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Pittsfield Police Seeking Information on Liquor Store Robbery
03:21PM / Saturday, October 07, 2017
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Police are seeking a suspect who stole cash from George's Liquor Store on Friday night.    At approximately 8:48 p.m., Pittsfield Police units responded to the Elm Street liquor store for a reported of an armed robbery. According to witness reports and a preliminary review of store surveillance video, responding officers were able to determine that a man had entered the store, produced a handgun and demanded that the two clerks give him money.    The suspect is described as black, standing more than 6-foot tall and weighting pproximately 200 pound. The suspect was dressed in all black clothing, including a baseball cap.

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Updated: Woman Killed in Late-Night Pittsfield Shooting
Staff Reports,
09:17AM / Tuesday, October 03, 2017
  PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The preliminary autopsy results show Asiyanna Jones, 22, died from a gunshot wound to the head. The case is being considered a homicide.   The autopsy was conducted by Dr. Robert Welton, an associate medical examiner for the office of the chief medical examiner, on Wednesday. The case remains under investigation.

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A 22-year-old woman has died from injuries incurred in a late-night shooting Monday.

The District Attorney's office said Asiyanna Jones died after being shot in the area of 242 Dewey Ave. Monday night, shortly before 11 p.m. Jones was found inside a motor vehicle

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Pittsfield Police Investigate Reports of Man Trying to Grab Women Off Street
03:15PM / Thursday, September 14, 2017
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Police are seeking information in the wake of several reports of a man acting aggressively toward, or possibly assaulting, women.    The incidents may be related as a number of witnesses have provided similar descriptions of a man calling to them to get into his vehicle. Some have reported two men in the car.    The suspect is said to dark-skinned, standing about 6-feet-tall, with short hair and accent described as possibly Jamaican or African. The individual was seen operating, or as a passenger of, an older tan or silver Toyota Camry (or similar vehicle).   In one case, a victim reports that the individual

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Pittsfield Fire Snuffs Out Blaze On Lakeway Drive
By Andy McKeever,
07:14PM / Wednesday, September 13, 2017
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Two people have been displaced from their Lakeway Drive home after a fire caused heat and smoke damage Wednesday evening.   Deputy Fire Chief Raymond Tart said firefighters responded to 61 Lakeway Drive shortly before 6 p.m. There they found smoke coming from the first floor and quickly snuffed it out. There were two occupants, both of whom made it out of the home safely.   "It appears it was objects and not the room [that burned]. There is no structural damage at all. There is fire damage to the contents and heat and smoke damage on the first floor," Tart said.   One of the occupants is on oxygen and the tanks

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White Terrace Apartment Fire Ruled Accidental
By Andy McKeever,
11:02PM / Tuesday, September 12, 2017

PITTSFIELD, Mass. - Fire officials say the fire was caused by a battery charging on a bed and then catching the mattress on fire.

Fire Chief Robert Czerwinski said the electronic device set the mattress on fire. Doors were left open, allowing the fire to quickly spread to other units. From there, tenants on the third floor evacuated, leaving doors open and the fire expanded from there.   Czerwinski asks residents to remember to close doors to help restrict fire expansion.   Czerwinski said the building is "heavily damaged" but is still be assessed.    In total four people were transported to Berkshire Medical Center for

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