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Superior Court Briefs: Jan. 25 - Jan. 31
Staff Reports,
04:56PM / Thursday, January 31, 2019
  , 23, of Pittsfield was arraigned on two counts of armed assault with attempt to murder.    He was ordered to be held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing. Teixeira-Ingram was arrested in Pittsfield during the execution of a search warrant on his home for narcotics on October. 12, 2018. When police entered the home, the defendant allegedly brandished a gun at pointed it at the officers in a threatening manner.    21, of Pittsfield was indicted on charges of trafficking in fentanyl.    He was ordered to be held at the Berkshire County House of Correction on $10,000 bail. Murray was arrested on Dec. 15, 2018,

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Fire Destroys Adams Home
By Jack Guerino,
05:04PM / Wednesday, January 30, 2019
ADAMS, Mass. — A fire at a home on Water Street early Wednesday afternoon severely damaged the 80-year-old structure leaving a family homeless.    Firefighters responded to 9 Water St. at about 12:30 p.m. and were able to quickly gain control over the blaze.   "The fire was coming out so we hit it from the outside and got it under control," Adams Fire Chief John Pansecchi said. "Then we sent guys in in crews. They went upstairs. There was no fire up there then we just started hitting all of the hot spots ... It went well."   Pansecchi said the homeowner was evaluated but there were no serious

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Head On Collision Temporarily Closes Route 8 in Cheshire
Staff Reports,
02:28PM / Monday, January 28, 2019
CHESHIRE, Mass. — A head-on collision near Whitney's closed Route 8 for about a half hour Monday morning.   State Police say the collision happened at about 12:10 in the afternoon near Whitney's Farm Stand. The road was closed from Farnums to Old State Road in Lanesborough for about 30 minutes while first responders responded to the crash. It was re-opened at 12:45.   There is currently no word on possible injuries.   The collision appeared to involved a Jeep and a Chevy pickup truck as Village Truck Sales was seen leaving the area with those two vehicles heavily damaged.

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Authorities Identify Pittsfield Murder Victim
Staff Reports,
05:18PM / Tuesday, January 22, 2019
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Authorities released the name of the victim in Sunday morning's homicide on Edward Avenue.   According to the District Attorney's Office, 18-year-old Jaden Salois, of Dalton, was pronounced dead on the scene. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner ruled the death a homicide.    Police had responded to Edward Avenue at 2:13 a.m. Sunday morning for a reported shooting and found the teenager. Salois died from a gunshot to the torso, according to preliminary autopsy results.    The investigation is still ongoing and Police are asking anyone with information about it to contact the detective bureau at

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Pittsfield Firefighters Put Out Chimney Fire
Staff Reports,
03:15PM / Tuesday, January 22, 2019
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Firefighters extinguished a chimney fire on East Housatonic Street Monday evening.   According to the Fire Department, a passerby had noticed embers being discharged from a chimney at 91 East Housatonic Street. There was an active fire in the chimney and firefighters spent more than an hour extinguishing the blaze and removing the contents.    The Fire Department is reminding homeowners to clean the chimney and liner on a consistent basis and thanked the passerby who reported the fire.

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