of Memorial Day.

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Chicopee police looking for three suspects in car parts theft

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Chicopee Police are asking the public for help in identifying three suspects involved in an auto parts theft.

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Longmeadow celebrates town's history with two-day event

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The Longmeadow Historical Society is excited to host the 39th annual Long Meddowe Days, a two day long event that celebrates the town of longmeadow’s extensive history.

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Students of Smith College walk stage for commencement

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On Sunday, students of Smith college walk the stage for commencement day 2018, a day years in the making.

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State Police: Driver arrested for OUI in highway rollover crash in Chicopee

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One person was arrested for OUI after a car hit a guard rail and flipped over on the highway early Sunday morning in Chicopee.

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Royal wedding: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are married

Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle stand, prior to the start of their wedding ceremony, at St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle in Windsor, near London, England, Saturday, May 19, 2018. (Dominic Lipinski/pool photo via AP) Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle stand, prior to the start of their wedding ceremony, at St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle in Windsor, near London, England, Saturday, May 19, 2018. (Dominic Lipinski/pool photo via AP)
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And they're married! Britain's Prince Harry and US actress Meghan Markle sealed their wedding vows with a kiss on the steps outside Windsor's St. George's Chapel on Saturday, cheered on by delighted crowds.

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Driver flees crash scene after hitting multiple vehicles in Springfield

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Multiple vehicles were hit by another vehicle overnight on Berkshire Avenue in Springfield, now police are looking for the driver.

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Family recall shooting victims as funny, loving

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A substitute teacher who relatives say had a "lust for life" and a foreign exchange student from Pakistan are among the confirmed victims of a shooting at a Texas high school that left 10 dead. More>>

In deadly school shooting, a confession but no clear motive Video included

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Officials say the Texas student charged in the shooting at Santa Fe High School described planning the attack in private journals.

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Chicopee fire department holds demonstration for home fire sprinklers

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When a fire starts, occupants have just minutes to evacuate.

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4 young men killed in rollover crash in Massachusetts

Authorities in Massachusetts say four young men were killed and another was injured in a rollover crash in East Bridgewater. More>>

$1 Million bail for suspect charged in Ludlow bakery murder

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Developing news...the suspect arrested in connection with the stabbing at Ludlow Central Bakery last night has been charged with Murder. 

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Trump: Justice Department planted spy in 2016 campaign

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President Donald Trump accused the Justice Department of trying to frame him by planting a spy in his 2016 campaign _ an allegation his own lawyer says might not be true. More>>

Springfield officer hit by car, suspect arrested at Sobriety Checkpoint following chase

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A man was arrested at a State Police Sobriety Checkpoint off of I-291 overnight after police say, he hit a police officer with his car. 

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Bear sighting in Southwick

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A black bear was spotted roaming through backyards Friday afternoon on South Longyard Road.

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Suspect in unarmed robbery at gas station sought

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Agawam Police are asking for your help identifying a woman who was involved in an unarmed robbery at a Valero gas station.

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TRAFFIC ALERT

Jackknifed tractor trailer causing delays eastbound on the Mass Pike

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A tractor trailer that jackknifed on the Mass Pike eastbound in Ludlow is causing major backups this Monday morning. State police confirm with Western Mass News that the truck is in the median and the...

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Downed power line in Easthampton leaves 43 people in the dark

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An isolated incident occurred on Mineral Street in Easthampton has left several people in the dark.

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  • 'Jurassic Park' dinosaur expert's next big thing: holograms

    'Jurassic Park' dinosaur expert's next big thing: holograms

    Monday, May 21 2018 5:53 PM EDT2018-05-21 21:53:23 GMT
    (AP Photo/Matt Volz, File). FILE - In this May 21, 2016, file photo, Jack Horner sits under Montana's T-Rex in the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman, Mont. The Montana paleontologist, Horner, who consulted with director Steven Spielberg on the “Jurassic...(AP Photo/Matt Volz, File). FILE - In this May 21, 2016, file photo, Jack Horner sits under Montana's T-Rex in the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman, Mont. The Montana paleontologist, Horner, who consulted with director Steven Spielberg on the “Jurassic...
    'Jurassic Park' dino expert Jack Horner sees hologram exhibit as the next big thing to display his colorful, bird-like dinosaurs.More >>
    'Jurassic Park' dino expert Jack Horner sees hologram exhibit as the next big thing to display his colorful, bird-like dinosaurs.More >>
  • Olympian sues USA Swimming to allege sexual abuse cover-up

    Olympian sues USA Swimming to allege sexual abuse cover-up

    Monday, May 21 2018 5:48 PM EDT2018-05-21 21:48:54 GMT
    Olympic swimmer Ariana Kukors Smith has sued USA Swimming, alleging the sport's national governing body knew her former coach sexually abused her as a minor and covered it up.More >>
    Olympic swimmer Ariana Kukors Smith has sued USA Swimming, alleging the sport's national governing body knew her former coach sexually abused her as a minor and covered it up.More >>
  • Stars Bardot, Marceau lead fight to amend French food bill

    Stars Bardot, Marceau lead fight to amend French food bill

    Monday, May 21 2018 5:44 PM EDT2018-05-21 21:44:38 GMT
    (AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere, File). FILE - In this Thursday Sept. 28, 2006 file picture, former French actress Brigitte Bardot acknowledges applause prior to a press conference in Paris. Bardot and actress Sophie Marceau are leading animal welfare ...(AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere, File). FILE - In this Thursday Sept. 28, 2006 file picture, former French actress Brigitte Bardot acknowledges applause prior to a press conference in Paris. Bardot and actress Sophie Marceau are leading animal welfare ...
    Actresses Brigitte Bardot and Sophie Marceau are leading campaigns for mandatory cameras in French slaughterhouses and a ban on the sale of eggs from caged hens as France's parliament prepares to debate a food...More >>
    Actresses Brigitte Bardot and Sophie Marceau are leading campaigns for mandatory cameras in French slaughterhouses and a ban on the sale of eggs from caged hens as France's parliament prepares to debate a food industry bill Tuesday.More >>

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