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SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -On Tuesday, Western Mass News was launched, featuring a new brand of news for the area, including more reporters, stories that matter to you and your family, and weather and traffic together so you can plan your… Read more

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BOSTON (AP) — Jurors in the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are about to begin hearing evidence on what his punishment should be: life in prison or the death penalty. The penalty phase of Tsarnaev’s trial is set to begin… Read more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Women should get a mammogram every two years starting at age 50 — and while routine screening brings little benefit in the 40s, beginning it that early should be a personal choice, a government task force said Monday. Also,… Read more

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HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) — Joanne Dumas was driving on Cabot Street in Holyoke Saturday afternoon, when a car broadsided her after blowing past a stop sign on Elm Street. Upon impact, Dumas says her car began to spin and glass shattered… Read more

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB)- For students April vacation is here, but if you plan to take a day trip it’s going to cost you! Gas prices are climbing. Nationwide, prices have increased 6 cents a gallon over the past week. But the largest price… Read more

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB)- The Curtis Blake Day School of American International College is closing its doors, despite efforts to save it. And that means parent of dozens of children will have to find a new school. “I don’t have a place to go;… Read more

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(Photo Provided by Chicopee Police) CHICOPEE, Mass. (WGGB) — If you get into an accident in Chicopee, you will now have access to a digital version of your accident report. Starting Monday, Chicopee Police will be handing out small cards to… Read more

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WARWICK, Mass. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the death of a 28-year-old man in an all-terrain vehicle accident in western Massachusetts. The district attorney’s office says a male riding an ATV in the Franklin County town of Warwick… Read more

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Caroline Rotich, of Kenya, breaks the tape to win the women’s division of the Boston Marathon, Monday, April 20, 2015 in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola) by JIMMY GOLEN, AP Sports Writer BOSTON (AP) — Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia has won the… Read more

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Marcel Hug, of Switzerland, crosses the finish line to win the wheelchair division of the Boston Marathon, Monday, April 20, 2015, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola) BOSTON (AP) — The weather is damp but the atmosphere is electric for the… Read more