(Springfield, MA) — The Reverend Talbert Swan is calling for a commission to improve police-community relations in Springfield and Holyoke. Swan says the violence that erupted in Ferguson could happen in Hampden County. Mayor Sarno and Mayor Morse thanked Swan for his work in the community, but neither has committed to the shared police commission idea.
More than 40 million Americans are expected to hit the road for the long holiday weekend.
While a domestic road trip might appear like an affordable alternative to traveling abroad, costs can easily spiral out of control.
For hundreds of thousands of veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder, symptoms can be worsened by the cracks and thunder of celebratory fireworks.
The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating whether airlines worked together illegally to keep airfares high by signaling plans to limit flights.
The facility was placed on lockdown but police determined there was no shooting and no threat to the public.