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Three Charged in Murder of Pittsfield's Asiyanna Jones
Staff Reports,
05:01PM / Friday, June 29, 2018
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Three individuals have been indicted by a grand jury on murder charges for the death of Asiyanna Jones.   Josiaiah Bynum, 20, Carey Pilot, 45, and Gary Linen, 38, all of Pittsfield, are each being charged with single counts of first-degree murder. The three are expected to be arraigned in Berkshire Superior Court soon.   The three are accused of shooting the 22-year-old Jones on Dewey Avenue on Oct. 2, 2017. Jones was found shot in the head inside a motor vehicle shortly before 11 p.m.that night. She was flown to Baystate Medical Center in Springfield and pronounced dead at about 4 a.m. the next morning.   Reportedly, the

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Superior Court Briefs: June 27 - June 29
Staff Reports,
10:48AM / Friday, June 29, 2018
  , 32, of Pittsfield had a not guilty plea entered on his behalf on a single count of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute - his second offense.   He was released on $2,000 bail. The charge stems from the execution of a search warrant at his home on March 9, 2018.   38, of Pittsfield had a not guilty plea entered on his behalf on a single count of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute.   He was released on $500 bail. The charge stems from the execution of a search warrant at his home on March 9, 2018.   30, of Pittsfield had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on two counts of illegal ownership

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Pittsfield Businessman Pleads Guilty to Defrauding Greylock Credit Union
Staff Reports,
07:14PM / Wednesday, June 27, 2018
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A city real estate developer pleaded guilty Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Springfield of defrauding Greylock Federal Credit Union.   Jeffrey Pierce, 51, of Pittsfield pleaded guilty to a single count of conspiracy to receive money through transactions of a credit union with intent to defraud the credit union and make false statements to a federal credit union.   According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, between 2005 and 2008 a former Greylock Federal Credit Union vice president authorized some $4 million in loans and loan modifications to Pierce and his five real estate development companies.    While the

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Williamstown Accident Takes Down Utility Pole
Staff Reports,
04:36PM / Wednesday, June 27, 2018

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Traffic on Main Street (Route 2) was slowed mid-afternoon Wednesday as authorities cleaned up from a single-vehicle accident near the Spruces park.   An eastbound black Ford pickup appeared to cross through the westbound lane and collide with a utility pole.   First responders on the scene reported that the driver of the vehicle was not transported by the ambulance that responded to the accident.   The collision with utility pole damaged one nearby home by pulling the lines from the side of the house. There were no reports of outages in the vicinity.   The accident was reported at about

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Man Rescued After Getting Stuck in Lanesborough Cave
By Andy McKeever,
03:40PM / Monday, June 25, 2018
LANESBOROUGH, Mass. — Firefighters freed a man stuck upside down in a cave off Silver Street on Saturday night.   Fire Chief Charlie Durfee said the local man had slipped on wet rocks at about 9:15 p.m. while checking out a cave behind 96 Silver St. and fell head first into the cave opening. Durfee said the man was attending a birthday party when he and a friend took a walk to look at the caves.   He was stuck there for about two hours while the Western Mass Technical Rescue Team worked to free him.   "He was probably in the hole for about two hours," Durfee said.   More than a dozen local firefighters who serve on

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