(Northampton, MA) — A former UMass student from China has been found not guilty on all counts in a rape case. Weiland Wang had been accused of raping a female student in his dorm room in Februrary 2013. This week he testified that the two had fabricated the rape story to clear her reputation after the woman’s boyfriend in China found out about their relationship. Wang’s lawyer tells the “Gazette” it’s one of the most unusual cases he’s ever tried.
A look at some of the big stories that made headlines this week and the headlines you may have missed.
This All-American holiday took a long and winding road to become an annual tradition.
With lower gas prices and an improved job market, AAA expects more than 37 million Americans to travel this weekend, the most since 2005.
The city of Northampton now has an ordinance banning the use of single-layer plastic bags