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Superior Court Briefs: Dec. 11 - Dec. 18
Staff Reports,
11:34AM / Friday, December 19, 2014
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  20, of North Adams pleaded guilty to single counts of possession of heroin with intent to distribute, conspiracy to violate drug laws and possession of cocaine.   She was placed on one-year probation. The charges stem from a motor vehicle stop in North Adams on February 26, 2014.   , 27, of North Adams pleaded guilty to single counts of possession of heroin with intent to distribute, conspiracy to violate drug laws and possession of cocaine.   He was placed on one-year probation. The charges stem from a motor vehicle stop in North Adams on February 26, 2014.     22, of Bronx, N.Y. pleaded guilty to two

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UPS Worker in Pedestrian Accident Treated & Released
Staff Reports,
03:23PM / Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — A section of Beaver Street was closed to traffic for nearly two hours on Wednesday morning after a United Parcel Service courier was struck while crossing the road.

The courier, Timothy Rooney of Preston Hollow, N.Y., was taken by ambulance to Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield, where he was treated and released.

The accident occurred just after 11 a.m. near the intersection with McCauley Road. According to police, the UPS truck was parked pointing south when Rooney, a seasonal worker assisting a UPS driver, had taken out a package and stepped into the path of a southbound green 2000 Ford pickup truck driven by Justin Henderson of Stamford,

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Four Injured, Pets Lost in Pittsfield Duplex Fire
Staff Reports,
05:09PM / Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — An early morning fire on Lincoln Street heavily damaged a duplex and injured four, including three firefighters.

One occupant of the home was taken by ambulance to Berkshire Medical Center for treatment of burns and smoke-related injuries. Two pets are also missing and another, a cat, died in the blaze.

Two firefighters suffered minor lacerations and another smoke inhalation; all three were treated at the scene.

The cause is under investigation by the Fire Investigation Unit, state fire marshal's office and the Police Detective Bureay.

City firefighters responded to the 2-alarm blaze

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No Injuries in Route 7 Collision at Mount Greylock School
Staff Reports,
07:21PM / Monday, December 15, 2014
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — No one was injured in a Friday morning accident on Cold Spring Road (Route 7) at the entrance to Mount Greylock Regional School.   Williamstown Police responded to the accident at 7:38 on Friday, Dec. 12.   A vehicle exiting the parking lot did not see a vehicle driving south on Cold Spring Road, according to Police Chief Kyle Johnson.   Johnson said the intersection, at the top of a hill with limited visibility of Route 7 traffic in both directions, is not particularly prone to accidents.   "Very infrequent, even when you consider the amount of cars that go in and out of there 180 days a year," he

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Pittsfield Domestic Disturbance Prompts Special Response Team
By Andy McKeever,
12:08PM / Saturday, December 13, 2014
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A city man was taken into custody Saturday morning after the Berkshire County Special Response Team had to be called out.

Police received two calls shortly before 10 a.m., one from a postal carrier who heard noises and screaming from a home at the corner of Myrtle Street and Stoddard Avenue and another from a family member.

"We're still trying to sort out what exactly occurred inside, but essentially an emotionally disturbed person, a mental health patient, with some medical history who was having a bad way and managed to get his hands on a black powder rifle," Police Chief Michael

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