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Celebrate Juneteenth with ‘Black Barbie’

The Netflix documentary directed by Lagueria Davis drops today.

Four arrested for Berkshire Bank robbery

A large amount of cash was secured from the vehicles and occupants. Investigators are looking into the possibility that other banks may have also been victim of this group.

State Police investigating death at the Berkshire County House of Correction

The early evidence suggests that the death is a result of self-harm and investigators do not currently suspect any foul play. 

Thousands join #BlackLivesMatter demonstration in Great Barrington

Longtime police Chief Bill Walsh told the board his department was an early adopter of the principles enunciated in President Obama's Task Force on 21st Century Policing.

Berkshire DA releases documents revealing possible motive in grisly murder-suicide

The redacted documents, including multiple witness statements and documentary evidence, provide never-before-seen details of the marriage of Luke Karpinski and Justine Wilbur.

News Brief: Pittsfield man pleads guilty in murder case

Judge John Agostini sentenced him to 12 to 15 years at the Massachusetts Correctional Institution at Cedar Junction.

Police investigating apparent accidental death in Adams

After securing the scene, investigators found the body of one adult with a fatal crossbow injury inside the apartment, along with an unharmed child in a nearby room.

Fugitive on the run in Sheffield

The subject is wanted by Connecticut State police and Torrington, Conn. police for multiple breaking and enterings.

News Brief: North Adams man pleads guilty to murdering his wife, Christa Leigh Steele-Knudslien

“I send my heartfelt condolences to those who loved Christa dearly and the entire transgender community who looked up to her as a leader." -Berkshire District Attorney Andrea Harrington

News Brief: Hinsdale man pleads guilty to murdering Kassedi Clark

Michael Boulais, 34, pled guilty to first-degree murder, reckless endangerment of a child and improper storage of a firearm.

News Brief: GB police awarded grant to reduce impaired driving

The Great Barrington police will join other departments across the state as well as the Massachusetts State Police in the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement mobilization.

News Brief: DA secures conviction of man for attempted rapes

District Attorney Andrea Harrington praised the state police detective unit assigned to the Berkshire District Attorney’s Office and Great Barrington police for their investigations.

Report: Racist graffiti and attack on Simon’s Rock student likely ‘staged’

According to Simon's Rock administrators, who did not disclose the name of the firm that the college hired, the investigators spent several days on campus, interviewed 29 people, conferred with Great Barrington police, and reviewed documentary evidence.

Two historic buildings destroyed and one home heavily damaged in Mount Washington fire

The two historic structures were owned by the state Department of Conservation and Recreation.

Rumored bomb threat at Monument unfounded, district officials say

In an interview, Superintendent Peter Dillon said he and other school officials could not find any evidence of a bomb threat, which was the most pressing concern.

On hate speech: Building structures for engaging in dialogue

What happens in schools is tied to what happens outside of them. How can we better engage everyone to support a broad cultural shift?

DA’s office: Evidence lacking in ‘alleged assault’ on Simon’s Rock student

The Campus Safety department at Simon's Rock received a call shortly before 2 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 27, with a report that a student of color had been assaulted in a wooded area on campus.
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