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Police say a body has been found in the Connecticut River, under a bridge connecting Holyoke to South Hadley.

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Law enforcement officials have received a national award for helping bust a big car insurance fraud operation in western Massachusetts.

Two Massachusetts State Police officers and a prosecutor in the Northwestern District Attorney’s office have been named “Insurance Investigator of the Year” by the International Association of Auto Theft Investigators. 

First Assistant DA Steven Gagne said a two year investigation resulted in 48 people being charged last year with over 300 counts of insurance fraud, perjury and conspiracy.

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Authorities in Bellows Falls have outlined a plan to build a $23 million detention center.

Connecticut's two federally recognized tribes are asking the communities interested in hosting a new casino near the Massachusetts border to move ahead with their local approval processes.

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Burton is bringing back images of Playboy bunnies on its snowboards, seven years after similar depictions sparked a protest outside its headquarters in Burlington, Vermont.

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Gov. Charlie Baker is kicking off the Christmas tree buying season by declaring the day after Thanksgiving "Green Friday" in Massachusetts.

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Mayor-elect Linda Tyer is beginning her transition into Pittsfield’s top office by reaching out to department heads. The city clerk beat two-term Mayor Dan Bianchi at the polls earlier this month.

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New Hampshire health officials have approved a lung cancer patient's application for an identification card that will allow her to buy medical marijuana in Maine.

It’s being called the last, best chance for the world to take meaningful action on climate change. COP-21 is the United Nations’ multinational, multidisciplinary conference set for Paris. A number of individuals from various sectors from our region are attending the huge international meeting.  WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley spoke with some of the local individuals preparing for the climate conference.

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While most Americans will be spending Thursday at the dinner table explaining what they are thankful for, countless others will surely be thanked for what they are doing for others. But there are a number of people in our region working to provide a holiday meal for the less fortunate.