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Suspect in Pittsfield liquor store robbery found sleeping

Cops: Drunk driver hit unmarked Pittsfield police car

Pittsfield shooting under investigation

Pittsfield police are investigating a shooting that left one man wounded. It happened early Wednesday morning on Second Street.

Pittsfield Mayor responds to accusations about not hiring enough minority employees

 The man who wrote the letter to the editor - a former City Council and School Board member - did not want to do an on-camera interview but when NewsChannel 13 visited his house on Wednesday he said he "stands by" his words and hopes his letter gets people thinking about change.     


For juveniles sentenced to Shakespeare, the world's a stage

PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — For some juvenile offenders, their choice is straight out of Hamlet: to act or not to act.


Diana Ross and Melissa Etheridge coming to Tanglewood

Diana Ross and Melissa Etheridge are coming to Tanglewood this summer.


Pittsfield high school student accused of shooting man in hand

A high school student in Pittsfield is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday. The student, who has not been identified, allegedly left school during lunch, shot someone and then came back to school with the gun.


Accused serial bank robber arrested in Pittsfield

An accused serial bank robber is now under arrest in Pittsfield. Mike Bedford, 42, is charged in three bank robberies.


JCPenney to close Berkshire Mall store

The JCPenney in Berkshire Mall is closing. The closure is among 138 stores being shuttered nationwide. The company says it’s part of an effort to “advance growth and drive profitability.”


Great Barrington mourns loss of K-9 officer

 The Great Barrington Police Department is mourning the loss of one of its K-9 officers.


Massachusetts State Police looking for stolen scenic viewers

State police in Massachusetts want people to be on the lookout for something you look out of.


Car belonging to missing Massachusetts woman found

The car of a missing Massachusetts woman has been found but she is still missing.  


Pittsfield man accused of using counterfeit cash for bail money

A Pittsfield man is facing charges after police say he bailed himself out of jail with counterfeit money. Paul Henry was picked up on a warrant back in January.


Taconic High School student arrested after shooting

A Taconic High School student is arrested after a shooting in Pittsfield.  


Baker: Keeping uninsured rate low is key in Massachusetts

Gov. Charlie Baker says he wants to make sure Massachusetts continues to maintain a health care system that has delivered insurance to about 97 percent of residents.


Three special projects supported in Lenox

Three special projects have the support of the Select Board in Lenox.


College student missing from Berkshire County

Police in Berkshire County are asking for help trying to find a missing Williams College student. Nathaniel Whittle was last seen at a bank in Bloomfield, Conn. on Monday.


Massachusetts apologizes for glitch in tax refunds

 The state's tax agency is apologizing for giving, and then taking away, refunds to about 40,000 Massachusetts taxpayers.

 


Gov. Baker wants greater control over state water supply

Gov. Charlie Baker is pushing legislation he says will give Massachusetts greater control over protecting the state's water supply.


Man arrested after high-speed chase in Berkshire County

A man from Hudson, New York is arrested after a high-speed chase through Stockbridge and West Stockbridge.


Pittsfield hotel cited for overserving alcohol to patrons

The city of Pittsfield is cracking down on the Crowne Plaza after it claims hotel bartenders over-served patrons.


Police in Berkshire County search for missing woman

Police in Berkshire County are asking for your help trying to find a missing woman. Joanne Ringer, 39, was last seen in Clarksburg, last Thursday.


Lawmakers to hear testimony on Baker budget plan

 Gov. Charlie Baker's $40.5 billion state budget proposal is about to get its first public airing before state lawmakers.

 


Hundreds rally for health care in Pittsfield

 Hundreds joined a rally in Pittsfield Saturday to fight for the Affordable Care Act.


Gov. Baker attending National Governors Association meeting

Gov. Charlie Baker is spending the weekend attending the National Governors Association's winter meeting in Washington.


Health care rally being held in Pittsfield Saturday

Rallies to support health care access will be held across the country Saturday, including in Pittsfield.


Police: Pittsfield woman drove drunk with 4-year-old child in car

 A Pittsfield woman has been charged with driving drunk with a 4-year-old child in her car.


North Adams loses 'Small Business Revolution' contest to Pennsylvania city

North Adams did not win the "Small Business Revolution" contest. The honors went to Bristol Borough, Penn. That means Bristol Borough will get $500,000 and an eight-part documentary series about the city on Hulu.


Boston Symphony Orchestra plans Tanglewood expansion

The Boston Symphony Orchestra is announcing a planned four-building expansion of Tanglewood, its leafy summer concert venue nestled in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts.  


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

Berkshire District Attorney David Capeless says no criminal charges will be filed against the Pittsfield police officer who shot a chase suspect in Springside Park.


Great Barrington bank robbery suspect caught

A man wanted for robbing at the Salisbury Bank in Great Barrington Monday is under arrest after crashing into a tree.


Arrest warrant issued for Great Barrington bank robbery suspect

Great Barrington police say they know who robbed the Salisbury Bank on Monday. Police issued an arrest warrant for Eric James Sheridan of Connecticut. They say he gave a note to the teller demanding money.


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.


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