Two men arrested following large drug bust in Holyoke

HOLYOKE, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- Two men were arrested in Holyoke for the distribution of a large amount of narcotics. On Tuesday morning, the Massachusetts State Police, the Department of Homeland Security, FBI, Western MA Gang Task Force, and the Holyoke Police Department joined the DEA Springfield to execute a search warrant at a residence on Tokenenke Road.
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Seen Him? Police Issue Alert For Missing Western Mass Man

An alert has been issued by police investigators in Western Massachusetts for a man who has been missing for weeks. The Agawam Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating Todd Polacco, who has been missing since April and hasn’t been seen or heard from since the end of April or the beginning of May this year.
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A woman who helped convict a notorious Hartford killer as a teen in 1953 will finally get the $3,000 reward that was denied to her

When a young girl came forward about her own sexual assault after the murder of an 11-year-old who was raped and strangled days later, she helped Hartford police catch a serial predator and murderer in the early 1950s. The girl was denied a $3,000 reward for help solving the case, but that will change after Connecticut lawmakers recently passed a bill honoring her bravery and offering the ...

Massachusetts State Police search warrant leads to arrests, seizure of large cache of narcotics

“During the past several months the Massachusetts State Police Commonwealth Interstate Narcotics Reduction Enforcement Team (CINRET West), the Department of Homeland Security Investigations, FBI / MSP Western MA Gang Task Force, and the Holyoke Police Department have been investigating the suspected distribution of Heroin from a residence in Holyoke. Based...
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Windsor man held on kidnapping charge

WINDSOR — A local man is being held in lieu of $150,000 bond while facing charges that he kidnapped a woman at knifepoint in Hartford in December and brought her and two children to his mother’s house in town. The woman told police that she fled the house after the...
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First cases of Powassan infection reported: DPH

HARTFORD, Conn. — The Connecticut Department of Public Health said Tuesday that two Connecticut residents have tested positive for Powassan virus infection. DPH said these are the first cases of POWV associated illness identified in Connecticut in 2021. During 2016 to 2020, 10 cases of POWV associated illness were reported in Connecticut, including 2 in 2020. Two of the infections were fatal.
Hartford, CTMiddletown Press

Senate passes marijuana bill, but Lamont vows a veto

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Senate on Tuesday passed legislation for the second time in about a week that legalizes the recreational use of cannabis for adults. But Gov. Ned Lamont is threatening to veto the retooled bill, arguing it opens the industry up to tens of thousands of people previously illegible to get priority for licenses.
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Hartford police seek public's help to identify murder suspect

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) - Police in Hartford are hoping the public can help identify a murder suspect. Monday, they released surveillance photos of a man as he walked near the scene. The homicide happened in the area of 1994 Main St. on Jan. 29, 2021 around 9:10 p.m. The victim...
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The Big E is coming back at full capacity in September

The 105th Eastern States Exposition, commonly known as the Big E, will return in September with a full-capacity fair. On Tuesday, the West Springfield fair announced that this year's fair would take place after taking 2020 off due to the pandemic. After previously announcing Machine Gun Kelly and Brad Paisley...