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Suspicious Blaze Destroys Vacant North Adams House
By Tammy Daniels,
11:44AM / Friday, October 03, 2014
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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Officials are investigating a suspicious blaze that destroyed a vacant house on Beaver Street early Friday morning.

Firefighters, the state fire marshal's office and Fire Director Stephen Meranti were looking through the burned-out structure later Friday morning. A tree that had fallen over the roof at 60 Beaver St. several months ago was still there — although the roof was gone and the tree heavily charred.

Meranti said the fire is considered suspicious. "There were no utilities connected," he said.

The call came in for a fully involved structure fire at about 3 a.m. Friday, Meranti said, and the

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Two-Car Accident Detours Traffic in North Adams
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04:52PM / Thursday, September 11, 2014
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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — A two-car accident on West Main Street backed up traffic around West Main, Brown and River streets on Thursday afternoon.

According to police a late model black Ford Focus was headed west on West Main when it stopped for a bus in front of it. A white Honda Accord with New York plates apparently did not notice the Ford stopping and plowed into the back of it.

No one was hurt in the accident and the airbags in the Honda went off.

The accident occurred around 3 p.m. just east of Grimes Street. The roadway was limited to one lane and westbound traffic was allowed through and eastbound detoured over Brown Street. The cars

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North Adams Police Searching for Armed Robbery Suspect
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04:25PM / Thursday, September 11, 2014
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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — A man armed with a black and silver handgun robbed the Cumberland Farms on Union Street (Route 2) on Wednesday night.

Police say the suspect walked through the front door of convenience store at about 11:33 p.m. and told the clerk to give him all the money. The clerk put the till on the desk and the suspect grabbed the cash and fled.

The suspect is being described as possibly a white or Hispanic male. He was wearing a black and white skull mask, black basketball shorts with a lighter stripe down the side, a black hooded sweat shirt that was inside out and dark colored basketball sneakers.

He may be associated with a

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Missing North Adams Man's Body Found Bronx
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11:21AM / Thursday, May 15, 2014
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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The body of a missing North Adams man has been discovered in Bronx, N.Y.

The death Joshua S. Bressette is being investigated as a homicide, according to Berkshire District Attorney David F. Capeless.

Bressette was last seen by friends in the city on Monday, May 5, and his information was entered into a law enforcement missing persons database.

According to Capeless, members of the Berkshire County Law Enforcement Task Force were contacted Wednesday by New York Police Department homicide detectives.

NYPD investigators indicated they found the body of an unidentified man matching Bressette's description in the

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North Adams Police Seeking Missing City Man
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03:10PM / Thursday, May 08, 2014
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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Police are seeking the whereabouts of Joshua S. Bressette, 25, who has been missing since Monday, May 5.

Bressette requires a well-being check and may be in danger.

He was last seen in the city between 3 and 4 p.m. on Monady at the Price Chopper parking lot on State Road.

He is about 5-foot-7, 140 pounds and has brown hair and blue eyes. He has a number of distinctive tattoos, including "Live Fast Die Young" and a star with an eye on his neck; the Star of David on his right elbow; and a skeleton on his right side of his torso.

He usually wears dark clothes, knit cap and glasses.

Anyone with information on Bressette or has seen

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