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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

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

Teenage girl arrested for threats against two Springfield schools

Another arrest has been made in connection with threats made to two Springfield schools. Springfield Police spokesperson Ryan Walsh said that a 14-year-old girl was arrested and is now facing felony charges for posting threats on social media directed towards Baystate Academy and MLK Charter School.

WESTERNMASSNEWS.COM - 2018-03-22 18:18:00

Two lanes closed on I-91N in West Springfield due to multi-car crash

(MSP) WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - Two lanes on I-91 North in West Springfield are closed due to a multi-car crash. Massachusetts State Police Trooper Greaney told 22News minor injuries have been reported in the accident, which involved at least five cars. The left two travel lanes are closed

WWLP 22NEWS - 2018-03-22 12:22:00

Feds bust Mexico-to-Springfield drug trafficking ring

SPRINGFIELD -- Eight men, including four from this city, have been charged in three federal indictments with a Mexico-to-Western Massachusetts drug trafficking ring, according to the U.S. Attorney's office. The alleged conspiracy included trafficking 32 kilos of cocaine and one kilo of pure Fentanyl

MASSLIVE.COM - 2018-03-22 14:19:16

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

MGM Springfield hires Andres Gomez, 33, of Ludlow, as director of restaurants

SPRINGFIELD -- Calling it a "dream come true," Andres Gomez, of Ludlow, recently was hired as MGM Springfield's director of restaurants. At 33, Gomez already has a long history in the business. "I'm very, very excited," Gomez, who will work with some premiere chefs coming to the resort casino, said

MASSLIVE.COM - 2018-03-22 11:16:47

One dead in Three Rivers apartment building fire

The overnight fire in Palmer that left one dead had crews from a number of nearby towns on scene to put it out. Around 2 a.m., emergency crews arrived to an apartment building on Springfield Street in the Three Rivers section of Palmer to find heavy flames on the back porch. The fire was on the thir

WESTERNMASSNEWS.COM - 2018-03-22 10:52:00

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


Stoughton man convicted of hiring hit man to kill his father facing new charges in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD -- A former Springfield man, sentenced to eight and a half years in federal prison in 2000 for hiring a hit man to kill his father, has been arrested on new charges. John C. Platten, 47, of Stoughton, was scheduled for arraignment Monday in Springfield District Court on two counts of thr


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

Man gets up to 10 years for fatal parking garage stabbing

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts man who stabbed another man to death in a parking garage during a dispute over vandalism to a car has been sentenced to up to 10 years in prison. The Republican newspaper reports that 30-year-old Anthony Casiano was sentenced Monday after pleading guilty to


Woman shot on Fort Pleasant Avenue in Springfield, 3 people arrested

Springfield police spokesman Ryan Walsh told 22News the shooting took place at 51 Fort Pleasant Avenue around 7:50 p.m. Three people have been arrested. The woman was taken to Baystate Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries, Walsh added. 22News will bring you updates as more information b

WWLP 22NEWS - 2018-03-21 00:42:11

Social media threat under investigation in Springfield

An investigation is underway after a social media threat was made towards a middle school in Springfield. Azell Cavaan, Spokesperson for the Springfield Schools told Western Mass News the threat was made towards the Chestnut Street Middle School. While police believe the threat is not credible, Cav

WESTERNMASSNEWS.COM - 2018-03-21 06:08:00

Police notified about hoax threats involving two Springfield schools on Monday

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - Two schools in western Massachusetts were targeted with hoax threats this week. Springfield police were notified on Monday about two separate incidents involving schools in Springfield being threatened on social media. Springfield Public Schools spokesperson Azell Cavaan


Springfield OUI suspect allegedly had loaded 9 mm pistol under seat

SPRINGFIELD -- A Springfield man charged with drunken driving and carrying a firearm while intoxicated has been released on $1,000 cash bail. Jorge Santana, 27, pleaded not guilty Monday in Springfield District Court to operating under the influence of liquor, carrying a firearm while intoxicated an


Victims Identified In Fatal Springfield, Mass., Fire; Investigation Continues

The scene on Monday, the day after a fatal fire at 49 Belmont Ave. in Springfield, Massachusetts. Dave Roback / MassLive / masslive.com/photos Sunday morning's fire on Belmont Avenue in in Springfield, Massachusetts, killed Aden Abdakadr and his two children, Ahmed Ahmed, who was two, and Fatumo Ahm


Winter Storm Warnings and Watches issued for Wednesday snow storm

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) - Yet another March coastal storm will bring accumulating snow to western Massachusetts. Ahead of the storm's arrival a Winter Storm Warning has been issued for central/eastern Hampden County with the highest accumulations expected there. Where there is less certainty of achie


Springfield PD: 2 arrested for carrying firearms without license

Two men were arrested in Springfield early Saturday morning after police said they were carrying firearms without a license. Officers were called to the 200 block of Oak Grove Avenue around 3:20 a.m. because a group of people were reportedly arguing and a witness said a man was going to get a gun.


Fire consumes South Windsor home

A Cliffwood Avenue home in South Windsor was gutted in an early morning blaze that saw the first and second floors collapse into the basement. There were no injuries.Courtesy of South Windsor Fire Department SOUTH WINDSOR - A raging fire destroyed a large four-bedroom home on Cliffwood Drive early t