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Unsuccessful applicant for medical marijuana license in Franklin County sues state

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

SOUTH DEERFIELD — A locally based nonprofit that wants to sell medical marijuana in Franklin County has sued the state for “arbitrarily and capriciously” rejecting its application. JM Farm’s Patient Group is suing the state Department of Public Health to halt the medical marijuana selection process and to explain why it did not grant the nonprofit a license. JM Farm … 0

Hadley K-9 Nomar helps Amherst police find bag of marijuana tossed by suspect

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

AMHERST — The Hadley Police K-9 unit was called to Amherst to help search for an item thrown toward a wooded area by a person who Amherst police arrested on Kellogg Avenue. The request for Hadley’s search dog, Nomar, was received about 8:30 p.m. and within about a half hour the dog tracked … 0

1 dead, another injured in Holyoke shootings

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

HOLYOKE (AP) — Two people have been shot in Holyoke, one fatally, and police are trying to determine whether the shootings were connected. Officers first responded to an area outside a cafe on South Bridge Street at about 1 a.m. Tuesday where they found a victim who had been shot several times. He was taken to Baystate Medical Center in Springfield. Just minutes … 0

Two men who allegedly stole copper wire and pipes arrested in Hadley

Monday, August 18, 2014

HADLEY — Two men attempting to break into a vacant house on Route 9 allegedly had stolen copper in their possession and were arrested Friday, police said. Peter A. Vogel, 24, of Springfield, and Mark A. Morin, 21, of Chicopee, were arrested at 11:22 a.m. on charges of … 0

Springfield man to be summoned on charges related to credit-card fraud, other area police news

Monday, August 18, 2014

Amherst ∎ A 28-year-old Springfield man will be summoned to court on charges of receiving a lost credit card, committing credit-card fraud over $250 and committing credit-card fraud under $250, police said. The charges against the man resulted from a 2013 incident and subsequent investigation that detectives completed … 0

Woman climbs into giraffe pen, is cited

Sunday, August 17, 2014

MADISON, Wis. — Police say a California woman was cited after climbing into the giraffe exhibit at a Madison zoo and getting kicked in the face. A police report says 24-year-old Amanda Hall, of San Luis Obispo, California, climbed over one fence and almost got over the second … 0

Orthodox Jew sues hospital for cremating amputated leg

Sunday, August 17, 2014

CHICAGO — An Orthodox Jew whose religious traditions suggest that the deceased should be buried whole in preparation for the afterlife is suing Skokie (Ill.) Hospital for cremating his amputated leg instead of preserving the limb to be buried next to him. Moshe Lefkowitz, 43, alleges in court … 0

Official: Amish sisters in NY were abused after abduction

Sunday, August 17, 2014

CANTON, N.Y. — Two young Amish sisters were sexually abused after their abduction from a roadside farm stand in northern New York, a prosecutor said Saturday. St. Lawrence County District Attorney Mary Rain’s disclosure came hours after the … 0

Federal autopsy ordered for teen

Sunday, August 17, 2014

FERGUSON, Mo. — Attorney General Eric Holder on Sunday ordered a federal medical examiner to perform another autopsy on a black Missouri teenager whose fatal shooting by a white police officer has spurred a week of rancorous and … 0

Five suffer minor injuries in Pelham rollover Saturday

Sunday, August 17, 2014

PELHAM — Five people suffered minor injuries after the SUV they were in rolled over on Route 202 Saturday afternoon, police said. The vehicle was traveling southbound around 4 p.m. when the driver, identified as a 65-year-old woman, lost control, swerved into an embankment and struck a rock … 0

Northampton Police

Sunday, August 17, 2014

■ Daniel J. Cooper, 19, of 422 Park Hill Road, Florence, was arrested Sunday at 1:20 a.m. on Westhampton Road on charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, negligent operation of a motor vehicle to endanger, speeding and possession of an open container … 0

Police: Beware phone scam concerning computer viruses

Sunday, August 17, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Police are warning residents about a phone scam targeting computer owners after a resident with a tablet computer paid more than $400 to have the device repaired but instead found numerous viruses had been installed on … 0

Area police news

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Granby ∎ Dalton Andross, 22, of Ludlow, was arrested on Amherst Street at 2:05 a.m. Thursday on charges of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license and speeding. … 0