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Man Involved in Shooting At Pittsfield Big Y Dies
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04:38PM / Thursday, November 20, 2014
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A man shot in the Big Y parking lot earlier this week has died.   Anthony Gamache, 29, of Goshen died Wednesday, the district attorney's office confirmed on Thursday. Gamache had been shot Tuesday while in the Big Y parking lot on West Street. Police have charged an 18-year-old city man with firearm charges.   "We're waiting on the results of the autopsy," said Fred Lantz, of the district attorney's office, Thursday afternoon.    The autopsy will be performed in Boston to determine the cause of death.    Gamache was shot in the the leg and was driven by two others to Cooley

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Fire Displaces Pittsfield Family of Five
By Andy McKeever,
02:12PM / Monday, November 17, 2014
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A family of five has been displaced following a fire that destroyed their Seymour Street home on Monday.   The family was not home at the time but the structure was damaged so severely that the building inspector has ruled it uninhabitable.   Two dogs that were inside during the fire were rescued by firefighters — one initially and then another while fighting the fire.   "We arrived on the scene at 10:49 a.m. and had heavy smoke showing across Seymour Street with fire on the backside of the house," Deputy Chief Michael Polidoro said. "There were no occupants home at

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Report: Pittsfield Experiences Most Violent August in Years
By Andy McKeever,
08:04PM / Monday, November 10, 2014
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — This August was the most violent August in the last five years.   While violent crime is still overall down trending compared to other years, August showed a massive upswing of 27 violent crimes — 69 percent more than the five-year average. The upswing is reversing a trend the Police Department saw with violent crime down and property crime up.   Aggravated assault topped the list of the most committed crime in Pittsfield with 20. In other months, there were as few as four aggravated assaults.    There were also three arsons, two robberies and two rapes in August. Year to date, there have been 100 violent crimes

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Two Students Arrested at Different Schools with Loaded Weapons
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03:13PM / Thursday, October 30, 2014
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A high school student and a college student were found with loaded weapons this week after each created a disturbance at their respective campuses.

On Tuesday night, a Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts student was arrested at the North Adams campus after becoming belligerent during an evening class. Chris LaFrance, 25, was allegedly intoxicated when campus police pepper sprayed him; upon arresting him, police said they found a loaded handgun on his person. While reportedly licensed to carry a firearm, LaFrance is facing a number of charges related to the incident and the public school where he had been training was apprised of his arrest and terminated

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Third Man Found Guilty in Pittsfield Triple Murder
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04:19PM / Friday, September 26, 2014
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Hampden Superior Court Judge C. Jeffrey Kinder on Monday afternoon ordered that Caius Vieovus serve consecutive life sentences without the possibility of parole at the Massachusetts Correctional Institution at Cedar Junction on the charges of murder in the first degree against David Glasser, Edward Frampton and Robert Chadwell.

He was given concurrent eight- to 10-year sentences on the other charges.

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The third man accused in a triple killing in 2011 was found guilty of first-degree murder on Friday afternoon.

Caius Veiovis, also known as Roy Gutfinski, 34, was found guilty by a jury in Hampden Superior

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