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Police: Man in Springfield ATV accident has died

SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- The driver of an ATV that collided with a car last week in Springfield has died, according to police. Springfield Police Spokesperson Ryan Walsh told Western Mass News the accident happened in the area of Devonshire Road and Denver Street just before 1 p.m. on January

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Six arrested, drugs seized from Springfield apartment building

SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- Several people are under arrest following a narcotics investigation in Springfield. Springfield Police spokesperson Ryan Walsh said that for the last two months, members of the department's narcotics unit have been investigating illegal narcotics sales at two apartment

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While govt. shutdown continues, funding for housing authorities are put on hold

WESTFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- As the government shutdown continues, a number of local offices are keeping a close eye on how they could be impacted which includes the Westfield Housing Authority.

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Significant weekend storm in Massachusetts could bring 18 in. of snow north, icing in south: Power outages predicted

A significant storm that could bring as much as 18 inches of snow to the Berkshires, Franklin County and northern central Massachusetts is predicted to begin around 6 p.m. Saturday in Western Massachusetts and move east.

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Police: Convicted rapist wanted for parole violation arrested at Springfield hospital

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - A man convicted of child rape and wanted on a warrant from Connecticut was arrested at a hospital in Springfield Thursday night. Springfield Police said members of the department’s metro unit were able to track down and arrest 44-year-old Ronny Smoot at Mercy Hospital.

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West Springfield man arrested on drug charges

WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - West Springfield arrested a man after a multi-week long investigation into drug activities. According to the West Springfield Police Department's Facebook page, Aaron Brown was arrested n the parking lot of Big Y on Memorial Avenue Wednesday around 6:00 p.m. He is ch

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West Springfield police looking for larceny suspect

WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - West Springfield police are looking to identify a woman who is allegedly a suspect in a larceny from a hotel on Riverdale Street. According to the West Springfield Police Department's Facebook page, the woman also attempted to use stolen credit cards from the larceny

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Proposed retail pot shop on Worthington Street in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - A Springfield cannabis company has announced their plans to open a retail marijuana dispensary at the site of the former Lido's Restaurant on Worthington Street.

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Pet Project 2019: Animals available for adoption on Jan. 16

Each week, MassLive showcases pets available for adoption at shelters at rescue organizations across Massachusetts. With the participation of the shelters listed below, many animals should be able to find a permanent home. Pets are adopted daily so please contact the shelter directly if you are inte

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Search to find missing 23-year-old Springfield man continues

SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- It’s been five days since a Springfield man has gone missing, and friends and family are still searching for answers. The family of 23-year-old Achim Bailey is still hoping for some kind of lead to help find him.

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Luis Gomez denies murder charge in November shooting of Jesus Flores in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD — Luis Gomez pleaded not guilty Thursday to a murder charge for the Nov. 3 shooting of Jesus Flores on Waltham Avenue. Springfield District Court Judge Charles W. Groce III ordered Gomez, 28, held without right to bail.

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Government shutdown impact on food stamp recipients

HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) - Western Massachusetts food stamp recipients may have to turn to Beacon Hill to feel secure about the food stamps they now receive. One in nine residents across the state are part of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance program known as SNAP.

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Part of Route 20 in West Springfield closed due to accident

WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - Route 20 in West Springfield is closed due to a traffic accident. West Springfield police posted on Facebook for people to avoid the area of Lower Beverly Hills on Route 20.

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Massachusetts food stamps recipients will get February benefits early due to government shutdown

Most Massachusetts food stamps recipients will receive their February benefits early due to the partial government shutdown. State officials are cautioning recipients to budget wisely, since those benefits will have to last for the entire month.

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Eric Carle Museum to host free 'Friendiversary' event

AMHERST -- One of the most popular annual events at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art is approaching and thanks to its collaborative nature in the promotion of literacy, free round-trip transportation from Holyoke Public Library and Springfield's Mason Square Branch Library is being offered

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Springfield murder suspect arrested in CT

SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- A suspect is under arrest in connection with the November murder of a Springfield man. Back on November 3, 2018, 48-year-old Jesus Flores was shot on Waltham Avenue in Springfield.

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Hampden Co. Sheriff's Dept. participates in active shooter training

LUDLOW, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- First responders and employees of the Hampden County Sheriff's Department in Ludlow trained today for one of the worst possible scenarios: an active shooter.

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Springfield Works, with pilot program taking 2-generation approach to job readiness, wins 1 of 9 Massachusetts Urban Agenda Program grants

SPRINGFIELD — The Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts' Springfield Works program uses an online portal to match job seekers with opportunities and training to better their chances of landing a good job.

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Community News For The Enfield Edition

ENFIELD -- The Enfield Department of Public Works met with Eversource contractor, Asplundh Tree Service, on Friday, Dec. 21, to kick off the 2019 Tree Trimming Project in town with a target completion date of August 2019.

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Family of alleged victim of Stewart Weldon speaks out

SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- The sister-in-law of America Lyden, one of Stewart Weldon't alleged victims, is speaking out after a pre-trial hearing held Wednesday morning. Lyden's body was found in Weldon's home, along with the remains of two other women.

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