Massachusetts News, Weather, Photos, Events - Western Mass News - WGGB/WSHM

Latest Headlines

Severe weather damage prompts road closures and outages in Orange

Updated:

Town-wide storm damage has been reported in Orange, and police and fire officials are asking residents to be patient while crews work to clear the multiple scenes. 

More>>

More News

First Warning Forecast

Storms are done for now, but return later this week Video included

Updated:

We saw some busy weather today as numerous thunderstorms with heavy rain and hail pushed through the area. Storms have moved out of western Mass as of 8pm and a quiet night is ahead. Thunderstorms return for the end of the week...

More>>

VIDEO

Strong storms moved through Western Massachusetts on Tuesday, bringing with them heavy rain and hail.  Check out some of the video from across the area.

More>>

Slideshow

Western Mass. was hit with some stormy weather today, June 27, 2017.  Heavy rain, lightning, and lots of hail reported!   This was around 2:30 in the afternoon. 

More>>

CHECK IT OUT

Schedule of fireworks displays across the area

Updated:

With the Independence Day holiday right around the corner, several communities will be displaying fireworks in celebration of the holiday and the summer season.

More>>

Red Sox manager Farrell suspended 1 game after poking umpire

Updated:

Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell has been suspended one game after poking umpire Bill Miller in the chest during an animated argument over the weekend. More>>

Senate GOP shelves health bill, imperils 'Obamacare' repeal Video included

Updated:

Congress' nonpartisan budget referee says the Senate Republican health care bill would leave 22 million additional people uninsured in 2026 compared to President Barack Obama's law.

More>>

East Longmeadow take up mosquito control program

(photo MGN-Online) (photo MGN-Online)
Updated:

East Longmeadow will spray again this summer to control mosquitoes, but this year the board of health is taking a different approach.

More>>

CT governor approves plans for East Windsor casino

Old Showcase Cinemas in East Windsor, CT Old Showcase Cinemas in East Windsor, CT
Updated:

Plans for an East Windsor CT Casino are official. Governor Dannel Malloy signed a bill into law that would build a new tribal casino twenty minutes from Springfield. 

More>>

UPDATE

Two people displaced following house fire in Springfield

(Western Mass News photo) (Western Mass News photo)
Updated:

A portion of a busy Springfield roadway is closed due to a house fire.

More>>

Confusion reigns in military post lockdown; no shots fired

(Meredith) (Meredith)

Two 911 calls and a tweet about the possibility of an active shooter at a military installation set off a day of panic and confusion in Alabama.

More>>

Family releases video on 17th anniversary of Molly Bish's disappearance

(File photo) (File photo)
Updated:

It was 17 years ago to the day Tuesday that 16-year-old Warren lifeguard Molly Bish was abducted and murdered. 

More>>

EXCLUSIVE

Holyoke officer stops and plays tag with children

(Photo from submitted video) (Photo from submitted video)
Updated:

When a Holyoke police officer pulled up to a group of children playing, one mom started to record.  What happened next shocked her.

More>>

Baystate Franklin nurses remain locked-out

(Photo from submitted video) (Photo from submitted video)
Updated:

Today, nurses at Baystate Franklin Medical Center walked a picket line for a second day after months of failing to reach an agreement.

More>>

Experts warn of dangers from metal grill brush bristles

(Western Mass News photo) (Western Mass News photo)
Updated:

Firing up the grill is a tell-tale sign of summer, but how you clean your barbecue could pose a serious health risk.

More>>

Westfield musical prodigy signs National Anthem at Fenway

(Photo: Facebook / Robert Braceland) (Photo: Facebook / Robert Braceland)
Updated:

A musical prodigy from Westfield is gaining international attention. Shea Braceland, 11, took the mound to sing the national anthem at Fenway Park on Sunday.

More>>

Molly Bish remembered at Comins Pond in Warren

(Western Mass News file photo) (Western Mass News file photo)
Updated:

Tuesday marks a somber anniversary for the family of Molly Bish.  It was 17 years ago to the day that she was abducted from her job at Comins Pond in Warren as a lifeguard.  Molly's murder still remains a mystery. 

More>>

Free meals offered to local children this summer

(Western Mass News photo) (Western Mass News photo)
Updated:

Summer means warm days and freedom for students, but it can also mean that some children go hungry.  However, thanks to a Department of Agriculture program, any child under the age of 18, in any community, can get a free lunch, breakfast, or snack.

More>>

Local residents, hospital concerned about Senate healthcare bill

(Image Courtesy: MGN Online) (Image Courtesy: MGN Online)
Updated:

The U.S. Senate has delayed the vote on a new health care bill until after their July 4 recess. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has told GOP Senators that the bill needs work. The move comes just a day after Governor Charlie Baker announced his concerns about the future of health care in Massachusetts.

More>>

Bricks fall from Springfield building following lightning strike

(Western Mass News photo) (Western Mass News photo)
Updated:

Emergency crews are at a Springfield building after parts of a building fell to the ground.

More>>

Large lobster found by TSA agent came from Old Saybrook market

(Photo: Twitter / @TSAmedia_MikeM) (Photo: Twitter / @TSAmedia_MikeM)
Updated:

An Old Saybrook seafood market is speaking out after TSA agents found a 20-pound lobster in someone’s checked baggage.

More>>

Pittsfield man pleads guilty in multiple drug cases

(Image Courtesy: MGN Online) (Image Courtesy: MGN Online)
Updated:

A Massachusetts man is heading to prison for drug charges in three separate cases.

More>>

Upgrades coming to MacKenzie Stadium in Holyoke

(Western Mass News photo) (Western Mass News photo)
Updated:

Stadium improvements for the Valley Blue Sox are keeping the players hot on the field, while letting fans enjoy the whole experience off the field.

More>>

Study: Milk alternatives linked to shorter kids

(photo MGN-Online) (photo MGN-Online)
Updated:

Milk may do your body good, as they saying goes.  But what about all of those milk alternatives? 

More>>

Making healthy cauliflower burger buns

You want to enjoy a tasty summer hamburger, but don't want the carbs.  Ashley Brodeur from Active Lifestyle Fitness, joined Better Western Mass to show us how to make a healthy alternative - cauliflower burger buns.

More>>

Cutting flooring and sheet rock with a multimaster saw

You may be looking to make some improvements around the house and those might include having to cut some flooring and sheet rock.  Lloyd Jack from Woodcraft in West Springfield joined Better Western Mass to show us how to make those cuts using a multimaster saw.

More>>

Preparing a clambake on-the-go

It's that time of year - the time where we all get together to eat or favorite seafood.  However, what if you have to travel?  Steve Nikolisw, owner of Steve's Boston Seafood, and his daughter Maria joined Better Western Mass to talk about making a clambake on-the-go.

More>>

Chicopee police say man arrested for harassing K-9

(photos courtesy Chicopee Police Department) (photos courtesy Chicopee Police Department)
Updated:

Chicopee police arrested a man they say harassed their K-9 after he was told by officers to "stop yelling and to walk away"   

More>>

Chicopee bank robbery suspect identified

(photo courtesy Chicopee Police Department) (photo courtesy Chicopee Police Department)
Updated:

A 28-year-old man has been charged in connection with the bank robbery last week in Chicopee.  

More>>

Mitchell Chester, state's education commissioner, dies

(Western Mass News file photo) (Western Mass News file photo)
Updated:

Massachusetts Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education Mitchell Chester has died.

More>>

Sentencing of 'Baby Doe' mom delayed until July 12

(Image Courtesy: MGN Online / Suffolk Co. D.A.'s office / Mass. State Police) (Image Courtesy: MGN Online / Suffolk Co. D.A.'s office / Mass. State Police)
Updated:

The mother of a 2-year-old girl who became known as Baby Doe after her remains washed up on a Boston Harbor island is expected to remain behind bars for two more weeks.

More>>

Mother's tweets of son's hospital bill go viral

(Photo: Twitter / @aliranger) (Photo: Twitter / @aliranger)
Updated:

A mother's tweets sharing her son's hospital bill have gone viral as Senate Republicans are working to pass a new health care bill. 

More>>

Baystate Franklin nurses on-strike, attempt re-entry into building

Western Mass News Photo Western Mass News Photo
Updated:

For eight months, nurses at Baystate Franklin Medical Center have been working without a contract.   Over the weekend, contract negotiations broke down.

More>>

Local lawmakers react to health care bill

(Image Courtesy: MGN Online) (Image Courtesy: MGN Online)
Updated:

Some politicians remain divided, as new numbers show millions would be without health insurance if the latest health care bill is passed. 

More>>

Western Mass News- Fill Your Fridge AM Sweepstakes

Western Mass News photo Western Mass News photo
Updated:

The Fill Your Fridge AM Sweepstakes is a daily sweepstakes that begins at approximately 6:00 AM Eastern Time ("E.T.') on Monday, 6/26/17 and ends approximately 7:00 AM E.T. on Wednesday, 7/26/17.

More>>

Molly Bish family releases video on the status of investigation

(File photo) (File photo)
Updated:

17 years ago tomorrow, Molly Bish disappeared from her lifeguard post at Comins Pond in Warren.

More>>

AG investigating West Springfield Police Department's evidence room procedures

(Western Mass News file photo) (Western Mass News file photo)
Updated:

The state's Attorney General's Office is currently investigating the West Springfield Police Department's evidence room procedures. 

More>>

'Like bombs': Bankrupt company's air bags still out there

(Photo: Associated Press) File photo taken in 2015 shows a deployed safety airbag in a 2001 Honda Accord at the LKQ Pick Your Part salvage yard in Medley, Florida. (Photo: Associated Press) File photo taken in 2015 shows a deployed safety airbag in a 2001 Honda Accord at the LKQ Pick Your Part salvage yard in Medley, Florida.

Takata's lethally defective air bags proved to be the company's undoing Monday. But it could take years to get the dangerous devices off the road in the U.S. and around the world.

More>>

EXCLUSIVE

Future of Conway church uncertain following Feb. tornado

(Photo from Western Mass News SkyDrone) (Photo from Western Mass News SkyDrone)
Updated:

Just last week the town of Conway celebrated it's 250th anniversary, a special weekend after a particularly difficult start to this year as a tornado tore through part of their town in February.  One of those buildings was the United Congregational Church, where the damage gets worse with each passing rainstorm.

More>>

Thieves targeting car tires in Agawam

(Photo: Facebook / Agawam, MA Open Forum / David Ball) (Photo: Facebook / Agawam, MA Open Forum / David Ball)
Updated:

Agawam Police are investigating two cases of tire thefts over the weekend. Residents told us Monday that it's unnerving that yet another car has been stripped of its tires.

More>>

Young boy found Saturday in Chicopee in DCF custody

(photo courtesy Chicopee Police Department) (photo courtesy Chicopee Police Department)
Updated:

A four year old boy who was found wandering around Chicopee over the weekend is now in DCF custody.  The boy was found wandering around here naked on Saturday evening. 

More>>

Northampton Police trading card program underway

(Western Mass News photo) (Western Mass News photo)
Updated:

The Northampton Police Department is gearing up for a wave of kids who they hope will participate in their trading card program. 

More>>

Ways to prevent, treat 'Red Thread' in your lawn

(Western Mass News photo) (Western Mass News photo)
Updated:

With the humidity and rain we've had in recent weeks, a fungal disease is popping up on some people's lawns. 'Red Thread' disease is found on grass and other turfed areas causing patches of brown, yellow grass.

More>>

Westfield girl sings National Anthem at Fenway Park

(Photo: Facebook / Robert Braceland) (Photo: Facebook / Robert Braceland)
Updated:

A young girl from western Massachusetts impressed the crowd at Fenway Park on Sunday

More>>

Baker: 264,000 in state would lose coverage under GOP bill

(Image Courtesy: MGN Online) (Image Courtesy: MGN Online)
Updated:

Gov. Charlie Baker says the health care bill proposed by U.S. Senate Republican leaders would result in 264,000 Massachusetts residents losing their insurance and cost the state more than $8.2 billion by 2025.

More>>

Lawmakers meet privately to draft compromise marijuana bill

(Image Courtesy: MGN Online) (Image Courtesy: MGN Online)
Updated:

A six-member Massachusetts House and Senate conference committee has begun work behind closed doors trying to hammer out a compromise bill making changes to the recreational marijuana law.

More>>

High Court reinstates Trump travel ban, will hear arguments

The Supreme Court is letting the Trump administration enforce its 90-day ban on travelers from six mostly Muslim countries, overturning lower court orders that blocked it. The action Monday is a victory for President Donald Trump in the biggest legal controversy of his young presidency.

More>>

Chicopee man arrested after chase, K9 search near Holyoke mall

(Western Mass News file photo) (Western Mass News file photo)
Updated:

 A Chicopee man was arrested Sunday morning after he led police on a brief chase near the Holyoke Mall. 

More>>

More arrests at Kinder Morgan pipeline project in Sandisfield

(Western Mass News file photo) (Western Mass News file photo)
Updated:

More arrests made at Kinder Morgan pipeline extension project in Sandisfield. This time, State Police say...

More>>

Severe Weather Alert

Weather

Watch Western Mass News

Mouse over player for controls · LAUNCH FULL PLAYER

Connect with Western Mass News
Events Calendar
  • Top SlideshowsMore>>

Powered by Frankly
WSHM
Powered by WorldNow CNN
All content © 2017, WGGB/WSHM; Springfield, MA. (A Meredith Corporation Station) . All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.