(Amherst, MA) — UMass will introduce Mark Whipple as its new football coach on Thursday. Whipple was head coach of the Minutemen from ’98 to 2003 where he amassed a winning record and led UMass to the 1-AA championship in ’98. He went on to become a quarterback coach with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Whipple replaces Charley Molnar, who was let go in December after an abysmal two seasons.
A look back at some of this week's biggest newsmakers and the headlines you may have missed.
AAA predicts gas prices could drop below $2 a gallon by the end of the year.
An arrest warrant has been issued for a suspect who possibly robbed the Kolakoski Farm Stand on Routes 5 and 10 Wednesday.
Today, MGM officials will hold the second of a two-day open house at the company's State Street offices for prospective contractors. Union construction companies which are female or minority-owned are being encouraged to attend.
Holyoke State Representative Aaron Vega has filed a bill to outlaw the practice of necrophilia in the Bay State. There is currently no law banning sex with the dead.