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Car engulfs in flames at Springfield gas station
Springfield Fire responded to a car fire at the Cumberland Farms on Parker Street Thursday evening.
Repeat Offender Jahiem Sutherland Arrested for Third Time with Fully-Automatic Ghost Machine Gun
Jahiem Sutherland, a 19-year-old from Springfield, has been arrested for illegal possession of a machine gun. Detectives located him in a car on the 700 block of State Street and later seized a loaded large-capacity Ghost Gun from him that had a sear selector or Glock switch, turning the firearm into a fully-automatic machine gun.
'Unconscionable Act': Video Of Kids Beating Classmate In Sturbridge Woods Posted Online
Sturbridge police released details on the April 19 attack on Thursday, June 8, after a news report linked to the footage of the beating. According to investigators, the two 13-year-olds agreed to meet in the woods near Old Sturbridge Village and fight to settle an argument. However, during the fight, one of the boy's 17-year-old brother jumped into the scuffle. After they had finished beating the boy, they threatened to attack him with a machete next time.
Springfield officials concerned over recent violence on Union Street
SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) - Police in Springfield continue to investigate a double murder and they also found themselves the targets of gunfire. Now, we’re learning more about concerns in the Union Street area where this happened. “It really hurts me to the core that this is happening in our...
Springfield Murder Investigation Continues
The Springfield Police Department is continuing to investigate a homicide. Two bodies were discovered at an apartment on Union Street overnight Wednesday. The S-P-D says there were gunshots fired at officers who were on the scene, and that incident is also under review. Springfield Police have not talked about a...
Update on wildfires across Canada that are bringing smoke into Massachusetts
Canada's wildfire season is just getting underway, with hundreds of fires burning out of control across remote areas of the country as we speak.
Blair requests recount of Select Board vote, Squindo ‘trusts’ count
WILBRAHAM — A recount of the Select Board vote that took place during the May 20 annual town election was requested by Carmela Blair, who lost to Michael Squindo by just 29 votes. Town Clerk Carole Tardif said recounts were rare, but Blair had submitted a request for a...
How much are last-minute Bruno Mars tickets for Springfield, MA concerts?
Bruno Mars is doing New England in style this weekend. On June 10-11, the “Uptown Funk” crooner will bring the “24K Magic” at back-to-back shows at Springfield, MA’s MassMutual Center. And if you haven’t picked up last-minute tickets to see the 15-time Grammy winner live yet, that’s not a problem. At the time of publication, inventory is available for both shows. According to our findings, some seats were going for as low as $110 before fees on Vivid Seats. For fans that are hoping to get closer to Mars, we found floor seats for just $165 before fees for the Sunday show. Want to hear “Locked...
Belchertown Police Lt. Michael Beaupre sentenced after illegally videotaping women
Belchertown Police Lt. Michael Beaupre, a former officer charged with illegally recording multiple women without their consent, pleaded guilty and was sentenced to two years of probation on Tuesday in Eastern Hampshire District Court, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph Early. Beaupre, 38, pleaded guilty to eight counts of...
Mass. state trooper almost hit by passing Mustang near I-91 car fire in Springfield
A Massachusetts State Police officer jumped over a guardrail to avoid being hit by a passing driver as he and other first responders worked at a car fire on Interstate 91 in Springfield early Thursday morning. At around 2:02 a.m., state police and Springfield firefighters responded to reports of a...
Latino Scholarship Fund banquet in Holyoke honors students making a difference
HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB/WSHM) -The Latino Scholarship Fund of Western Massachusetts hosted an in-person celebration to honor this year’s 12 scholarship recipients. The event honored those who have devoted their efforts to empowering the Latino community. Organizers of Thursday night’s event told Western Mass News, celebrations like these encourage the...
This Is the City in Massachusetts With the Most People on Food Stamps
The Biden Administration and House Republicans recently reached a bi-partisan deal to raise the debt ceiling. To reach the compromise, and keep the United States from a catastrophic debt default, the White House agreed to a series of spending cuts to social safety net programs, including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or food stamps. (Here is a look at the American presidents who added the most to the national debt.) SNAP is a federal program designed to help needy families and households afford food. The...
Wildfire smoke: The difference from Springfield to Boston (photos)
Massachusetts might be one of the smallest states but skylines across the commonwealth looked very different Thursday. Due to wildfires in Quebec, smoke spread over New England for days this past week, impacting people’s health and the view outside. Pictures showed an orange hue and a red sun due to the smoke. However, it has continued to change in different parts of the states.
PVTA bus crashes into pole near Bay Street apartments in Springfield
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB/WSHM) - A Pioneer Valley Transit Authority bus was involved in an accident on Wednesday evening. When Western Mass News crews arrived on scene, we saw it happened near the Bay Street apartments in Springfield. According to Springfield Fire Capt. Drew Piemonte, the bus bumped a pole and...
Man sentenced, after drug trafficking operation in Springfield and Enfield, CT ties to Mexican drug cartel
Four people were arrested after narcotics and firearms were found inside of a car during a traffic stop on Damon Road in Northampton. ‘Restless Leg’ tour starring Tina Fey and Amy Poehler kicks off at MassMutual Center. Updated: 18 hours ago. ‘Restless Leg’ tour starring Tina Fey and Amy...
Using your AC in the midst of poor air quality
Poor air quality is still persisting throughout the region for the third straight day.
Four arrested by State Police for narcotics and firearm in Northampton
State Police in Northampton conducted a motor vehicle stop on June 6 around 8:30 p.m. after a Honda CRV was observed continuing straight through a left turn only intersection on Damon Road.
Westfield police looking to identify suspect attempting to break into home
The Westfield police are asking for the public's help in identifying a woman allegedly involved with attempting to break into a home.
Smoke from Canadian wildfires having impact on local businesses
(WGGB/WSHM) - Lingering air quality concerns in western Massachusetts continue to affect local businesses, some more than others. “He texted me at 8 a.m. and goes ‘Gee whiz, Carol. The smoke and the haze! Do we really want to fly today?’” said Carol Whelan of Suffield, CT.
New café coming to downtown Springfield
Plans are in the works for a new business that will house a luxury and tasting café in downtown Springfield.
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