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Conn. Woman Charged With Striking Pedestrians in Great Barrington
Staff Reports,
04:44PM / Friday, May 27, 2016

GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — Police have charged an elderly woman for crashing her vehicle into two women and two children while they were crossing the roadway on Friday morning, according to Chief William Walsh.

At about 10:49 a.m., two women, along with an 11-month-old baby girl who was in a stroller and a 3-year-old girl, were crossing in a crosswalk on Main Street at Railroad Street. At the same time, an 87-year-old woman from Canaan, Conn., who was southbound on Main Street, failed to yield and struck all four, said police.

All four were injured and transported by ambulance to Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield with non-life-threatening injuries.

The operator,

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Superior Court Briefs: May 23 - May 25
Staff Reports,
12:03PM / Friday, May 27, 2016
  39, of Pittsfield pleaded guilty to single counts of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, drug violation in a school zone, breaking and entering in the daytime, intimidation of a witness, assault and battery on a pregnant woman, and resisting arrest.   He was ordered to serve concurrent two to three years at the Massachusetts Correctional Institution at Cedar Junction on the possession of cocaine, breaking and entering, intimidation of a witness, and assault and battery charges. He was given two and a half to three years on the school zone charge. He was given concurrent time at the Berkshire County House of Correction on the resisting arrest

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Pittsfield Pair Charged With Drug, Gun Crimes On Circular Avenue
Staff Reports,
10:16PM / Monday, May 23, 2016
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Police arrested a juvenile and a 24-year-old man during the investigation of shots being fired in a home on Circular Avenue.   Police say Jerrel Hall and the juvenile were arrested on outstanding warrants Monday at about 11 a.m. at a home on Circular Avenue. Police were on scene continuing an investigation of Sunday's shooting and Det. Kim Bertelli-Hund observed several men in the area believed to have active arrest warrants. Two men then fled into a home.    Consent was given to search the home where both were found and arrested on those outstanding warrants.    Additionally, the pair are being charged with

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Superior Court Briefs: May 16 - May 17
Staff Reports,
12:59PM / Friday, May 20, 2016
  26, of Pittsfield had not guilty pleas entered on her behalf on single counts of conspiracy to violate drug laws to wit: possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of phencyclidine, and reckless endangerment of a child.   She was released on personal recognizance. The charges stem from the execution of a search warrant at her home on March 22, 2016.   , 27, of Pittsfield had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on single counts of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, conspiracy to violate drug laws, and drug violation in a park zone.   He was released on $5,000 bail. The charges stem from the execution

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Pittsfield Friendly's Closed Until Further Notice After Fire
Staff Reports,
12:13PM / Friday, May 20, 2016

 Sign on the door tells patrons that the restaurant is closed. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Friendly's on Dalton Avenue is closed until further notice after a fire Friday morning.   Deputy Fire Chief Steven Peaslee reported that at about 7:13 a.m. Friday morning grease underneath a griddle had caught fire.   Three engines, a ladder truck, and a command vehicle responded to the blaze.   The damage is "estimated at $40,000" and the restaurant is expected to "return to full operations," Peaslee wrote in a report. No injuries were reported.   At noon on Friday, the doors were propped open and

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