Hampden County Sheriff Nick Cocchi said there are twice as many defendants in the jails awaiting trial as there are serving time.
As police respond to increasing calls involving people with dementia, a new training course is teaching officers across Massachusetts in how to safely engage persons suffering from the disease.
A member of Amherst College’s Sexual Respect Task Force said she’s not sure if sanctions short of suspension from school are strong enough for members of the men’s cross country team. Some of them were caught exchanging racist, sexist and homophobic online messages.
Springfield City Councilor Bud Williams said he will remain on the council while also serving in the Massachusetts legislature.
The legacy of the U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz will include an initiative to bridge relationships between law enforcement and the Muslim, Sikh and Arab communities, according to one legal expert.
A Springfield-based non-profit is among the organizations cited by President Obama for its efforts to expand funding to aspiring entrepreneurs who’ve been historically overlooked by traditional investor networks.
The head of Massachusetts’ health insurance marketplace is uncertain how the program will be affected if Donald Trump follows through his campaign promise to abolish Obamacare, which is modeled on the Bay State’s universal health plan. But he reports twice as many people have signed up for coverage this year than last.
Some members of a Springfield church attended by a teenaged Gwen Ifill are remembering the late journalist as a kind and smart person who was really into books.
After several previous attempts, a group of Springfield city councilors say they will introduce legislation next week to re-establish a Police Commission with hiring and firing authority. And they say they have enough support to override a suspected mayoral veto.
Could an individual with a felony in their past be considered to work at one of Massachusetts’ casinos? The head of the state Gaming Commission said the law is clear, but he wants it changed.
Former Springfield mayor and current Congressman Richie Neal is declining to weigh in on whether the city should restore a civilian police commission that existed during his administration. This follows criticism of the city’s response to recent cases of alleged police misconduct.
After two previous mistrials, Cara Rintala has been sentenced to life in prison without parole after she was found guilty of killing her wife in their Granby, Massachusetts, home in 2010.
Friends are remembering Sirdeaner Walker, the Springfield woman who spearheaded a statewide anti-bullying law after her son committed suicide in 2009.
Just under two years ahead of its scheduled casino opening, MGM Springfield has launched a series of career sessions for job seekers on how to apply and be prepared for the nearly 3,000 available positions at the resort.
A decision by one of Connecticut’s two automobile clubs to discontinue providing driver’s license services to non-members is prompting Governor Malloy to threaten legal action.