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North Adams man admits killing wife, gets life sentence
01-23-2020 11:38 PM

By BOB DUNN

PITTSFIELD — A North Adams man was sentenced to up to life in prison Thursday for the brutal 2018 killing of his wife at the couple’s home.Mark Steele-Knudslien, 49, pleaded guilty in Berkshire Superior Court to a charge of second-degree murder in the...


Lawyer: Holyoke murder suspect acted in self-defense
01-17-2020 3:03 PM

By MICHAEL CONNORS

SPRINGFIELD — The lawyer for a city man accused of stabbing another man to death in Holyoke last July is saying his client acted in self-defense after he pleaded not guilty in Hampden Superior Court to the murder on Thursday.Samuel Rosario-Calderon,...


Holyoke teenager charged in federal drug bust
01-17-2020 1:22 PM

By MICHAEL CONNORS

HOLYOKE — After a months-long investigation into a large-scale heroin distribution operation, police and federal authorities raided two addresses and arrested a city teenager on drug and firearm-related charges Wednesday. Luis Garcia-Figueroa, 19, was...


Holyoke police arrest two after sixth shooting in one week
01-15-2020 5:11 PM

By MICHAEL CONNORS

HOLYOKE — After a sixth reported shooting in Holyoke in less than a week, police arrested a city woman on unlawful gun charges and another man who was with her on Tuesday night.Leshmarie Marin-Viera, 20, of Holyoke was arrested on charges of...


Holyoke man arraigned on murder charge
01-14-2020 11:53 PM

By MICHAEL CONNORS

HOLYOKE — The man accused of fatally shooting 21-year-old Jesus Otero Marrero of Holyoke near South Bridge Street last Thursday pleaded not guilty to murder at his arraignment Tuesday morning.Jean Carlos Rivera, 30, of Holyoke was ordered held without...


Holyoke husband jailed on shooting charges
12-12-2019 9:02 AM

By MICHAEL CONNORS

HOLYOKE — A city man was deemed dangerous by a judge Wednesday after authorities say he fired a gun on two separate occasions in one day at a man he believed was having an affair with his wife, allegedly telling police after his arrest that he wanted...


Man pleads guilty to manslaughter for Athol boy's 2013 death
04-19-2019 11:38 AM

By DAVID McLELLAN

GREENFIELD — Isaiah Buckner would be 16 years old today.Nearly six years after the 10-year-old boy from Athol died July 10, 2013, due to severe injuries to his abdomen and internal organs, Christopher Vinsant, 33, pleaded guilty to involuntary...


New solutions for the old problem of illegal massage parlors
02-28-2019 9:35 AM

By PHILIP MARCELO

 BOSTON — They’re nestled amid bustling downtowns and tucked into nondescript strip malls across quiet suburbs. Brothels posing as massage parlors and Asian spas have been part of the American landscape for decades, hidden in plain sight.But the...


Man gets 22 to 25 years for 2016 Rodriguez killing in Amherst
02-28-2019 12:02 AM

By BERA DUNAU

NORTHAMPTON — Family and friends of Jose “Joselito” Rodriguez packed the courtroom as his killer, Soknang Chham, pleaded guilty Wednesday to manslaughter and related charges before being sentenced to 22 to 25 years in prison.The small confines of...


Bail set at $100,000 for Northampton woman in Cruz murder case
01-29-2019 12:00 AM

By BERA DUNAU

NORTHAMPTON — Chelsea Rodriguez, the final defendant to be arraigned in connection with the March 10 killing of Daniel Cruz, had her bail set at $100,000 cash or surety on Monday.Rodriguez, 22, of Northampton, was extradited to Massachusetts from...


National fraternity suspends UMass chapter over hazing indictments
09-24-2018 11:58 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — A University of Massachusetts fraternity suspended under the student code of conduct over hazing allegations and facing four grand jury indictments is being suspended by its parent organization.The Pi Kappa Alpha International Fraternity,...


Juvenile parole hearings draw mixed reviews in Massachusetts
07-31-2017 10:53 AM

By DENISE LAVOIE

BOSTON — After the U.S. Supreme Court and the highest court in Massachusetts found that mandatory sentences of life without the possibility of parole are unconstitutional for juveniles, the state began holding parole hearings for 63 people who had...


Vatican to try 2 ex-hospital officials for diverting funds
07-13-2017 11:50 AM

By Nicole Winfield

By NICOLE WINFIELDVATICAN CITY — Vatican prosecutors have indicted the former president and the ex-treasurer of the Vatican’s children’s hospital for allegedly diverting money from the hospital’s fundraising foundation to pay for an extensive...


Bodies found in search for missing men in Pennsylvania
07-13-2017 11:07 AM

By Justine McDaniel, Laura McCrystal and Joseph A. Slobodzian

PHILADELPHIA — Investigators on Wednesday found human remains buried deep on a sprawling Bucks County property and said they believed the dead included at least one of the four men whose disappearance last week set in motion the biggest search in...


Police: Fatal shooting in Wendell overnight
07-05-2017 9:34 AM

WENDELL – Police this morning are investigating a fatal shooting in town overnight.A 48-year-old woman was fatally shot shortly after midnight, according to the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office, which is heading the investigation.A DA spokesman...


Defense seeks to suppress information in Orange double murder case
06-30-2017 12:29 AM

By DOMENIC POLI

GREENFIELD — A hearing on a motion to suppress information has been scheduled in the case of an Athol couple accused of a double homicide in Orange last year.The hearing is scheduled to start Sept. 25, and the trial is slated for April 2018.Joshua...


Attorney: Easthampton woman not involved in Ringer’s disappearance
06-13-2017 12:06 AM

By BOB DUNN

By BOB DUNNbdunn@berkshireeagle.comPITTSFIELD — “Laura Reilly had nothing to do with the disappearance of Jo Ringer.” That was the contention of Reilly’s attorney, Jesse Adams, in Berkshire Superior Court on Monday.While Reilly, 42, of Easthampton,...


Southampton man arrested in Holyoke break-in, injures homeowner
06-03-2017 1:35 AM

By EMILY CUTTS

HOLYOKE – A Southampton man is being held on $20,000 bail after allegedly assaulting a Holyoke man during a home break-in Thursday morning.Sean Younger, 45, of 5 Cheryl Lane, was charged with breaking and entering in the daytime, armed assault in a...


Jury finds UMass graduate student guilty in overdose death of Eric Sinacori
05-30-2017 7:11 PM

By EMILY CUTTS

NORTHAMPTON — A jury has found a former University of Massachusetts graduate student guilty of manslaughter in the overdose death of a fellow student.Jesse Carrillo, 28, of Derry, New Hampshire, was found guilty Tuesday morning in Hampshire Superior...


Former South Hadley funeral director ordered to pay nearly $500,000 in restitution
05-18-2017 11:26 PM

By EMILY CUTTS

NORTHAMPTON — A former South Hadley funeral director who admitted to embezzling more than $400,000 in prepaid funeral arrangements must pay nearly $500,000 in restitution.William W. Ryder, 55, has been ordered to pay $471,446 in consumer restitution,...

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