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  1. Family - grateful' after DNA cracks 25-year-old slayRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 18 | Boston Herald

    The mother of a woman abducted and murdered 25 years ago voiced gratitude as authorities announced an arrest in the case yesterday. Westfield District Court issued an arrest warrant last Friday charging Gary E. Schara, 48, of West Springfield with Lisa Ziegert's kidnapping, aggravated rape and murder, Hampden County District Attorney Anthony D. Gulluni said.

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  2. Man charged in 1992 slaying of Massachusetts teacher's aideRead the original story

    Monday Sep 18 | Boston Herald

    Authorities say a man has been charged with the killing of a Massachusetts middle school teacher's aide 25 years ago. Hampden District Attorney Anthony Gulluni said Monday that Gary Schara of West Springfield, Massachusetts, was arrested in Connecticut and charged with the April 1992 death of Lisa Ziegert.

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  3. Charges for driver after wild car chaseRead the original story

    Jul 12, 2017 | Boston Herald

    A Chicopee man who was being pursued by state police on Interstate 91 early yesterday morning was pulled from his burning Ford Mustang by the troopers who were trying to stop him when the muscle car crashed into a construction site and burst into flames, authorities said. The seriously injured driver, Darryl Whitaker, 54, was taken to Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, where state police spokesman David Procopio said Whitaker remains under guard and is facing an outstanding warrant and motor vehicle charges.

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  4. Troopers pull man from burning carRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 12, 2017 | Boston Herald

    A Chicopee man who was being pursued by state police on Route 91 early this morning was pulled from his burning Ford Mustang by the troopers trying to stop him when the muscle car crashed into a construction site and burst into flames, authorities said. The seriously injured driver, Darryl Whitaker, 54, was rushed to Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, where state police spokesman David Procopio said he remains under guard and facing outstanding warrant and motor vehicle charges.

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  5. Chase ends in fiery crash, 2 injuries, 3 damaged vehiclesRead the original story

    Jul 12, 2017 | Boston Herald

    Two people were injured and three vehicles including a state police cruiser were damaged when a high-speed chase ended in a fiery crash at a highway construction site. State police say the pursuit started on Interstate 91 in West Springfield at about 2:40 a.m. Wednesday when troopers spotted a car driven by a man wanted by police.

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  6. Former owner of alligator wants zoo to hand over remainsRead the original story

    May 10, 2017 | Boston Herald

    A Massachusetts man who kept a 6-foot alligator in his backyard until it was removed by police wants the animal's remains after it died at a nearby zoo. Officials at Forest Park Zoo told westernmassnews.com they no longer have the remains of the alligator, named Wally.

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  7. Man wounded after shootout with policeRead the original story

    Apr 23, 2017 | Boston Herald

    West Springfield police say the man refused to pull over for an officer in the early morning hours Sunday, then rammed his vehicle into police cruisers and fired gunshots before fleeing. About an hour later, a shootout occurred apparently involving the same man and police officers at a nearby residential complex.

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  8. Suspect arrested at airport after woman found deadRead the original story

    Apr 11, 2017 | Boston Herald

    The suspect in the shooting of an 18-year-old woman found dead in a West Springfield apartment has been captured at an airport apparently headed to Puerto Rico. Hampden District Attorney Anthony Gulluni says 19-year-old Roberto Santiago is scheduled to be arraigned on a murder charge Tuesday in connection with the death of Delilah Santiago.

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  9. High School Baseball: Commonwealth Classic scheduleRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 11, 2017 | Boston Herald

    The inaugural Commonwealth Classic will take place this Saturday at Plymouth North. Five baseball games will be played on that day with the main focus being the Lupus Foundation of America.

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  10. Woman found dead in West Springfield apartmentRead the original story

    Apr 11, 2017 | Boston Herald

    Police say the victim was found at about 1 p.m. Monday in a unit at the Hillcrest Arms Apartment Complex.

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  11. West Springfield shooting suspect held on $250,000 bailRead the original story

    Mar 14, 2017 | Boston Herald

    A West Springfield man charged with shooting his girlfriend's ex-boyfriend in the groin and ripping a $500 gold chain from his neck has been held on $250,000 bail. The Republican reports that Jose Marte Jr. pleaded not guilty Monday to seven charges including attempted murder in connection with the shooting last week near a city park.

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  12. Bracket Breakdown: Divisions 3 and 3A WestRead the original story

    Feb 28, 2017 | Boston Herald

    The Western Mass. hockey tournament begins tonight with a single game out in West Springfield.

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  13. Ed board to vote on 3 proposed charter schoolsRead the original story

    Feb 21, 2017 | Boston Herald

    The Map Academy Charter School would serve students in grades 9-12 from the towns of Plymouth, Carver and Wareham. The school would have a flexible schedule and cater to students who have dropped out of school or are at risk of dropping out.

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  14. Circus lionized for cutting animal acts will bring them backRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 20, 2017 | Boston Herald

    In this May 1, 2014 photo, an elephant waits to entertain the opening night crowd at the Melha Shrine Circus at the Eastern States Coliseum in West Springfield, Mass. After earning praise from animal rights groups for dropping animal performances in 2016, the Melha Shrine Circus will bring back the animal acts for seven performances over four days in May 2017.

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