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Lightning Cause Of Worthington Fire

Lightning is being blamed for a destructive house fire in Worthington.

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Anti-Pipeline Marchers Approach Boston

Anti-pipeline marchers are expected to show up at the State House in Boston tomorrow.

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Tree Workers Get Stuck In Truck

Members of a tree removal company are safe after being trapped inside their truck in Deerfield.

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Volleyball Designated State Sport

The state legislature has designated volleyball the official recreational and team sport of Massachusetts.

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Crews Restore Electricity After Storms

Crews have been working through the night to restore power to customers in Berkshire, Franklin and Hampden counties.

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Holyoke Nightclub Wants Its Liquor License Back

The owners of a Holyoke nightclub will try to get their liquor license back at an emergency meeting scheduled for today.

Photo courtesy of Daily Hampshire Gazette

Habitat Home Completed in Northampton

A Habitat for Humanity home has been completed for a Northampton family on Garfield Ave.

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Funnel Cloud In Springfield Sunday

The National Weather Service has confirmed the sighting of a funnel cloud in Springfield Sunday afternoon

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Pro-Gaza, Pro-Israel Protests In Northampton

A silent protest march in Northampton Friday expressed solidarity with Gaza and condemned the Israeli military campaign

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Rep. Neal Against Housing Kids at Westover

Congressman Richie Neal is against using Westover Air Reserve Base temporary housing for a thousand child refugees

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Hadley Farm Stand Thieves Busted

Hadley police have arrested two men for stealing a cash box from a farm stand

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Belchertown State School property to be assisted living complex

Close to $4 million dollars in state money is being made available to clean up the former Belchertown State School property.

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Road closing during construction project

Damon Road will be closed to through traffic for much of the weekend because of a railroad crossing construction project.

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Synagogue receives anonymous donation

A local synagogue is $10-thousand dollars richer today.

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Fire chief steps down after dispute

A dispute with the Board of Selectmen has triggered the resignation of Rowe's long-time fire chief.

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Route 202 closing due to accident

Police say a man experiencing a medical condition may have triggered the crash which forced the closure of Route 202.

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State lottery exceeds fiscal expectations

It was apparently a good year for the State Lottery.

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Shark Finning banned in Massachusetts

The practice of "shark finning" is now illegal in Massachusetts.

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Man pleads not-guilty to relationship with underage girl

A former JV volleyball coach at a Western Mass high school has pleaded not guilty to having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl.

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Detox center to open

A new in-patient detox center is in the works for Franklin County.

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Arcade Fire confused by fans’ love for free downloads

Win Butler and Reed Parry of Arcade Fire perform at the 2014 Big Day Out Festival.

Arcade Fire are baffled by the avalanche of online file-sharing because fans will regularly buy expensive coffee but expect to get records for free.

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Mini Dominoes break World Record

Mini Dominoes

The challenge gets bigger as the Dominoes get smaller!

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: How to cool a drink in two minutes

Cold Drinks

Never drink a lukewarm beverage again! Check out this helpful summer trick.

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The Beatles wanted to film ‘Lord of the Rings’

FILE- This is a 1967 handout image from Parlophone of The British group, The Beatles,. From left, are: Ringo Starr, John Lennon, Paul McCartney; and George Harrison. The woman who as a child was the basis for the Beatles song "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" is gravely ill. It was thought by many at the time that the psychedelic song from Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart Club Band was a paean to LSD because of the initials in the title, but it was actually based on a drawing that John Lennon's young son Julian brought home from school. He told his father the drawing was of Lucy in the sky with diamonds. Lucy Vodden, now living in Surrey just outside of London _ drifted apart after schoolyard days, but they have gotten back in touch as Lennon has tried to help Vodden cope with Lupus, a life-threatening disease.

Peter Jackson reveals John Lennon could have played Gollum in a Stanley Kubrick directed LOTR adaptation.

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Baby elephant meets a cat

Elephant Meets Cat

Maybe this elephant is more of a dog lover?