• Chicopee August 1, 2022 3:09 pm

    Arrest Made in Double-Fatal Crash in Western Mass.

    An arrest has been made in connection with a crash Friday in Chicopee, Massachusetts, that left two people dead. Demian Ward, 24, of Forth Worth, Texas, has been charged with two counts of motor vehicle homicide and one count of reckless operation of a motor vehicle, the Hampden District Attorney’s Office said. He was expected to be arraigned Monday in…

  • Chicopee June 2, 2022 2:24 pm

    McDonald's Knowingly Served Muslim Family Bacon, Complaint Says

    Workers at a McDonald’s restaurant in Massachusetts intentionally put bacon on a fish sandwich that a Muslim woman had ordered for one of her children, a civil rights organization said Wednesday.

  • Massachusetts April 21, 2022 2:38 pm

    Chicopee Superintendent Indicted on Federal Charges, Accused of Lying to FBI

    The superintendent of schools in Chicopee, Massachusetts, has been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges accusing her of lying to the FBI in connection with an investigation into the sending of 99 threatening text messages to a candidate for Chicopee police chief.

  • Massachusetts April 8, 2022 5:29 pm

    Attorney for Chicopee Superintendent Says She Denies Lying to FBI

    Lynn Clark has been charged with one count of making false statements. If convicted, she faces up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000

  • Massachusetts April 8, 2022 5:29 pm

    Attorney for Chicopee Superintendent Says She Denies Lying to FBI

    The superintendent of schools in Chicopee, Massachusetts, has been arrested by the FBI, accused of making false statements in an investigation into threatening text messages sent to a candidate for chief of police. On Friday her attorney addressed the charges, saying no evidence has been presented and that his client denies the allegations.

  • fbi boston April 6, 2022 11:13 pm

    Chicopee Superintendent Placed on Leave After Arrest

    Lynn M. Clark, 51, of Belchertown, was arrested Wednesday for making false statements in connection with sending threatening messages to a candidate for Chicopee Chief of Police.

  • chicopee public schools April 6, 2022 4:55 pm

    Chicopee Superintendent Arrested by FBI

    Lynn M. Clark, 51, the superintendent of Chicopee Schools, is said to have sent around 99 text messages to the candidate that “were intended to force the victim to withdraw their application for Chicopee chief of police,” according to federal officials.

  • Massachusetts April 6, 2022 11:58 pm

    Chicopee Superintendent of Schools Arrested by FBI

    The superintendent of schools in Chicopee, Massachusetts, has been arrested by the FBI, accused of making false statements in an investigation into threatening text messages sent to a candidate for chief of police. Federal agents showed up at Lynn M. Clark’s Belchertown home on Wednesday, taking her into custody and seizing evidence, as well. According to federal investigators, the...

  • Massachusetts January 15, 2022 10:27 am

    Chicopee Man Killed in Crash in Easthampton

    A 29-year-old Chicopee man was killed in a crash in Easthampton, Massachusetts, on Friday night. The crash occurred shortly after 9:30 p.m. on Glendale Street, the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office said. The driver, identified as Nicholas Yell, was taken to Baystate Medical Center in Springfield where he was later pronounced dead. The cause of the crash remains under investigation....

  • Massachusetts December 22, 2021 10:50 am

    Massachusetts Housing Authority Faces Discrimination Lawsuit

    Federal authorities have filed an amended lawsuit that alleges a Massachusetts city’s housing authority and its executive director violated federal housing laws by discriminating against Black and Hispanic tenants and potential tenants as well as tenants with disabilities. The original lawsuit against the Chicopee Housing Authority and Executive Director Monica Blazic filed in April alleged that the authority failed...

  • Massachusetts September 9, 2021 1:54 pm

    Man Dies in Trailer Fire Overnight in Chicopee

    A man was found dead inside a trailer that went up in flames early Thursday morning in Chicopee, Massachusetts, state fire officials said. The trailer was engulfed in flames when local firefighters arrived to battle the blaze on Quail Drive just after midnight, according to the State Fire Marshal’s Office. When firefighters made it inside the trailer, the man...

  • Massachusetts June 19, 2021 4:01 pm

    Woman, 36, Killed in Rollover Crash on Mass. Pike in Chicopee

    A 36-year-old woman lost control of her vehicle Friday afternoon, causing it to rollover on the Massachusetts Turnpike, killing her and seriously injuring her minor passenger, police said. State troopers responded to the single-vehicle crash on Interstate 90 eastbound at the 50.2 mile marker in Chicopee and found a Palmer woman with serious injuries. Good Samaritans and emergency personnel on…

  • fatal car crash June 9, 2021 10:20 am

    2 Drivers Killed in Chicopee Car Crash

    Two drivers in their 20s were pronounced dead on the scene of a car crash in Chicopee Tuesday night, according to Massachusetts State Police. Police said that a 2001 Acura MDX and a 2010 Kia Soul were driving south on Route 391 around 7:30 p.m. Both drivers were trying to pass a third car before they collided and ultimately crashed…

  • Chicopee April 16, 2021 12:13 pm

    Body Recovered From River in Chicopee ID'd as Missing 12-Year-Old Boy

    Authorities said Friday a body recovered from a river in Chicopee, Massachusetts a day earlier was that of a 12-year-old boy who has been missing for over two months. The Hampden District Attorney’s Office said the body, recovered Thursday by a dive team searching the Chicopee and Connecticut rivers, was that of Aiden Blanchard, of Chicopee. The victim has...

  • Chicopee April 14, 2021 10:39 pm

    Chicopee Police Find Body in River in Search for Boy Missing 2 Months

    A person’s body was found Wednesday in a river in Chicopee, Massachusetts, by a search-and-rescue team looking for a boy missing for over two months, police said. The dive team found the body at 11:15 a.m. between the North End Bridge, over the Connecticut River, and Memorial Bridge, over the Chicopee River, according to Chicopee police. Detectives from local...

  • Massachusetts March 2, 2021 11:07 am

    Mass. Man ID'd as Victim in One-Punch Vegas Slaying

    Authorities have identified a 57-year-old Massachusetts man killed during the weekend in what police said was a single punch pre-dawn confrontation with another man on a Las Vegas Strip pedestrian walkway. Thomas W. Driscoll of Chicopee, Massachusetts, was pronounced dead early Sunday at a Las Vegas hospital of head and neck injuries, the Clark County coroner said Monday. His death…

  • Chicopee February 11, 2021 4:35 pm

    Search Continues, But Still No Sign of Missing 11-Year-Old From Chicopee

    State and local police are continuing their search for an 11-year-old from Chicopee, Massachusetts, who went missing last week. Aiden Blanchard was last seen alone on Feb. 5 around 11:30 a.m. as he walked in the Willamansett area of Chicopee, near Old Field Road. He was believed to be heading in the direction of the Medina Street boat launch along…

  • aiden blanchard February 6, 2021 7:46 pm

    Mass. Authorities Searching for Missing Chicopee Boy, 11, Last Seen Near Boat Ramp

    Local and state police are making “all efforts” to search for a missing 11-year-old boy from Chicopee, Massachusetts, who was last seen Friday near a boat ramp. Aiden Blanchard was last seen alone Feb. 5 in the area of the Medina Street boat ramp around 11:00 to 12:00, police said Saturday. The Chicopee Police Department had said Friday night that…

  • coronavirus August 12, 2020 2:45 pm

    Some Mass. Residents Should Wear a Mask at Home, Officials Say

    Massachusetts officials have urged residents for months to continue to wear masks outside when unable to practice social distancing. But with the state seeing an uptick in cases, they’re taking their guidance a step further, urging people in hard-hit communities to wear masks at home if they are living with someone with underlying health conditions. “Residents of these higher...

  • Massachusetts August 11, 2020 11:39 pm

    Cities and Towns at High Risk for COVID-19 Revealed

    Massachusetts released a map showing coronavirus hot spots across the state.

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