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Connecticut man sentenced for role in cocaine ring

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A Connecticut man has been sentenced to more than 11 years in prison for his role in a cocaine distribution ring that was run out of prison by another man.


The Latest Big Lottery Winners From Across Connecticut

The latest winners of $10,000 or more in assorted Connecticut Lottery games stretched from North Windham to Norwalk. A resident of Virginia was even in the mix after buying a ticket in the middle of the Nutmeg State.


DOT Comments On Somers Gas Station Plans Could Come Soon

SOMERS, CT — Connecticut transportation officials on Thursday said they could be submitting formal comments within a week on a proposal to build a filling station and convence store at the intersection of two busy state thoroughfares in Somers.


Ellington man killed in Vermont skiing crash

ELLINGTON — Christian Hanlon, 39, an active member of the Church of St. Luke, died while skiing Sunday in Vermont, according to his obituary. Hanlon lived in town with his wife, Erika Hanlon, who could not be reached for comment.


Lamont Makes Case For Tolling All Vehicles In CT

HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Ned Lamont in an op-ed first published in Hearst Connecticut Media newspapers Saturday made the case for why the state needs to institute electronic tolling on all vehicles. He did say he wants discounts for "frequent driver(s)" of Connecticut's highways.


Enfield man charged with assaulting girlfriend

ENFIELD — A local man was taken into custody Thursday on assault and other charges after his girlfriend reported to police that he choked her during a dispute in January, police said.


Campus Notes - Ellington, Somers College Students

ELLINGTON-SOMERS, CT — Here are some recent notable accomplishments by local college students, as provided by readMedia Newswire. Janine Bushey of Somers was named to the Dean's List at Rochester Institute of Technology for the 2018 fall semester. Bushey is in the graphic design program. Degree-seek


Police arrest owner of Frank's Diner in Ludlow; charged with trafficking cocaine

LUDLOW (WWLP) - Ludlow police seized cash and cocaine after raiding a restaurant in town Friday evening. Ludlow Police Lt. Daniel Valadas told 22News it was a co-ordinated effort involving state police and the Eastern Hampden County Drug Task Force. At 5:30 p.m. tonight, police raided a private home


Chicopee mother who allegedly kept a gun under her mattress charged with failing to secure firearms around her child

CHICOPEE – A Chicopee mother is facing charges for allegedly keeping unsecured firearms around her house, including a 9 mm pistol under her mattress. Jennifer Diaz, 30, pleaded not guilty Friday in Chicopee District Court to two counts of improper storage of a firearm and two counts of improper stor


January revenue numbers released for MGM Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- State gaming officials have released January revenue numbers for MGM Springfield. The Mass. Gaming Commission reported that the Springfield resort-casino brought in $19,698,053.88 in gross table and slot revenue last month.


Two suffer knife injuries in assault at Hartford bar

HARTFORD – Police were called to a local restaurant last night for an assault that left two people with knife wounds. About 12:30 a.m. Saturday, police were called to Andrea’s Restaurant on Franklin Avenue for a reported serious assault with a knife. Hartford police secured the scene, but the two vi


Gunshot victim found in hallway of apartment building in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- Springfield police are investigating after a gunshot victim was found in the hallway of an apartment building on Pearl Street overnight. Police were called to the scene around 2:20 a.m.


Several injured, shooter apprehended at Aurora, Ill., manufacturing plant

Multiple people have been injured at a manufacturing plant in Aurora, Illinois, on Friday and a shooter has been apprehended, authorities said. Officers responded to reports of an active shooter at the Henry Pratt Company, the city announced just after 2 p.m. CST.


Suspect in illegal East Longmeadow marijuana operation released on $250,000 bail

SPRINGFIELD - A federal magistrate judge has rejected prosecutors’ request that a suspect in a major East Longmeadow marijuana be held without the right to bail pending his trial.


The global trade war makes a local stop: Springfield

The Trump administration’s global trade war with China has hit home in Springfield — and for riders on the MBTA. The US Trade Representative recently refused to lift 25 percent tariffs on imported components for some 400 new Orange and Red Line subway cars being assembled at a Chinese company’s mass


State police investigating rollover accident in Chicopee

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) - A rollover accident took place in Chicopee early Saturday morning. Our 22News crews shot this video on Chicopee Street under the I-391 Underpass around 3 a.m. Saturday morning.


Springfield police narcotics unit focusing on major players; drug arrests down, but heroin seizure amounts up

SPRINGFIELD — The number of arrests by the Springfield Police Narcotics Unit are down significantly over the last three years — but the amount of heroin being taken off the streets is up.


List of The Diocese of Springfield's "credibly accused clergy"

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - The Springfield Diocese has released a report detailing decades of. Most of the information is not new, but a Pennsylvania Grand Jury report prompted Bishop Mitchell Rozanski to share the information.


Road closures in place while crews investigate natural gas odor in Longmeadow

LONGMEADOW, Mass. (WWLP) - Crews are investigating a natural gas odor in Longmeadow. Longmeadow police have closed Laurel Street at the intersection of Converse Street, and Forest Glen Road at the intersection with Route 5.


Springfield mayor pulls out of police supervisor talks

Mayor Dominic Sarno has suspended negotiations with the Springfield Police Supervisor’s Association after several days of contentious bargaining and passing the commanders’ contract to arbitration.