Three women caught shoplifting at the Holyoke Mall allegedly used bags lined with aluminum foil to get past security systems. Police say three Springfield women took clothing from American Eagle, Charlotte Russe and Finish Line. An employee called police after seeing them unload loot into their car. Professional shoplifters often used foil-lined bags to prevent security tags from setting off alarms.
Two Americans who just weeks ago were gravely ill with Ebola have been cleared of the virus.
It could be another six-to-eight weeks before exit 18 northbound is opened again.
The Northwestern DA has indicted 38 people for insurance fraud.
Tensions have eased after sometimes violent protests were staged nightly since police killed an unarmed black teenager.