27, Sep 2014 - Berkshire, MA Correction: Eyewitness Identification story
BOSTON — In a story Aug. 24 about challenges to the way eyewitness identification testimony is presented to juries, The Associated Press erroneously reported the date that the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court will hear oral arguments in four cases. The cases will be heard on Sept. 2, not Sept. 8. A corrected version of the story is below: Massachusetts court to hear eyewitness ID cases ...
27, Sep 2014 - Man sentenced for Massachusetts carjacking
The Associated Press PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) - A Virginia man authorities say went on a multistate crime spree, partying with college students along the way, and bragging about his exploits on social media, has been sentenced to up to six years in prison in Massachusetts. The Berkshire Eagle reports that Michael Tarpeh was sentenced Wednesday after pleading guilty to charges in connection with a ...
27, Sep 2014 - Berkshire, MA Court: Statements in fatal fire wrongly admitted
BOSTON (AP) -- The highest court in Massachusetts has ruled that prosecutors must reduce a first-degree murder conviction or grant a new trial to a woman who set a fire that killed a mother of four.
26, Sep 2014 - Berkshire, MA Up to 6 years in prison for carjacking, assault at Lee turnpike plaza
By Andrew Amelinckx, Berkshire Eagle Staff PITTSFIELD -- A Virginia man who allegedly went on a cross-country crime spree in 2013 and tweeted about it was sentenced to up to six years in state prison for a carjacking on the Massachusetts Turnpike.
26, Sep 2014 - 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 ...
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.