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Man accidentally shoots himself inside Costco in West Springfield
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - Authorities are investigating after a man accidentally shot himself inside the Costco on Daggett Drive Wednesday afternoon.West Springfield police told 22News reports of a man shooting himself at the warehouse store came in before 6 p.m.Police say the man attempted t
Judge awards family of Andrew Wagner $35 million in wrongful death suit against woman accused of fatally stabbing him
SPRINGFIELD -- A Hampden Superior Court judge has awarded $35 million to the family of Andrew Wagner, who was fatally stabbed in Worcester on May 7, 2014.
Springfield murder suspect is 3-time convicted cocaine dealer, court records show
King, 32, of Springfield, was arrested 16 times on a total of 42 charges, from cocaine distribution to firearms possession, during an eight-year period ending in November 2012, court records show.
Section of Cooper Street closed in Agawam due to accident, downed wires
AGAWAM, Mass. (WWLP) - A tractor trailer has pulled down some wires on Cooper Street in Agawam.An Agawam Police Dispatcher told 22News the accident happened in the area of 55 Cooper Street. Police have the section of the road by Heritage Hall closed to traffic while crews work to clear the accident.
Police raid Springfield home for 2nd time in a year, charge owner with herion, cocaine distribution
Narcotics officers watching for suspected drug activity in the Pine Point neighborhood witnessed a Hampden couple in their 60s enter and leave the home at 110 Haskins St. They pulled over the couple at about 11:20 a.m. on Bradley Road and arrested them after finding two bundles of heroin, crack coca
Greenfield woman, who allegedly stabbed ex-girlfriend, denies charge of attempted murder
GREENFIELD -- A Riverside Drive woman, who allegedly stabbed her ex-girlfriend in the neck and side earlier this week, denied a charge of attempted murder in Greenfield District Court.
Guns, drugs, ammo: 4 apartments raided simultaneously in Holyoke
HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) - Four apartments in Holyoke were simultaneously raided by state, local, and federal law enforcement on Tuesday, resulting in four arrests and the seizure of drugs, guns, and ammo.
As casino opening looms, MGM Springfield on course to meet hiring goals for diversity, Springfield residents
SPRINGFIELD -- MGM Springfield officials told the Massachusetts Gaming Commission on Thursday that they are well on course with the hiring of 3,000 casino employees, as pledged, and with meeting goals for local hiring and diversity.
Man released on bail a week ago arrested again on drug charges in Springfield
Springfield Police Department spokesman Ryan Walsh told 22News 25-year-oldJose Padillawas released on bail following his arrest last week, which was on charges of cocaine trafficking, breaking and entering, resisting arrest, and assault and battery on two police officers.
Chicopee police looking to identify shrimp theft suspect
(Courtesy: Chicopee Police Department)CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) - Chicopee police are looking to identify a man accused of stealing several bags of shrimp from the grocery store.Chicopee Police Officer Mike Wilk told 22News the man seen in the surveillance images above stole more than 10 bags of frozen
Woman accused of breaking into Springfield home, stealing electronics
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - A woman is facing two felony charges after allegedly breaking into a home in Springfield overnight.Springfield Police Department spokesman Ryan Walsh told 22News 37-year-oldKarissa Stearnsbroke into a home on Kazbeck Street and stole several electronics. She was later fou
Man sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to deadly samurai sword stabbing in Holyoke
On June 1, 2008, Brindis was found dead on the floor of his apartment at 554 South Street in Holyoke, suffering from a wound caused by a samurai sword he owned.
Springfield police looking to identify man accused of stealing cartons of cigarettes
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - Springfield police are looking to identify a larceny suspect.Springfield Police Department spokesman Ryan Walsh told 22News the man seen in the surveillance images above is accused of stealing nearly three dozen cartons of cigarettes from the New World Gas Station on Sumn
South Windsor police arrest 7 in statewide warrant sweep
Authorities say 30-year-old Donald Havourd ofEllingtonwas arrested, and charged with evading responsibility and failure to drive right. They say he was later released on $1,000 non-surety bond and is scheduled to appear in court on July 30.
Lawyer agrees Springfield cop charged with child rape too 'dangerous' for release
Cintron, 28, of Monson, faces 31 criminal charges, including allegations of child rape involving three victims.
Springfield man, 26, driving on learner's permit arrested for cocaine trafficking in Northampton
Calvin Medina was charged with trafficking in cocaine, conspiracy to violate the drug laws, unlicensed operation of a vehicle and defective equipment, Massachusetts State Police said.
Tuesday's heavy rain affected some area businesses
LUDLOW, Mass. (WWLP) - The heavy rain that came down Tuesday made getting around western Massachusetts quite a challenge."The rain delayed me and I went right to work, I was a bout an hour behind," said Michael Yanginski of Chicopee.It also caused significant flash flooding with many areas receivi
Should cop killers face the death penalty?
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - Following the death of Weymouth Police Sgt. Micheal Chesna, Governor Charlie Baker renewed his call for the death penalty for cop-killers.
Hartford man arrested, facing firearms charges after Springfield traffic stop
(Springfield Police Department)SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - A Hartford man is facing firearms charges in Springfield after police found illegal firearms in his car after a traffic stop Monday evening.According to Springfield Police Spokesperson Ryan Walsh, officers arrested47-year-old Maurice William
2 adults, juvenile arrested after police answer to shots fired call in Springfield
Springfield police told 22News they arrested 27-year-old Calvin Scott, 28-year-old Stephon Graham, and an unidentified juvenile after the shots fired call near Hancock and Central Streets around 9:50 p.m.