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Lexington man faces attempted murder charge after alleged attack on foster brother, ex-girlfriend in Old Deerfield

Friday, August 22, 2014

A Lexington man remained in jail Friday evening awaiting trial on charges of assaulting his former girlfriend and his foster brother, despite having his bail set far lower than prosecutors requested. David Whaland, 32, , has been charged with attempted murder, five counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, two counts of assault to maim, two counts of assault and battery and one count of malicious damage to … 0

Florida father, girlfriend charged in death of boy mauled by dogs

Friday, August 22, 2014

MIAMI — Four-year-old Javon Dade Jr., was mauled to death by a pack of bull terriers and a pit bull last week while his father and his girlfriend were sleeping off a night of smoking weed laced with cocaine, police said. Javon Dade Sr. stayed up past 5 a.m. on the morning of Aug. 13, checked on his son once at 5 a.m., … 0

Technology, fast-food bag help lead police to Belchertown man suspected in Franklin County house breaks

Friday, August 22, 2014

DEERFIELD — A fast-food bag, a change machine and the use of GPS technology helped lead Deerfield Police to a Belchertown man who allegedly broke into a Pine Nook Road home on July 30 and stole expensive items. Tyrone G. Ulmer, 43, has been charged with a felony count of breaking and entering during the daytime, five counts of larceny over $250, two … 0

Area police news

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Amherst ∎ Police are investigating an incident reported at 3:32 p.m. Tuesday in which an Amherst College student was confronted by a man on Main Street who allegedly made homophobic remarks and demanded that the student remove his T-shirt because of an image he perceived as disrespectful. When … 0

New Salem police charge Tyrone Ulmer Jr. of Belchertown with breaking into two homes

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

NEW SALEM — After a three-week investigation, the New Salem Police Department has filed charges against Tyrone G. Ulmer Jr., 43, of Belchertown for allegedly breaking into two homes. Lt. Marcy Helems and Detective John Bonafini responded to reports of break-ins at homes on North Main Street and … 0

Cape Cod accident jills one, injures three

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

WELLFLEET (AP) — Authorities say one person has died and three people have been injured in a three-vehicle crash in Wellfleet. The crash on Route 6 was reported at about 8:30 a.m. Tuesday. The crash involved a box truck, a pickup truck and a minivan operated by a … 0

Bicyclist taken to hospital after collision at Market and Union streets in Northampton

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — A bicyclist was hospitalized after a collision with a motor vehicle at the corner of Market and Union streets Tuesday afternoon. At 3:27 p.m., Marquie Gardner, 19, of 59 Union St., had stopped on Union Street … 0

Threats of ‘Purge’-like violence spread on social media

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

ORLANDO, Fla. — Authorities are on alert after images began circulating online last week claiming that several cities will experience a night of legal violence just like in the movie “The Purge.” In the horror film, there is a 12-hour period one night a year when all crime … 0

Calif. teens arrested after police uncover deadly school plot

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

SOUTH PASADENA, Calif. — Investigators acting on a tip unraveled a plot to carry out a massacre at a suburban Los Angeles high school, arresting a pair of students who planned to target three school staffers and kill … 0

Tenants displaced by Southpoint fire in Amherst remain out of apartments until at least Wednesday

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

AMHERST — Tenants displaced by Saturday’s fire at Southpoint Townhouses & Apartments were still unable to return to their homes at midweek. Building Commissioner Robert Morra said Tuesday that residents of Building 97 will not be able to … 0

State seeks one trial for all four defendants in alleged 2012 UMass gang rape

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Prosecutors hope to simultaneously try all four defendants accused of raping a University of Massachusetts Amherst freshman in her dorm in October 2012. However, a lawyer for one of the accused said Tuesday he plans to … 0

'It doesn’t make sense to continually incarcerate someone for an addiction or illness' New district court judge William O'Grady of Southampton

Monday, August 18, 2014

SOUTHAMPTON — When he takes the bench next month as an associate justice of Chicopee District Court, William O’Grady hopes to disrupt the cycle of opiate addiction and incarceration endemic to the court system. “I’ve seen it in … 0

Pathologist: Brown may have had hands raised

Monday, August 18, 2014

FERGUSON, Mo. — An unarmed 18-year-old whose fatal shooting by police has sparked a week of protests in suburban St. Louis suffered a bullet wound to his right arm that may indicate his hands were up or his … 0