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Ware man sentenced 2.5 years in jail after admitting to sexual assault of 5-year-old girl

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

NORTHAMPTON — A Ware man pleaded guilty in Hampshire Superior Court on Tuesday to sexually assaulting a 5-year-old child. Wayne S. Allen, 60, admitted in court that he assaulted the child and attempted to keep her from reporting the incident to anyone, according to court documents. In a plea agreement, Allen pleaded guilty to indecent assault and battery on a child and intimidation of a witness. Judge Mary-Lou Rup sentenced …

Massachusetts releases PARCC exam data by school district

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — As the state determines what to do about standardized testing, data released Tuesday offers a look at how individual school districts performed on the spring 2015 PARCC exam. Overall, students in grades 3 through 8 who took the PARCC math and English exams last spring were less likely in most grades and subjects to score in the “meeting expectations” range than …

Body found in Ware park; no foul play suspected

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

WARE — Police are investigating the death of an unidentified man whose body was found at Grenville Park early Wednesday morning. A spokeswoman for the Northwestern district attorney’s office said no foul play is suspected. The body was found about 5:30 a.m. in the park, which is bordered by Church Street and the Ware River Reservoir. Ware police and the Northwestern district attorney’s …

Northwestern district attorney’s office rules Ware police not at fault in crash that killed Barre man

Thursday, June 18, 2015

WARE — The Northwestern district attorney’s office Thursday ruled that an officer did not violate the Police Department’s written policy on vehicle pursuits in a September 2014 incident that ended with a crash that killed a Barre man. Dean Latulippe, 26, of Barre, was killed in the crash …

Richard R. O’Riley of Ware identified as victim of truck accident at I-91 work zone

Thursday, June 11, 2015

The man killed in an accident at a work site on Interstate 91 at Exit 15 in Holyoke has been identified as Richard R. O’Riley, 51, of Ware. State Police are continuing to investigate the crash that killed O’Riley when he was hit by a dump truck about …

Matthew Brace of Ware sentenced to 2½ years for holding glass shard to girlfriend’s throat

Friday, May 15, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — A Ware man was sentenced Friday to 2½ years in the Hampshire County House of Correction after he admitted that he held a shard of glass to his girlfriend’s throat while saying, “How would you like it if I killed you?” in September, and then asked …

New York man shot by Ware police officer pleads guilty to assault and battery on public employee

Friday, May 8, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — The New York man who received life-threatening wounds when he was shot by a Ware police officer in September will get out of jail in a few days after admitting in court Friday that he drove his car at the officer during a traffic stop. As …

Bail reduced for NY man shot in Ware while allegedly trying to run down officer

Friday, December 19, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — A Hampshire Superior Court judge Thursday reduced bail for the New York man who was shot by a Ware police officer he was allegedly trying to run down with his car. Judge Mary-Lou Rup set bail for Sajid Dacres, who uses an alias of Quinton Avant, …

Man shot while allegedly trying to run down Ware officer arraigned in Hampshire Superior Court

Monday, December 8, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — The case of a New York man who was shot by a Ware police officer he was allegedly trying to run down with his car was moved Monday to Hampshire Superior Court. Judge Mary-Lou Rup ordered Sajid Dacres, who uses an alias of Quinton Avant, held …

Devon McNabb of Northampton placed on probation after pleading guilty to possession of heroin, unlicensed firearm

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — A 34-year-old Northampton man told Hampshire Superior Court Judge Bertha D. Josephson Tuesday that he was grateful for a “second chance” as he was sentenced to two years probation after pleading guilty to three charges. Devon …

Judge denies request to reduce bail for Sajid Dacres, charged with attempted murder of Ware police officer

Friday, October 17, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — The New York man charged with trying to run down a Ware police officer — who then shot him twice — shook his head Friday as a Hampshire Superior Court Judge denied his attorney’s request that he be released or that his bail be lowered. Sajid …

Ware officer: ‘That guy wanted to kill me.’ Shooting victim: ‘We reached for the glove box where we had a gun’

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Ware Police Officer Aaron DeSantis told investigators he believed his life was in danger when he fired two rounds from his service weapon and struck the driver of a car who stared him down and tried …

Sajid Dacres of New York arrested in hospital after he was shot during traffic stop in Ware

Friday, September 26, 2014

A New York man who was shot during a traffic stop Tuesday in Ware was arraigned in his hospital bed Friday for allegedly driving his car at a police officer, who then fired his weapon at the car. Sajid Dacres, 30, pleaded not guilty to charges of armed …