Photo: clipart.com

Sunderland Driver Sentenced To Prison

(Sunderland, MA) — A Sunderland woman has been sentenced to 5-to-7 years in prison for her role in a 2012 crash that killed a motorcyclist in Hadley. Brittini Benton was drunk and driving the wrong way on Route 116 when her car hit UMass grad student Daniel Haley. The 25-year-old was convicted of DUI second offense, negligent operation, and motor vehicle homicide. Haley was a Pittsfield resident who transferred to UMass in 2009 from Berkshire Community College.

Recent Headlines

in National

Colorado Planned Parenthood shooting suspect to appear in court


Robert Lewis Dear, 57, is expected to face multiple counts of murder and attempted murder.

in Local

Climate Change Awareness Rallies Held In Amherst And Northampton


Members of "Climate Action Now" organized the Sunday night rallies in advance of United Nations climate change talks, which begin today in Paris.

in Local

Girl Hurt In Fall From Holyoke Highway Overpass

train tracks

Holyoke Police say they were chasing the girl, who was a shoplifting suspect from a nearby CVS store, when she fell from the overpass onto train tracks below.

in Local

West Springfield Woman Fatally Stabbed Following An Argument

police lights

Thirty-one year-old Christen Longley pleaded not guilty this morning to charges of murder and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

in Local

Woman Found Dead in South Hadley River Not Yet Identified


The Northwestern District Attorney's office says the body was found near the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Bridge, connecting South Hadley and neighboring Holyoke.