Friday, May 17 2013 7:01 AM EDT2013-05-17 11:01:29 GMT
The medical aid group Doctors Without Borders says one of its medical facilities located in a rural but violent region of South Sudan has been ransacked and destroyed. The group said Friday the attackMore >>
The medical aid group Doctors Without Borders says one of its medical facilities located in a rural but violent region of South Sudan has been ransacked and destroyed.More >>
Thursday, May 16 2013 7:35 AM EDT2013-05-16 11:35:35 GMT
Around 1:30 Thursday morning, the Owensboro Police Department responded to an armed robbery call at the Hampton Inn, located at 615 Salem Drive.Responding units spoke with the desk clerk, who advised thatMore >>
Responding units spoke with the desk clerk, who advised that a male subject entered the business armed with a rifle, and demanded money.More >>
Thursday, May 16 2013 6:53 AM EDT2013-05-16 10:53:21 GMT
Police say a 7-year-old boy is critically injured, after he was struck by a hit-and-run driver in Indianapolis. The boy was hit about 9:15 p.m. Wednesday on the city's south side. A police spokesman saysMore >>
Officers were told that the boy was trying to cross the busy two-lane street when he was hit.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 5:53 PM EDT2013-05-19 21:53:43 GMT
The stretch of Fulton Avenue between Maryland and Diamond is back open after the Evansville Streets Alive event. The street was closed Sunday afternoon for activities like biking, rollerblading and dancing. VendorsMore >>
The stretch of Fulton Avenue between Maryland and Diamond is back open after the Evansville Streets Alive event.More >>
AMHERST, MA (WSHM) -
It started as a downtown party entitled The Blarney Blowout.
Police were prepared for that crowd, but students took things in a different direction.
It was a calm scene Friday afternoon at the Town House Apartments north of the UMass campus. The area was very quiet and not many people were hanging around outside.
Contrast that with the images from this past Saturday. Police estimate that 2,000 students packed into the complex, causing a very dangerous situation.
"Students were being injured with bottles and cans being thrown in the crowd," said Capt. Jennifer Gundersen. "[There were] drunken patrons that the ambulance crew needed to move."
In order to gain control of the situation, Amherst police called in seven off-duty officers, which doubled the size of the crew already on duty. It was a necessary but costly move for the department.
"Immediately we see the overtime expenditures from the previous two weeks to the next two weeks triple," stated Gundersen. "We forecast what we can spend on a weekly and monthly basis."
"We were stressed," said Chief Tim Nelson of the Amherst Fire Department. "We were right on the edge."
The fire department had its own issues to deal with. They were pushed to the limit with five ambulances operating at one time.
Nelson's main worry was not being able to help someone in need, suffering from something like a heart attack, due to treating injured or drunk students.
UMass is not taking the situation lightly.
Six of its students were arrested during the party. The school cannot get into specifics, but told CBS 3 that any student violating the university code could be subject to suspension or expulsion.
Officials said they did not endorse the idea or party itself. They strive to create events with a much safer environment.
"We have worked closely with the town and will continue to do so," said UMass spokesman Edward Blaguszewski. "We have worked to create events on campus that are closely monitored by our student affairs office and campus police."
Amherst police said all the groups involved need to work together if they want to see improvement.
"There are a lot of people at the table," said Gundersen. "A lot of people are invested in coming up with ideas to see this activity decrease."
This past weekend involved more than just Amherst authorities.
In order to break up the crowd, police said they were joined by three UMass officers and nine Massachusetts State Police officers.
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Sunday, May 19 2013 12:06 AM EDT2013-05-19 04:06:30 GMT
It was probably one of, if not the most eagerly awaited lottery drawing in the country's history, as 43 states looked on, with $600 million on the line in Saturday night's Powerball drawing. Those numbersMore >>
It was probably one of, if not the most eagerly awaited lottery drawing in the country's history as 43 states looked on with $600 million on the line in Saturday night's Powerball.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 7:21 PM EDT2013-05-18 23:21:13 GMT
A 7-year-old girl died Saturday evening, after what appears to be an accidental drowning. Authorities responded to the house on Shirley Street around 5:30 p.m. Sgt. Bob Zollo of the Wilbraham PoliceMore >>
A 7-year-old girl died Saturday evening after what appears to be an accidental drowning.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 6:40 PM EDT2013-05-17 22:40:04 GMT
Friday afternoon, lottery officials confirmed that Saturday night's Powerball drawing has hit an estimated $600 million. That number has Western Massachusetts residents thinking big. "I would neverMore >>
Friday afternoon, lottery officials confirmed that Saturday night's Powerball drawing has hit an estimated $600 million.
Saturday, May 18 2013 11:53 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:53:25 GMT
Saturday morning, nearly 160 Western New England University law students received their degrees inside Symphony Hall. The group was supposed to hear from Lois Lerner, who is a WNEU alum from 1978. LernerMore >>
Saturday morning, nearly 160 Western New England University law students received their degrees inside Symphony Hall.More >>
Thursday, May 16 2013 3:23 AM EDT2013-05-16 07:23:35 GMT
A domestic disturbance turned deadly early Wednesday morning in Springfield. Police shot and killed a man who had allegedly started shooting at his girlfriend. Police responded to Albemarle Street afterMore >>
A domestic disturbance turned deadly Wednesday morning on Albermarle Street in Springfield.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 12:48 PM EDT2013-05-19 16:48:03 GMT
A train derailment was reported near the Bridgeport and Fairfield city lines Friday night. Few details have been released on the derailment, but the incident was reported around 6:30 p.m. in the area ofMore >>
Dozens of passengers and employees were among those injured when two Metro-North trains collided near a station in Fairfield Friday night.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 1:58 PM EDT2013-05-19 17:58:35 GMT
There's a problem with the paint that was used when the Twin Bridges were repainted in 2007 and now the bridges will have to be painted again.Kentucky Transportation Cabinet officials tell 14 News theMore >>
The bottom line, KTC officials say, is that the Twin Bridges will have to be painted again at some point in the future, much sooner than expected.More >>
It's all about the odds, and one lone ticket in Florida has beaten them all by matching each of the numbers drawn for the highest Powerball jackpot in history at an estimated $590.5 million, lottery officials...More >>
Some lucky person walked into a Publix supermarket in suburban Florida over the past few days and bought a ticket now worth an estimated $590.5 million - the highest Powerball jackpot in history.More >>
A senior White House adviser insists President Barack Obama learned the Internal Revenue Service had been targeting tea party groups "when it came out in the news."More >>
A top White House adviser insisted Sunday that President Barack Obama learned the Internal Revenue Service had targeted tea party groups only "when it came out in the news" while Republicans continued to press the...More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 5:02 PM EDT2013-05-19 21:02:57 GMT
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – One person has died after a traffic crash on Interstate 64. The accident happened around 1:30 p.m. in the westbound lanes just east of the Watterson Expressway (I-264) interchange. TheMore >>
The accident happened around 1:30 p.m. in the westbound lanes of Interstate 64 just east of the Watterson Expressway (I-264) interchange.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 4:24 AM EDT2013-05-19 08:24:11 GMT
DES MOINES, IOWA (KCCI/CNN) - A reunion between a special dog and a special man happened in Iowa Friday. Sgt. Ross Gundlach, a U.S. Marine, has a surprise reunion with Casey, a yellow Labrador that helpedMore >>
A reunion between a special dog and a special man happened in Iowa Friday.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:54 AM EDT2013-05-18 13:54:39 GMT
Evansville police made a large drug bust Fir day night. It happened at a home in the 600 block of Jefferson Avenue near Garvin Street. Police say officers were in the area and could smell a strong odorMore >>
Officers got a search warrant, and once inside the home, found what they call a substantial amount of marijuana.More >>
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