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Chuck Stone Little League raising money to fix flood damaged field

ATHOL, Mass. (WWLP) - A little league field in Athol was completely flooded when the Millers River overflowed its banks this weekend. The Chuck Stone Little League is trying to raise enough money to cover all the flood damage. The James H. Salvan field in Athol was flooded Saturday morning. Flooding

WWLP 22NEWS - 2018-01-15 23:52:44

Snow on way as Central Mass. weather roller coaster continues

WORCESTER - With residents of Athol still dealing with ice jam problems caused by last week's roller coaster weather, the region is in line for another chapter of snow. Beginning Tuesday evening and continuing through midday Wednesday, as much as 7 inches of snow is expected for the Worcester area,

TELEGRAM.COM - 2018-01-15 17:40:13

Hometeam Central Mass. Division 3/3A hockey media poll

The Hometeam Central Mass. Division 3/3A boys' hockey media poll (with record, last week's record, first-place votes and total points tabulated on a 5-4-3-2-1 basis): Dropped out: None Others receiving votes (with record, total points): Lunenburg (8-2-0, 1). Poll voters: Steve Kendall, T&G; Chris Ky

TELEGRAM.COM - 2018-01-15 22:06:19

Deerfield Academy students to volunteer at Food Bank for Martin Luther King Day

By AVIVA LUTTRELL In Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s vision of the “Beloved Community,” poverty, hunger and homelessness would be no more as all people share in the wealth of earth — realizing that individual well-being is inextricably linked to the well-being of others. Deerfield Academy students wil

DAILY HAMPSHIRE GAZETTE - 2018-01-15 08:00:00

Water to be released upstream from Athol ice jams

ATHOL - A planned release of water from two dams on Monday will be monitored by local officials, who hope residents of the Morton Meadows apartments can return home soon after ice jams in the Millers River threatened the complex Saturday. As a precaution, nearly 30 residents, all senior citizens, we

TELEGRAM.COM - 2018-01-15 01:23:47

Flooding forces evacuation of elderly housing complex in Athol

ATHOL, Mass. (WWLP) - Just to the east of western Massachusetts in the town of Athol, ice jams caused flooding that forced an elderly housing complex to be evacuated. All the rain we had broke off an ice mass in the Millers River and hit the Exchange Street Bridge. Equipment that attaches a water li


Emergency crews respond to ice jam, flooding in Athol

ATHOL -- Emergency crews have responded to a large ice jam that reportedly slammed into a bridge, causing flooding and leading residents to evacuate from their homes Saturday, according to various news outlets. The Orange Police Department told Western Mass News that the Morton Meadows Section of At


Athol ice jam damages bridge; forces limited evacuation

ATHOL – A mass of ice broke free along the Millers River early Saturday morning forcing the evacuation of the Morton Meadows housing complex and the closure of the Exchange Street Bridge, according to town manager Shaun A. Suhoski. As of 10 a.m. there are no reports of injuries. As a precaution agai


No injuries in Coldwater Township house fire Sunday

Fire COLDWATER, MI (WTVB) - No injuries in a late Sunday morning house fire in Coldwater Township. Branch County 911 Central Dispatch was notified about the blaze at 269 Sprague Road near Harvey Road at around 11:15 a.m. Sunday. The alarm was called in as a television fire. The Coldwater Fire Depar

WTVBAM.COM - 2018-01-15 13:51:00

Cop Caught on Video Smashing Handcuffed Woman's Face to the Floor-No Charges

Coldwater, MI - Last July, Tiffany McNeil would walk into the Branch County Jail only to leave in a stretcher moments later after being brutally assaulted by a police officer and knocked unconscious while she was handcuffed. That police officer was identified in a report by TFTP last month as Coldwa


Strategic plan first for ProMedica Coldwater Regional Hospital

Don't expect immediate changes with the takeover by ProMedica Health systems of the former Community Health Center of Branch County on Jan. 1. TOLEDO - Don't expect immediate changes with the takeover by ProMedica Health systems of the former Community Health Center of Branch County on Jan. 1. ProMe

THEDAILYREPORTER.COM - 2018-01-15 20:03:48

Eastmead no longer employed by Coldwater Police

Tiffany McNeil claims Coldwater City Police Officer Lewis Eastmead slammed her to the floor at the Branch County Jail July 24, 2017 (photo provided by attorney Solomon Radner) COLDWATER, MI (WTVB) - The police officer at the center of a controversial video that went viral last month and caused a pu


New Coldwater restaurant looking for variance for signs

COLDWATER, MI (WTVB) - The owners of the Wings Etc. Restaurant on Coldwater's east side are scheduled to come before the city's Zoning Board of Appeals Wednesday to seek a variance on the amount of signage they can put up on the property. Harrison Investment Properties wants to install 367 square fe


City Council hears negative comments on police case

City of Coldwater sign COLDWATER, MI (WTVB) - If recent comments are any indication, many Coldwater residents are viewing the Coldwater Police Department and the City of Coldwater in a negative light these days following the release of a video last month which showed Coldwater Police Officer Lewis

WTVBAM.COM - 2018-01-15 15:15:00

BUSINESS BEAT: $10 million for heating help

COLDWATER, MI (WTVB) - Consumers Energy has announced they are donating $10 million to help people with their heating bills. Consumers Energy is encouraging people who are facing hardship to call 2-1-1. They might be referred to six nonprofit organizations that are receiving the money from the utili

WTVBAM.COM - 2018-01-15 16:06:00

Some open, some closed for MLK Day Monday

Martin Luther King Jr. sculpture in the Kalamazoo Park that bears his name.(photo by John McNeill) COLDWATER, MI (WTVB) -Today is Martin Luther King Jr Day, a day set aside to honor the slain civil rights leader. Federal government offices are closed today, as is the Branch County Courthouse. While

WTVBAM.COM - 2018-01-15 15:09:00

Help bring Winnie the Pooh to Payson

Auditions for the musical, Disney's Winnie the Pooh KIDS, will be on Thursday, Jan. 25 at 4 PM at Mountain Bible Church for youth ages 7 to 17. Join directors, Catherine and Adriane Blanco, as they go on a musical adventure with Pooh, Tigger, Piglet, Owl, Kanga, Roo, Eeyore, and their forest friends

PAYSON ROUNDUP - 2018-01-15 18:42:00

City won't combine police, fire stations

COLUMBUS - The city won't be combining the downtown police and fire stations at a shared public safety facility. After forming a committee consisting of city staff and community members to review potential locations, City Administrator Tara Vasicek said the group determined the "sheer magnitude" of

COLUMBUS TELEGRAM - 2018-01-16 04:30:00

Shelby teen dies in hunting accident

GENOA - A teenage girl died following a hunting accident that occurred over the weekend along the Loup River south of Genoa. The 13-year-old from Shelby was hunting with her father and two family friends around 5:30 p.m. Sunday when the black-powder gun she was using accidentally discharged, accordi

COLUMBUS TELEGRAM - 2018-01-15 17:45:00

What's a service dog?

"You cannot share your life with a dog, as I had done in Bournemouth, or a cat, and not know perfectly well that animals have personalities and minds and feelings." - Jane Goodall Are you losing your sight or hearing? Are you physically limited with daily activities? Do you suffer from a seizure dis