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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!"

WWLP 22NEWS - 2018-08-15 16:53:41

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.

WWLP 22NEWS - 2018-08-15 19:57:36

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

MASSLIVE.COM - 2018-08-14 20:55:00

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.

MASSLIVE.COM - 2018-08-15 11:50:00

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.'

WWLP 22NEWS - 2018-08-15 15:46:25

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.

WWLP 22NEWS - 2018-08-15 09:26:26

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.

MASSLIVE.COM - 2018-08-14 23:09:00

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.

WWLP 22NEWS - 2018-08-14 22:00:05

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.

MASSLIVE.COM - 2018-08-15 06:00:00

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.

MASSLIVE.COM - 2018-08-14 13:55:00

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.

WWLP 22NEWS - 2018-08-15 00:51:34

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.

WWLP 22NEWS - 2018-08-15 02:33:07

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.

WWLP 22NEWS - 2018-08-14 16:25:05

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

BOSTON GLOBE - 2018-08-14 22:40:12

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.

WWLP 22NEWS - 2018-08-14 11:55:15

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.

MASSLIVE.COM - 2018-08-13 23:11:00

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.

WWLP 22NEWS - 2018-08-13 22:37:32

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

WWLP 22NEWS - 2018-08-14 11:28:55

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.

MASSLIVE.COM - 2018-08-14 12:42:00