Baker: Program To Fight Youth, Gang Violence Gets Funding IncreaseA program aimed at fighting gang and youth violence has received a $1.25 million funding increase.
Police Air Wing Finds Missing Boy ScoutsA police helicopter located two Boy Scouts who became separated from their group.
Pittsfield Man With Implanted Horns Convicted Of MurderA man who has bumps resembling horns implanted in his forehead was found guilty of murder and other charges Friday for his role in the kidnapping and slaying of three Massachusetts men in 2011.
Hells Angels Member's Triple Homicide Trial Set To BeginThe trial of a Hells Angels motorcycle club member charged with the killings of three Pittsfield men is getting started.
Pittsfield Woman Killed In Rollover Crash In RichmondA Pittsfield woman was killed early Sunday morning in a single-vehicle crash on Canaan Road, the Massachusetts State Police reported.
Severe Winds Knock Out Power For Thousands In Mass.Winds toppled trees and knocked out power for thousands around Massachusetts, with the central and western parts of the state hardest hit.
Somerville High Athlete Accused Of Rape Held Behind BarsThree suburban Boston high school soccer players used a broomstick to rape one freshman and try to rape two others last week at a sports team-building retreat in the Berkshires, a prosecutor said Tuesday, and one suspect was held pending a hearing to determine whether he is a danger to the public.
Mosquitoes Test Positive For West Nile Virus In 19 Mass. CommunitiesA number of mosquitoes around the state are testing positive for West Nile Virus, health officials said.
UMass: 18-Year-Old Raped In Dorm Room, Four Arrested In ConnectionUniversity of Massachusetts officials say four Pittsfield teenagers have been arrested in connection with the alleged rape of a female student on the Amherst campus.
Local Eagle Scout Returns Medal In Protest Of Anti-Gay PolicyEarlier this month, the Boy Scouts of America reaffirmed its ban against homosexual scouts and leaders.
Bay State Bike Week PreviewThe second annual Bay State Bike Week kicks off May 14 with nearly 200 participation options throughout Massachusetts. Second only to running marathons, Massachusetts residents love riding their bicycles. In spite of imperfect weather during half the year, a certain number of the state's cyclists continue to pedal on and commute to work every day to stay fit and encourage greener transportation. Coordinated by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation and Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition, Bay State Bike Week ropes in the entire cycling community with fun rides, business sponsorships and myriad educational opportunities for budding cyclists and environmentalists alike.
Guide To Bousquet Mountain Ski AreaBousquet Mountain is in Pittsfield, about two hours west of Boston. It was voted “Best Downhill Skiing in the Berkshires” in the 2010 Berkshire Eagle Readers’ poll.