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Northampton Man Stalked, Threatened Northwestern Prosecutor After Attacking His Own Mother: DA Northampton Man Stalked, Threatened Northwestern Prosecutor After Attacking His Own Mother: DA
Northampton Man Stalked, Threatened Northwestern Prosecutor After Attacking His Own Mother: DA A 28-year-old Hampshire County man accused of choking his mother until she passed out is now charged with stalking and threatening to murder the prosecutor of that case, authorities said.  Cody Malone, of Northampton, is charged with stalking, criminal harassment, intimidation of a prosecutor, and threatening to commit murder, the Northwestern District Attorney's Office said. Malone pleaded not guilty to all of the charges.  Malone is accused of threatening the life of Assistant District Attorney Matthew Thomas, who was prosecuting Malone on charges of attempting to…
Officer Hurt After Drunk Driver Slams Into Back Of Northampton Patrol Car: Police Officer Hurt After Drunk Driver Slams Into Back Of Northampton Patrol Car: Police
Officer Hurt After Drunk Driver Slams Into Back Of Northampton Patrol Car: Police A 42-year-old Hampshire County man who crashed into a police officer's SUV on Wednesday night, March 6, was intoxicated when he wrecked, authorities announced.  The Southampton man, whose name was not released, slammed into the back of a Northampton patrol car around 9:30 p.m. along Mount Tom Road near Island Road, police said.  The officer had been called to the area after a tree fell and knocked down power lines. They were sitting in the "fully illuminated" cruiser awaiting backup to direct traffic when the car slammed into the rear of the vehicle, Northampton police said i…
Ring Stolen From Dead Veteran Returned To Family; Springfield Nursing Assistant Charged Ring Stolen From Dead Veteran Returned To Family; Springfield Nursing Assistant Charged
Ring Stolen From Dead Veteran Returned To Family; Springfield Nursing Assistant Charged A wedding ring stolen from a recently deceased veteran in Hampden County has been returned to the man's family after a Massachusetts State Trooper tracked it to a pawn shop. A nursing assistant who'd helped care for the man admitted to taking the ring and selling it, authorities said.  Antonio Bell, 53, of Springfield, is charged with theft from a person over 65, theft from a building, and receiving stolen property, State Police said. Bell had cared for the veteran for three years.  Trooper Jonah Vaclavicek, stationed at the Northampton barracks, spent two weeks investigating…
Sunderland Man, 33, Killed Walking Along Route 116 In Hadley Sunderland Man, 33, Killed Walking Along Route 116 In Hadley
Sunderland Man, 33, Killed Walking Along Route 116 In Hadley A 33-year-old Sunderland man was killed on Saturday morning, Jan. 6, while walking a road in Hampshire County, authorities said.  The man, whose name was not released, was walking on the side of Route 116 in Hadley when he was struck by a 29-year-old Deerfield woman, the Northwestern District Attorney's Office said. No charges have been filed, and the woman's name was not released.  She remained at the scene and called 911.  Bystanders gave the man medical aid until paramedics arrived. They rushed him to Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton, where he later died.&nbs…
Northampton Man Nearly Killed Neighbors After Firing AK-47 Into Their Home: DA Northampton Man Nearly Killed Neighbors After Firing AK-47 Into Their Home: DA
Joshua Martinelli Shot Into Neighbor's Northampton Home: DA A Hampshire County man fired into his neighbor's home with an AK-47 and came so close to hitting one of them that a bullet passed through a man's pants, authorities said.  Joshua Martinelli, 29, of Northampton, faces several charges from the Thursday, Dec. 7, shooting, the Northwestern District Attorney's Office said. He is being held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing on Thursday, Dec. 14. Martinelli lives in a two-family home on Wright Avenue and allegedly fired multiple bullets from the AK-47-style rifle into the adjoining residence. There were four people inside, but none…
20-Year-Old Chinese Restaurant In Northampton Closes Its Doors 20-Year-Old Chinese Restaurant In Northampton Closes Its Doors
20-Year-Old Chinese Restaurant In Northampton Closes Its Doors A 20-year-old family-run Chinese restaurant in Hampshire County announced that it has shuttered its doors.  Related: Springfield Foodies Fight Over Best Chinese Food In City China Wok Express in Northampton, which boasts several glowing reviews on Google and Yelp!, announced that it had closed on Oct. 30 on Facebook.  Dear Friends,We are announcing the closing of China Wok Express. The last day of business will be Monday, October 30th, 2023. We want to thank all of you for supporting us over the past two decades. Some of you may have just found us, while others have been din…
Northampton Dad Who Poisoned Daughter, 7, With Drain Cleaner Will Not Get New Trial: DA Northampton Dad Who Poisoned Daughter, 7, With Drain Cleaner Will Not Get New Trial: DA
Northampton Dad Who Poisoned Daughter, 7, With Drain Cleaner Will Not Get New Trial: DA A Massachusetts appeals court has upheld the 2020 conviction of a Hampshire County father who was found guilty of injecting his 7-year-old daughter with liquid drain cleaner, authorities said. She survived the assassination attempt. Christopher Conley, of Northampton, who is serving a 16 to 18-year prison sentence, filed a petition for a new trial saying that the judge erred in allowing the jury to hear evidence that he'd previously attempted to poison the girl, the Northwestern District Attorney's Office said. He was arrested in April 2015 after his daughter was admitted to Yale New&n…
Woman Stabbed With Needle-Nosed Pliers In Front Of Northampton Police Office: DA Woman Stabbed With Needle-Nosed Pliers In Front Of Northampton Police Office: DA
Woman Stabbed With Needle-Nosed Pliers In Front Of Northampton Police Office: DA Hampshire County police didn't need a 911 call or search dogs to find a woman in need on Thursday, Oct. 19. They just needed to open their ears. Russell Scott Mayo, of Ware, faces several felonies after he allegedly attacked a woman across the street from the Northampton Police Department, the Northampton District Attorney said. A police captain heard the woman's screams just after 2 p.m. when Mayo was accused of stabbing her in the next with a pair of needle nose pliers, the prosecutor said. A passerby jumped on Mayo as he tried to run away and held him down until police arrived, authorit…
Off-duty Northampton Firefighter Saves Woman's Life After She Stopped Breathing Off-duty Northampton Firefighter Saves Woman's Life After She Stopped Breathing
Off-duty Northampton Firefighter Saves Woman's Life After She Stopped Breathing A firefighter is never off-duty. A Hampshire County firefighter proved that last week when he happened upon an unresponsive woman and was able to get her breathing again before paramedics could arrive, authorities said.  Northampton Firefighter Pat Davis is being heralded as a hero after saving the woman on Sept. 26 at Cumberland Farms in Granby.  Granby firefighters were called to the convenience store around 1 p.m. to reports of a woman who'd fallen unconscious and wasn't breathing, the department said on Facebook.  Another call a few moments later said the woman was breat…
These Hampshire County Liberal Arts Colleges Ranked Among Top 20 In US, New Report Says These Hampshire County Liberal Arts Colleges Ranked Among Top 20 In US, New Report Says
These Hampshire County Liberal Arts Colleges Ranked Among Top 20 In US, New Report Says The grades are in, and these colleges are a cut above the rest. Of the top 20 liberal arts colleges in the United States, four can be found in Massachusetts, three in New York, and one in Connecticut, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2023 National Liberal Arts Colleges Rankings. They are: No. 1 - Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts No. 2 - Amherst College in Amherst, Massachusetts No. 4 - Wellesley College in Wellesley, Massachusetts (Tied with Pomona College in Claremont, California and Swarthmore College in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania) No. 8 - United States Military …
Massachusetts Rallies, Raises 300K For Hawaii Fire Victims Massachusetts Rallies, Raises 300K For Hawaii Fire Victims
Massachusetts Rallies, Raises 300K For Hawaii Fire Victims The fires that ripped through the Hawaiin island of Maui were among the deadliest in modern US history, according to NPR, and Massachusetts residents jumped into action to help those whose homes were destroyed.  Over 175,000 GoFundMe donors from across the world have rallied to support the victims of the natural disaster in Maui, and Massachusetts residents have done their part, chipping in over $300,000 to various fundraising campaigns.  A group of people in Billerica raised money for their friend who owned a jewelry stand in Lahaina, Maui. The woman's stand was "a labor of love for over …
$1M Winning Powerball Ticket Sold In Hadley Store $1M Winning Powerball Ticket Sold In Hadley Store
$1M Winning Powerball Ticket Sold In Hadley Store They may not have snagged the $1 billion jackpot, but three Massachusetts tickets still hit it big.  Three Powerball tickets sold in Massachusetts scored $1 million in the Wednesday, July 19 drawing, according to the Massachusetts State Lottery.  Eight other Massachusetts tickets also brought home serious cash, with one winning a $100,000 prize and seven others winning $50,000 prizes.  The three $1 million winning tickets were purchased from the following locations:  In Norfolk County: Shaw’s Supermarket, located at 255 East Central Street in Franklin, in No…
Man, 72, With Severe Memory Impairment Missing From Hadley Man, 72, With Severe Memory Impairment Missing From Hadley
Man, 72, With Severe Memory Impairment Missing From Hadley Police in Western Massachusetts have asked residents to be on the lookout for a 72-year-old man with severe memory impairment who walked away from a hotel on Tuesday, July 18.  Henry "Hank" Appleton was last seen in n Hampshire County at the Courtyard Marriott, 43 Russell St. in Hadley, around 2 a.m., state police said. He attempted to get a cab to Northampton before he left the hotel on foot and could be unaware of where he is.  He was last seen walking at Amherst College on Dickinson Street around 4:30 p.m. Police do not know which way he was headed.  Appleton does not hav…
Rape Case: Ex-Cooley Hospital Physical Therapist Pleads Not Guilty To Patient's Claims Rape Case: Ex-Cooley Hospital Physical Therapist Pleads Not Guilty To Patient's Claims
Rape Case: Ex-Cooley Hospital Physical Therapist Pleads Not Guilty To Patient's Claims A former physical therapist in Western Massachusetts accused of raping a former patient in 2012 pleaded not guilty Monday, July 10, to two charges, authorities announced.  Edward Kostek, 42, of South Hadley in Hampshire County, was convicted of three counts of indecent assault and battery in September after a woman said he'd groped her during three physical therapy sessions at Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton in 2019, the Northwestern District Attorney's Office said. A judge sentenced him to probation.  Two women came forward following his conviction to accuse hi…
Drug Ring Bust Leads To 20 Convictions In Western Mass Drug Ring Bust Leads To 20 Convictions In Western Mass
Drug Ring Bust Leads To 20 Convictions In Western Mass Authorities in Western Massachusetts are celebrating as two men, busted as part of a drug ring in 2021, pled guilty on Thursday, June 8. That makes 20 felony convictions since investigators began dismantling the operation in 2021, officials said.  Jason Nadeau, 42, of Ludlow, pleaded guilty to two felony charges of trafficking cocaine and one of conspiracy, the Northwestern District Attorney's Office said.  David Gallegos, 30, of Deerfield, will serve a year of probation after a judge continued without a finding a charge of conspiracy, the prosecutor said. …
Manslaughter: Man Accused Of Killing Girlfriend's Ex Pleads Not Guilty Manslaughter: Man Accused Of Killing Girlfriend's Ex Pleads Not Guilty
Manslaughter: Man Accused Of Killing Girlfriend's Ex Pleads Not Guilty A 23-year-old Southampton man pleaded not guilty to the December 2022 killing of his girlfriend's ex-boyfriend on Friday, June 2, authorities said. Brian Camp faces a manslaughter charge in the fatal shooting of Johnathan Letendre, 27, of Northampton, the Northwestern District Attorney's Office said. The prosecutor said Camp was asleep with his girlfriend and her two young children on Dec. 27 when Letendre, who had previously dated the woman, walked into the Chesterfield home through an unlocked door. Camp woke up when he heard Letendre climbing the steps, and a fight broke out between the…
(UPDATE) Body Of Missing Boater From Springfield Found In Connecticut River (UPDATE) Body Of Missing Boater From Springfield Found In Connecticut River
(Update) Body Of Missing Boater From Springfield Found In Connecticut River UPDATE: Massachusetts State Environmental Police said they found the body of 51-year-old Carlos Lopez in the Connecticut River on Tuesday, May 30, authorities said. He had been missing since his jetski collided with a boat on Sunday.  Investigators found his body near where the collision happened in Easthampton. He was about 15 below the surface and 150 feet from the shore, authorities said. Check back with the Daily Voice for updates as police are expected to release more information this afternoon.  --------------- Massachusetts State Police and nearly a dozen other police…
Hit-Run Crash: Police Ask For Help Finding Truck Driver In Northampton Hit-Run Crash: Police Ask For Help Finding Truck Driver In Northampton
Hit-Run Crash: Police Ask For Help Finding Truck Driver In Northampton Police are asking for the public's help to find the driver who crashed into a pedestrian Tuesday afternoon, May 23, and sped away in Hampshire County, officials said.  The crash happened on Damon Road in Northampton just after 2 p.m. at the intersection of River Run Road. The pedestrian had just entered a newly installed crosswalk when a truck hauling a landscape trailer crashed into them and fled, Northampton police said.  Responders rushed the pedestrian to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.  Police ask anyone who may have witnessed the crash or saw the t…
Bear Draws Large Crowd After Climbing Up Tree In Northampton Center: Police Bear Draws Large Crowd After Climbing Up Tree In Northampton Center: Police
Bear Draws Large Crowd After Climbing Up Tree In Northampton Center: Police Local residents are speculating about what drew a bear into the center of one Western Massachusetts town this weekend.  Northampton Police responded to the bear sighting on Gothic Street near Main Street around 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, April 30, the department said on Facebook. The bear, who climbed up a tree, attracted "a lot of attention from people in the area," police added. On Sunday around 11:30am NPD responded to a bear downtown on Gothic St. near Main St. The bear climbed up a tree and... Posted by Northampton Police Department on Sunday, April 30, 2023 The Massachusetts Environm…
Grave Clobber: Teen Charged With Drunkenly Crashing Into 19 Northampton Headstones, DA Says Grave Clobber: Teen Charged With Drunkenly Crashing Into 19 Northampton Headstones, DA Says
Grave Clobber: Teen Charged With Drunkenly Crashing Into 19 Northampton Headstones, DA Says A 19-year-old Western Massachusetts man accused of drunkenly crashing into more than a dozen gravestones in Northampton said it wasn't him, authorities said.  Matthew James Dulude, of Holyoke, pleaded not guilty on Tuesday, April 11, to charges of operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol, speeding, possession of open containers of alcohol, and failure to wear a seatbelt, the Northwestern District Attorney's Office said.  Related: Holyoke Driver Smashes 19 Headstones In Northampton Cemetery  Northampton police patrolling Bridge Road noticed Dulude and his car just before 1:…
New England Nonprofit Changes Northampton Woman's Life With New Car New England Nonprofit Changes Northampton Woman's Life With New Car
New England Nonprofit Changes Northampton Woman's Life With New Car In a world where car prices have floated towards or reached record highs, one New England organization is doing their part to help low-income families get a ride.  Good News Garage, which launched in Burlington, VT in 1996, is one of the nation’s first car donation nonprofits providing affordable and reliable transportation options for people in need.  The organization has since expanded to New Hampshire, Maine, and Massachusetts, and recently helped a Northampton woman find relief from her transportation struggles.  “I really appreciate the donation of your car," Eva Kiczko…
Surprise! Men Asleep In Their Car Blocking Northampton Road Had Drugs: Police Surprise! Men Asleep In Their Car Blocking Northampton Road Had Drugs: Police
Surprise! Men Asleep In Their Car Blocking Northampton Road Had Drugs: Police Officers in Hampshire County didn't have to struggle to figure out why there were two men asleep inside a running car that was partially blocking a road in Northampton. The drugs were in plain sight, authorities said.  A Department of Public Works employee called officers on Tuesday, March 14, when they noticed the car idling on Florence Road, Northampton police said. When police arrived, they found two men asleep in the car.  Officers struggled to rouse them.  When the men finally woke up, they were confused and disoriented, authorities said.  Police tried to spea…
Driver Unharmed After Car Tumbles Into Westhampton Brook: Fire Officials Driver Unharmed After Car Tumbles Into Westhampton Brook: Fire Officials
Driver Unharmed After Car Tumbles Into Westhampton Brook: Fire Officials A driver avoided getting hurt after their car took a steep dive off a road and into a body of water in Western Massachusetts this week, officials said. Crews responded for a report of a motor vehicle over an embankment, on its roof and in a brook in Westhampton just after 6:30 on Monday, March 6, Northampton Fire Rescue said on Facebook.  Just after 6:30pm this evening, Engine 3, Car 4, Rescue 1 and A4 were dispatched to Loudville Road for a motor vehicle... Posted by Northampton Fire Rescue on Monday, March 6, 2023 Prior to arrival, the driver of the car was able to get out safely and…
Hit-Run Driver Slams Into Northampton Building While Evading Arrest: Police Hit-Run Driver Slams Into Northampton Building While Evading Arrest: Police
Hit-Run Driver Slams Into Northampton Building While Evading Arrest: Police Northampton Police had their hands full when they responded to two separate hit-and-run incidents in one night this week. The first incident was reported when a vehicle crashed into another car then fled the scene around 6:20 p.m. on Friday, March 3, police said on Facebook. Officers tried stopping the vehicle, but it instead kept driving and crashed into a curb and popped several tires.  The car then drove over a median, through a traffic sign and crashed into another vehicle – but the chase did not stop there. Officers followed the car as it drove across someone's yard, down a dead end s…
Parking Bans In Effect For These Western Mass Towns Ahead Of Winter Weather Parking Bans In Effect For These Western Mass Towns Ahead Of Winter Weather
Parking Bans In Effect For These Western Mass Towns Ahead Of Winter Weather As heavy snows bear down on most of the Northeast Friday, March 3, several towns in western Massachusetts have implemented parking bans.  Related: Updated Snow Fall Predictions For The Northeast Here is a collection of some of those bans. Violators may have their vehicles towed and ticketed.  AGAWAM No parking is allowed from 12 a.m. Saturday, March 4 until 12 p.m. Saturday, March 4. AMHERST A parking ban on all town streets and lots begins at 12 a.m. Saturday and remains in effect until 7 a.m. However, parking is allowed in three areas.  The lower level of the parking …
Brave Tow Truck Driver Jumps To Aid Northampton Officers After Traffic Stop Turns Violent: Cops Brave Tow Truck Driver Jumps To Aid Northampton Officers After Traffic Stop Turns Violent: Cops
Brave Tow Truck Driver Jumps To Aid Northampton Officers After Traffic Stop Turns Violent: Cops Northampton officers have a tow truck driver to thank after he threw himself into a dangerous situation when he saw a suspect attacking cops earlier this week, authorities said.  Police pulled over a car on King Street just after 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 27, because the vehicle's registration was revoked for having no insurance, Northampton police said. But the routine traffic stop quickly escalated when officers found a large amount of suspected heroin and cocaine inside the car. Police didn't release the driver or passenger's names.  Officers arrested the 53-year-old passenger …
17-Year-Old From Huntington Last Seen Leaving Retreat House Days Ago: Police 17-Year-Old From Huntington Last Seen Leaving Retreat House Days Ago: Police
17-Year-Old From Huntington Last Seen Leaving Retreat House Days Ago: Police Northampton Police are asking for the public's help in finding a missing teenager from Huntington who was last seen last week leaving a retreat home. Joshua West, age 17, was last seen leaving a house at the Retreat at Norwich Lake on Thursday, Feb. 16, according to department's Facebook page. Joshua West, A 17 year old male is reported missing out of Huntington, Ma. Joshua is 5' 9", 130 pounds and last seen... Posted by Northampton Police Department on Sunday, February 19, 2023 Joshua is described as 5-foot-9, weighing 130 pounds and was last seen wearing blue jeans, sneakers, a red…
'Swatting' Hoax Threats Send Multiple Massachusetts School Into Lockdowns 'Swatting' Hoax Threats Send Multiple Massachusetts School Into Lockdowns
'Swatting' Hoax Threats Send Multiple Massachusetts School Into Lockdowns Multiple Massachusetts schools have been forced into lockdowns because of fake gun and bomb threats, otherwise known as "swatting" incidents, over the past four days.  "Swatting" is defined as "the action or practice of making a prank call to emergency services in an attempt to bring about the dispatch of a large number of armed police officers to a particular address," according to Oxford Language.  These incidents have seen an uptick across the Commonwealth in the wake of the deadly shooting at the Michigan State University on Monday, Feb. 13 in which three students perished. T…
Aldi To Open Soon In Northampton: Report Aldi To Open Soon In Northampton: Report
Aldi To Open Soon In Northampton: Report Aldi, the discount grocery chain, is going through a boom period at the moment and will open three stores in Massachusetts in the first three months of 2023. A store in Northampton is scheduled to open in March, according to MassLive. Related: Northampton Aldi grocery store plans for March opening The company plans to open the Northampton store at 303 King Street, but an exact date was not available.  This will be the third store Aldi will open in Massachusetts this year.  According to the company's website, it opened a store in Westfield on Jan. 5 and will open another bra…
Northampton Man Who Told Police He Hit Deer, Admits To Killing Woman, Gets 5 Years: DA Northampton Man Who Told Police He Hit Deer, Admits To Killing Woman, Gets 5 Years: DA
Northampton Man Who Told Police He Hit Deer, Admits To Killing Woman, Gets 5 Years: DA A Northampton man who pleaded guilty to running over and killing a 45-year-old woman last year despite telling police he hit a deer the night before will spend the next five years in prison, authorities said.  Peter E. Toomey, 53, was sentenced to five years in prison and will lose his license for 15 years after he admitted to leaving the scene of a death, lying to police, and negligent motor vehicle homicide, the Northwestern Assistant District Attorney's said. He must also serve five years on probation after he gets out of jail.  Toomey killed Rhonda Thompson as s…
Western Mass Homicide Victim Amber Carpenter Was 'Joyful, Passionate Soul' Western Mass Homicide Victim Amber Carpenter Was 'Joyful, Passionate Soul'
Western Mass Homicide Victim Amber Carpenter Was 'Joyful, Passionate Soul' A woman killed in Western Massachusetts this week will be remembered as a devoted member of her community and loyal companion.  Amber Carpenter, age 39, of West Springfield was found dead inside the home of Jose Hernandez, age 30, on Riverdale Street in West Springfield on Friday, Oct. 21, the Hampden County District Attorney's Office reports.  Carpenter was the victim of the first reported homicide in West Springfield since 2017, MassLive reports. According to her Facebook, Carpenter was from Northampton and worked at Touched By An Angel Health Care. She was also h…