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Chicopee PD: Man was driving 78 mph under influence of alcohol
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) - A Chicopee man is facing charges after he was arrested for allegedly driving drunk Monday night. Chicopee Police Officer Mike Wilk told 22News, members of the crash reconstruction team were going to the Chicopee Police Station at 10:34 p.m. when they clocked a car going 78 m
Panhandler arrested for trespassing, drug possession in Chicopee
CHICOPEE, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- A Springfield man panhandling on a busy roadway in Chicopee was arrested over the weekend. Chicopee Police Officer Mike Wilk said as officers were on patrol Sunday at 8:20 p.m. they spotted a panhandler, later identified as 28-year-old Michael Cabrera, on the median by Wa
Newly painted street lines cause confusion for drivers in Chicopee
CHICOPEE, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- Drivers said they're confused about new lines painted near the off ramp to Chicopee Street near I-391 Western Mass News looked into what's being done to avoid confusion over the new road markings after viewers reached out with concerns.
Quiet weather until Friday's rain and wind storm
SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- It’s been a cold, blustery December day here in western Mass and not much will change through the evening. Winds remain gusty early, then will continue to quiet as we get closer to midnight. Temperatures have been in the 20s for most throughout the day and this evening
2 seriously injured in crash on Chicopee St. in Chicopee
CHICOPEE, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- A section of Chicopee Street in Chicopee is closed while crews investigate a serious two-car accident Monday night. Chicopee Officer Mike Wilk told Western Mass News both drivers suffered serious injuries in the accident that occurred around 8 p.m. near exit 3.
Head-on collision reported in Chicopee Street area
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) - Police and fire officials are in the Chicopee Street area following a head-on collision near Exit 3 Monday evening. Officer Mike Wilk of the Chicopee Police Department told 22News there are injuries reported after the accident.
Springfield police arrest homeless man after incident ends with vehicle crash in Chicopee
SPRINGFIELD - Police arrested a 28-year-old homeless man on a warrant for armed robbery and other charges Friday morning after the driver of a car that he was riding in refused to stop for police and ultimately crashed into a vehicle in Chicopee.
Fire in roof area of Springfield Burger King causes approximately $100,000 in damage
SPRINGFIELD – A fire in the roof area of the Liberty Street Burger King early Tuesday caused approximately $100,000 in damage. No injuries were reported after the fire broke out at 1395 Liberty St. shortly before 5:30 a.m., Dennis Leger, aide to Commissioner Bernard Calvi, said.
Chicopee crash seriously injures 2, closes Chicopee Street
CHICOPEE - A two-car crash has closed Chicopee Street near the interchange of Exit 3 that leads to Interstate-391. Two people have been brought to the hospital by ambulance with serious injuries, said Michael Wilk, police public information officer.
Palmer man fatally stabbed with fireplace poker identified by Hampden District Attorney's office
PALMER - A 43-year-old man fatally stabbed multiple times with a fireplace poker early last Thursday has been identified as town resident Michael Strindberg. The Hampden District Attorney's office identified Strindberg as the victim Monday afternoon.
Health officials: Teen vaping becoming an "epidemic"
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - There's been a significant increase in the number of young people using e-cigarettes and other vaping products. The FDA and CDC are now calling youth vaping an “epidemic," and are warning young people about the potential health risks.
Driver crashes car on I-391 in Holyoke, blocking highway
HOLYOKE -- Police are on the scene of a single-car crash that has mostly blocked Interstate-391. The crash happened shortly after 10:30 p.m. Monday just before the off-ramp to Main Street in Holyoke.
Uniforms for MGM female cocktail servers inappropriate (Letters)
While visiting family in Massachusetts this past weekend, we decided to check out the new MGM Casino. The casino’s August grand opening crowned a 20 year effort to bring legalized gambling (and economic growth) to downtown Springfield. We loved seeing all the old team pictures, local and state memor
Hu Ke Lau to be torn down Wednesday morning
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) - Sad news for fans of the recently closed Hu Ke Lau in Chicopee, a demolition date has been set for the building. Owner Andy Yee told 22News the building will be torn down Wednesday morning.
Wind chills as low as 1 degree in Massachusetts Monday night
It will feel bitterly cold in Massachusetts Monday as blustery winds blow and temperatures drop overnight. The National Weather Service says wind gusts as strong as 50 miles per hour are expected to hit the state overnight. Coastal communities will feel the strongest winds, with the Outer Cape expec
Springfield city council will cast final vote on new ordinance
A final vote is expected at tonight's city council meeting in Springfield for a new ordinance. That new ordinance prohibits police from inquiring about a person's legal status unless directed to do so by federal authorities.
Mass. probation officer charged with stalking state trooper in Enfield
ENFIELD — A local man employed as a probation officer in Springfield is accused of stalking a Connecticut state trooper who he had previously filed complaints against, according to a police affidavit.
Springfield Police arrest teenager on gun charges
SPRINGFIELD -- An 18-year-old man accused of flashing a firearm in public was arrested in the Forest Park neighborhood Saturday. Shyloe Harris, 18, was arrested at about 4:10 p.m., Saturday, and charged with carrying a loaded firearm without a permit and carrying a loaded firearm on a public way, sa
Springfield man found guilty of causing serious injury to woman
SPRINGFIELD — Alfred Andrews has been sentenced to three to five years in state prison for an assault on a woman in Springfield in July 2017. A Hampden Superior Court jury on Thursday found Andrews, 36, of Springfield, guilty of assault and battery causing serious bodily injury. The jury acquitted A
Hu Ke Lau demolition begins Wednesday in Chicopee
CHICOPEE — Demolition begins Wednesday at the beloved Hu Ke Lau restaurant and Polynesian nightclub, 705 Memorial Drive, now that Associated Building Wreckers of Springfield has finished all the preliminary work, removed the utilities and obtained the proper permits.