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Thursday’s colleges: UMass softball shut out as La Salle wins in walk-off fashion

Thursday, April 17, 2014

The University of Massachusetts softball team was shut out, 3-0, by La Salle in Philadelphia on Thursday. Pitcher Caroline Raymond took her own shutout into the seventh inning, but La Salle’s Alicia Aughton (2 for 4) hit a three-run walk-off homer to center field for the Explores (15-14, 7-2 A-10). Raymond struck out 10 and allowed three earned runs on eight hits and three walks in 61/3 innings for UMass … 0

Area briefs

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Southampton AVIATION TALK: The Southampton Historical Society will present a talk about aviation at the Senior Center at 210 College Highway at 7 p.m. April 24. June Granville Dakin, who wrote the book “Farmers Take Flight” about two Southampton men, Romaine Lambert and Mark Granville, will lead the talk. It is free and open to the public, and donations are welcome. According to … 0

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 … 0

Mauricio Velasquez of Springfield indicted in alleged drunk driving accident that killed two in Easthampton

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — The case against a Springfield man accused in a Dec. 7 Easthampton accident that allegedly caused the deaths of his 3-year-old daughter and a 71-year-old man will move forward after a Hampshire County grand jury indicted … 0

Northampton Mayor Narkewicz at Gaming Commission: City could lose $4.4M-$8.8M, 90-180 jobs if MGM builds casino

Monday, January 27, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Mayor David J. Narkewicz will travel to Boston Tuesday to plead the city’s case for mitigating the economic impact a casino in Springfield would have on his city. He is also seeking to recover approximately $47,500 … 0

Springfield biomass dispute heads to court

Friday, January 24, 2014

SPRINGFIELD (AP) — A legal dispute over a proposed $150 million wood-burning power plant in Springfield is scheduled to be heard in March. The plant’s developer, Palmer Renewable Energy, filed suit against the city and the Zoning Board of Appeals in March 2011. A hearing in Land Court … 0

Smith & Wesson bucks Calif. law

Thursday, January 23, 2014

SPRINGFIELD — Gun manufacturer Smith & Wesson Corp. says it won’t sell new models of its semi-automatic handguns in California to avoid complying with a provision in the state’s gun law that took effect last year. Springfield-based Smith & Wesson said Thursday it won’t add microstamping, a marking … 0

Passenger rail service gets new look in Valley

Thursday, January 23, 2014

A proposal to start passenger rail service between Greenfield and Springfield is picking up steam. Along with repair of 49 miles of track along the Connecticut River to move Amtrak’s Vermonter trains back through Greenfield, Northampton, Holyoke and Springfield, state officials are looking at starting an intercity passenger … 1

Witness in Hells Angels trial says he helped bury slaying victims

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

SPRINGFIELD — A key witness at the murder trial of a Hells Angels motorcycle club member charged with killing three men testified Wednesday that he helped dispose of the victims’ dismembered bodies. David Casey, 65, of Canaan, N.Y., … 0

Body recovered in two-family home destroyed by fire in Springfield

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Springfield officials say a body has been recovered at a two-family home after a fire that left 10 people homeless. Fire Department spokesman Dennis Leger says firefighters found the body on the first floor at about 1 p.m. Wednesday. A man who lived on that … 0

Weekend Planner — Music: Springfield Symphony Orchestra

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Czech composer Anton Dvorak’s two greatest works make up the program for Saturday’s concert by the Springfield Symphony Orchestra: his “tirelessly melodic and brilliantly scored” Symphony No. 9 (“From the New World”) and his “grand and emotionally intense” … 0

Two arrested over virtual kidnappings

Sunday, January 19, 2014

SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Police in Springfield have arrested two people for their alleged role in a scheme in which callers would shake down their victims for ransom money under the guise that loved ones had been kidnapped. In reality, no one had been snatched. Police arrested 32-year-old Jose … 0

Wednesday’s colleges: Naomi Graves wins 400th game as Springfield outlasts Mount Holyoke

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Springfield College women’s basketball coach Naomi Graves won her 400th career game as the Pride rallied past Mount Holyoke, 54-47, on Wednesday night in Springfield. The Pride (9-5, 5-4 NEWMAC) snapped their two-game slide. Graves, a Williamsburg native, reached the milestone in her 29th season as a head … 0