(Amherst, MA) — A UMass student has been arraigned on forcible rape charges. 18-year-old Patrick Durocher of Longmeadow allegedly attacked the female student while confining her against her will last month. The charge of aggravated rape could carry a life sentence. A pre-trial hearing is scheduled for November 19th.
The beheading of James Foley was said to be in revenge for U.S. air strikes against the Iraqi insurgents.
The prosecutor's office will begin presenting evidence to a grand jury investigating the Aug. 9 shooting death of Michael Brown.
School officials in Amherst are hopeful this school year will see a reduced level of racial tensions.
Friendly's Restaurant on King Street in Northampton has closed its doors for good.