An Adams, Massachusetts, man accused of plotting to attack a college on behalf of the self-declared Islamic State has pleaded not guilty.
The feds say 23-year-old Alexander Ciccolo planned to carry out the attack on behalf of the group that calls itself the Islamic State , or ISIS.
A federal judge in Springfield on Tuesday ordered Alexander Ciccolo detained until trial. The government says the 23-year-old resident of Adams, Massachusetts, planned to attack a college on behalf of the Islamic State.
The feds say 23-year-old Alexander Ciccolo plotted to use a pressure cooker bomb, Molotov cocktails and four guns. They’re not saying which college was targeted.
Updated at 10:19 a.m. on July 2, 2015, to include response by Jeff Morneau to Mayor Sarno’s latest comments. The Hampden County Bar Association says Sarno doesn’t understand bail. Sarno replies that the bar association is trying to protect violent offenders.
The group Investigative Reporters and Editors hands out its tongue-in-cheek Golden Padlock Award to show how unresponsive some government offices are to public information requests.
We won’t know if this period of rain means the end of the drought until Thursday morning. That’s when the U.S. Drought Monitor releases its latest map.
In the last week, at least seven more communities in Massachusetts began restricting water use, including Northampton and Orange. This comes as the region faces what officials say is a “moderate drought.”
Whether or not he’s in Plainville for the big unveiling, the governor is relying on those machines to bring in state revenue.
The trial of the former Lee, Massachusetts, police chief was delayed a day because of health concerns, but is on track to begin Tuesday. Joseph Buffis is accused of extortion, and also of raiding a charity toy fund for personal use.
There’s a delay in the start of the federal corruption trial of a former police chief from Berkshire County. That’s after Joseph Buffis’ lawyer said her client needed medical attention.
One question proposed by Joseph Buffis’ lawyer seems to leave little surprise for trial. It asks, “Does the fact that this case involves allegations that Mr. Buffis stole charitable donations intended for a fund to provide toys to needy kids at Christmastime affect your ability to be a fair and impartial juror?”
The survey asked 293 registered voters in Holyoke about the state’s decision to bring in what the poll called an “independent education expert” to run the schools.
The toll includes four Americans, all of whom died at an avalanche-struck Mount Everest base camp. In addition to food, the U.N. says medical supplies are desperately needed.