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Past articles by Samantha:

Portion of McKinstry Ave. closed due to accident involving tractor trailer unit

According to Chicopee Police, no injuries were reported. → Read More

Preparations underway for arrival of Hurricane Ian

People on the Suncoast are using this last little bit of good weather to prepare their houses and stock up for the potentially life-threatening conditions. → Read More

5th human case of West Nile virus found in Mass.

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has announced the fifth human case of West Nile virus in the state this year. → Read More

Florence man arrested after driving onto sidewalk while under the influence

Northampton Police arrested a Florence man Saturday night after he drove onto the sidewalk during the Florence Night Out event while under the influence of alcohol. → Read More

Police respond to bus fire on Mass. Pike in Sturbridge

The incident took place on the westbound side of the interstate near mile marker 78.2. → Read More

2 Longmeadow teens saved from CT River

The teens’ row boat had begun taking on water ahead of the Paper City Regatta. → Read More

Springfield crews respond to overnight fire on Leavitt Street

The call came in just before 1 a.m. → Read More

Zoo in Forest Park introduces Farrah the camel on Hump Day

She is a five-month-old camel and their newest resident. → Read More

Police respond to 3-car crash on Route 57 in Agawam

Police said that the collision involved two SUVs and a sedan. → Read More

Westfield Police seeking suspects in Pride flag vandalism case

Police said that they believe the two people may be responsible for multiple thefts and vandalism motivated by bias. → Read More

Wilbraham Police locate missing 15 and 11-year-olds

Wilbraham Police have located two minors last seen walking with their two dogs Tuesday evening. → Read More

Palmer, Mass. State Police investigating unattended death on Orchard Street

Palmer Police are assisting the Massachusetts State Police in investigating an unattended death on Orchard Street Tuesday evening. → Read More

Champeaux Road in Brimfield closed due to fallen tree, wires

Motorists are advised to avoid the area and seek alternative routes. → Read More

Getting Answers: Holyoke mayor, police chief address increased crime concerns

People in Holyoke have reached out to our newsroom, concerned after the city saw its fifth murder of the year earlier this month. → Read More

Holyoke city councilor raising awareness about Baby Safe Haven Act

The law was passed in 2004 by Massachusetts legislators. → Read More

Call sent to Springfield parents after reports of suspicious activity near schools

Western Mass News is getting answers after parents of students at Springfield Public Schools posted online, concerned over a robocall sent to families. → Read More

Getting Answers: fighting off back-to-school illnesses

Between colds, COVID-19,and the flu, how can parents prevent kids from catching these illnesses? → Read More

Plane crashes into cornfield in Great Barrington over weekend

The crash is still under investigation. → Read More

Holyoke crews respond to car accident on Lincoln Street

Holyoke Fire officials ask that drivers avoid the area while they work on scene. → Read More

Palmer crews respond to Mass. Pike for tractor trailer fire

Emergency crews responded to the Mass. Pike in Palmer Saturday morning for a tractor trailer fire. → Read More