19, Sep 2014 - Massachusetts court to hear eyewitness ID cases
BOSTON — Zachary Sevigny was slashed with a box cutter by a stranger outside a convenience store in 2011. Neither Sevigny nor his friend identified Jeremy Gomes as the attacker when shown his picture in a police photo array. But a week later, they saw Gomes inside a Pittsfield gas station and told police he was the culprit. Gomes was found guilty of the attack, but his lawyer is challenging his ...
18, Sep 2014 - Pittsfield, 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 ...
18, Sep 2014 - Hampden, MA Third Hell's Angel trial starts in Massachusetts
The trial of the last of three defendants charged with killing three Pittsfield men in 2011 has started. Jury selection in the murder trial of 34-year-old Caius Veiovis got underway Tuesday.
18, Sep 2014 - Adams, MA Massachusetts man accepts plea deal in kidnapping, attempted murder case
An Adams, Massachusetts man has been sentenced to 5 years in prison after what police call a brutal kidnapping and attempted murder of his estranged wife. The trial of 40-year-old David Faria was scheduled to start on Tuesday in Pittsfield but he agreed to a plea deal.
16, Sep 2014 - Pittsfield, 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.
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.
03, Apr 2014 - Pittsfield, MA Injunction keeps NARH ER open, for now
A Massachusetts superior court judge on Thursday issued a temporary injunction that will keep the emergency room at North Adams Regional Hospital open for at least one more week.
01, Apr 2014 - Pittsfield, MA NW Massachusetts' regional hospital closes
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. (AP) — Financially troubled North Adams Regional Hospital shut down Friday, and Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley said her office would conduct an investigation into the actions that led to "this rapid closure."
01, Apr 2014 - Pittsfield, MA Massachusetts hospital ordered to keep emergency room open
A judge’s temporary order continues essential health services at North Adams Regional Hospital.