(Springfield, MA) — A judge has ruled that Berkshire triple-murder suspect Adam Lee Hall may be referred to as a “ranking member of the Hells Angels.” In Hampden Superior Court Thursday, lawyer Alan Black argued the jury should only hear that Hall was a motorcycle club member. Judge Jeffrey Kinder sided with Berkshire DA David Capeless, who said Hall deeply identified with his gang membership. Hall is one of three men accused of kidnapping and killing three others in August 2011 and burying their bodies in Becket. The Berkshire County case is currently being tried in Springfield.
Here's a look at some of this week's biggest newsmakers and the headlines you may have missed.
Deerfield Police pulled over the woman in the Mercedes after receiving a report that someone was illegally harvesting apples from trees at Clarkdale Fruit Farm.
It happened around one Thursday morning between Florence Road and Highland Avenue. The road did not reopen until around two that afternoon. It was the second time in 24 hours that the road was forced to close.
On an altercation on Route 20, a female motorist told police that four men in a car waved a gun at her. When police pulled the car over, there were only three men inside and no gun.
Congressmen Jim McGovern and Richard Neal have announced that Rural Opioid Overdose Reversal Grant is being awarded to ongoing opioid awareness programs in Berkshire and Franklin counties and the North Quabbin region.