A Springfield man will be charged with negligent operation of a boat after injuring himself on the Connecticut River in Hadley. 23-year old Niko Rodriguez lose control of his Jet Ski Saturday, went flying into the air and came and and hit his head. Boaters scooped him out of the water and took him to Mitch’s Marina where an ambulance was waiting. Witnesses say the man was jumping waves from the wake of a boat when the accident happened.
Military planners are weighing the possibility of sending more troops to Iraq to provide additional security around Baghdad.
The beheading of James Foley was said to be in revenge for U.S. air strikes against the Iraqi insurgents.
The prosecutor's office will begin presenting evidence to a grand jury investigating the Aug. 9 shooting death of Michael Brown.
School officials in Amherst are hopeful this school year will see a reduced level of racial tensions.