Live Radar: Torrential rainfall in eastern Hampshire county

(WWLP) – The 22News Storm Team is tracking a strong thunderstorm over South Hadley, or near Holyoke, moving south at 5 mph. Torrential rainfall will result in pockets of street flooding. Locations impacted include Holyoke, Amherst, Northampton, South Hadley, Easthampton, Granby, Southampton, Hadley and Hatfield. Do not drive through flooded roads or underpasses. Avoid low […]

InFocus: New law enforcement strategies

Sunday at noon on 22News InFocus we’re talking with two local police chiefs about what they’re doing within their departments in response to a national call for improved law enforcement engagement.

InFocus: School reopening guidelines

This week on 22News we’ll be discussing the state’s recommendations to school districts for reopening schools in the fall.

Massachusetts coronavirus update: Governor Baker and officials news conference in Boston Thursday

Watch Live at 12PM on BOSTON, Mass. (WWLP) – Governor Charlie Baker will provide an update on the state’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak Thursday. Baker will be joined with Lt. Governor Karyn Polito, Secretary of Health and Human Services Marylou Sudders, Secretary of Housing and Economic Development Mike Kennealy and Commissioner of the […]

ONLINE ONLY: 22News at Noon Tuesday

(WWLP) – 22News at 12:00 p.m. Tuesday is preempted with live coverage the funeral service for George Floyd. There will be an online-only newscast that you can stream live at from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Watch Live: 22News at 12:00 PM Viewers can click the link above to tune into 22News at 12:00 p.m. or […]

VIDEO: Bear stands up in Ludlow

A bear was spotted in Ludlow on the side of the road Friday, June 2 looking for his next move!

VIDEO: Hail in parts of western Massachusetts Sunday

(WWLP) – Our area had a very active weather day Sunday in western Massachusetts. Not only did we have thunderstorms, but we had severe thunderstorms that produced hail Hail that was 1.5 inches in diameter was reported in Northampton and Easthampton. Storm Damage/Hail Reports 12:30 p.m. – House struck by lightning on Patricia Ave. in […]

LIST: Thunderstorm damage reports for western Massachusetts

(WWLP) – Severe thunderstorms hit parts of western Massachusetts Monday afternoon with on-and-off rain into the evening. Residents even heard a few rumbles of thunder. A Severe Thunderstorm Warning in Hampden and Hampshire counties went into effect until 4:00 p.m. Monday with wind gusts of 60 MPH and quarter size hail. Storm Damage Reports Tree […]

PHOTO: Moose in Belchertown

BELCHERTOWN, Mass. (WWLP) – A 22News viewer emailed a photo of a moose spotted in Belchertown. Anna took the photo of a moose in her neighbor’s backyard Tuesday at around 8:00 a.m. She said she saw two hanging around. Email your news tips, videos and photos to

VIDEO: Bear in West Springfield

WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – 22News viewer Jon sent in photos and a video of a black bear too close for comfort in his backyard. Jon sent 22News an email to our newsroom overnight from West Springfield. Tips for keeping bears away from your yard It’s bear season in western Massachusetts. In the commonwealth, it’s […]

22News viewers ask questions about COVID-19

Viewers were invited to email questions via We will do our best to help answer your questions tonight on 22News at 8 p.m.

Photos: Hail reported across western Massachusetts Monday

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – Many local residents across western Massachusetts experienced sudden hail storms on Monday. Hail fell across multiple towns Monday evening. Sizes ranged from pea-sized as seen here to dime-sized across western Massachusetts. If you would like to share your photos or videos of the hail in your area send it to

22News InFocus: United Way programs provide help to people impacted by COVID-19 quarantine

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP)–Social service organizations across the country are seeing an increased demand for their products and services. For more than 90 years, United Way of Pioneer Valley is an umbrella organization that provides support to dozens of local community centered organizations through strong partnerships with volunteers, local businesses, government and nonprofit organizations. This week […]

Special Senate election Tuesday

Voters in 11 communities are being encouraged to take social distancing precautions while they go to the polls Tuesday in a special election to fill the vacant state senate seat in the 2nd Hampden and Hampshire District.

Front porch portraits capture families during pandemic

West Springfield photographer Maria Vickers of InspireMe Photo was inspired by the sudden wave of front-porch family portraits— also known as”porch-traits.” Vickers knew she wanted to help bring the smiles back in Western Massachusetts.

VIDEO: Westhampton Elementary School teacher parade

WESTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – A 22News viewer sent a video of the teacher’s parade in Westhampton Monday. The video was sent to 22News Monday from LeeAnn. The school’s website had a real-time parade route tracker. Did you have a parade for your school, birthday or other? We’d love to see it, email us news tips, […]

REPORT IT: ‘COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall’ with Massachusetts business and community leaders Wednesday night

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – As Massachusetts launches Phase One of reopening the state, there are plenty of questions about what to expect. To answer some of those questions, 22News is bringing together members of Massachusetts’ delegation to the U.S. House of Representatives, community and business leaders for “COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall” Wednesday, live from 8 p.m. […]

Digital First Essential Workers for 22News

The digital team at 22News has a big responsibility to provide fast, accurate and timely news to During the coronavirus pandemic, the newsroom took steps to provide social distancing for employees. Read about our team…

WOW! Mother shares sidewalk chalk game with Chicopee community

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – A mother and her son in Chicopee created a sidewalk chalk maze to share with her neighbors. The chalk art videos were sent to 22News Tuesday from Carissa on Chicopee Street. Carissa told 22News she just moved here and “wanted to put a smile on our new Chicopee neighbors!!!” Share your […]

REPORT IT: Fox chasing birds in Chicopee

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – A 22News viewer emailed a video of a fox caught on camera in Chicopee. Grace took the video Sunday morning of a fox chasing birds in the Fairview section of Chicopee. Email your news tips, videos and photos to Latest News:

Photos: Fox spotted in Windsor

A resident in Berkshire County town of Windsor spotted a fox in their backyard on Monday.

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