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In this photo provided by the United Nations, former New Zealand ambassador Colin Keating addresses an open session of the United Nations Security Council at United Nations Headquarters, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. Keating, who was president of the Security Council in April 1994, apologized Wednesday for the council's refusal to recognize that genocide was taking place in Rwanda and for doing nothing to halt the slaughter of more than one million people. (AP Photo/United Nations, Evan Schneider)

Official apologizes for UN’s failure to stop Rwanda genocide

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

UNITED NATIONS — The diplomat who was president of the U.N. Security Council in April 1994 apologized Wednesday for the council’s refusal to recognize that genocide was taking place in Rwanda and for doing nothing to halt the slaughter of more than one million people. Former New Zealand ambassador Colin Keating issued the rare apology during a council meeting to … 0

Cops: Holyoke man sold heroin with son in car

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

SPRINGFIELD (AP) — A Holyoke man is facing charges for allegedly selling heroin out of his car with his 6-year-old son unrestrained in the rear seat. Springfield police say they pulled over a vehicle on Tuesday night after spotting it running a stop sign. The officer saw the unbelted child and the driver trying to hide something. The driver’s hands also appeared to … 0

Turners Falls man acquitted of shooting

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

GREENFIELD (AP) — A Turners Falls man has been cleared of all charges in the 2012 shooting of his girlfriend’s nephew. The Recorder reports that Corey Sutton was acquitted Tuesday by a Greenfield Superior Court jury of charges related to the December 2012 shooting of Zachery Drew in Orange. Tensions between the men had been building for weeks. Drew was upset with Sutton’s … 0

Window opens on secret camp inside Gitmo

Sunday, April 13, 2014

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba — Attorney James Connell has visited his client inside the secret Guantanamo prison complex known as Camp 7 only once, taken in a van with covered windows on a circuitous trek to disguise … 0

Marathon bombing survivor who lost leg makes strides

Sunday, April 13, 2014

NEWPORT, R.I. — Within four months of getting a prosthetic leg, Heather Abbott went paddle boarding. Soon after, she got a special leg so she could walk in 4-inch heels, her preferred footwear. She’s also got a special … 0

Canoeists spot body in Conn. River

Sunday, April 13, 2014

SUNDERLAND — On Saturday, firefighters pulled a man’s body from the Connecticut River after two Shutesbury men in a canoe spotted the body and followed it down the swollen river for nearly two hours. According to the Greenfield Police Department Facebook page, the body found is that of … 0

Amherst woman cited after collision with bicyclist in Northampton Saturday evening

Sunday, April 13, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — An Amherst woman was cited after she collided with a bicyclist on Main Street while pulling in to a parking spot Saturday evening, causing minor injuries. Sophia F. Craze, 63, of 1420 South East St., was … 0

Northampton police

Sunday, April 13, 2014

■ Police are investigating a report about 11:57 a.m., Sunday of a laptop computer being stolen from inside St. John’s Episcopal Church on Elm Street during choir practice. ■ Yeshaq Ahira Warren, 28, whose address is listed as the streets of Northampton, was arrested about 3:32 a.m. Sunday … 0

Area police news

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Amherst ■ Jason D. Bain, 31, of 2 Kingsley Ave., Northampton, was arrested at 1:07 a.m. Friday on Main Street on charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, negligent operation of a motor vehicle to endanger and operating a motor vehicle with no … 0

Court: Police can enter homes to save domestic animals in distress

Friday, April 11, 2014

BOSTON — Police officers can enter a person’s property without a warrant to provide emergency help to an animal, the state’s highest court ruled on Friday. At issue was whether the emergency aid exception to the search warrant requirement in the U.S. and state constitutions, which normally applies … 0

Australia PM confident sounds from Flight 370

Friday, April 11, 2014

PERTH, Australia — With the Malaysian jetliner mystery now five weeks old, officials have narrowed the search zone for the missing plane and are “very confident” the underwater signals they have heard are from its black box, Australia’s … 0

College dreams dashed in Calif. bus crash

Friday, April 11, 2014

ORLAND, Calif. — It was a busload of opportunity: young, low-income, motivated students, destined to become the first in their families to go to college, journeying from the concrete sprawl of Los Angeles to a remote redwood campus … 0

Rumors circulate of possible Hobart Hoedown in Amherst Sunday

Friday, April 11, 2014

AMHERST — Attempts by local college students to restore the wild and rowdy party known as Hobart Hoedown may begin this weekend. The spring event that once drew large, drunken crowds and sparked at least one riot in the past has been largely dormant in recent years. However, … 0