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'Largest jackpot in the game's history:' Mega Millions prize swells to $868M
"This is an exciting time for our customers and our retail partners and we encourage people to keep the experience of playing the lottery fun by playing responsibly," Michael Sweeney, Executive Director of the Massachusetts State Lottery, said in a statement.
DA drops prosecution in Easthampton rape case
“Toward that end, it is the Commonwealth’s position that further prosecution of this case is not in their interest, and that it would result in undue and unnecessary hardship for them,” court records state.
Gusty winds this afternoon and evening will bring even colder temperatures
An approaching cold front this afternoon will bring the risk for a few showers to western Massachusetts. As the front approaches, gusty winds will develop. Winds could gust over 30 mph at times, which could be enough to cause some power outages and tree damage with plenty of leaves on the trees.
$6 million performance space at Old Town Hall topic of Easthampton meeting
A presentation is slated for Nov. 8 where CitySpace and Kuhn Riddle Architects will present project costs, design, and construction plans. Time will be set aside for questions and answers.
Easthampton announces new bike initiative
A $10,000 project to develop a multi-use trail network to the new K-8 school, which will become the basis for future site-specific designs.A $225,000 state grant to pay for the city to become part of the Valley Bike share program, including the installation of four to five new bike rental stations a
Woman charged with punching West Springfield records clerk in face
While at the police station, West Springfield police say Delmonte became upset over being asked to remove her jewelry and clothing drawstring, causing her to strike a records clerk in the face with a 'semi-closed' fist.
After 12 years in Easthampton, Treehouse Foundation expanding east
On Tuesday, Treehouse community members were joined by local and state officials to celebrate a $100,000 planning grant from the state for a new, intergenerational residential area in Framingham.
Granby landlords must pay $15,000 for allegedly discriminating against tenants with service animals
The case against Pleasant Valley Estates and Bernashe Realty, which named Diane Bernashe-Lecca and James Lecca, was in response to a complaint filed by the Holyoke-based fair housing center earlier this year. That agency launched an investigation after seeing an ad posted by Bernashe Realty that inc
Man shot, toddler-aged daughter injured during Southwick home invasion, Hampden DA says
SOUTHWICK - Police continue to investigate a Monday night home invasion on Vining Hill Road that sent a man to Baystate Medical Center in Springfield with a gunshot wound.The man's toddler-aged daughter suffered injuries in the attack and was also taken to Baystate for treatment, James Leydon, spoke
Granby Police arrest 3 on burglary, larceny charges
GRANBY (WFSB) - Granby Police arrested 3 men in connection to a number of burglaries across town.According to police, officers arrested Yasin Abdi, 21, Hassan Ali, 20 and Abdel Togba, all of Springfield, MA. They are charged with burglary, larceny and conspiracy.Police said the 3 were arrested Tuesd
Westfield man convicted of manslaughter while driving drunk, despite lawyer's claim he was too drunk to commit manslaughter
Pezzini, 27, was convicted for the death of 68-year-old David Matyseck, whose truck Pezzini collided with on Nov. 8, 2016, in Westfield.
Mother, daughter killed in Belchertown car accident
Northwestern District Attorney's Office spokesperson Mary Carey told 22News 59-year-oldLaurel L. Place, and her mother, 83-year-oldDoris F. Place,died as a result of the crash. Both women were residents of Belchertown.
Monson police look for suspect in Home Depot fraud case
MONSON, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- Police say they're looking for a suspect who allegedly committed credit card fraud, purchasing thousands of dollars worth of products at several Home Depots stores in the area.Do you recognize him?He has a large tattoo on his right forearm, police tell us.They says he stole
3 vehicle accident on I-91 north in Holyoke causing traffic delays
Photo Source: Amie FoxHOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) - An accident involving multiple vehicles is causing traffic delays on I-91 northbound Monday night.State Police Sgt. Paul Sullivan told 22News a three-vehicle accident on I-91 north at Exit 15 in Holyoke is the reason for the early Monday evening traffic
Northampton earns perfect score for LGBTQ rights
The annual evaluation, called the 2018Municipal Equality Index, scores the friendliness of municipalities to LGBTQ people and their rights. It is released annually by the HRC and the Equality Federation Institute.
Missing Chicopee girl found safe in Springfield
CHICOPEE, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- Authorities have located a missing Chicopee teenager.Chicopee Police Officer Michael Wilk said that 14-year-old Jasmine Marmolejos, who had been missing since Tuesday, was found safe in Springfield.Today on social media, Marmolejos's friends and family were posting that s
Easthampton passes ordinance for bicyclists to use entire road lane
EASTHAMPTON, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- Bicyclists in Easthampton will find major changes to where they can ride after the city council approved a new ordinance.Bicycles will now be treated exactly like cars, anywhere in a lane.Western Mass News spoke with a city councilor, who said the ordinance is their wa
One injured in Holyoke crash
HOLYOKE, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- One person was injured following an afternoon crash in Holyoke.Holyoke Fire Capt. Kevin Cavagnac told Western Mass News that members of the police and fire departments responded to Easthampton Road, near the I-91 overpass, around 3:45 p.m. Thursday for a single car crash.
Thousands more drug defendants will have cases dismissed due to Sonja Farak misconduct, SJC rules
"We conclude that Farak's widespread evidence tampering has compromised the integrity of thousands of drug convictions apart from those the Commonwealth has agreed should be vacated and dismissed," wrote Justice Frank Gaziano in the court's 61-page unanimous decision. "Her misconduct, compounded by
West Springfield police looking to identify assault suspect
If you can identify the suspect or have any information, you're asked to call West Springfield Police Detective Kennedy at 413-263-3210 ext.229, and reference case number 18-16202-OF.