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Pittsfield Officer Cleared in Officer-Involved Shooting Death
Staff Reports,
10:31AM / Wednesday, January 31, 2018
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The district attorney has determined that Office Christopher Colello will not be charged with a crime in the shooting of Daniel Gillis in September.   Colello shot and killed 36-year-old Daniel Gillis on Taylor Street on Sept. 1, 2017. District Attorney David Capeless said on Wednesday that Colello "acted lawfully in defense of his fellow officers when Gillis suddenly charged at the officers while brandishing a knife."   "I have completed the investigation into the shooting death of Daniel Gillis on the afternoon on September 1, 2017, and I have concluded that there was no criminal behavior on the part of any of the

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Great Barrington Firefighters Snuff Kitchen Blaze at Pizzeria
12:07AM / Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Fire damage was limited to areas on the first floor and a second-floor bathroom.  GREAT BARRINGTON — The Fire Department extinguished a fire at Pizza House on State Road early Tuesday morning that severely damaged the business's kitchen and structure's first floor.    "Our crews did an excellent job limiting the damage despite the challenges posed by this particular structure, which has been a fixture in town for decades," Chief Charles Burger said. "I'm extremely grateful that a tragedy was avoided this morning, and I'm hopeful that Pizza House will be able to rebuild and the residents will be able to return

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Conn. Police Arrest Clarksburg Man Wanted in Adams Shooting
06:07PM / Monday, January 29, 2018
ADAMS, Mass. — A Clarksburg man who is wanted in connection with last Wednesday's shooting in Adams has been arrested in Connecticut on unrelated charges while at least two other men are still being sought.    Gage M. Sherman, 20, of McLagen Drive, was arrested in Bristol, Conn., this past weekend for conspiracy to commit murder related to a shooting in Bristol on Friday.    A warrant seeking his return to Massachusetts to answer to charges in the Adams shooting has been lodged with Connecticut authorities, according the district attorney's office.    The shooting at 30 North Summer St. last Wednesday severely injured

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Two Arrested for Alleged Armed Home Invasion in Pittsfield
05:57PM / Sunday, January 28, 2018

The K9 unit was called to search the neighborhood.  PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Two men have been arrested in relation to an armed home invasion on Pomeroy Avenue on Friday afternoon.   Ronald P. Sanford III, 27, of Pittsfield and Arthur J. McCowan, 29, from Springfield were taken into custody when police responded to call from the home's occupant saying two individuals armed with handguns were trying to gain access.    The call came in at about 2:11 p.m.; when police arrived at the scene they observed the two men, matching the descriptions provided by the caller, outside the home.    Sanford and McCowan were

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Authorities Still Searching for Adams Shooter
Staff Reports,
03:16PM / Friday, January 26, 2018
ADAMS, Mass. — Authorities are still on the hunt for suspects in Wednesday's shooting that sent a local man to the hospital.   Investigators believe the shooting at North Summer Street was an isolated incident and not a random act and that neighbors in the area are not in any immediate danger.   The victim's name is still not being released but he remains hospitalized at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield, where he underwent surgery for gunshot wounds.    Police are a looking for a light-skinned African-American man with facial hair who witnesses said fled the scene on foot.    The vague account led to the

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