Police at UMass Amherst are undergoing active shooter training. Dickinson Hall is being used because of its long hallways, many classrooms and multiple floors. Police are using fake ammunition rounds that sound like real bullets but just leave crayon marks. Active shooter training was developed in response to the 2007 Virginia Tech massacre.
The U.S. has started new restrictions on those coming from the countries hardest hit by the deadly virus.
Students at Frontier, Deerfield and Sunderland Elementary schools were placed in a so-called shelter place this morning, following a threat made to Frontier High School
Sears will lay off at least 5,457 employees and close more than 100 stores, many before Christmas.
Five unions at UMass Amherst are locked in hostile and unproductive talks with the administration