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Two Arrested After Manhunt
By Andy McKeever,
12:45PM / Wednesday, March 20, 2019
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The two men who led authorities on a manhunt on Tuesday are facing a number of charges.   Police say Arnold Chapman and Shannon Brown were arrested after leading police on a lengthy chase spanning from North Adams to Pittsfield. The incident started when the two allegedly attempted to return some $2,000 worth of stolen merchandise to the North Adams Walmart. They fled in a black pickup truck with Florida plates as North Adams Police were responding to the store.   The suspects fled shortly after 2:15 p.m. as police from North Adams, Adams, and Cheshire chased the vehicle. The drivers then cut over the Connector Road in Lanesborough to

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Berkshire DA: Propane Tanks Used to Set Fire in Sheffield Murder-Suicide
By Andy McKeever,
07:30PM / Monday, March 18, 2019
SHEFFIELD, Mass. — The district attorney's office says there is "overwhelming evidence" suggesting that Luke Karpinski killed his wife and children before setting their Home Road residence on fire.   District Attorney Andrea Harrington said on Monday that Justine Wilbur, 41, was found dead on the first floor with signs of "a traumatic injury" that appears to have occurred prior to the start of the fire. Authorities also say they found an accelerant throughout the home, including two 20-pound propane tanks on the upper floors, used to start the blaze.   "This investigation is complex and ongoing, but we have uncovered

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Pittsfield Police Arrest Two For Violent Crimes
Staff Reports,
05:02PM / Monday, March 18, 2019
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Police arrested two city residents this weekend for separate violent crimes.   On Saturday Anthony Miller, 50, was arrested for allegedly severely beating and sexually assaulting a woman. Tina Marie Provost, 53, was also arrested that evening for allegedly stabbing her boyfriend.   Police say Miller is being charged with rape, kidnapping, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, assault and battery on a household member, and witness intimidation. Miller was held on $100,000 bail. He was arrested at the home in which the alleged victim lives.   Provost was arrested when officers were called to a residence for a reported

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Six-year-old Twins Among Those Who Died In Pittsfield Fire
Staff Reports,
04:07PM / Sunday, March 17, 2019
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Six-year-old twins were among the three killed in a fire early Saturday morning.   The District Attorney's Office says Austin Grezlak, 25, a graduate of Taconic High School, and twins Kasper and Sylas Stone died when their home in Lake Onota Village burned.    Two others escaped the blaze that was started from either a candle or smoking materials in the master bedroom. The twins' mother, Krystal Parody, was injured trying to reach them and is being treated at Massachusetts General Hospital being treated for non-life threatening injuries and an older sister was able to escape.   "The Berkshire District

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Authorities Investigating Lake Onota Village Fire That Killed Three
Staff Reports,
10:15AM / Saturday, March 16, 2019
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Authorities are investigating a fire Saturday morning that left three people dead.    Two people were found outside the structure in Lake Onota Village and taken to Berkshire Medical Center with nonlife-threatening injuries. Three others were inside the structure when firefighters arrived at the scene at about 3:40 a.m. on Saturday.    In a brief press conference at about 10 a.m., Berkshire District Attorney Andrea Harrington said, "there is no indication the fire is suspicious at this time."   The identities of the victims are being withheld until next of kin can be

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