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.
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.