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One person dead after being struck by train in Westfield
Andrew MasseWESTFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) - Officials tell us that one person was killed after being struck by a train Saturday night.Westfield Fire officials tell us they were called to the area of Rt. 20 at East Mountain Road just before 8 p.m.Westfield Police and Fire Departments and State Police off
Pedestrian injured after being struck by vehicle on North Pleasant St in Amherst
Andrew MasseAMHERST, MA (WGGB/WSHM) - Officials responded to North Pleasant Street Saturday night after they received a call that a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle.Chief Nelson of the Amherst Fire Department tells us that the pedestrian suffered a laceration to their chin and injured his leg.An a
Trooper, suspect seriously injured after pursuit ending in New Salem
NEW SALEM, Mass. (WWLP) - A Massachusetts State Trooper and a suspect have been seriously hurt, following a pursuit that ended in the eastern Franklin County town of New Salem Friday afternoon.
1 dies in Orange house fire, another injured
Another person was sent to Athol Hospital, conscious and alert, with injuries from the fire.
3 people taken to hospital after accident on Amherst St. in Granby
(Granby Fire Department)GRANBY, Mass. (WWLP) - Three people were taken to the hospital after a two car crash in Granby Friday.According to the Granby Fire Department, firefighters were called to Amherst Street at approximately 11:45 a.m. Friday for a report of a car crash with three people trapped.T
State trooper stabbed following multi-state police pursuit
Police say that driver, an 18-year-old New Hampshire man, was shot during the incident and taken to UMass Medical Center.
Springfield St. James Avenue Bridge northbound lanes closed to all traffic
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - The northbound lanes of the St. James Avenue Bridge in Springfield will be closed to all traffic Saturday due to maintenance work.MassDOT told 22News detours have been put in place to help drivers traveling to I-291 and Route 20.They suggest drivers travel on Bay or Taple
Amherst house fire caused by neighbor's recalled windows
AMHERST, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- The cause of a fire in Amherst over the summer now thought to be caused by the windows at a neighbor's house.The Amherst Fire Department responded to the call on Blue Hills Road on July 8.Now, the details that came out in the investigation that followed that should have al
Behind the scenes: The Big Y warehouse in Springfield is a cool place to work (photos, video)
The warehouse is comprised of 189,000 square feet of space, most of it cooled. Refrigerated storage for Big Y is a complicated thing.
Fun Food Things to Do in R.I. and beyond for Oct. 19-21
Brews for Books fundraiser in Central Falls, Food Truck Night in Newport, a food truck festival for the family in Pawtucket, a Grange breakfast in North Kingstown and an afternoon of food and history in Warren are among the events.
Trooper stabbed, suspect shot following high-speed chase in Franklin County
The unnamed trooper, a roughly 12-year police veteran who is a husband and father, was taken by LifeFlight helicopter to UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester and was conscious and alert before being wheeled into surgery, according to First Assistant Northwestern District Attorney Steven Gagne
Amherst community stands with man staying in sanctuary
AMHERST, MA (WGGB/WSHM) - Hundreds of people filled the First Congregational Church in Amherst to express their support and solidarity with Lucio Perez, the father of four taking sanctuary inside the church to avoid deportation.Last weekend, a service was held to commemorate one year that Lucio, a G
Officials working to douse structure fire on Ball St in Orange
ORANGE, MA (WGGB/WSHM) - Officials are on scene at Ball Street working to put out a structure fire.The Orange Police Department posted a message to their Facebook page, saying that West Main Street has been closed off between the OIC building and the Square.Only fire personnel are allowed through an
Greenfield pair indicted on gun, heroin trafficking charges
Stephen J. Hall II, 28, and Lauren Donovan, 20, were arrested after Greenfield Police on Aug. 21 executed a search of their third-floor apartment. The search followed a lengthy investigation by the Northwestern District Attorney's Anti-Crime Task Force, court records show.
Trooper stabbed, suspect shot following high-speed chase
According to First Assistant Northwestern District Attorney Steven Gagne and Massachusetts State Police spokesman David Procopio, who held a press conference about the incident in New Salem late Friday afternoon, the trooper, who’s name is not being released at this time, is expected to survive and
Amherst man tries out a minimally invasive alternative to open heart surgery
About an hour later, Keochakian, 83, awoke with a new aortic valve, and went home the next day.
Holyoke Police looking for missing teenage girl suffering from PTSD, ADHD
Marmolejos is described as slim, 5 feet tall, weighs about 90 pounds with brown hair and eyes. She has a birthmark the size of a nerf ball on her left thigh.
Amherst raises wages of part-time town workers
Butterfield, who was joined at the meeting by Human Resources Director Deborah Radway, said that the adjustments will cost the town about $26,000. Of this amount, $11,000 comes from changing the July 1, 2017 salary schedule, when the minimum wage went from $10 to $11 an hour by applying a 2 percent
SJC refuses to grant new trial to Chicopee man convicted of murdering infant son
In the ruling issued Thursday, the court declined to grant a new trial, saying "Considering the case as a whole, we conclude the conviction was amply supported by the evidence."
Palmer student arrested for making threat before active shooter traning drill
PALMER, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- A Palmer High School student could face up to 20 years in prison after police said he was charged for making a threat that referenced guns and a school shooting a day before the school was planned to have an active school shooter training drill.According to Palmer police, t