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21 hrs ago |

Thunderstorms not expected to bring relief to humid weather

"In the next hour things will be quieting down substantially," said Mike Skurko, meteorologist with CBS3 Springfield, the media partner of MassLive and The Republican.


Related Topix: Springfield, MA, Worcester County, MA, Weather, Natural Disasters, Flood

Yesterday |

Mostly cloudy, mild and muggy, areas of fog, low 68

A brief heavy downpour developed across the downtown Springfield area and eastern parts of Hampden County to finish out our Sunday.


Related Topix: Springfield, MA, Weather

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Photos: The annual Stone Soul Festival at Springfield's Blunt Park

The annual Stone Soul Festival at Springfield's Blunt Park runs through Sunday, Aug. 31. The three-day festival, which began Friday, features live music, food and a Midway.


Thu Aug 28, 2014

Hampden County DA candidates discuss community relations, minimum sentencing in forum

The four Democratic candidates vying to become the next Hampden County District Attorney faced an audience of more than 200 on Thursday night at Western New England University School of Law, answering questions ranging from their position on mandatory minimum sentencing to the ways in which they would try to build trust between the police and ... (more)


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Holyoke, MA, Longmeadow, MA, Springfield, MA

State report on spending by Evan Dobelle, ex-president of Westfield...

WESTFIELD - The Westfield State University Board of Trustees voted to distribute to a wide variety of different agencies for further examination the state inspector general's report that found ex-president Evan Dobelle abused his authority while running up more than $450,000 on university-related credit cards.


Related Topix: Westfield, MA, Personal Finance, Retirement

Mary Hurley: Shawn Allyn needs to develop a relationship with the truth

In his August 20 rejoinder to my letter to the editor regarding his unethical behavior, Shawn Allyn demonstrated his affinity for statements that are "disingenuous," "misleading" and "simply not true."


Related Topix: Opinion

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Patrick Gaffey admits being getaway driver in purse snatching from woman, 73, at Holyoke Mall

A 45-year-old North Adams man pleaded guilty Wednesday for his role in a purse theft from a 73-year-old woman at the Holyoke Mall parking lot Oct. 9. The woman chased after the robber and a mall parking lot security guard saw the commotion and called the license plate number in to police.


Related Topix: North Adams, MA, Ludlow, MA

Sudden storm rolls through Springfield, Hampden County, should offer...

Nick Morganelli, meteorologist with CBS 3 Springfield, media partners for The Republican and Masslive, said a series of storms bringing torrential rain will be likely through 8 p.m. One of the upsides to the rain will be it will drive out the oppressive humidity and heat that hung over the region throughout the day and replace it with cool, dry air ... (more)


Related Topix: Tornado, Hurricane, Natural Disasters, Springfield, MA, Weather

Holyoke Councilor Anthony Soto calls outdoor meeting at South...

HOLYOKE -- Law enforcement and other officials will meet outside at South Bridge and Hamilton streets Thursday at 10 a.m. in a city councilor's attempt to elicit more cooperation from residents to help police with shootings.


Related Topix: Chicopee, MA, Holyoke, MA

Holyoke man admits sexual assaults on neighbor and neighbor's...

Luis Angel Cordero Jr. of Holyoke admitted Wednesday in Hampden Superior Court he sexually assaulted a man who lived in his building and then went into another room and sexually assaulted the man's 13-year-old daughter.


Related Topix: Holyoke, MA, Drugs, State Prisons, Prison

Boston Herald

Fed judge blasts Chicopee jail guards for videotaping nude women

Jail guards videotaping naked female prisoners during strip searches is "clearly antithetical to human dignity," "deeply humiliating" and unconstitutional according to a federal court judge, and nearly 200 women may be due a payday for the privacy invasion.


Related Topix: Prison, Chicopee, MA, Opinion

WNEU Law School and Hampden County Bar Association to host debate for ...

The Western New England University School of Law and the Hampden County Bar Association will host a candidates debate for the four Democrats vying for the office of district attorney.


Related Topix: Holyoke, MA, Longmeadow, MA, Springfield, MA


Analyst: Your vote gaining value in primary elections

In less than two weeks Western Massachusetts voters will be heading to the polls for the state's primary election.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

Tue Aug 26, 2014

WLNE-TV Providence

Man held for alleged attack on jail guards

A man charged with attacking two jail guards because he didn't want to go back to his cell, knocking one of them unconscious, has been held on $10,000 bail.


Mon Aug 25, 2014

Banker & Tradesman

By The Numbers: Top 3 Mortgage Lenders

USA Housing and Urban Development jumped 30 spots from last year to land at No. 3 on the list of top lenders in Hampden County.


Sat Aug 23, 2014


Springfield gathering stands against death penalty

Dozens of people gathered in Springfield to remember two Italian immigrants who were executed for crimes they may not have committed.


Related Topix: Death Penalty, Springfield, MA

Fri Aug 22, 2014


Admitted drug user faces more charges

A West Springfield man already held pending trial for larcenies to support his heroin addiction returned to the city Friday after additional stolen items surfaced and he was charged with additional crimes.


Related Topix: Drugs, West Springfield, MA, Springfield, MA

Corey Brantley admits to threatening to throw infant, kidnapping,...

A 39-year-old city man on Friday pleaded guilty to kidnapping and hitting a woman in a domestic violence case.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Ludlow, MA, State Prisons, Prison, Chicopee, MA

Springfield police union, fire chiefs endorse Brett Vottero in Hampden County DA race

Westfield Fire Chief Mary Regan speaks in support of Hampden DA candidate Brett Vottero at a campaign rally Thursday on the steps of the Hampden County Hall of Justice.


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

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Holyoke set for annual 'Myriam Miranda Stop the Violence...

HOLYOKE -- The annual "Myriam Miranda Stop the Violence Basketball Tournament" will be held Saturday and accompanied this year by a block party with music and social service agencies information tables, organizers said.


Related Topix: Holyoke, MA