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.
OSU has fired the director of its celebrated marching band amid allegations he knew about "serious cultural issues" including sexual harassment.
The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell to the lowest level in more than eight years last week.
It was apparently a good year for the State Lottery.
The practice of "shark finning" is now illegal in Massachusetts.
A former JV volleyball coach at a Western Mass high school has pleaded not guilty to having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl.