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Pilot Killed When Plane Crashes in Woodford, Vt.
07:43PM / Monday, May 21, 2018
WOODBURY, Vt. — A Connecticut pilot was killed Sunday after his aircraft crashed on Bald Mountain.    State Police identified Ramsey Sampson Ah-Nee, 31, of Manchester, Conn., as the pilot and sole occupant of the 1975 Piper PA-34-200T. Ah-Nee was an experienced pilot with more than five years of aviation experience, according to State Police.    Ah-Nee was flying from Burlington to Oxford, Conn., when the Federal Aviation Administration apprised State Police that the radar confirmation on the twin-engine aircraft had been lost near Bald Mountain at about 6 p.m. on Sunday.   The FAA provided last known coordinates and the flight plan.

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A Suspicious Package Causes Evacuation Of North Adams Police Station
Staff Reports,
06:12PM / Thursday, May 17, 2018
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The Police Station was temporarily evacuated after a suspicious package was received in the mail.   Police say at 11:02 a.m. on Thursday a resident brought a package into the station. The building was immediately evacuated, and emergency operations were implemented.   "In a relatively short period of time, law enforcement was able to definitively determine the device was not a threat. This was further confirmed in collaboration with the Massachusetts State Police Bomb Squad and the Massachusetts Department of Fire Service Hazardous Materials Team. Shortly after this determination was made the public safety building was re-opened

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Attempted Abduction Reported In Egremont
Staff Reports,
02:20PM / Thursday, May 17, 2018
EGREMONT, Mass. — Southern Berkshire Regional School District officials are warning parents of an attempted abduction Wednesday afternoon.   Superintendent Beth Regulbuto sent a message to school families saying four men attempted to grab a young woman on Creamery Road. According to the superintendent, the woman able to free herself from the four Hispanic men in a cream-colored Jeep Wrangler with New York plates.   "She ran home and called the police, but the vehicle was already gone and was not able to be located," reads a memo released by Regulbuto.   The district will be making an extra effort to speak to students and reminding

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Six Arrested During Two Concurrent Raids In Pittsfield
Staff Reports,
10:40PM / Wednesday, May 16, 2018
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Six people, including three juveniles, were arrested during two concurrent raids by local authorities Wednesday morning.   City police, the Berkshire County Drug Task Force, and the Berkshire County Special Response Team executed search warrants at 362 Columbus Avenue and 208 Linden Street at 10:20 a.m.   The raids led to six arrests and authorities seized upward of $50,000 worth of drugs, two firearms, and $8,700 in cash.   Police say Shiana Sayers, 30, was arrested for trafficking in cocaine, trafficking in heroin, and two counts of conspiracy to violate drug laws.   Melissa Daniels, 32, was arrested on

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Basement Blaze Forces Evacuation of North Adams Holiday Inn
By Tammy Daniels,
01:23AM / Tuesday, May 15, 2018
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The Holiday Inn had to be evacuated around midnight on Monday after a fire in the boiler room sent smoke through the basement and into the first floor.    The report of smoke in the building was reported shortly before midnight, right after firefighters finished responding to an alarm that went off at 85 Main St. (A number of automatic alarms have been triggered by the annual hydrant flushing over the past week or so.)   Fire Director Stephen Meranti said firefighters searched through the basement area and found the fire in a type of plastic trash container in the boiler room.    "There was a lot of smoke in

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