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Overheated Pump Fills Pittsfield Home With Smoke
Staff Reports,
05:43PM / Friday, March 30, 2018
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A city woman helped her elderly neighbor after a water pump overheated and filled her Parkside Avenue home with smoke.   According to residents on scene, the woman who lives at 148 Parkside Ave. fled the home after smoke filled the first floor. A neighbor saw her, ran over and helped her get away. She then called 911.   The Fire Department arrived shortly after and began searching for the potential fire. Ultimately the department determined that it was an overheated pump that began filling the home with smoke.   Firefighters ventilated the home and paramedics on scene evaluated the older woman. 

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Missing Pittsfield Man's Body Found Off West Street
06:26PM / Monday, March 26, 2018
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The body of a Pittsfield man missing since Saturday was found Monday afternoon in Hancock.   Investigators say the death of 66-year-old Dan Lewis does not appear to be suspicious.   Pittsfield Police received a 911 call shortly after 4 p.m. saying a person had been found unresponsive about a quarter mile past the locked gate at the end of West Street. When first responders arrived at the scene, they found the body of Lewis, who was reported missing Saturday evening.   He was last seen on video surveillance walking west on East Street in front of Berkshire Mazda at 9:05 p.m. on Saturday, and near a home at the

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Pittsfield Police Ask Residents to Stop Sharing Facebook Image
04:33PM / Thursday, March 22, 2018
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Pittsfield Police are asking residents to stop sharing an image from Facebook with a sarcastic message about school shootings.    According to a post on the department's Facebook page, the message is not directed at Pittsfield but rather Pittsfield, N.H.   "For the past 24-plus hours we have been inundated by messages with this image," the post states. "We followed up upon receiving the first message and it was immediately clear this was NOT Pittsfield MA."    The message stated "whoever plans on shooting up a school next, please pick Pittsfield. Thank you." The post by the girl

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Woman Found Not Guilty in Williamstown Hit-and-Run
Staff Reports,
05:28PM / Wednesday, March 14, 2018
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A Williamstown woman was found not guilty on Wednesday of leaving the scene of a hit-and-run that has left a local woman in a coma for two years.    But she and her husband were both found guilty of misleading police in the days following the incident that seriously injured Cheryl J. LeClaire, 54, of White Oaks Road in Williamstown. They were found not guilty of conspiracy to mislead.    A Superior Court jury deliberated for eight hours before returning the verdicts in the cases against Sally J. Gould, 73, the driver in the incident, and her husband, John T. Gould, 71.   LeClaire was walking her dog on the evening

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Fire Guts Burke Avenue Home In Pittsfield
By Andy McKeever,
09:34PM / Sunday, March 04, 2018
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A family of five was displaced Sunday night after a fire gutted their Burke Street home.   Just before 6 p.m. on Sunday, dispatch received multiple calls of flames shooting out of the front of a duplex at 125 Burke Ave. Shortly after firefighters arrived, the windows on the second floor blew out and the fire quickly spread throughout the interior of the home.   "We started deploying hand streams and by the time we were getting in position, the second-floor window in the back of the building, or what we call the C side, blew out and the second floor flashed over," Deputy Fire Chief Matt Noyes said.   "From

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