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D.A.: No criminal charges for Pittsfield cop who shot suspect

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Great Barrington bank robbery suspect caught

Arrest warrant issued for Great Barrington bank robbery suspect

North Adams vying to win $500,000 contest

The city of North Adams is hoping to get your vote to help win a big contest.  Anyone from anywhere can vote.  North Adams could be getting half a million dollars for local businesses, plus a documentary series.


Former school shuttered in abuse scandal to be sold at public auction

The former Eagleton School in Great Barrington is scheduled to be sold at public auction next month. The school closed permanently last spring following an abuse scandal that led to the arrests of numerous staff members.


Police investigate Great Barrington bank robbery

Great Barrington police are investigating a bank robbery. They say a man walked into Salisbury Bank on Main Street around 3:30 p.m. Monday and handed the teller a note demanding cash. No weapon was shown and no one was hurt.


Massachusetts snowmobiler falls through thin ice

Police in Berkshire County are urging people to stay off the ice after a snowmobile falls into Otis Reservoir. Police say a Southfield resident went through the ice Sunday. He was in the water for several minutes.


Activists pushing for end to Massachusetts sub-minimum wage

Activists are planning to rally at the Massachusetts Statehouse to call for an end to the sub-minimum wage for tipped workers like waiters, hairdressers and parking valets.

 


North Adams police look for SUV that hit person

Police in North Adams are asking for help as they investigate a hit and run that injured a person. They're looking for a black 2013 Ford Explorer Limited.


Police in Lanesborough mourn loss of beloved K9

Police in Lanesborough are mourning the loss of a beloved K9. "Reno" retired in September due to an injury to his left leg. He was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a very aggressive bone cancer on Wednesday.


Attorney: Pittsfield police weren't justified in shooting man

The attorney for a Pittsfield man shot by police last week, says police may not have been justified in using force. Attorney Ryan Smith represents Mark Marauszwski, who was shot by police last week in Springside Par


Lawmakers vote to override Gov. Baker's veto of pay raises

Massachusetts lawmakers have voted to overturn Republican Gov. Charlie Baker's veto of Beacon Hill pay raises.


Police: Man tried to abduct young girl at Berkshire Mall

Police say a man tried to abduct a young girl at the Berkshire Mall on Sunday. This is a composite sketch they released of the suspect.


Lawmakers weigh override of Gov. Baker's veto of pay raises

Republican Gov. Charlie Baker's veto may not be the last word on Beacon Hill pay raises.


Empowering women in Berkshire County through RAD skills

The Pittsfield Police Department partnered with Berkshire Health Systems to offer a program that will arm women with the skills they need to protect themselves if under attack. Those who have taken the classes say they leave feeling confident and empowered.


Teen recovering after being shot in Pittsfield

Pittsfield police say a 17-year-old boy was shot in the leg over the weekend. They were called to Appleton Avenue and East Street around 12:30 Sunday morning for shots fired.


Pittsfield rally shows support for immigrants

Hundreds of people in Pittsfield are standing in solidarity with immigrants. They stood out in Park Square Saturday afternoon in response to President Donald Trump's executive orders on national immigration policy.


Massachusetts Gov. Baker vetoes $18M pay raise bill

Republican Gov. Charlie Baker has vetoed legislation approved by Massachusetts lawmakers that would give nearly $18 million in annual pay raises for top legislators, statewide elected officials and judges.


Great Barrington police to hold auction

 Looking for an ice auger? How about a saw? Or a digital camera? A bike? All that and more is up for auction at the Great Barrington Police Department.


Pittsfield Mayor: Police exemplary in "moderate-speed" chase

The swing set at Springside Park in Pittsfield was the front row seat to see a man shot at the end of a police chase on Wednesday morning.


High speed chase ends with officer shooting driver who fled

A routine traffic stop escalated into a high speed pursuit and then a shooting in residential Pittsfield on Wednesday.


Massachusetts House approves pay hikes for politicians

The Massachusetts House has approved a bill calling for nearly $18 million in annual pay raises for legislators, statewide elected officials and judges.


Pittsfield police investigating shooting

Part of Springside Ave. in Pittsfield is blocked off as police investigate a shooting. Our media partners at the Berkshire Eagle report at least eight emergency vehicles are at Rotary Park, where a Mercedes Benz had crashed into a post. What appears to be a bullet hole can be seen in the windshield.


Massachusetts Gov. Baker to file budget plan, repeats pledge to oppose taxes

 As Republican Gov. Charlie Baker prepares to take the wraps off his latest state budget proposal, he's again promising to fight any broad-based tax increases on Massachusetts residents.


Berkshire County man seen driving on 3 tires get jail in drunken driving case

A Berkshire County man charged with drunken driving after he was pulled over while operating a pickup truck with just three tires has been sent to jail for four months.


Pittsfield police search for missing teen

Pittsfield police are asking for help as they try to find a 16-year-old girl. They say Stacia Sweet may have traveled to the Bennington or North Adams areas.


Pittsfield police identify hit-and-run victim

The name of the victim in a fatal hit and run collision in Pittsfield has been released. The man riding a bicycle last Thursday when he was hit and killed is 53-year-old Gerald Scott Jr.


Baker prepares for annual address to Massachusetts residents

 Gov. Charlie Baker has passed the midway point in his first term and the Republican is getting ready to outline his priorities for the year ahead.


Republican Gov. Baker faces political challenges in new year

 As Gov. Charlie Baker prepares to outline his priorities for 2017, the Republican is working to keep his political footing on what could be a rocky path ahead.


Pittsfield police search for hit and run vehicle

Pittsfield police are asking for help finding a car involved in a hit and run Thursday evening.


Great Barrington police looking to reunite bikes with owners

Great Barrington residents whose bikes may have been stolen or lost may find them at the police station.


Jail employee admits to sexual relationship with inmate

A Berskhire County woman pleaded guilty Tuesday to a charge of having sexual relations with inmates.


Interprint expects to finish 27,000 square foot construction project in March

Interprint in Pittsfield tells NewsChannel 13 construction of their $2.5 million square foot addition will be completed in March and will increase their production area by 27,000 square feet.


Four families displaced after Pittsfield fire

Not much is left of the building at the corner of Dalton Ave. and Tyler St., just a charred shell with icicles in spots. It’s the aftermath of a fire that broke out around 3:30 a.m. Sunday.


Physicians group unhappy over new alternative medicine law

An organization representing Bay State physicians says it's disappointed that Gov. Charlie Baker signed a bill establishing a state licensing board for naturopaths - health care professionals who practice alternative medicine.


Baker signs bill to boost the sale, use of electric cars

Gov. Charlie Baker has signed into law a bill aimed at promoting the sale and use of electric cars in Massachusetts.


Gov. Baker: Apply hotel tax to larger online rental owners

Property owners who rent out rooms more than 150 days a year using online lodging services like Airbnb would begin paying the state's hotel tax under a proposal by Gov. Charlie Baker.


Massachusetts officials see 'modest' tax revenue growth

An agreement has been reached at the Statehouse on how much tax revenue Massachusetts should expect in the next fiscal year.


Police arrest second suspect in Pittsfield kidnapping, robbery

A second suspect is now charged in connection with the kidnapping and robbery of a 52-year-old woman in Pittsfield. Prosecutors say Lauriano Maysonet pleaded not guilty Wednesday morning to charges stemming from the December 14 attack.


Pittsfield man who admitted stabbing in letter sentenced to prison

A Massachusetts man has been sentenced to up to six years in prison after admitting he stabbed his pregnant girlfriend.


Massachusetts awards $5.7 million to fight gang violence

Massachusetts officials have awarded $5.7 million in grants to support efforts at curbing gang violence.


Massachusetts weighs doing away with winter time shift

Massachusetts residents wouldn't have to reset their clocks during the darkest months of the year under an idea being studied on Beacon Hill.


New York man faces sex trafficking charges in Massachusetts

 A New York man charged with holding two women at a western Massachusetts hotel and forcing them into prostitution has been held on $175,000 bail.


Massachusetts tax collections ticked up in December

Massachusetts tax collections ticked up in December, helping the state stay on track halfway through the 2017 fiscal year.


Drivers who stop in bike lanes could be fined $50 under bill

 Drivers who stop in bicycle lanes could face fines of up to $50 under a bill Massachusetts lawmakers have delivered to Republican Gov. Charlie Baker.


Pittsfield police remind drivers to move over

Police in Pittsfield have a tangible warning as they remind drivers to "move over."


Stockbridge residents upset over controversial school redevelopment project

Some people in Stockbridge are upset with a plan to development the old DeSisto School. A developer wants to put a 209-unit hotel, condo and single family housing development on the site. However, people who live nearby say the massive project would be an eyesore that would damage the area's scenic appeal.


Pittsfield family raising awareness of rare genetic disorder

For most of Elijah McBurney's 20 years, his parents believed he suffered from pervasive developmental disorder. That all changed in April. They're sharing their story in hopes of alerting other families to a little known genetic disorder.


New parking meters in place in Pittsfield

New parking meters are set up in downtown Pittsfield.


Massachusetts makes data breach reports available online

Hundreds of data breaches affecting thousands of Massachusetts residents were reported to the state in 2016.


No changes seen for leadership in new legislative session in Massachusetts

 State lawmakers are returning to Beacon Hill for the start of a new legislative session and their first order of business will be electing leaders for the next two years.


Vermont Gov. Shumlin expected to issue hundreds of pardons before leaving office

Outgoing Vermont governor, Peter Shumlin, is expected to issue what could be hundreds of pardons to Vermonters. Many were convicted of what are now considered minor marijuana violations.


New year brings bump in minimum wage, easier records access in Massachusetts

 An increase in the minimum hourly wage and an overhaul of the state's public records law are the most notable laws taking effect in Massachusetts in the new year.


Company agrees to pay $1.2M to run pipeline through forest

A company that wants to run a natural gas pipeline through a Massachusetts state forest has agreed to pay $1.2 million for the right.


Massachusetts governor signs bill delaying pot shop openings

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker has signed a bill aimed at delaying the opening of marijuana shops by six months.


Tennessee Gas agrees to pay state for pipeline expansion

 The company that wants to expand a natural gas pipeline through state land in Berkshire County has agreed to pay $1.2 million for the right.


Massachusetts legislators to get 4.2 percent pay raise in new year

 Massachusetts lawmakers are getting a pay raise in the new year.


Legal pot supporters cry foul over bill to delay sales

Supporters of the state's new recreational marijuana law are taking lawmakers to task for approving a six-month delay in key provisions, including the opening of retail pot shops.


Romanian man admits to Capital Region ATM skimming scheme

A man pleaded guilty Wednesday to stealing thousands of dollars in the Capital Region using ATM skimming devices. The Department of Justice says Ilie Sitariu, a Romanian citizen, installed the devices at First Niagara, Trustco and Berkshire Bank Branches.


Brady's suspension, legalized pot led news in Massachusetts

Tom Brady, legalized marijuana and General Electric figured among the stories that most dominated the news in Massachusetts in 2016.


Massachusetts governor signs bill delaying pot shop openings

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker signed a bill Friday aimed at delaying by up to six months the opening of marijuana shops in the state until mid-2018.


Former Pittsfield cop pleads not guilty to identity theft

A former Pittsfield police officer pleaded not guilty Wednesday to identity theft. Jeffrey Coco is accused of stealing more than $200,000 from the police officer's union while he was treasurer.


Gas up 2 cents per gallon in Massachusetts

The average price of a gallon of gas in Massachusetts has inched up another 2 cents.


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