(Northampton, MA) – Judge Bertha Josephson has allowed public defender Paul Rudof to withdraw from the Ryan Welch murder case. Welch has insisted upon defending himself at his upcoming trial in October. Rudof wanted to walk away earlier, but was told he would still be needed on a standby basis. On Monday, the judge said she’d work to find a replacement. Welch is accused of slashing his girlfriend’s throat in her Easthampton apartment last year.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu dashes any hopes of a swift end to the three-week conflict as Palestinian fighters launched an audacious cross-border raid.
A Habitat for Humanity home has been completed for a Northampton family on Garfield Ave.
The National Weather Service has confirmed the sighting of a funnel cloud in Springfield Sunday afternoon
A silent protest march in Northampton Friday expressed solidarity with Gaza and condemned the Israeli military campaign