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Jerry Dagrosa, owner of Jerry's Place in South Deerfield, sits on the counter where the car came in through the window early Thursday morning.

Car crashes through window

Friday, October 31, 2014

DEERFIELD — Three people were injured when a car crashed through the side of Jerry’s Place restaurant on North Main Street Thursday morning including the driver who faces a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol.  A woman drove her car into Jerry’s at around 5:55 a.m. this morning, police said. The woman was transported to Baystate Franklin Medical Center, …

Southbridge man suspected of child rape agrees to return to Massachusetts

Thursday, October 30, 2014

FORT EDWARD, N.Y. (AP) — A man suspected of child-rape and a cross-country crime spree will return to Massachusetts to face charges after waiving his right to an extradition hearing in upstate New York. Washington County District Attorney Tony Jordan says 26-year-old Gregory Lewis appeared in court Thursday with a public defender. Lewis is wanted in Massachusetts for a felony charge of sexual …

Kan. plane crash kills 4

Thursday, October 30, 2014

WICHITA, Kan. — A small plane lost power after takeoff and crashed into a flight-training building while trying to return to a Kansas airport Thursday, killing four people, injuring five others and igniting a fire that sent up towering plumes of black smoke that could be seen for miles around Wichita. Three of …

Area police news

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Granby ∎ Juan Lopez Jr., 33, of Springfield, was arrested on West State Street at 7:47 p.m. Thursday on a warrant. ∎ Joanne Provost, 48, of Chicopee, was arrested on New Ludlow Road at 1:35 a.m. Oct. 18 on a charge of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. …

Amherst Police seek public’s help as search continues for 15-year-old Richard Hogans Jr.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

AMHERST — Police are asking for the public’s help in their continuing search for missing 15-year-old Richard Hogans Jr. of Amherst, which extended north to Mount Sugarloaf and south to New Haven, Connecticut, on Tuesday. A student at …

Pittsfield man gets 50 years in child porn case

Monday, October 27, 2014

BOSTON (AP) — A Pittsfield man has been sentenced to 50 years federal prison for recording himself raping three girls under age 13 and making sexually explicit photographs of a 2-year-old. Thirty-four-year-old Jason Gendron was sentenced Monday by U.S. District Judge William Young, who said he has never …

S. Korea seeks death for ferry captain

Monday, October 27, 2014

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korean prosecutors on Monday demanded the death penalty for the captain of a ferry that sank earlier this year, killing more than 300 people, blaming his negligence and failure to rescue passengers in …

Sheriff: School shooter asked victims to lunch

Monday, October 27, 2014

MARYSVILLE, Wash. — A popular student responsible for a shooting at a Washington state high school invited his victims to lunch by text message, then shot them at their table, investigators said Monday. Snohomish County Sheriff Ty Trenary …

Nations ramp up Ebola aid

Monday, October 27, 2014

ACCRA, Ghana — German Capt. Mattias Reichenbach has loaded protective gear, soap and other cargo onto his plane and is ready to take off from the United Nations’ main staging area in Ghana during a crisis that has …

Governors, Army go own way on Ebola quarantines

Monday, October 27, 2014

NEWARK, N.J. — The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday recommended new restrictions for people at highest risk for coming down with the Ebola virus and symptom monitoring for those at lower risk, but some …

Search in Amherst for missing teen who police believe is possibly suicidal

Monday, October 27, 2014

AMHERST — A Massachusetts State Police airwing and a K-9 unit from the Northampton barracks assisted Monday in the search for a teenage boy who police believe is possibly suicidal. State Police Sgt. Tom Ryan said Amherst police …

Amherst police charge six, respond to several large parties during weekend

Monday, October 27, 2014

AMHERST — Six people were charged with criminal offenses between Friday and Sunday in Amherst, and police responded to 219 calls for service, including several large parties. However, no noise or nuisance house tickets were issued. Police Detective Jamie Reardon said there were three arrests, two of which …

Owner of King Street Liquors in Northampton says alleged sale to minors a ‘mistake’

Monday, October 27, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — In a police alcohol sting Saturday night, four underage youths purchased liquor from King Street Liquors, triggering a hearing before the License Commission. The store at 166 King St. allegedly sold the alcohol to four of six minors between the ages of 16 and 19 without …