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Updated with VIDEO: F-15C jet that flew out of Barnes Air Force Base in Westfield has crashed in Virginia, reported in-flight emergency

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

WESTFIELD — The search for the pilot of an F-15C fighter jet that crashed in Virginia after flying from Barnes Air National Guard Base in Westfield continued into the night Wednesday. State and local law enforcement and military personnel combed the remote, wooded, mountainous area in western Virginia, hoping that the pilot parachuted to safety there. The single-seat aircraft crashed … 0

Kelly Fuller of South Hadley arrested twice in five days for thefts near Connecticut River, including two kayaks

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

SOUTH HADLEY — Police twice this month arrested a 24-year-old South Hadley woman for charges including stealing two kayaks. Kelly C. Fuller, 24, of 173 Riverboat Village Road, Apt. 118, was arrested at 3:05 a.m. Aug. 21 near Edge Water Lane and at 3:24 a.m. Monday in the same area. She pleaded not guilty in Eastern Hampshire District Court on Aug. 21 to … 0

Florence motorcyclist Frederick Ranaudo remains in hospital with broken bones suffered in Ryan Road collision

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — The Florence man who was injured in an accident on Ryan Road Monday remained in fair condition at Baystate Medical Center Wednesday night. Frederick D. Ranaudo, 64, of 90 Lake St., suffered injuries including broken bones in his left knee, left foot and left thumb, according to a police report. Edward G. Morrissey, 92, of 28 Westwood Terrace, was cited for … 0

Area police news

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Granby ∎ Carlos Garcia, 24, of Ludlow, was arrested on Amherst street at 2:53 p.m. Aug. 16 on charges of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and speeding. Northampton ∎ A 36-year-old man whose address is listed as the streets of Northampton will be summoned to court on … 0

Unsuccessful applicant for medical marijuana license in Franklin County sues state

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

SOUTH DEERFIELD — A locally based nonprofit that wants to sell medical marijuana in Franklin County has sued the state for “arbitrarily and capriciously” rejecting its application. JM Farm’s Patient Group is suing the state Department of Public … 0

Hadley K-9 Nomar helps Amherst police find bag of marijuana tossed by suspect

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

AMHERST — The Hadley Police K-9 unit was called to Amherst to help search for an item thrown toward a wooded area by a person who Amherst police arrested on Kellogg Avenue. The request for Hadley’s search dog, … 0

1 dead, another injured in Holyoke shootings

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

HOLYOKE (AP) — Two people have been shot in Holyoke, one fatally, and police are trying to determine whether the shootings were connected. Officers first responded to an area outside a cafe on South Bridge Street at about 1 a.m. Tuesday where they found a victim who had … 0

Lawyer: Recording captured shots fired at Brown

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

ST. LOUIS — Seven shots. A three-second pause. Four more shots. An audio file obtained by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Tuesday is believed to have captured the shooting of Michael Brown Jr. If authenticated, it would be the first recording of the incident to have surfaced since … 0

West Boylston man denies intimidating probation officer in Belchertown

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — A 20-year-old West Boylston man pleaded not guilty in Hampshire Superior Court on Tuesday to a charge of intimidation of a witness, resulting from an incident in which he allegedly threatened a probation officer. A Hampshire County grand jury indicted Harris on the charge July 29 … 0

Report: 1,400 children exploited in UK town

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

LONDON — About 1,400 children were sexually exploited in a northern England town, a report concluded Tuesday in a damning account of “collective failures” by authorities to prevent victims as young as 11 from being beaten, raped and trafficked over a 16-year period. Report author Alexis Jay cited … 0

Florence motorcyclist Frederick Ranaudo in fair condition following accident on Ryan Road

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — A motorcyclist was seriously injured and a driver of a car was cited after the two vehicles collided on Ryan Road Monday afternoon. Frederick D. Ranaudo, 64, of 90 Lake St., Florence, was in fair condition Tuesday at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, according to a … 0

Pelham police warn of scam involving caller claiming to be Internal Revenue Service agent

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

PELHAM — Police are warning residents not to divulge any personal information on the telephone if they receive calls from someone claiming to be an Internal Revenue Service agent. Pelham Police Chief Gary Thomann said three residents contacted him Tuesday afternoon to report getting calls from an agent … 0

Area police news

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Amherst ∎ Samuel Webb, 20, of Westborough, was arrested at 11:43 p.m. Monday at Puffton Village on charges of violating the town’s noise bylaw and possession of a fake identification. Webb was arrested after officers responded to the 1040 North Pleasant St. apartment complex for shouting and loud … 0