Tuesday, September 2 2014 2:42 PM EDT2014-09-02 18:42:59 GMT
A Russian official is complaining that EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso breached confidentiality when he quoted President Vladimir Putin as saying Moscow could take over Kiev in two weeks if it wished.Full Story >
The Ukrainian solders were an easy target as they launched a desperate run to safety. Pounded by a gauntlet of rocket shells, blown up in their vehicles, they died by the dozens.Full Story >
HOLYOKE, MA (WSHM) -
There was music, floats and plenty of St. Patrick's Day spirit from both marchers and people lining the street.
It was all part of the city's 62nd annual St. Patrick's Day Parade.
For the Desrosiers, who live in Holyoke, Sunday marked the first chance they had to take part in the parade.
"We are expecting it to be fun and crazy with a lot of energy, like it usually is when we watch it," said Merrill Desrosiers. "It will be interesting to see with us in the middle of the road instead of the side of the road."
The Desrosiers family walked the route for their children's school, Mater Dolorosa. The parents believed it would make quite an impact on their young kids.
"I think they will be overwhelmed with all of the people along the parade route, four and five people deep," said Desrosiers. "I think they will think it is great."
Pulitzer Prize winning author and Massachusetts resident Doris Kearns Goodwin walked the route for the first time Sunday. One day earlier, she received the parade committee's John F. Kennedy National Award. It is a fitting award for a presidential historian.
"To be able to lay a wreath at John F. Kennedy's monument, knowing that my husband worked for him, and I wrote about him, it is pretty special," said Goodwin.
The parade also holds a special place in the hearts of city officials who help make the event happen.
"The planning for the parade starts the day after from last year," said Chief James Neiswanger of the Holyoke Police Department. "A lot of great people in the city are working. The parade committee works diligently at bringing this whole event together. It is a great family event."
Once the parade was over, quite a few Western Mass residents made their way over to the Wherehouse in Holyoke.
That was the site of state Sen. Michael Knapik's 19th annual post-parade reception.
Knapik said it is a tradition he has carried on from his predecessors.
"I remember 25 years ago, I was on a school committee in a town, and I came to the senator's party right in this very room," said Knapik. "It is a place for people to rest for a few minutes, grab a libation, have some hot food and talk about current events."
There was no charge to attend the post-parade reception.
Knapik said it was open to all of his constituents.
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Tuesday, September 2 2014 1:18 AM EDT2014-09-02 05:18:17 GMT
Two people were taken to Baystate Medical Center in Springfield on Monday night after crashing their car into an Amherst home. Calls came in shortly after 10 p.m. for the crash at 706 South East Street. Full Story >
Two people were taken to Baystate Medical Center in Springfield on Monday night after crashing their car into a tree directly in front of an Amherst home. Full Story >
Monday, September 1 2014 10:17 PM EDT2014-09-02 02:17:32 GMT
A part-time computer science UC Professor is missing and his family is desperate to find him. Kentucky State Police says no one has seen or heard from Randy Russ since Aug. 17.Full Story >
A UC Professor is missing and his family is desperate to find him. Kentucky State Police says no one has seen or heard from Randy Russ since Aug. 17 Russ is a part-time computer science professor at UC.Full Story >
Friday, July 18 2014 3:26 PM EDT2014-07-18 19:26:33 GMT
It's been an extremely difficult day for family and friends as well as officers. So many people were crying, upset as the body of 5-year-old Janaya Thompson was removed from an abandoned trailer.Full Story >
It's been an extremely difficult day for family and friends as well as officers. So many people were crying, upset as the body of 5-year-old Janaya Thompson was removed from an abandoned trailer. Coroner Gary Hargrove said Janaya's body was found in a bathroom.Full Story >
Monday, September 1 2014 12:29 PM EDT2014-09-01 16:29:04 GMT
Dozens of celebrity photos, including some alleged images of actress Jennifer Lawrence nude, began spreading all over the Internet on Sunday evening. Find out how to keep your photos secure here.Full Story >
Dozens of celebrity photos, including some alleged images of actress Jennifer Lawrence nude, began spreading all over the Internet on Sunday evening. Find out how to keep your photos secure here. Full Story >
Tuesday, September 2 2014 2:42 PM EDT2014-09-02 18:42:13 GMT
A spokesman says more than 30 teens escaped from a Nashville youth detention center and 17 are still being sought.Full Story >
Thirty-two teens "overwhelmed" their minders and escaped from a juvenile detention center by crawling under a weak spot in a fence, a state government spokesman said. Hours later Tuesday, eight were still on the run.Full Story >