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  • Palmer woman's search for her birth parents comes to an end

    Monday, September 18 2017 9:40 PM EDT2017-09-19 01:40:23 GMT
    Monday, September 18 2017 9:51 PM EDT2017-09-19 01:51:52 GMT

    A Palmer woman's long search for one of her birth parents comes to an end. Just about a year ago, Western Mass News brought you the story of Kathleen O'Shea. More than 26 years ago, when she was just 10 days old, her mother left her in a bathroom at Baystate Medical Center. Sunday, she met her birth father for the very first time. It's a journey that began more than a year ago. Kathleen worked through C.C. Morris of DNA Detectives who was able to contact fami...

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    A Palmer woman's long search for one of her birth parents comes to an end. Just about a year ago, Western Mass News brought you the story of Kathleen O'Shea. More than 26 years ago, when she was just 10 days old, her mother left her in a bathroom at Baystate Medical Center. Sunday, she met her birth father for the very first time. It's a journey that began more than a year ago. Kathleen worked through C.C. Morris of DNA Detectives who was able to contact fami...

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  • Police pursuit, crash in Hartford caught on camera

    Police pursuit, crash in Hartford caught on camera

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 11:37 AM EDT2017-09-19 15:37:36 GMT
    Tuesday, September 19 2017 7:41 PM EDT2017-09-19 23:41:44 GMT

    Three suspects are in custody after a police pursuit ended in a crash on Interstate 91 in Hartford on Tuesday morning and the whole incident was caught on camera.

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    Three suspects are in custody after a police pursuit ended in a crash on Interstate 91 in Hartford on Tuesday morning and the whole incident was caught on camera.

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  • Arrest made in 1992 murder of Agawam woman

    Arrest made in 1992 murder of Agawam woman

    Monday, September 18 2017 11:57 AM EDT2017-09-18 15:57:15 GMT
    Monday, September 18 2017 6:03 PM EDT2017-09-18 22:03:18 GMT
    (Western Mass News file photo)(Western Mass News file photo)

    An arrest has been in made in the decades-old murder case of an Agawam woman.

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    An arrest has been in made in the decades-old murder case of an Agawam woman.

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  • Details emerge about suspect in Lisa Ziegert's murder

    Details emerge about suspect in Lisa Ziegert's murder

    Monday, September 18 2017 4:30 PM EDT2017-09-18 20:30:43 GMT
    Monday, September 18 2017 5:15 PM EDT2017-09-18 21:15:58 GMT
    Gary Schara (Photo provided by Hampden Co. D.A.'s office)Gary Schara (Photo provided by Hampden Co. D.A.'s office)

    We're learning more about Gary Schara, a graduate of Longmeadow High School and most recently, a resident of West Springfield.

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    We're learning more about Gary Schara, a graduate of Longmeadow High School and most recently, a resident of West Springfield.

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  • D.A., Ziegert's mother discuss whether Lisa knew her accused killer

    D.A., Ziegert's mother discuss whether Lisa knew her accused killer

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 6:03 PM EDT2017-09-19 22:03:38 GMT
    Tuesday, September 19 2017 6:03 PM EDT2017-09-19 22:03:38 GMT
    (Western Mass News file photo)(Western Mass News file photo)

    For the first time since their daughter was murdered 25 years ago, the family of Lisa Ziegert came eye-to-eye in the courtroom with her accused killer. Gary Schara, 48, of West Springfield denies murdering Ziegert. 

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    For the first time since their daughter was murdered 25 years ago, the family of Lisa Ziegert came eye-to-eye in the courtroom with her accused killer. Gary Schara, 48, of West Springfield denies murdering Ziegert. 

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  • 'Bullet Train' ride at Big E closed after stopping mid-ride

    'Bullet Train' ride at Big E closed after stopping mid-ride

    Monday, September 18 2017 10:45 PM EDT2017-09-19 02:45:19 GMT
    Tuesday, September 19 2017 3:09 PM EDT2017-09-19 19:09:16 GMT
    (Western Mass News photo)(Western Mass News photo)

    Crews from the West Springfield Fire Department responded to the Big E on Monday following an incident on a roller coaster.

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    Crews from the West Springfield Fire Department responded to the Big E on Monday following an incident on a roller coaster.

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  • Arraignment held for suspect in Lisa Ziegert murder case

    Arraignment held for suspect in Lisa Ziegert murder case

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 5:46 AM EDT2017-09-19 09:46:06 GMT
    Tuesday, September 19 2017 3:31 PM EDT2017-09-19 19:31:49 GMT
    Schara seen with his attorney (Western Mass News photo)Schara seen with his attorney (Western Mass News photo)

    A 48-year-old West Springfield man has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Lisa Ziegert of Agawam 25 years ago.

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    A 48-year-old West Springfield man has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Lisa Ziegert of Agawam 25 years ago.

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  • Armed robbery at TD Bank in Springfield under investigation

    Armed robbery at TD Bank in Springfield under investigation

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 11:02 AM EDT2017-09-19 15:02:26 GMT
    Tuesday, September 19 2017 1:16 PM EDT2017-09-19 17:16:44 GMT
    (photo Springfield Police Department)(photo Springfield Police Department)

    The TD Bank on Main Street in Springfield was robbed Tuesday morning and police confirm they are looking for the suspect.

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    The TD Bank on Main Street in Springfield was robbed Tuesday morning and police confirm they are looking for the suspect.

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  • Police respond to accidental death in Amherst

    Police respond to accidental death in Amherst

    Monday, September 18 2017 5:20 PM EDT2017-09-18 21:20:03 GMT
    Monday, September 18 2017 5:20 PM EDT2017-09-18 21:20:03 GMT
    (Western Mass News photo)(Western Mass News photo)

    Amherst Police, along with UMass law enforcement, are off to a busy start to the school year as they investigate an accidental death just off campus over the weekend.

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    Amherst Police, along with UMass law enforcement, are off to a busy start to the school year as they investigate an accidental death just off campus over the weekend.

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    Home break-in suspect sought by Westhampton police

    Home break-in suspect sought by Westhampton police

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 4:50 PM EDT2017-09-19 20:50:22 GMT
    Tuesday, September 19 2017 4:50 PM EDT2017-09-19 20:50:22 GMT
    (photos from surveillance video, Westhampton Police Department)(photos from surveillance video, Westhampton Police Department)

    Do you know who this suspect is?  Take a close look at the surveillance video....

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    Do you know who this suspect is?  Take a close look at the surveillance video....

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  • Bish family reacts to arrest in Ziegert murder case

    Bish family reacts to arrest in Ziegert murder case

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 5:35 PM EDT2017-09-19 21:35:28 GMT
    Tuesday, September 19 2017 5:43 PM EDT2017-09-19 21:43:56 GMT
    (Western Mass News file photo)(Western Mass News file photo)

    New DNA technology used to charge Gary Schara with the murder of Lisa Ziegert brings new hope to others.  The family of Molly Bish told Western Mass News that the arrest inspires them.

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    New DNA technology used to charge Gary Schara with the murder of Lisa Ziegert brings new hope to others.  The family of Molly Bish told Western Mass News that the arrest inspires them.

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  • Police: Shoplifting suspects wanted out of South Hadley identified

    Police: Shoplifting suspects wanted out of South Hadley identified

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 1:58 PM EDT2017-09-19 17:58:40 GMT
    Tuesday, September 19 2017 4:09 PM EDT2017-09-19 20:09:08 GMT
    (photos courtesy South Hadley Police Department)(photos courtesy South Hadley Police Department)

    The South Hadley Police Department reports they've been able to identify these 2 shoplifting suspects after asking for the public's help...

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    The South Hadley Police Department reports they've been able to identify these 2 shoplifting suspects after asking for the public's help...

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