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Updated with VIDEO: Search continues for pilot of F-15C fighter jet from Barnes that crashed in Virginia

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

Not my neighbor: 38 mostly NYC residents indicted on 289 charges for alleged insurance scam that used fake Northampton, Easthampton, Greenfield addresses

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Nine people allegedly involved in a scheme to defraud auto insurance companies of hundreds of thousands of dollars are scheduled to be arraigned Friday afternoon in Franklin Superior Court. According to a statement from the Northwestern … 0

Jose Laboy of Springfield gets three-year prison sentence after guilty plea on 23 charges related to thefts from Amherst vehicles

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — A Springfield man was sentenced to three years in state prison after pleading guilty Wednesday to breaking into about a dozen vehicles in Amherst last summer, stealing their contents and selling the items for money to … 0

Area police news

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Amherst ∎ Police are investigating an incident reported at 3:32 p.m. Tuesday in which an Amherst College student was confronted by a man on Main Street who allegedly made homophobic remarks and demanded that the student remove his T-shirt because of an image he perceived as disrespectful. When … 0

New Salem police charge Tyrone Ulmer Jr. of Belchertown with breaking into two homes

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

NEW SALEM — After a three-week investigation, the New Salem Police Department has filed charges against Tyrone G. Ulmer Jr., 43, of Belchertown for allegedly breaking into two homes. Lt. Marcy Helems and Detective John Bonafini responded to reports of break-ins at homes on North Main Street and … 0

Cape Cod accident jills one, injures three

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

WELLFLEET (AP) — Authorities say one person has died and three people have been injured in a three-vehicle crash in Wellfleet. The crash on Route 6 was reported at about 8:30 a.m. Tuesday. The crash involved a box truck, a pickup truck and a minivan operated by a … 0

Bicyclist taken to hospital after collision at Market and Union streets in Northampton

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — A bicyclist was hospitalized after a collision with a motor vehicle at the corner of Market and Union streets Tuesday afternoon. At 3:27 p.m., Marquie Gardner, 19, of 59 Union St., had stopped on Union Street … 0

Threats of ‘Purge’-like violence spread on social media

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

ORLANDO, Fla. — Authorities are on alert after images began circulating online last week claiming that several cities will experience a night of legal violence just like in the movie “The Purge.” In the horror film, there is a 12-hour period one night a year when all crime … 0

Calif. teens arrested after police uncover deadly school plot

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

SOUTH PASADENA, Calif. — Investigators acting on a tip unraveled a plot to carry out a massacre at a suburban Los Angeles high school, arresting a pair of students who planned to target three school staffers and kill … 0

Tenants displaced by Southpoint fire in Amherst remain out of apartments until at least Wednesday

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

AMHERST — Tenants displaced by Saturday’s fire at Southpoint Townhouses & Apartments were still unable to return to their homes at midweek. Building Commissioner Robert Morra said Tuesday that residents of Building 97 will not be able to … 0

State seeks one trial for all four defendants in alleged 2012 UMass gang rape

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Prosecutors hope to simultaneously try all four defendants accused of raping a University of Massachusetts Amherst freshman in her dorm in October 2012. However, a lawyer for one of the accused said Tuesday he plans to … 0