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North Adams Man Accused of Stabbing Pizza Driver Arraigned
11:16PM / Wednesday, August 16, 2017
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A North Adams man accused of stabbing a 50-year-old Domino's delivery driver and trying to rob him of money was arraigned Wednesday afternoon in Berkshire Superior Court.   Travis T. Perras, 25, of Union Street had not-guilty pleas entered on his behalf for single counts of armed assault with intent to murder, armed assault with intent to rob, and assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon.   Judge Daniel Ford ordered that he continue to be held at the Berkshire County House of Correction on $100,000 cash or surety bail.   It is alleged that Perras stabbed Charles Sauer on July 14 at about at about 11:30 p.m.

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North Adams Police Make Arrests in 2 Stabbing Incidents
03:18PM / Monday, July 17, 2017
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The city has seen two stabbings within one week and police have made arrests in both cases.    The first occured on Monday, July 10, when a man was stabbed near the former Price Chopper parking lot on State Road at about 11:45 p.m.  Police reported that the victim appeared to have puncture wounds to his abdomen. He identified his attacker as Jamie Garcia, who had run into the woods toward Massachusetts Avenue.    State Trooper Matt Baird and his K9, Caber, responded to a request for assistance in the search. Caber was able to quickly locate and apprehend Garcia, who was hiding in thick overgrowth just off the railroad

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Head-On Collision North Adams Leaves One in Critical Condition
Staff Reports,
04:40PM / Friday, June 16, 2017

The driver of the Dodge Durango involved in Friday's head-on collision is expected to face "numerous motor vehicle charges," according to police.    Robert Matte Jr., 43, of North Adams, has been identified as the owner and driver of the northbound Durango that apparently veered into the opposite lane and hit a Honda CRV with five people in it, including two very young children.   Kaileigh Lewis, 23, of North Adams, a passenger in the back seat of the Honda, was severely injured in the crash. Also injured was Diane Pearson, 49, the Honda's driver, who was visiting from Texas to see her new grandchild,

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Home Damaged, Pets Lost in North Adams Fire
By Tammy Daniels,
03:03AM / Sunday, May 14, 2017

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — An early morning fire severely damaged a Greylock Avenue home on Sunday. No one was injured but two pets were lost. 

  Fire Director Stephen Meranti said the fire began on small exterior porch on the south side of the single-family home.    "It extended up the outside and it entered a window on the second floor and it entered the attic, so the attic was a little difficult," he said. "The fire gets between the slate and board."   The fire was called in shortly after midnight by a neighbor, who also alerted the homeowners. The house's fire alarms went off as well, said

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Two Juveniles Arrested in Relation to Sullivan School Arson
Staff Reports,
04:49PM / Monday, May 08, 2017
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Police have arrested two juveniles related to the fires set inside Sullivan School on Friday night.    Police Director Michael Cozzaglio said the two juveniles were arrested on Monday afternoon but have not yet been arraigned. Their names are being withheld because of their ages.    "These fires were intentionally set," Cozzaglio said. "It was pretty serious stuff and we wanted to resolve this as quickly as possible."   He said no further information could be released at this time.    Firefighters were called to the vacant Sullivan School at about 8:12 p.m. on Friday and

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