(Northampton, MA) – Northampton police have arrested a 26-year-old Amherst man in connection with back-to-back armed robberies of two convenience stores overnight. A State trooper and a police officer with the V-A Medical Center in Leeds detained the suspect near the Look Park rotary around 3:00 this morning. The first armed robbery was just after 2 a.m. at the 7-11 on King Street, and the second one was 20 minutes later at the Cumberland Farms in Florence. The suspect in both cases wore a mask and had a knife. Marcus Roberson faces numerous charges including assault with a dangerous weapon and armed robbery.
An announcement on whether a grand jury has indicted a white police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager is expected this afternoon.
Hagel was appointed less than two years ago as Obama pushed his signature program of winding up wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
The U.S. military will have a wider role to fight the Taliban alongside Afghan forces after the current mission ends next month.
The President shrugged off criticism of his executive action on immigration.