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Two motorists taken to hospital after collision in Hadley

Friday, August 22, 2014

HADLEY — A two-car accident Thursday at the intersection of Route 9 and Campus Plaza Road sent both drivers to the hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening, police said. The accident occurred shortly after 5 p.m. when a 20-year-old man from Belchertown ran a red light while driving westbound on Route 9. He collided with the rear passenger side of a vehicle being driven by a 55-year-old man from … 0

UMass police warn about man committing lewd acts on campus

Thursday, August 21, 2014

AMHERST — University of Massachusetts police are warning students and staff about incidents Wednesday afternoon in which a man indecently exposed himself and committed lewd acts in front of two people. Deputy Police Chief Patrick Archbald said Thursday that the first report of the suspicious behavior came at 2:57 p.m. Wednesday when a female student in Lot 25, between the Mullins Center and … 0

Police warn about scam involving phone calls from people pretending to be relatives

Thursday, August 21, 2014

AMHERST — After getting a call from a person pretending to be his grandson and demanding credit card information so he could make bail, a South Amherst resident contacted police concerned that others might be receiving similar scam calls. While that resident did not lose any money, Detective Lt. Ronald Young said the Police Department has been notified by several people in recent … 0

Orthodox Jew sues hospital for cremating amputated leg

Sunday, August 17, 2014

CHICAGO — An Orthodox Jew whose religious traditions suggest that the deceased should be buried whole in preparation for the afterlife is suing Skokie (Ill.) Hospital for cremating his amputated leg instead of preserving the limb to be buried next to him. Moshe Lefkowitz, 43, alleges in court … 0

Official: Amish sisters in NY were abused after abduction

Sunday, August 17, 2014

CANTON, N.Y. — Two young Amish sisters were sexually abused after their abduction from a roadside farm stand in northern New York, a prosecutor said Saturday. St. Lawrence County District Attorney Mary Rain’s disclosure came hours after the … 0

Federal autopsy ordered for teen

Sunday, August 17, 2014

FERGUSON, Mo. — Attorney General Eric Holder on Sunday ordered a federal medical examiner to perform another autopsy on a black Missouri teenager whose fatal shooting by a white police officer has spurred a week of rancorous and … 0

Five suffer minor injuries in Pelham rollover Saturday

Sunday, August 17, 2014

PELHAM — Five people suffered minor injuries after the SUV they were in rolled over on Route 202 Saturday afternoon, police said. The vehicle was traveling southbound around 4 p.m. when the driver, identified as a 65-year-old woman, lost control, swerved into an embankment and struck a rock … 0

Northampton Police

Sunday, August 17, 2014

■ Daniel J. Cooper, 19, of 422 Park Hill Road, Florence, was arrested Sunday at 1:20 a.m. on Westhampton Road on charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, negligent operation of a motor vehicle to endanger, speeding and possession of an open container … 0

Police: Beware phone scam concerning computer viruses

Sunday, August 17, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Police are warning residents about a phone scam targeting computer owners after a resident with a tablet computer paid more than $400 to have the device repaired but instead found numerous viruses had been installed on … 0

Area police news

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Granby ∎ Dalton Andross, 22, of Ludlow, was arrested on Amherst Street at 2:05 a.m. Thursday on charges of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license and speeding. … 0

Florida high court sides with lesbian as child’s legitimate adoptive mother stand ruling to reinstate lesbian as boy’s adoptive mother

Friday, August 15, 2014

A Florida lesbian can remain the adoptive mother of her 6-year-old son, despite efforts by her ex-partner to have the Florida adoption revoked. “After the couple split up, the birth mother — the biological mother — asked the court to vacate the adoption,” said Miami attorney Cristina Alonso, … 0

Amish abduction victims located; suspects sought

Friday, August 15, 2014

Two young Amish girls who were abducted near their family home in upstate New York were found unharmed Thursday night, and police are trying to determine who kidnapped them and why. St. Lawrence County District Attorney Mary Rain said Fannie Miller, 12, and Delia Miller, 6, were dropped … 0

Alan Wicklund of South Deerfield denies drunken driving after car hits another vehicle and catches on fire

Friday, August 15, 2014

DEERFIELD — An accident on Lee Road left the driver arrested and his car in flames early Friday morning. Deerfield Police said that Officer Chad Wrisley responded to reports of a burning car on Lee Road at 1:22 … 0