The homeless man falsely accused of trying to hang a nine-year-old girl from a tree in Northampton tells the “Gazette” he’s considering legal action against the Northwestern DA’s Office. Last summer a girl accused Lance Gouvan and Megan Bonny of trying to hang her when she was jumping rope outside a residential program for children. A grand jury refused to indict, and a DNA test came back negative. The two were recently cleared of all charges. Gouvan says the DA tried to make him accept a plea deal even though he hadn’t done anything wrong.
The State Department says Jeffrey Fowle, one of three Americans being held in North Korea, has been released.
A UMass student from North Andover has been arrested and ordered to stay away from campus
UMass has identified the woman found dead in the McNamara dormitory
Governor Patrick will discuss economic developments with visits to Amherst and Springfield Tuesday