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Wednesday |

Jury selected for Berkshire triple murder trial of David Chalue, trial to start Friday

A total of 16 Hampden County residents on Friday will hear opening statements in the Berkshire triple murder case against David Chalue .


Related Topix: Berkshire, MA, Pittsfield, MA, Becket, MA

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Suit representing women inmates in Chicopee argues men videotaping...

A federal judge heard arguments Tuesday in a class action lawsuit brought by 178 former and current inmates at the Western Massachusetts Women's Correctional Center against Hampden County Sheriff Michael J. Ashe and an assistant superintendent.


Related Topix: Chicopee, MA, Prison

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Hampden County Bar Association looking for scholarship applications

SPRINGFIELD - The Hampden County Bar Association's John F. Moriarty Scholarship Award is being offered to a Hampden County resident who has been admitted to or is attending a certified law school for the 2014-2015 academic year.


Sat Apr 19, 2014

Raccoon bites three in Fairview section of Chicopee, two victims...

A raccoon strongly suspected of being rabid bit three people in Chicopee's Fairview section Saturday morning, police Sgt.


Related Topix: Chicopee, MA, Hampshire County, MA

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Jordan Skipper and Jesse McClenahan admit to breaking into 8...

Lawyers for Jordan Skipper and Jesse McClenahan told a Hampden Superior Court judge addiction to heroin drove their clients to break into eight Westfield homes and steal jewelry and other valuables.


Related Topix: Westfield, MA

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Former Brimfield treasurer arraigned on embezzlement charge

Brimfield's former town treasurer was arraigned Wednesday in Hampden County Superior Court after being indicted on charges of embezzlement and larceny filed when an audit showed money missing from the town's coffers in 2013.


Related Topix: Brimfield, MA

Women's Fund makes call for '100 Good Men'

They may be called the Women's Fund of Western Massachusetts, but the foundation dedicated to helping women and girls in Western Massachusetts knows that men are a crucial part of the group's mission as well.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Richard Neal, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Massachusetts, Longmeadow, MA, Hampden, MA

National Weather Service extends flood warnings for the Connecticut...

Police in Northampton, Montague and along the Connecticut River's southern stretches in Hampden County and in northern Connecticut reported no major flooding problems Thursday morning.


Related Topix: Weather, Montague, MA, Northampton, MA

Ware residents complain about Palmer Motorsports Park under construction

Construction of a 2.3 mile, $20 million, road-racing course - known as Palmer Motorsports Park - is raising concerns among some Ware residents.


Related Topix: Ware, MA, Palmer, MA, Thorndike, MA, Hampden, MA

Wed Apr 16, 2014

James Lewis of Agawam pleads guilty to 21 charges from...

James Lewis, 55, was sentenced Tuesday to 2 years in the Hampden County Correctional Center in Ludlow after pleading guilty Monday to 21 charges stemming from an April 27 multi-jurisdictional car chase in which he drove at police cruisers and hit one officer.


Related Topix: Agawam, MA, Ludlow, MA

Fri Apr 11, 2014

Michael Malloy pleads guilty to motor vehicle homicide in crash that...

A Holyoke police cruiser drives past a shrine to Keila Davila, killed in a car crash on Main Street on Feb. 15, 2013.


Related Topix: Holyoke, MA, Ludlow, MA

Thu Apr 10, 2014

Shawn Allyn, candidate for Hampden DA, plans to fight judge's ruling assailing his ethics

Shawn Allyn, a candidate for Hampden County District Attorney who recently was ejected from a homicide case by a judge who called Allyn's ethics into question, said he will fight the ruling.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Hampden, MA, Westfield, MA

Hampden County Hall of Justice: Protesters demand 'Justice for Ayyub' ...

Lyla Denburg, far left, and Vanessa Lynch, far right, were among the members of Justice for Ayyub who stood in front of the Hampden County Hall of Justice on Thursday morning to protest the start of Ayyub Abdul-Alim's felony weapons trial.


Related Topix: Springfield, MA

Wed Apr 09, 2014

Michael Flores of Springfield tells cops right away pot, gun and ammo ...

Michael Flores, 26, of Springfield, told police who found marijuana, a gun and ammunition in his home they belonged to him, not to his girlfriend.


Related Topix: Springfield, MA, Drugs, Ludlow, MA

Westfield judge slaps Shawn Allyn, candidate for Hampden County DA,...

Holyoke attorney Shawn Allyn, right, is shown here with his clients Dean and Patricia Carbone.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Holyoke, MA, Westfield, MA

Tue Apr 08, 2014

Grandparents as Parents meeting with Register of Probate Suzanne Seguin

CHICOPEE - The Chicopee Council on Aging and Senior Center's monthly Grandparents As Parents Support Group will feature guest speakers from the Hampden County Registry of Probate at 6 p.m., April 15 at the center, located at 7 Valley View Court.


Related Topix: Chicopee, MA

Sun Apr 06, 2014

Sunny and mild today, high 57

Plenty of sunshine returns today, making it an excellent finish to the weekend. An area of high pressure slides over the region, keeping pleasant and mild conditions all across southern New England on Sunday.


Related Topix: Weather

Laura Gentile, Hampden County clerk of courts, honored by UNICO as its Person of the Year

Laura Gentile, Hampden County clerk of courts , was honored recently by Springfield UNICO as its 2013 Person of the Year.


Related Topix: Springfield, MA

Thu Apr 03, 2014

Editorial: For children, exposure to violence may lead to violence

Pediatrician Heather Forkey, who is clinical director of the Foster Children Evaluation Service at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, sees children who have faced all kinds of trauma.


Related Topix: Heath, MA, Opinion

Wed Apr 02, 2014

Shawn Allyn announces his candidacy for Hampden District Attorney

Shawn Allyn , a lawyer from Agawam, announced his candidacy for Hampden District Attorney Wednesday on the steps of the Hampden County Hall of Justice.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Hampden, MA, Agawam, MA, Prison