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Truck Pulls Down Tree Limb on North Adams' Church Street
Staff Reports,
01:42PM / Monday, July 25, 2016

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — A tractor-trailer truck heading north on Church Street took down two tree limbs and cable wires when the tree became entangled with the cab's wind deflector.

The incident occurred shortly after noontime in front of the Wilkinson House at 164 Church St. The large limb broke off the tree and pulled down telephone and cable wires, including those connected to the Flood House across the street. No electrical wires were touched and no electricity lost.

"It took down the telephone and the cable lines," said Fire Lt. Michael Sherman. "He was a smart guy ... he stayed right in the cabin truck. He wouldn't get out until he was sure there

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Stephentown Man Sentenced To 30 Years in Jail For Drug Operation
Staff Reports,
06:21PM / Friday, July 22, 2016
PITTSFIELD, Mass — A Stephentown, N.Y. man was sentenced to 30 years in jail on drugs charges, the investigation of which included 14 Berkshire County residents being indicted, including former City Councilor Paul Capitiano.   Joshua Stegemann was sentenced to 30 years by The United States Attorney’s Office, Northern District of New York, on Friday on charges of possessing cocaine, heroin, and oxycodone with intent to distribute, possessing two handguns in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, and unlawfully possessing three firearms and ammunition as a felon.   Stegemann had been convicted by a jury of the crimes last August. The

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Superior Court Briefs: July 18 - July 22
Staff Reports,
06:03PM / Friday, July 22, 2016
  , 56, of Pittsfield had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on single counts of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute - his second offense - possession of oxycodone with intent to distribute - his second offense - possession of heroin, and resisting arrest.   He was released on $1,000 bail but he is also currently being held at the Berkshire County House of Correction on other charges. The charges stem from an incident in Pittsfield on June 6, 2016.   39, of Canaan, Conn. had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on single counts of possession of heroin with intent to distribute - his second offense - and operating a motor vehicle

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Pittsfield Police Still Investigating Hit And Run Accident On Columbus Avenue
Staff Reports,
05:23PM / Thursday, July 21, 2016

McAllister's Jeep was damaged after it rolled onto its side. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Police are investigating a hit and run accident in which the driver of an allegedly stolen vehicle fled on foot.   Police say 25-year-old Kelly McAllister was traveling east on Columbus Avenue and had the right of way at the intersection of Dewey Avenue when another vehicle ran the stop sign at Dewey and crashed into McAllister on Friday, July 15. McAllister's Jeep rolled over and the operator of the other vehicle fled on foot.   "The operator of the vehicle that caused the accident fled the scene on foot leaving the vehicle behind.  The

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Early Morning Fire Destroys Pittsfied Duplex On Robbins Ave
By Andy McKeever,
08:17AM / Monday, July 18, 2016

Firefighters were evacuated from the building when the roof showed signs of collapsing. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — An early morning fire destroyed a Robbins Avenue duplex, leaving two people without homes.   Fire Captain Raymond Tart said the cause is still be investigated and one firefighter was sent to the hospital.   The call in around 4 a.m. Monday morning and firefighters responded to the blaze to find heavy fire on both sides of the home.   "The deputy chief who was on the scene, Deputy [Daniel] Garner, he had heavy fire showing from the front and the back up toward attic," Tart said.   "They made

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