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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

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

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

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

Chicopee Police searching for 2 teens missing for 2 days

CHICOPEE - Police are asking for help to locate two teenagers who ran away from a home and have been missing for two days. Jonah Miner, 16, is 5 feet, 8 inches tall and weighs about 150 pounds. He has brown eyes and was last seen wearing a black coat, said Michael Wilk, police public information off

MASSLIVE.COM - 2018-03-21 12:55:19

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

Chicopee PD: Man pulled out machete during argument over car crash

(Chicopee Police Department) CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) - Chicopee police arrested a man Monday after he allegedly pulled out a machete during an argument on Exchange Street. Chicopee Police Officer Mike Wilk told 22News 54-year-old Michael Rivera has been charged with assault with a dangerous weapon

WWLP 22NEWS - 2018-03-20 15:11:58

Latino Councilor in Holyoke will skip marching in St. Patrick's Parade until more white councilors march in Puerto Rican Parade

HOLYOKE -- Thousands of people withstood the cold or marched to participate in the St. Patrick's Parade Sunday, but City Councilor Nelson R. Roman was not among them. Nor will he be, he said Tuesday -- not until more white councilors march in the Puerto Rican Parade in the summer. "I, in good consci

MASSLIVE.COM - 2018-03-20 23:36:06

PD: Holyoke man arrested after breaking into van, assaulting Chicopee resident

A Holyoke man was arrested in Chicopee over the weekend after police said he broke into a resident's work van and assaulted the resident who confronted him. Chicopee Police Officer Mike Wilk said 42-year-old Luis Caez of Holyoke was charged with breaking into a motor vehicle in the daytime to commit

WESTERNMASSNEWS.COM - 2018-03-19 23:57:00

Victims Identified In Fatal Springfield, Mass., Fire; Investigation Continues

The scene on Monday, the day after a fatal fire at 49 Belmont Ave. in Springfield, Massachusetts. Dave Roback / MassLive / masslive.com/photos Sunday morning's fire on Belmont Avenue in in Springfield, Massachusetts, killed Aden Abdakadr and his two children, Ahmed Ahmed, who was two, and Fatumo Ahm

NEPR.NET - 2018-03-19 22:55:27

11-year-old girl charged with felony in connection with DuPont Middle School threat

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) - An 11-year-old girl is facing a felony charge in connection with the Snapchat threat made against DuPont Middle School in Chicopee. Chicopee Police Officer Mike Wilk told 22News the girl was a former student at DuPont, but had recently moved to Springfield. Chicopee police d


Winter Storm Warnings and Watches issued for Wednesday snow storm

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) - Yet another March coastal storm will bring accumulating snow to western Massachusetts. Ahead of the storm's arrival a Winter Storm Warning has been issued for central/eastern Hampden County with the highest accumulations expected there. Where there is less certainty of achie

WWLP 22NEWS - 2018-03-20 09:52:11

Springfield PD: 2 arrested for carrying firearms without license

Two men were arrested in Springfield early Saturday morning after police said they were carrying firearms without a license. Officers were called to the 200 block of Oak Grove Avenue around 3:20 a.m. because a group of people were reportedly arguing and a witness said a man was going to get a gun.

WESTERNMASSNEWS.COM - 2018-03-20 01:05:00

Father, Two Children Killed In Springfield Fire Identified

Authorities say two toddlers and a man believed to be their father died in the apartment building fire Sunday in Springfield, Massachusetts. The office of the Hampden County District Attorney Monday identified the fire victims as Aden Abdakadr, unknown age, Fatumo Ahmed,1, and Ahmed Ahmed, 2, all

WAMC.ORG - 2018-03-19 16:48:29

Pregnant widow mourning husband who died trying to save their 2 sons

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - The Hampden County DA's office has identified the three people killed in a deadly fire in Springfield Sunday. A man died trying to save his two young children, and he's now being remembered by his pregnant widow and child who managed to escape. Victims of deadly fire on

WWLP 22NEWS - 2018-03-20 02:59:43

City of Holyoke addresses safety concerns after bullet found inside school

Parents and school staff in Holyoke met Monday afternoon to talk about the safety of the students after that incident at the Morgan School. Holyoke Police said their investigation into what happened is still on-going, but they understand the frustration and concerns with parents. Last Thursday, poli

WESTERNMASSNEWS.COM - 2018-03-20 02:44:00

Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do


Bullet shot through window of Holyoke school leads to elevated police presence

HOLYOKE - The discovery of a bullet through a window at the Morgan Elementary School on South Bridge Street Thursday morning led to an increased police presence at the school, according to school officials. The bullet in a classroom window was found by school staff at the start of the day, and polic


Chicopee Police announce new Level 3 sex offender living in Willimansett

Noel Rivera, 46, is living at 34 Rivers Ave. He works at 44 O'Neil St., Easthampton, Police Sgt. Richard Henry said. Rivera is described as white, 5 feet, 6 inches tall, weighing about 160 pounds. His hair is brown and his eyes are brown. He was convicted in 2005 of rape and abuse of a child. There


Public speaks on St. Mary's closing, other issues at City Council

WESTFIELD - The City Council meeting began on Thursday with ten speakers during public participation on various topics, with the majority addressing the closing of St. Mary's High School. Erin Carrier, president of the St. Mary's Parish School Board, started by listing many of the prominent members