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Sailor who died at Pearl Harbor to be buried at ArlingtonSeptember 18, 2022 GMT
The remains of a sailor from Massachusetts who died when the USS Oklahoma was struck by multiple torpedoes during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 are being buried at Arlington National Cemetery on Monday.
Prosecutor’s probe clears officer involved in fatal shootingAugust 5, 2022 GMT
PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts police officer who shot and killed a man armed with a knife in March acted in self defense and will not face criminal charges, Berkshire District Attorney Andrea Harrington announced Friday.
Making music accessible the goal of Pearl scholarship winnerJune 7, 2022 GMT
A musician who wants to make classical music more accessible to more diverse performers and audience members has been named this year's recipient of a college scholarship founded in honor of slain Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl.
Contractor accused of bilking dozens of clients in 5 statesJune 3, 2022 GMT
PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A contractor who according to authorities bilked dozens of customers in five states — including a church and two volunteer fire departments — out of a total of more than $400,000, has been indicted on 48 charges, prosecutors said.
Report: Officer involved in fatal shooting followed policiesApril 28, 2022 GMT
PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — An internal investigation has found that a Massachusetts police officer who shot and killed a man armed with a knife last month followed proper procedures before resorting to deadly force.
Amtrak starts New York-Berkshires seasonal train serviceApril 26, 2022 GMT
PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — The Berkshires of western Massachusetts, one of the state's most popular touríst destinations, will be easier to reach for the next two summers with the launch of seasonal Amtrak service from New York City.
Man with knife fatally shot by police in Massachusetts cityMarch 26, 2022 GMT
PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Police in a western Massachusetts city fatally shot a man on Friday after they say he approached them with a knife.
The 22-year-old man was shot after attempts to subdue him failed, police said.
EPA says cleanup of toxin-fouled Housatonic River can beginMarch 4, 2022 GMT
PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — General Electric got the green light this week from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to start removing contaminated soil from the Housatonic River, two years after the landmark cleanup plan was finalized.
Arrest made in death of man found in Pittsfield state forestFebruary 23, 2022 GMT
PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Police have made an arrest in the fatal shooting of a man whose body was found in Pittsfield State Forest in December.
Jamel Nicholson, 33, was held without bail at his arraignment Tuesday on charges of murder, kidnapping, and use of a firearm during the commission of a felony, according to a statement from the office of Berkshire District Attorney Andrea Harrington.
Arrest made in fatal shooting of Pittsfield manFebruary 9, 2022 GMT
PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Police have arrested a suspect in connection with a fatal shooting in Pittsfield earlier this month.
Michael Rose, 42, was held without bail after pleading not guilty to murder Tuesday in district court, the office of Berkshire District Attorney Andrea Harrington said in a statement.
Authorities investigate death of 39-year-old Pittsfield manFebruary 2, 2022 GMT
PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Authorities are investigating what they are calling the “apparent" homicide of a 39-year-old man in Pittsfield.
City police officers responding to a 911 call went to a King Street address at about 11:45 p.m.
Victim of 2019 New Hampshire motorcycle crash sues RMVJanuary 30, 2022 GMT
PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man severely injured in a 2019 crash in New Hampshire that killed seven members of his motorcycle club has filed a lawsuit against the Massachusetts Registrar of Motor Vehicles for allegedly failing to suspend the driver's license of the man charged in connection with the crash.
Third man pleads guilty for role in 2018 Pittsfield killingJanuary 28, 2022 GMT
PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A Pittsfield man has pleaded guilty to manslaughter for his involvement in the death of a popular local barber four years ago.
Prosecutors said 31-year-old Bruce Romano was sentenced to 12 to 15 years in prison Friday following his plea in Berkshire County Superior Court.
Democratic state Sen. Lesser to run for lieutenant governorJanuary 4, 2022 GMT
BOSTON (AP) — Four-term Massachusetts state Sen. Eric Lesser announced Tuesday that he is running for lieutenant governor.
The Longmeadow Democrat, who chairs the Legislature’s Economic Development Committee, said in an email to supporters that the status quo isn’t working and is creating an economy that drives up housing costs and gridlock in some places while vacuuming up jobs in other areas.
Suspect in telephone scam pleads guilty, agrees to leave USDecember 8, 2021 GMT
PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A Vermont resident who authorities say participated in an elaborate telephone scam that used emotional manipulation to bilk at least nine people out of about $300,000 has pleaded guilty in a Massachusetts courtroom and agreed to leave the country.
Man who fled Massachusetts convicted of 2003 sexual assaultsDecember 6, 2021 GMT
PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man who fled the state in 2010 just before he was scheduled to face trial on sexual assault charges involving two young girls has finally been brought to justice, prosecutors said Monday.
DA releases name of Hampshire County homicide victimDecember 3, 2021 GMT
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) — Authorities on Friday released the name of the victim in Hampshire County's first homicide of the year.
Joseph Fillio, 39, of Pittsfield, died after being shot in the head in a Northampton apartment at around 11 p.m.
Pittsfield man gets life term for fatally stabbing barberDecember 2, 2021 GMT
PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man has been sentenced to life in prison for fatally stabbing a popular Pittsfield barber during a dispute outside a city home three years ago, prosecutors said.
$15,000 reward offered in 1974 death of 18-year-old womanNovember 16, 2021 GMT
PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — The reward for information that leads to an arrest and conviction in the 1974 slaying of an 18-year-old Massachusetts woman has been increased to $15,000, prosecutors said Tuesday.
For-profit school agrees to pay $1M to former studentsNovember 8, 2021 GMT
BOSTON (AP) — A for-profit adult career education school in Massachusetts has agreed to pay more than $1 million in relief to former students to settle allegations that it used high-pressure enrollment tactics and exaggerated its placement rates, the state attorney general's office said Monday.
Police investigate death of detainee at Massachusetts jailNovember 8, 2021 GMT
PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Police are investigating the death of a detainee at the Berkshire County jail, but the preliminary investigation does not suggest foul play, authorities said.
Guards discovered the unresponsive person at about 4 p.m.
Massachusetts Vax Bus rolls on; tests hint at delta’s spreadJuly 11, 2021 GMT
BOSTON (AP) — A mobile vaccination clinic is working its way through Massachusetts, one arm at a time.
The so-called Vax Bus had scheduled stops in Brockton Sunday and Monday. It was in Revere on Saturday.
Aspiring journalist awarded Daniel Pearl scholarshipJune 16, 2021 GMT
PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A recent high school graduate whose love of music developed into a love of the written word and a passion for journalism was named Wednesday the 2021 recipient of a college scholarship founded in honor of slain Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl.
Man faces murder charge for fatal shooting in PittsfieldApril 21, 2021 GMT
PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A man has been arrested in a Tuesday shooting that left one person dead in Pittsfield, according to the Berkshire district attorney’s office...
Ex-Olympian pleads not guilty to molesting boys at campMarch 17, 2021 GMT
PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A former Olympian and longtime track coach has pleaded not guilty and been ordered held on $200,000 bail on charges that he sexually molested boys while working at a sports camp in western Massachusetts in the 1970s.
Ex-altar boy alleges church covered up his abuse by bishopFebruary 11, 2021 GMT
PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A former altar boy who says he was sexually abused by a now deceased Roman Catholic bishop has filed a lawsuit seeking compensation for the suffering he alleges was made worse by a church coverup...
A newspaper bucks layoff trend, and hopes readers respondJune 19, 2019 GMT
PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — These days, the news about local news seems relentlessly bad:
Newsroom employment, down by nearly half over the past 15 years...
New England newspaper owner fights to save local journalismJune 19, 2019 GMT
PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — The Berkshire Eagle has an expanded investigative team. There's a new 12-page lifestyle section for the Eagle's Sunday editions. There's a new monthly magazine focusing on the area's culinary and natural charms.
New England newspaper owner fights to save local journalismJune 19, 2019 GMT
PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — The Berkshire Eagle has an expanded investigative team. There's a new 12-page lifestyle section for the Eagle's Sunday editions...
Rare 1943 bronze Lincoln penny sells for $204,000January 11, 2019 GMT
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A rare 1943 bronze Lincoln penny has sold for more than $200,000 at a Florida auction...
Meeting scheduled to discuss PCB removal from Housatonic RiverDecember 2, 2018 GMT
The public will have a chance to comment on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s plan for General Electric to remove PCBs from the Housatonic River at a meeting in Massachusetts on Monday.
Cleanup efforts have been in the works for years, first focusing on Pittsfield, Mass., where GE’s plant was located, and the immediately surrounding river.
‘Star Wars’ creator’s museum buys Rockwell masterpieceApril 11, 2018 GMT
PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — The Massachusetts museum that won a legal battle over its plan to sell dozens of works of art has sold a Norman Rockwell masterpiece to a Los Angeles museum founded by "Star Wars" creator George Lucas, officials said Wednesday...
Police: Prostitution ring run out of senior living facilityNovember 22, 2017 GMT
PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Police in Massachusetts have arrested two men they say ran a prostitution ring out of an apartment at a senior living facility...
Suspect in Massachusetts liquor store robbery found sleepingMarch 23, 2017 GMT
PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Police in Massachusetts didn't have to look far for a suspect in the knifepoint robbery of a Pittsfield liquor store...
Driver Injured in Crash with Tractor-trailer on East Street at Pittsfield-Dalton LineAugust 24, 2016 GMT
PITTSFIELD >> The driver of a pickup truck was injured Monday morning when his vehicle was struck by a tractor-trailer at the intersection of East Street and Hubbard Avenue.
The pickup, a Toyota Tundra, was heading east on East Street when it was hit by the tractor-trailer heading south on Hubbard toward Dalton Division Road.
Pittsfield city councilor indicted on drug chargesOctober 22, 2013 GMT
PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A Pittsfield city councilor has been indicted by a grand jury amid allegations that he bought illegal prescription painkillers and tipped off a dealer concerning a pending drug bust.
US Sen. Edward Markey to tour western Mass. citiesAugust 27, 2013 GMT
PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Edward Markey is planning a tour of western Massachusetts to talk with mayors, business leaders and local voters.
The Massachusetts Democrat will begin the Tuesday tour visiting with Pittsfield Mayor Daniel Bianchi before talking with local business owners along North Street near city hall.
Judge sets trial date in Pittsfield triple slayingMay 23, 2013 GMT
PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Three men facing murder charges in connection with a triple slaying in Berkshire County will go on trial in January, a judge has ruled.
Adam Lee Hall, David Chalue and Caius Veiovis appeared together in court on Wednesday for the first time since their arraignment 18 months ago amid heavy security.