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Cops: Mass. man rapes woman with baby nearby 24 hours after released from jail
PITTSFIELD, Mass. -- An Adams man prosecutors say broke into a woman's home and raped her just hours after he was released from jail, then fled to California, has been ordered held on million bail. Jeffrey Vigiard pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Berkshire District Court to several charges including aggravated rape. Prosecutors say the 39-year-old Vigiard had been released from a New York jail after serving time on a larceny charge just hours before he broke into the 20-year-old woman's Pittsfield home March 24 and raped her while her baby was sleeping nearby. He then allegedly fled to California where he was apprehended last month. He returned to Massachusetts on Tuesday. Authorities tell The Berkshire Eagle he was tied to the rape through DNA. He denied any wrongdoing in court. ------Information from: The Berkshire (Mass.) Eagle, www.berkshireeagle.com
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.
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."