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Husband's Ex-Girlfriend Charged in Case of Missing Clarksburg Woman
By Tammy Daniels,
12:44PM / Friday, April 21, 2017
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The husband of missing Clarksburg woman Joanne Ringer is the "sole suspect" in her disappearance, say authorities.    Ringer went missing on March 2; her husband, Charles "Chad" Reidy, was found dead on April 7 in the couple's garage.    "From the beginning, we have suspected foul play and have approached this as a homicide investigation and we have considered Joanne's husband, Chad Reidy, as the sole suspect," Berkshire District Attorney David Capeless said a press conference in Northern Berkshire District Court on Thursday. "Reidy's apparent suicide on April 7 has not changed

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Superior Court Briefs: April 18 - April 20
Staff Reports,
11:24AM / Friday, April 21, 2017
  , 60, of Pittsfield had not guilty pleas entered on her behalf on single counts of trafficking in cocaine in connection to the execution of a search warrant on her Francis Avenue home and a single counts of conspiracy to violate drug laws for allegedly conspiring to sell cocaine between September 1, 2016 and January 6, 2017.   She was released on personal recognizance.   , 25, of Warrensburg, N.Y. had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on single counts of armed robbery while masked and possession of ammunition without a firearm identification card.   He was ordered to be held at the Berkshire County House of Correction without

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Pittsfield Police Arrest Man After Chase On Pomeroy Avenue
Staff Reports,
09:52AM / Wednesday, April 19, 2017
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Another gun was seized after a police pursuit on Wednesday.   Police say at about 5:37 a.m. officers attempted to stop a vehicle on Pomeroy Avenue. The driver, Adam Masefield, 30, of Pittsfield allegedly fled from officers.   Later he pulled over near Herberg Middle school and fled on foot. While being chased Masefield allegedly tossed a loaded handgun to the ground.   He was arrested and charged with unlawful possession of a loaded firearm, operating a motor vehicle after a suspension, and numerous motor vehicle offenses.   This is the second police chase this week. On Monday four individuals were

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Crane Operator Killed in Vermont Construction Accident
05:08PM / Tuesday, April 18, 2017

SEARSBURG, Vt. — A Maine man was killed when the crane he was operating hit a live electrical wire on Tuesday morning.

David Sprague, 59, of Windham, Maine, was working at a construction site on Putnam Road, off Route 8, when he drove his crane under a series of high tension power lines at about 11:00 a.m. The crane struck one of the lines, electrocuting Sprague.

He was pronounced dead at the scene and an autopsy will be performed by the Office of Chief Medical Examiner.

Green Mountain Power responded immediately and quickly rendered the scene safe, according to state police. Troopers were also assisted on scene by Wilmington Fire Department, Bennington Fire

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Four Arrested on Gun, Drug Charges After Pittsfield Car Chase
Staff Reports,
03:17PM / Tuesday, April 18, 2017
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Four people were arrested on firearm and drug offenses following a traffic stop Monday evening.   Police say the department's anti-crime unit conducted a motor vehicle stop on Lincoln Street at about 7 p.m. As the officers approached the vehicle, it took off at a high rate of speed. Police pursued the vehicle and saw a firearm thrown out of the window.   Eventually, the driver pulled the vehicle over near the intersection of Fourth Street and Curtis Street.   Javan Rodriguez, 20, of Pittsfield was the driver of the vehicle. The passengers were Carey Pilot, 44, of Pittsfield, Samuel Thomason, 21, of Lenox, and Thomas

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