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NYC carriage horse finds new home in WMass

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It's been quite the journey for one New York City carriage horse, a horse that now calls western Massachusetts his home after an accident in Central Park.

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Shooting survivors on potential collision course with Trump Video included

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Pressure is growing for tougher gun-control laws after a shooting at a Florida high school that killed 17 people. More>>

Man arrested after transporting too much alcohol in his van

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A Massachusetts man is under arrest following a traffic stop in Boston.

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Dan's First Warning Forecast

Still on track for a big warm up

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It was a cold start this morning with temperatures down into the teens. However, temps climbed fast and we still have a huge warm up on the way! Temperatures tomorrow and Wednesday will be running 25 to 35 degrees above normal! It will be feel more like the middle of spring than late winter. 

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Lowell officials warn of 20 overdoses in 3 days

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Lowell officials say there has been a spike of opioid overdoses in the city: 20 overdoses in three days.

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Monday marks final day of Six Flags job fair

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It’s the last day of the annual Six Flags job fair as the park gets set to open in April. The ‘thrill capital of New England’ is looking to hire three thousand people for the season. The job fair will run from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on...

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Pot regulators face decision on social consumption

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Could Massachusetts become the first U.S. state where adults can gather and use legal recreational marijuana at so-called "cannabis cafes?" 

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Massachusetts: Beware of scammers targeting immigrants

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Massachusetts' attorney general has launched a campaign to educate residents about scammers who swindle people out of money by pretending to be qualified to provide immigration legal advice or services.

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Sexual harassment complaints rise in Massachusetts

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Sexual harassment complaints are on the rise in Massachusetts, and the head of the commission that investigates them says it's a direct result of the #MeToo movement.

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Springfield police respond to reports of shots fired

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Springfield police are currently responding to reports of shots fired in the area of Forest Park Avenue.

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When you do what you love, you'll never work a day in your life

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More and more people are retiring later and later. In fact, according to government numbers almost 19 percent of people 65 or older are still in the workforce. And while seniors remain on the job for various reasons needing money, health insurance, living longer and healthier, one local man is certainly raising the bar. 

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Macy's decision to sell hijabs sparks debate among Muslim women

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American department store Macy's sparked a fierce debate on Thursday, when it launched a line of "modest clothing" that featured hijabs. 

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Six Flags to hire thousands for upcoming season

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Six Flags New England is looking to hire more than 3,000 seasonal employees for the next season.

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Elms student makes national headlines by raising awareness for rare condition

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When we first introduced you to Andrew Belliveau a year ago, he had just started to gain some traction with his online challenge to promote awareness for his very rare condition. Since then he’s appeared on Inside Edition, ESPN, and has gained national attention.

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ROTC leader shocked that accused school shooter 1 of his own

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"It clicked": JROTC school leader shocked to learn that accused Florida shooter was one of his own.

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First Warning Weather

Mostly clear and cold tonight. A spring preview on the way

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Our storm system has departed and in it's wake it left about 3-6" of snow in much of western Massachusetts. A warming trend heading our way means that much of the snow will not stick around very long.  Thanks to mostly sunny skies and temperatures in the lower 40s we saw some melting of the snow taking place though it has been a bit breezy at times this afternoon.

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$50M Springfield sewer project to benefit Connecticut River

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The Springfield Water and Sewer Commission has qualified for a $50 million low-interest loan that could help the Connecticut River run cleaner.

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Multiple people including minors transported from Southwick crash scene

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Emergency crews were called to the scene of an accident on College Highway in Southwick Sunday afternoon.

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Hadley police warn residents to lock up their vehicles

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Hadley Police are warning residents to lock up their vehicles and keep valuables out of sight. 

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Multiple people displaced after fire breaks out at Springfield home

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Just before 2 a.m. Saturday fire crews were called to a home on Laurelton Street. 

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Some flight cancellations due to the snow being reported at Bradley

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Snowfall overnight Saturday into Sunday has resulted in several flight cancellations at Bradley International Airport in Connecticut.

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Holyoke police investigate after pedestrian struck in hit and run incident

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Holyoke Police are asking for the public’s help in finding an SUV involved in a hit and run incident that occurred Saturday night.

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Springfield Thunderbirds to host AHL All-Star Classic in 2019

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American Hockey League’s annual showcase is returning to Springfield for first time in 60 years.

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Chicopee man hospitalized following NH crash

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A Chicopee man has been hospitalized following a crash in Wakefield, NH.

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Springfield police notified after student makes "joke" threat against Sci-Tech

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A student at the Springfield High School of Science & Technology was making a "joke" school officials say, when he allegedly posted a threat against the school ...

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Crews battle early morning truck fire in Springfield

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Fire crews in Springfield rushed to a Forest Park home early Saturday morning as a pickup truck caught fire.

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Water main break on Shoemaker Lane in Feeding Hills

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There was a water main break in Feeding Hills overnight in the area of Shoemaker Lane. 

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Springfield police investigate shooting on Fort Pleasant Ave.

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Springfield Police are investigating after they said one man was shot in the ankle near 70 Fort Pleasant Avenue Friday night. 

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Basketball championship aims to comfort local students in the wake of Florida shooting

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Communities in western Massachusetts continue doing what they can to offer support to students in the wake of the Florida school shooting. 

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House GOP leaders struggle to push immigration bill Video included

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The Senate has wrestled itself into an immigration stalemate, leaving hundreds of thousands of young immigrants in limbo.

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