The trial of acting Chief Probation Officer Christopher Hoffman continues today in US District Court. The Hatfield man is accused of witness intimidation. He allegedly threatened a co-worker as an investigation into rigged hiring at the state Probation Department unfolded. It’s the second trial for Hoffman. A mistrial was declared in May after the jury failed to reach consensus.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who has been sentenced to death, filed a motion in federal court on Monday seeking a new trial.
South Carolina is poised to remove the Confederate battle flag from the state house, where it has flown for five decades despite being viewed by many as a symbol of slavery.
Jeff Cominitz passed away last Thursday. He had been treated at the Baystate oncology unit.
The former owner of a South Hadley funeral home accused of improperly storing dead bodies faces additional embezzlement charges