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Springfield search for shoplifting suspect in Five Mile Pond ends with no one found
Firefighters launched a boat near 1020 Boston Road and spent about two hours searching the water after police reported a male may have jumped into the pond to elude officers and was not seen again. The person was not found despite the search, said Dennis Leger, aide to Fire Commissioner Bernard J. C
Police: Man rescued from Westfield River after trying to save dog
A search involving Chesterfield Police Dept, Chesterfield Fire Dept, State Police as well as Huntington Fire and police began.
Springfield police arrest 2, get 2 stolen guns off city streets
SPRINGFIELD - Police, during two separate arrests overnight, got two stolen guns off city streets.
Ciro's restaurant holds grand re-opening in Springfield
Ciro's was a popular Springfield restaurant decades ago, but the manager says the main street location and the restaurant are an entirely new and different Ciro's, only using the well-known name.
Springfield man who forfeited $10,000 bail when he cut off GPS gets 14 years in his latest gun case
He had at one point posted $10,000 bail and was released with a GPS monitoring device. His original bail of $50,000 had been reduced by a judge.
Lawyers for 2 Springfield cops charged with rape want case tried quickly
Patrolmen Joshua Figueroa, 27, and Derrick Gentry-Mitchell, 28, both of Springfield -- who have each denied two counts of aggravated rape -- were in Hampden Superior Court for what was docketed as a pretrial hearing.
MGM told to tone down Springfield casino billboard
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A casino billboard visible from a Massachusetts highway won’t use animations to draw visitors to MGM’s $960 million resort.The Massachusetts Gaming Commission on Tuesday unanimously denied the Las Vegas company’s request to run videos and moving images on a large, electroni
Lane, ramp closures continue on I-91N between Northampton and Deerfield
MassDOT is advising drivers to be mindful of traffic impacts, reduce speed, and to use caution when traveling through the area.
Next marijuana growing class set for Kelly's Home & Garden in Westfield
The next two classes advance into harvesting, lighting, growing indoors vs. outdoors, nutrients, trimming, curing and tips to get the most out of each plant.
MGM Springfield reveals 'The Loop' bus service to bring casino patrons to city attractions (photos)
The free bus service begins at 1 p.m. on opening day, just after traffic clears from a planned parade, said Sandra E. Sheehan, administrator for the Pioneer Valley Transit Authority.
South Windsor PD arrest man on sex assault charges
Pines was charged with Sexual Assault, Reckless Endangerment, Threatening, Assault, Coercion, Breach of Peace and Larceny.
Hadley police investigating reported stabbing
When officers got there, the woman was found bleeding from her abdomen. Kuc said she was taken to Baystate Medical Center for treatment, but has since been released.
Ludlow Police arrest Palmer woman for 5th drunken driving offense
Linda Lecuyer, 63, was arrested at about 12:15 p.m., Friday, and charged with drunken driving, fifth offense; negligent operation of a motor vehicle and for a license plate violation, Police Lt. Daniel Valadas said.
Veteran files appeal after being passed over for Westfield firefighter positions
In May, Westfield fire commissioners bypassed Morin in favor of John Camerota, Police Chief John Camerota's son, which triggered Morin's claim. They bypassed him again last month for Michael Wailgum, nephew offormer Fire Chief Mary Regan.
Big Y now selling drug-neutralizing kit
SPRINGFIELD -- Big Y Pharmacy and Wellness Centers along with all Big Y supermarkets now sell a pouch that neutralizes medications, even opioid painkillers, at home and prepares the medications for safe disposal.
Case closed: 15 murder cases were resolved in Hampden Superior Court in the past year
Each of those trials took a tremendous amount of work from lawyers on all sides, judges, court staff, victim witness advocates and law enforcement.
Enfield man charged with assaulting woman in WL
WINDSOR LOCKS — Local police say they arrested an Enfield man Thursday in a July 27 incident in the parking lot of the local Ruby Tuesday restaurant, in which the man is accused of strangling and assaulting his child’s mother.Christopher Colbert, 36, of 105 First St. is charged with second-degree st
Police: South Windsor teen arrested for arson after settting town property on fire
SOUTH WINDSOR — Police say they’ve arrested and charged Benjamin Saxton, 18, of South Windsor, with arson.
New plans to open medical marijuana growing facility in Florence
FLORENCE, Mass. (WWLP) - Just Healthy LLC wants to build a 174,000 square foot medical marijuana growing facility on Ryan Road in the Florence section of Northampton.
Overnight closures scheduled for section of I-91N, lanes on I-91S in Springfield
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - A section of I-91 North and lanes on I-91 South will be closed overnight for construction work starting Monday.According to MassDOT Spokesperson Patrick Marvin, the closures will continue daily throughout the week from 7 p.m. to 5:30 a.m.Marvin said drivers will be direct