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UMass Heroin Victim Was Police Informant

A UMass student who overdosed on heroin last year was working as an informant for campus police

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Florence Man Dead in Williamsburg Crash

A Florence man is dead after a high-speed crash in Williamsburg

Photo courtesy of Daily Hampshire Gazette

Hiker Rescued From Skinner State Park

An injured hiker is recovering after being rescued at night from the mountainside at Skinner State Park

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Ct. River Cleaner Today

The Connecticut River and its tributaries are much tidier this morning after the weekend's annual source-to-sea cleanup

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Man Drives Car Through Whately Barn

A motorist managed to escape injury after driving his Subaru station wagon through a tobacco barn in Whately

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Yik Yak Keeps Police Busy

People are asking "what the heck is Yik Yak" after two incidents in Ludlow and Holyoke

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Northampton Handicapped Parking Fine Could Rise

Parking illegally in a handicapped spot in Northampton could soon become more expensive

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Drug Take-Back Day Saturday

The Northwestern District Attorney's office is hosting a prescription drug take-back day tomorrow.

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Baker and Coakley Statistically Tied

A new poll shows Charlie Baker and Martha Coakley statistically tied in the governor's race.

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Oppenheim Denied New Trial

Convicted Easthampton child rapist David Fried Oppenheim has been denied a new trial

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Man Indicted In Library Fire; Whole Foods Assaults

Eric Bertrand has been indicted for setting a fire at Forbes Library in Northampton and for assaulting shoppers at the Whole Foods in Hadley

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Northampton Liquor License Lottery Coming Up

The Northampton License Commission has interviewed seven downtown restaurant owners competing for a rare, available liquor license

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Greenfield Train Derailment Investigated

No injuries were reported in a train derailment in Greenfield early Wednesday morning

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Patriotic Crosswalk Idea Dropped

The idea of painting a patriotic crosswalk in downtown Northampton has been dropped

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Few Details On Rt. 32 Incident in Ware

The Northwestern DA isn't saying much about an incident on Route 32 in Ware

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PVPA Mourns Alongside Dance Teacher

PVPA is grieving along with African dance and drum teacher Bisko who has lost 3 family members to Ebola.

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Girl Injured in Northampton Bicycle-Van Crash

A 14-year-old Northampton girl is injured after colliding with a minivan on Prospect Ave

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Avoid Cottage Street in Easthampton

Drivers are asked to avoid Cottage Street in Easthampton Wednesday and Thursday because of water main work

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Springfield Governors Debate Set For 9/29

Martha Coakley and Charlie Baker have agreed to a debate in Springfield on September 29th

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Leeds Family Displaced in Fire

A Northampton family is homeless today after a fire burned their Leeds home early Saturday

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LISTEN: The top alternative songs, according to this week's Billboard chart.

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‘Friends and heroes’ join Foo Fighters for Letterman gigs

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The rockers wrap up their week-long residency tonight and oh what a week it has been!

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The Black Keys slam U2 over album stunt

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Drummer Patrick Carney says offering their new album for free "devalued their music."

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Why does Bono always wear glasses?

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The U2 frontman has finally come clean on why he never removes his sunglasses in public.

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Eddie Vedder dedicates song to Jack White’s late keyboardist

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During Pearl Jam's show on Thursday, Vedder dedicated their track "Light Years," a song about grief, to Isaiah Owens.