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Single Car Accident Causes Road Closure in Williamstown
Staff Reports,
10:06PM / Wednesday, December 12, 2018
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Traffic was snarled for about a half-hour Wednesday afternoon by a one-car accident on Simonds Road that saw one person taken away by ambulance.   A little after noon, a car southbound on U.S. Route 7 lost control, striking and severing a utility pole on the west side of the road, according to Williamstown Police.   The car, which sustained severe front-end damage, ended up across the road and perpendicular to the flow of traffic.   Police confirmed that there were two occupants of the vehicle, including the driver. One occupant, whose name was not available, was transported from the scene by Northern Berkshire

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Pittsfield Police: Multi-agency Operations Lead To 32 Arrests
Staff Reports,
02:59PM / Monday, December 10, 2018
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A series of four police operations have led to some 32 arrests over the last three weeks.   The operations consisted of highly visible patrols in areas identified as higher crime areas in the Morningside and Westside neighborhoods. Police say the series of operations were done both in response to recent violent crimes in the city and the anticipation of dangerous driving behavior during the holidays.   The first three operations were performed by the city's Police Department with help from the Berkshire County sheriff's office and the state police. The final operation was on Friday and involved the Police Department, the

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Pittsfield Fire Stops Kitchen Small Blaze On Appleton Avenue
Staff Reports,
01:36PM / Monday, December 10, 2018
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Firefighters snuffed out a small kitchen first in an Appleton Avenue apartment.    Deputy Chief Daniel Garner said at about 10:37 a.m. Monday morning firefighters responded to 65 Appleton Avenue for a fire alarm activation. Firefighters found light smoke showing from the rear of a second-floor window.   The Engine 6 crew forced entry into the unoccupied unit and found a small kitchen fire extending into the cabinets. The fire was extinguished and Truck 2 provided ventilation to the unit.    The damage is estimated to be minor and there were no injuries. The occupants will not be displaced.

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Superior Court Briefs: Dec. 5 - Dec. 6
Staff Reports,
03:40PM / Friday, December 07, 2018
  , 40, of Bronx, N.Y. entered a not guilty plea on a single count of murder.   He was ordered to be held at the Berkshire County House of Correction without bail. He will return to court on January 4, 2019.   Burke was arrested on November 20, 2018 in New York on a warrant for the November 3, 2018 shooting death of 30-year-old David Green Jr. in Pittsfield.      22, of Springfield pleaded guilty to single counts of possession of heroin, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, and unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.    He was placed on probation for six months on the drug charges and

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Superior Court Briefs: Nov. 20 - Nov. 29
Staff Reports,
12:26PM / Friday, November 30, 2018
  , 24, of Pittsfield pleaded guilty to single counts of intimidation of a witness and larceny from a person.    She was given concurrent one-year sentences at the Hampden County House of Correction. The charges stem from an incident involving a 24-year-old woman in Pittsfield on March 4, 2017.   Cases heard before Judge John Agostini on Monday, Nov. 26.   43, of Springfield pleaded guilty to a single count of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute.   He was ordered to serve two to three years at the Massachusetts Correctional Institution at Cedar Junction. Dyer will begin serving his sentence on January 10,

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