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3 Springfield men arrested after home invasion in East Windsor

Jose Torres, Luis Velazquez, and Wilson Zayas (East Windsor Police) EAST WINDSOR, Conn. (WTNH) - Police in East Windsor, Connecticut have arrested three suspects in connection with a home invasion on Kreyssig Road Tuesday afternoon. At approximately 12:30 p.m., police were dispatched to Kreyssig R

WWLP 22NEWS - 2017-09-20 12:39:37

Springfield police looking for missing 19 year-old

Jose Diaz, 19, of Springfield has been missing since Saturday, September 16. Image Courtesy: Springfield Police Department SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - Springfield police need the public's help to find a young man who has been missing since the weekend. Springfield police spokesperson Ryan Walsh to

WWLP 22NEWS - 2017-09-20 19:59:05

Man wounded in Wednesday morning shooting in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - A man was taken to Baystate Medical Center following a shooting in Springfield late Wednesday morning. Springfield police spokesman Ryan Walsh told 22News that the city's Shotspotter activation system went off shortly before 11:00 A.M., indicating gunfire in the area of G

WWLP 22NEWS - 2017-09-20 17:02:43

Gas leak on Alden Street in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - Columbia Gas crews are working to make repairs, following a gas leak in Springfield's Old Hill neighborhood at around midday Wednesday. Dennis Leger, aide to the Springfield fire commissioner, told 22News that a contractor hit a gas line in the road near 140 Alden Street.

WWLP 22NEWS - 2017-09-20 16:42:02

Memorial services announced for Jafet Robles, Springfield community activist killed in Chicopee

SPRINGFIELD - Memorial services for Jafet Robles, a community organizer who was found shot to death in Chicopee, are scheduled for Thursday and Friday. On the eve of his wake, Mayor Domenic J. Sarno offered his condolences to the family and friends of Robles, 33, who he worked with a number of times

MASSLIVE.COM - 2017-09-20 22:09:26

Pigskin Prophet 2017: Week 3 highlighted by matchup between West Springfield, Central

Now that's more like it. After a sluggish week one, the Prophet bounced back in week two going 18-4 (82 percent) in predictions. A few missteps kept us from perfection -- tip of the hat to Minnechaug -- but it's in line with our goal of nailing 80 percent of the picks. The Prophet hopes to build on

MASSLIVE.COM - 2017-09-21 03:00:00

Departing DevelopSpringfield CEO hopes to restart stalled Bridge Street project

SPRINGFIELD -- Departing DevelopSpringfield CEO Jay Minkarah said Wednesday he hopes the organization can restart construction at the stalled Springfield Innovation Center within a few weeks and complete the long-awaited project sometime later this fall. But general contractor NL Construction of Lud

MASSLIVE.COM - 2017-09-20 21:20:18

Inmate crews aid with major improvements at Springfield Duggan Academy auditorium, gym

SPRINGFIELD -- City and school officials on Wednesday showed off major improvements to the auditorium and gymnasium at John J. Duggan Academy, saying work done by inmate crews and city workers saved nearly $400,000. Officials including Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and Superintendent of Schools Daniel Warw

MASSLIVE.COM - 2017-09-20 20:48:10

Man shot in the leg Wednesday morning in Springfield

Springfield police are investigating a late Wednesday morning shooting that took place near Grant Street. Ryan Walsh, spokesperson for the Springfield Police Department said that just before 11 a.m. a Shotspotter Activation went off in the area of Grant and Armory Streets. When police arrived to 9 G

WESTERNMASSNEWS.COM - 2017-09-20 20:47:00

Springfield police seek help locating a missing man

SPRINGFIELD - Police are seeking the public's help in locating a 19-year-old man who was last seen by his family four days ago. The man, Jose Luis Diaz, may be in need of medical attention, according to police. Diaz is Hispanic, around 5 feet, 6 inches tall, and weighs between 170 and 185 pounds. H

MASSLIVE.COM - 2017-09-20 19:55:05

Blue Cross volunteers help retired Springfield Vietnam Vet fix up his home (photos, video)

SPRINGFIELD-Even though Lonnie Chappell of Springfield is a retired Vietnam Veteran of the US Marine Corps, an army of blue showed up to help him around the house on Wednesday. Volunteers from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts and members of Revitalize Community Development Corporation (C

MASSLIVE.COM - 2017-09-20 19:42:22

DevelopSpringfield CEO Jay Minkarah steps down

SPRINGFIELD -- DevelopSpringfield CEO Jay Minkarah has resigned, taking a job at a regional planning commission in New Hampshire, according to a statement issued by the organization Wednesday. In the prepared statement, Minkarah said "It has been an honor to be a part of what is sure to be a great

MASSLIVE.COM - 2017-09-20 19:28:28

Gov. Charlie Baker names 2 new UMass trustees; Springfield resident Edward Collins' term expires

BOSTON -- Gov. Charlie Baker on Wednesday appointed two new University of Massachusetts trustees, leaving three Western Massachusetts residents on the 22-member board. Baker named Stephen Karam, principal of an executive and corporate benefits consulting firm, and Massachusetts AFL-CIO President Ste

MASSLIVE.COM - 2017-09-20 19:07:19

Springfield man wins $1M on scratch ticket

Miguel Negron Jr. of Springfield won $455,000 after taxes on a scratch ticket Sept. 11, 2017. BRAINTREE -- Springfield resident Miguel Negron Jr. recently claimed his winnings from a $1 million scratch ticket at Massachusetts Lottery headquarters. Negron on Sept. 11 chose to collect a one-time payo

MASSLIVE.COM - 2017-09-20 18:33:35

Contractor hits natural gas service line in Springfield's Old Hill neighborhood, no injuries reported

SPRINGFIELD -- No injuries were reported after a contractor hit a natural gas service line in the Old Hill neighborhood late Wednesday morning. Andrea Luppi, spokeswoman for Columbia Gas, said the gas at the Alden Street leak was shut off and made safe by 12;30 p.m. "Repairs are underway," she said.

MASSLIVE.COM - 2017-09-20 18:29:37

Bill Cosby civil suit in Springfield on hold until criminal trial is over

SPRIGNFIELD -- A lawyer representing seven of the more than 50 women who have come forward alleging Bill Cosby sexually abused them said Wednesday the civil case Cosby faces in federal court here can't move forward until the criminal case against him are over. And, in the event he is convicted, the

MASSLIVE.COM - 2017-09-20 17:19:56

Shooting in Springfield's McKnight neighborhood sends male to Baystate with non-life-threatening injury

SPRINGFIELD - Police are investigating a late Wednesday morning shooting in the McKnight neighborhood that sent a male to Baystate Medical Center with a non-life-threatening injury to his leg. The shooting was reported in the rear of 9 Grant St. shortly before 11 a.m., said Ryan Walsh, spokesman for

MASSLIVE.COM - 2017-09-20 17:07:47

State legislative bill calls for local controls over addiction centers to prevent 'over saturation;' Springfield hearing slated

SPRINGFIELD -- A proposed state law designed to protect poorer communities from an "over saturation" of addiction centers and sober houses is slated for a public hearing Friday at Springfield City Hall. State Rep. Carlos Gonzalez, D-Springfield, is the lead sponsor of the bill, which would require t

MASSLIVE.COM - 2017-09-20 16:54:21

Driver in I-91 chase, crash suspected in Springfield assaults, had fake gun

Connecticut State Police image shows the traffic backup on I-91 in Hartford on Tuesday after the driver of a Chevy Malibu involved in a high-speed pursuit out of Springfield crashed into police near exit 32. The driver involved in a high-speed police chase along Interstate 91 south Tuesday remains

MASSLIVE.COM - 2017-09-20 16:11:35

Springfield's unemployment rate rises in August, but region gains 4,800 jobs over 2016

SPRINGFIELD -- The unemployment rate in the city fell in August to 7.6 percent from 8.7 percent a month earlier in July. But the local jobless rate, which is not adjusted for seasonal changes in the economy, remains higher than the 6.7 percent recorded one year ago in August 2016. The Massachusetts

MASSLIVE.COM - 2017-09-20 14:25:16