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Jail cell. (Photo by Richard Bouhet/AFP/Getty Images)

Judge Approves Settlement Over Women’s Jail Strip Searches

A federal judge has issued a preliminary approval of a lawsuit settlement that would prohibit male guards at a Massachusetts women’s prison from videotaping strip searches of female prisoners.

04/09/2015

Maylene Maldonado arrested by Chicopee Police (surveillance image)

Video Shows Chicopee Police Officer Choking Woman During Arrest

New video shows a controversial arrest in Chicopee.

03/16/2015

Charles DiRosa (Photo credit Chicopee police)

Chicopee Man Faces Charges For ‘Put Wings On Pigs’ Facebook Post

A Chicopee man is facing charges after posting “Put Wings on Pigs” to Facebook, police say. Local residents alerted them to the “very disturbing post”.

12/23/2014

Charles DiRosa (Photo credit Chicopee police)

Chicopee Man Faces Charges For ‘Put Wings On Pigs’ Facebook Post

A Chicopee man is facing charges after posting “Put Wings on Pigs” to Facebook, police say.

12/23/2014

U.S. Customs officer helps two young boys at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Nogales Placement Center on June 18, 2014, in Nogales, Arizona. (Photo by Ross D. Franklin-Pool/Getty Images)

Patrick Offers Camp Edwards, Westover Air Base As Temporary Shelters For Illegal Immigrant Children

Gov. Deval Patrick announced Friday he’s proposing two locations in Massachusetts to temporarily shelter unaccompanied children who crossed the southern border into the U.S. illegally.

07/18/2014

The C-5 B military transport plane at Westover Air Reserve Base in Chicopee after the landing, Feb. 8, 2014. (WBZ-TV)

U.S. Air Force Plane Diverted To Westover Air Reserve Base In Chicopee

About thirty ambulances were put on standby at Hanscom Air Force Base in Bedford Saturday afternoon for a potential emergency involving an incoming Air Force plane.

02/08/2014

(WBZ-TV)

Police ID Man Fatally Shot By Trooper In Chicopee

State police say the man fatally shot by a trooper during a traffic stop in Chicopee has been identified as 23-year-old Wayne Edwards II.

08/12/2013

(WBZ-TV)

State Police Trooper Fatally Shoots Man During Chicopee Traffic Stop

Early morning gunfire erupts on Interstate 91 as state trooper confronts motorist.

08/11/2013

Gambling, Betting, Casinos

Mass. Gaming Panel Rejects Bids For Extensions

The panel had set a 5 p.m. Tuesday deadline for companies to submit initial applications along with $400,000 application fees.

01/17/2013

State and local police shut down this intersection after the trooper was shot Friday.

State Trooper Released From Hospital After Chicopee Shooting

A Massachusetts State Police trooper was released from the hospital Sunday, days after he was wounded in a shooting in Chicopee on Friday morning.

04/15/2012

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