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North Berkshire Man Arrested in Killing of Former County Resident
Staff Reports,
03:21PM / Friday, March 06, 2015
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WILIAMSTOWN, Mass. — A North Adams man was arrested Thursday night in relation to the homicide of a former Berkshire County resident in Tennessee.

Anthony Hardaway, 34, who also goes by "Toney" or "Tone," is wanted in connection to the shooting of Perry Folk of Johnson City, Tenn.

According to media reports, Folk and Hardaway were believed to know each other. Folk, 38, was found shot to death in the parking lot of the Roadrunner Market convenience store in Johnson City on the night of Feb. 18. He had no identification on him at the time but was identified through fingerprints.

Police were searching for someone in a dark-colored vehicle who could

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Adams Firefighters Rescue Man From Apartment Blaze
By Tammy Daniels,
12:45AM / Friday, March 06, 2015
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ADAMS, Mass. — Firefighters saved a man from the second story of a burning apartment building Thursday night.

The four-unit building at 31 Commercial St. had heavy smoke and flame showing in the back when firefighters arrived, said Fire Chief Paul J. Goyette.

"I got to commend my guys and ladies for the job they did," he said. "The man was basically trapped on the second floor. We put a ladder up and got him out of there.

"It started to get pretty smokey."

All other tenants were evacuated from the building; Goyette did not know how many residents were in the building but said there seemed to be quite a

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Superior Court Briefs: Feb. 23 - Feb. 26
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02:04PM / Friday, February 27, 2015
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  , 35, of North Adams had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on single counts of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute - his second offense - conspiracy to violate drug laws and using a motor vehicle without authority.   He was released on personal recognizance. The charges stem from a motor vehicle stop in North Adams on November 13, 2014.   , 25, of Pittsfield pleaded guilty to single counts of illegal ownership of a firearm, possession of heroin with intent to distribute, and possession of ammunition without a firearm identification card.   He was ordered to serve concurrent two-year sentences at the Berkshire County

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Superior Court Briefs: Feb. 17
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03:32PM / Friday, February 20, 2015
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  , 36, of Adams pleaded guilty to three counts of receiving stolen property over $250 and a single count of wanton destruction of property.    He was given a suspended two and a half year sentence at the Berkshire County House of Correction. He was also placed on two years probation and ordered to pay $5,000 restitution.    McAdoo sold copper that belong to Iberdrola Renewables between September 28, 2013 and October 7, 2013.

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Adams Woman Dies in Fire Caused by Candle
By Jack Guerino,
03:49PM / Thursday, February 19, 2015
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ADAMS, Mass. — The fire on West Street on Wednesday evening claimed the life of an 88-year-old woman.

Eunice St. Hilaire was killed in the blaze that was started by a candle on a nightstand in her first-floor bedroom.

In a statement, State Fire Marshal Stephen D. Coan said, "remnants of a candle were found in the area of origin and all other possible causes were ruled out."

St. Hilaire reported lived alone in the single-family home. The Fire Department was notified of the fire by a life-alert type system that included a connection to a smoke alarm.

"This is the second fatal fire in the last two weeks caused by a

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