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Man accused of crashing into Amherst bus shelter to be arraigned

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The man authorities say crashed a pickup truck into an Amherst bus shelter last year, killing a Northampton man, is expected to be arraigned on multiple charges this morning.

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Rain cancels some Memorial Day events around western Mass.

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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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Memorial Day ceremonies held across western Mass.

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As we honor our fallen men and women today who sacrificed their lives for this country, Western Mass News is covering a number of Memorial Day ceremonies and parades today.

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Dan's First Warning Forecast

Mostly cloudy but mainly dry today with a bit of sunshine

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After a damp and cool Memorial Day we'll see some improvement today but clouds will still dominate. Skies will be mostly cloudy with today. There will be a few splashes of sunshine here and there with temperatures in the 60's. There could be an evening shower or thunderstorm, mainly across Berkshire County. Most of us will be staying dry. 

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Drying out and warming up for Tuesday

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It has been seasonably cool today, with temperatures rising to only the mid-to-low 50s. That's 15-20 degrees below the average for this time of you. Along with the cooler temperatures and cloudy skies, light showers have rained on western Mass throughout the day. Most areas picked up between a tenth and quarter of an inch. 

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Residents react to Agawam Memorial Day Parade cancellation

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Today cities and towns held parades to honor our fallen soldiers. But due to the weather, some parades had to be canceled, including the parade in Agawam, for the second time in two years. 

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Eternal flame lit at Forest Park for JFK's 100th birthday

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On this day 100 years ago, John F. Kennedy was born right here in Massachusetts. Today, those across the country honored JFK and his legacy on what would be his 100th birthday. Even through the rain, the eternal light honoring JFK burned bright in Forest Park.

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Tiger Woods blames medications for his arrest on DUI charge

Tiger Woods attributed an "unexpected reaction" to prescription medicine for his arrest on a DUI charge that landed him in a Florida jail Monday for nearly four hours.

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2 pedestrians injured during hit-and-run accident in Westfield

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Police are investigating after two people were struck by a vehicle that fled northbound Elm Street.

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Drivers dealing with holiday traffic, how to stay ahead of the rush

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Millions of Americans hit the road today for Memorial Day. AAA says Memorial Day travel is at the highest level since 2005.

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Ludlow police: Pickup truck fled after hitting child on East St.

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Ludlow police are on scene after a pedestrian was hit by a vehicle on East Street. 

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Springfield man arrested and charged after shots fired on Florida St.

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Springfield Police have arrested a 19-year-old who allegedly was one of two people who fled the scene after shots were fired ...

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Rollover crash in Chicopee on Granby Rd.

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"Fire Department personnel needed to use the Jaws of Life..."

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2 men face fireworks, gun charges after neighbors complain of loud music

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A CT man and a man from Holyoke are under arrest on numerous charges after Springfield Police received a call about "extremely loud music" ...

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Memorial Day: What's closed today and what's still open

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On this Memorial Day, here's a look at what's closed today for the holiday, as well as establishments that are still open.  

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Thieves caught on camera during car break at the Rumbleseat in Chicopee

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Take a look!  This is surveillance video of a car break at the Rumbleseat in Chicopee. Can you identify these two suspects?  A...

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Springfield police investigate report of shots fired

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The Springfield Police Department is currently investigating a report of shots fired on Florida Street. Police responded to Florida Street around 8:40 Sunday night for a shot-spotter activation. 

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Friends and family gather in support of missing Jo Ringer

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Investigators are still searching for missing Clarksburg woman, Joanne Ringer.  

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Sheriff's deputy, 7 others killed in Mississippi shooting

A sheriff's deputy and seven other people were shot dead overnight in southern Mississippi, authorities said Sunday. More>>

Memorial Day service held in Belchertown

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The brave men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country were honored in Belchertown on Sunday.

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Accident sends motorcyclist to the hospital in Ware

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Authorities in Ware are on scene investigating an accident that sent a motorcyclist to the hospital on West Street Saturday night.

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2 Drivers transported following head-on collision on Rt. 202 in Shutesbury

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Two drivers involved in a head-on collision on Rt. 202 in Shutesbury have been transported to the hospital.

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