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Somers fire chief accepted into elite National Fire Academy program

SOMERS- Fire Chief John Roache has been accepted into the National Fire Academy's Executive Fire Officer Program, which provides fire officials from across the country with a broad perspective on various facets of fire and emergency services administration. The elite program is run by the National F

JOURNAL INQUIRER - 2017-09-18 15:29:00

Man charged for unsolved 1992 murder in Agawam

ROCKVILLE, Conn. - A man has been charged in connection to a the unsolved murder of a middle school teacher's aide 25 years ago. Gary E. Schara, 48, has been charged with murder, aggravated rape and kidnapping in the April 1992 death of Lisa Ziegert. Hampden District Attorney Anthony Gulluni announc

FOX25BOSTON.COM - 2017-09-19 09:42:37

Faith in DNA: Arrest of Gary Schara in 1992 killing of Lisa Ziegert shows evolution of science in criminal investigations

Long before it would ever be used to identify a suspect in her daughter's homicide, Dianne "Dee" Ziegert said she had faith in the evolving science of DNA. In 1995, just three years after Lisa Ziegert was found slain in Agawam, the Springfield Morning Union, a predecessor of The Republican, ran a br

MASSLIVE.COM - 2017-09-19 20:54:02

Car Wash Raises Money For Safe Grad Night

The Enfield High School Safe Grad Committee held a car wash at Raffia Road Service Center, on Sept. 9. Donations will defer costs for a graduation night celebration at Nomads in South Windsor, ensuring seniors celebrate in a safe and alcohol-free venue. Raffia allowed the student and parent volunt

HARTFORD COURANT - 2017-09-19 13:48:11

9 takeaways from Gary Schara's arraignment in 1992 Lisa Ziegert homicide case

WESTFIELD - Gary E. Schara, the West Springfield man accused in the 1992 slaying of Lisa Ziegert, denied charges of murder, aggravated rape and kidnapping Tuesday morning in Westfield District Court. A judge ordered Schara, 48, held without bail. His next hearing is Nov. 21. Hampden District Attorn

MASSLIVE.COM - 2017-09-19 16:44:57

Arrest in Liza Ziegert case speaks to dedication of law enforcement (Editorial)

At a time of negative publicity toward police and law enforcement in general, and in a climate where worst-case scenarios are treated as the norm, the arrest of a suspect in the murder of Lisa Ziegert stands as testament and tribute to the dogged diligence and dedication by law officers at all level

MASSLIVE.COM - 2017-09-19 14:27:44

3 caught after fleeing Springfield, crashing on I-91 in Hartford

Three suspects are in police custody after a motor vehicle pursuit which began in Springfield ended in the suspect vehicle colliding into police on Interstate 91 in Hartford, reports The Courant. The vehicle hit as many as five Connecticut and Massachusetts police cars in the southbound lane of I-91

MASSLIVE.COM - 2017-09-19 16:00:45

Who is murder suspect Gary Schara?

Gary Schara (left) is seen here with his court-appointed attorney during his arraignment in Westfield District Court on September 19, 2017. WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - We are learning new information about Gary Schara, the man accused of killing Agawam teacher Lisa Ziegert back in 1992. Distr

WWLP 22NEWS - 2017-09-19 18:31:25

Ellington Volunteer Fire Department Holds Carnival

The annual Ellington Volunteer Fire Department Carnival took place Sept. 7-9, at Brookside Park. Crowds enjoyed the rides, games, food and fun, including the Ferris wheel, carousel, and giant slide. Food was also among the attractions, with offerings including pizza, burgers, fries, ice cream, and l

HARTFORD COURANT - 2017-09-19 13:56:00

Charges dismissed against Enfield man who successfully completed diversionary program

ENFIELD - Charges against a local man accused of being involved in a domestic dispute in town last May have been dismissed following his successful completion of the Family Violence Education Program. On Friday, Superior Court Judge Robyn Johnson agreed with Assistant State's Attorney Edward Azzaro

JOURNAL INQUIRER - 2017-09-19 16:40:00

Enfield Police Blotter: Sept. 16-18

This public information from Enfield police is accurate as of Sept. 19, 2017. Items reflect charges filed, not convictions. ENFIELD, CT - Here are the most recent arrest logs, as provided by the Enfield Police Department. Saturday, Sept. 16 Marissa C. Clark, 26, of 98 Roosevelt Ave., Westfield, Mass

PATCH - 2017-09-19 13:43:10

Newport Manners & Etiquette: How To Ask For A Raise & Money Owed & Therapy Ethics

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 Didi Lorillard, GoLocalWorcester Manners + Etiquette Expert The etiquette of seeing two therapists, how to politely ask for money owed and asking for a raise, and helping a shy friend with social skills were all questions to Didi Lorillard this week at NewportManners.

GOLOCALWORCESTER.COM - 2017-09-19 23:59:59

Court rules out police testimonies on passed or failed sobriety tests

WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - The state's highest court has ruled that sobriety tests used for drunk driving cases cannot be used to determine if someone was driving under the influence of marijuana. The Supreme Judicial Court's decision ruled that police officers would not be allowed to testify

WWLP 22NEWS - 2017-09-20 01:19:39

2 car thefts, 3 home break-ins reported in Longmeadow

LONGMEADOW, Mass. (WWLP) - Longmeadow police are warning people to make sure their car doors are locked and their garages are left closed, following two recent auto thefts in town. Longmeadow police posted on their official Facebook page that there were three home break-ins, three car break-ins, and

WWLP 22NEWS - 2017-09-19 12:51:56

The Flash - The Flash Official Season 4 Extended Trailer

(CW) - The Flash premieres Tuesday, October 10 at 8/7c on The CW Springfield! Based on characters from DC's The Flash. After the S.T.A.R. Labs Particle Accelerator explosion, a dark matter lightning storm strikes Central City C.S.I. Barry Allen, bestowing him with super-human speed. For now, only a

WWLP 22NEWS - 2017-09-19 21:40:57

Hampden County DA to seek maximum penalty in Ziegert murder case

WESTFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - Gary Schara has been charged with the abduction, rape and murder of Lisa Ziegert of Agawam. A Westfield District Court judge entered not guilty pleas on Schara's behalf Tuesday and ordered him held without bail. Schara was represented by a public defender. District Attorney

WWLP 22NEWS - 2017-09-19 21:38:07

DA: Schara wrote letter admitting to killing Lisa Ziegert

WESTFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - Gary Schara has been in western Massachusetts for most of the past 25 years. His most recent residence was 67 Lathrop Street in West Springfield, not too far from the rotary at the end of the North End Bridge. District attorney Anthony Gulluni said that Schara wrote a docum

WWLP 22NEWS - 2017-09-19 21:32:58

Dynasty - Sam Adegoke "Jeff Colby" Interview

(CW) - Sam Adegoke, who plays Jeff Colby in the new CW Show "Dynasty", talks about his character and the show. Dynasty premieres Wednesday, October 11th on The CW Springfield! About DYNASTY: Fallon Carrington is charismatic, cunning, and poised to become the new COO of her father's global energy em

WWLP 22NEWS - 2017-09-19 21:07:10

Valor - Melissa Roxburgh "CIA Officer Thea" Interview

(CW) - Melissa Roxburgh talks about her character in the upcoming CW show "Valor." Valor is coming this fall to The CW Springfield! About VALOR: An elite unit of U.S. Army helicopter pilots called the Shadow Raiders are sent on a top secret mission that goes terribly awry. Only two members of the t

WWLP 22NEWS - 2017-09-19 20:24:18

Gary Schara arraigned in killing of Lisa Ziegert

WESTFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - The long-sought suspect in the murder of Agawam school teacher Lisa Ziegert was arraigned in Westfield District Court. A not guilty plea was entered on behalf of Gary Schara of West Springfield on kidnapping, aggravated rape, and murder charges in the 1992 death of the 24 y

WWLP 22NEWS - 2017-09-19 17:54:29