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Woman charged with stabbing boyfriend

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

SPRINGFIELD (AP) — A Springfield woman charged with stabbing her boyfriend because she thought he was cheating on her has been ordered held. Latrisa Pace pleaded not guilty at her arraignment Monday to charges including assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and intimidation of a witness. The Republican reports that bail was set at $5,000, but then revoked when it was learned her latest arrest was a violation of … 0

Tuesday’s college recaps: Amherst men’s lacrosse holds off Springfield

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The 18th-ranked Amherst College men’s lacrosse team held off a late rally by No. 13 Springfield College to win 13-12 in Springfield Wednesday. Kane Haffey tallied three goals, while Dylan Park, Patrick Moroney and Aaron Mathias all chipped in with two goals apiece for the Lord Jeffs (10-3). Quinn Moroney added six assists and Greg Majno made 20 saves for Amherst. The Pride … 0

Foot chase in Springfield leads to apprehension of suspect in December armed robbery at Cumberland Farms in Florence

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Springfield police early Tuesday arrested a man who is wanted in connection with a December armed robbery of a Florence convenience store. Shamaad Jones, 19, of Springfield, was arrested about 1 a.m. on Quincy Street on charges of breaking and entering and resisting arrest. Jones also had an active arrest warrant … 0

No charges in Springfield school drowning

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

SPRINGFIELD (AP) — A Massachusetts prosecutor won’t be filing criminal charges after an investigation of the drowning death of 12-year-old boy at a Springfield school last year. Hampden District Attorney Mark Mastroianni said in a report Wednesday it’s unclear why or how Marlon Brown drowned Feb. 15, 2013, … 0

Finalists named for principal jobs at Fort River and Amherst Regional Middle schools

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

AMHERST — The interim principal at the elementary school in Southampton and the principal of a Springfield middle school who once taught in Amherst are among the finalists to fill vacancies for two principals in Amherst. Finalists for the Fort River Elementary School job are Anna-Stina Wardlaw, the … 0

Springfield launches $20 million downtown bell tower restoration plan

Friday, March 7, 2014

SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Springfield has launched a $20 million fundraising campaign to help cover new cost estimates to restore its historic downtown bell tower. The effort announced Friday will allow the city to do extensive repairs to the century-old Campanile tower in Court Square. The landmark sits between … 0

Division 1 boys basketball: West Springfield shuts down Northampton in semifinal

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

SPRINGFIELD — Northampton junior Jake Ross wasn’t giving in with the game seemingly out of reach Tuesday night. The final horn had yet to sound in the Western Massachusetts Division 1 Tournament semifinal, but the guard will still looking for ways to beat West Springfield. Those ways never … 0

Vehicle used by man wanted for violent assault in Belchertown found in Springfield

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

BELCHERTOWN — Police on Tuesday recovered the vehicle driven by a man who is wanted in Belchertown in connection with several violent offenses, including an assault with intent to murder. Police say Orlando “Danny” Rodriguez, who is considered armed and dangerous, left Belchertown in a white Jeep Cherokee, … 0

West Springfield woman gets probation for lying to investigators about boyfriend’s fender-bender

Thursday, February 27, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — A West Springfield woman admitted Thursday to lying to authorities in an effort to get a criminal case against her then-boyfriend dropped. Alicia I. Noble, 33, pleaded guilty in Hampshire Superior Court before Judge Mary-Lou Rup to misleading a defense attorney and a prosecutor. Noble was … 0

Casino panel turns down Big E petition

Monday, February 24, 2014

BOSTON (AP) — State gambling regulators have voted against making the Eastern States Exposition eligible for compensation from a proposed resort casino in Springfield. The Massachusetts Gaming Commission voted 3-2 on Monday not to designate “The Big E” in West Springfield as an Impacted Live Entertainment Venue. The … 0

Police identify suicide victim in Springfield

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

SPRINGFIELD — Police have identified the man who died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound outside Baystate Medical Center early Wednesday as Eddie Bonafe, 54, of Birch Park Circle, of West Springfield. Bonafe had been involved in a four-hour … 0

Baystate lockdown ends in suicide outside Springfield ER

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

SPRINGFIELD - A four-hour standoff with police outside the emergency department at Baystate Medical Center ended early Wednesday when a 54-year-old West Springfield man fatally shot himself in the head, police reported. The emergency department at Baystate was … 0

Northampton mayor pledges to 'redouble' economic development following unfavorable gaming commission ruling

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Mayor David J. Narkewicz said the city plans to move forward and “redouble” its efforts to strengthen Northampton’s local economy after the Massachusetts Gaming Commission’s decision Tuesday not to grant the city financial relief from MGM … 2