(Northampton, MA) – The head of the automotive program at Smith Vocational School has pleaded not guilty to larceny. Jonathan Yourga allegedly diverted two cars that had been donated to the school. The car theft allegations arose during an investigation into Yourga’s behavior with women. Yourga has stepped down from his job. He’ll be back in court in August. His attorney says Yourga will be exonerated.
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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.