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SPRINGFIELD - A fire, put out quickly by Springfield firefighters, caused damage to the second-floor unit of a two-family home in the Forest Park neighborhood late Friday afternoon.
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The city is seeking bids for demolition of an apartment block at Main and Arch streets in the North End that has been vacant and boarded since February when tenants were evicted by court order for unsafe conditions.
5 hrs ago | CBS 3 Springfield
British police have arrested the final suspect in the theft of paintings by Matisse, Picasso and Monet from a Dutch museum.
6 hrs ago | MassLive.com
SPRINGFIELD - A holiday lighting at Court Square and a performance by a children's choir are among festivities taking place Friday and continuing over the weekend to kick off the 100th anniversary of the Springfield Municipal Group .
8 hrs ago | CBS 3 Springfield
Thousands of people crowded into a field outside Central African Republic's main airport on Friday, hoping that French soldiers would protect them after a spasm of bloodshed in the lawless capital left more than 100 people dead.
12 hrs ago | CBS 3 Springfield
A Florida flight attendant has been acquitted in Connecticut of sexually assaulting a 10-year-old boy more than 100 times.
Pope Francis is assembling a panel of experts to advise him on sex abuse in the clergy - a task that will involve looking at how to protect children from pedophiles, how to better screen men for the priesthood and how to help victims who have already been harmed.
Russia's deputy foreign minister says criminal charges brought against Russian diplomats and their wives in New York cater to "Russophobic forces" and may reveal an effort by some in Washington to spoil the progress of Russia-U.S. cooperation in dealing with world conflicts.
Yemen's government says 52 people have been killed in a suicide car bombing and a subsequent attack by gunmen on the Defense Ministry in the capital, Sanaa.
Florida State quarterback and Heisman Trophy candidate Jameis Winston will not be charged with sexually assaulting a woman who accused him of raping her about a year ago, a prosecutor said Thursday.
The first crash took place around 7 a.m. near the intersection of State Street and Blunt Park Road as a Toyota sedan went off the pavement, sheering off a utility pole before coming to rest on its roof, trapping the driver inside.
Gale-force winds hit Scotland on Thursday, causing a fatal truck accident, halting all trains and leaving tens of thousands of homes without electricity as much of northwestern Europe braced for a storm that was expected to bring flooding to coastal areas.
SPRINGFIELD - A state police trooper, stopping a 24-year-old city man in the Forest Park neighborhood Monday night for having an invalid inspection sticker, arrested him after determining that he was a habitual traffic offender driving with a revoked license.
LUDLOW - Now that Ludlow has entered into an agreement with MGM-Springfield for funds to mitigate the impacts of a proposed casino in Springfield's South End, MGM officials are hoping other communities will follow.
Two skydivers are dead after they collided midair during a jump in southern Arizona on Tuesday afternoon, the FAA said.
Ailing former South African President Nelson Mandela is not "doing well" but is continuing to put up a courageous fight from his "deathbed," members of his family have told the South African Broadcasting Corporation in an interview.
McKenna will back up Curtis McElhinney, who will start in place of the injured Sergei Bobrovsky.