School workers to face more scrutiny
WAKEFIELD — A new law regarding background checks of public, private and parochial school department employees will require that all newly hired school employees, including educators, maintenance staff, cafeteria workers, bus drivers and employees of contractors who work in the schools and who may have direct, unmonitored contact with children, will be required to undergo expanded checks, including fingerprinting, starting with the 2013-2014 school year.
Women charged in different assaults
WAKEFIELD — A New Hampshire woman faced arraignment in Malden District Court today on charges of domestic assault and battery, two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and vandalism to property, said police.
Patrol Officer Kristopher Malm was dispatched to a Sylvan Avenue home just before 1 a.m. Saturday when a caller notified police that she had locked herself in a bedroom to protect herself from further attack by Kristin L. Emery, 41, 341 Myrtle St., #1, Manchester, N.H.