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Great Barrington Police Charge Driver for Leaving Scene of Accident
04:13PM / Thursday, January 30, 2020
GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — Police have charged a local man with leaving the scene of an accident that snapped a utility pole in two.    Sgt. Paul Storti, while on patrol, at about 2:30 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 24, discovered the downed pole and wires across the road at the intersection of Routes 23 and 71. The vehicle had left the scene and appeared to be heading west on Route 71.    The pole and wires caused the roadway to be blocked while utility companies cleaned up the scene. The road re-opened around 10 a.m. on Friday.   The investigation uncovered information on the whereabouts of the vehicle and the owner. The vehicle was located

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Man Sentenced to Life for Murder of Christa Steele-Knudslien
05:50PM / Thursday, January 23, 2020
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The murderer of Christa Leigh Steele-Knudslien will spend life in prison.    Mark Steele-Knudslien, 49, pleaded guilty on Thursday in Berkshire Superior Court to second-degree murder in the death of his wife. Judge John Agostini sentenced him to life in state prison, with parole eligibility in 25 years.   Steele-Knudslien had killed Christa Leigh Steele-Knudslien, his wife of less than a year, on the evening of Jan. 4, 2018, in their North Adams home by stabbing her and striking her with a hammer.    "I send my heartfelt condolences to those who loved Christa dearly and the entire transgender community who

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Arrest Made in Adams Gas Station Armed Robbery
07:40PM / Monday, January 20, 2020
ADAMS, Mass. — A North Adams man was arrested over the weekend for the armed robbery of the Mobil Gas Station on Dec. 26, 2019.   Detective Michael Wandrei worked alongside members of the Berkshire County Law Enforcement Task Force, and patrol officers of the Adams Police Department to secure an arrest warrant for the man on the charge of armed robbery.   He was arrested by members of the State Police in Springfield and will be held pending arraignment in Northern Berkshire District Court.   The Howland Avenue convenience store was robbed of an undisclosed amount of cash and cigarettes by an individual who entered at 12:15 a.m. and threatened

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No One Injured in Readsboro Roll Over
01:26PM / Monday, January 20, 2020

READSBORO, Vt. — A New York City man avoided injury when his Infiniti rolled over on Route 8 on Monday morning.    State Police Trooper Colin Shepley reported that Liu Chang, 31, was northbound in a 2019 Infiniti QX8 when he lost control, when off the road and struck a ledge, rolling the car onto the driver's side.    First responders were called to the scene at about 9:45 a.m. and found that all the occupants had been able to get out of the car. There had initially been a call for the Jaws of Life in case of entrapment. State Police had been advised that no one was injured prior to their arrival. The operator had been wearing a seat

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Pittsfield Man Sentenced for Domestic Assault Convictions
06:22PM / Tuesday, January 14, 2020
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A Pittsfield man was sentenced Friday to the maximum jail sentence for domestic abuse after being convicted by trial.    Judge Jennifer Tyne sentenced Andrew Rossetti, 32, of Pittsfield to 2 1/2 years at the Berkshire County House of Correction on a single count of intimidation of a witness.   He will serve concurrent time on counts of assault and battery, assault with a dangerous weapon, drug possession, threat to commit a crime, lewd wanton and lascivious conduct, and assault and battery on a household member.   Police arrested Rossetti on Sept. 5, 2019, after being reported for multiple domestic assaults and

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