Bikers banned from Worthington St. during the summer concert series

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A biking tradition has been kicked to the curb, and now, the riders are making moves to change it. Bikers across Springfield met with City Council on Monday night, to protest the recent decision to close off Worthington Street to motor vehicles during the CityBlock Concert Series at Stearns Square. Bikes were […]
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Downed tree, power lines among damages from storm

PITTSFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Strong thunderstorms blew through western Massachusetts early Sunday evening, part of a system that saw funnel clouds in upstate New York, south of Albany. Things quieted down in Berkshire County after storms rolled through the area but during the storm, there were reports of hail in Pittsfield. As for damage caused […]
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Western Massachusetts prays for Gunnery Sgt. Sullivan

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The faithful prayed Sunday for the soul of Gunnery Sergeant Thomas Sullivan and his family. “…Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.” Under the Crucifix and American flag, parishioners at St. Michael’s Cathedral in Springfield prayed for one of their […]
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Home grown terror affects Western Massachusetts

LUDLOW, Mass. (WWLP) – America is losing lives here in the homeland, it wasn’t until this week that Western Massachusetts had such close ties to terror attacks. September 11th, 2001:  a day that changed many Americans’ sense of security. Since then, we’ve seen an increasing number of terror attacks on U.S. soil. The Boston Marathon […]
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Fellow Marines mourn loss of a brother in arms

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – From their hymn, to their flag, to their unwavering service to our nation, there’s a unique bond that unites Marines. As retired Marine Colonel Francis Curnow says, “It’s something that starts inside. It’s pride, and brotherhood, and we teach that right from the very beginning at Parris Island.” Gunnery Sergeant Thomas […]
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Benefit Friday for missing Chicopee native/veteran

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – The family of Chicopee Native, Joshua Devine, will be holding a benefit Friday at Maximum Capacity Sports Bar on School Street in Chicopee. Devine, an army veteran and experience diver, disappeared while on a diving trip in Thailand on April 11th. His mother and sister traveled to Thailand to search for him, […]
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Local addiction center looks to move back to Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The Western Massachusetts Correctional Alcohol Center may have found a location for its new permanent home in Springfield. The WMCAC said it wants to return to the city, but not without opposition from residents. The rehab center was kicked out of its Howard Street location to make room for the MGM Casino. About 180 […]
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