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Man found dead in vehicle off Burts Pit Road Friday was from Florence

Firefighters were on scene because a small fire apparently occurred inside the vehicle where the man was found dead, according to Mary Carey, a spokeswoman for the DA’s office.

DAILY HAMPSHIRE GAZETTE - 2018-06-18 16:07:26

Dozens of fish washing up along Connecticut River

Although it becomes a concern for some people, others say, this happens every year around this time.

WWLP 22NEWS - 2018-06-18 23:34:57

Tornado warnings, thunder, lightning, heavy rain moved through local areas Monday

BELCHERTOWN, Mass. (WWLP) - Tornado Warnings were issued across Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin Counties Monday night, as heavy rain and high winds moved across parts of the Pioneer Valley.

WWLP 22NEWS - 2018-06-19 04:10:07

Springfield kidnapping suspect gets approval for private experts

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A lawyer for a suspected kidnapper who lived in a Massachusetts home where the bodies of three women were found has won approval to spend $15,000 to hire an investigator, psychiatrist and private medical examiner.

BOSTON GLOBE - 2018-06-18 11:26:55

Springfield man arrested after firearm seized during traffic stop

(Springfield Police Department)SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - A Springfield man was arrested Sunday night following a traffic stop in which a firearm was seized by police.Springfield Police Department spokesman Ryan Walsh told 22News 26-year-oldKadeem Batcheloris now facing the following charges:Posse

WWLP 22NEWS - 2018-06-18 16:43:18

Springfield PD: Man facing gun charges after running from traffic stop

(Springfield Police Department)SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - A Springfield man is facing charges after he allegedly ran from police following an attempted traffic stop Saturday night.Springfield Police Department spokesman Ryan Walsh told 22News officers attempted to pull over 36-year-oldDwayne Griffi

WWLP 22NEWS - 2018-06-18 18:51:15

Three finalists named for Amherst middle school post 

AMHERST — Middle school staff and families will have an opportunity on Tuesday to meet three finalists for the interim Amherst Regional Middle School principal position.The three candidates are Joseph Smith, Roberto Soto, and Rebecca Sweetman.Smith was previously a Crocker Farm Elementary School ass

DAILY HAMPSHIRE GAZETTE - 2018-06-18 09:13:16

Easthampton woman receives letter from White House after losing son to opioid overdose

Wendy Werbiskis lost her 26-year-old son Danny to an overdose last year. Werbiskis and thousands of other parents across the country wrote letters to the president in February, telling him about their kids, and the toll the opioid epidemic is taking.

WWLP 22NEWS - 2018-06-19 01:36:33

Northampton residents puzzled after body found inside car on fire near dog park

"It's kind of something that makes me think of a CSI episode or something, a car on fire," Dominique Kalata of Easthampton told 22News. "It's nice to come out here, I generally feel pretty safe. You hear about this crazy stuff on the news, but generally not what I would expect here."


Doing what's best for his family

Lawrence Nfor, right, talks about coming to America from Cameroon with his family at his home in Leominster on Thursday. Sitting next to him in their living room are his kids, from left Grace, 11, Helga, 13, Lois, 14, and Philip, 9. SENTINEL & ENTERPRISE/JOHN LOVELEOMINSTER - Life in Cameroon wasn't

SENTINEL & ENTERPRISE - 2018-06-17 12:06:25

Commuters enjoy free rides on new CTrail Hartford Line

Tito Stevens of Springfield told 22News, "This is going to ease things, so we don't have to drive to New Haven."


One injured in Springfield overnight shooting

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - One man is injured following a shooting early Saturday morning.According to Springfield Police Spokesperson Ryan Walsh, officers heard shots in the area of Bridge and Dwight Streets at approximately 2:20 a.m. Saturday morning.Walsh said officers spotted a car driving away


Fallen Angels Run honors loved ones lost to addition

These motorcyclists participated in the second annual Fallen Angels Run at the Moose Lodge in Chicopee, to honor the lives of friends, family and loved ones lost to addiction.

WWLP 22NEWS - 2018-06-17 20:32:32

Sunderland is 300 years old, and 3 residents have lived there a third of that

SUNDERLAND — With horns honking, children cheering and brass bands blaring, on Saturday Sunderland was alive with the sounds of happiness.


Bart’s is Bart’s again: Downtown restaurant once again serving its namesake ice cream

AMHERST — For most of the past 38 years, Bart’s has been part of Amherst’s dining scene, where generations of residents and visitors have gotten ice cream.

DAILY HAMPSHIRE GAZETTE - 2018-06-17 17:44:40

MGM Resorts Brings Two Hiring Events in Springfield, Massachusetts Next Week — CasinoGamesPro.com

It was recently announced that the casino operator has officially greenlighted the hiring process of the facility’s staff and this is going to givemore than 3,000 people new employmenton the premises of the venue. Up to this point the state of Massachusetts has never seen a hiring process of this ma


6 men arrested in Springfield "anti-John" effort

From upper left to lower right: Angel Aponte-Rivera, Luis Heredia, Victor Ramos, Sammang Kranh, Marquis Ketter, and Claude Humphrey. Image Courtesy: Springfield Police Department


Springfield Code Enforcement issued violations in Sixteen Acres

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - Springfield Police cracked down on quality of life issues in Sixteen Acres this week. These are photos from the department's ordinance unit from a "park and walk" in Sector one Thursday afternoon.Springfield Police Spokesman Ryan Walsh said officers issued 42 ordinance vi


Northampton comes up short vs Pittsfield in WMass Division 1 softball final

“When you’re under pressure things slow down, you hesitate,” Northampton coach Andy Pelis said. “That one inning, it cost us.”


Springfield man arrested for allegedly exposing himself in the courthouse lobby

Freeman is charged with open and gross lewdness, a felony, and sexually annoying and accosting the opposite sex.