(Northampton, MA) — All charges will be dropped against a homeless man accused of tying a nine-year-old girl to a tree off Pomeroy Terrace in Northampton. Last summer attempted murder and kidnapping charges were dropped against Lance Gouvan, but assault charges remained. The girl claimed Gouvan dragged her by her hair and tied a rope around her neck when she was skipping rope unsupervised behind the Cutchins Center for Families and Children. Gouvan has vigorously denied the charges, saying he wants his name to be cleared.
Officials say two men, disguised as women, tried to ram the gates of Fort Meade, where the National Security Agency is housed.
Little Annabelle Ridgeway was determined to get a slushie.
American International College is increasing its security after a bullet hit one of its buildings.
All restaurant fryers in Greenfield restaurants will be inspected by the end of this year.