• aligator December 8, 2021 8:29 pm

    How a 3-Foot Alligator Was Found in a Mass. River

    There is one fewer alligator in Massachusetts’ Westfield River and the out-of-place reptile’s rescue came just in the nick of time, the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife said Tuesday. The three-foot alligator, which is not native to Massachusetts, was first reported to state wildlife and local officials in mid-August when it was seen swimming near the Morgan Sullivan Bridge...

  • Massachusetts December 8, 2021 1:09 am

    Alligator Seen Swimming in Massachusetts River Captured

    In tonight’s Daily Debrief, an alligator is captured after it’s spotted swimming in a Massachusetts river. Plus, a student is arrested in Lynn after police say they brought a toy gun to school, and there’s a new vacation rental you can book inspired by “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.”

  • Alligator December 8, 2021 1:10 am

    Alligator Seen Swimming in Massachusetts River Captured

    An alligator that had been spotted swimming in the Westfield River in western Massachusetts on multiple occasions in recent months was captured on Tuesday. The alligator was captured by a Good Samaritan, West Springfield Animal Control said in a Facebook post Tuesday afternoon. The elusive reptile is now in the custody of Massachusetts Environmental Police. Animal control officials said the…

  • coronavirus September 16, 2021 9:43 pm

    West Springfield Enacts Mask Mandate as Big E Fair Opens

    The Board of Health in West Springfield, Massachusetts, has approved an indoor mask mandate that takes effect the same day as the opening, for the first time in two years, of what’s billed as the largest agricultural fair on the East Coast. The mask mandate starts Friday, the first day of The Big E, a more than 100-year-old multistate...

  • Massachusetts State Police September 3, 2021 4:12 pm

    Serious Injuries Reported in Crash on I-91 in West Springfield

    Serious injuries are being reported as the result of a rollover crash on Interstate 91 in West Springfield, Massachusetts. The crash was reported by state police shortly before noon on Friday. The rollover occurred on I-91 south. I-91 is temporarily closed at Exit 10B and traffic is being diverted to Route 5 south in West Springfield. The Massachusetts Department of…

  • fatal crash April 26, 2021 2:12 am

    Tractor-Trailer Driver to Face Charges in Fatal Crash on Mass. Pike

    A man was killed in a multi-vehicle crash involving a tractor-trailer truck on the Massachusetts Turnpike in Becket, Mass., on Friday, authorities say, and a passenger sustained serious injuries. The driver of the truck, a 67-year-old man from West Granby, Conn., is expected to be charged, according to Massachusetts State Police. The accident occurred around 3 p.m. Friday afternoon on…

  • Springfield February 2, 2020 10:11 pm

    Firefighters Representing 13 Departments to Graduate

    Firefighters who will go to work at 13 departments across Massachusetts are scheduled to graduate from the state firefighting academy this week. State Fire Marshal Peter Ostroskey and Massachusetts Firefighting Academy Director David Evans will present certificates of completion to members of the graduating class on Friday morning at the Department of Fire Services facility in Springfield. The graduates represent…

  • crash December 4, 2019 3:39 am

    NY Man Killed in West Springfield Crash

    A New York man was killed in a single-vehicle crash in West Springfield, Massachusetts, on Monday afternoon. State police said Chun Hoi Kwok, 42, of Staten Island, was driving a 2001 Honda Accord on Route 91 south around 5:10 p.m. when he veered off the left side of the roadway and crashed in the median. He was taken by ambulance…

  • Massachusetts December 4, 2019 3:44 am

    Man Killed in West Springfield Crash

    A New York man was killed Monday in a single-car crash in West Springfield, Massachusetts. The driver, a 42-year-old man from Staten Island, was driving a Honda Accord on Interstate 91 southbound when he went off the left side of the road into the median, state police said. Multiple people called 911 shortly after 5 p.m. The man was taken…

  • Massachusetts October 1, 2019 8:17 pm

    Deadly NH Motorcycle Crash: Police Detail Investigation Into Collision That Killed 7

    The driver behind the wheel in a crash that killed seven motorcyclists in New Hampshire in June told police hours afterward that he was reaching down to retrieve something when he hit the oncoming vehicles, according to a newly unsealed document. The New Hampshire affidavit unsealed Tuesday details the police investigation into the crash, which resulted in Volodymyr Zhukovskyy’s arrest...

  • Massachusetts August 28, 2019 10:38 pm

    Gov. Chris Sununu Promises DMV Reforms Following Fatal Motorcycle Crash

    New Hampshire’s Division of Motor Vehicles plans to suspend the licenses of nearly 4,000 drivers as part of a review following a collision that killed seven motorcyclists in the state. Gov. Chris Sununu says the review released Wednesday led authorities to eliminate a backlog of notifications that dated back to July 2016. Authorities blamed the backlog on the lack of automation.

  • Massachusetts August 5, 2019 11:52 pm

    Second Lawsuit Filed in Crash That Killed 7 Motorcyclists

    A second lawsuit has been filed following a collision that killed seven motorcyclists in New Hampshire. Attorney Chuck Douglas said he filed the suit in Strafford County Superior Court against the trucking company that hired the driver charged in the crash.

  • New Hampshire August 1, 2019 11:30 pm

    Report: Driver in NH Crash That Killed 7 Motorcyclists Was High, Reaching for Drink

    The driver charged in connection with a New Hampshire crash that killed seven motorcyclists was high on drugs and was reaching for a drink when the accident occurred, according to a report obtained by the Boston Globe. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration report says 23-year-old Volodymyr Zhukovskyy tested positive after the crash for “an unspecified drug,” either a narcotic...

  • New Hampshire July 24, 2019 3:25 pm

    Officials Issue Report on NH Crash That Killed 7 Motorcyclists

    More than a month after a crash that in New Hampshire that killed seven motorcyclists, federal safety officials have issued a report that provides no fresh clues as to the cause of the tragedy. In its preliminary report Wednesday, the National Transportation Safety Board summarized the details behind the June 21 crash in which a pickup truck driven by 23-year-old...

  • Massachusetts July 23, 2019 11:53 pm

    AG Healey Opens Investigation Into Trucking Company Involved in NH Crash

    Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey will investigate the trucking company whose driver allegedly crashed into a group of motorcyclists in New Hampshire last month, killing seven. “We have opened an investigation into Westfield Transport over its role in the tragic crash in New Hampshire,” a spokesperson for the attorney general said Tuesday.

  • Massachusetts July 13, 2019 10:22 pm

    Patriots' Kraft Pledges $100K for Families of Bikers Killed in NH Crash

    New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft has pledged to donate $100,000 to help the families of seven motorcyclists killed in a collision with a truck last month in New Hampshire. Kraft joined thousands of bikers from across the country outside of Gillette Stadium on Saturday for a memorial service organized by the Jarheads Motorcycle Club, to which the victims of...

  • Massachusetts July 1, 2019 10:44 pm

    Review Finds Major Backlog at RMV

    A fatal crash that killed seven motorcyclists in New Hampshire led the Massachusetts RMV to open a review of its procedures.

  • Massachusetts July 1, 2019 10:46 pm

    New Details: Why License of Driver in Fatal NH Crash Wasn't Revoked

    Massachusetts officials revealed new details Monday about why the license of the driver accused of causing a deadly New Hampshire crash wasn’t revoked despite a previous arrest for operating under the influence. Gov. Charlie Baker and other top state officials promised Monday to conduct a full review of the Registry of Motor Vehicles’ state-to-state data sharing after the agency failed...

  • Massachusetts June 27, 2019 1:13 am

    Company in Fatal NH Biker Crash Has History of Violations

    The company that employed a Ukrainian-born truck driver whose collision with motorcyclists in New Hampshire left seven dead has a history of violations including mechanical problems and drug-related infractions. Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, 23, is being held without bail in Coos County jail. He pleaded not guilty Tuesday to negligent homicide in Friday’s crash.

  • Massachusetts June 27, 2019 2:05 pm

    Driver in Fatal NH Crash Had Violations, Arrests in 5 States

    Before he was charged in the deaths of seven motorcyclists in New Hampshire, Volodymyr Zhukovskyy racked up arrests and motor vehicle violations across the country. The 23-year-old resident of West Springfield, Massachusetts, served lengthy license suspensions, dating back to the time he was a teenager, according to information obtained by the NBC10 Boston Investigators.

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