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Pittsfield Police Seek Info On Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident
Staff Reports,
10:24AM / Sunday, March 31, 2019
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Police are seeking information on a fatal motor vehicle accident in the early hours of Sunday.   Police say that at about 1:30 in the morning a pedestrian was hit in the area of 457 Dalton Avenue and died because of the injuries. Police are now looking for a light colored Ford SUV with front end damage.   Police are not revealing the name of the individual who died until the family is notified.   Police say the vehicle was headed eastbound on Dalton Avenue, just east of Plastics Avenue when it struck the pedestrian. The driver then did not stop.   Anyone with information is asked to contact the Police Accident

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Nine Displaced In Pittsfield Fire
By Andy McKeever,
09:55AM / Sunday, March 31, 2019

Paramedics provided oxygen to two cats that firefighters had carried from the building. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Nine tenants escaped a Sunday morning fire on Kellogg Street.   Firefighters were dispatched for a structure fire at 11 Kellogg Street shortly after 8 a.m. The tenants in the four-family duplex along with a number of pets got out.   Firefighters carried two cats out of the structure, both of which received oxygen by County Ambulance before being taken to a veterinarian.   "On arrival, they found heavy fire on the first floor, crews advanced a couple of lines in the building. In the meantime, we were assured that

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Animal Cruelty Case Continued Without Finding
Staff Reports,
05:29PM / Monday, March 25, 2019
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A local man was given a continuance without a finding after killing a 10-month-old puppy.   Coty Dakin, 29, had entered to an admission to sufficient facts plea to a single county of animal cruelty on March 12. The case was continued without a finding for one year. Police had accused Dakin of crushing the skull of his girlfriend's 10-month old Chihuahua, Chichi, in Lanesborough in 2017.   Police said on Nov. 20, 2017 officers were dispatched to the girlfriend's home for a disturbance during which it was reported that Dakin had killed his girlfriend's dog. Police said Dakin was asked about the incident and he claimed he

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Connecticut Woman Injured in Readsboro Snowmobile Accident
Staff Reports,
07:45PM / Saturday, March 23, 2019
READSBORO, Vt. — A 34-year-old Connecticut woman was seriously injured Saturday afternoon after losing control of her snowmobile.    Nicole Daulizio of Beacon Falls was taken by a LifeNet helicopter to Albany, N.Y., Medical Center after reportedly suffering from contusions, including head injuries, and possible internal bleeding.   State police were called to a private property on Oberdorf Road just before 4 p.m. for a report of a snowmobile crash. Acccording to a report by Trooper Benjamin Irwin of the Shaftsbury barracks, Daulizio was riding the machine when she lost control and struck a tree nose-end first. She was initially unresponsive but

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Reilly Pleads Guilty to Misleading Detectives In Ringer Murder Case
Staff Reports,
12:27PM / Friday, March 22, 2019
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — An Easthampton woman pleaded guilty on Friday to lying to state police detectives in a murder investigation.   Laura Reilly, 44, pleaded guilty to two counts of misleading police and was sentenced by Judge John A. Agostini in Berkshire Superior Court to two to four years at the Massachusetts Correctional Institute at Cedar Junction. The charges relate to the investigation into the alleged homicide of Joanne Ringer of Clarksburg in 2017.   "The judge agreed this was an egregious example of misleading police," District Attorney Andrea Harrington said in a statement on Friday. "We sought incarceration because Laura

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