Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno says he's re-commissioning a special paramilitary strike force, which he says will patrol the city's more violent neighborhoods.
The Massachusetts state legislature will hold a hearing Thursday on a bill that would prohibit police officers from using inappropriate language.
Springfield police are investigating a growing telephone scam targeting city residents.
Springfield officials say the city is about to be bolstered by Massachusetts state police patrols to help combat gun-related violence.
Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno today (Wednesday) unveiled what he calls a comprehensive strategy to enhance police patrols in the City's downtown and South End.
Funeral services are set for the Springfield police officer who was killed Monday after responding to a domestic call, and the investigation of the shooting and the assailant's apparent suicide con