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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

Silent vigil in Northampton remembers shooting victim Michael Brown

Monday, August 25, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Thirty-six women, 19 men and three children sat in silence on the steps of City Hall for almost an hour Monday evening holding in front of them portraits of Michael Brown photocopied in color on plain … 1

Dawnn Jaffier, victim of fatal shooting in Boston, graduated from UMass in 2010

Monday, August 25, 2014

BOSTON — A University of Massachusetts graduate who died from a gunshot wound Saturday morning is remembered for her work with city children in Boston and her ability to inspire underprivileged youths. Dawnn Jaffier, 26, a 2010 graduate … 0

Civil lawsuit opens with testimony by opponents of Northampton Business Improvement District

Monday, August 25, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Nearly two months after the Northampton Business Improvement District re-upped through 2019, a long-anticipated civil lawsuit in Hampshire Superior Court began Monday that could have major implications for the BID’s immediate future. The lawsuit was filed … 0

Bicyclist Gabor Lukacs hurt in Amherst accident

Monday, August 25, 2014

AMHERST — A bicyclist was injured after being struck by a vehicle at the intersection of South Pleasant and Snell streets Friday morning, police said. Jamison Medrek, 21, of Pepperell, was issued a citation for failure to use … 0

Heberlein violin and other items valued at $8,500 stolen from Belchertown Road home in Amherst

Monday, August 25, 2014

AMHERST — Police are investigating two breaks, including the theft of a violin and other items valued at $8,500 from a home on Belchertown Road which was reported at 11:18 p.m. Sunday. There were no signs of forced entry, said Detective Gregory Wise. The items taken included a … 0

Area police news

Monday, August 25, 2014

Amherst ∎ Dmitri A. Ray, 24, of East Longmeadow, was arrested at 1:04 a.m. Sunday on College Street on charges of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, operating an unregistered motor vehicle and operating a motor vehicle with a lights violation. ∎ Molly Brownhill, 21, of … 0

KKK recruitment drive raises hackles on Long Island

Sunday, August 24, 2014

MELVILLE, N.Y. — Residents of the Long Island hamlet of Hampton Bays have found Ku Klux Klan recruitment pamphlets tucked next to their mailboxes and in their driveways over the past month, Southampton police and town officials said Saturday. Police have received four complaints from residents who have … 0

Dad of Missouri teen shot by cop wants peace

Sunday, August 24, 2014

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The father of a black 18-year-old shot to death by a white police officer in Ferguson pleaded Sunday for a “day of silence” as he lays his son to rest Monday. “Tomorrow all I … 0

Area police news

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Hadley police issue warning about suspicious white van HADLEY — Hadley Police on Saturday responded to a report of a suspicious white van on Woodlawn Road with a man inside who was believed to be watching young children in the area. Police said it was reported that the … 0

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 … 0