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Rape case dropped against former fugitive
04-10-2023 3:45 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

GREENFIELD — The state opted Monday to drop its case against a Level 3 sex offender and former fugitive to spare the named victim the trauma of taking the witness stand in a trial.Jeffrey Cancel-Muniz, 42, formerly of western Massachusetts, has been...


South Hadley man indicted in father’s slaying
03-20-2023 1:34 PM

NORTHAMPTON — A Hampshire County grand jury has indicted a South Hadley man in connection with the slaying of his father, David Weise Sr., 70, in September, according to the Northwestern district attorney’s office.Craig R. Weise, 35, is expected to be...


Woman, 23, charged with murder in Easthampton stabbing death
03-14-2023 5:19 PM

EASTHAMPTON — A suspect has been arrested in connection with a stabbing that left a 23-year-old man dead in Easthampton early Tuesday morning, according to the Northwestern district attorney’s office.Easthampton police were called to a home on Culdaff...


Southampton man arraigned on more sexual assault charges
02-28-2023 11:50 AM

By DOMENIC POLI

GREENFIELD — A Southampton man facing sexual assault charges pleaded not guilty in Franklin County Superior Court on Monday and was released on the same conditions imposed by the Hampshire County Superior Court judge who handled his arraignment on...


Woman facing charges for allegedly driving her vehicle into another car in the driveway of Hadley home
02-13-2023 1:30 PM

Staff Report

HADLEY — A Millers Falls woman is facing two counts of armed assault to murder for allegedly slamming her vehicle into another car with a woman and child inside in the driveway of a Hadley home on Feb. 2.Christine DiPietro, 43, also is charged with...


Northampton teen gets 2-year sentence for double stabbing
01-31-2023 9:16 PM

By ALEXANDER MACDOUGALL

NORTHAMPTON — A city teen pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges relating to a double stabbing outside Meadowbrook Apartments in August.Jesus Baez, 18, was sentenced to two years in the Hampshire County Jail with nine months to be served and the remainder...


One dead in Holyoke Mall shooting
01-29-2023 11:17 AM

By DAN CROWLEY

HOLYOKE — An innocent bystander was shot and killed during an incident involving two other parties at the Holyoke Mall Saturday night, according to Holyoke Police.Police were called to the mall at 6:59 p.m. for a report of shots fired and found a male...


Details emerge in shooting of Hadley farmer
01-12-2023 7:52 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

HADLEY — The Connecticut man accused of shooting a Hadley farmer on Mill Valley Road on the afternoon of Dec. 31 allegedly is in a relationship with the farmer’s ex-girlfriend, and was previously involved in a confrontation with the farmer at the same...


Hadley man recovering after shooting; suspect arrested in Connecticut
01-03-2023 8:35 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

HADLEY — A Hadley man is recuperating at home and his alleged assailant is in custody in Connecticut following a shooting on Mill Valley Road on the afternoon of New Year’s Eve.The incident occurred shortly before 4 p.m. in the area of 102 Mill Valley...


Northampton man gets 5 years in fatal 2021 hit-and-run in Shelburne
11-29-2022 8:18 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

GREENFIELD — A Northampton man was sentenced to five years in prison on Tuesday after pleading guilty to three charges related to the 2021 hit-and-run death of Shelburne Falls resident Rhonda Thompson.Peter Toomey, 53, appeared in Franklin County...


Athol man gets 6-12 years for 2019 Leverett crash that killed Amherst man
10-26-2022 9:14 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

GREENFIELD — An Athol man was sentenced to six to 12 years behind bars Wednesday after changing his plea to charges stemming from a fatal crash he caused while driving 102 mph on Route 63 in Leverett three years ago.Gary Gregoire, 44, appeared in...


Physical therapist from South Hadley gets probation on groping charges; dozens of supporters pack courtroom
09-28-2022 1:18 PM

By BRIAN STEELE

NORTHAMPTON — Former patients and colleagues of physical therapist Edward Kostek packed the courtroom on Tuesday morning to show solidarity during his sentencing on three counts of indecent assault on a patient, charges that Kostek’s supporters said...


Hadley police arrest Connecticut man on drug, firearms charges
08-15-2022 1:56 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

HADLEY — A Connecticut man allegedly in possession of illegal drugs and a loaded handgun, along with additional rounds of ammunition, was arrested on a series of charges following a traffic stop on Route 9 early Friday morning, according to Hadley...


NJ man arrested for allegedly conning woman into buying $330K in gold bars at Hadley jeweler
08-13-2022 6:29 PM

By BERA DUNAU

HADLEY — A joint investigation by the FBI and Hadley police this week led to the arrest of a New Jersey man who allegedly convinced an Athol woman to buy $330,000 of gold bars from a local jewelry store in Hadley.Gaurang Contractor, 38, pleaded not...


Former Marine from Buckland apologizes for lying about military service
08-08-2022 7:50 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

BUCKLAND — A former U.S. Marine is apologizing to his fellow veterans and the community at large after it was discovered he has embellished his military service and received medals and money he had not earned.Investigations by the Upper Pioneer Valley...


Two people arrested in late-night scuffle with Northampton police at river park
07-29-2022 6:13 PM

By BRIAN STEELE

NORTHAMPTON — Police are increasing patrols at the Connecticut River Greenway Riverfront Park off Damon Road in response to complaints of late-night noise, unsafe fires, drinking and litter.About seven hours after the Police Department announced the...


Belchertown man charged with murder in 2021 Springfield shooting
07-26-2022 6:05 PM

By BERA DUNAU

BELCHERTOWN — A Belchertown man was arrested on a murder charge Monday in relation to the 2021 shooting death of Charleen Figueroa in Springfield. According to a release from the Springfield Police Department, Victor Oquendo, 25, was arrested in...


Cara Rintala will face fourth murder trial in Northampton next year
07-15-2022 6:45 PM

By BRIAN STEELE

NORTHAMPTON — Next fall, Cara Rintala will go on trial for the fourth time for the alleged murder of her wife, Annamarie Cochrane Rintala, in their Granby home in 2011.On Friday morning, Hampshire Superior Court Judge Richard Carey said the trial will...


Two deny pot-selling charges in alleged illegal grow case in Southampton
04-06-2022 5:58 PM

By BRIAN STEELE

NORTHAMPTON — Two people charged in connection with an illegal marijuana grow in Southampton pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Northampton District Court while a third suspect is scheduled for arraignment next Monday.Trinity Washburn, 40, and Brandon...


Four men arrested in Easthampton cocaine bust
03-04-2022 4:40 PM

By EMILY THURLOW

EASTHAMPTON — Four men have been arrested in connection with an alleged Easthampton cocaine distribution ring.After receiving a number of complaints of suspected “narcotics activity” at 11 Chapman Ave., Easthampton Police detectives launched a formal...

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