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Christen Longley charged with murder after stabbing death in West Springfield

Saturday, November 28, 2015

WEST SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Police in West Springfield have charged a woman with murder in the fatal stabbing of another woman during what appeared to be a domestic dispute. Authorities say police responded to a home on Chester Street shortly before 10 p.m. Friday and found 30-year-old Jennifer Best suffering from stab wounds. She was later pronounced dead at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield. Christen Longley of West Springfield was …

Second man charged in fatal hit-and-run, drunken driving crash on I-91 in Springfield

Monday, November 23, 2015

SPRINGFIELD — A second Springfield man was arrested Sunday night in connection with a fatal three-car crash on Interstate 91 south that killed a 21-year-old Holyoke man who stopped to provide assistance at the scene. State Police said Miguel Garcia, 55, was arrested and charged with motor vehicle homicide by negligent operation and leaving the scene of a personal injury or death crash. …

State Police investigating fatal hit-and-run crash caused by drunken driver

Sunday, November 22, 2015

SPRINGFIELD — State Police arrested a 26-year-old Springfield man for drunken driving in connection with a three-car accident on Interstate 91 South in Springfield that killed a 21-year-old man early Sunday morning. James Sexton of Springfield was charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, speeding, following too closely and making an unsafe lane …

Springfield Marine laid to rest

Monday, July 27, 2015

SPRINGFIELD — The Massachusetts Marine killed a by a gunman in Tennessee earlier this month was remembered Monday by the Roman Catholic Bishop of Springfield as “exemplary” and “a leader and a man of true courage.” Gunnery Sgt. …

Taxi crashes into Springfield pizza shop

Monday, July 27, 2015

SPRINGFIELD — A taxi has crashed through a chicken and pizza shop in Springfield, but authorities say no one has been hurt. WGGB/WSHM television (http://bit.ly/1Im1Qy3) reports police and fire personnel were called to the New York Fried Chicken and Pizza shop on State Street at about 1 p.m. …

Hometown holds wake for Marine killed in Tenn.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

SPRINGFIELD — People in his hometown paid their respects on Sunday to a Massachusetts Marine killed by a gunman who attacked a military facility in Tennessee two weeks ago. Thousands attended a public wake for Gunnery Sgt. Thomas …

Body of slain Marine returns home

Saturday, July 25, 2015

SPRINGFIELD — Hundreds of people lined the streets of Springfield waving American flags and paying final respects as the body of a Marine killed by a gunman in Tennessee was returned to his hometown. The body of Gunnery Sgt. Thomas Sullivan arrived at Bradley International Airport in Connecticut …

Alleged terrorist plotter indicted

Thursday, July 23, 2015

SPRINGFIELD — A Boston police captain’s son who authorities say plotted a terrorist attack in support of the Islamic State group has been indicted on weapons and assault charges in western Massachusetts. Federal prosecutors say a grand jury in U.S. District Court in Springfield on Thursday indicted 23-year-old …

Springfield Marine Thomas Sullivan, killed in Tennessee shooting, will be laid to rest Monday

Thursday, July 23, 2015

SPRINGFIELD — A Marine who grew up in Springfield and was killed by a gunman in Tennessee will be laid to rest next week. The family of Gunnery Sgt. Thomas Sullivan announced that the private funeral Mass is …

This side of the Atlantic: Springfield Museums hosts new exhibit on American impressionists

Thursday, July 23, 2015

In the early 1870s, a group of painters in France began bucking tradition and accepted technique to produce a new style of work: paintings done with quick but visible brushstrokes, an intense mix of colors, and often produced …

Former Springfield City Councilor John Lysak indicted on charge of sexually assaulting girl in Goshen

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — A former Springfield city councilor who has denied allegations he sexually assaulted a girl during a 2014 camping trip in Goshen has been indicted in Hampshire Superior Court. John A. Lysak, 36, of Springfield, faces a single charge of indecent assault and battery on a child …

Shaw’s Motel property in Northampton bought for $750,000

Monday, July 20, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — A Hampden County businessman has purchased the Shaw’s Motel property on the corner of Bridge Street and Pomeroy Terrace for $750,000, five years after the last renter left and it went on the market. Matthew Campagnari …

Springfield native among Marines killed in Chattanooga shooting; Gov. Baker orders flags to half-staff

Friday, July 17, 2015

SPRINGFIELD — A 1994 graduate of Cathedral High School was one of the four Marines killed Thursday when a gunman opened fire at two military facilities in Chattanooga, Tennessee, a death that led to an outpouring of condolences …