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U.S. Marshals Nab 'Fugitive Of The Week' From New Hampshire In Worcester

A 21-year-old New Hampshire man wanted in connection with a violent armed robbery that sent a man to the hospital earlier this year was captured recently in Worcester. Melvin James Campbell IV was arrested on Aug. 3 after the U.S. Marshal Service listed him as the agency's Fugitive of the Week late last month. Agents said he was considered armed and dangerous. It's unclear how long he was in Massachusetts.

Dighton man charged with punching clerk when credit card declined at Auburn gas station

AUBURN - A man allegedly beat a teenager working at a gas station and her mother when his credit card was declined.Police say 30-year-old Kyle Fitta, of North Dighton, punched the 19-year-old clerk in the face when his credit card wouldn't go through at a gas station in Auburn. When her mother, who is the store manager, tried to intervene, police said he attacked her as well.Both women were punched, kicked and thrown against the store displays and floor. A customer who saw the attack went into the store and screamed at Fitta to stop. Fitta allegedly then took the mother's keys and cell phone before leaving. He then drove his car to the Mass Pike where, police say, he caused a crash, assaulted another driver and resisted arrest by State Police. Fitta is now facing several charges.The clerk had a broken nose, a black eye and a cut above her eye that required stitches. Her mother had a black eye, cuts and bruises and a back injury. They are expected to be OK.

Northampton bicyclists voice safety concerns following Damon Road accident

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WGGB/WSHM) - A bicyclist hit by a car Wednesday morning on Damon Road in Northampton. People are now speaking out, asking for increased safety measures on a dangerous stretch of roadway. We spoke with bike riders and local business owners, including one who captured the accident on his...

Agawam Police respond to call for service on Cooper Street

AGAWAM, Mass. (WGGB/WSHM) - Agawam Police responded to a call for service on Cooper Street Wednesday morning. According to Lt. Anthony Grasso, officers arrived on scene and discovered that further investigation will be required. Police have not disclosed the reason for the call, however, they said that the probe does...

Why did this highway sign fall down in Worcester?

WORCESTER - MassDOT is still trying to figure out why a highway sign fell down onto I-190 in Worcester Tuesday morning.It happened at about 7 a.m. on the southbound side of the interstate, just before Exit 1. Luckily, no one was hurt and no cars were damaged.The sign structure is about 24 years old and went up in 1999 as part of a sign replacement project."MassDOT is performing a root cause analysis and will be reviewing prior structural inspection reports as part of this process," MassDOT said. "If it is determined that the sign fell due to a structural failure all signs constructed during the same period in the corridor will be reviewed."The agency also said most sign structures on state highways are less than 25 years old, and the one that fell was due to be replaced in a project that's scheduled to go up for bid later this year. About 50 overhead sign structures on I-190 will be replaced as part of the project. 

Springfield motorcycle shop owner speaks out on Zhukovskyy verdict

SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) - Reaction continues to pour in after a jury found West Springfield truck driver Volodymyr Zhukovskyy not guilty on Tuesday. He was accused of crashing into and killing seven motorcyclists in June 2019. “What were these people thinking?” asked Dennis Bolduc, owner of Indian Motorcycle of Springfield....

Holyoke mayor speaks out over trash issues in the city

HOLYOKE, MA (WGGB/WSHM) - Holyoke Mayor Joshua Garcia is speaking out and is asking property owners in the city to clean up their trash. He said there are too many dumpsters in the city with overflowing garbage and it is littering the streets of the city. “It’s not right. If...

Frank Martin, UMass Basketball Make Splash: Land Four-Star Recruit

The Frank Martin era at UMass is off to a hot start. Martin and the Minutemen landed their first four-star recruit in three years on Wednesday, with Class of 2022 recruit Tafara Gapare announcing his intention to play in Amherst this fall. “I chose UMass because during the recruitment process,...

Cyclist hit by motor vehicle in Northampton

A cyclist on Damon Road was struck by a motor vehicle on Wednesday morning, according to the Northampton Police Department. A police spokesperson could not provide more details of the incident, including the condition of the cyclist. The cyclist was reportedly injured after crossing Damon Road on the rail trail, according to a social media post by Western Mass News.

Town by Town: free health fairs, animal supply drive, Hooplandia details

(WGGB/WSHM) - Town by Town is taking you to Springfield, Holyoke, and West Springfield. In Springfield, Baystate Medical Center held a free health fair in honor of National Health Center Week. This year’s theme is “Community Health Centers: The Chemistry for Strong Communities.”. On Wednesday, the first of...