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Holyoke police investigating report of shots fired

HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) - Holyoke police are investigating after five shell casings were found at the intersection of Walnut and Hampden Streets Monday morning. Holyoke Police Lt. James Albert told 22News officers found the casings while responding to a report of shots fired near that intersection at


Chicopee PD: Man arrested twice in same night for vandalizing Exchange St. Plaza

CHICOPEE, Mass. - A Chicopee man was arrested twice Sunday after he allegedly vandalized a plaza multiple times. Chicopee police officer Mike Wilk told 22News, police were called to the Exchange Street Plaza at 5:10 p.m. for a report of someone spraypainting graffiti at 209 Exchange Street.


MGM Springfield to offer ticketed, free outdoor concerts this summer; 24 shows announced

MGM Springfield is partnering with The Big E for a series of two dozen free and ticketed outdoor concerts, which will kick off before Memorial Day weekend and continue past Labor Day.


Chicopee City Council President John Vieau to run for mayor

CHICOPEE - After serving as City Council president for nearly four years, John L. Vieau has decided to seek higher office and will run for mayor. Vieau, 48, signed out nomination papers for the top office on Monday while his long-term partner Sherry Manyak, two of his children, Jenna, a high school


Cause of fire on Lincoln St. in Holyoke found to be smoking materials

HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) - Smoking materials caused a fire in Holyoke Saturday night. According to Holyoke Fire Captain Kevin Cavagnac, firefighters were called to 60 Lincoln Street at 7:50 p.m. after neighbors said they could see flames outside the home.


Judge finds LeeMichael Collins, accused of attacking woman found by trucker near Massachusetts Turnpike, too dangerous for bail

SPRINGFIELD — A man accused of attacking a woman who was found by the Massachusetts Turnpike after she ran through the woods to escape is too dangerous to be released on bail, a Hampden Superior Court judge said Monday.


Holyoke firefighters work quickly to put out flames at two-family house

HOLYOKE, MA (WGGB/WSHM) - Crews worked quickly to contain and douse a fire that broke out at a two-family home on Lincoln Street. Captain Kevin Cavagnac of the Holyoke Fire Department tells us that firefighters received several 911 calls from neighbors reporting that there was a fire on the outside


Cocaine, shotgun seized after drug investigation in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - Two men were arrested and cocaine and a gun were seized by police Friday morning after an investigation into drug distribution in Springfield. According to Massachusetts State Police, troopers executed a search warrant at an apartment on 109.5 Oakland Street Friday mornin


First Massachusetts State Police trooper sentenced in overtime scandal

BOSTON — The first Massachusetts State Police trooper was sentenced Monday in the overtime scandal uncovered by 5 Investigates. A federal judge sentenced Trooper Eric Chin to time already served and three months of home detention for collecting more than $7,000 in overtime pay for hours he did not w


Bail for Springfield man, a career criminal, in Charlton gun and drug arrest

Gary V. Murray Telegram & Gazette Staff @GaryMurrayTG — WORCESTER - Bail has been set at $10,000 cash for a Springfield man awaiting trial in Worcester Superior Court on gun and drug charges arising from a December traffic stop on the Massachusetts Turnpike in Charlton.


Murdering Chad Reidy’s Side Piece Laura Reilly Had No Idea She Was Going To Jail When She Plead Guilty To Lying To Police About Jo Ringer’s Disappearance

To read this blog on our ad free website TBDailyNews.com click here. Two years ago we began doing some blogs on a missing woman from Clarksburg named Jo Ringer. Catch up and read about it here. In summary:


71-year-old woman struck in Westfield, has died police confirm

Westfield, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- The 71-year-old woman who was hit by a vehicle Friday morning in Westfield has died. Captain Mike McCabe with the Westfield Police Department confirmed the news with us Monday afternoon.


3 car accident tying up I-91 north in Northampton

NORTHAMPTON - State police say a three-car accident is slowing traffic on I-91 in Northampton as first responders work to clear the scene. The accident, reported, just after 11:30 a.m. by mile marker 23, has closed at least one lane. One of the three cars ended up in the median strip, police said.


Easthampton Anti-Vaxxerocerous Wants To Have Her Baby Shower In “420 Friendly Space” Nine Months After Making Turtleboy Debut

Look who’s back with a fetus casserole cooking in the womb….. That would be Easthampton’s Ashley Christensen, who made it onto Turtleboy in June after using a GoFundMe for a friend who committed suicide to try to get free weed donations for herself.


Missing Hadley man found dead in barn nearly 2 weeks later

HADLEY -- A pharmacy employee who has been missing for nearly two weeks was found dead Saturday morning. Patrick B. Kroll, 57, of West Street, was found dead in a barn. The barn was on the same street as Kroll's home but located on a separate property a distance from his house, said Mary Carey, spok


Feds outline plan for Hadley’s barn swallows

HADLEY — A former horse stable at the Fort River Division of the Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge that has become a prominent nesting site for barn swallows will be reduced in size over the next two nesting seasons before being demolished in late 2020.


Pats fans react to Rob Gronkowski's retirement

AMHERST, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- Over the weekend, New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski announced his retirement after nine years in the NFL with the New England Patriots. Gronkowski, known for his hilarious antics, was a fan favorite.


MGM's flight north: How dare they?

In reading The Day I see so much anti-Mohegan and anti-Mashantucket vs. pro-MGM every day. How soon MGM and people in the Northeast quickly forget that MGM had a casino here in Connecticut in partnership with of all outfits, the Mashantucket Pequots! They built a hotel and casino and apparently they


Here’s what the Massachusetts delegation is saying about the Mueller report’s findings

Following the delivery of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s long-awaited summary of his investigation into Russian efforts to influence the 2016 election to Attorney General William Barr last Friday, the Massachusetts congressional delegation was united in their calls for the full report to be public


Two new bars coming to MGM Springfield

The MGM Springfield casino is planning to build two new bars on its 14.5 acre downtown campus. The company is seeking to build a new island bar on the casino floor and is remodeling a storefront on its outdoor plaza to become a 1,200 square foot bar, according to building permit applications filed w