(Northampton, MA) — A Northampton man who fought with a cop could see up to four years in prison. Casey Howard of Leeds pleaded guilty Tuesday to dealing Suboxone and marijuana, assault and battery on a police officer, and resisting arrest. In January, Howard scuffled with Northampton cop Andrew Kohl on the floor of Thorne’s Marketplace after being confronted in the men’s room. A search of the man’s backpack yielded an ounce of pot, 300-bucks and a digital scale. He’ll be sentenced on Monday.
A Hampshire County jury has found Emmanuel Bile of Pittsfield guilty on two counts of aggravated rape against a UMass student.
The Route Nine Diner in Hadley has closed its doors in the midst of a sexual harassment investigation.
Greenfield Town Council subcommittees will meet about giving individual councilors money for neighborhood initiatives.
The hot race is for School Committee where three candidates are vying for two empty seats.