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10/20/14

Latest News: Springfield man, convicted of open and gross lewdness 40-plus times over 4 decades, admits lewd act while riding PVTA bus...

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09/03/14

Latest News: You didn't make me a victim ... you made me a survivor,' says woman raped as teen to predator sentenced to prison...

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10/16/14

Latest News: John Ecker of Springfield gets state prison term for stalking, harassing 16-year-old girl

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09/03/14

Latest News: Vincent Albertson gets 6- to 7-year sentence in West Springfield drunk driving crash that killed Amanda Croisetiere

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08/28/14

Latest News: Holyoke man admits sexual assaults on neighbor and neighbor's 13-year-old daughter

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08/21/14

Latest News: Felicito Rivera of Springfield found guilty of rape of a child in retrial; sent to state prison

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07/23/14

Latest News: 'Jane Doe' murder mystery solved after 19 years; authorities ID victims as Marcia & Elizabeth Honsch of NY, arrest suspected killer

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06/24/14

Latest News: Jose Lopez sentenced to 13½ to 15 years in state prison for Springfield shooting; prosecutor says shootout endangered children

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05/28/14

Latest News: Jason Clark - already serving 24 years for child pornography - admits to indecent assault and battery on Brimfield 5-year-old

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05/21/14

Latest News: Mikhail Adzhigirey found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in car crash that killed 86-year-old J. Paul Morin in August 2010

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04/22/14

Latest News: Keith Henderson gets 5 to 7 year state prison sentence from Springfield car chase, crashes

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04/22/14

Latest News: Leigha Neiford pleads guilty to charges from four robberies or attempted robberies in Springfield, Chicopee and West Springfield

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04/16/14

Latest News: Jury convicts Ayyub Abdul-Alim of Springfield of gun charges

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03/11/14

Latest News: David Harris, 43, of Springfield found guilty of rape of a child; co-defendant Shaun Domino pleaded guilty

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03/07/14

Latest News: Jose Santiago found guilty of 1st degree murder in Springfield killing of Jessica Rojas

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02/25/14

Latest News: Roberto Hill pleads guilty to charges pertaining to invasion of elderly couple's Springfield home

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01/09/14

Levi Jefferson gets six- to nine-year state prison sentence for attempted murder in Springfield domestic violence case

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02/11/14

South Hadley man gets 20-25-year state prison sentence in Chicopee child rape case

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01/09/14

Fatal Springfield hit-and-run suspect Adam Thurber tested positive for cocaine while on probation following earlier OUI arrest

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12/17/13

Rolando Penate, of Springfield, gets prison term in case involving drugs tested by indicted state chemist Sonja Farak

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11/27/13

Curtis Combs of Hartford convicted of murdering William Jones in Springfield

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11/26/13

Holyoke man gets 7- to 10-year state prison sentence for shooting of 5-year-old boy, child's father

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11/26/13

Wayne Mecteau to go to state prison for stealing West Springfield Water Department truck

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11/12/13

Judge refuses Jonathan Lopez's request for lower bail in case involving double fatal Holyoke car crash that killed Moira Murphy and Brian Callahan

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11/11/13

David Garrafa admits shooting his half-brother, Justin Garrafa, in 2011 in Springfield house they shared

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11/6/13

Dennis Rosa Roman of Springfield arrested in 2011 Chicopee murder of Amanda Plasse

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11/4/13

Armed robbery of Springfield store brings nine to 11 year sentence for Santos Cordova

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10/31/13

Gerald Williams of Springfield gets at least 10 years in prison in latest conviction

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10/30/13

Carlos Bastos says he gave gun to Daniel Monteiro in fatal shooting

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10/30/13

Daniel Monteiro of Brockton admits shooting James Rosario Jr.

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10/30/13

Former Springfield day care worker Jennifer Lemelin found guilty of assaulting baby

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10/04/13

Common scams outlined to Agawam seniors in Education Against Senior Exploitation Program

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10/04/13

Bryan Feliciano of Springfield pleads guilty in child abuse case involving infant son

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2/27/13

 Firearms sessions in Springfield District Court will be held several times a month to handle gun cases there

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2/25/13

Ignacio Diaz of Holyoke found guilty of having 2 pounds of cocaine shipped to self from Puerto Rico

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2/24/13

Hampden District Attorney Mark Mastroianni creates DNA Unit to expedite evidence processing

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2/21/13

Anthony Hook of Springfield gets 12 to 15 years for rape conviction

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2/5/13

Timothy Forbes found guilty of mayhem in ear-biting at Springfield youth basketball game

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1/28/13

Springfield court problems highlighted for legislators by Hampden DA Mark Mastroianni, District Court Judge William Boyle

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1/23/13

Myrtle Marrett's son, David, hopes arrest of suspect in mother's death gives other families hope

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1/2/13

Springfield homicide numbers hit 10-year low; officials cite enforcement, cooperation

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12/17/12

Lastarandre Bell found guilty of first-degree murder in retrial for death of Julie Ann Nieves

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11/15/12

Colleges need to report campus sexual assaults, Hampden District Attorney Mark Mastroianni says

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11/15/12

 Hampden County D.A. Launches New Community Safety Program

11/14/12

Hampden DA launches program aimed at making neighborhoods safer through use of drug forfeiture money

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11/1/12

Paul Barkyoumb, former Holyoke narcotics detective, sentenced to 2½ years in jail on 3 cocaine distribution charges

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10/31/12

Omar Brown of Springfield gets 4-5 years in beating of pregnant woman

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10/30/12

Donald Cushing, former Chicopee High School teacher, gets 8-10-years for student rape

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10/23/12

Springfield police officers win George Hanna awards for heroism

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10/18/12

Former candidate for state representative seat, Enrico John Villamaino III, charged with voter fraud in Western Massachusetts

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10/17/12 

Reynoldo Reyes, suspect in Chicopee jewelry store holdup, held on $500K bail

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9/24/12

Kenneth Black of Chicopee gets 15 -18 years following child rape conviction

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8/6/12

Steven Gonzalez of Springfield found guilty of shotgun execution of Alexander Gautier

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7/25/12

Gregory Falero of Springfield admits fatally shooting Kevin Gomez, Chicopee Comprehensive High School athlete

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7/16/12

Mark Melendez of Springfield admits guilt in death of Chicopee student Kevin Gomez

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7/3/12

Springfield middle school students get inside look at Hampden County Hall of Justice

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7/2/12

Daniel Rosa of Springfield found guilty of murder in shooting death of David Acevedo

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6/29/12

Hampden DA: Drug suspect rams police cars in Riverdale Shops, leads police on wild chase through West Springfield, holds couple hostage

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5/25/12

Hampden DA Mark Mastroianni: Officers involved in fatal shooting of Tahiem Goffe will not face criminal charges

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4/27/12

 Victim rights conference puts focus on 'Violent Death, Creating Order from Chaos'

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4/25/12

Jose DeJesus of Springfield pleads guilty to aggravated rape, kidnapping but says he doesn't remember incident

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4/11/12

Hampden District Attorney Mark Mastroianni announces receipt of $220,000 in domestic-violence grants

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4/5/12

13 indicted on child pornography charges in Hampden County, District Attorney Mark Mastroianni says
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2/9/12

Holyoke street-gang sweep results in 20 arrests for drugs and weapons
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2/8/12

Hampden District Attorney's Office is collecting cell phones to benefit domestic violence victims
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2/1/12

Hampden County Youth Advisory Board advises DA Mark Mastroianni on problems of drugs, violence and bullying in area high schools
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1/27/12

Massachusetts legislators get insider look at Hampden District Attorney methods and budget woes
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1/3/12

Hampden District Attorney Mark G. Mastroianni to announce "new investigative lead" in Holly Piirainen murder
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1/6/12

Information being sought in Cory Cane hit-and-run fatality in Wales
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12/29/11

Springfield NAACP chapter pleased for now with DA Mark G. Mastroianni's response to query regarding police shooting of Tahiem Goffe
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11/16/11

Hampden District Attorney Mark G. Mastroianni creates youth advisory board to tell adults what to do
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11/1/11

Eric Denson found guilty of 1st degree murder in death of Conor Reynolds
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10/7/11

15 Springfield area men face state and federal firearm charges following joint-sweep by city, state and federal law enforcement agencies
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7/21/11

Springfield officials pledge zero tolerance crackdown on spate of summer violence
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6/27/11

Acting Holyoke Fire Chief William Moran facing criminal charges
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6/10/11

Hampden District Attorney's Office staff trying to work while coping with Springfield tornado damage
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6/4/11

Hampden District Attorney Mark G. Mastroianni says recent Appeals Court decision will help law enforcement
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5/5/11

Springfield North End residents praise police initiative that has reduced crime; increased text-a-tip use cited
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3/16/11

District attorney calls people together to discuss Mason Square area
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3/9/11

Hampden DA Mark G. Mastroianni directs state police to take temporary charge of Springfield homicide investigations
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2/17/11

Hampden District Attorney Mark G. Mastroianni G. Mastroianni calls for mandatory reporting of bullying cases
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2/17/11

Hampden D.A. Mastroianni testifies at bullying legislation
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2/14/11

DA Mark G. Mastroianni decides no grounds for criminal charges against 81-year-old driver Edwin Skowyra in fatal Chicopee crash
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