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Search suspended on Everest for last 3 avalanche victims

Sunday, April 20, 2014

MUMBAI, India — Bill Burke, a 72-year-old mountaineer from Costa Mesa, Calif., was making his latest attempt to scale Mount Everest’s northern face when the news came of the deadliest avalanche ever on the world’s highest peak. As many as 16 Nepalese mountain guides, all ethnic Sherpas, were killed Friday on the south side of the mountain, but Everest’s fraternity of climbers and their guides is small. The father of … 0

Confusion beset ferry evacuation

Sunday, April 20, 2014

JINDO, South Korea — The South Korean ferry that sank was crippled by confusion and indecision well after it began listing, a radio transcript released Sunday showed, suggesting the chaotic situation may have added to a death toll that could eventually exceed 300. About 30 minutes after the Sewol began tilting, a crew … 0

Firefighters extinguish 26-acre Mount Tom brush fire

Sunday, April 20, 2014

HOLYOKE — Firefighters from seven departments had their work cut out for them Sunday as they battled a remote 26-acre brush fire at the top of the former Mount Tom Ski Area. The fire was reported at about 9:55 a.m. and firefighters were on scene until 3 p.m., said Holyoke Deputy Fire Chief Thomas Shea. No injuries were reported. Smoke curling around the … 0

Foot chase in Springfield leads to apprehension of suspect in December armed robbery at Cumberland Farms in Florence

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Springfield police early Tuesday arrested a man who is wanted in connection with a December armed robbery of a Florence convenience store. Shamaad Jones, 19, of Springfield, was arrested about 1 a.m. on Quincy Street on … 0

Man who allegedly got in unattended Easthampton Police cruiser finds himself under arrest and handcuffed

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

EASTHAMPTON — An Easthampton man denied charges in Northampton District Court Monday that he got inside a parked, running police cruiser Sunday night. Jason P. Townsend, 40, of 14 Water St., pleaded not guilty to charges of breaking … 0

Donald Edwards of Northampton held without bail, accused of burning woman with a cigarette, beating her with a clothes hanger

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — A city man with a history of assault charges and violating restraining orders is being held without bail after denying he burned a woman with a cigarette and beat her with a clothes hanger. Donald A. … 0

Wind blows branch onto wire, knocking out power to 26 homes in Florence

Monday, April 14, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — More than two dozen residents who live on Forest Glen Drive in the Florence section of the city lost power Monday evening when a gust of wind caused a branch to fall onto a wire near the intersection with Summerfield Street. Chris Milligan, spokeswoman for National … 0

Police: Utah mom admitted killing 6 babies

Monday, April 14, 2014

PLEASANT GROVE, Utah — Megan Huntsman was clear about what she did with six of her newborn babies. Huntsman, 39, told police she either strangled or suffocated them immediately after they were born. She wrapped their bodies in … 0

Kan. shooting suspect is Klansman

Monday, April 14, 2014

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Never one to keep his hatred to himself, Frazier Glenn Cross for decades sought out any soapbox to espouse his white-supremacist beliefs, twice running for federal office with campaigns steeped in anti-Semitism. Yet … 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