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Four Arrested After Pittsfield Shooting
Staff Reports,
01:33PM / Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Four individuals were detained at gunpoint by police on Monday after reports of shots fired. Above is one of two weapons found inside their vehicle. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Four individuals were arrested Monday night after a shooting in the Lincoln Street area.   Police say Devin Newman, 27, of Pittsfield, Derrick Saunders, 21, of Pittsfield, Terry Martizna, 26, of Lanesborough, and Justin Luis Lopez, 22, of Bronx, N.Y., were arrested on gun-related charges.   Police Sgt. Nicholas DeSantis heard numerous gun shots at about 9:45 p.m. from where his cruiser was parked near Silver Lake Boulevard. He then alerted other officers who quickly went

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Pedestrian Struck on Pittsfield's West Housatonic Street
By Andy McKeever,
02:42PM / Thursday, December 08, 2016
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A pedestrian was struck by a car in front of Clapp Park on Thursday afternoon.   Police say an elderly man was walking on the sidewalk around 12:30 p.m. when a westbound vehicle went off the road, crashed into a sign, knocked down a utility pole, and hit him. The pedestrian was taken to Berkshire Medical Center with "serious injuries" and the driver was transported there with non-life threatening injuries.   "The operator was a gentleman who was transferred to BMC with what I would say non-life threatening injuries. Unfortunately, the elderly gentleman had serious injuries. I don't know if they were life-threatening

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Pittsfield Firefighters Pull Man From Burning Building
By Andy McKeever,
09:15AM / Thursday, December 08, 2016

The cause of the fire remains under investigation. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Firefighters pulled one man from flames after the apartments above Tahiti Takeout caught fire early Thursday morning.   The department responded to the blaze shortly before 4:30 a.m. and upon arrival there were heavy flames shooting out of the back of the building. Firefighters were told there was one person unaccounted for and launched an interior search, finding one man in the flames.   "Upon arrival they found heavy fire in the back of the building. Our crews found out some of the occupants were outside of the building  and one occupant was unaccounted

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Pittsfield Teen Accosted On Elm Street
Staff Reports,
10:30PM / Monday, November 28, 2016
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Police are looking for a man who accosted a 17-year-old girl on Elm Street on Monday afternoon.   Police say the teenager was approached by the suspect shortly after 2 p.m. in the area on Elm between Ontario Street and Elmhurst Avenue. The girl was not injured.   Police are looking for a man described at being white with brown hair, in his late 20s, having a medium build, standing between 5-foot-6 and 5-foot-8 and being either slightly bald or having or crew cut. He was wearing a blue hooded sweat shirt and tan colored pants. He was last seen running onto Putnam Avenue.   Anyone who witnessed it or has information is asked

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Pittsfield Man Pleads Guilty to MassHealth Fraud
01:33PM / Monday, November 28, 2016

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A Pittsfield man has pleaded guilty and been sentenced in connection with making duplicative claims for personal care services, resulting in an overpayment of approximately $82,000 in funds from the state's Medicaid Program (MassHealth), $46,500 of which was paid directly to him, Attorney General Maura Healey announced on Monday.

Frederick Phillips, 56, pleaded guilty in Berkshire Superior Court to charges of Medicaid fraud and larceny more than $250 by false pretenses.

"This defendant defrauded a system that provides vital health-care services to people with chronic or long-term disabilities," Healey said in a statement. "He took

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