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18 min ago | MassLive.com

'Dakin Day' celebration includes lower feline adoption fees

Feeding time for a kitten named Timothy at the Nicholas J. Piepul kitten nursery at the Dakin Humane Society in Springfield.

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Related Topix: Springfield, MA, Life, Holidays, Lughnasadh, Leverett, MA, Franklin County, MA

4 hrs ago | MassLive.com

Thunderstorms knock out power for 6,000 customers across Western Massachusetts

Thunderstorms that swept across Western Massachusetts Monday afternoon have left more than 6,000 electric customers without power, primarily in Berkshire, Franklin and Hampden counties, according to area utilities.

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Related Topix: Massachusetts, Berkshire County, MA, Brimfield, MA, Holland, MA, Wales, MA

Mon Jul 28, 2014

MassLive.com

Refreshing air makes a return

Strong wind gusts, hail, heavy downpours, and vivid lightning moved through many communities early Monday evening.

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Related Topix: Hailstorm, Natural Disasters, Weather, Brimfield, MA

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Bartlett teacher faces 3 new statutory rape charges

A music teacher at Bartlett Junior-Senior High School appeared Monday in Dudley District Court to face three additional counts of statutory rape involving the same 14-year-old girl as in three earlier counts, authorities said.

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Related Topix: Palmer, MA, Webster, MA

Boston.com

Here We Go Again: Tornado Warning Issued for parts of Worcester, Hampden Counties

The Massachusetts Emergency management Agency has issued a tornado warning for parts of Worcester and Hampden counties, effective until 5:15 p.m..

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Related Topix: Weather, Worcester County, MA, Brimfield, MA

MassLive.com

Inside the Walls: A look at the Western Massachusetts Regional...

To a visitor, the constant cackle of voices over the two-way radio is an annoyance and a distraction.

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Related Topix: Chicopee, MA, Ludlow, MA, Hampden, MA

Thu Jul 24, 2014

WWLP

Extradition hearing scheduled in 19 year old cold case

The Hampden County District Attorney's office is waiting for a man accused of murdering his wife and daughter 19 years ago to be extradited to Massachusetts.

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Related Topix: Otis, MA, Becket, MA

MassLive.com

Holyoke Police and Fire departments' drug-related investigations still ongoing: chiefs

HOLYOKE -- The police and fire chiefs said their departments' internal drug-related investigations that have included a resignation from each department are still ongoing and they don't know when they will be done.

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Related Topix: Fire, Criminal Defense Law, Law

MassLive.com

Severe thunderstorm warning called for Hampden, Hampshire counties

The National Weather Service issued a severe-thunderstorm warning for parts of Hampden and Hampshire counties in advance of a strong storm that is moving into the area.

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Related Topix: Weather, Hampden, MA, Hampshire County, MA, Hadley, MA

Wed Jul 23, 2014

WWLP

I-Team: The Cost of Crime

When you hear the sirens go by, you may not think you're directly involved, but a 22News I-Team investigation found crime, no matter where it happens, costs all taxpayers a lot of money and it starts to add up the second it happens.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Ludlow, MA

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Two Worcester lawyers in line for judgeships

Two Central Massachusetts lawyers have been nominated by Gov. Deval L. Patrick for judgeships on the Probate and Family Court.

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Related Topix: Worcester, MA, Lancaster, MA, Worcester County, MA, Clinton, MA, Assumption College

WWLP

Husband arrested for 1995 Tolland murder

The husband of a woman whose body was found back in 1995 at the entrance to the Tolland State Forest has been arrested by police in Ohio.

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MassLive.com

Hampden District Attorney announces arrest in 1995 murder of woman found in Tolland State Forest

Hampden County District Attorney James C. Orenstein on Wednesday announced the arrest of an Ohio man in connection with the 1995 killing of a woman whose body was found in Tolland State Forest.

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Related Topix: Hampden, MA

CBS 3 Springfield

Man charged with 1995 murder of woman

On Oct. 6, 1995, a hiker discovered a woman's body near the entrance to the park.

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Related Topix: Holyoke, MA, Springfield, MA

Tue Jul 22, 2014

MassLive.com

Hampden County 4-H Fair not just for 4-H members

Event: Hampden County 4-H Fair When: Saturday, July 26, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Where: Eastern States Exposition, Mallary Complex and Outdoor Horse Arena, Memorial Ave., West Springfield Cost: Free admission and parking For more info: Visit mass4h.org or call 592-1792 Message to parents: Did you know that studies have shown that 4-H members are likely to ... (more)

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Entertainment

Mon Jul 21, 2014

WWLP

Mosquito borne illnesses threaten western Mass.

Some people infected with EEE do not show any symptoms, but if the virus infects your central nervous system, that could be deadly.

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Related Topix: Plymouth County, MA, Worcester County, MA, West Nile Virus, Health, Hampshire County, MA, Northampton, MA

MassLive.com

Candidate viewpoint: The Future Belongs to Western Massachusetts

My wife Alison and I recently celebrated our daughter Rose's first birthday. I'm looking forward to seeing her grow up in Western Mass, just like I did, because it's a great place to live and raise a family.

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Related Topix: Springfield, MA, Wilbraham, MA, Opinion

Sat Jul 19, 2014

MassLive.com

One more comfy day then humidity increases

High pressure is settling into the northeast. Dew points have dropped into the 50s and will stay there through Saturday.

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Related Topix: Weather

Fri Jul 18, 2014

MassLive.com

State police to conduct sobriety checkpoint in Hampden County

A sobriety checkpoint will be conducted at an undisclosed Hampden County location Thursday night into Friday morning, according to Col.

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Related Topix: Springfield, MA, Worcester County, MA

MassLive.com

Beaches may have rain Sunday

High pressure is settling into the northeast. Dew points have dropped into the 50s and will stay there through Saturday.

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Related Topix: Weather

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