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Northampton's new police dog 'highly trained in receiving hugs and belly rubs'
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) - The Northampton Police Department's new police dog isn't your typical drug-sniffing K9. Instead, Douglas is "highly trained in receiving hugs and belly rubs!"
Springfield PD: 80+ bags of heroin seized, 3 arrested
Walsh said 30-year-oldJuan Febuswas arrested after a search of him and the Cedar Street home turned up 71 more bags of heroin, a digital scale, and packaging material. A three year-old child was also allegedly found sleeping in the home at the time of the search.
Springfield search for shoplifting suspect in Five Mile Pond ends with no one found
Firefighters launched a boat near 1020 Boston Road and spent about two hours searching the water after police reported a male may have jumped into the pond to elude officers and was not seen again. The person was not found despite the search, said Dennis Leger, aide to Fire Commissioner Bernard J. C
Chicopee man arrested in Albany for arranging sex with minor over Internet
ALBANY, New York - A 55-year-old Chicopee man was arrested Friday in New York on charges that he traveled across state lines to have sex with a minor, according to the FBI.
Chicopee man charged with traveling to meet a minor for sex in New York
Earlier this month, Defilippi allegedly made plans to meet with the minor at a park in Menands, New York. On the morning of August 10, Defilippi drove from Chicopee to that park, where he allegedly admitted that he traveled there intending to engage in sexual acts with 'Dylan.'
Helicopter conducting aerial inspections over western Massachusetts
This type of inspection uses special heat-sensing imaging equipment, capturing images not visable to the naked eye, according to a release sent to 22News by Eversource. The helicopter being used are described as blue and silver with the tail number N1431W.
State Senate candidates Jo Comerford, Steve Connor, Chelsea Kline, and Ryan O'Donnell vow to fight poverty and hunger
TURNERS FALLS -- For the second night in a row, four Democratic contenders in the Hampshire, Franklin and Worcester Senate District fielded questions before prospective voters in Franklin County.
Easthampton couple warns about Crocs, after son gets injured on escalator
EASTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) - What started out as a fun day at the movies for a family in Easthampton, ended with something unthinkable.
Springfield man who forfeited $10,000 bail when he cut off GPS gets 14 years in his latest gun case
He had at one point posted $10,000 bail and was released with a GPS monitoring device. His original bail of $50,000 had been reduced by a judge.
Springfield police arrest 2, get 2 stolen guns off city streets
SPRINGFIELD - Police, during two separate arrests overnight, got two stolen guns off city streets.
Police: Man rescued from Westfield River after trying to save dog
A search involving Chesterfield Police Dept, Chesterfield Fire Dept, State Police as well as Huntington Fire and police began.
Ciro's restaurant holds grand re-opening in Springfield
Ciro's was a popular Springfield restaurant decades ago, but the manager says the main street location and the restaurant are an entirely new and different Ciro's, only using the well-known name.
Hadley police investigating reported stabbing
When officers got there, the woman was found bleeding from her abdomen. Kuc said she was taken to Baystate Medical Center for treatment, but has since been released.
MGM told to tone down Springfield casino billboard
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A casino billboard visible from a Massachusetts highway won’t use animations to draw visitors to MGM’s $960 million resort.The Massachusetts Gaming Commission on Tuesday unanimously denied the Las Vegas company’s request to run videos and moving images on a large, electroni
Northampton police respond to string of car break-ins
“Lock your cars,” Northampton Police Lt. Craig Kirouac said when asked what advice he had for people after the rash of break-ins. He said thieves often don’t want to make a scene by physically breaking into a car. Instead, they look for visible objects like bags and laptops, and then see if a car do
Lane, ramp closures continue on I-91N between Northampton and Deerfield
MassDOT is advising drivers to be mindful of traffic impacts, reduce speed, and to use caution when traveling through the area.
Ludlow Police arrest Palmer woman for 5th drunken driving offense
Linda Lecuyer, 63, was arrested at about 12:15 p.m., Friday, and charged with drunken driving, fifth offense; negligent operation of a motor vehicle and for a license plate violation, Police Lt. Daniel Valadas said.
New plans to open medical marijuana growing facility in Florence
FLORENCE, Mass. (WWLP) - Just Healthy LLC wants to build a 174,000 square foot medical marijuana growing facility on Ryan Road in the Florence section of Northampton.
Section of Northampton Bikeway temporarily closed
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) - A section of the Northampton Bikeway will be closed Tuesday.According to theCity of Northampton, the path is closed to all bike and pedestrian traffic between Adare Place and Stoddard Street.The city said the the path is closed while the DPW works on the King Street Brook
Severe thunderstorm warning issued for parts of Massachusetts
At 12:23 p.m., a severe thunderstorm was located near Pelham, which is 7 miles east of Amherst and is moving northeast at 30 mph.