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Chicopee charges additional, similar crimes to Springfield officer accused of child rape

In Springfield, Cintron is charged with eight counts of rape of a child with force, five counts of indecent assault and battery on a child under 14, and five counts of witness intimidation.

WWLP 22NEWS - 2018-05-26 01:14:53

Man sentenced to life for fatal stabbing of high school girlfriend

Nickolas Lacrosse, of Springfield, was sentenced to life without parole Thursday after a jury found him guilty of first-degree murder.

NEW YORK POST - 2018-05-25 22:26:59

Grand jury indicts man for allegedly raping 9-year-old Springfield girl and giving her syphilis

Jesus M. Diaz, 48, is charged with aggravated rape of a child, open and gross lewdness and two counts of indecent assault and battery on a child. The indictment was issued May 18 by a Hampden Superior Court grand jury.

MASSLIVE.COM - 2018-05-26 09:29:00

One Man Arrested Following Springfield Bank Robbery

Springfield, Mass. (WWLP) - One man was arrested in Springfield Saturday afternoon following a bank robbery.Springfield Police Spokesman Ryan Walsh told 22News the robbery happened at the TD Bank at 1441 Main Street around noon. The suspect has been identified as 43-year-old Ricardo Collazo.Springfi

WWLP 22NEWS - 2018-05-26 18:46:02

Hundreds of Springfield residents without power

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - Hundreds of Springfield residents woke up to no power this morning.Jame Bryggare of Eversource media relations told 22news that Springfield residents lost power around 6:30 a.m. Saturday morning. Currently the number of residents without power is around 300.Bryggare also

WWLP 22NEWS - 2018-05-26 12:11:40

Trial delayed for East Longmeadow motorist charged after double fatal motorcycle crash

Steven Thompson, 26, was scheduled for trial Thursday in Springfield District Court on one count of driving under the influence of liquor. But the date was pushed back to June 26 at the request of defense lawyer Joseph Franco, according to court records.

MASSLIVE.COM - 2018-05-26 08:06:00

Springfield man, best friend compete on 'Wheel of Fortune'

Lenny Underwood of Springfield has a wide-range of accomplishments on his resume: Freelance photographer, personal trainer, substitute teacher and owner of his own sock line.

MASSLIVE.COM - 2018-05-25 08:01:00

Windsor Locks, East Windsor Set to Open Softball Tournaments

WINDSOR LOCKS-EAST WINDSOR, CT — Looking to end a 40-year dry spell, the Windsor Locks High School softball team begins its quest for a Class S state championship Tuesday.

PATCH - 2018-05-25 19:27:57

Medical marijuana dispensary opens in Springfield

INSA, previously known as Hampden Care Facility, changed its name to reflect a merging of different cannabis strains.

WWLP 22NEWS - 2018-05-25 15:37:39

Several streets in Chicopee to close on Memorial Day for parade

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) - Crews will close several streets in Chicopee for the Memorial Day parade Monday. That includes Front Street, from City Hall to Academy Street, and All of Exchange Street.

WWLP 22NEWS - 2018-05-25 23:51:22

September hearing date set for Gary Schara, charged with the 1992 killing of Lisa Ziegert in Agawam

SPRINGFIELD -- The lawyer for Gary Schara, the suspect in the 1992 killing of Lisa Ziegert, was in Hampden Superior Court Friday on a motion to continue a pretrial hearing.

MASSLIVE.COM - 2018-05-25 13:52:00

Rockville to Open Softball Tournament On the Road

VERNON, CT — Seeking its first state championship since 2012, the Rockville High School softball team will open the Class L tournament on the road, as pairings were announced Friday morning.

PATCH - 2018-05-25 18:52:44

Teenage girl stabbed 32 times by ex after she began dating someone else

Nickolas Lacrosse, of Springfield, was sentenced to life without parole Thursday after a jury found him guilty of first-degree murder.

WESH - 2018-05-25 11:04:00

Suspended Springfield police officer Daniel Cintron, charged with child rape, ruled too dangerous for bail

SPRINGFIELD -- A suspended Springfield police officer arrested last week on child rape charges has been ruled too dangerous to be released on bail.Judge Michele Ouimet-Rooke ordered defendant Daniel J. Cintron held without right to bail after a detention hearing Wednesday in Springfield District Cou

MASSLIVE.COM - 2018-05-25 17:39:00

Springfield man to be sentenced Thursday for first degree murder of ex-girlfriend

Photo Courtesy: Hampden County DA's officeSPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - A Springfield man found guilty of first-degree murder is scheduled to be sentenced Thursday morning.The Hampden County DA’s office is expected to speak on the guilty verdict and post-sentencing of Nicholas Lacrosse at a news confe


Public invited to comment as MGM Springfield seeks permission to serve alcohol to active gamblers until 4 a.m. on casino gaming floor

During a Gaming Commission meeting in Boston, MGM officials gave a detailed description of its application for an alcoholic beverage license including its request for a limited 4 a.m. closing hour, beyond the 2 a.m. closing time allowed in Massachusetts.


VIDEO: 360° angle of 22News The Voice Viewing Party after Brynn Cartelli wins

Link to VR, a VR/AR Business shared with us 360° video of the crowd at the 22News "The Voice" Viewing Party last Tuesday. They captured the moment Brynn Cartelli was announced as the winner!

WWLP 22NEWS - 2018-05-25 21:10:11

Car caught on fire at Agawam rotary after dragging abandoned mattress

Lt. Blanchette explained that somewhere along the way, the mattress caught on fire, causing the car to also catch on fire by the Agawam rotary near Route 57 around 9:50 a.m.


Police Seize More Than 30,000 Heroin Bags In Western Mass.

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Officials say more than 30,000 bags of raw heroin have been seized in Massachusetts and four men have been arrested for drug trafficking.


Aldi to reopen on Boston Road in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD -- Aldi, the German discount supermarket chain, will reopen its location at 1284 Boston Road at 8:30 a.m. May 31.