(Northampton, MA) – A former Amherst man is held on 100-thousand-dollars bail after denying that he drugged and raped a teenage girl 13 years ago. The outstanding warrant against 41-year-old Mario Ayala was discovered when he was busted by border patrol agents last month. In 2000 the girl’s father found her unconscious in Ayala’s apartment at The Boulders, and a medical examination revealed evidence of sexual activity. The fugitive from justice also faces charges for being in the country illegally from El Salvador.
A new Cooley Dickinson Hospital Cancer Center is two hundred thousand dollars closer to becoming a reality.
Police are investigating a break-in at the North Pleasant Street Carriage Shops property.
The death of a Hadley dachshund has prompted officials to issue a warning regarding coyotes.
A Dutch air force plane carrying the first 16 coffins with the remains of victims of the downed Malaysian airliner is on its way to the Netherlands.
This man might need two canes to walk, but he doesn't need any help to dance!