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Assembly held at Forest Park Middle after missing boy is found

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An assembly will be held today at Forest Park Middle School to formally thank the two women who found 11-year-old Cameron Boulay, who went missing Tuesday. 

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Witness: Suspect gathered co-workers, then started shooting Video included

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A witness to the deadly shooting rampage inside a Maryland granite company says the suspect had grown increasingly hostile recently and had tried to pick fights with co-workers.

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Two vehicle crash causing delays along I-91 North in Longmeadow

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A two-vehicle crash is causing significant delays along Interstate 91 in Longmeadow.

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Easthampton man with Down syndrome gets dream trip to Disney

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An Easthampton man with Down syndrome is getting ready for a long awaited trip to Disney World.

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Sunshine and blue skies to end the week

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A cold front moves through later this morning, however it comes with little fanfare. The cold front does usher in some cooler (but still above-average) air for the day today and any clouds around this morning with be replaced by sunshine in the afternoon. Temperatures will rise into the mid to upper 60s this afternoon. There will be a bit of wind, possibly gusting up to 25 mph. With the low humidity, stronger winds, and recent dry trend, there is also an elevated fire risk for today....

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Mom says daughter's head was shaved without permission

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A Massachusetts woman alleges her young daughter's head was shaved without her permission and now, she's demanding answers as to why.

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Springfield Police: man dead following shooting on Boston Rd.

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One person is dead following a shooting Thursday night in Springfield.

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WMass organization supporting Springfield man facing deportation

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An undocumented immigrant from Springfield is now living in an Amherst church to avoid deportation.

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74-year-old man walks for miles to find a kidney donor for his wife

is walking for miles Wayne Winters is walking for miles a day on a mission to add time to his wife's life. (KSTU via CNN) is walking for miles Wayne Winters is walking for miles a day on a mission to add time to his wife's life. (KSTU via CNN)
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A 74-year-old man is walking for miles a day on a mission to add time to his wife's life. 

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Witness: Workplace shooter was increasingly angry, hostile Video included

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The man shot five co-workers early Wednesday in Maryland, then drove to Delaware and shot an acquaintance in the head at a used car lot, police say.

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Trump's health subsidy shutdown could lead to free insurance Video included

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It would have the unintended consequence of making basic health insurance available to more people for free and making upper-tier plans more affordable.

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Dog park in West Springfield to be moved to another site in Mittineague Park

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Following tonight’s hearing, a dog park will be coming to Mittenague Park in West Springfield, but it won't be at the original site. 

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The Orionids meteor shower peaking this weekend

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While not known as one of the best meteor showers of the year, the Orionids can still put on a show. The Orionids meteor shower peaks this weekend, primarily October 21st (Saturday) morning...

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Pavilion dedicated at GySgt. Thomas Sullivan Park in Springfield

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A new pavilion constructed in honor of a fallen Springfield hero.

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Family of boy found in Forest Park offers message to the community

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An 11-year-old missing Springfield boy is found safe and sound after spending a long, cold night in Forest Park. Today, Cameron Boulay is back in school and adjusting and his family spoke to Western Mass News with a message for the community.

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Families in need of help after Chicopee fire displaces 37 people

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Nearly 40 residents watched yesterday as their Chicopee apartment complex was ravaged by a quick-moving fire. Today, residents returned to their homes to see what could be salvaged. 

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Puerto Rico evacuees in need of housing options

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Locally, more evacuees from Puerto Rico are finding refuge in western Massachusetts. This comes as housing becomes an increasingly scarce commodity. Now, cities are asking that landlords remain flexible and open to those in need of shelter.

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Drought conditions return to Western Mass.

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You've probably noticed, but it hasn't rained much at all these last few weeks, which in turn has led to drought conditions.  However, it may not be time to worry...just yet. 

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EVERYDAY PEOPLE

East Longmeadow man goes above and beyond at The Gray House

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The Gray House is a private non-profit, serving those in the North End of Springfield, who are facing hardships. However, it's the volunteers there who really help The Gray House support our neighbors in need.  One 'everyday' man has been going above and beyond to give back.

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Springfield man facing deportation takes sanctuary in Amherst church

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A father facing deportation to Guatemala is taking sanctuary in an Amherst church.

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Internet slamming ‘sandwich master’ for ‘convenient’ peanut butter hack

People love convenience. People love peanut butter. People don’t love extra steps standing between themselves and their peanut butter, but we don’t think the Food Network got that memo. People love convenience. People love peanut butter. People don’t love extra steps standing between themselves and their peanut butter, but we don’t think the Food Network got that memo.
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People love convenience. People love peanut butter. People don’t love extra steps standing between themselves and their peanut butter, but we don’t think the Food Network got that memo.

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Meet Earl, a great dog looking for a good home

Meet Earl, this week's featured friend from the Thomas J. O'Connor Animal Control and Adoption Center.

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October marks Disability Employment Awareness Month

October is Disability Employment Awareness Month and there's a place in Easthampton that specializes in just that.  Diana Lozano and Tony Levalee joined Better Western Mass to tell us more.

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Buzz Around Town: Palazzo Cafe, Springfield

For this week's Buzz Around Town, we head to Palazzo Cafe in downtown Springfield.

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TRAFFIC ALERT

Westbound lanes of Mass. Pike closed in Brimfield following pursuit

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The westbound lanes of the Mass. Pike are closed following a pursuit.

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