Wednesday, June 19 2013 1:33 PM EDT2013-06-19 17:33:42 GMT
Pell City police have arrested a man for allegedly killing his sister early Wednesday morning. Around 3 a.m., a caller asked police to check on the welfare of someone in the Housing Authority apartmentsMore >>
Pell City police have arrested a man for allegedly killing his sister in a "brutal" slaying early Wednesday morning.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 1:15 PM EDT2013-06-19 17:15:49 GMT
A 19-year-old woman has been arrested on kidnapping charges in Texas for allegedly taking a 10-month-old baby from Birmingham. De'Anthony Dejuan Kelly was reportedly taken by a 14-year-old girl from hisMore >>
A 19-year-old woman has been arrested on kidnapping charges in Texas for allegedly taking a 10-month-old baby from Birmingham.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 12:40 PM EDT2013-06-19 16:40:28 GMT
Four men are now in custody in connection with three home robbery incidents in Montgomery. All four men, ranging in age from 27-years-old to 35-years-old have been charged with multiple felonies in connectionMore >>
Four men are now in custody in connection with three home robbery incidents in Montgomery.
All four men, ranging in age from 27-years-old to 35-years-old have been charged with multiple felonies in connection with these incidents.More >>
The Taliban have claimed responsibility for an attack in Afghanistan that killed four U.S. troops just hours after the insurgent group announced it would hold talks with the Americans on finding a political solution...More >>
Afghanistan's president said Wednesday he will not pursue peace talks with the Taliban unless the United States steps out of the negotiations, while also insisting the militant group stop its violent attacks on the...More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:35 AM EDT2013-06-19 15:35:34 GMT
The Alabama Department of Public Safety has issued a Missing Child Media Alert after a 2-month-old baby was allegedly taken by a 14-year-old girl early Monday morning from Birmingham. Police say 2-month-oldMore >>
Birmingham Police have confirmed that missing infant De'Anthony Kelly and his abductor, Dor'Sayde Gathright were located in Dallas, Texas Tuesday night, and were taken into custody without incident. More >>
SPRINGFIELD, MA (WSHM) -
Days after Springfield housing officials ordered them to leave, dozens of tenants vacated a North End apartment building Thursday night.
Residents had until 5 p.m. to pack up everything they own and get off the premises.
At that time all heat and electricity was shut off in the building.
Tenants told CBS 3 Springfield they must now start over.
"Water got shut off, lights got shut off, so there's nothing in the building that's going to help anyone," said tenant of three years, Jacqueline Baez.
As she and her neighbors packed up everything from family pets to furniture, she was one of the lucky ones.
"Well suddenly something came up, so thank God for that, so now we have somewhere to go," she said.
But others will spend some time in area shelters before figuring out their next move.
"We liked this building over here, we live here. Now we're moving out," said Eric Gonzalez, "going to a shelter."
It all comes after a housing court judge ruled Thursday morning that tenants must vacate the now-condemned building.
On Monday they were initially told to be out by 5 p.m. But many waited until Thursday morning's ruling, hoping it would change.
Some residents complained to CBS 3 of the crumbling walls, bugs and illegal activity around the building.
But for residents like Cristina Andino, who moved out of her darkened apartment Thursday evening, this is her home of 30 years.
She doesn't speak much English, so her daughter, Alba Andino, spoke for her.
"She feels really sad because she's been living 30 years here," Alba Andino said.
Cristina Andino will stay with her daughter until she can find permanent housing.
For her, it's leaving three decades of her life behind, but for Baez, it's a chance to get out.
"We lived with enough mice, enough bed bugs, enough drama, enough drugs. At least finally we'll get a better life," she said.
Residents will be allowed in for the next two weeks to get the rest of their belongings between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. as long as they have permission by the property owners.
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Monday, June 17 2013 11:54 PM EDT2013-06-18 03:54:16 GMT
Westfield Mayor Dan Knapik told CBS 3 he felt the city council is being "reckless", calling for him to trim $1.5 million off his proposed budget. Now the Westfield school district is facing the possibilityMore >>
Westfield Mayor Dan Knapik told CBS 3 he felt the City Council is being "reckless," calling for him to trim $1.5 million off his proposed budget.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 11:47 PM EDT2013-06-19 03:47:01 GMT
The City of Springfield held its tax-title auction of city properties Tuesday night. It did not go on without opposition. Dozens of protesters showed up to city hall. Some were even taken away in handcuffs. TheyMore >>
The city of Springfield held its tax-title auction of city properties Tuesday night. It did not go on without opposition.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 4:07 PM EDT2013-06-18 20:07:57 GMT
The West Springfield Police are requesting the public's help identifying the man who drove into a store early Tuesday morning. Police say at approximately 5:00 a.m. the male drove a van through theMore >>
The West Springfield Police are requesting the public's help identifying the man who drove into a store early Tuesday morning. More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 11:08 PM EDT2013-06-19 03:08:23 GMT
Springfield police are searching for two male suspects involved in an armed robbery on Monrovia Street around 10:15 this evening. Police tell CBS 3 the two approached the victim and took a cell phone.More >>
Springfield police are searching for two male suspects involved in an armed robbery on Monrovia Street at about 10:15 p.m. Tuesday.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 9:26 PM EDT2013-06-19 01:26:32 GMT
Some job seekers in Western Mass are turning to the casinos as a possibility to get employment. Mohegan Sun is holding a series of workshops for both people interested in jobs, and also local businessMore >>
Some job seekers in Western Mass are turning to the casinos as a possibility to get employment.More >>