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CHICOPEE - At least two people broke into the Sheridan Street Storage Units and drove away with a motorcycle, an ATV, dirt bikes, helmets and leather jackets. The crime happened on March 28 at the facility on 105 Sheridan St. Multiple units were broken into and expensive vehicles and other items were ...
CHICOPEE, Mass. - (WWLP) - Wind gusts up to 60 mph Wednesday afternoon and night could cause damage and power outages. The 22News Storm Team has declared today a 22News Storm Team Weather Alert Day ahead of the potential for high winds and damage. A High Wind Warning has been ...

Chicopee has some of the lowest-paid municipal employees in Western Massachusetts. Even the mayor and City Council agreed the salaries for the Department of Public Works were not competitive with surrounding communities and agreed to spend $75,000 to have the Collins Center at the University of ...
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) - Dozens of Chicopee teachers and city workers staged an informational picket outside Chicopee City Hall Annex Tuesday night. Teachers said their salaries aren't keeping up with inflation, and that they've been working without a contract for seven months. “I'm very ...
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) - A woman was arrested in Chicopee Tuesday night after a caller reported possible drug activity on Coolidge Road to police. Chicopee Police Officer Mike Wilk told 22News officers went to the location and found 30-year-old Jennifer Poulin, of Plainville, Connecticut, in a car.
Records with the Massachusetts Secretary of State show Cincotta as the president and treasurer of Pioneer Valley Greenery Inc. Cincotta was arraigned in Chicopee District Court on the charges. Bail was set at $5,000 surety or $500 cash and his case was continued until May 25, according to court officials.

School and law enforcement officials met Wednesday with the School Committee to talk about how they are keeping schools safe and dealing with a spate of school shooting threats that have hit Western Massachusetts. The one at Dupont Middle School was the first in a series of social media posts ...
CHICOPEE - The Great New England Air Show is returning to Westover Air Reserve Base this summer with the Air Force's demonstration team the Thunderbirds as the headline act and multiple other military and civilian acts planned. "This will be the first time in 10 years that the Air Force's official aerial ...
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) - A Springfield man is in police custody following a road rage incident that led to a shooting and police chase from Chicopee into Holyoke Friday afternoon. Chicopee police Officer Mike Wilk told 22News 28-year-old Dwayne Howlette of Springfield is facing charges including ...
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) - March is almost over and the weather has gotten a little milder. The 22News Storm Team took a look back at a big snowstorm that hit western Massachusetts 21-years-ago this weekend. It's known as the April Fools' Day snowstorm and it was quite a storm. It's March 30 and ...
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) - A 40-year-old Chicopee man was arrested Wednesday evening for driving with a suspended license. Chicopee Police Officer Mike Wilk told 22News, Frank Bruso's arrest comes after numerous complaints about a white Ford truck speeding and burning out on Chapel Street ...
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – A woman is facing a felony larceny charge after she allegedly stole bags of shrimp from Stop and Shop in Chicopee. Chicopee Police Officer Mike Wilk told 22News an officer was called to the store Monday afternoon for a reported shoplifting in progress. The suspect ...
The message was spread through Snapchat and parents sent in screenshots of it to Western Mass News. "I was really scared and I told him nobody's going to school tomorrow," Gonzalez noted. Right away, many parents, like Gonzalez, made the decision to keep their children home from school Monday.
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – A section of I-391S in Chicopee was temporarily closed by Massachusetts State Police following a reported shooting. Massachusetts State Police Trooper George Berrios told 22News occupants in two cars exchanged gunfire near Exit 4B on I-391. State police are now looking ...
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – It will soon cost you a little more to stay in a hotel room in Chicopee. Tuesday night, the Chicopee City Council approved an order to raise the local room occupancy tax from four percent to five percent. This is in addition to the 5.7 percent charged by the state. Even with ...
Jaeden Johndrow, left, of Northampton, draws a foul from Ramon Jimenez, of Chicopee, Thursday at Western New England University. ... They sensed a victory in Thursday's Western Massachusetts Division 2 Tournament semifinal. ... “That's a program I respect as much as any in Western Mass.”.
Snow accumulation reports are beginning to come in across Massachusetts, as the state faces its second nor'easter since the start of March. The following totals are unofficial reports collected by the National Weather Service from weather spotters throughout the state and the time at which the report was ...

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – The Hu Ke Lau in Chicopee will be closing on April 6th, but not for good, for some big changes. A news conference at the Hu Ke Lau Tuesday announced changes coming to the Chicopee restaurant. The iconic restaurant will undergo a rebuild and possibly re-branding.
CHICOPEE -- The new Yee family restaurant that will replace the Hu Ke Lau at 705 Memorial Drive will likely be about a fifth the size of the venerable 27,000-square-foot showplace that closes April 6. "We have found that 5,000 square feet is our sweet spot," said Hu Ke Lau general manager Andy Yee ...
CLINTON (CBS) — A Chicopee police officer, who is also an Army veteran, is charged with rape, kidnapping and assault in Ayer. ... In a statement, the Massachusetts National Guard called the allegations against Fournier “very disturbing and inconsistent with the values of the Massachusetts National ...
Tired of removing trucks stuck underneath the Willimansett Bridge, the city council of Chicopee, Mass., unanimously decided to ban all trucks from driving under the bridge. Previously, signs only warned truckers of the height of the low-clearance bridge. On Feb. 20, the Chicopee city council voted 13-0 to ...
(WWLP) – One person was killed in a one-car crash in Chicopee Saturday morning. Chicopee ... The victim of the crash was later identified as Mr. Eric Lucio, 42, of Chicopee. Mr. Lucio ... Chicopee Police Accident Reconstruction investigators were on site trying to determine how this accident happened.
A man is being held in lieu of $5,000 cash bail after he was arrested Friday afternoon in connection with what police are calling a road rage shooting on East Main Street Chicopee. Chicopee police spokesman Officer Michael Wilk said Dwayne Howlette, 28, was taken into custody by police in Holyoke not ...
CHICOPEE - Police and school administrators have been conducting lockdown drills at all city schools following multiple threats posted on social media from teens threatening shootings. Different divisions of the police department led by Lt. Patrick Major, the commander of the Special Response Team, ...
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – Chicopee Police arrested a woman for assault after an incident at the Big Y on Memorial Drive Sunday. Chicopee Police Officer Mike Wilk said 19 year old Savannah Connor of Springfield was arrested and charged with assault with a dangerous weapon. Wilk said officers were ...
CHICOPEE - State officials are warning people about the latest scam tied to the local woman who won the highest single lottery jackpot this summer. This time scammers are sending fake emails signed by Treasurer Deborah B. Goldberg "For PowerBall (sic) and the Winner" and they come from neither.
Some Chicopee residents are facing a number of problems after a water main break caused sewage to back up into some homes on Grattan Street. Western Mass News learned the water main break occurred on Friday. Since then, the DPW Department has been looking for the point of the break with crews ...
The National Weather Service said Chicopee had a low temperature, not wind chill, of minus 21. A wind chill warning remains in effect until 10 a.m. Sunday. Cold winds could cause frostbite in as little as 10 minutes. Wind chills can range from minus 10 to minus 25 degrees. Temperatures are expected to ...
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – Police are looking to identify the driver of the vehicle in the video that entered DPW grounds on Baskin Drive and stole an equipment. Officer Michael Wilk of the Chicopee Police Department told 22News the suspect stole a Fisher plow headset assembly valued at $4000 on ...
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – Chicopee police are looking to identify two 'persons of interest' in an iPhone theft incident. Chicopee Police Officer Mike Wilk told 22News a woman left her iPhone 7 Plus on the counter of Jenrose Package Store on December 30. When she went back inside to get it, it was ...
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – As 2017 winds down, 22News looked back at the big WEATHER stories of the year here in western Massachusetts. ... In March we had the biggest snow storm ever recorded at Westover A.R.B. in Chicopee on March 14th when 21.7″ of snow fell in one day, more than the ...
Some snow in Western Massachusetts has led State Police to lower the speed limit on the Massachusetts Turnpike. The speed limit is reduced to 40 miles per hour on the Pike from the New York border to Exit 6 in Chicopee. No tandems or propane trucks are allowed on the Pike during the speed reduction, ...
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – This morning we broke the record low at Westover ARB in Chicopee. Previous record low was -6º set in 1993. This morning we got down to -10º setting a new record low for December 29th. This is also tied as the coldest temperature of 2017. December 27th (Wednesday) we ...
CHICOPEE -- A 19-year-old Chicopee man and 23-year-old Holyoke man have been arrested in connection with a reported Friday night stabbing on Montgomery Avenue, police said Saturday. Chicopee Police, with help from South Hadley officers, took Joey Sanchez, a 19-year-old Chicopee resident, and ...
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WPRI) — A man wanted in connection with a murder investigation in Pawtucket was in custody Friday in Chicopee, Mass. Chicopee police said they arrested 24-year-old Alexander DeJesus Thursday afternoon. He was scheduled to be arraigned Friday on a fugitive from justice charge.
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – One man was arrested and another summonsed to court following a road rage incident that began on Memorial Drive in Chicopee and ended in the nearby Walmart parking lot. Chicopee Police Officer Mike Wilk told 22News officers were called to the parking lot just before ...
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – Chicopee police are searching for a man who they believe is responsible for making the suspicious device found at a residence on ... Massachusetts State Police and the State Fire Marshal's Office were called in to help Chicopee police investigate after the device was found.
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – The Chicopee Walmart was briefly evacuated Monday afternoon after someone reported seeing a man carrying a legally-purchased BB-gun out of the store. But they didn't know it was a BB-gun at the time, nor did they know it had been legally purchased. 22News received ...
CHICOPEE - Two men from Springfield were arrested in Chicopee early Saturday morning after a traffic stop by police showed they were in possession of marijuana and an illegal firearm, according to Massachusetts State Police. Omega Walker, 20, and Dregory Woodward, 18, were both taken into custody ...
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – Five new firefighters were sworn in to the Chicopee Fire Department on December 8. According to a news release sent to ... our emergency response forces with the skills and knowledge received during their ten weeks of training at the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy.”.
CHICOPEE- One man was shot when two armed, masked people entered a first-floor apartment on Montgomery Street Wednesday and threatened the residents. The victim, who was hit in the leg ... Massachusetts State Police crime scene technicians also assisted at the scene, he said. Five nearby schools ...
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – Two Ludlow residents were arrested in Chicopee after police allegedly found heroin and hypodermic needles in a parked car on New Year's Eve. Chicopee Police Officer Mike Wilk told 22News 33-year-old Zachary Szczebak and 32-year-old Dennis Taylor have been charged ...
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – Police are trying to identify the suspect in the photo who they say was involved in an armed robbery at Sam's Convenience Store Wednesday evening. According to Chicopee Police Officer Mike Wilk, police received a call about the armed robbery at 147 Broadway around 5:45 ...
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – A section of Grattan Street is closed in Chicopee so that crews can repair a pole damaged during a car accident Wednesday morning. Chicopee Police Officer Mike Wilk told 22News there were no serious injuries in the crash. Grattan Street is closed from Trilby Avenue to Percy ...
SPRINGFIELD - A firefighter arrested this week in connection with five armed robberies in Chicopee has also been charged with robbing a bank in Springfield. Erik W. Henry, 36, pleaded not guilty Friday in Springfield District Court to one count of robbery while armed and masked for allegedly robbing the ...
The annual Christmas decorations lighting and visit from Santa will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Friday on the stairs in front of City Hall. Santa is expected to arrive on a fire truck around 5 p.m. and Mayor Richard J. Kos will flip the switch to turn on the lights on the Christmas tree and other decorations in ...
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – A car that caught on fire after an accident closed Granby Road and Nelson Street Thursday night. The car hit the utility pole on Granby Road at the intersection with Nelson Street some time after 9:30 p.m.. Chicopee Fire Captain Mark Galarneau told 22News everyone who was ...
CHICOPEE - A city firefighter has been arrested and charged with multiple armed robberies, including two which happened on Sunday. Erik W. Henry, 36, was arrested Wednesday and charged with five counts of armed robbery, one count of possession of cocaine in a government building and one count of ...
Ronald Jubenville was found dead at about 4:15 p.m., Monday off 326 Chicopee St. near the WACE Radio station, said Michael Wilk, Chicopee Police public information officer. Chicopee Police with Massachusetts State Police Crime Scene detectives investigated and found no signs of foul play, he said.
The TD Bank on Meadow Street in Chicopee was robbed Sunday and ... Wilk confirmed the robbery with Western Mass News just after noon ...


 

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