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SPRINGFIELD, Ill | Illinois agency says it didn’t keep records on inmate death

SPRINGFIELD, Ill — Illinois prison officials say they can’t disclose information about the death of an inmate that led to the suspension of several staff members because the department didn’t maintain a copy of the records before sending them to federal investigators. Former federal prosecutors and detectives were surprised by the Illinois Department of Corrections’ … Continue reading SPRINGFIELD, Ill | Illinois agency says it didn’t keep records on inmate death

SPRINGFIELD,Mass | MGM opening Massachusetts casino with a flourish

SPRINGFIELD, Mass — Massachusetts’ first resort casino with expansive gambling and entertainment options is opening Friday with a Las Vegas-style flourish. A procession through downtown Springfield will kick off with Budweiser Clydesdale horses and other entertainment in the morning. Doors officially open 11 a.m. at the casino, hotel, entertainment and retail complex, which is considered … Continue reading SPRINGFIELD,Mass | MGM opening Massachusetts casino with a flourish

WORCESTER, Mass | Gun control activists marching 50 miles to Smith & Wesson HQ

WORCESTER, Mass— Gun control advocates, including one of the survivors of the Parkland, Florida, school shooting and the parents of one of the victims, are marching 50 miles (80 kilometers) across Massachusetts this week to the headquarters of gun manufacturer Smith & Wesson as part of a youth-led push for stricter gun laws. About 40 … Continue reading WORCESTER, Mass | Gun control activists marching 50 miles to Smith & Wesson HQ

WORCESTER, Mass | Gun control activists marching 50 miles to Smith & Wesson HQ

WORCESTER, Mass — Students in Massachusetts are marching 50 miles (80 kilometers) to Smith & Wesson’s headquarters to call for stricter gun control following recent school shootings in the U.S. The “50 Miles More” march kicks off Thursday morning at Worcester (WUS’-tur) City Hall and ends with a rally at the gun-maker’s headquarters in Springfield … Continue reading WORCESTER, Mass | Gun control activists marching 50 miles to Smith & Wesson HQ

Missouri News: Nine Indicted for Heroin Conspiracy in Greene County

SPRINGFIELD, MO – Eight men and one woman were indicted by a federal grand jury this week for their roles in a conspiracy to distribute heroin in Greene County, Missouri. Dangelo P. Moore, 30, of Willard, Mo., James D. Elbert, 36, Jerry R. Blue, 29, Keilan A. Murray, 25, and Presley A. Pike, 26, all … Continue reading Missouri News: Nine Indicted for Heroin Conspiracy in Greene County

SPRINGFIELD, Mass | Dog running on interstate can’t resist lure of stuffed teddy

SPRINGFIELD, Mass — A dog could not resist being lured away from a busy Massachusetts highway by a teddy bear. The Massachusetts State Police got multiple calls of a dog dashing through traffic on Interstate 291 in Springfield on Sunday morning. MassLive.com reports Trooper Corey Brown responded and saw a Doberman pinscher running down a … Continue reading SPRINGFIELD, Mass | Dog running on interstate can’t resist lure of stuffed teddy

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. | Music festival to honor Charles Neville

SPRINGFIELD, Mass.— Charles Neville, the legendary saxophone player for the Neville Brothers, is being honored by an annual music festival in Massachusetts. The fifth Springfield Jazz & Roots Festival that opens Saturday has been designated a living monument to Neville, who died in April at age 79. The festival was co-founded by Neville’s wife, Kristin … Continue reading SPRINGFIELD, Mass. | Music festival to honor Charles Neville

MDC News: Have Fund with Insects at MDC’s Insect-O-Rama on August 17th

SPRINGFIELD, MO – Have fun learning about insects at the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) free Insect-O-Rama program from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 17 at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center, 4601 South Nature Center Way.  Local insect experts will join MDC staff to provide an evening of insect information and fun activities … Continue reading MDC News: Have Fund with Insects at MDC’s Insect-O-Rama on August 17th