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Motorcyclist John Chambers of Easthampton injured in Northampton accident

Friday, August 29, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — An Easthampton man was treated and released from Cooley Dickinson Hospital Friday afternoon after a collision between his motorcycle and a car at the intersection of Mount Tom Road and Atwood Drive. John Chambers, 61, of Easthampton, was driving his motorcycle south on Mount Tom Road when Marilyn Martinelli, 82, of Agawam, attempted to turn left onto Atwood Drive and struck Chambers, said Police Sgt. Josef Barszcz. Chambers … 0

US judge halts key part of Texas abortion law

Friday, August 29, 2014

AUSTIN, Texas — A federal judge Friday threw out new Texas abortion restrictions that would have effectively closed more than a dozen clinics in the state. U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel sided with clinics that sued over one of the most disputed measures of a sweeping anti-abortion bill signed by Republican Gov. Rick … 0

James Ainsworth allegedly high on heroin when his SUV crashed, killing two in Easthampton

Friday, August 29, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — A driver who police say was “nodding off” and high on heroin when his SUV crashed — killing two people on a motorcycle Thursday — was ordered held on $100,000 bail at his arraignment Friday. James Walter Ainsworth, 45, pleaded not guilty before Northampton District Court Judge W. Michael Goggins to … 1

Bicyclist Gabor Lukacs hurt in Amherst accident

Monday, August 25, 2014

AMHERST — A bicyclist was injured after being struck by a vehicle at the intersection of South Pleasant and Snell streets Friday morning, police said. Jamison Medrek, 21, of Pepperell, was issued a citation for failure to use … 0

Heberlein violin and other items valued at $8,500 stolen from Belchertown Road home in Amherst

Monday, August 25, 2014

AMHERST — Police are investigating two breaks, including the theft of a violin and other items valued at $8,500 from a home on Belchertown Road which was reported at 11:18 p.m. Sunday. There were no signs of forced entry, said Detective Gregory Wise. The items taken included a … 0

Area police news

Monday, August 25, 2014

Amherst ∎ Dmitri A. Ray, 24, of East Longmeadow, was arrested at 1:04 a.m. Sunday on College Street on charges of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, operating an unregistered motor vehicle and operating a motor vehicle with a lights violation. ∎ Molly Brownhill, 21, of … 0

KKK recruitment drive raises hackles on Long Island

Sunday, August 24, 2014

MELVILLE, N.Y. — Residents of the Long Island hamlet of Hampton Bays have found Ku Klux Klan recruitment pamphlets tucked next to their mailboxes and in their driveways over the past month, Southampton police and town officials said Saturday. Police have received four complaints from residents who have … 0

Dad of Missouri teen shot by cop wants peace

Sunday, August 24, 2014

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The father of a black 18-year-old shot to death by a white police officer in Ferguson pleaded Sunday for a “day of silence” as he lays his son to rest Monday. “Tomorrow all I … 0

Area police news

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Hadley police issue warning about suspicious white van HADLEY — Hadley Police on Saturday responded to a report of a suspicious white van on Woodlawn Road with a man inside who was believed to be watching young children in the area. Police said it was reported that the … 0

Lexington man faces attempted murder charge after alleged attack on foster brother, ex-girlfriend in Old Deerfield

Friday, August 22, 2014

A Lexington man remained in jail Friday evening awaiting trial on charges of assaulting his former girlfriend and his foster brother, despite having his bail set far lower than prosecutors requested. David Whaland, 32, , has been charged with attempted murder, five counts of assault and battery with … 0

Florida father, girlfriend charged in death of boy mauled by dogs

Friday, August 22, 2014

MIAMI — Four-year-old Javon Dade Jr., was mauled to death by a pack of bull terriers and a pit bull last week while his father and his girlfriend were sleeping off a night of smoking weed laced with cocaine, police said. Javon Dade Sr. stayed up past 5 … 0

Technology, fast-food bag help lead police to Belchertown suspect in Franklin County house breaks

Friday, August 22, 2014

DEERFIELD — A fast-food bag, a change machine and the use of GPS technology helped lead Deerfield Police to a Belchertown man who allegedly broke into a Pine Nook Road home on July 30 and stole expensive items. Tyrone G. Ulmer, 43, has been charged with a felony … 0

Town-owned car involved in Amherst crash on East Pleasant Street

Friday, August 22, 2014

AMHERST — An Amherst town car was involved in an accident on East Pleasant Street Thursday afternoon but was not damaged. No injuries were reported. A car driven by Ramzi Moushabeck, 18, of 105 Blackberry Lane, Amherst, struck the rear end of the town-owned car driven by Adam … 0