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Concerns rising as Stop and Shop strike continues
NORTHAMPTON, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- For more than a week, many of the employees of Stop and Shop have been striking outside grocery stores across western Massachusetts. As the negotiations close on day nine, we have an update on some of the concerns and issues facing both strikers and customers.
At least two seriously injured in Chicopee pedestrian vs. car incident
Chicopee police and fire department emergency medical personnel are at the scene of a pedestrian accident at the intersection of State and Chicopee streets in which at least two people were seriously injured.
Softball Scoreboard for April 19: Erin Gour throws six strikeouts to lead Westfield past Northampton & more
Westfield softball defeated Northampton on Friday, 3-1. Erin Gour pitched six innings for the Bombers, throwing six strikeouts and allowing four hits. The sophomore scored one run and went 1-for-3 from the plate. Emma Lapoint went 1-for-3. Diana Daly went 1-for-2.
Local shoppers growing frustrated with Stop and Shop strike as Easter Sunday approaches
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - Easter is practically here and local shoppers are growing frustrated with the Stop and Shop strike. Stop and Shop employees have been on strike for nine days, and the deli and bakery counters of the grocery chain have remained closed.
Sobriety checkpoint scheduled in Hampden County Friday
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) - State Police are on the lookout for drunk and buzzed drivers in western Massachusetts. They're setting up a sobriety checkpoint somewhere in Hampden County Friday night into Saturday morning.
Springfield Police seeking name, address of woman found near cemetery
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - Police need your help finding the name and address of the woman pictured above. Springfield Police told 22News the woman was found on Parker St. near the Hillcrest Cemetery on Friday.
Stop & Shop employee threatens to sue workers union
NORTHAMPTON, MA (WGGB/WSHM) - A Stop and Shop employee is speaking out and threatening to sue the union representing employees while they're on strike. This is now day nine of the strike, and one Stop and Shop employee says he has crossed the picket line, because of the way customers have been treat
Residents concerned with Baystate Health's plan to close three mental health units
WESTFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - Baystate Health plans to close three mental health units in Hampden and Franklin County. The plan would close mental health services at Noble Hospital in Westfield, Baystate Franklin Medical Center in Greenfield, and Baystate Wing Hospital in Palmer.
Co-owner of Nathan Bill's Bar to be arraigned in court Wednesday
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - The co-owner of Nathan Bills Bar and Restaurant will be arraigned next week on an indictment brought by the state attorney general. John Sullivan is charged with assault and battery and perjury. He's charged in connection with a brawl that took place in a parking lot near
Woman arrested with loaded pistol at Bradley Airport
WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. (WTNH) - Another arrest at Bradley International Airport after a woman tried to get through security with a loaded pistol. Kandice Wainwright was arrested at the TSA checkpoint in windsor locks early Friday morning.
Crews battling house fire in Chicopee
CHICOPEE, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- Emergency crews are on-scene of a fire in Chicopee. Firefighters were called to the home near the intersection of Pine Street and Grove Avenue around 4 p.m. Friday.
Way of the Cross procession brings hundreds to Springfield’s North End on Good Friday (photos, video)
SPRINGFIELD — Every year Christian families line up on Main Street as a costumed reenactment of Jesus Christ carrying his cross makes its way through the crowd on Good Friday.
Southampton honors woman, 99, as town’s most senior resident
SOUTHAMPTON — The Select Board recognized Genevieve Paszko as Southampton’s most senior resident on Tuesday. Paszko sat nearby in a wheelchair by her daughter, Emily Fitzgerald of Southampton, while Select Board chairman John Martin presented Paszko with a certificate at the Town Hall.
License hearings on hold as Springfield officials wait for police reports on recent violence outside nightclubs
SPRINGFIELD — Late-night violence that flared last weekend near two nightclubs — leaving an officer wounded by gunfire and four people stabbed — has not yet led to license hearings with the clubs, as officials are still waiting for the completed police reports.
Off the Menu: Sous vide is one of today’s hot cooking trends
A kitchen technique that uses a controlled temperature water bath as its cooking medium, sous vide is one of today’s hot cooking trends. It's not exactly a new idea; experiments in controlled temperature cookery date back more than two centuries. However, the process did not come into commercial use
Juan Antuna may have taken picture of man he allegedly ran over and killed, police report says
SPRINGFIELD — Juan Antuna, accused of murder in the April 10 death of 54-year-old Jesus Nieves, appeared to take a photo of the victim after driving over him, according to a police report.
Truck gets stuck under bridge on Main Street in Springfield
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - A truck got stuck under a bridge on Main Street and Gridiron Street in Springfield on Friday. The 18-wheeler got stuck under the bridge on Main and Gridiron Streets just before 3:00 p.m. and a portion of Main Street was briefly closed.
Police responding to report of three pedestrians struck in area of State St. in Chicopee
CHICOPEE, MA (WGGB/WSHM) - Police are on scene investigating a report of three pedestrians struck in the area of State Street. Details remain limited at this time, but Officer Michael Wilk of the Chicopee Police Department tells us that an accident reconstruction team was called to the intersection
TRAFFIC: I-91 Southbound in Windsor is closed due to an overturned vehicle
(WTNH) - Connecticut DOT reports Interstate-91 Southbound in Windsor is closed between Exits 37 and 36 because of a car accident involving an overturned motor vehicle. The DOT reported this incident on Friday, April 19 at 7:38 pm.
Holyoke police investigate 6-vehicle crash on High Street.
HOLYOKE — Police continue to investigate a six-vehicle crash that occurred on High Street Thursday afternoon. Western Mass News reported no injuries were reported in the crash. Police closed a section of the road while the damaged cars were removed.