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Superior Court Briefs: July 26 - July 29
02:52PM / Friday, July 29, 2011

, 24, of Pittsfield had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on single counts of distribution of cocaine, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license - his second offense - and disorderly conduct.

Keele was ordered to be held at the Berkshire County House of Correction on $2,000 cash or $20,000 surety bail. The distribution charge allegedly occurred in Pittsfield on November 30, 2010 and the other charges stemmed from his arrest in Pittsfield on July 1.

, 24, of Cheshire had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on single counts of armed assault with intent to rob, assault by means of a dangerous weapon and breaking glass


Church Street Closed For Chlorine Smell
Tammy Daniels,
12:27AM / Friday, July 29, 2011

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — A stretch of Church Street was closed for more than three hours on Thursday night after a strong chlorine smell was reported near the Hoosac Tunnel.

The hazardous material team found no indication of chlorine and the scene was being cleared shortly after 11 p.m.

The Fire Department responded to 892 Church St., near the mouth of the Hoosac Tunnel at 8 p.m. according to the police log. Public Safety Commissioner E. John Morocco said two firefighters in protective gear approached the tunnel and saw an "orange cloud."

"Just to be safe, we evacuated some


Jury Finds Vincent Guilty Of Murder
Staff Reports,
05:22PM / Tuesday, July 26, 2011

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A jury found a Pittsfield man guilty Tuesday of murdering his 27-year-old girlfriend in 2009.

David Vincent III, 43, was found guilty of first degree murder and sentenced to a life sentence at the Massachusetts Correctional Institution at Cedar Junction without parole in connection to the June, 2009 murder of Rebecca Moulton.

Moulton was beaten in a Fourth Street apartment that she shared with Vincent on June 3, 2009 and died the following day relating to the injuries. Vincent was charged with the crime and after a six-day trial, the jury deliberated for four hours over a two-day period before returning the


Superior Court Briefs: July 20
03:02PM / Monday, July 25, 2011

, 23, of Pittsfield was sentenced Wednesday to four years in the Berkshire County House of Corrections after pleading guilty to an array of charges.

Latini pleaded guilty to single counts of burning a dwelling house, burning a motor vehicle, unarmed burglary, attempt to commit a crime, to wit: burning a motor vehicle, malicious destruction of personal property and defacement of real or personal property. He also pleaded guilty to nine counts of breaking and entering a motor vehicle in the nighttime, four counts of larceny under $250 and four counts of attempt to commit a crime, to wit: larceny under $250.

He was ordered to serve a two-year sentence at the Berkshire County House


Fatal Accident Closes Route 8 in Adams
Andy McKeever,
02:24PM / Friday, July 22, 2011

ADAMS, Mass. — An accident on Route 8 Friday afternoon left a Florida woman dead.

Jill Keating, 46, of the town of Florida was killed after her Chevrolet Avalanche crashed into the back of a tractor-trailer that was preparing to take a left into Speciality Minerals at about 12:25 p.m. Friday afternoon, according to police.

Keating was pronounced dead on the scene and the driver of the tractor-trailer, Eduardo Manuel Nunes of Miami, Fla., was uninjured.

Route 8 was closed for about four hours and traffic was rerouted from Friend Street through the industrial park.


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