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Live band in Amherst warned of town’s noise bylaw — and other area police news

Monday, August 31, 2015

Amherst ∎ Police twice responded to 15 Sunrise Ave. for a reported live band playing in the basement. At 11:28 p.m. Saturday, police warned the band members to stop the music and advised the tenants to send their 40 to 50 guests home for the night. At 12:57 a.m. Sunday, loud music was heard coming from the home, where the band had resumed playing, and 30 guests were still on …

Amherst police arrest 5 drivers for impaired operation

Monday, August 31, 2015

AMHERST — Five allegedly impaired drivers — including four accused of operating under the influence of alcohol — were arrested over the weekend by Amherst Police. Though the department is participating in the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement action, Detective Michael Forcum said Monday that the arrests didn’t appear to be the result of extra officers on patrol. Three of the …

Nations press for EU action on migrants

Monday, August 31, 2015

BERLIN — Germany, France and Britain pressed Sunday for better processing of migrants arriving in southern Europe and for a European Union-wide list of countries considered safe, and a special meeting of EU interior and justice ministers was called for Sept. 14. Interior ministers Thomas de Maiziere of Germany, Bernard Cazeneuve of France …

Man arrested for allegedly driving drunk on Mt. Sugarloaf

Monday, August 24, 2015

DEERFIELD — A Montague man faces criminal charges after police say he drunkenly drove his vehicle up Mount Sugarloaf in South Deerfield. According to Sgt. Michael Krusiewski, the department received reports of a vehicle driving erratically up the mountain around 7:50 p.m. Saturday, from someone walking up the …

Roxanne Tubolino of Belchertown sentenced to serve 3 years and 3 months in federal prison, pay restitution for embezzling $1.5 million from Northampton Internal Medicine Associates

Monday, August 24, 2015

SPRINGFIELD — At Monday’s sentencing of Roxanne Tubolino, who admitted in January to embezzling more than $1.5 million from a Northampton medical practice, staff members still in their scrubs shook their heads as defense attorney Andrew G. Levchuk …

Man describes tackling La. police shooting suspect

Monday, August 24, 2015

LAKE CHARLES, La. — It was a scene that probably would have made most people run the other way: a bloodied state police trooper lying on the asphalt by the side of a Louisiana country road, the lights …

Police probe bear cub death

Monday, August 24, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — A deceased black bear cub was located on Reservoir Road Monday night, possibly struck by a passing vehicle, according to police. Officer Steven Digiammo said police were contacted at around 8:30 p.m. about the bear and an officer responded to assist in moving it to the …

Family of woman who died of complications from pregnancy in 2013 sues Cooley Dickinson Hospital for missing signs of pre-eclampsia, misleading family

Monday, August 24, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — The family of a 32-year-old Hadley woman who died from complications during pregnancy while being treated at Cooley Dickinson Hospital in 2013 is suing the hospital for negligence. The suit also alleges that hospital staff misled …

With a jury selected, opening statements in third UMass rape trial to begin Tuesday

Monday, August 24, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — Opening statements will begin at 9 a.m. Tuesday in the third of four expected trials connected with an alleged rape of a University of Massachusetts Amherst student in 2012. Hampshire Superior Court Judge Richard J. Carey and attorneys selected the jury Monday that will decide the …

Area police news

Monday, August 24, 2015

Amherst ∎ Scott M. Glick, 27, of Nashua, New Hampshire, was arrested at 9:28 p.m. Sunday on East Pleasant Street on charges of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license and making a right turn on red where prohibited, police said. ∎ Police took a report at …

Amherst Police investigating two more break-ins to downtown businesses as summer crime spree continues

Monday, August 24, 2015

AMHERST — A spate of break-ins to businesses throughout downtown Amherst this summer is continuing, with two more reported late last week that are being investigated by police. The latest incidents occurred at M&M Links Jewelry and Accessories, 236 North Pleasant St., where management reported at 10:45 a.m. …

Seth Isman looking at months of recovery after Cummington accident, wife says

Monday, August 24, 2015

SPRINGFIELD — Erika Hollister of Hadley said her husband’s breathing tube prevented him from speaking when he woke up in the Intensive Care Unit at Baystate Medical Center after his Aug. 5 car accident on Route 9. He …

Casey Anthony prosecutor caught up in cheating dragnet

Monday, August 24, 2015

ORLANDO, Fla. (Ap) — The prosecutor who gained national attention as a key player in the unsuccessful murder prosecution of Casey Anthony said Sunday that he committed no crime and never followed through with an affair on the …