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|Toy for Joy launches 95th annual appeal, focuses on family literacy - MassLive.comGoogle News / 39 min. ago more|
MassLive.comToy for Joy launches 95th annual appeal, focuses on family literacyMassLive.comTo make a contribution to the Toy for Joy fund, write: Toy for Joy, 1860 Main St., Springfield, MA 01101. Contributions may also be dropped off with the coupon which accompanies this story to The Republican, 1860 Main St., Springfield, weekdays between ...and more »
|Fire at a multi-family home on Pine Street in ChicopeeWWLP / 7 h. 6 min. ago more|
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – A fire at a multiple family home at 116 Pine Street in Chicopee. The fire started at about 9:15 Saturday night. According to public property records, it’s a 7 bedroom, multi-family home built in 1890. A Chicopee Fire Dispatcher told 22News no one was hurt and the fire has died down. We don’t know if anyone was inside the building when the fire started.
|8 contestants compete for Miss Pioneer Valley and Miss Western MassachusettsWWLP / 8 h. 18 min. ago more|
WESTFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Hundreds gathered at Westfield State University for the Miss Western Massachusetts and Miss Pioneer Valley Scholarship Pageant. Eight women competed for the two crowns. The contestants were judged through many phases of the competition that included an interview, lifestyle and fitness, and a talent show. Springfield’s June Klemmer and Westfield’s Kensi Riley won the Miss Pioneer Valley and Miss Western Mass crowns respectively. Saturday night’s pageant is part of the Miss America organization which raises over 40 million dollars in scholarships each year. 22News reporter Ciara Speller was the host of Saturday’s pageant.
|Arredondo Family Foundation helps veterans have a happy ThanksgivingWWLP / 8 h. 22 min. ago more|
HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) – Dozens of military veterans have a turkey in their fridge Saturday night thanks to the generosity of a non-profit. You can call it a trail of turkeys. Saturday’s turkey giveaway at Project New Hope in Holyoke is one of five stops to help dozens of Massachusetts Veterans and their families have a happy Thanksgiving. “We’re doing it for two reasons, said Co-founder and Executive Director Melinda Arredondo. “One, we believe in giving back to the community which is the reason for the foundation and secondly we are talking to people about suicide prevention and the fact that we provide military suicide prevention.” It’s the third year turkey’s were donated by the Arredondo Family Foundation. They’ll also distribute birds in Dorchester, Norwood and at Hanscom Air Force Base. “It means a lot to me,” said Springfield Veteran William Cordis. “I wouldn’t have a turkey if it wasn’t for this organization.” In addition to the bird itself , these Veterans were sent home with a gift certificate to buy all the fixins including salad, cranberry, sauce, stuffing and pies. The Arredondo Foundation has a mission to empower military families to combat suicide and recognize the warning signs.
|Volleyball Hall of Fame class of 2017 enshrined in HolyokeWWLP / 9 h. 7 min. ago more|
HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) – The Volleyball Hall of Fame inducted the Class of 2017 Saturday night at The Log Cabin in Holyoke. The five members from the class of 2017 come from all over the world. The inductees ranged from indoor and beach volleyball players, to coaches and contributors to the game of Volleyball. Executive Director of The Volleyball Hall of Fame George Mulry told 22News that the hall of fame induction brings the worlds best to Holyoke year after year. “Just speaks to how special this are of the country is,” said Mulry. “Western Massachusetts is home to two sport hall of fames and being able to bring in the best of the world for the same event is truly special.” Holyoke is known as the birthplace of Volleyball. The game of volleyball was invented in 1895 by Springfield College graduate William G. Morgan. The first ever game of volleyball took place at the Holyoke YMCA.
|Roof fire near MGM casino complex in SpringfieldWWLP / 9 h. 42 min. ago more|
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A fire on the roof of an eight story building on State Street in Springfield was caused by a malfunctioning air conditioning unit. That’s according to Springfield Fire Department spokesman Dennis Leger. The fire started at around 7:30 p.m. Saturday night. Main and State Street were blocked off from the Red Rose Restaurant to Court Square. The building at 101 State Street is next to MGM’s casino complex. The fire was put out quickly. Credit: Dennis Leger, Springfield Fire Department
|'Faithful' Detroit priest beatified by Catholic churchSpringfield News / 11 h. 14 min. ago more|
The Detroit priest, who is credited with helping cure a woman with a skin disease, is being beatified by the Roman Catholic Church, a ma... . FILE - This 1954 file photo shows Father Solanus Casey, a member of the Capuchin Franciscan Order of St. Joseph.
|Tracking gusty winds across western Massachusetts on SundayWWLP / 12 h. 2 min. ago more|
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – A storm system will bring rain and temporarily milder temperatures to western Massachusetts Sunday morning, strong gusty winds will move in Sunday afternoon and evening. A Wind Advisory is in effect for Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin Counties from 12 p.m. Sunday until 10 p.m. Sunday and for Berkshire County until 6 p.m. Sunday. * Locations…include all of Southern New England * Winds…West to northwest 10 to 20 mph with gusts of 40 to 50 mph. * Timing…noon to 10 p.m. Sunday. * Impacts…Considering that some trees still have leaves, there are potential impacts of downed trees and/or tree limbs possibly resulting in some power outages. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A Wind Advisory means that sustained winds of 31 to 39 mph are expected, with gusts between 46 to 57 mph. Winds this strong are capable of downing small tree limbs and branches, possibly causing isolated power outages. Driving can also be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles. Use extra caution. More Information: – Local Forecast – Severe WX Text Alerts – Temperatures – Severe WX Email Alerts – Weather News – Live Area Webcams – Interactive Radar – Winter Safety Checklist
|Christmas trees arrive at the Ludlow Fire Department Social ClubWWLP / 12 h. 40 min. ago more|
LUDLOW, Mass. (WWLP) – It’s beginning to look at lot like Christmas Saturday at the Ludlow Fire Department Social Club. A truck full of trees arrived Saturday to the delight of people eager to get into the holiday spirit. The trees came wrapped up and will be put on stands over the next several days and sold for $40. All the money will go to various organizations and for college scholarships.
|AIC students perform flash mob at Holyoke MallWWLP / 13 h. 6 min. ago more|
HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) – Students from American International College needed to attract attention quickly Saturday afternoon at the Holyoke Mall. The attention grabbing “Flash Mob” was set to the music of the award winning Broadway play “Sweet Charity”. Some 20 members of the cast succeeded in attracting attention in front of the Sears store at the Holyoke Mall. “Have people experience what we do at American International College. Theater arts are very important and should be recognized and honored,” said student Nayoby Jimenez. Surprised shoppers at the Holyoke Mall were treated some of the hit songs from “Sweet Charity”, that AIC students will perform on campus December first and second.
|Pioneer Valley USO holds food drive to benefit military familiesWWLP / 13 h. 26 min. ago more|
BELCHERTOWN, Mass. (WWLP) – The Pioneer Valley USO continued its food drive to benefit the families of servicemen Saturday. 22News caught up with a USO team at the Stop and Shop in Belchertown. Where many generous people donated food to military families here in the Pioneer Valley. The food drive is a traditional USO function during the holiday season. “Our service members can use a little help during the holidays,” said Rob Baron. “So we have this food drive to help them put together food, they’re not paying out of pocket and we’re supporting them with donations from the public.” Some generous people even donated turkeys to families, who because of military obligations, can’t share Thanksgiving dinner together this year. The USO’s food drive received donations wherever the USO made its appeal in Chicopee, Springfield, Westfield and Saturday in Belchertown.
|District Attorney’s office holds food driveWWLP / 13 h. 26 min. ago more|
WILBRAHAM, Mass. (WWLP) – On Saturday members of the Hampden County District Attorney’s office held a food drive and everything donated will be turned over to local charities. 22News found out why the community felt so compelled to help their neighbors in need. Hampden County District Attorney Anthony Gulluni and the Massachusetts State Police Detective Unit, assigned to the DA’s office, are doing their best to make sure that happens. For the second year, they held a food drive, in the parking lot, of the Big Y in Wilbraham Saturday, to benefit the annual Mayflower Marathon Food Drive. Their goal is to fill up this state police pickup truck, with as much food as possible. “Gathering as much food as we can, for people in need and we’re looking forward to providing it and helping some people, at a time, when we’re very lucky to be able to ‘give thanks’ and enjoy your families next week,” said DA Anthony Gullini. It became a family affair, as family members of state troopers showed up to support their efforts, “If you give back it comes back, it comes back to you, so, it’s a great thing to do. Everybody should do it,” said Jeff Leven of Wilbraham. “That’s the return blessing, in it of itself, just make sure that people have food to eat for the holiday,” Day O’Toole of Wilbraham. State Police Captain Christopher Wilcox told 22News, they see the worst of the worst and they understand how vital it is to give back at this time of the year, “We really see people who really do need help and this is our time to give something back.” It’s all apart of a larger effort from the DA’s office. They also adopt children, grant their wish list and sponsor 100 kids every year, with Christmas gifts. Hampden County District Attorney’s office collected more than 10,000 pounds of food, last year.
|I-91 lane and ramp re-openings brings relief to driversWWLP / 13 h. 40 min. ago more|
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – For the past week, 22News has been bringing you updates on lane and ramp re-openings on I-91 in downtown Springfield. After more than two years of closed ramps and lanes on I-91 in downtown Springfield, drivers are now seeing less orange cones and detour signs. 22News spoke with some drivers who said recent changes on the highway have given them some relief. They are most pleased with a major change that took place on Saturday, and that’s having an additional lane open on I-91 South. “Definitely it’s going to be nice, traveling wise, and also for where I work as well,” said Henry Bergendale. “It’s been holding back on business as well. So hopefully that opens up alot of things, in addition to helping bring business back to various places that were located on this affected routes.” Drivers may have also noticed that the West Columbus Avenue on-ramp to I-91 South and Exit 7 from I-91 South were re-opened Saturday as well. These re-openings also come as we enter peak travel holiday season. MassDOT is ahead of schedule with lane and ramp re-openings on Interstate 91 in Springfield and they say this should make holiday travel much easier for drivers. One driver told 22News that he thinks it’s great how ahead of schedule MassDOT is. But now, he would like to see some other improvements made, that he says, will help make commutes easier. “I would like to see these roads get fixed,” said Abinel Zayas. “We need something so we can look better and drive more smooth around. Cars are messing up with these potholes all over the place.” MassDOT is also advising drivers to follow reduced speed limits and use caution will approaching all of these new changes. Union Street on-ramp to I-91 north now open for first time since December 2015 Scheduled to open Friday at 5AM, the ramp didn’t open until 6:30AM.
|The Latest: Celebrities mourn death of fashion icon AlaiaSpringfield News / 15 h. 43 min. ago more|
Fashion and entertainment celebrities from around the world are mourning the death of Tunisian-born designer Azzedine Alaia . Fashion designer and former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham said on Twitter that it was a sad day and called Alaia "a true master" and one of her biggest inspirations.
|Experts: Idaho hatchery built to save salmon is killing themSpringfield News / 20 h. 21 min. ago more|
A relatively new $13.5 million hatchery intended to save Snake River sockeye salmon from extinction is instead killing thousands of fish before they ever get to the ocean, and fisheries biologists in Idaho think they know why. The Department of Fish and Game in information released this week says water chemistry at the Springfield Hatchery in eastern Idaho is so different from that in the central region that the young fish can't adjust when released into the wild.
|Phone schemes continue to increase statewideSpringfield News / 1 d. 1 h. 2 min. ago more|
A 6.3-magnitude earthquake shook the region near the city of Nyingchi in southwest China late Friday. The U.S. Geological Survey says the qu Police, energy companies, and retailers are warning of several phone schemes.
|Hampden DA and State Police Detectives holding food drive outside Big Y in WilbrahamWWLP / 1 d. 5 h. 17 min. ago more|
WILBRAHAM, Mass. (WWLP) – Local law enforcements will be hosting a food drive to benefit local charities outside of the Big Y in Wilbraham Saturday. In a news release sent to 22News, the Hampden County District Attorney said it will be conducting the food drive with the Massachusetts State Police Detective Unit. The food drive will be stationed out in front of the Big Y in Wilbraham from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. It will be staffed by members of the State Police Detective Unit and Hampden DA Anthony Gulluni. The collected donations will be taken to local charities, the news release said. The Big Y in Wilbraham is located on 2035 Boston Road.
|Ex-Homeland Security czar Ridge recovering from heart attackSpringfield News / 1 d. 5 h. 33 min. ago more|
FILE - In this Oct. 22, 2009, file photo, former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing on policy... AUSTIN, Texas - The wife of former U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge says he's in the early stages of recovery from a heart attack, a day after undergoing an emergency heart procedure. The 72-year-old Ridge remained hospitalized in critically stable condition Friday in Austin, Texas, where he had been attending a Republican Governors Association conference.
|Shooting victim taken to the hospital in Springfield - wwlp.comGoogle News / 1 d. 5 h. 58 min. ago more|
wwlp.comShooting victim taken to the hospital in Springfieldwwlp.comSPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – There was a large police presence on Liberty Street after a shooting incident near a bar. When 22News arrived, police appeared to be searching for evidence on the street in front of Moriarity's Pub at 755 Liberty Street.and more »
|Shooting victim taken to the hospital in SpringfieldWWLP / 1 d. 6 h. 29 min. ago more|
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A Springfield shooting victim is recovering in the hospital Saturday night while police look for the person who shot him. It happened late Friday night in a Liberty Street Alleyway. When 22News arrived, police appeared to be searching for evidence on the street in front of Moriarity’s Pub at 755 Liberty Street. Springfield Police Spokesman Ryan Walsh told 22News that police found a gunshot victim in an alley outside Moriarty’s Pub. Walsh said the victim was conscious and was taken to the hospital. There is no word yet on if police have any leads on how it happened.
|Delays expected during holiday travel as airports tighten securityWWLP / 1 d. 6 h. 37 min. ago more|
WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. (WWLP) – Tighter screening regulations could cause unexpected delays at the airport during your holiday travel. Nothing has changed regarding what you can bring through the security checkpoint, but you may have to remove more items from your carry-on bags when you’re screened. TSA Precheck can help you avoid those long holiday lines in the airport Transportation Security Administration said electronics larger than a cell phone will have to be removed from your bag prior to screening. One Springfield resident told 22News even though it may take longer to go through security, safety is what’s most important. “I mean just get here a little bit earlier, like I said anything that’s going to make us safer and our trip more enjoyable and have no worries,” said Maribel Otero. These regulations don’t apply to people with TSA pre-check, which allows travelers to skip the long lines. Click here for more information on how you can sign up for TSA pre-check >>>>
|Vibra Healthcare in Springfield beginning closure proceduresSpringfield News / 1 d. 10 h. 18 min. ago more|
Vibra Healthcare in Springfield currently has around 270 patients, but the facility's CEO said less healthcare reimbursement, and "changes in referral practices" have made running the facility unsustainable. Vibra filed a 30-day notification with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Thursday, and at the end of that time the facility will file another 90-day closing notice before Vibra officially closes in March of 2018.
|Springfield Armory park ranger looking to work with schools - MassLive.comGoogle News / 1 d. 11 h. 44 min. ago more|
MassLive.comSpringfield Armory park ranger looking to work with schoolsMassLive.comSPRINGFIELD -- Scott Gausen, park ranger and an education specialist at the Springfield Armory National Historic Site, has come a long way, literally and figuratively, on his career path to his current job. As an education specialist at the armory, he ...
|Defense lawyer calls witness at FIFA bribery trial 'liar'Springfield News / 1 d. 12 h. 37 min. ago more|
Napout, Manuel Burga, and Juan Angel Napout have pleaded not guilty to charges they took part in a 24-year sche... . Juan Angel Napout, center, arrives at federal court in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017.
|Two Springfield men plead guilty in illegal gambling schemeSpringfield News / 1 d. 15 h. 1 min. ago more|
According to Attorney General Maura Healey, Rex Cunningham, age 66, and Brian Hoyle, age 60, pleaded guilty Wednesday in Hampden Superior Court to the charges of Money Laundering , Organizing and Promoting Illegal Gaming , Registering Bets , Using the Telephone to Register Bets , Delivery to and from a Person Engaged in Illegal Gaming , Conspiracy to Register Bets and Loansharking . The defendants ran their organized illegal sports betting operation out of a Springfield sports bar, collecting and accepting illegal bets from dozens of bettors at the bar.
|Learn to skate with Springfield PoliceSpringfield News / 1 d. 15 h. 1 min. ago more|
Our local police officers are there to teach us safety and protect us, but did you know that they are also helping people learn how to skate? Springfield Police Deputy Chief Cheryl Clapprood and Officer Maria Siciliano joined Better Western Mass to tell us more.
|Salvation Army of Greater Springfield begins annual Red Kettle CampaignSpringfield News / 1 d. 15 h. 1 min. ago more|
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - The Salvation Army of Greater Springfield kicked off the annual Red Kettle Campaign Friday alongside Mayor Domenic Sarno.
|Arrow a " Promises Kept SceneSpringfield News / 1 d. 17 h. 26 min. ago more|
Iraq's Kurdish lawmakers are returning to Baghdad this week in an apparent end to their boycott of the national parliamen As Slade continues to uncover clues about his son's last few years, Oliver makes a big decision. Meanwhile, the Green Arrow leads the team into battle against "The Dragon," a villain who is stealing valuable tech in Star City.
|Union Street on-ramp to I-91 north to open for first time since December 2015Springfield News / 1 d. 22 h. 32 min. ago more|
Authorities say a Florida man left a 3-month-old baby and a 3-year-old child in the backseat of a car while he was i SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - It's been almost two years since you've been able to take the I-91 on-ramp from the Union Street & East Columbus Avenue intersection to get onto I-91 north.
|Mayor Domenic Sarno warning residents of check schemes in SpringfieldSpringfield News / 2 d. 3 h. 11 min. ago more|
Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno and Director of the Office of Consumer Information, Milagros Johnson, are alerting owners and consumers of a bogus check scheme happening in the area. IAccording to a news release sent to 22News from the mayor's office, two counterfeit checks were sent via Priority Mail Express to Mayor Sarno this week with return addresses in Los Angeles, CA, and Abbeville, LA.
|a oeNight of Lighta in West Springfield supports cancer survivorsSpringfield News / 2 d. 5 h. 28 min. ago more|
One thousand luminary bags lit up the Storrowton Village green for the Cancer House of Hope's "Night of Light" Thursday. The Luminaria lined the green in West Springfield.
|Vibra hospital in Springfield to close March 2018 - wwlp.comGoogle News / 2 d. 12 h. 22 min. ago more|
wwlp.comVibra hospital in Springfield to close March 2018wwlp.comSPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Vibra Healthcare on Thursday announced the closure of its Springfield hospital come March 2018. The Springfield healthcare facility said they are closing after several failed attempts to secure additional funding and ...and more »
|Springfield City Council approves $12.7 million for sidewalks, trucks, new food service center - MassLive.comGoogle News / 5 d. 8 h. 3 min. ago more|
MassLive.comSpringfield City Council approves $12.7 million for sidewalks, trucks, new food service centerMassLive.comSPRINGFIELD -- The City Council approved bond funds totaling $12,750,000 on Monday, including $2.5 million for a major sidewalk replacement program across the city to reduce a decade-long backlog of public applications. The council, however, delayed ...and more »
|700 bags of heroin, $6700 in cash seized at West Springfield motel - wwlp.comGoogle News / 16 d. 14 h. 42 min. ago more|
wwlp.com700 bags of heroin, $6700 in cash seized at West Springfield motelwwlp.comWEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Several hundred bags of heroin and thousands of dollars of cash were seized during a drug raid at a West Springfield motel. According to the West Springfield Police Department's official Facebook page, narcotics ...and more »
|Vermont authorities obtain arrest warrant for Springfield, Mass. man wanted for aggravated murder and first degree ... - MassLive.comGoogle News / 17 d. 17 h. 42 min. ago more|
MassLive.comVermont authorities obtain arrest warrant for Springfield, Mass. man wanted for aggravated murder and first degree ...MassLive.comTOWNSHEND, Vt. - Authorities have obtained an arrest warrant for a Springfield, Mass. man, wanted for aggravated murder and first degree arson following a house fire that yielded two bodies late last week. Justin Orwat, 46, is currently being held at ...and more »
|PD: Mass. woman dies after crash on Route 17 in Glastonbury - WFSBGoogle News / 22 d. 13 h. 27 min. ago more|
WFSBPD: Mass. woman dies after crash on Route 17 in GlastonburyWFSBPolice said a 2005 Acura MDX being driven by Springfield, Ma. resident Cuong Kim Tran was traveling "in an unknown direction on Route 17" around 10:40 a.m. A 2013 Buick Verano being driven by Dennis, Ma. resident Nancy S Woodworth, was also ...and more »
|Skimming device found at Springfield ATM, police looking for suspect - wwlp.comGoogle News / 24 d. 14 h. 25 min. ago more|
wwlp.comSkimming device found at Springfield ATM, police looking for suspectwwlp.comThe Springfield Police Department posted on their Facebook page that, detectives were able to remove a skimming device at the Greater Springfield Credit Union on 1030 Wilbraham Road. If you used the ATM at the banking location between 8:25 a.m. and ...and more »
|Exit 13B on I-91S in West Springfield reopened - wwlp.comGoogle News / 26 d. 15 h. 55 min. ago more|
wwlp.comExit 13B on I-91S in West Springfield reopenedwwlp.comWEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A tractor trailer rollover on I-91 South in West Springfield caused traffic delays during the morning commute on Monday. Massachusetts State Police Trooper John O'Rourke told 22News Exit 13B has been reopened.and more »