(Springfield, MA) – Northwestern assistant DA Brett Vottero has been endorsed by the Springfield police union in his run for Hampden District Attorney. The announcement was made at a rally on the steps of the Hampden County Courthouse Thursday. The career prosecutor is up against Holyoke lawyer Shawn Allyn, Longmeadow attorney Hal Etkin, and Hampden ADA Anthony Gullini. With all four running as Democrats, the decision will be made at the September 9 primary. Vottero was the lead prosecutor on the arson and murder trial of Anthony Baye in Northampton.
The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to pursue a bid to bring the Summer Games to town in 2024 and become the only city besides London ever to host the Olympics three times.
Animal control officers raided the home on 99 Champlain Street and found multiple dogs, cats, birds and a variety of mice and other vermin.
Closing arguments were held yesterday in the trial of the third of four defendants accused of raping a UMass coed freshman in her dorm room in 2012.
Local victims of drug overdoses were remembered at a series of Monday events held on “International Overdose Awareness Day.”
City officials aren’t saying why Gregory Nuttleman has been relieved of his duties.