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

Latest Headlines

New plaque placed at Holyoke Veterans' Park sparks controversy

Updated:

A new plaque dedicated to a Boston developer at Holyoke’s Veterans Park has some people upset.

More>>

More News

Authorities investigate death of toddler in Florence

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

The Northwestern District Attorney’s office said Friday that police are investigating the death of a toddler.

More>>

Ware officials hold special meeting to pick new police chief

(Western Mass News photos) (Western Mass News photos)
Updated:

After their chief retired earlier this year, the town of Ware has chosen their next police chief. 

More>>

First Warning Weather

A partly sunny and hot start to the weekend

Updated:

It was another hot one across western Mass yesterday, but not quite hot enough... we only saw a high of 89 on Friday in Springfield, so no "heat wave". A warm weekend is on tap with lower levels of humidity. The more humid air returns for the beginning of the week with a chance for showers. 

More>>

TRAFFIC UPDATE

Road closed in Chicopee after car knocks down utility pole

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

Chicopee Police have closed a portion of New Lombard Road tonight after a car crashed into a utility pole. 

More>>

US bans travel for Americans to NKorea after Warmbier death Video included

Updated:

U.S. officials say the Trump administration will ban American citizens from traveling to North Korea following the death of university student Otto Warmbier.

More>>

Grand opening of Pulaski Park

Updated:

It was a beautiful day to enjoy the park in Northampton. Pulaski Park opened to the public today. 

More>>

Baby dead after found not breathing at West Springfield motel

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

Police in West Springfield are investigating following the death of a three month old child.

More>>

Over 1,000 hospital patients' records exposed in breach

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

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health says an employee of Tewksbury Hospital may have inappropriately accessed medical records for more than 1,000 patients.

More>>

Springfield man convicted in 2016 murder sentenced

Image Courtesy: Hampden DA Image Courtesy: Hampden DA
Updated:

A Springfield man will be sentenced on Friday after being found guilty of killing another man outside a Ludlow bar back in 2016.

More>>

Back to school spending expected to set records

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

August isn't here just yet, but retailers are already putting on the full court press when it comes to back to school shopping.   2017 is expected to be a record year in terms of how much Americans will spend before the first day of classes.

More>>

Easthampton police arrest shoplifting suspect

Image Courtesy: Easthampton PD Image Courtesy: Easthampton PD
Updated:

Easthampton police arrested a woman accused of stealing hundreds of dollars from a local business on July 14. 

More>>

Man struck and killed by garbage truck in Ware identified

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

The Northwestern District Attorney's office has identified the man who was struck and killed by a garbage truck in Ware. 

More>>

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer resigns

White House press secretary Sean Spicer calls on a reporter during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017. Spicer answered questions about the Dakota Pipeline, infrastructure and jobs. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) White House press secretary Sean Spicer calls on a reporter during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017. Spicer answered questions about the Dakota Pipeline, infrastructure and jobs. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer resigned Friday morning, according to multiple reports. He objected strongly to the hiring of Anthony Scaramucci as communications director.

More>>

130 bags of heroin seized during West Springfield motel room raid

Image Courtesy: West Springfield PD Image Courtesy: West Springfield PD
Updated:

A Chicopee man faces drug charges after authorities raided his motel room in West Springfield on Friday.

More>>

Westfield camp offers kids of all abilities something to smile about

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

A summer camp in Westfield is giving all kids a chance to make that summer time memory.

More>>

Protecting your computer privacy

Believe it or not, Microsoft programs have become increasingly aggressive about tracking your data and not just online, but on your computer too.  Stan Prager from GoGeeks in East Longmeadow joined Better Western Mass to talk about protecting your computer privacy and using Microsoft.

More>>

Monster Jam coming to Stafford, CT this weekend

Looking for something new and exciting to do this summer?  Monster Jam is coming to Stafford Motor Speedway and it features tons of monster trucks and puts on a show to remember.  Kayla Blood joined Better Western Mass to tell us about this year's event.

More>>

Zip Trip: Kosinski Farm, Westfield

It's blueberry season and a local farm in Westfield has seven acres of fresh blueberries that you can pick yourself.  This week's Zip Trip takes us to Kosinski Farm in Westfield - zip code: 01085

More>>

Despite cancer diagnosis, McCain says, 'I'll be back soon' Video included

Updated:

Doctors say Arizona Sen. John McCain has a brain tumor associated with a blood clot that was removed last week.

More>>

Springfield car fire under investigation

(Photo: Springfield Fire Dept.) (Photo: Springfield Fire Dept.)
Updated:

Officials are investigating a car fire that broke out late Friday morning in Springfield. 

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.