29, Mar 2015 - District Court Judge Michael Ripps to serve past retirement age; two court openings posted
PITTSFIELD — A recent surge in district court openings in Western Massachusetts could be addressed soon with the posting of judicial positions in Springfield and in Berkshire County, and the recall of a judge due to reach the mandatory retirement age of 70 in April.
29, Mar 2015 - Berkshire, MA Former MCLA student avoids prison for bomb threat
A former Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts student has been spared jail time after pleading guilty to calling in a bomb threat last year
12, Oct 2014 - Berkshire, MA Man says he's innocent when sentenced for slayings
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — A Massachusetts man who has bumps resembling horns implanted in his forehead has been sentenced to three consecutive life terms for his role in the murders of three Pittsfield men. Caius Veiovis (KYE'-us vee-OH'-vis) maintained his innocence Monday, saying "my hand wasn't in this" during a sentencing hearing. He was convicted Friday in the 2011 slayings of David Glasser ...
12, Oct 2014 - Worcester, MA Mass. moves inmates to expanded Chicopee facility
WORCESTER, Mass. — The state Department of Correction has moved 48 female inmates from Framingham to Chicopee. The inmates from Worcester, Hampshire, Berkshire and Franklin counties held in lieu of bail on criminal charges or serving county jail sentences have been moved to the Western Massachusetts Regional Women's Correctional Center in Chicopee from the Massachusetts Correctional Institution ...
12, Oct 2014 - Springfield, MA Massachusetts man with horn implants convicted of 2011 triple murder
By Daniel Lovering BOSTON (Reuters) - A Massachusetts man with facial tattoos and forehead implants that resemble horns told jurors he would see them "all in hell" after he was convicted of murdering three men in 2011. Caius Veiovis, 34, of Pittsfield, Massachusetts, was found guilty of three counts each of murder, intimidation of a witness and kidnapping, Berkshire District Attorney David ...
12, Oct 2014 - Berkshire, MA Man with implanted horns says he's innocent when sentenced to life for role in triple slaying
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — A Massachusetts man who has bumps resembling horns implanted in his forehead maintained his innocence before a judge sentenced him Monday to three consecutive life terms in the killings of three men who were kidnapped, shot and dismembered in 2011.
10, Oct 2014 - Berkshire, MA State prison guard pulls 3 people from burning car; driver charged in crash
ACUSHNET, Mass. (AP) -- A Massachusetts prison guard who pulled three people from a burning car shortly before it became engulfed says he didn’t have time to think of his own safety.
08, Oct 2014 - Berkshire, MA Pittsfield man facing drug charges
PITTSFIELD — A Pittsfield man who spent time in prison in New York on a second-degree murder conviction now faces drug charges in Massachusetts. The Berkshire Eagle reports that Richard Holliman was ordered held on $100,000 bail after pleading not guilty to drug-related at his arraignment Thursday. He was arrested Wednesday following a raid on his apartment. A woman who lives in the apartment ...
03, Apr 2014 - Pittsfield, MA Effort to close N. Adams hospital ER back in court today
Lawyers for the state attorney generaland#8217;s office and for Northern Berkshire Health and Berkshire Medical Center are heading back to Superior Court this afternoon in response to a request to revise a temporary restraining order and immediately close North Adams Regional Hospital's emergency department, according to a press release from the Massachusetts Nurses Association.