• Springfield Apr 28

    1 Killed, 2 Others Injured in Springfield Shooting

    One person was killed and two others were seriously injured in a late night shooting in Springfield, Massachusetts, police said. Officers responded to the city’s Pine Point neighborhood just after 10 p.m. Tuesday where they located two men suffering from gunshot wounds inside an apartment, police spokesperson Ryan Walsh said Wednesday. They were taken to Baystate Medical Center with...

  • Springfield Apr 15

    Maine Man Faces Federal Charges in Connection With Springfield Church Fire

    A Maine man has been charged by federal authorities for allegedly setting fire last year to a Massachusetts church with a predominantly Black congregation. According to the Justice Department, Dushko Vulchev, 44, of Houlton, Maine, was charged with four counts of damage to religious property involving fire and one count of use of fire to commit a federal felony in…

  • Friendlys Feb 12

    S. Prestley Blake, Co-Founder of Friendly's, Dead at 106

    S. Prestley Blake, the co-founder of the Friendly’s restaurant chain that he started with his brother Curtis in 1935, has died. He was 106. Blake died Thursday after a short illness at a hospital near his home in Stuart, Florida, his niece, Holly Schroeder said. “He lived a full life, right until the end, I can assure you of that,”…

  • Framingham Feb 7

    Troubles With Vaccine Appointments in Mass.

    One woman struggled to book an appointment for her 81-year-old father in Springfield. She’s finding it just as hard to book a second appointment.

  • mgm springfield Jan 24

    MGM Springfield to Return to 24-Hour Operations Starting Friday

    MGM Springfield will return to 24-hour operations starting Friday, Jan. 29, according to a spokesperson with MGM Resorts International. This comes as Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker is set to ease some restrictions related to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic on Monday. An order requiring all businesses to close by 9:30 p.m. will be lifted. Health officials say COVID-19 data in Mass….

  • Springfield Jan 4

    No Bail for Suspect Accused of Shooting Mass. State Trooper on New Year's Eve

    The man accused of shooting a Massachusetts State Police trooper on New Year’s Eve in Springfield is being held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing. Christopher Gardner, 31, was arraigned virtually Monday on multiple charges including armed assault with intent to murder and unlawful possession of a firearm, NBC affiliate WWLP reported. Around 11:25 p.m. on Dec. 31, state police…

  • Springfield Jan 3

    Maine Man Charged With Trying to Burn Mass. Church Several Times

    A Maine man has been charged with trying to burn a Massachusetts church with a predominantly Black congregation. Dushko Vulchev, of Houlton, Maine, was arrested Friday by Pittsfield police, authorities said Saturday. The Houlton man is currently being held on bail. He is due to be arraigned Monday in Pittsfield District Court on several counts of malicious damage and three…

  • Martin Luther King Presbyterian Church Jan 2

    Maine Man Charged With Attempted Arson of Springfield Church

    Dushko Vulchev, of Houlton, Maine, was arrested Friday by Pittsfield police, authorities said Saturday. He is due to be arraigned Monday in Pittsfield District Court on several counts of malicious damage and three counts of attempted arson at the Martin Luther King Presbyterian Church in Springfield on Dec. 13 and Dec. 15.

  • Springfield Jan 1

    Mass. State Trooper Shot on New Year's Eve, Suspect Arrested

    A Massachusetts state trooper was shot and injured while responding to a call in Springfield late Thursday night. The trooper was responding to a detection of shots fired in the area of Stafford Street just before 11:20p.m. and was shot when as he turned onto Nursery Street, according to State Police. According to state police, a Springfield officer also...

  • Massachusetts Jan 1

    State Trooper Shot, Injured in Springfield

    A Massachusetts State Trooper was shot while responding to a call in Springfield overnight.

  • Springfield Dec 29, 2020

    Fire at Black Church in Springfield Being Investigated as Possible Arson

    A fire early Monday morning at a Massachusetts church with a predominantly Black congregation is considered “highly suspicious” and is being investigated as a possible arson, authorities said. City, state and federal authorities are investigating the fire that heavily damaged the Martin Luther King Community Presbyterian Church in Springfield, Fire Commissioner Bernard Calvi said at a news conference. The fire…

  • Springfield Nov 20, 2020

    Springfield Police Search for Mother, 6 Children

    Police in Springfield, Massachusetts are seeking information on the whereabouts of a 33-year-old woman and her six children, after officials from the Department of Children and Families said they hadn’t heard from her in days. Police said DCF officials had not heard from or seen Christamarie Derby and her children since Tuesday, and that they believed the mother and...

  • Springfield Oct 11, 2020

    Springfield Seeks Volunteers to Place Flags on Veterans Day

    The Springfield Veterans Department is seeking volunteers to help place flags on military members’ gravesites around the city on Veterans Day. New volunteers are essential this year because many of the usual volunteers, including the Springfield Public Schools Reserve Officer Training Corps, are not gathering for the flagging due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and need to be cautious, the...

  • Springfield Sep 25, 2020

    Springfield Officer Gets Probation for Assault on Teenage Student

    A Massachusetts police officer has been sentenced to a year of probation for grabbing a 15-year-old high school student by the neck and pushing him against wall, then lying in his report about the incident, authorities say. Springfield Officer Angel Marrero was sentenced Wednesday after a judge at a bench trial found him guilty of assault and falsifying a police…

  • Springfield Aug 24, 2020

    Park Honoring Fallen Officers in Springfield Defaced With Graffiti

    A Massachusetts park named in honor of two police officers who lost their lives in the line of duty has been vandalized with anti-police graffiti. Retired Springfield police Sgt. John Delaney told Masslive.com that he cried Sunday when he saw that someone spray painted anti-police acronyms on the memorial at Beauregard & Schiavina Memorial Park in Springfield.  “This was...

  • Springfield Jun 28, 2020

    3rd Illinois Shooting Victim Dies, 2 Others Identified

    A third person died Saturday afternoon who was critically wounded in a shooting at a warehouse in central Illinois where the suspect had fatally shot two coworkers before apparently killing himself, authorities said.

  • Springfield Jun 26, 2020

    2 Employees Dead, 1 Critically Injured in Shooting at Bunn-O-Matic Warehouse

    Two employees at the Bunn-O-Matic warehouse in Springfield, Illinois, were fatally shot and a third was critically injured after a fellow employee opened fire Friday morning, police officials said. The Sangamon County Sheriff’s Office said officers were called out for a shooting just after 11 a.m. Friday at the facility at 1400 Adlai Stevenson Dr. Police said two individuals were…

  • Springfield Jun 21, 2020

    3 Injured — Including State Trooper, Firefighter — In Holyoke Crash

    Three people were injured as the result of a car crashing into a Massachusetts State Police cruiser already on the scene of a tractor-trailer fire on Interstate 91 in Holyoke Sunday. The driver of the car, a state trooper and Holyoke firefighter were all transported to Bay State Medical Center in Springfield with non life-threatening injuries after the incident, which…

  • Springfield May 30, 2020

    Body Found in Connecticut River in Mass.

    Authorities are investigating after a body was found in the Connecticut River in Springfield, Massachusetts. Police say a person walking on a trail near the river around 12:45p.m. on Saturday spotted the body. Authorities have not identified the deceased person but say he was an adult male. Springfield Police and the Medical Examiner’s office is investigating the circumstances of...

  • Ivy League May 14, 2020

    Mass. Senior Accepted to All Ivy League Schools Makes Her Choice

    A Massachusetts high school senior who was accepted to all eight Ivy League colleges has decided to attend Columbia University in New York City. Roberta Hannah, of Springfield, told WWLP-TV she plans to major in biochemistry and African-American studies.  Hannah chose Columbia because she was so impressed by the professors in the topics she plans to study. She said...

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