A nurse at Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton has pleaded not guilty to assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. Thursday night police were called to the ER to help with a trespasser. They found an Easthampton man yelling and bleeding. A witness said 28-year old Steven Coughlin of Florence pushed the man into a chair and knocked his head against a sink. Coughlin is due back in court September 11th.
The almanac predicts a "super-cold" winter in two-thirds of the country.
A U.S. doctor who contracted Ebola has recovered after being treated with an experimental drug.
Earlier this summer the military attempted to rescue journalist James Foley and other American hostages held in Syria.
Small crowds staged peaceful protests late on Wednesday, the calmest night since riots erupted over a racially-charged killing.