|A-Mart Convenience Store Burns in Pittsfield|
|01:48PM / Wednesday, October 16, 2019|
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The double-alarm fire that destroyed the A-Mart Convenience & Liquor Store on Tuesday night is under investigation.
Fire Chief Thomas Sammons said the structure was fully involved in flames when firefighters arrive just before 10:30 p.m.
"What we know for sure is the business closed at 10, and at 10:24 there was extensive fire in the loft area of the ceiling," he said on Wednesday. The chief said he has been in touch with investigators who are still searching for a cause.
The blaze was called in by a passerby who saw flames on the outside of the building at 524 North St.
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|Pittsfield Man Struck, Killed by Tractor-Trailer|
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A local man was killed Monday evening after being struck by a tractor-trailer on Route 8.
Ernest Millette, 73, of Pittsfield was pronounced dead on the scene in the area of 550 Cheshire Road.
At about 7:12 p.m., a 2019 semi-truck operated by Matthew Osak, 34, of Lee, was northbound and turning left into Unistress. Upon making the turn, the vehicle struck Millette, who was walking in the driveway.
Pittsfield Police and Fire, state police, Berkshire County sheriff deputies, and County Ambulance responded to the scene.
The crash remains under investigation by Officer Michael Silver of the Pittsfield Police
05:20PM / Tuesday, October 08, 2019
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|Adams Man Charged With Murder In Columbus Avenue Shooting|
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — An Adams man has been charged in the murder of 32-year-old Stephanie Olivieri of Yonkers, N.Y.
Tyler Sumner, 25, was arraigned in Central Berkshire District Court on a single count of murder on Monday.
He is being held at the Berkshire County House of Correction without bail.
Sumner was arrested in Adams on Saturday by Pittsfield Police, with assistance from Adams Police and North Adams Police. The charge is in connection with the Aug. 25 shooting on Columbus Avenue in Pittsfield that killed Olivieri.
Olivieri, a native of Pittsfield, suffered a single gunshot wound while sitting in a silver sedan near
|02:50PM / Monday, September 30, 2019|
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|Former Williams Student Convicted of Rape|
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Former Williams College student Yoonsang Bae has been found guilty of raping a classmate five years ago.
He was convicted on Friday in Berkshire Superior Court by Judge Michael Callan of a single count of rape relating to an on-campus incident in 2014.
The 27-year-old Bae will be sentenced on Friday, Sept. 13.
The victim, who was 19 at the time, testified that after attending an event with Bae, she returned to his room for a drink. She then got sick from the alcohol and Bae placed her in his bed where she passed out. When she awoke, Bae was raping her. He refused to stop despite her protests. The two were both
|06:01PM / Friday, September 06, 2019|
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|Pittsfield Police Arrest Man on DUI, Firearms Charges|
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A man allegedly under the influence took officers on a high-speed chase after a Shot Spotter notification early Tuesday morning until crashing through the fence at St. Joseph's Church and hitting a tree.
Domingo Sobers, 28, is being charged with numerous motor vehicle offenses, including driving under the influene, as possessing a firearm without a license and discharging one within 500 feet of a building.
According to a report by Lt. John Soules, officers responded to the Shot Spotter activation at the intersection of Daniels Avenue and Union Street at about 3:29 a.m. Evidence of a shooting was later recovered in
|02:06PM / Tuesday, September 03, 2019|
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