Local

Trooper in Trouble for Leaked Tsarnaev Photos

Photo: WHMP

Trooper in Trouble for Leaked Tsarnaev Photos

The state trooper who released behind-the-scenes photos of the capture of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is in trouble with his superiors.  The U.S. Attorney’s office says releasing the pictures was completely unacceptable, causing the State Police to suspend him for one day.  Officials say he’s also the subject of an internal police investigation.  The photos show the suspect covered in blood with a sniper’s laser bead on his forehead.  Sergeant Sean Murphy says he released the photos to Boston Magazine, because they depict “the real Boston bomber.  Not someone fluffed and buffed for the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.”

Recent Headlines

in National

Making headlines this week

AP125285800932_17

A look back at some of this week's biggest headlines and the stories you may have missed.

in National

20 years later: The Oklahoma City bombing

20-overlay5

Sunday marks two decades since the deadliest act of domestic terrorism in American history.

in National

Senator says it’s time to change the face of money

eleanorroosevelt

A campaign to put a female face on the $20 bill is gaining momentum.

in Local

Plastic Bag Ban Passes First Vote in Northampton

noho city hall

The city of Northampton is close to becoming the first Pioneer Valley community to ban the use of single-layer plastic bags.

in Local

Northampton Looks at Limiting Political Donations

ryan odonnel

Northampton city councilors have opened debate on an ordinance which would reduce the amount of money municipal candidates could accept from individual donors.