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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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Funeral home hit with another lawsuit

A third lawsuit has been filed in connection with the alleged mishandling of remains at a now-closed South Hadley Funeral home.

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Camera belonging to photojournalist stolen from car

Police are investigating the theft of a camera belonging to a former foreign war correspondent.

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House destroyed by fire in Northampton

A massive overnight fire has destroyed a large luxury home.

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Demolition on historic barn delayed

A historic barn will remain standing for at least a little while longer.

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Selectman pushes for saftey measures on bridge

The chairman of the Gill Board of Selectmen is calling for a push for greater safety measures along the French King Bridge.

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Town considering options for Lunt Field

Officials are developing a future re-use plan for the Lunt Field complex off Kenwood Street.

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Cancer Center receives more money

A new Cooley Dickinson Hospital Cancer Center is two hundred thousand dollars closer to becoming a reality.

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Items taken from Amherst properties

Police are investigating a break-in at the North Pleasant Street Carriage Shops property.

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Coyote warning in place in Hadley

The death of a Hadley dachshund has prompted officials to issue a warning regarding coyotes.

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Man held without bail after assault

A man has been ordered held without bail on attempted murder charges.

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UMass mourns death of coach

UMass Amherst is mourning the death of it's men's soccer coach.

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Listeria contamination causes fruit recall

A fruit recall is affecting produce sold at Stop & Shop and Big Y stores in Massachusetts.

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Amherst break-ins to be investigated

Police are investigating a pair of home invasions.

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PCB’s will not impede redevelopment

Northampton city officials say the discovery of PCB's at a former King Street Honda site is unlikely to hamper efforts to redevelop that property.

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Man told not to keep birds in home

An Amherst apartment dweller has been told to stop keeping wild pigeons inside his home.

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