The spotlight is on Western Mass in the state Probation Department scandal. Friday, the acting head of probation at Hampshire Superior Court was found guilty of federal witness tampering. Christopher Hoffman of Hatfield intimidated a courthouse employee being questioned by the FBI about alleged patronage hiring at the state agency. Three top probation officials have yet to go on trial, including former deputy commissioner William Burke, also of Hatfield.
Microsoft announced its new operating system to replace the largely unpopular Windows 8.
Lawmakers scolded the head of the Secret Service over a security breach that allowed a knife-wielding intruder to run deep into the White House.
The five candidates seeking to become Massachusetts' next governor squared off in their first televised debate in western Massachusetts
A local state representative has been tapped to represent the commonwealth on an advisory board overseeing the closure of the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power plant