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Westfield adopts lighting standards to protect abutters

WESTFIELD - The City Council recently approved an update to the city's lighting ordinance that strengthens protection for abutters and the environment by preventing bright lights from shining onto neighboring properties. The measure was recommended by the ordinance and planning subcommittees, which

MASSLIVE.COM - 2017-12-16 11:56:31

Westfield student launches fundraiser to help critically injured cousin

WESTFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - A critically injured child in a coma in South Dakota will benefit from the compassion and generosity of Westfield school children. Eleven-year-old Gianni Farinacci was injured in an ATV accident. His distant cousin, Nicholas Pighett, a fifth grader at Westfield's Munger Hil

WWLP 22NEWS - 2017-12-15 22:38:58

Westfield Salvation Army in need of toy donations

WESTFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - Hundreds of Westfield families can't afford to buy their children Christmas presents. The Westfield Salvation Army desperately needs donated toys. The few toys they have now barely meet the need. A Westfield father of four, and 14-year army veteran, declined to go on camera

WWLP 22NEWS - 2017-12-15 19:57:46

Westfield schools report seven cases of whooping cough

WESTFIELD -- The school superintendent's office report's seven students within the district have been diagnosed with whooping cough. Western Mass News reported five of the cases have been confirmed at Westfield High School. Whooping cough is a highly contagious respiratory tract infection. Debra Mul

MASSLIVE.COM - 2017-12-15 18:10:03

Whooping cough 'cluster' at Westfield High School

WESTFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - There's been five confirmed cases of whooping cough at Westfield High School. Whooping cough, or Pertussis, is a highly contagious respiratory tract infection. Debra Mulvenna, supervising public health nurse for the city's health department, told 22News all five cases are s

WWLP 22NEWS - 2017-12-15 16:16:06

Westfield police seek help identifying Big Lots shoplifting suspect

WESTFIELD -- Detectives seek the public's help as they work to identify a man suspected of stealing LED light switches and a sweatshirt from the Ocean State Job Lot in October. The suspect first visited the 231 East Main St., store on Oct. 20 and stole $120 worth of the switches, according to a post

MASSLIVE.COM - 2017-12-15 13:53:24

Study reveals traffic signals could alleviate some backup on Westfield's Union Street

WESTFIELD - A traffic study was recently completed on Union Street where it meets Springdale and Paper Mill roads. Mayor Brian P. Sullivan said he hopes the busy intersection will be redesigned, including a turning lane and traffic lights, very soon. "I'm hoping to have this in the Fiscal Year 2019

MASSLIVE.COM - 2017-12-15 11:14:05

Westfield Police looking for missing man who might need medical help

Photo Courtesy: Westfield Police Department WESTFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - Police are trying to locate a man who they say has been missing Thursday morning and may be in need of medical treatment. The Westfield Detective Bureau in a Facebook post said they are looking for 55-year-old James Driscoll. Dr

WWLP 22NEWS - 2017-12-15 03:49:07

Metroplex Health System earns top hospital awards

Leapfrog Top Hospital awards, from the Leapfrog Group, an independent watchdog organization, announced this month the list of top hospitals nationwide. Metroplex Health System earned two of the spots at the top: Metroplex Adventist in Killeen was named among the top general hospitals, and Rollins Br

KILLEEN DAILY HERALD - 2017-12-16 20:41:00

Block party benefits Copperas Cove family

COPPERAS COVE - The House Creek North neighborhood, with help from the Pink Warrior Angels, held a block party at North Pointe Church in Copperas Cove on Saturday to benefit Savannah Lewis, a 16-year-old girl with Ewing's Sarcoma (a rare form of cancer), and her family. Simonette Barnes, one of the

KILLEEN DAILY HERALD - 2017-12-16 23:29:00

Out & About: Upcoming events and activities in Central Texas

Looking for something to do? Here's a list of entertainment, family and social events that's sure to keep you busy. Have upcoming events to include? Email events@kdhnews.com. Items run as space is available. Best Bet Vive Les Arts Theatre, 3401 S. W.S. Young Drive, is performing "The Most Wonderful


Motorcyclist dies in Copperas Cove accident

A motorcycle accident resulted in the death of the motorcyclist early Friday morning. Copperas Cove police and fire departments responded to a call at approximately 2:08 a.m. in the 200 block of Robert Griffin III Blvd., and saw a 2006 Yamaha motorcycle had struck a concrete curb, according to Sgt.

KILLEEN DAILY HERALD - 2017-12-15 16:06:00

Tragedy clarifies purpose for teacher's life

Williams/Ledger Elementary School teacher Amy Hunt was forever changed Oct. 16, 1991, when her life was spared in the Luby's Restaurant shooting in Killeen. She now knows that God had plans for her to teach children - not only academics, but to become kind, considerate, loving respectful citizens wh

KILLEEN DAILY HERALD - 2017-12-15 10:30:00

Saints coach Sean Payton hit with $10,000 fine for improperly entering playing field

The NFL has fined New Orleans coach Sean Payton $10,000 for improperly entering the playing field against the Atlanta Falcons last week. Payton, whose unsportsmanlike conduct against Atlanta was reviewed by the NFL this week due to the league's practice of reviewing all unsportsmanlike conduct penal

KILLEEN DAILY HERALD - 2017-12-15 20:13:00

Four of Cove's most wanted under arrest

When you need some help locating a criminal, turn to social media. Cove police credited the public's help and the department's Most Wanted list with aiding in the arrest of four fugitives on the list, according to a post on the department's Facebook page. Kristopher Gibson, Andrew Sommervold, Jodi A

KILLEEN DAILY HERALD - 2017-12-15 10:30:00

Car show supports Cove Junior High School

The Copperas Cove Junior High School Choir kicked off the school's car show Saturday by winding around the Bulldawg Stadium parking lot, singing Christmas carols. The Starlettes dance team made their rounds, drumming up business for their booth, which sold chili and other food. Knights of Columbus C

KILLEEN DAILY HERALD - 2017-12-15 10:30:00

Church closures painful for parishioners, but some are able to keep serving communities

St. Peter's Church in Kingston was home for six generations of A.J. Smith's family. "It was a community," Smith said. "It was a family." So it was an understandably heartbreaking day when the Archdiocese of New York announced in late 2014 that St. Peter's would be among dozens of churches - includin

TIMES HERALD-RECORD - 2017-12-16 23:03:40

Wrong-way driver charged with DWI

SLOATSBURG - A wrong-way driver on Route 17 near Davis' Sport Shop in Sloatsburg was apprehended early this morning (Saturday) before he could cause any serious damage. That section of the highway is divided with a concrete barrier between the north and southbound lanes. A Ramapo Police officer wa

MID-HUDSON NEWS NETWORK - 2017-12-16 08:00:00


Newburgh, NY Donna entered into rest on Friday, December 1, 2017, after a long and courageous battle. She was born Donna Marie Moore Blake to Simon Eric Moore and Rose Emily Blake in Santo Tomas Hospital, Panama City, Panama on February 23, 1957. Donna was known by her nickname "Tillin" to her frien

TIMES HERALD-RECORD - 2017-12-16 07:00:00

Newburgh man sentenced in sex trafficking case

Edwards GOSHEN - A Newburgh man was sentenced in Orange County Court on Thursday to 12 years in state prison and five years of post-release supervisor for the felony of sex trafficking. Theodore Edwards, 50, was charged with kidnapping, four counts of rape, three counts of sexual act, 12 counts of

MID-HUDSON NEWS NETWORK - 2017-12-16 08:00:00