Tuesday, September 2 2014 12:29 AM EDT2014-09-02 04:29:46 GMT
McDonald's, Wendy's and other fast-food restaurants are expected to be targeted with acts of civil disobedience that could lead to arrests Thursday as labor organizers escalate their campaign to unionize...More >>
McDonald's, Wendy's and other fast-food restaurants are expected to be targeted with acts of civil disobedience that could lead to arrests Thursday as labor organizers escalate their campaign to unionize the...More >>
Tuesday, September 2 2014 12:25 AM EDT2014-09-02 04:25:16 GMT
It's a crime that continues to generate anger and disbelief in Montgomery and beyond- the destruction of the home of Civil Rights icon Rosa Parks. The case took center stage this Labor Day at an annualMore >>
The community is uniting to help catch the criminals who desecrated a piece of Montgomery history. The vandalism of Rosa Parks' home angered many across the city and hundreds have donated in an effort to help find those responsible. Crimestoppers is hoping a bigger reward will crack the case.More >>
HOLYOKE, MA (WSHM) -
The man charged in connection with a fatal crash in Holyoke over the weekend, 21-year-old Jonathan Lopez, appeared in Holyoke District Court on Monday.
Lopez is facing several charges including two counts of motor vehicle homicide for the crash that killed Moria Murphy, 23, and Brian Callahan, 23. That crash also injured two other Holyoke residents. Not guilty pleas were entered on Lopez's behalf.
According to police, Lopez ran a red light at Beech and Dwight streets when his car collided with a Honda Civic around 2 a.m. When authorities arrived on scene, the Cadillac that Lopez has now admitted to driving was empty. He initially gave police a false identify and denied having any involvement in the crash. But in a later interview, Lopez told police he was, in fact, the one driving the car.
"Mr. Lopez's statement makes clear that he believes this was an accident. He is, as I mentioned, only 21 years old. He responded, I think, out of fear," said Lopez's defense attorney, Jaime Rogers.
The assistant district attorney described to the court what passengers in Lopez's car say happened.
"They indicate that the defendant had the music very loud, that he was driving at a fast rate of speed, that they had asked him to slow down, that he had run a couple of red lights on Beech Street and that when they approached this last intersection with Dwight Street that in fact the light they were coming to was red," said Assistant District Attorney Melissa Doran.
Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse went to high school with the two victims. He described for CBS 3 just a snapshot of what the two were like.
"They were just two very, very happy people, friendly, happy, always smiling, joking around, making sure that people around them were smiling and happy as well," said Morse.
The two others injured in the crash, Tim Beaudry and Ryan Kelly, are expected to be OK.
Lopez was held on $40,000 cash bail or $400,000 surety. He is due back in court on Oct. 10 for a pre-trial conference.
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Monday, September 1 2014 7:02 AM EDT2014-09-01 11:02:07 GMT
Residents in Worcester, Mass. continue to clean up Monday morning after a small tornado moved through the city. National Weather Service officials confirmed early Monday morning that a EF-0 tornado touchdownMore >>
Residents in Worcester, Mass. continue to clean up Monday morning after a small tornado moved through the city.More >>
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