(Boston, MA) — The Mass Gaming Commission has unanimously rejected Northampton’s request for “surrounding community status” to a Springfield casino. Northampton, Longmeadow and Hampden all petitioned for the status, with the hopes of negotiating mitigation payments from MGM Springfield. The casino giant has so far only negotiated deals with communities that share a border with Springfield. MGM hopes to build a billion-dollar gaming palace in Springfield’s South End. A study commissioned by Northampton shows the city stands to lose up to $8.3 million a year to a Springfield casino.
Authorities are seeking a motive as to why a high school student shot dead a female classmate and wounded four others.
A student opened fire at his Washington state high school on Friday, killing one person, and wounding at least four others.
More than 200,000 rear-facing car seats are being recalled.
A 19-year-old Sunderland man is behind bars after threatening to commit a mass shooting at Frontier Regional School