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Authorities Make Arrest in Adams Structure Fire Incident
Staff Reports,
10:59AM / Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Authorities detour traffic at the mall entrance in Lanesborough as they take the suspect into custody.  The Adams Police Department has released more information on Tuesday's fire and suspect chase.   According to a statement released on Wednesday morning,"Based on the information provided to police from witnesses along with family and friends there was concern that the fire had been intentionally set, and that firearms had been stolen from the home."   The suspect in the incident then fled to Pittsfield where he was involved in a "domestic situation" that resulted in a lockdown of city schools and

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Two-Vehicle Crash on Mass Ave Injures Four
Staff Reports,
10:26AM / Tuesday, October 22, 2019
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — A Tuesday morning two-car accident sent four to Berkshire Medical Center North's emergency satellite facility with only minor injuries.   Police responded to the accident around 9 a.m. near Church Hill on Massachusetts Avenue, near Blackinton Church.    A gray Nissan Rogue eastbound toward the city center was sideswiped by a red Toyota Venza sedan traveling west, according to police.   This portion of the heavily traveled street is often narrowed by vehicles parked along the side of the road.   An officer conducting preliminary accident reconstruction said the Toyota appears to have left its lane of

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North Adams Police Arrest Suspect in Armed Robberies
01:04PM / Sunday, October 20, 2019
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Police have arrested a suspect in two armed robberies that occurred overnight Saturday and Sunday.   The first robbery occurred about 9 p.m. on Saturday when Dave's Package Store at the corner of River and Canal streets set off a hold up alarm.    Dispatch was able to verify upon calling the business that the clerk was held up by an individual who was brandishing a knife. The person fled the area before officers arrived.    However, the suspect was able to be identified by officers from the security footage. Officers checked known locations of where the individual stays but could not locate the

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North Adams Man Killed, 2 Injured in Route 8 Crash
12:46PM / Sunday, October 20, 2019

Route 8 was closed for some time on Sunday morning after a three-vehicle collision near Farnams Road.  Anthony Emard, 61, of North Adams has been identified as the fatality in Sunday morning's three-vehicle crash on Route 8.    According to the Berkshire District Attorney's Office, the other two individuals involved in the accident are 29-year-old Trever Field and 37-year-old Michael Taylor, both of Adams.    Field was driving the Jeep Grand Cherokee that state police said tried to pass a Mustang, driven by Taylor. As Emard's Hyundai approached in the northbound lane, Field pulled back into his

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Authorities Release Details of Alleged Assault at Simon's Rock
12:58PM / Thursday, October 17, 2019
GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — The details of an alleged assault at Bard College at Simon's Rock more than two weeks ago have been released by the authorities, and several aspects of the account aren't adding up.   The victim, an unidentified student of color, has said they were assaulted on a trail on the college campus and dragged into the nearby woods. This allegedly occurred on Friday, Sept. 27, and the campus safety office was alerted at 2 p.m. that day. The student was taken by ambulance to Berkshire Medical Center, treated for minor injuries and released.    The investigation into the reported assault continues, according to the Berkshire

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