(Westfield, MA) — Westfield State University President Evan Dobelle has been placed on paid administrative leave, pending the outcome of another investigation into his spending habits. The University’s board of trustees met in executive session for ten hours last night, announcing its decision after midnight. Earlier in the day, faculty and librarians gave Dobelle a vote of no confidence. The embattled university president is locked in a struggle with trustees and state officials over his questionable travel and credit-card use.
A physician with Doctors Without Borders who returned to New York City from West Africa has tested positive for Ebola.
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.