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.
An isolated home in Westhampton has been badly damaged by fire after being hit by lightning
Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse has launched his campaign for a third term
More than half of Massachusetts’ streams will gain federal protections under a new rule signed by the Obama administration
Those automated phone calls during the dinner hour, late at night or to your wireless phone can be so frustrating — and the government is taking note.