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Calendula Chaudle of Holyoke arrested on gun, drug charges

Friday, April 18, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — State police arrested Calendula Chaudle, 37, of Holyoke, at 10:10 p.m. Wednesday in Holyoke and charged him with unlicensed carrying of a firearm and possession of a Class A drug (heroin). Chaudle was taken to the Northampton barracks where he was held pending his arraignment in Holyoke District Court. … 0

Chaos described on sinking ferry

Thursday, April 17, 2014

MOKPO, South Korea — The captain of a doomed ferry delayed evacuation for half an hour after a South Korean transportation official ordered preparations to abandon ship, raising more questions about whether quick action could have saved scores of passengers still missing Friday and feared dead, according to a transcript of the ship-to-shore … 0

District attorney’s office alleges that drugs, related paraphernalia and $8,833 in cash seized in Amherst raid

Thursday, April 17, 2014

AMHERST — A variety of substances believed to be drugs, related paraphernalia, $8,833 in cash and a check for $2,000 were among the items seized during a raid Tuesday at a Main Street home, according to the Northwestern District Attorney’s office. George Patrick Carrette, 21, of Concord, and Christopher Thomas Hart, 20, of … 0

Some questions may stay mysteries in Boston probe

Monday, April 14, 2014

BOSTON — A surveillance video shows a man prosecutors say is Dzhokhar Tsarnaev placing a bomb near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, just yards from where an 8-year-old boy was killed when it exploded. A hand-scrawled … 0

Three men arrested after Amherst assault in which victim hospitalized with facial injuries

Monday, April 14, 2014

AMHERST — Three college-age men were arrested early Sunday morning on the University of Massachusetts campus after allegedly injuring a man during a fight at the intersection of Fearing and North Pleasant streets. The assault was one of 305 calls for service that Amherst police responded to during … 1

Area police news

Monday, April 14, 2014

Amherst ■ Police are investigating vandalism at two Main Street properties reported Monday that apparently occurred in the early morning hours Sunday. At 10:59 a.m. Monday, an employee at the Amherst Dental Group, 650 Main St., reported that lights along the driveway were broken and a light post … 0

Northampton Police await damage estimate on cruiser ‘totaled’ in crash

Monday, April 14, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Police are still awaiting a final estimate of damages to a cruiser involved in an early morning crash last month. The cruiser was totaled at 1:43 a.m. March 29 when officer Francis Henderson was on patrol … 0

Jody Kasper, Alan Borowski promoted by Northampton Police Department

Monday, April 14, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Two more Northampton Police officers are moving up in the ranks. Jody Kasper, who has been a Northampton Police officer since 1998, has been promoted to captain and Alan Borowski, also appointed a Northampton officer in … 0

Autumn Rankin of West Springfield denies charges of smuggling heroin into jail for inmate boyfriend

Monday, April 14, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — A West Springfield woman faces drug and conspiracy charges after allegedly smuggling heroin to her boyfriend in jail. Autumn Rankin, 35, pleaded not guilty Friday in Northampton District Court to charges of possession of a Class A drug (heroin), delivering drugs to a prisoner and conspiracy … 0

Easthampton motorcyclist hospitalized after crashing while trying to avoid animal in road

Monday, April 14, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — An Easthampton man was taken to the hospital for minor injuries when he crashed his motorcycle after swerving to avoid an animal in the road Sunday night, police said. According to police, Richard Lee, 30, of 66 Maple St. Apt. C, was traveling south on South … 0

Three dead after Kansas City shooting

Sunday, April 13, 2014

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — A gunman opened fire outside of a Jewish community center on Sunday, killing a doctor and his teenage grandson before heading to a Jewish retirement community a few blocks away and killing someone else, … 0

Utah woman arrested after 7 dead babies found

Sunday, April 13, 2014

PLEASANT GROVE, Utah — A Utah woman accused of killing seven babies she gave birth to over 10 years was arrested Sunday after police discovered the tiny bodies stuffed in separate cardboard boxes in the garage of her … 0

Window opens on secret camp inside Gitmo

Sunday, April 13, 2014

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba — Attorney James Connell has visited his client inside the secret Guantanamo prison complex known as Camp 7 only once, taken in a van with covered windows on a circuitous trek to disguise … 0