FILE - In this May 17, 2011 file photo, a Staples sign is displayed on the front of a Staple store, in Portland, Ore. Staples says it will shutter 225 North American stores, about 10 percent of Staples Inc.'s worldwide total of 2,200, by the end of 2015, and the office-supply retailer has started a plan to save about $500 million annually. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Staples to close 225 stores

A Massachusetts-based business is closing hundreds of its stores. By the end of next year they said they will close 225 stores, which is 10 …

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The states highest court ruled that taking pictures up a woman's skirt is not a violation the law

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13th Annual Radiothon underway

The 13th annual 94.7 WMAS Children's Miracle Network Radiothon to help kids at Baystate Children's Hospital started Thursday morning.

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Impact of higher wage on local economy

It's controversial: the president's plan to raise the federal minimum wage to more than $10 an hour. But people 22News talked to hope a high…

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Gunmakers see a 30% increase in sales

Smith and Wesson and Sturm Ruger are raking in the money. A year after the shooting in Newtown, Connecticut claimed the lives of 20 school c…

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UMass beats Duquesne 78-74

Trey Davis came off the bench to score 20 points, including seven points in the final two minutes, as the University of Massachusetts prevai…

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Big pothole problems in West Springfield

It's pretty difficult these days to drive anywhere in WMass without thumping your tires on a pothole, and while a lot of attention's been fo…

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Hillary Clinton compares Putin to Hitler

Russian President Vladimir Putin is a tough but thin-skinned leader who is squandering his country's potential, former U.S. Secretary of Sta…