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 physician with Doctors Without Borders who returned to New York City from West Africa has tested positive for Ebola.
The U.S. has started new restrictions on those coming from the countries hardest hit by the deadly virus.
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Sears will lay off at least 5,457 employees and close more than 100 stores, many before Christmas.