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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.
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
Chicopee PD: Suspect stole bike at police station after being released from custody
Less than 12 hours later, Wilk said Baroski went to the police station to pick up his bicycle, but was asked to come back at a different time.
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.
Ware man accused of raping multiple women faces new charge for alleged 5th victim
NORTHAMPTON -- Arthur Salsbury, a 42-year-old Ware man already accused of raping multiple women, was back in Hampshire Superior Court Wednesday to be arraigned for another alleged assault.
Police: Man accidentally shoots himself in warehouse store
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Man accused of breaking into Chicopee apartment
Wilk said the suspect, later identified as 29-year-oldRelando Lee Perkins, told the victim he heard a loud bang and wanted to be a good neighbor by going to check it out.
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.
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.
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.
Senate to vote on bill introducing "Safe injection sites"
A study of safe injection sites was introduced by Senate lawmakers as an addition to a bill dealing with the opioid crisis introduced by Governor Charlie Baker back in November. House lawmakers already added their own revisions to the bill, which passed in their chamber. Those House revisions inclu
Ware police have car seats for families in need
The State's Public Safety and Security office awarded $170,000 to 65 local police and fire departments, non-profits and hospitals.
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.
Driver, passenger in stable condition following serious car accident in Agawam
Lt. Donovan said the car crash is still being investigated by Agawam police with the assistance of State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit, Crime Scene Services Section, as well as the office of the Hampden County District Attorney.
Suspect threatened to shoot police officers in the head after resisting arrest, Worcester police say
As Worcester police officers tried to arrest a breaking-and-entering suspect, the man told the officers "he would shoot them in the head the next time he saw them on the street," authorities say.
Ware selectmen schedule town meeting to discuss $1.5M for school repairs
To obtain state assistance, the town must first pony up the money to pay a feasibility study, estimated to cost $54,000.
Women arrested, facing charges in connection to North East St. shooting in Holyoke
(Holyoke Police Department)HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) - A woman has been arrested in connection to a shooting in Holyoke Monday evening.According to Holyoke Police Lt. Jim Albert, police arrestedNatasha Pirelain connection to a shooting that occurred Monday evening on North East Street.Victim in critical
Lightning hits or damages at least 3 buildings in Western Massachusetts as strong thunderstorms move through
MONSON -- Lightning hit or damaged at least three buildings in Western Massachusetts Tuesday afternoon, including one bolt that took out the town's 911 system when it hit the town hall and police department.Lightning hit the building at 110 Main St. about 4:30 p.m.Western Mass Newsreported several h
Southbridge raid apartment after drug investigation, arrest 4, recover stolen gun
The raid came after a lengthy investigation into alleged sales of cocaine in the town by Southbridge Police detectives. Armed with a search warrant, local police and officers from the Central Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council raided a first-floor apartment at 153 Marcy St. at 4:30 a.m., Saturday