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    POLICE LOG
    Pittsfield Police Log for Monday, Aug. 18

    Monday, Aug. 18 6:48 a.m.: Police were called out to Onota Street to investigate an unattended death. Full Story
    LOCAL NEWS
    (Ben Garver / The Berkshire Eagle / photos.berkshireeagle.com)
    Attorney fears Caius Veiovis' horns, tattoos will bias jurors in triple murder trial

    SPRINGFIELD -- The attorney for accused killer Caius Veiovis told a judge on Thursday that he is concerned that his client's "unusual appearance" could make it hard for him to get fair jury. Full Story
    SPORTS
    (Gillian Jones / Berkshire Eagle Staff)
    Greylock's Jake Benzinger verbally commits to Wake Forest for football

    Jake Benzinger will go into his senior football season at Mount Greylock knowing he will play Division I college football. Full Story
    Local 17-year-old now in stable condition after Monday’s shooting
    PITTSFIELD -- The 17-year-old who was shot Monday morning in what police are now calling a gang-related incident remains hospitalized in stable condition, according to city police. Full Story

     
     
    COUNTY NOTES
    Senior Bulletin Board

    Elder Services of Berkshire County Elder Services offers resources and services for Berkshire seniors, including Meals on Wheels and senior group lunches, information & referral, case management, homemaker, personal care, grocery shopping, companionship, laundry service, money management, supportive housing, health insurance counseling (SHINE), caregiver services, Long Term Care Ombudsman Full Story
    Suspicious object turns out to be Star Wars toy

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Call Luke Skywalker for backup. Police in Juneau took a call Tuesday to check out a suspicious device spotted on the side of a road. Full Story
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    Taylor Swift 'Shake it Off' director rebuts racism charges

    Mark Romanek responds to rapper Earl Sweatshirt who -- without seeing the video -- blasted its twerking scene as “inherently offesnive.”