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Sons of Mafia soldier arrested in Longmeadow for alleged hoarding of ‘ghost guns,’ fentanyl, cocaine
SPRINGFIELD — Two Longmeadow brothers — sons of a gangster serving 25 years for racketeering — were arrested during a raid Thursday, after law enforcement officials allegedly discovered their cache of unregistered “ghost guns” and a menu of illicit drugs. A team of federal and...
Crash on I-91 in Springfield causes traffic delays
Traffic was backed up on the northbound side of I-91 in downtown Springfield due to a motor vehicle crash.
Bloomfield School on High Alert as Search for Deadly Shooting Suspect Continues
In the wake of a deadly shooting near C Museum Academy in Bloomfield, the school is increasing safety measures. With the suspect still at large, police presence has been ramped up and additional support staff are on hand to ensure the safety of students.
Chicopee man missing after leaving his home, police say
A 58-year-old Chicopee, Massachusetts, man left his home over the weekend and has yet to return, according to authorities. Paul Hampton left his home on foot at about 6 p.m. Sunday in an unknown direction, said Chicopee police. Hampton was described as being 6 inches tall and weighing about 180...
West Springfield operation unveils hidden arsenal and narcotics network
On Thursday, November 30, the West Springfield Police Department's Narcotics Unit spearheaded a multi-agency operation on Kenmore Drive in Longmeadow, resulting in a significant firearm and drug seizure.
Chicopee man allegedly robbed and assaulted confidential informant
A Chicopee man is charged with allegedly robbing and assaulting a confidential informant with a firearm.
Unidentified Man's Body Found in Van Horn Park Pond, Springfield; Investigation Underway
Breaking news from Springfield as police confirm the discovery of an unidentified man's body in Van Horn Park Pond. The scene has seen activity from police, fire trucks, and ambulance crews. An unattended death investigation is currently underway. Stay tuned for more updates.
Police investigating near West Avenue in Ludlow
The Massachusetts State and Ludlow Police were in the area of West Avenue around 7:30 p.m. Monday.
Westfield’s brightly decorated homes sought to join Holiday Lights Tour map
WESTFIELD — A fun activity of Westfield on Weekends’ DecemberFest is the third annual Holiday Lights Tour. Families can take a self-guided drive-by tour of the city’s outdoor holiday displays, featured on an interactive map on the Westfield on Weekends Facebook page and at westfieldonweekends.com. Residents who...
31-Year-Old Man Gunned Down In Bloomfield, Suspect Armed, Dangerous, Police Say
The incident took place in Hartford County around 8:50 a.m., Monday, Dec. 4 in the area of 590 Bloomfield Ave., in Bloomfield. Timothy Ross, of Bloomfield, was found dead when officers responded to a report of a shooting, according to Capt. Stephen Hajdasz of the Bloomfield Police. Thus far the...
Childhood friend creates GoFundMe for East Longmeadow woman injured in hit-and-run
A close friend of an East Longmeadow woman critically injured in a hit-and-run crash last month is speaking out as police release new information on their investigation.
Open Your Homes and Hearts: The Dogs Of springfield, MA Need You!
Interested in adding a furry friend to your family? Even if you're just keen on viewing some of the cute critters available for adoption nearby, there are ample pets waiting for their forever homes in animal shelters throughout and around springfield.
Pets die in Vernon house fire
VERNON, CT (WFSB) - Three pets died in a house fire in Vernon on Monday morning. The Town of Vernon Fire Department said it responded to a fire on Riverside Drive. Firefighters reported that they found smoke pushing through the roof when they arrived. They also saw flames inside the home.
Springfield man agrees to serve 15 years in prison for 2020 shooting of trooper during gun battle (with video)
SPRINGFIELD — A man who shot a state trooper in the leg during a gunfight on New Year’s Eve in 2020 agreed to serve 15 years in prison Monday. Christopher Gardner, 33, a city resident, pleaded guilty to assault with intent to murder and other crimes for firing a gun that pierced a responding trooper’s cruiser and hit the trooper in the leg, prompting his retirement.
Mass. Pike exit to Route 5 in West Springfield detoured Tuesday
Drivers on the Mass. Pike looking to access Exit 45 to Route 5 in West Springfield will be detoured due to bridge construction on Tuesday.
2023 Alert: Navigating Danger in Massachusetts – Unveiling the 10 Most Dangerous Cities
It appears that while Massachusetts is leading the nation in arson occurrences, it is lagging behind in terms of violent assault and murder. Remarkably, there are just 13,000 people living in the city, which records the greatest number of attacks and homicides in the state. Springfield holds the dubious distinction...
State leaders look for new ways to improve living conditions in Western Massachusetts
State leaders are searching for new ways to improve living conditions in Springfield and around Western Massachusetts.
Westover Air Reserve Base to fly more missions after Air Force designation
Westover Air Reserve Base in Chicopee, Massachusetts, has been chosen as the lead reserve C-5 wing by the Air Force. Westover's crews will be flying additional missions in the coming months. More than a 140 Westover reservists will support five new flying missions of the giant C-5 cargo planes on...
State proposes bill requiring seatbelt installation on all school buses
The state has proposed a bill that would require seatbelts installed on all school buses.
Man facing several charges following armed home invasion in Palmer
PALMER, Mass. (WGGB/WSHM) - An investigation is underway in Palmer following an armed home invasion. According to the Palmer Police Department, officers responded to a residence on Central Street around 2 p.m. after receiving several 911 calls reporting a person armed with a knife trying to break Ito a residence and assault the people inside.