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Several car break-ins reported throughout Monson
The Monson Police Department is investigating several car break-ins that took place Tuesday morning.
Springfield animal shelter in need of fosters
Dakin Humane Society is currently looking for volunteers to help with an ongoing need.
Springfield teacher charged with aggravated statutory rape of middle schooler
SPRINGFIELD — A teacher at STEM Middle Academy was charged with aggravated statutory rape and related crimes for the alleged repeated assaults of a student in a closet at the school. Robert Gayle Sr. was arraigned in Springfield District Court on Tuesday after being arrested on Friday, according to...
2023 Pride roundup in Western Massachusetts
The streets of downtown Springfield will be lit up with all colors of the rainbow on Saturday as the second annual Pride Parade returns to the city. All are welcome to take part in the celebration of LGBTQIA+ pride, which steps off from Springfield Technical Community College at noon. The parade will march to Stearns Square, where a citywide block party will begin at 12:30 p.m. and last until 9 p.m.
Springfield honors memory of Kamari Williams with scholarship awards
A special event was held Wednesday night in Springfield to honor the life and legacy of Kamari Williams, the late son of State Representative Bud Williams.
Vehicle rollover on Sturbridge Road in Brimfield
The Brimfield Fire and Police Department was called to Sturbridge Road for a vehicle rollover on Tuesday.
Teen Who Drowned In Pool ID'd As Agawam High Student
Ömercan Karaarslan was described by school officials as a wonderful young man, loved by his classmates and adored by his teachers. He is going to be sadly missed by our school," they told Western Mass News. Little is known about the circumstances surrounding Karaarslan's death. Police are investigating the...
Donovan’s owners say pub is on track for new site, as Eastfield Mall nears demolition
SPRINGFIELD — Donovan’s Irish Pub in the Eastfield Mall might have a new home, co-owner Frank Garaughty says, but it won’t be ready in time for a seamless transition when the mall closes July 15. And Garaughty said Tuesday that he and co-owner, wife Justine Garaughty, have...
Springfield city councilors allege favoritism in mayor’s outdoor dining grants
Two Springfield city councilors leveled criticism Wednesday at how the mayor’s office distributed federal recovery funds for an outdoor dining program. They said the process fast-tracked funds to restaurants and organizations politically favored by the mayor’s office. “I’m very suspicious on who they awarded, the amount they awarded,...
Getting Answers: Officials warn Hyundai owners of viral TikTok trend, stealing certain car models
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB/WSHM) - Attention all Hyundai owners, a TikTok trend is showing people how to steal your car using just a USB chord. Springfield Police said they are investigating several cases right now. Springfield Police report a majority of the cars stolen in Springfield this month have been Hyundai’s....
Truck fire shut down portion of Route 57 in Agawam
A truck fire shut down a portion of Route 57 in Agawam early Thursday morning.
Carlos Lopez-Torres’ body found in Connecticut River after jet ski, boat crash, police say
Editor’s note: This article has been updated to correct the last name of Carlos E. Lopez-Torres, as provided by the Massachusetts State Police. The body of a 51-year-old Springfield man who went missing after a boat crashed into a jet ski on the Connecticut River Sunday was found in the river near South Hadley just before 1 p.m. Tuesday, Massachusetts State Police said.
7 people displaced, firefighters safe after being trapped in 3-alarm fire in Springfield
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB/WSHM) - A three-alarm fire on Oak Street in Springfield nearly turned deadly when two firefighters were pinned underneath a ceiling that collapsed, pinning them to the ground. We’re getting answers from the experts on how they train for these situations before the heat is on. Fire...
Van monitor allegedly beat disabled boy while driver egged her on
SPRINGFIELD — A monitor for a private van pool company hired to transport disabled children violently beat an autistic boy with her hands and a ruler last week, while the driver cheered her on, according to prosecutors. Monitor Judy M. Cubin and driver William Kane were arrested Friday after...
Holyoke student receives new car from Gary Rome Hyundai
Smiles from ear to ear for Holyoke High School Senior Mahaya Tavin after winning a new car from Gary Rome Hyundai in Holyoke Wednesday.
SPD: Suspect connected to attempted murder in Vermont arrested
A suspect who is wanted in connection to an attempted murder in Vermont was arrested by the Springfield Police Department on Monday. Jonathan Nazario (20, Springfield) is a fugitive of justice according to the Springfield Police and was arrested alongside Hennessy Matos (22, Wilbraham).
Porch fire in Springfield’s Forest Park neighborhood
Springfield firefighters were able to put out a porch fire in the city's Forest Park neighborhood late Wednesday night.
Girls on the Run Western Mass Celebrates 5K
Springfield - Girls on the Run of WMA will host its 5K event on Saturday, June 3 at Western New England University, Wilbraham Road, and is expecting 3,500 to 4,000 people. Girls on the Run is a physical activity-based, positive youth development program that uses fun running games and dynamic discussions to teach life skills to girls in 3rd to 8th grade. During the ten-week program, girls participate in lessons that foster confidence, build peer connections and encourage community service while they prepare for an end-of-season celebratory 5K event.
Holyoke PrideFest to celebrate LGBTQ+ community
The City of Holyoke is celebrating LGBT Pride Month this June.
South Hadley woman receives donated car from nonprofit
A South Hadley woman was awarded a vehicle from a nonprofit organization that helps provide reliable transportation to those who are in need.
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