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VIDEO: Girl almost hit by car at bus stop in Orange speaks out
ORANGE, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- Police in Orange are warning drivers to slow down after a close call with a middle school student crossing the street to get onto her bus. 13-year-old Dakota Walker and her mother spoke exclusively to Western Mass News about what could have been a deadly situation.
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Mass. 18-year-old charged with violent Franklin Pierce University assault
RINDGE — The 18-year-old Gardner, Mass. man accused of beating a Franklin Pierce University student is free on personal recognizance bond. Travis P. Flagg turned himself in to Rindge police Tuesday after Detective Rachael Malynowski called him and informed him of the pending charges. Flagg was ident
Orange accepting nonprofit proposals for CDBG application
ORANGE — When Orange applies for federal Community Development Block Grant money next year, the town will take into account the ideas of its various nonprofits. The town is soliciting proposals for social services that fall under its 2018 to 2023 Town Community Development Strategy for its CDBG appl
State files rebuttal fighting Cheshire killer Joshua Komisarjevsky's claim for new trial
Joshua Komisarjevsky doesn’t deserve a new trial in the 2007 Cheshire murders, the state’s attorney’s office said Wednesday in a legal brief with the Supreme Court arguing to reject his appeal, which is based in part on the failure of the state to turn over a series of police phone calls from the mo
Why are gas prices higher in Franklin County?
CHARLEMONT, Mass. (WWLP) - Where you live could impact how much money you pay at the pumps. 22News found gas going for as little as $2.35 per gallon in Chicopee Monday. However, the price was 12 cents higher in Greenfield, and 21 cents higher in Charlemont. You can expect to pay more money on gas in
Committee finally acting on complaints at Fisher Hill
The Orange School Committee on Wednesday found a way to let Fisher Hill Elementary School parents and staff vent about the school’s apparent inability to cope with violently disruptive pupils. It’s too bad school officials haven’t figured out how to do the same with the disruptive students themselve
Gardner Man Charged In Attack That Left NH College Student With Fractured Skull
RINDGE, N.H. (CBS) – A Gardner man has been charged with an attack on a New Hampshire college campus that left a student with a fractured skull. Police asked for the public’s help locating vehicles that were seen leaving Franklin Pierce University on December 1. Detectives were searching for a suspe
Athol Police: Dec. 6-8
11:34 p.m. — Medical emergency, Chestnut Hill Avenue. Officer requests ambulance for an adult with injuries related to an assault. 5:10 a.m. — Ambulance requested for 64-year-old having difficulty breathing, High Knob Road.
Mass. man arrested in Franklin Pierce University assault
RINDGE — Police have arrested a Massachusetts man in connection with an assault on Franklin Pierce University's campus earlier this month that left a student with a fractured skull.
VIDEO: Car fails to stop for school bus stop sign, blaring horn in Orange
ORANGE, Mass. (WWLP) - The Orange Police Department released a video of a close-call situation in which a car did not stop for a school bus as a student got ready to cross the street and board.
Easthampton man dies from injuries suffered while cutting down tree
EASTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) - An Easthampton man is dead after suffering injuries while cutting down a tree in Amherst Tuesday morning. Northwestern District Attorney’s Office spokeswoman Mary Cary told 22News the deadly incident happened on Sand Hill Road around 9 a.m. Tuesday.
Man killed while cutting down tree in Amherst
AMHERST, MASS. (WHDH) - An Easthampton man who suffered injuries while cutting down a tree in Easthampton on Tuesday morning has died, officials said. Officers responding to Flat Hills Road for a report of an accident involving a tree found a 38-year-old man suffering from serious injuries, accordin
Leominster woman dies after rolling car, getting struck twice crossing I-190
WEST BOYLSTON - A Leominster woman has been identified as the victim of a fatal pedestrian accident on Interstate 190 early Sunday morning. According to state police, Smarlyn Pamela Reyes, 19, of Leominster, was driving a 2008 Infiniti on I-190 northbound Sunday, about 2:20 a.m., when, for reasons s
`Freeing an Innocent Pittsfield Man' talk at Berkshire Athenaeum to revisit the trial of Bernard Baran
PITTSFIELD — Bernard Baran Jr. spent 21 years in state prison on child molestation charges that were eventually overturned. Four years after his death, the Pittsfield Human Rights Commission will revisit the case that many have since deemed unjust.
Mahar Regional only western Massachusetts public school to compete in eSports
ORANGE, Mass. (WWLP) - In October, the National Federation of State High School Associations, along with its partner, PlayVS, an online gaming provider, launched its first-ever competition of eSports, competitive video gaming, at the high school level.
Between the Rows: Franklin County a perfect place to shop for gardeners
We’ve shopped on Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, but if you are like me, you may not have finished your holiday shopping. Fortunately, there are many places where we can buy everything a gardener, novice or expert, might need in our own neighborhood.
This Farm And Sugar House In Massachusetts Has The Sweetest Little Restaurant
How do you feel about fresh maple syrup? Rich, buttery pancakes? Quaint farmhouse settings? If all of that sounds like heaven to you, head to this adorable farm restaurant and sugar house as soon as possible. Here’s what you need to know about Johnson’s Farm Restaurant.
Police Briefs: Man charged in social media threat
FITCHBURG -- A Gardner man was arraigned Thursday in District Court for allegedly threatening to murder another man using a social media message app, according to court documents.
Leominster Woman Identified as Victim of Fatal Hit-and-Run in West Boylston
WEST BOYLSTON – The Massachusetts State Police have identified the woman killed in a hit-and-run early Sunday morning on I-190 in West Boylston. According to MSP, Smarlyn Pamela Reyes, 19, of Leominster, was heading northbound on I-190 operating a 2008 Infiniti when she lost control of her vehicle a