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State Police and Hatfield Police investigate an accident Wednesday night in the median of Interstate 91 in Whately near the Hatfield line.The accident on the northbound side of the highway was reported about 10 p.m.

Highway crash

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Judge won’t dismiss woman’s suit vs. Cosby

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — A judge on Wednesday refused to throw out a lawsuit filed by a woman who accuses Bill Cosby of molesting her when she was 15, saying the comedian can still receive a fair trial despite procedural errors. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Craig Karlan’s ruling came over the objections …

Search ends for 33 lost at sea

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard officially ended its search Wednesday for the missing crew members from a U.S. cargo ship that sank off the Bahamas during Hurricane Joaquin. Petty Officer Mark Barney said the search for survivors from the El Faro ended at 7 p.m. Earlier Wednesday, the Coast Guard broke the …

Boston-bound American Airlines flight diverted after pilot suffers fatal illness

Monday, October 5, 2015

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — An American Airlines captain became gravely ill and incapacitated while flying from Phoenix to Boston and later died, but his first officer safely diverted and landed the nearly 150-passenger plane, an airline spokeswoman said. Passengers on the flight were told the pilot was sick and …

Two reports of smoke in Northampton buildings, but no fires

Monday, October 5, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — Firefighters were dispatched to reports of smoke in two buildings Monday night, but there was no fire at either place. The Northampton Fire Department responded at 7:55 p.m. to a report of smoke pouring into an apartment through the kitchen cabinets at 13 Munroe St. Deputy …

Missing ship declared lost as search goes on

Monday, October 5, 2015

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The captain of the 790-foot El Faro planned to bypass Hurricane Joaquin, but some kind of mechanical failure left the U.S. container ship with 33 people aboard helplessly — and tragically — adrift in the …

Buckland man arraigned on charges related to death of Heath woman in three-vehicle Route 2 accident

Monday, October 5, 2015

GREENFIELD — A 20-year-old Buckland man was arraigned on vehicular homicide, drunken driving and hit-and-run charges in Greenfield District Court Monday after police allege that he caused a three-car accident on Route 2 that left one person dead Friday. Wyatt M. Pease has been charged with vehicular homicide …

Conversation about microwave oven mistaken for threat — and other area police news

Monday, October 5, 2015

Amherst ∎ Ryan Daniel West, 20, of Lunenburg, was arrested at 2:32 a.m. Sunday on Main Street on charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, negligent operation of a motor vehicle to endanger and failure to stay within marked lanes. ∎ Police took …

Amherst police arrest one during responses to weekend parties, noise complaints

Monday, October 5, 2015

AMHERST — Police said a Main Street resident who returned to his home early Saturday morning discovered a man passed out in a living room chair who had apparently broken into the building. The incident, reported to police at 5:56 a.m., was the most serious one involving drunken …

Jury selection set for teen’s murder case

Monday, October 5, 2015

BOSTON — One day in the fall of 2013, Colleen Ritzer asked one of her 9th-grade algebra students to stay after school. Hours later, the body of the popular, 24-year-old teacher was found in nearby woods, partly covered …

Victim in fatal early morning Friday crash identified

Monday, October 5, 2015

GREENFIELD — A 33-year-old local man was killed in a rollover crash early Friday morning. Ryan Gay was pronounced dead at the scene of a single-car crash on Plain Road, according to Mary Carey, spokeswoman for the Northwestern district attorney’s office. Carey said Gay was the sole occupant …

Heath woman killed, Buckland man arrested in fatal Friday Route 2 hit-and-run

Monday, October 5, 2015

SHELBURNE — A three-vehicle crash on Route 2 Friday afternoon left one person dead and led to the arrest of another on drunken driving, vehicular homicide and hit-and-run charges. The crash claimed the life of 51-year-old Sarah Sessions …

No word on US cargo ship lost off Bahamas

Sunday, October 4, 2015

NASSAU, Bahamas — The search for a U.S. cargo ship that was lost during Hurricane Joaquin off the southeastern Bahamas turned up more clues Sunday but no word yet on the fate of the vessel or its 33-member …