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Cross country skier reports puppy attacked by two loose dogs at Cherry Hill Golf Course in Amherst

Monday, March 2, 2015

AMHERST — A cross country skier reported that two loose dogs bit his 4-month-old puppy Saturday afternoon at the Cherry Hill Golf Course. Police took a report at 3:58 p.m. from the skier who said his puppy had been on a leash when the two dogs, neither of which were on a leash, ran toward him at the golf course on Montague Road, said Detective Jamie Reardon. The puppy suffered …

Area court news

Monday, March 2, 2015

Easthampton ∎ Matthew J. Ivory, 44, of 181 Pleasant St., pleaded not guilty Monday in Northampton District Court to charges of assault and battery on a family or household member and intimidation of a witness. According to court documents, Ivory was arrested at a friend’s house Sunday afternoon after a woman reported at 3:18 p.m. that he had taken her cell phone to …

Area police news

Monday, March 2, 2015

Amherst ∎ William A. Brown, 37, who listed his address as the streets of Amherst, was arrested at 10:41 p.m. Sunday at the Craig’s Place homeless shelter, 434 North Pleasant St., on a charge of disorderly conduct after police said he bothered other guests and cursed at a staff member, . ∎ William E. Pelkey, 49, of 43 Center St., Unit 104, Northampton, …

Area police news

Monday, February 23, 2015

Amherst ■ Two people told police they were assaulted in the area of Fearing and McClure streets at 3 a.m. Sunday. Although one of the victims had blood on his shirt, both declined medical attention. The incident remains under investigation. ■ Police are investigating an alleged mugging on …

Robert Crowther of Hatfield, driver in accident that killed Tomas Clark, indicted on charges including felony motor vehicle homicide

Monday, February 23, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — A 26-year-old Hatfield man has been indicted on charges including felony motor vehicle homicide while under the influence of alcohol in connection with a September accident that killed Tomas Q. Clark of Florence. Robert C. Crowther, of 43 Cronin Hill Road, now faces charges in Hampshire …

Sokah Marrero pleads guilty to lying to grand jury about her boyfriend’s attack on another man at Westhampton party

Monday, February 23, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — A 21-year-old Holyoke woman admitted in Hampshire Superior Court on Monday that she was lying when she told a grand jury that she did not see Patrick Bousquet, her boyfriend at the time, smash a bottle over the head of another man at a Westhampton party …

Northampton police warn of check scam

Sunday, February 22, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — Police are reminding residents not to cash or deposit into their bank accounts unsolicited checks after a Northampton man was recently the victim of what is being described as a scam. Friday at 9 a.m., an Earle Street resident reported he was offered the opportunity to …

Capital defender has saved notorious clients

Sunday, February 22, 2015

BOSTON — With her arm around the young man’s back, she gives him a gentle pat and leans in to whisper something to him. Judy Clarke could be his mother, with this simple, comforting gesture, but she is …

Feds project problems when fuel trains derail

Sunday, February 22, 2015

BILLINGS, Mont. — The federal government predicts that trains hauling crude oil or ethanol will derail an average of 10 times a year over the next two decades, causing more than $4 billion in damage and possibly killing …

Ferry sinks after crash in Bangladesh, killing dozens

Sunday, February 22, 2015

DHAKA, Bangladesh — A river ferry carrying up to 140 passengers capsized in central Bangladesh on Sunday after being hit by a cargo vessel, killing at least 48 people, officials said. A rescue operation was underway, but it …

Globe-circling cyclist killed in Thailand

Sunday, February 22, 2015

BANGKOK (AP) — A Chilean cyclist’s quest to bike around the world in five years has ended with his death in a road accident in northeast Thailand, police said Sunday. Juan Francisco Guillermo, 47, was hit by a pickup truck and immediately killed Saturday on a highway in …

Young man requires surgery after fight at Hadley party house

Sunday, February 22, 2015

HADLEY — An unidentified college-age man was brought to the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in Worcester early Sunday morning after suffering injuries in a fight at a Rocky Hill Road home where a large overnight party took place, according to Officer Douglas Costa. Police found the injured …

Northampton Police

Sunday, February 22, 2015

■ Tyrell E. Rankin, 27, who provided an address as the streets of Northampton, was arrested Sunday at 9:06 a.m. on Main Street on two warrants, police said. ■ Residents on Rocky Hill Road in Florence reported Sunday at 8:29 a.m. that vandals smashed out a rear window …