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Officers stepping up patrols during holiday weekend

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The National Safety Council estimates that over four hundred people are killed on the road Memorial Day weekend.

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Memorial Day events

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On Monday, people across the area will pause to remember the men and women who have given their lives while in service to the country.

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East Columbus Ave. in Springfield reopens following incident last night

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Te road between East Columbus Ave. and Union Street in Springfield has been reopened after police were called to the area for ...

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Forecast

Cloudy and much cooler today with the chance for showers

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We are waking up to clouds and showers this morning and the threat for showers will continue throughout the day today. We are also starting out with temperatures in the 60s but temperatures will fall this afternoon. It's looking mainly dry for Memorial Day tomorrow.  Expect periods of showers today thanks to a stalled out front to our south. Winds out of the east/northeast will make for a much cooler day today compared to yesterday. 

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Teenager located after going missing during hike

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We're following some developing news today out of Berkshire County where the search is over for a missing 13-year-old boy from Connecticut.

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Honor and Remember chapter celebrates Memorial Day with veterans, families

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The Honor & Remember organization here in western Mass honored their fallen brothers and sisters with a day filled of fun.

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Unified track team wins Division II championship

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In just its second season, the Holyoke High School unified track team took home the gold in the Western Mass Division II final, a moment these athletes, will never forget.

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5 hospitalized in accident that set bees free

Several people have been hospitalized in a head-on collision with a car transporting bees in western Massachusetts. More>>

Explosive device found in vehicle at Northampton Fairgrounds

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New details are emerging after an explosive device was found inside a vehicle at the Three County Fairgrounds in Northampton last night.

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Springfield man arrested in bank robbery case

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A Springfield man was arrested earlier today after robbing the TD Bank on 1441 Main Street.

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Several hundred Eversource customers lose power in Springfield

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Several hundred Eversource customers lost power in Springfield Saturday morning. 

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Student in critical condition after Indianapolis middle school shooting identified

This undated photo provided by the Whistler family shows Ella Whistler, who was shot in a classroom May 25, 2018 at Noblesville West Middle School in Noblesville, Ind., near Indianapolis. (Whistler family) This undated photo provided by the Whistler family shows Ella Whistler, who was shot in a classroom May 25, 2018 at Noblesville West Middle School in Noblesville, Ind., near Indianapolis. (Whistler family)
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An Indiana middle school student armed with two handguns opened fire inside his science classroom, authorities said, wounding a classmate and a teacher whose swift intervention was credited with saving lives.

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Brush fire reported on I-91 North median in Hatfield

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Firefighters and State Police responded to a reported brush fire in the median on I-91 North Saturday afternoon.

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Springfield gas station not adhering to price hike

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A local gas station is not adhering to the current price hike.

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Forecast

A hot start to the holiday weekend

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Welcome to the unofficial start of summer and it will feel like summer today before a cold front brings much cooler air and a chance for showers tomorrow. Memorial Day itself looks mild with mainly cloudy skies.  An Air Quality Alert for unhealthy levels of ground level ozone will go into effect at 11 am this morning and remain in effect until 11 pm this evening.  

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I-291 crash in Springfield overnight, one person transported

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One person was transported to the hospital following a crash on I-291 overnight in Springfield. 

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Local businesses booming in time for Memorial Day weekend

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Millions of Americans are celebrating Memorial Day this weekend and local businesses are getting ready for the weekend. 

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Springfield mother looks to create safe environment for teens

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Following the latest rash of school shooting threats across the region, one local parent is taking action. 

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Gun recovered from Holyoke man following police chase in Springfield

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A Holyoke man is facing a number of charges after he reportedly led police on a chase through Springfield Thursday night. 

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West Springfield's mayor clarifies recreational fire pit rules

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West Springfield residents can now fire up those fire pits legally this holiday weekend.

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Local police prepared to handle school emergencies

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In the wake of the latest school shooting Friday in Indiana, police officers in western Massachusetts told us they remain prepared.

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    Film explores Chinese Exclusion Act as US immigration 'DNA'

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    (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews). In this May 15, 2018 photo, filmmakers Li-Shin Yu, left, and Ric Burns discuss their new PBS documentary "The Chinese Exclusion Act," during an interview, Tuesday May 15, 2018, in New York.(AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews). In this May 15, 2018 photo, filmmakers Li-Shin Yu, left, and Ric Burns discuss their new PBS documentary "The Chinese Exclusion Act," during an interview, Tuesday May 15, 2018, in New York.
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    The filmmakers of a documentary about the Chinese Exclusion Act say if viewers end up with a sense of deja vu between the film's subject and current events, that's pretty much the point.More >>
  • Legal hurdles may make Weinstein's prosecution an exception

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    (Jefferson Siegel/New York Daily News via AP, Pool). Harvey Weinstein, right, appears at his arraignment with his lawyer Benjamin Brafman, in Manhattan Criminal Court on Friday, May 25, 2018 in New York. Weinstein is charged with two counts of rape and...(Jefferson Siegel/New York Daily News via AP, Pool). Harvey Weinstein, right, appears at his arraignment with his lawyer Benjamin Brafman, in Manhattan Criminal Court on Friday, May 25, 2018 in New York. Weinstein is charged with two counts of rape and...
    Harvey Weinstein's arrest in New York Friday is a landmark moment in the #MeToo movement, but it remains uncertain whether it will be repeated in other cases involving powerful men accused of sexual misconduct.More >>
    Harvey Weinstein's arrest in New York Friday is a landmark moment in the #MeToo movement, but it remains uncertain whether it will be repeated in other cases involving powerful men accused of sexual misconduct.More >>
  • The Latest: Hinchcliffe says it's 'weird' to miss Indy 500

    The Latest: Hinchcliffe says it's 'weird' to miss Indy 500

    Sunday, May 27 2018 11:37 AM EDT2018-05-27 15:37:45 GMT
    (AP Photo/Luca Bruno). Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo of Australia celebrates after setting a pole position during the qualifying session at the Monaco racetrack, in Monaco, Saturday, May 26, 2018. The Formula one race will be held on Sunday.(AP Photo/Luca Bruno). Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo of Australia celebrates after setting a pole position during the qualifying session at the Monaco racetrack, in Monaco, Saturday, May 26, 2018. The Formula one race will be held on Sunday.
    One of the busiest days in motorsports has arrived with Formula One's Monaco Grand Prix, the Indianapolis 500 and NASCAR's Coca-Cola 600.More >>
    One of the busiest days in motorsports has arrived with Formula One's Monaco Grand Prix, the Indianapolis 500 and NASCAR's Coca-Cola 600.More >>

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