Erin Fitzsimonds, Western Mass News

Erin Fitzsimonds

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Past articles by Erin:

Chicopee man accused of using knife to rob gas station arrested

CHICOPEE, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- A Chicopee man wanted for allegedly committing an armed robbery at a gas station last week was arrested over the weekend. → Read More

Local police departments warn of increase in scams during tax season

SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- Several police departments in western Massachusetts want to make sure you don't fall victim to the newest scam. → Read More

Scattered power outages reported in W.Mass

SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- Close to a thousand people are without power across western Massachusetts as a wintry mix moves through our area this evening. → Read More

Crews working to repair gas line struck by snow plow in Southwick

SOUTHWICK, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- Columbia gas crews are working to repair a gas line that was struck by a snow plow in Southwick Tuesday night. → Read More

Crews working to repair water main break in Longmeadow

LONGMEADOW, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- Crews are currently working to repair a water main break in Longmeadow. → Read More

Springfield Police seek to locate runaway teen

SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- Springfield Police are seeking the public's help in finding a teenager who ran away from home last month and could be in the Boston area. → Read More

Springfield man pleads guilty to collecting over $500K from fraud schemes

SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- A Springfield man plead guilty in federal court on Tuesday in connection to fraud schemes where he collected over $500,000 from banks and credit card companies. → Read More

Over 600 bags of heroin recovered from West Springfield apartment

WEST SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- A West Springfield man was arrested after police said they recovered over 600 bags of heroin inside his bedroom. → Read More

Baystate Health plans to add new behavioral hospital

SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- More resources to help those battling behavioral health and substance use challenges will be coming soon to western Massachusetts. → Read More

12-year-old boy dies from flu-related illness in Milford

MILFORD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- A 12-year-old boy from Milford has died from a flu-related illness. → Read More

Man running from police rescued from Mill River in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- Emergency crews had to rescue a man who jumped into the frigid Mill River while running from police Thursday night. → Read More

PD: Man robbed Springfield Dunkin' after pointing needle at employee

SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- Springfield Police are investigating after they say a man robbed a Dunkin' on Belmont Avenue Tuesday night. → Read More

UMass Amherst students encouraged to move in early due to storm

AMHERST, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- UMass Amherst students are being encouraged to head back to campus early from winter break due to the impending snow storm this weekend. → Read More

Police: Man in Springfield ATV accident has died

SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- The driver of an ATV that collided with a car last week in Springfield has died, according to police. → Read More

Deep fryer fire forces Westfield Wendy's to close

WESTFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- If you were looking to grab a Dave's Double and a Frosty in Westfield, you're out of luck. → Read More

State Police investigate two serious accidents in Berkshire Co.

BERKSHIRE CO. (WGGB/WSHM) -- State Police are investigating two serious head-on accidents in Berkshire County this evening. → Read More

MA ranked as one of the most moved out of states in 2018

SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- A new year brings new change, and for some that means moving to a different state, but Massachusetts isn't one of them. → Read More

West Springfield PD seek to identify larceny suspect

WEST SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- West Springfield police are seeking the public's help in identifying a man accused of stealing power tools from a store on Riverdale Street. → Read More

PD: 15 cars broken into, 1 reported stolen in Northampton

NORTHAMPTON, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- Northampton Police are investigating after over a dozen cars were broken into and one was reported stolen throughout a single neighborhood. → Read More

3 arrested for heroin trafficking in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- A months-long investigation into heroin trafficking in the city resulted in three arrests and over 200 grams of heroin being taken off the streets. → Read More