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Police: Report of a body found at park in Springfield

Police have been called to a report of a body bound at a park in Springfield. The Springfield Police Detective Bureau confirmed with Western Mass News they were called to Emerson Wright Park Saturday morning for a report of a body found. This was around 8 a.m. Western Mass News has a crew on the wa

WESTERNMASSNEWS.COM - 2018-04-21 15:34:00

Fire at Powdermill Village apartments in Westfield

WESTFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - Many are without a home Sunday night after a fire at the Powdermill Village apartments in Westfield.A portion of Union Street in Westfield is closed after the Westfield Fire Department was called to 126 Union Street Sunday afternoon.Western Massachusetts Red Cross is assist

WWLP 22NEWS - 2018-04-22 20:53:30

Enfield Police Seeking Man With Active Warrant

Jerome W. Jenkins, 41, stands 6-feet-2 and weighs 250 lbs. He is wanted for interfering with an officer, as well as a host of other motor vehicle charges after he was pulled over in a Porsche Cayenne and refused to provide the officer with his license. Instead, he decided to drive away at a high rat

PATCH - 2018-04-22 13:17:29

Dunkin' Donuts to celebrate Earth Day with free coffee

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) - Sunday is Earth Day, and local Dunkin' Donuts in western Massachusetts are celebrating with free coffee! On April 22nd, anyone who purchases a travel mug at a participating Dunkin' Donuts restaurants in Hampden, Hampshire, and Franklin Counties will get a FREE medium hot or

WWLP 22NEWS - 2018-04-22 00:05:56

Springfield Police investigate shots fired on Maynard Street

SPRINGFIELD -- City police are investigating reports of shots fired on Maynard Street. Springfield Police responded to reports of multiple shots fired near 128 Maynard St. just before 4:30 p.m. on Saturday. Police said officers found some shell casings near the address, but no apparent victims. No

MASSLIVE.COM - 2018-04-21 21:00:00

Springfield heroin dealer refused to get help for overdose victim, police say

SPRINGFIELD -- Angel M. Rodriguez didn't seem too concerned that one of his customers was suffering a heroin overdose, according to the police report. Rodriguez slapped him in the face several times, but man kept shaking and struggling to breathe. At that point, Rodriguez decided to leave, and told

MASSLIVE.COM - 2018-04-21 12:05:13

MGM Springfield announces Springfield road projects, traffic advisory

SPRINGFIELD -- MGM Springfield has issued a traffic advisory for the the coming two weeks, in and around downtown Springfield, as a result of improvement projects for certain roads, intersections, sidewalks and traffic signals in advance of the casino opening.

MASSLIVE.COM - 2018-04-22 06:57:00

Chicopee Police searching for assault suspect

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) - The Chicopee Police Department is asking for your help identifying a person of interest in an assault and battery incident that happened last month.Chicopee Police officer Mike Wilk told 22News a victim was sent to the hospital with facial injuries on March 16 around 10 p.m.

WWLP 22NEWS - 2018-04-22 00:50:17

Girl Dead After Tractor-Trailer Hits Her on I-91 in Windsor

A girl is dead after a tractor-trailer hit her on Interstate 91 South in Windsor Thursday evening. Police said the girl was on foot when the commercial truck hit her on I-91 South, north of exit 35, at 6:48 p.m. Authorities have not released the girl's name and said only that she is a juvenile. Anyo


Chicopee police asking for help to ID man involved in assault

The assault happened at about 10 p.m. on March 16. The man in question was recorded on camera on Elmer Drive, said Michael Wilk, police public information officer.

MASSLIVE.COM - 2018-04-21 09:17:00

Westfield police trying to locate missing teenage girl

WESTFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - Police are trying to locate a teenage girl who has been reported missing by her parents.Westfield police posted on the department’s Facebook pagethat 14-year-old Bonnie Voisine was last seen by her parents on Thursday.Voisine is described as 5’5 tall with brown hair.Anyone

WWLP 22NEWS - 2018-04-21 01:13:46

The Springfield College baseball team punched its ticket to the NEWMAC conference tournament with a win over WPI at Archie Allen Field on Tuesday, 7-6.

Nine seniors were celebrated for their careers as well (Nick Leduc, Mark Joao, Pete Marsicano, Kyle Naples, Logan Barrett, Ken Manero, Jack Weinberger, Joe Gamache, Kyle Allen).The offense totalled 12 hits and plated the go-ahead run in the seventh inning to earn its 19th win of the season.

SCSTUDENTMEDIA.COM - 2018-04-21 18:20:50

Police: Springfield homicide victim gunned down over 3 jars of marijuana

SPRINGFIELD - Late on March, 28, 2017, Cory K. Douglas-Huard was gunned down outside his house, shot three times during a dispute over three jars of marijuana, according to court records. An hour later, the 37-year-old was pronounced dead at Baystate Medical Center, the city's first homicide victim


3 arrested in Palmer following multi-town police chase

Three suspects are facing a number of drug and traffic charges after they allegedly led police on a chase through several towns in Hampden County late Monday night. Ludlow Police Sgt. Daniel Valadas said 46-year-old Robert Melling of Ludlow, 22-year-old Ruben Torres of Palmer, and 22-year-old Jonat


Alleged WMass heroin dealer with 2 arrests in 6 months gets bail reduction after defense lawyer questions search warrant

He said in the case against his client, Stalin Marte-Castillo, all the drugs were found in his rented vehicle outside the Westside Inn of Riverdale Street. No drugs were found in the room in which Marte-Castillo was staying at the motel, Smith said.


Springfield police charge man with murder in connection with shooting death 13 months ago in Forest Park neighborhood

SPRINGFIELD - A suspect, wanted in connection with the shooting death of a man in the Forest Park neighborhood over a year ago, was arrested by police Tuesday. Police spotted the suspect driving on Johnson Street, the very same street where 37-year-old Corey K. Douglas Huard was fatally shot shortly


3 arrested in connection with alleged drug operation near Holyoke school

Photo Courtesy: Holyoke Police Department HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) - Three people are in custody after an investigation into illegal drug distribution across the street from an elementary school in Holyoke, police say. Lieutenant Jim Albert of the Holyoke Police Department told 22News 24-year-old Abima


Man convicted of hiring hit man to kill father ruled too dangerous for bail on new charges in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD - Two week after being found competent to stand trial, John C. Platten has been ruled too dangerous to be released on bail before his trial. Platten, 47, of Stoughton, will be held for the next 120 days at the Hampden County Correctional Center under an order issued Friday by Judge Patr


West Springfield man allegedly stabbed victim 5 times on railroad tracks; bail set at $10,000

Jerid T. Witt, 20, pleaded not guilty Tuesday in Springfield District Court to attempted murder and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.


See the abandoned rail line some Springfield residents want transformed into a $3 million bike-pedestrian trail (drone video, photos)

Elizabeth Stevens, chairwoman of the McKnight Rail Trail Committee, is encouraging anyone interested in the proposed paved bikeway-walkway to attend the meeting, from 1:30 to 3 p.m., at the library, 765 State St.