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Heavy police presence on Fort Pleasant Ave. in Springfield

Western Mass News is following breaking news in Springfield where there's currently a heavy police presence on Fort Pleasant Avenue. Our crew on-scene said there was at least 11 Springfield police cruisers. It appears that police are surrounding an apartment building located on 56 Fort Pleasant Ave

WESTERNMASSNEWS.COM - 2018-03-21 03:21:00

Ex-Springfield police officer charged with raping 8-year-old girl

SPRINGFIELD -- A former Springfield police officer is facing a rape charge after allegedly sexually assaulting an 8-year-old girl. Emmanuel Rivera, 30, of Springfield, pleaded not guilty Friday to one count of rape of a child by force and was held for a bail hearing Wednesday in Springfield District

MASSLIVE.COM - 2018-03-21 18:51:08

Springfield man admits shooting at 15-year-old

SPRINGFIELD -- A 21-year-old city man pleaded guilty Tuesday in a case in which he was charged with shooting four times at a 15-year-old boy, wounding him in the hand. Julien Rivera was sentenced to three years in state prison followed by a year of probation by Hampden Superior Court Judge Tina S. P

MASSLIVE.COM - 2018-03-20 19:35:50

Chicopee PD looking to identify shoplifting suspects who led officer on chase

(Chicopee Police Department) CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) - Chicopee police are looking to identify two shoplifting suspects who led an officer on a chase down Memorial Drive Tuesday. Chicopee Police Officer Mike Wilk told 22News the man and woman seen in the surveillance photos above left the CVS on Me

WWLP 22NEWS - 2018-03-21 12:36:12

Woman shot on Fort Pleasant Avenue in Springfield, 3 people arrested

Springfield police spokesman Ryan Walsh told 22News the shooting took place at 51 Fort Pleasant Avenue around 7:50 p.m. Three people have been arrested. The woman was taken to Baystate Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries, Walsh added. 22News will bring you updates as more information b

WWLP 22NEWS - 2018-03-21 00:42:11

Heroin sales investigation leads to 18-year-old arrested in Springfield

An 18-year-old Springfield resident was arrested after police conducted an investigation into heroin sales in the Fort Pleasant Avenue area. Ryan Walsh, Spokesperson for the Springfield Police Department said members of the Narcotics Unit arrested Joseph Meijas-Soto Wednesday morning. Walsh said 39

WESTERNMASSNEWS.COM - 2018-03-22 00:20:00

Social media threat under investigation in Springfield

An investigation is underway after a social media threat was made towards a middle school in Springfield. Azell Cavaan, Spokesperson for the Springfield Schools told Western Mass News the threat was made towards the Chestnut Street Middle School. While police believe the threat is not credible, Cav

WESTERNMASSNEWS.COM - 2018-03-21 06:08:00

A sad start as an adult

BRIANNE E. BARRA WESTFIELD - A young city woman who became an adult last September appears to have made a bad decision which may dog her for the rest of her life. The 18-year-old young woman is facing charges with possible penalties which could theoretically include a life sentence to state prison

THEWESTFIELDNEWS.COM - 2018-03-21 07:00:00