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After mayor gets bogus checks in mail, Springfield officials warn public to beware of scam

SPRINGFIELD -- City officials issued a warning to the public on Thursday to beware of a bogus check scam circulating in the region. The scam generally involves counterfeit checks being mailed to consumers and businesses, asking that the recipient wire back funds to cover fees, the city warning said.

MASSLIVE.COM - 2017-11-16 23:10:40

Without running water since August, Ware homeowners to get town hookup

WARE -- A young couple who paid $212,900 to purchase a Church Street home -- their first -- and have been without running water since they moved in Aug. 1, attended last week's selectmen's meeting to complain. The board, by a 3-2 vote, directed the public works department to hook them into the town

MASSLIVE.COM - 2017-11-15 11:18:03

Red Bridge to reopen after two years of being closed

LUDLOW, Mass. (WWLP) - A popular bridge that allows drivers to travel to and from Ludlow, Wilbraham and parts of Palmer is expected to reopen Friday, after being closed for more than two years. The bridge sits along East Street and Red Bridge Road, and crosses the Chicopee River. It is a common rout

WWLP 22NEWS - 2017-11-17 00:01:59

Matthew Hastings arraigned again in 2016 fatal shooting after SJC redefines felony murder

SPRINGFIELD -- Matthew Hastings was arraigned Wednesday for the second time on a murder charge for his alleged role in the fatal shooting of Jeffrey Freitas, thanks to a Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruling on the state's felony murder law. Hastings was first arraigned in Hampden Superior Co

MASSLIVE.COM - 2017-11-15 22:08:28

Economic outlook: 72 percent say economy will improve

More so than in years past, business leaders say the regional economy is looking up. The optimism comes in the results of the 5th annual 495/MetroWest employer survey, according to Michael Harrison, a business professor at Framingham State University. The survey, sponsored by FSU, the 495/MetroWest

METROWEST DAILY NEWS - 2017-11-17 05:57:00

Haley's Turkey Farm continues 50-year tradition

PALMER, Mass. (WWLP) - It's been a strong thanksgiving season for one of western Massachusetts' last remaining turkey farms. Haley's Turkey Farm in Palmer has been raising and selling Thanksgiving turkeys for more than half a century. Owner Mark Haley told 22News, it's in his blood and despite perio

WWLP 22NEWS - 2017-11-16 21:00:44

Palmer Town Council unanimously votes to keep same tax rate for homeowners and businesses

PALMER -- The Town Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to keep the same tax rate for homeowners and businesses. The tax rate that the town's assessors proposed is $20.64 for each $1,000 of property valuation. The proposed rate requires approval by the state Department of Revenue to take effect. The

MASSLIVE.COM - 2017-11-17 02:13:50

Palmer man pleads guilty in U.S. District Court to acting as 'middle man' between Pakistani drug company and American buyers

SPRINGFIELD -- A Palmer man has pleaded guilty to drug conspiracy and other charges for his role as a "middle man" between a Pakistani company illegally distributing prescription drugs in this country, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. Harry Aliengena, 64, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to impo

MASSLIVE.COM - 2017-11-16 21:05:18

Banning motorcycle rider killed in crash with truck on Hwy. 243

A Banning motorcycle rider was killed in a collision with a Ford truck Wednesday afternoon, the California Highway Patrol said. The rider, a 40-year-old man, was heading south on Highway 243 near Highway 74 in the Idyllwild area when his bike crossed into the northbound lane and was hit by the truck

RIVERSIDE PRESS ENTERPRISE - 2017-11-16 23:35:46

Is Banning wise to invest tax dollars in regional planning?

A while back, Councilman Don Peterson was mystified when he couldn't find the interim city manager in his office. Then he couldn't find the public works director, the community development director or the administrative services director. They were all in Riverside in meetings with something called

RECORDGAZETTE.NET - 2017-11-17 11:00:00

Seniors and shut-ins celebrate Thanksgiving with Rotarians

Kay Burton was enjoying a Thankgiving meal several weeks early with her friends, Bernice Orton and Manuel and Carmen De Los Rios at the Chatigny Center last Saturday. The Beaumont-Cherry Valley Rotary Club provided a meal of turkey, stuffing, green beans, mashed potatoes and gravy, yams and a slice

RECORDGAZETTE.NET - 2017-11-17 16:00:00

Elks Lodge honors Pass area's veterans

The Banning-Beaumont Elks Lodge No. 1839 in Beaumont honored veterans the night of Nov. 9 with a dinner, dancing and music representing each branch of the military. The lodge's Exalted Ruler Bob Loranger said that 82 tickets were sold for the dinner to veterans, their families and friends. Dinner in

RECORDGAZETTE.NET - 2017-11-17 08:45:00

Communal living, New York style...

In my previous columns I wrote, nostalgically, about some of my experiences as a soda jerk in my uncle's corner candy store. The candy store and hundreds of others throughout the Metropolitan area was located on the ground floor or street level of an apartment building, sometimes referred to as a te

RECORDGAZETTE.NET - 2017-11-17 08:00:00

Banning legal marijuana doesn't stop illegal market

The Orange County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to advance an ordinance to prohibit commercial cannabis activity and outdoor personal cultivation in the county's unincorporated areas ahead of Jan. 1, when new state laws pertaining to marijuana go into effect. By prohibiting such activity, Orang

OCREGISTER - 2017-11-16 03:00:56

Green Valley Farms is closing its doors after five decades

Green Valley Farms is closing its doors after serving Yucaipa and the local community for nearly 50 years. New owner Ralph Trejo, who recently purchased the business, said the reason for its closure is the high Workman's Compensation fees for the upcoming year. It is not be feasible to remain open.

NEWSMIRROR.NET - 2017-11-17 02:00:00

Palm Desert Walmart employees arrested, accused of loading gift cards fraudulently

Several Palm Desert Walmart employees were arrested Wednesday after an investigation revealed they embezzled money through gift cards from the store. The Palm Desert Business District Team were first alerted on Nov 2. when they received information about an embezzlement scheme at the Palm Desert Wa

DESERT SUN - 2017-11-16 18:45:41

WATCH: Hurricane Irma forms by dust in NASA atmosphere video

Source: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center (WFLA) - NASA released a new video this week showing changes in the Earth's atmosphere from space. That includes startling new images of the 2017 hurricanes that hit the U.S. and the Caribbean. The Goddard Space Flight Center says this video shows tiny pa

WFLA.COM - 2017-11-17 14:03:43

Hernando man accused of molesting exchange students commits suicide before court appearance, police say

Bruce McAllister HERNANDO COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) - Police say a man accused of molesting underage foreign exchange students in Brooksville committed suicide before his court appearance Thursday. Bruce McAllister, 68, was accused of using a school-sponsored foreign exchange program to lure and sexuall

WFLA.COM - 2017-11-16 16:34:51

Hillsborough sheriff's office searching for hit-and-run driver after bicyclist killed

(Source: Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office) HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) - A bicyclist was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver Thursday evening. According to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, a the man was riding his bicycle on Sydney Washer Road at Fietzway Road when he was k

WFLA.COM - 2017-11-17 01:31:36

Manhunt underway after three Florida inmates escape

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- A massive manhunt is happening now near Tallahassee after three inmates escaped overnight. These are the three guys who escaped shortly after midnight. Joel Teraill Cooper - black male 5'08" 187 lbs. date of birth 12/7/1973 charges Burglary of Business Donald James Cotterman - w

10NEWS - 2017-11-17 12:13:51