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Belchertown house fire started in chimney

BELCHERTOWN — A house fire at 69 Federal St. in Belchertown on Wednesday night began in a chimney attached to a wood stove, according to the state Department of Fire Services.

DAILY HAMPSHIRE GAZETTE - 2019-03-21 21:01:07

Ware Police warning residents of social security scam

WARE, MA (WGGB/WSHM) - Police in Ware are warning residents about a scam going around that requires residents to pay a fee in order to restore their "suspended social security number".


Home invasion defendant Dequan Muhammad testifies he helped plan the crime, but didn’t participate

SPRINGFIELD — Dequan Muhammad took the stand in his own defense Thursday, testifying he didn’t participate in a Chicopee home invasion in January 2017 — but acknowledging that he helped plan the crime.

MASSLIVE.COM - 2019-03-21 20:19:13

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker says President Trump’s comments about John McCain are ‘completely inappropriate’

Gov. Charlie Baker called the late Sen. John McCain a “great man and a great American” following President Donald Trump’s disparaging comments this week. “By any standard John McCain was a great man and a great American, period,” Baker said on WGBH Thursday. “I was brought up in a house where you do

MASSLIVE.COM - 2019-03-21 18:29:22

Massachusetts State Police trooper Robert A. Sundberg convicted of rape of fellow trooper

A Massachusetts State Police trooper convicted of rape this week has been fired by the law enforcement agency. Robert A. Sundburg III was convicted on more than a dozen charges by a jury in Lowell on Wednesday. The charges included two counts of rape, strangulation, assault with intent to rape, thre

MASSLIVE.COM - 2019-03-21 12:03:06

More than a thousand packages cover Massachusetts interstate following UPS truck crash (Video)

Emergency responders spent hours cleaning up a crash scene after more than a thousand packages scattered across a Massachusetts roadway. Massachusetts State Police were called to two separate crashes involving tractor trailers in the southbound lanes of Interstate 495 between 10 and 11 p.m. Wednesda

MASSLIVE.COM - 2019-03-21 10:23:03

Part of East St. in Ludlow closed due to damaged utility pole

LUDLOW, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- A portion of a busy Ludlow roadway is closed while work is done to repair a utility pole. Ludlow Police Sgt. Daniel Valadas said that a tractor-trailer clipped a utility pole in the area of 242 East Street around 2 p.m. Thursday.

WESTERNMASSNEWS.COM - 2019-03-21 21:39:00

Painting of topless woman turning heads in Chicopee Center

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) - 22News followed up on a viewer complaint about a painting of a topless woman on display in Chicopee Center. The large painting sits in the window of 'Oops! an art experience' at the corner of Exchange and Center Streets. 22News spoke with the artist and owner of Oops! an art

WWLP 22NEWS - 2019-03-21 20:46:00

Wine and groceries: Whole Foods pitches ‘shop while you drink’ plan for Massachusetts store

Shopping while hungry is generally frowned upon, as your stomach may do the shopping for you. But what’s the shopping experience like with a glass of wine in your hand? One Whole Foods store in Massachusetts is pitching the idea.

MASSLIVE.COM - 2019-03-21 17:05:26

Ludlow son indicted for assault and battery on his father, who died after assault

SPRINGFIELD — A Hampden Superior Court grand jury has indicted 28-year-old Joao M. Goncalves for assault and battery on his father in Ludlow on June 3. John Goncalves, 54, the victim, was found incapacitated on the ground outside 306 Sewall St., police said at the time. He collapsed there after a fi

MASSLIVE.COM - 2019-03-21 18:12:46

Defendant in 1999 Springfield killing seeks new trial as another convicted killer offers a confession

SPRINGFIELD — Jose Omar Ortiz sat in a Hampden Superior Court courtroom on Tuesday and heard a former co-worker testify Ortiz could not be the person who killed Eddy Reynoso in 1999 in Springfield.

MASSLIVE.COM - 2019-03-21 20:38:19

Two injured following rollover crash in Holyoke

HOLYOKE, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- Two people were taken to the hospital following a crash Thursday afternoon in Holyoke. Holyoke Fire Capt. Kevin Cavagnac said that emergency crews were called to the crash on Laurel Street around 2:15 p.m. today.

WESTERNMASSNEWS.COM - 2019-03-21 19:05:00

Winter 2019 had less snow than average

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - Thursday is the first full day of spring. Our snowfall this winter was a bit below average. It's now spring and most of the snow is gone in the Springfield area. At Westover Air Reserve Base in Chicopee on average, we've usually had 45 inches of snow by now.

WWLP 22NEWS - 2019-03-21 23:10:00

MSP And Barre Police Had To Find Another Armed And Dangerous Stetson School Student Who Escaped Last Night, Seven Hills Foundation Continues To Do Nothing

To read this blog on our ad free website TBDailyNews.com click here. A couple weeks ago I published a blog about the out of control students who attend the Stetson School in Barre. This is a boarding school near the center of town that warehouses extremely troubled and dangerous students. Stetson is

TURTLEBOYSPORTS.COM - 2019-03-20 15:17:29

Western Massachusetts takes action to combat local human trafficking

Last summer, Massachusetts State Attorney General Maura Healey announced an initiative promoting awareness of forced labor trafficking in the state. Specifically, Healey’s office contacted municipal government leaders from all 351 towns and cities in Massachusetts, urging them to discuss signs of hu

DAILY COLLEGIAN - 2019-03-21 04:13:52

Contestants wanted for Ms. Senior Massachusetts

The Ms. Senior Massachusetts program is looking for contestants! It's an inspiring and empowering experience. Here to tell us more are 2018 Ms. Senior Massachusetts Marcia Morrison and runner up Donna McAdam.

WWLP 22NEWS - 2019-03-21 17:28:00

Woman pleads guilty to smuggling Suboxone to Ludlow jail inmate in glasses case

SPRINGFIELD — A 39-year-old Springfield woman on Wednesday pleaded guilty to conspiracy after admitting her role in smuggling Suboxone into the Hampden County Correctional Center in Ludlow.

MASSLIVE.COM - 2019-03-20 20:19:52

Stepping lightly: Dancers of McInerney School are reel stars of Worcester's St. Pat's Parade

AUBURN - Dancing is like dreaming with your feet, said Mozart’s wife, Constanze. To the annual Worcester County St. Patrick’s Parade each March, the McInerney School of Irish Dance brings the stuff that dreams are made of.

TELEGRAM.COM - 2019-03-22 00:03:00

Federal funds made available for testing crumbling foundations

U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney announced Tuesday that the federal Department of Housing has approved nearly half a million dollars in Community Development Block Grants that will support concrete foundations testing programs in Ellington, Stafford and Vernon.

HARTFORD COURANT - 2019-03-21 20:46:11

Ludlow police looking to identify two people accused of stealing a dirt bike

LUDLOW, Mass. (WWLP) - Police in Ludlow are asking for help identifying two people accused of stealing a child's dirt bike. According to the Ludlow Police Department, officers were called to multiple break-ins in the downtown and State Street area over the weekend.

WWLP 22NEWS - 2019-03-20 17:49:00