• Massachusetts Sep 9

    Man Dies in Trailer Fire Overnight in Chicopee

    A man was found dead inside a trailer that went up in flames early Thursday morning in Chicopee, Massachusetts, state fire officials said. The trailer was engulfed in flames when local firefighters arrived to battle the blaze on Quail Drive just after midnight, according to the State Fire Marshal’s Office. When firefighters made it inside the trailer, the man...

  • Massachusetts Jun 19

    Woman, 36, Killed in Rollover Crash on Mass. Pike in Chicopee

    A 36-year-old woman lost control of her vehicle Friday afternoon, causing it to rollover on the Massachusetts Turnpike, killing her and seriously injuring her minor passenger, police said. State troopers responded to the single-vehicle crash on Interstate 90 eastbound at the 50.2 mile marker in Chicopee and found a Palmer woman with serious injuries. Good Samaritans and emergency personnel on…

  • fatal car crash Jun 9

    2 Drivers Killed in Chicopee Car Crash

    Two drivers in their 20s were pronounced dead on the scene of a car crash in Chicopee Tuesday night, according to Massachusetts State Police. Police said that a 2001 Acura MDX and a 2010 Kia Soul were driving south on Route 391 around 7:30 p.m. Both drivers were trying to pass a third car before they collided and ultimately crashed…

  • Chicopee Apr 16

    Body Recovered From River in Chicopee ID'd as Missing 12-Year-Old Boy

    Authorities said Friday a body recovered from a river in Chicopee, Massachusetts a day earlier was that of a 12-year-old boy who has been missing for over two months. The Hampden District Attorney’s Office said the body, recovered Thursday by a dive team searching the Chicopee and Connecticut rivers, was that of Aiden Blanchard, of Chicopee. The victim has...

  • Chicopee Apr 15

    Mass. Police Find Body in River in Search for Boy Missing 2 Months

    A person’s body was found Wednesday in a river in Chicopee, Massachusetts, by a search-and-rescue team looking for a boy missing for over two months, police said. The dive team found the body at 11:15 a.m. between the North End Bridge, over the Connecticut River, and Memorial Bridge, over the Chicopee River, according to Chicopee police. Detectives from local...

  • Massachusetts Mar 2

    Mass. Man ID'd as Victim in One-Punch Vegas Slaying

    Authorities have identified a 57-year-old Massachusetts man killed during the weekend in what police said was a single punch pre-dawn confrontation with another man on a Las Vegas Strip pedestrian walkway. Thomas W. Driscoll of Chicopee, Massachusetts, was pronounced dead early Sunday at a Las Vegas hospital of head and neck injuries, the Clark County coroner said Monday. His death…

  • Chicopee Feb 11

    Search Continues, But Still No Sign of Missing 11-Year-Old From Chicopee

    State and local police are continuing their search for an 11-year-old from Chicopee, Massachusetts, who went missing last week. Aiden Blanchard was last seen alone on Feb. 5 around 11:30 a.m. as he walked in the Willamansett area of Chicopee, near Old Field Road. He was believed to be heading in the direction of the Medina Street boat launch along…

  • aiden blanchard Feb 7

    Mass. Authorities Searching for Missing Chicopee Boy, 11, Last Seen Near Boat Ramp

    Local and state police are making “all efforts” to search for a missing 11-year-old boy from Chicopee, Massachusetts, who was last seen Friday near a boat ramp. Aiden Blanchard was last seen alone Feb. 5 in the area of the Medina Street boat ramp around 11:00 to 12:00, police said Saturday. The Chicopee Police Department had said Friday night that…

  • coronavirus Aug 12, 2020

    Some Mass. Residents Should Wear a Mask at Home, Officials Say

    Massachusetts officials have urged residents for months to continue to wear masks outside when unable to practice social distancing. But with the state seeing an uptick in cases, they’re taking their guidance a step further, urging people in hard-hit communities to wear masks at home if they are living with someone with underlying health conditions. “Residents of these higher...

  • Massachusetts Aug 12, 2020

    Baker Identifies Massachusetts Cities, Towns at Highest Risk for Coronavirus

    Gov. Charlie Baker on Tuesday identified four high risk Massachusetts cities and towns that will be the focus of his new COVID Enforcement and Intervention Team. Chelsea, Everett, Lynn and Revere are included in the high risk category, meaning they have over eight cases per 100,000 residents. Twenty-nine other communities, including Auburn, Belchertown, Boston, Brockton, Charlton, Chicopee, Fall River, Framingham,…

  • food & drink May 14, 2020

    Police Shut Down Illegal Bar Underneath Mass. Pizza Shop

    With Massachusetts remaining under a lockdown, dining areas and bars across the state are still not allowed to be open, and that led police in a Pioneer Valley city to shut down an illegal bar that was actually hidden underneath a pizza place. According to a post from westernmassnews.com, police raided Dugout Cafe & Pizza in Chicopee late last week,...

  • Massachusetts Feb 19, 2020

    Officer Fired for Sharing Photos of Murder Victim Gets Job Back

    A former Massachusetts police sergeant accused of lying about his role in sharing pictures of a murder victim has been reinstated to the department. The state Civil Service Commission voted to allow Jeffrey Godere to return to the Chicopee Police Department at a lower rank after winning an appeal of his termination, MassLive.com reported Tuesday. Godere was fired by...

  • Springfield Feb 2, 2020

    Firefighters Representing 13 Departments to Graduate

    Firefighters who will go to work at 13 departments across Massachusetts are scheduled to graduate from the state firefighting academy this week. State Fire Marshal Peter Ostroskey and Massachusetts Firefighting Academy Director David Evans will present certificates of completion to members of the graduating class on Friday morning at the Department of Fire Services facility in Springfield. The graduates represent…

  • victims identified Jan 3, 2020

    Schools ID Boys Who Died After Falling Through Ice

    The two boys who died after apparently falling through the ice of a Massachusetts river last weekend have been publicly identified by their schools. Ten-year-old Minhal Hussain was a fifth-grader at Litwin Elementary School in Chicopee, according to social media posts by school Principal Elizabeth Masse. The other boy was 11-year-old Salman Jaffrey, a sixth-grader at Blackstone Valley Prep Mayoral…

  • missing boy Dec 30, 2019

    Search Resumes for 10-Year-Old Boy Who Went Missing Near Mass. River

    The search has resumed for a 10-year-old boy who went missing along with another boy who later died after being pulled from a Massachusetts river over the weekend. Authorities say the missing child and the 11-year-old boy had gone to play in the woods in Chicopee and were reported missing at about 1 p.m. Saturday when they did not return…

  • missing boy Dec 29, 2019

    Child in Chicopee Still Missing; Search to Resume Monday

    The search for a 10-year-old boy who went missing in Chicopee on Saturday has been suspended for the night, authorities said. Crews will resume searching the area at daybreak Monday morning. The boy was initially reported missing on Saturday. Another child he was with at the time, an 11-year-old boy from Pawtucket, was pulled from the Chicopee River and brought…

  • Chicopee Dec 29, 2019

    1 Missing Child Dead After Pulled From Water, Crews Search for 2nd: Police

    A boy recovered from a Massachusetts river on Saturday has died, while rescue personnel continue to search for another child he was with, police said Sunday. The two children had gone into the woods to play around 283 Fuller Rd. but never returned home, authorities said. Officers were first called to the area a little after 1 p.m. One of…

  • Massachusetts Nov 3, 2019

    2 Motorcycles Involved in Serious Crash in Chicopee

    Two motorcycles were involved in a serious crash in Chicopee, Massachusetts. Police say there are serious injuries after the 9:20 a.m. collision, which occurred on Memorial Drive at Jamrog Drive Southbound. The intersection was closed following the crash while the reconstruction team investigated, but it has since reopened, police say.

  • Massachusetts Sep 3, 2019

    Funeral Held for Mass. Green Beret Killed in Afghanistan

    A Green Beret from Massachusetts killed during combat operation in Afghanistan last month was remembered at his funeral not just as a soldier, but as a father, friend and loving fiance. Master Sgt. Luis DeLeon-Figueroa was laid to rest Tuesday at the Massachusetts Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery in Agawam, shortly after a funeral service at Bethany Assembly of God Church.

  • Massachusetts Sep 2, 2019

    Body of Chicopee Soldier Returns to Massachusetts

    The body of Master Sgt. Luis Deleon-Figueroa arrived by private jet in Massachusetts Monday and was met by a contingent of military personnel, family, police and public officials, including Gov. Charlie Baker and Chicopee Mayor Richard Kos.

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