Three suspects in a triple slaying in Berkshire County that reputedly involves the Hells Angels are scheduled to face a judge.
Health officials are urging people to avoid portions of the Deerfield and Connecticut Rivers because of the discharge of untreated wastewater caused by Tropical Storm Irene.
Gov. Patrick toured Greenfield, where homes, roads and even a bridge were washed away by raging waters caused by up to eight inches of rain from Tropical Storm Irene.
Western portions of Massachusetts are bearing the brunt of flooding from Tropical Storm Irene.
The Vatican has ruled that three western Massachusetts churches closed by the Springfield Diocese should remain open, including one that parishioners have occupied for two years.