Former Westfield State University President Evan Dobelle has withdrawn his federal lawsuit against state and school officials blaming them for his departure, saying the legal fight's cost was too great.
The Republican of Springfield reports that Dobelle and defendants filed a motion in federal court Thursday saying they agreed to dismiss the lawsuit.
New York has begun a new statewide campaign to fight campus sexual assault and support Gov. Andrew Cuomo's call to expand a new sexual consent policy to private colleges.
Cuomo announced the "Enough is Enough" campaign Wednesday. The initiative includes a website, video and a new 24-hour hotline operated by the state police for reporting sexual violence on college campuses.
As part of the campaign, Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul will go on a tour of campuses around the state to meet with students and administrators on the topic of sexual assault.
Police believe a retired police officer shot his two teenage daughters to death and then killed himself in the family's suburban New York home.
Harrison Police Chief Anthony Marraccini says the deaths Saturday of 52-year-old Glen Hochman and his daughters Alissa and Deanna appear to be a double murder-suicide. He did not discuss a possible motive.
Marraccini said Sunday that a gun was found at the home in the Westchester County village of Harrison.