Hampden County District Attorney Anthony Gulluni

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    Military people who have helped track the financing of terrorist cells around the world are putting their skills to use in the war on drugs in Massachusetts. 

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A recent rash of unfounded threats of school violence brought a stern warning today from a top law enforcement official in western Massachusetts.

   The highest court in Massachusetts will hear arguments later this year on whether thousands more drug convictions should be thrown out because of scandal at an evidence testing lab in Amherst.

   More than 6,000 drug convictions are being dismissed by prosecutors in Massachusetts because of misconduct by a former drug lab chemist.   It is the second time in Massachusetts this year that thousands of drug charges were swept away by scandal at a testing lab.

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   Local law enforcement in Massachusetts has launched a multi-agency effort to crack down on human trafficking in Springfield with the emphasis on reducing demand for sexual exploitation.

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  Cases of infants dying in their sleep are on the increase nationally.  The top law enforcement officer in one western Massachusetts county is joining with public health officials to urge new parents to follow the guidance for proper sleeping arrangements for children under 12 months.

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More than a ton of prescription medications have been safely disposed of since a drug takeback program started in western Massachusetts ten months ago.

  The fifth anniversary of the murder of a Springfield police officer was observed quietly in the western Massachusetts city Sunday.  The city’s mayor reflected on the dangers police face in their day-to-day work and he urged passage of a state bill he believes would support the police.

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     Authorities have released composite sketches of a suspect in a 24-year-old western Massachusetts murder case. The images were not produced from the recollections of witnesses, but from an analysis of the DNA of the possible killer.

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A new initiative has been announced in western Massachusetts in an effort to reduce drug overdose deaths and the misuse of prescription medications.

      The death rate from the opioid crisis in Massachusetts continues to rise with a powerful synthetic painkiller playing an increasingly larger role.

As a slain Massachusetts police officer is laid to rest, officials in the state court system have announced plans to review the handling of the criminal cases of the man alleged to have gunned down the officer.  The suspect was later killed by police.  

Allegations that emotionally disabled children were abused by staff at a public school in western Massachusetts are being investigated by law enforcement.

Calling the findings in an investigative report by an advocacy group “troubling,” Hampden District Attorney Anthony Gulluni announced Monday that his office will look into what went on in the Therapeutic Intervention Program at the Peck School in Holyoke.

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A substance abuse treatment program for jail inmates from throughout western Massachusetts has moved out of its longtime home in Springfield to make way for construction of the MGM casino.

The Western Massachusetts Correctional Alcohol Center has vacated the building in Springfield where it opened 30 years ago, adhering to a May 8th deadline to turn the  property over to MGM.   But, it will be another two weeks before the rehab program is operating in its new, albeit temporary, location in a former nursing home in Holyoke.