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Police investigate an accident on South East Street in Amherst that injured two. REBECCA EVERETT

Charges likely in Amherst accident that injures two as car nearly strikes house

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

AMHERST — Police said charges will likely be filed against the driver of a car that went off South East Street Monday around 10 p.m., struck a tree and nearly hit a house, injuring the male driver and a female passenger. Sgt. Jesus Arocho declined to specify what the charges might be or speculate on the cause of the accident, … 1

Mother, three children killed in Colorado plane crash

Monday, September 1, 2014

ERIE, Colo. (AP) — Four of the five people killed in a small-plane crash north of Denver were identified Monday as a woman and her three children. The Weld County coroner says Tori Rains-Wedan, 41, and her three sons, 15-year-old Mason Wedan and 11-year-old twins Austin and Hunter, died in the crash Sunday, … 0

Harassment case fought on free-speech grounds

Monday, September 1, 2014

BOSTON — Bernadette Lyons came home one day and found 10 strangers milling around her driveway looking for free golf carts. The next day, her husband, Jim, began getting phone calls late at night from people inquiring about a Harley Davidson motorcycle. The couple also received an anonymous email containing their Social Security numbers and other personal information, along with a message: “Remember, … 0

Norwell man arrested near McGuirk Stadium after low-speed chase

Friday, August 29, 2014

AMHERST — A Norwell man was arrested near McGuirk Alumni Stadium Thursday night after leading police on a low-speed chase for a mile and then refusing to leave the vehicle when he finally pulled it over. Dominic Christian Wooten, 22, was arrested at 11:15 p.m. on Stadium Drive … 0

Theresa Brooks of Templeton killed in Pelham accident

Friday, August 29, 2014

PELHAM — A Templeton woman was killed Thursday night when the car in which she was a passenger went off Daniel Shays Highway (Route 202) and over an embankment, according to the Northwestern District Attorney’s office. Theresa Brooks, 83, was one of two passengers in a car driven … 0

Dog injures two children during recess at Crocker Farm School in Amherst

Friday, August 29, 2014

AMHERST — Two children at Crocker Farm School suffered minor injuries when they were bitten by a loose dog on the playground during the first day of school Thursday. Detective Michael Forcum said police were called to the school at 1:26 p.m. after the children were in the … 0

Double fatality victims identified as Edward D. and Brittany D. McGrath; possible crash cause cited in court records

Thursday, August 28, 2014

EASTHAMPTON —The victims of the double fatality on Route 5 in Easthampton have been identified as Edward D. and Brittany D. McGrath, according to documents in Northampton District Court, where a judge Friday ordered the driver facing charges … 2

Police chase through Northampton ends in Westhampton with arrest

Friday, August 29, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — A 33-year-old Erving man faces multiple charges after he led police on a several-mile car chase Thursday night through parts of three communities. Police were able to stop the stolen vehicle the man was driving near … 0

One person dies in two-car accident on Route 202 in Pelham

Thursday, August 28, 2014

PELHAM — One person was killed in a two-car accident on Daniel Shays Highway (Route 202) about 8:30 p.m. Thursday, police said. One of the vehicles left the road and went down into an embankment, and the person in that car was killed, Pelham Police Chief Gary Thomann … 0

Bruce Molnar, formerly of Southampton, sentenced to jail for possessing child pornography

Thursday, August 28, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — A 33-year-old former Southampton man was sentenced to jail Thursday for possessing child pornography on his cell phone. Bruce W. Molnar pleaded guilty in Northampton District Court to one count of possession of child pornography and was sentenced by Judge W. Michael Goggins to a year … 0

Wednesday crash sobering for tightly knit community at Barnes

Thursday, August 28, 2014

WESTFIELD — Several hours before officials at the Barnes Air National Guard confirmed that the pilot whose F-15C Eagle fighter jet crashed in a remote area of Virginia had died, talk at the regional airport next door centered … 0

Attempt to call missing jet may alter search area

Thursday, August 28, 2014

CANBERRA, Australia — Shortly after the missing Malaysian airliner disappeared from radar, airline officials on the ground tried repeatedly to call the crew of the Boeing 777 using a satellite phone that might have left clues to the … 0

Montague man charged with lewd behavior in University of Massachusetts incidents

Thursday, August 28, 2014

AMHERST — A Montague man who allegedly exposed himself to female students on the University of Massachusetts campus last week was arrested Wednesday afternoon, according to UMass police. Christopher M. Williams, 38, was arrested on two counts of … 0