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One Dead, One Injured in Great Barrington Fire
11:52AM / Tuesday, December 10, 2019

GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — One man has died and a woman is in critical condition after a fire Monday evening at the Beech Tree Commons apartment complex.

The Great Barrington Fire Department was dispatched to a reported structure fire with possible entrapment at 24 Silver St. at approximately 7:40 p.m. Monday. Fire units found fire venting from a rear apartment of an eight-unit apartment building.

A primary search was initiated along with fire attack, officials said in a news release. Two unresponsive occupants were located and rescued within minutes. Southern Berkshire Ambulance provided medical care and transported both patients to Fairview Hospital, where the one

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Adams Police Make Arrest After Armed Standoff
By Jack Guerino,
01:49PM / Monday, December 09, 2019

ADAMS, Mass. — Police arrested a man Sunday after an armed standoff.

Police responded to a call about a domestic assault and battery in progress at a Commercial Street residence around noon Sunday. According to a press release from the Adams Police Department, upon arrival, police found a woman who had escaped from the house. She advised the officers that there was an armed man inside the home with her two children.   "She stated that he was armed with a firearm and threatened to shoot responding officers," the release stated.   Officers led the woman to safety and called the state police for backup, as well as the North Adams Police

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Vermont Woman Killed in Route 9 Crash in Searsburg
07:51PM / Sunday, December 08, 2019
SEARSBURG, Vt. -- A 19-year-old Guilford woman was killed late Sunday morning when she lost control of her sport utility vehicle on Route 9.    Pooja Meyer was driving her 1999 Honda Civic east near Sleepy Hollow Road when, according to state police, she passed another vehicle, lost control and veered into the westbound lane and into the path of a tractor-trailer. Her car collided with the 2020 Western Star operated by Richard Regan, 53, of Keene, N.H.   State police from the Shaftsbury barracks responded to the scene at about 11:42 a.m. Among the responding units was Stamford Volunteer Fire Department, which responded to mutual aid and a request for the

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Death of Assault Victim Has DA Seeking Murder Charge
Staff Reports,
02:43PM / Thursday, December 05, 2019
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The Berkshire district attorney intends to seek a murder charge indictment against a North Adams man who has been held by authorities since the brutal beating of his wife five months ago.    Charli Cook, 41, died at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield  on Sunday, Dec. 1. She'd been hospitalized there since July 11 after what authorities say was a brutal attack by her husband, Michael Cook Sr., at their Chase Avenue home.    Michael Cook, then 42 years old, was arraigned in Northern Berkshire District Court on single counts of assault with intent to murder, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon causing

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State Police Arrests Uncover 1,000 Bags of Heroin
01:16PM / Tuesday, November 19, 2019
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — State police on Monday night arrested three people on drug charges after a traffic stop on Brown Street.    Sgt. Jorge Berrios, who is assigned to Troop B Berkshire Community Action Team (CAT), stopped a 2011 Chevrolet Cruze at about 7:45 p.m. for a motor vehicle violation. Berrios also learned, just prior to stopping the vehicle, that the registered owner has a suspended driver's license.   The driver, Clinton E. Jennings, 35, of Pittsfield, was not the registered owner and is unlicensed, according to state police. With the assistance of Troopers Amy Shaughnessy and Justin Dauplaise, who are also assigned to the CAT, the

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