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REGION (WGGB) — Residents around the Pioneer Valley say they would like to see a ‘bike sharing’ program in their community. The Pioneer Valley Planning Commission says 80 percent of residents they surveyed responded positively to the… Read more

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — A Putnam High School baseball player gets help funding a once-in-a-lifetime trip. Carlos Gonzalez is going into his senior year and has been selected as a member of the 17-U New England team in North… Read more

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By NIGEL DUARA, Associated Press FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Ferguson’s leaders urged residents Tuesday to stay home after dark to “allow peace to settle in” and pledged several actions to reconnect with the predominantly black community in the St…. Read more

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — A large crowd has gathered at the site where St. Louis police officers shot and killed a knife-wielding man after a reported convenience store robbery. The shooting Tuesday happened just a few miles from Ferguson, where… Read more

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — Babysitting is not an easy job and with the safety and well-being of children at stake, training for babysitters is crucial. Mannequins with imaginary dirty diapers – all part of a group of kids learning the… Read more

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STURBRIDGE, Mass. (WGGB) — A Holland teenager is dead after a crash Tuesday morning in Sturbridge. Sturbridge Police says that around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, officers responded to a motorcycle crash in the area of 508 Leadmine Road. When… Read more

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BROOKLINE, Mass. (AP) — A New York City woman visiting her parents in Massachusetts is being hailed as a hero for rescuing two children strapped in a stroller after they had fallen into a reservoir. The woman, who asked that only her first… Read more

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NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WGGB) — One of Friendly’s oldest locations has closed its doors for good. In a statement, Friendly’s says that GLG Corp., a franchisee that owns and operates three area Friendly’s locations, has ceased operations at… Read more

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(Photo Courtesy: Bristol Police Department) BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man accused of killing his 1-year-old niece by slashing her abdomen has been ordered held in $2.5 million bail. Thirty-six-year-old Arthur Hapgood of Waterbury was… Read more

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NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WGGB) — The city of Northampton is teaming up with Cooley Dickinson Hospital to ensure the city’s restaurants are safe. This morning, employees from dozens of local eateries took part in a choking relief course. The… Read more

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LENOX, Mass. (AP) — The family of a Massachusetts man who died when a dead tree fell on him as he returned to his car after a James Taylor concert at Tanglewood is seeking $800,000. A lawyer for the family of Lester Holtzblatt, of Sudbury,… Read more

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(Photo Courtesy: MGN Online : Pope Francis / Facebook) VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican says a road accident in Argentina has killed two young great-nephews of Pope Francis as well as their mother, the wife of the pope’s nephew. Vatican… Read more

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(Ctsy. The Silver Spoon, Easthampton)(WGGB) — ’40 in the Morning’ is learning more about your favorite places to start your day. We’re searching for the best diners in Western Mass. and showing you what makes them so unique. On Tuesday,… Read more

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(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The National Guard has arrived in Ferguson but kept its distance from the streets where protesters have again clashed with police in the St. Louis suburb where Michael Brown was fatally shot by a… Read more

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This Monday, Aug. 11 2014 photo shows Associated Press video journalist Simone Camilli in Beit Lahiya, Gaza Strip. Camilli, 35, was killed in an ordnance explosion in the Gaza Strip, on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014 together with Palestinian translator… Read more