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Ex-Springfield police officer charged with raping 8-year-old girl

SPRINGFIELD -- A former Springfield police officer is facing a rape charge after allegedly sexually assaulting an 8-year-old girl. Emmanuel Rivera, 30, of Springfield, pleaded not guilty Friday to one count of rape of a child by force and was held for a bail hearing Wednesday in Springfield District

MASSLIVE.COM - 2018-03-21 18:51:08

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

Woman injured, 3 arrested after shooting in Springfield

Three Springfield residents were arrested following a shooting on Tuesday night. Springfield Police responded to reports of a shooting on Fort Pleasant Avenue around 7:50 p.m. on Tuesday. Upon arrival, police found a female victim who was taken to Baystate with non-life threatening injuries. Officia

WESTERNMASSNEWS.COM - 2018-03-21 19:51:00

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

Heroin sales investigation leads to 18-year-old arrested in Springfield

An 18-year-old Springfield resident was arrested after police conducted an investigation into heroin sales in the Fort Pleasant Avenue area. Ryan Walsh, Spokesperson for the Springfield Police Department said members of the Narcotics Unit arrested Joseph Meijas-Soto Wednesday morning. Walsh said 39

WESTERNMASSNEWS.COM - 2018-03-22 00:20:00

A sad start as an adult

BRIANNE E. BARRA WESTFIELD - A young city woman who became an adult last September appears to have made a bad decision which may dog her for the rest of her life. The 18-year-old young woman is facing charges with possible penalties which could theoretically include a life sentence to state prison

THEWESTFIELDNEWS.COM - 2018-03-21 07:00:00

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

Defending champions repeat as Northampton’s best spellers in annual competition

NORTHAMPTON — Spelling bees are known for their tendency to stump participants with obscure and tough-to-pronounce words. The situation gets even more challenging when the team names are just as difficult to say and spell. So when The Humuhumunukunukuapua’a won their second consecutive championship

DAILY HAMPSHIRE GAZETTE - 2018-03-21 23:59:59

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


3 killed in Springfield residential building blaze

SPRINGFIELD, Mass - Three people have died in a residential building fire that caused residents to jump from windows. MassLive.com reports the fire broke out shortly before 7:30 a.m. Sunday. They found residents jumping out of second- and third-story windows to escape the flames. High winds caused t


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


Fire at apartment building on Belmont Avenue in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - 22News is covering breaking news of an apartment building fire in Springfield. Springfield firefighters are working to put out a fire at 49 Belmont Ave, which is a 4-story apartment building. There's a lot of smoke billowing from the apartment building, so much that it ca


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


Springfield couple to be honored as hometown heroes after saving neighbor's life

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - A Springfield couple's caring and concern saved the life of their neighbor. 83 year old Joe Rolak will be forever grateful to Jaron and Brittany Kenney. 22News reporter Sy Becker introduces us to the Kenneys, who took action at just the right moment, and will be honored a


Northampton policeman who crashed vehicle while off-duty charged with drunken driving, running red light, leaving scene

NORTHAMPTON -- A city policeman who allegedly ran a red light then smashed his personal vehicle while driving intoxicated was arraigned Monday morning at Northampton District Court. Officer Michael Cronin denied charges of leaving the scene, failing to stop at a red light and operating under the inf