Friday, May 24 2013 7:16 PM EDT2013-05-24 23:16:39 GMT
(RNN) – When faced with a cleaver-wielding killer who'd just murdered someone, what would you do? For Ingrid Loyau-Kennet, the answer was obvious. Instead of running for her life, she engaged him inMore >>
A British woman voluntarily put herself face-to-face with an alleged terrorist and may have saved lives. More >>
Dan Sligh and his wife were in their pickup truck on Interstate 5 heading to a camping trip when a bridge before them disappeared in a "big puff of dust."More >>
The trucker was hauling a load of drilling equipment when his load bumped against the steel framework over an Interstate 5 bridge. He looked in his rearview mirror and watched in horror as the span collapsed into the water...More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 6:25 PM EDT2013-05-24 22:25:17 GMT
The prosecution in the case against the alleged Troy mobile home park rapist has filed a motion asking for a judge to set aside his motion to overturn the suspect's conviction. Andre Lamon Ellis was previouslyMore >>
The prosecution in the case against the alleged Troy mobile home park rapist has filed a motion asking for a judge to set aside his motion to overturn the suspect's conviction.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 6:25 PM EDT2013-05-24 22:25:17 GMT
A tragic moment in Birmingham's turbulent Civil Rights struggle leads to a national distinction from the White House.President Barack Obama signed a bill awarding the Congressional Gold Medal, the nation's,More >>
A tragic moment in Birmingham's turbulent Civil Rights struggle leads to a national distinction from the White House.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 5:46 PM EDT2013-05-24 21:46:07 GMT
The former Tallassee Assistant Police Chief has been convicted on 'numerous' felony ethics violations for unlawfully accessing criminal records for personal gain. Former Tallassee Assistant Chief of PoliceMore >>
The former Tallassee Assistant Police Chief has been convicted on 'numerous' felony ethics violations for unlawfully accessing criminal records for personal gain.More >>
SPRINGFIELD, MA (WSHM) -
Springfield businessman Peter Picknelly may be in the middle of a controversy surrounding two casino developers.
Northeast Realty, the owners of the Mohegan Sun Palmer property, say that in 2008, Picknelly became an investor in their project.
Picknelly's attorneys say that he transferred his involvement to a business associate. Now it is stirring controversy on both sides.
"Peter has nothing to do with Palmer," said Picknelly's attorney, Paul Maleck.
Maleck says that a 2008 agreement made with Northeast Realty as an investor is no longer valid after Picknelly reportedly "cut ties" with the group and pulled out of the project not long after joining forces with Penn National Gaming in Springfield.
"Peter had every right to exit, terminate all of his interests, he had signed a revenue sharing agreement where he was going to possibly partake in the revenues," Maleck said.
According to CBS 3 media partner Masslive and The Republican, Picknelly invested $500,000 into the Palmer project nearly five years ago.
On Nov. 1, 2012, Picknelly signed documents transferring his interests to close business associate Malcolm Getz.
But it's the timeline of events that's bothering Northeast Realty.
Reps for the group say that claims made by Picknelly that he cut ties well before his Penn National partnership are false.
"From their own documents that they provided to us, it shows that it was Nov. 1 after they had announced them as their joint venture partner on Oct.11," said Steve Spelman, attorney for Northeast Realty.
Spelman says that the document is useless and that Picknelly is still on board in Palmer as an investor.
"It is Northeast's position that Mr. Picknelly is a full joint venture partner with Palmer, he has been so under his revenue sharing agreement since Jan. 11, 2008, and his attempt to transfer it to Mr. Malcolm Getz has no force in effect," Spelman said.
Lawyers for Northeast Realty say that they are prepared to take Picknelly to court if he does not acknowledge his partnership in the project.
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Thursday, May 23 2013 1:33 PM EDT2013-05-23 17:33:26 GMT
Remember the Kmart's "Ship My Pants" ad? Well Kmart isn't finished with their controversial ads. The company launched their latest video about Big Gas Savings on Thursday. It even features the sameMore >>
The company launched their latest video about "big gas savings" on Thursday.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 11:27 AM EDT2013-05-24 15:27:16 GMT
A local firefighter showed off his invention Thursday; and it's something that's captured the attention of fire departments across the country. Springfield Fire Captain Robert Duffy demonstrated his "quickMore >>
A local firefighter showed off his invention Thursday, and it's something that's captured the attention of fire departments across the country. More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 9:04 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:04:32 GMT
A 24-year-old East Longmeadow man was arrested and charged with statutory rape of a child earlier in the week. Police tell CBS 3 Matthew Tannen was also charged with indecent assault and battery on a childMore >>
A 24-year-old East Longmeadow man was arrested and charged with statutory rape of a child earlier in the week.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 9:24 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:24:07 GMT
Thursday's rain caused several road closures Friday morning throughout the Pioneer Valley.In Agawam, a portion of South Westfield Street was closed. As of 9 a.m. police say that road has been re-opened.Also,More >>
Thursday's rain caused several road closures Friday morning throughout the Pioneer Valley.More >>