Birth rates down in United States

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – The US birth rate hit an all-time high in 2007 but ever since, American families have been having fewer babies. Acc…

Holyoke recognized for youth benefits

HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) – Holyoke is gaining community recognition for its efforts in creating programs that benefit the youth of Western Mass…

UMass student arraigned on rape charges

A student from UMass Amherst was arraigned in Hampshire Superior Court Thursday on rape charges. 18-year old Patrick Durocher of Longmeadow …

Stop sign running a major safety concern

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A central Massachusetts traffic accident Involving the death of a patient in an ambulance has focused increased …

Gov’s new budget looks to candy and soda

WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass  (WWLP) – Governor Deval Patrick‘s new budget includes a new sale’s tax.  22News asked residents Thursday in West Spr…

2 1/2 yr sentence for assault on troopers

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. (AP) — A Pittsfield man has been sentenced to two and a half years in jail for assaulting two state troopers attempting t…

Investment Advisor charged with fraud

EAST LONGMEADOW, Mass. (WWLP) – An East Longmeadow investment advisor has been charged with fraud and dishonest and unethical business pract…

Family forced out of Agawam home by fire

AGAWAM, Mass. (WWLP)- A mid-morning fire damaged the basement in an Agawam home Thursday. Agawam Deputy Fire Chief Calvi told 22News that th…

Agawam YMCA to open in May

AGAWAM, Mass. (WWLP) – In just a few months, the people of Agawam will be getting their first YMCA. The Y will be located at the former Food…