(Springfield, MA) — A Springfield man has pleaded not guilty to motor vehicle homicide after an early Sunday hit-and-run in the center of Holyoke. Police say 21-year-old Jonathan Lopez ran a red light in a Cadillac, slammed into a Honda Civic, then fled from the scene. Moira Murphy and Brian Callahan were killed, and two other passengers in the Honda were injured. Lopez is held on 40-thousand-dollars cash bail. He’s already on pre-trial probation on two separate assault and battery cases.
They were arrested as part of a yearlong FBI investigation into people trying to travel to Syria to join Islamic State.
The race goes on during a pause in the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who was convicted earlier this month of the 2013 bombing.
Mountain Road (Route 141) will be closed during the day for most of next week so city and state crews can clean up the remaining debris from last October's microburst.
Bay State Repeal has filed a draft ballot initiative petition with the Attorney General’s office.