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After months of community pressure, the Pittsfield Police Department is on the brink of deploying a body camera pilot program with eight officers. Chief Michael Wynn says the department has overcome legal questions about use of body cameras, come to agreements with police unions and is now testing devices.
It's a conversation that keeps surfacing around police reforms. Now it's happening in two South County towns. Police bodycams are coming soon to Great Barrington and Sheffield.
Police arrested James J. Keough on Friday on child pornography charges after an investigation by police and federal agents led to allegations he was distributing material depicting children in sexual acts.
Search teams found an 8-year-old boy after he was reported missing from a house in Monterey. He was unharmed.
The lower part of Blue Hill Road was closed as of Saturday morning and a crew was on the scene working to move the home.
Narcan can reverse opioid overdoses and save lives. A local lawmaker is again pushing to require first responders to carry the drug, with a legislative hearing set Monday.
Police are still without leads as they try to solve a string of convenience store burglaries last month in Great Barrington. Four masked thieves targeting cash drawers and ATMs didn't make off with much, but worked quickly to evade capture.
A second shattering loss strikes the Great Barrington Police Department. K-9 officer Beko, the first police therapy dog in Berkshire County, has died after a routine medical procedure. The English black labrador was just 13 months old.
A ambulance dispatch is delayed. A man dies. A police officer is disciplined for waiting more than 25 minutes to dispatch help. He says he got distracted in a busy call center.
GREAT BARRINGTON — Police came upon an early morning crash on Hurlburt Road last year that had trapped a passenger who was struggling to breathe.