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Exclusive: sisters of Brimfield crash victim remember brother as ‘happy kid he was’

BRIMFIELD, Mass. (WGGB/WSHM) - Western Mass News is bringing you an update following the tragic accident that took the lives of three teenagers on Sunday. Community members have already gathered for multiple vigils, and have many planned throughout this week. Friends of one victim set up a memorial on his desk at Tantasqua Regional High School, where he attended class.

3 teenagers killed, another injured in central Massachusetts crash

Three teenagers are dead and another is seriously injured following a crash that happened in central Massachusetts, according to state police. State police officials said the crash happened at about 12:50 a.m. Sunday in the area of 40 East Brimfield-Holland Road in Brimfield. Troopers who responded to the scene found...

Man found guilty after 2017 kidnapping, attack in Lowell

NEWPORT — Following a jury trial last week, a man was found guilty of kidnapping and assaulting a confidential informant working with the Vermont Drug Task Force in Lowell. David Vaz, 32, of Springfield, Mass., was found guilty of attempted aggravated assault, kidnapping, and unlawful restraint charges. According to...

Names of Massachusetts teens killed in weekend crash released

Three Massachusetts teens have been killed and another seriously injured after an early morning crash on Sunday. According to Dave Procopio of Massachusetts State Police, just before 1:00 a.m., Massachusetts State Police patrols from the Sturbridge Barracks responded to a single-vehicle crash in Brimfield. At approximately 12:50 a.m., MSP patrols...

Police identify victims in Brimfield crash that killed 3 teenagers

BRIMFIELD – Massachusetts State Police have identified two of the three teenagers killed during a crash in Brimfield early Sunday morning.Vincent Ardizzoni, 19, of Holland and Shane Douglas, 18, of West Brookfield were the two victims identified. A 17-year-old Oxford boy was also killed in the crash.A 17-year-old boy from Brookfield was hurt in the crash.The identities of the two 17-year-olds will not be released because they are considered juveniles. The crash happened around 1 a.m. on Sunday in the area of East Brimfield and Holland Roads. A 2006 Nissan Sentra being driven by Adrizzoni came to a stop about 40 feet into the tree line.Brett Kustigian, superintendent of the Quaboag Regional School District in Warren, said grief counselors are in place at the high school on Monday following the crash. "Thoughts and prayers with all the families. Quaboag strong," Kustigian posted.Tantasqua Regional School District superintendent Deborah Boyd said two of the victims were students in the district, adding counselors would also be available at the beginning of the week."Our hearts go out to their families as well as our students and staff," Boyd said. 

Consent decree prioritizing diverse hiring in Springfield, Worcester and Holyoke police and fire departments to be ruled upon in court Wednesday

A nearly half-a-century-old consent decree that prioritizes the hiring of Black and Hispanic candidates in Massachusetts police and fire departments is set to be ruled upon in federal court on Wednesday afternoon. The consent decree was originally installed during the 1970s after several lawsuits alleged that Boston police and fire...

Enfield police seize 6,000 bags of heroin during traffic stop

ENFIELD, Conn. (WTNH) – The Enfield Police Department shared that a large number of narcotics were seized during a traffic stop on Sunday night. Enfield police arrested Romancito Santiago Roman, 42, of Rochester, New York, on the following charges: possession with the intent to sell and distribute narcotics, improper use of license plate, failure to […]

Chicopee man partially confined to a wheelchair, charged in fatal shooting

Mass. legislators succeed in fight to keep Leeds VA Medical Center open. The veterans hospital set to close in Leeds will now remain open, a great victory for local veterans and legislators. First big steps taken to address Roderick Ireland Courthouse health concerns. Updated: 6 hours ago. The Roderick Ireland...
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Police Identify 3 Teens Killed in Massachusetts Crash

Police have identified the three teenagers who were killed in a single-car crash Sunday in Brimfield, Massachsuetts. The victims have been identified as Shane M. Douglas, 18, of West Brookfield; Vincent J. Ardizzoni, 17, of Holland; and Dominick P. Gardner, 17, of Oxford, state police said Monday. A 17-year-old boy...

SRX Returns To Stafford, Where It All Started

For the first time in the Superstar Racing Experience, the series will make a return to a track they competed at during the inaugural season — Stafford Motor Speedway. The Stafford Springs, Conn., track played host to the first SRX race last year, where six-time NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion and local favorite Doug Coby topped the field.