Five Springfield police officers involved in a Wednesday morning shootout that killed a local man are on paid leave for a week. MassLive reports the five had a debriefing session Wednesday and will undergo counseling before they return to work. The gun battle resulted in the death of 44 year old Louis Squires, who allegedly fired at police with a shotgun after his ex-girlfriend vandalized his car.
Sears will lay off at least 5,457 employees and close more than 100 stores, many before Christmas.
Five unions at UMass Amherst are locked in hostile and unproductive talks with the administration
A Franklin County Grand Jury has returned 59 additional counts of insurance fraud in connection with an insurance fraud ring
A Northampton woman will be issued a citation relating to a Route Five crash in Holyoke that killed a motorcyclist