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Three Utility Poles Fall As Result of Pittsfield Car Crash
By Andy McKeever,
01:54PM / Tuesday, September 22, 2015
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A mid-day accident ripped out three utility poles from the center median of West Street.   Police refused to comment on the accident but witnesses at the scene said a gold Pontiac sped over the median near the intersection of West Street and Center Street.   The car then proceeded toward Park Square, taking out a total of three metal utility poles along the median, and ultimately was stopped when it crashed into parked cars parked along the westbound lane.   The Pontiac suffered damaged to both the front, hood, and roof. The driver's side door of a gray Toyota was caved in, as was


Hazmat Team Finds No Threat In Package Delivered To Pittsfield Police
By Andy McKeever,
12:15PM / Wednesday, September 16, 2015
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A hazardous materials team found no threat in a suspicious package sent to the police station.   The District 5 Hazmat Team responded to headquarters Wednesday morning shortly before 11 to investigate a FedEx-delivered package that contained a medical journal hinting of virus dissemination.   By noon, the team found the package was not a danger.   "Monday afternoon a package was delivered to the Pittsfield Police Department headquarters. It didn't cause any undue alarm but once the package had been opened, the staff realized there was some inconsistencies with the addresses


Pittsfield Shooting Suspect Pleads Not Guilty to Murder
Staff Reports,
04:11PM / Monday, August 31, 2015

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The suspect in the shooting murder of 18-year-old Keenan S. Pellot Jr. has has pleaded not guilty to murder charges.

Thomas Lee Newman Jr., 18, was arraigned on Monday afternoon in Berkshire Superior Court before Judge John Agostini.

Newman entered not-guilty pleas to single counts of murder, armed assault with intent to commit murder and illegal possession of a firearm, rifle or shotgun.

He is accused of killing Pellot and seriously wounding a 17-year-old boy in a midday shooting on Tyler Street on July 31, 2015.

The shooting set off a massive manhunt for Newman, who was being described as "armed and dangerous." He was arrested two


Police ID Bodies Found In Plunkett Street Apartment
Staff Reports,
05:45PM / Tuesday, August 04, 2015
Anthony Nazareth and his daughter Hannah Nazareth in a photo the father posted on Facebook. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Authorities are considering a number of possibilities that led to a father and 11-year-old daughter being found dead in their Plunkett Street home.   Police found the bodies of Anthony Nazareth, 47, and Hannah Nazareth, 11, inside the third-floor apartment at 72 Plunkett Street on Monday. The incident was initially feared a murder/suicide by law enforcement.   However, on Tuesday, District Attorney David Capeless' office said preliminary results show that the father may have died from a drug overdose and


Pittsfield Police Investigating Murder-Suicide
By Andy McKeever,
10:47PM / Monday, August 03, 2015

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding an apparent murder-suicide at a Plunkett Street home.

The bodies of a 47-year-old man and his 11-year-old daughter were discovered late Monday afternoon when police conducted a wellness check at 72 Plunkett St.

Authorities were at the scene at about 4:30., blocking off a small section of the road.

Investigators were seen going in and out of both the second and third floors of the blue, three-unit home.

It appeared most of the focus was on the third floor. The Berkshire County Sheriff's Department set up its command vehicle in front

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