SPRINGFIELD — Springfield police say a 25-year-old man has been charged with first-degree assault after stabbing his brother outside an apartment complex Saturday night in a dispute over finances. Police say 23-year-old Daniel Ramirez suffered several stab wounds to his right leg and thigh. Dominic Ramirez was located inside the family’s residence and taken into custody.
NEW YORK — Daniel Ruf and Patrick Palme, budget-minded students from Hanover, Germany, drove across the United States this spring without paying for nearly any of their accommodations. During the trip, they stayed overnight in 20 cities with people they met through CouchSurfing, a social networking website whose members make their homes available to travelers free of charge. But after sending dozens of requests to… ... more