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Report: Officer involved in fatal shooting followed policies

Apr. 28, 2022 10:29 AM EDT

PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — An internal investigation has found that a Massachusetts police officer who shot and killed a man armed with a knife last month followed proper procedures before resorting to deadly force. The report by the Pittsfield Police Department released Wednesday...

Amtrak starts New York-Berkshires seasonal train service

Apr. 26, 2022 10:42 AM EDT

PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — The Berkshires of western Massachusetts, one of the state's most popular touríst destinations, will be easier to reach for the next two summers with the launch of seasonal Amtrak service from New York City. The Berkshire Flyer service will start July 8 and...

Man with knife fatally shot by police in Massachusetts city

Mar. 26, 2022 09:53 AM EDT

PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Police in a western Massachusetts city fatally shot a man on Friday after they say he approached them with a knife. The 22-year-old man was shot after attempts to subdue him failed, police said. The Berkshire Eagle reported an investigation into the...

EPA says cleanup of toxin-fouled Housatonic River can begin

Mar. 03, 2022 21:37 PM EST

PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — General Electric got the green light this week from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to start removing contaminated soil from the Housatonic River, two years after the landmark cleanup plan was finalized. A GE plant in Pittsfield contaminated the...

Arrest made in death of man found in Pittsfield state forest

Feb. 23, 2022 08:56 AM EST

PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Police have made an arrest in the fatal shooting of a man whose body was found in Pittsfield State Forest in December. Jamel Nicholson, 33, was held without bail at his arraignment Tuesday on charges of murder, kidnapping, and use of a firearm during the...