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Second man charged with showing gun on UMass campus released with GPS monitoring

Thursday, February 4, 2016

BELCHERTOWN — Jeremy Arbore, one of two Berkshire County teenagers charged with bringing a loaded gun onto the University of Massachusetts campus, was released from the Hampshire County Jail on Thursday and placed under house arrest at his mother’s home in Sheffield. Judge Jacklyn Connly had ordered his release after a dangerousness hearing on Wednesday but no GPS ankle bracelets were immediately available then. Arbore, 19, will be required to …

Jury begins deliberations after hearing closing arguments in UMass rape trial

Thursday, February 4, 2016

NORTHAMPTON — On the night Patrick Durocher allegedly attacked and raped a young woman outside the University of Massachusetts Amherst Campus Center, he did not run away, defense attorney Vincent Bongiorni said during closing arguments Thursday. Durocher even debated with passers-by who approached him as he lay atop the woman on the ground. …

UMass investigates alleged workplace fraud at Physical Plant, five employees on paid leave, one resigns

Thursday, February 4, 2016

AMHERST — Five employees at the University of Massachusetts have been put on paid leave while another has resigned as part of a continuing internal investigation into allegations of workplace misconduct that involve the misreporting of time and misuse of campus resources in the Physical Plant division, according to university officials. “Significant allegations …

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders draws estimated 3,400 at UMass rally

Saturday, January 2, 2016

AMHERST — Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders drew a crowd estimated at 3,400 to the University of Massachusetts on Saturday afternoon for his first rally of 2016, calling the new year a pivotal moment in the nation’s history. …

Grammy winning singer Natalie Cole, UMass Amherst graduate, dies at 65

Friday, January 1, 2016

LOS ANGELES — Natalie Cole, the daughter of jazz legend Nat King Cole and a 1972 graduate of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, has died at the age of 65. Natalie Cole carved out her own success with …

Roommate remembers UMass student Connor Cummings, victim of New York City fall, for love of photography

Friday, January 1, 2016

AMHERST — The roommate of University of Massachusetts Amherst sophomore Connor Cummings, who died Wednesday while trying to climb a 52-story Four Seasons Hotel in New York City, remembered him as a “good kid” and fondly considered the …

UMass expects ‘thousands’ to attend rally for presidential candidate Bernie Sanders

Friday, January 1, 2016

AMHERST — Interim University of Massachusetts Amherst Police Chief Patrick Archbald said “thousands” of people are expected to attend a political rally Saturday for presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders. Sanders, an independent Vermont senator, will hold the event at …

UMass sophomore falls to his death from 51st floor of NYC hotel

Thursday, December 31, 2015

AMHERST — A University of Massachusetts Amherst student died Wednesday evening after falling nine stories from a New York City hotel, according to police. Connor Cummings, 20, of Rockaway, New Jersey, climbed to the 51st story of the …

Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders to speak Saturday at UMass Amherst

Thursday, December 31, 2015

AMHERST — Bernie Sanders will return to Massachusetts Saturday, this time venturing into Hampshire County. Sanders, the independent Vermont senator who is pursuing the Democratic nomination for president, will appear at the University of Massachusetts Amherst Fine Arts …

Questions of due process, equal protection arise in federal lawsuit over UMass officials’ handling of sexual misconduct case

Sunday, December 27, 2015

AMHERST — In a federal lawsuit filed this fall against the University of Massachusetts Amherst and six of its officials, a male former student has joined other plaintiffs around the country in claiming that a school’s disciplinary process …

UMass Amherst professor using grant to help make data more trustworthy

Sunday, December 27, 2015

AMHERST — Data is plentiful and easily shared, but that means errors and false information can be spread quickly, too. Alexandra Meliou, assistant professor of computer science at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, recently received a $550,000 National …

Area police news

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Amherst • Adam Gamble, 32, of Springfield, was arrested on a warrant at 1 a.m. Thursday on Boltwood Walk. • A panhandler harassing customers and causing a scene outside a North Pleasant Street business at 6:58 p.m. Wednesday agreed to move his belongings to a different place. • …

Community members seek review by Senate and UMass presidents of WMUA restructuring

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

AMHERST — Saying that the restructuring of operations at radio station WMUA will reduce the educational opportunities for students and diminish the cultural life of the Pioneer Valley, community members are calling on Senate President Stanley Rosenberg and …