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3 arrested for possession of illegal guns, drugs at Springfield traffic stop

Updated: 11 hours ago

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By Samantha Galicki and Abigail Murillo Villacorta

Three people from are in custody after police found drugs and illegal guns during a traffic stop in Springfield on Sunday night.

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City leaders call for change after 18-year-old fatally shot in Springfield

Updated: 11 hours ago

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By Maria Wilson, Photojournalist: Anthony Garuti and Abigail Murillo Villacorta

We’re now learning new information following the deadly shooting in Springfield Friday night including who the victim was.

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‘We’re standing up for our rights:’ UMass protestors speak out on court plea deals

Updated: 15 hours ago

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By Wesley Days, Photojournalist: Andrew Evans and Abigail Murillo Villacorta

Two months after over 100 pro-Palestinian protestors tied to an encampment on UMass Amherst campus were arrested, but there’s a new lifeline for some to get out of their charges.

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Getting Answers: Groff Park without running water

Updated: 16 hours ago

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By Olivia Hickey, Photojournalist: Robert Jewell and Abigail Murillo Villacorta

Groff Park is without working water in the bathroom and spray pad for two separate reasons.

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Continued hot, humid weather impacting summer camps

Updated: 16 hours ago

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By Taylor Smith and Ryan Trowbridge

The extreme heat can have an impact on summer camps this week.

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Greenfield murder suspect arraignment date set

Updated: 16 hours ago

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By Samantha Galicki and Abigail Murillo Villacorta

The man accused of murdering another man and leaving the remains inside his Greenfield apartment is set to be arraigned on Tuesday.

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Plea deals offered following arrests at UMass pro-Palestinian protest

Updated: 17 hours ago

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By Wesley Days, Photojournalist: Andrew Evans and Ryan Trowbridge

Deals are developing in some of the cases tied to pro-Palestinian protestors arrested during an encampment at UMass Amherst.

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South Hadley nursing home staff protest over no pay, bounced checks

Updated: 17 hours ago

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By Raegan Loughrey, Photojournalist: Kevin Culverhouse and Ryan Trowbridge

Employees at a South Hadley nursing home were seen outside the facility on Monday to protest what they said have been months of bounced checks and four weeks without pay.

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Northampton Police search for missing woman

Updated: 17 hours ago

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By Abigail Murillo Villacorta

Police in Northampton are seeking the public’s help in locating a missing woman.

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Holyoke pool reopens after water main break

Updated: 18 hours ago

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By Addie Patterson, Ryan Trowbridge and Photojournalist: Erik Rosario

Just in time for our latest stretch of extreme heat, a public pool in Holyoke has now reopened

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Victim of deadly Springfield shooting identified

Updated: 18 hours ago

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By Ryan Trowbridge

Authorities have identified the victim of a deadly shooting that occurred late last week in Springfield.

Springfield man arrested, gun seized after shots fired call

Updated: 20 hours ago

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By Joe Chaisson and Ryan Trowbridge

The arrest stemmed from officers reportedly hearing gunshots in the area of Allen Street and Alberta Street.

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Governor Maura Healey signed a proclamation for ‘Hurricane Preparedness Week’

Updated: Jul. 8, 2024 at 6:41 AM EDT

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By Camelia Reid and Taylor Smith

Governor Maura Healey signed a proclamation declaring the week of July 7 to July 13, as “Hurricane Preparedness Week.”

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Travelers speak on traffic conditions after holiday weekend

Updated: Jul. 7, 2024 at 11:04 PM EDT

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By Olivia Hickey, Photojournalist: Sean Bechtel and Tyler Beraldi

With the holiday week coming to a close, travelers continue to make their way home, and we spoke with some of them.

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Puerto Rican cultural heritage celebrated in Springfield

Updated: Jul. 7, 2024 at 10:55 PM EDT

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By Madison Lisowski , Photojournalist: Rick Mora and Tyler Beraldi

On Sunday, Springfield residents celebrated Puerto Rican cultural heritage.

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Longmeadow woman rescues man from drowning while on family vacation

Updated: Jul. 7, 2024 at 2:31 PM EDT

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By Abigail Murillo Villacorta

A Longmeadow woman heroically saves swimmer at Cape Cod beach on Friday.

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Fire engine struck by hit-and-run tractor trailer truck in Norton

Updated: Jul. 7, 2024 at 2:13 PM EDT

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By Abigail Murillo Villacorta

A fire engine was struck while responding to a motor vehicle crash in Norton on Sunday morning.

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Springfield cooling centers open as temperatures soar

Updated: Jul. 7, 2024 at 1:45 PM EDT

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By Wesley Days, Photojournalist: Benjamin Jackson and Abigail Murillo Villacorta

Plenty of people were looking for some much-needed relief from the heat in Springfield.

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‘Sunday Fundays’ at Wistariahurst Museum kicks off next week

Updated: Jul. 7, 2024 at 9:50 AM EDT

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By Camelia Reid and Abigail Murillo Villacorta

In honor of the 150th anniversary of Wistariahurst Museum relocation to the city, the museum is inviting guests to explore its halls and enjoy “Sunday Fundays!”

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Springfield water improvement project set to begin

Updated: Jul. 7, 2024 at 8:49 AM EDT

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By Camelia Reid and Abigail Murillo Villacorta

Springfield Water and Sewer Commission, Jack Goncalves & Sons, Inc. will repair water pipe lines in the city.

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Enfield crews repair water main break over the weekend

Updated: Jul. 7, 2024 at 8:41 AM EDT

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By Abigail Murillo Villacorta

Officials warned the public about a reporter water main break on Sunday morning.

John Cena announces WWE retirement

Updated: Jul. 7, 2024 at 8:27 AM EDT

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By Amanda Alvarado

John Cena is retiring from WWE.

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Comedy show fundraiser for Officer Santos taking place July 21st

Updated: Jul. 6, 2024 at 10:22 PM EDT

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By Regan Stoddard, Photojournalist: Sean Bechtel and Tyler Beraldi

In Springfield, the community continues to come together to support Springfield Police Officer Nestor Santos as he continues his road to recovery with a comedy show.

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Amtrak services cancelled between New York and New Haven due to electrical issue

Updated: Jul. 6, 2024 at 7:13 PM EDT

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By Quinn Pramberger

Amtrak services were cancelled between New York and New Haven Saturday afternoon due to an electrical issue. The train service is communicating directly with impacted customers about the delay.

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Abandoned Vibra Hospital becomes a “firefighter killer,” city takes action

Updated: Jul. 5, 2024 at 6:55 PM EDT

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By Glenn Kittle, Photojournalist: Sean Bechtel and Tyler Beraldi

The city of Springfield is now threatening legal action against the owners of the old Vibra Hospital after officials say the company has failed to maintain the property and board off the building.

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WATCH: Ludlow teen becomes a hero, leaps from jetski to save runaway boat

Updated: Jul. 5, 2024 at 6:53 PM EDT

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By Regan Stoddard, Photojournalist: Erik Rosario and Tyler Beraldi

A Ludlow teen saved the day on Lake Winnipesaukee on Wednesday while on vacation in New Hampshire.

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Dog perishes in Ware third-alarm house fire, officials say

Updated: Jul. 5, 2024 at 5:38 PM EDT

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By Abigail Murillo Villacorta and Photojournalist: Sean Bechtel

Crews are responding to a house fire on Belchertown Road in Ware.

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Psychic medium Matt Fraser returning to MGM Springfield

Updated: Jul. 5, 2024 at 5:07 PM EDT

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By Matt Price and Ryan Trowbridge

America’s top psychic medium, Matt Fraser, is returning to MGM Springfield for one night only.

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Mother of daughter killed in Boeing crash discusses possible criminal plea deal

Updated: Jul. 5, 2024 at 5:01 PM EDT

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By Addie Patterson and Ryan Trowbridge

Airplane manufacturer Boeing is expected to plead guilty to criminal fraud in connection with two deadly plane crashes involving their 737 Max jetliners.

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Chicopee voter discusses whether Biden should stay in presidential race

Updated: Jul. 5, 2024 at 3:19 PM EDT

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By Abbey Carnivale and Ryan Trowbridge

Following last week’s debate, President Joe Biden’s next chance with a national audience comes Friday night. In a conversation with ABC’s George Stephanopolous

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Hundreds gather for Star Spangled Springfield fireworks

Updated: Jul. 5, 2024 at 12:54 PM EDT

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By Matt Price and Ryan Trowbridge

Hundreds gather for Star Spangled Springfield fireworks

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1 dead, 2 injured in Springfield shooting

Updated: Jul. 5, 2024 at 11:23 AM EDT

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By Ryan Trowbridge

One person is dead and two others were injured in an early morning shooting in Springfield.

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LIST: Upcoming fireworks displays

Updated: Jul. 4, 2024 at 9:14 PM EDT

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By Western Mass News staff

The night skies over several western Massachusetts communities will soon be illuminated by fireworks.

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Local berry farm kicks off Blueberry picking season in Northampton

Updated: Jul. 4, 2024 at 4:44 PM EDT

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By Taylor Smith and Tyler Beraldi

Blueberry picking season is in full swing and local berry farms around western Mass are working hard to ensure every visitor experiences the joy of picking the best blueberries they can find.

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16th annual Naturalization Ceremony held in Northampton

Updated: Jul. 4, 2024 at 4:29 PM EDT

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By Regan Stoddard, Photojournalist: Sean Bechtel and Tyler Beraldi

The 16th annual Naturalization Ceremony was held at the Hampshire County Courthouse.

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Fourth of July parade takes place in East Longmeadow

Updated: Jul. 4, 2024 at 4:16 PM EDT

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By Regan Stoddard, Photojournalist: Sean Bechtel and Tyler Beraldi

The East Longmeadow parade was held this morning, bringing many businesses, organizations, and members of the surrounding communities together on Fourth of July.

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Movie theaters experiencing a boom in the summer

Updated: Jul. 3, 2024 at 6:33 PM EDT

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By Regan Stoddard, Photojournalist: Andrew Evans and Tyler Beraldi

Movie theaters are becoming more popular as we dive deeper into summer. We’re getting answers on what films are drawing people in, and how theaters are benefitting.

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East Longmeadow fireworks show taking place Wednesday night with music, food, and games

Updated: Jul. 3, 2024 at 6:31 PM EDT

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By Maria Wilson, Photojournalist: Sean Bechtel and Tyler Beraldi

If you’re looking for a fireworks show on July 3rd, you might want to head to East Longmeadow.

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Officials working to ensure safe Star Spangled Springfield

Updated: Jul. 3, 2024 at 6:28 PM EDT

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By Matt Price and Ryan Trowbridge

Preparations are underway for Springfield’s big Fourth of July fireworks show Thursday night.

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Springfield restaurant owner checking in on family in Jamaica amid Hurricane Beryl

Updated: Jul. 3, 2024 at 4:57 PM EDT

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By Addie Patterson and Ryan Trowbridge

A western Massachusetts business owner is monitoring the situation in Jamaica where he has family as they brace for Hurricane Beryl.

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River patrols speak on boating safety for Fourth of July

Updated: Jul. 3, 2024 at 4:55 PM EDT

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By Abigail Murillo Villacorta and Tyler Beraldi

Western Mass News caught up with Connecticut River Patrols who are keeping our community safe on this holiday.

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Springfield officer injured in shooting thanks community for support

Updated: Jul. 3, 2024 at 3:55 PM EDT

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By Raegan Loughrey and Ryan Trowbridge

Springfield Police Officer Nestor Santos spoke with Western Mass News exclusively this week, just under one month after being shot in the face and leg.

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Massachusetts lawmakers seek to expand scope of certain sexual offenses

Updated: Jul. 3, 2024 at 3:47 PM EDT

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By STEVE LeBLANC

A Massachusetts bill that would expand the scope of certain sexual offenses perpetrated by a health care provider or a member of the clergy is making its way through Beacon Hill

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Highways busy as holiday travel gets underway

Updated: Jul. 3, 2024 at 3:00 PM EDT

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By Glenn Kittle and Ryan Trowbridge

AAA estimates that over 60 million people are hitting the roads

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American Honey to perform at MGM’s Free Music Friday

Updated: Jul. 3, 2024 at 2:17 PM EDT

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By Taylor Smith and Ryan Trowbridge

The Connecticut-based band, American Honey, will be performing at MGM Springfield’s Free Music Friday summer concert series this week.

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State announces season’s first mosquito sample positive for EEE

Updated: Jul. 3, 2024 at 1:36 PM EDT

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By Ryan Trowbridge

State officials have announced that Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) has been detected in two mosquito samples for the first time this year.

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Enfield to hold annual Fourth of July celebration

Updated: Jul. 3, 2024 at 12:19 PM EDT

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By Ben Coplin and Ryan Trowbridge

Officials anticipate over 60,000 attendees at the free event

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Memorial Bridge will be closed in preparation for Star Spangled Springfield

Updated: Jul. 3, 2024 at 6:23 AM EDT

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By Morgan Briggs and Taylor Smith

Starting tonight at 11 p.m. the Memorial Bridge will be closed to all traffic allowing for the setup of the fireworks display.

Speed enforcement initiative continues in Agawam

Updated: Jul. 3, 2024 at 6:12 AM EDT

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By Morgan Briggs and Taylor Smith

The police department’s focus on speed enforcement will continue this month with officers actively conducting radar checks across the city.

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Worcester explosion prompts local law enforcement to evaluate public safety

Updated: Jul. 2, 2024 at 9:52 PM EDT

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By Maria Wilson, Photojournalist: Benjamin Jackson and Abigail Murillo Villacorta

Just days ahead of the fourth of July holiday, multiple illegal and potentially fatal explosive devices were found in Massachusetts prompted an urgent warning from officials to be on the lookout.

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