Amherst and Northampton Police are warning about scams after residents lost money to phony emails and phone calls. In Amherst, police say a woman received an email that appeared to be from a friend asking that $250 be wired to the Philippines. After sending the money, the woman learned the email was a so-called “stranded traveler” hoax, and her friend’s account had been hacked. In Northampton, an elderly woman got a call from a man claiming to be her relative, saying he needed to be bailed out of jail. The 86 year old wired nearly $4,000 to an account traced to South America.
A missing Franklin County woman has been found dead in the Millers River
The Northampton Police Department has sworn in six new full-time officers
The Massachusetts Fire Academy has sent 22 new graduates out into the world after an intensive, six-month firefighter training program
Americans say they are skeptical that the benefits will outweigh the risks to privacy and safety.
The White House released a draft of its plan to tie federal aid to performance as a way to coax institutions to improve.