(Holyoke, MA) — The state legislature has designated volleyball the official recreational and team sport of Massachusetts. That’s great news for Holyoke, where volleyball was invented in 1895. State Rep Aaron Vega is meeting with Governor Patrick today to persuade him to visit the city for the official designation. The Volleyball Hall of Fame is located in Holyoke Heritage State Park.
Robert Lewis Dear, 57, is expected to face multiple counts of murder and attempted murder.
Members of "Climate Action Now" organized the Sunday night rallies in advance of United Nations climate change talks, which begin today in Paris.
Holyoke Police say they were chasing the girl, who was a shoplifting suspect from a nearby CVS store, when she fell from the overpass onto train tracks below.
Thirty-one year-old Christen Longley pleaded not guilty this morning to charges of murder and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.
The Northwestern District Attorney's office says the body was found near the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Bridge, connecting South Hadley and neighboring Holyoke.