(Northampton, MA) – Northampton Mayor David Narkewicz is running unopposed for a second term. Starting in January, the term will be four years instead of two on account of the city’s new charter. Narkewicz kicked off his campaign Monday night at the World War Two Club on Conz Street surrounded by a large crowd of supporters. He says funding the city’s budget will continue to be Northampton’s biggest challenge ahead. Two years ago running as acting mayor and City Council president, Narkewicz beat challenger Michael Bardsely in a landslide.
Four apartment buildings in New York City caught fire from an apparent gas explosion, causing 19 injuries.
Oil prices fell more than $1 a barrel on Friday as worries receded over the Saudi Arabia-led air strikes in Yemen.
The German pilot believed to have deliberately crashed a plane in the French Alps suffered from depression, a German newspaper reported.
The co-pilot of the airliner that crashed in the French Alps, killing all 150 people aboard, appears to have brought the plane down deliberately.