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Emmanuel T. Bile Jr. awaits sentencing in Hampshire Superior Court on Wednesday. Judge C. Jeffrey Kinder sentenced him to serve eight to 10 years in state prison for his role in the gang rape of an 18-year-old student at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
(Hampshire Gazette/Micky Bedell

Bile sentenced to 8 to 10 years in UMass gang rape case

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — A Hampshire Superior Court judge Wednesday sentenced Emmanuel T. Bile Jr. to eight to 10 years in state prison for his part in a gang rape at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, which the judge characterized as an “alcohol-fueled, sex-crazed assault of horrific proportions.” The prison sentence will be followed by five years of probation with numerous conditions. … 0

One sent to hospital with burns after fire in Athol kitchen

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

ATHOL — A morning house fire sent one person to the hospital with severe burns. Athol firefighters responded to 409 Sanders St. at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday for a report of a house fire. Chief John Duguay said smoke was pouring from the building and flames were visible when he arrived. Everyone made it out of the two-family home, but one resident was burned … 0

Police Log March 30 to March 31, 2015

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Greenfield, March 30 10:41 a.m. — Caller from area of High and Maple streets reports a rear window on his vehicle shattered while he was driving at this location sometime yesterday; the reporting person doesn’t know if an object struck the glass or if it was broken by some other means; report taken. 1:22 p.m. — Officer checking a tractor trailer unit in … 0

Tuesday morning fire damages Wolfie’s kitchen

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Local firefighters quickly put out a kitchen fire at Wolfie’s Restaurant early Tuesday morning and investigators are still seeking the cause. The business is closed temporarily for repair but for how long was unclear late … 0

Court Log, March 24-27

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Greenfield, March 24, Judge William Mazanec III Heath J. Christiansen, 39 of Brattleboro, Vt. Charge of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, in Bernardston by state police, on a case dated 8/28/2003, to be dismissed on payment of $50 court costs. Found not responsible for speeding. Greenfield, March … 0

Police Log, March 27-30

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Orange, March 27 2:32 p.m. — Hazard on East Main Street from where the caller reports a water leak upstairs and the water is running into her business; officer sent and found the water was running into an electrical junction box from an upstairs apartment; the tenant wouldn’t … 0

Orange fire chief to retire in August

Monday, March 30, 2015

ORANGE — After 38 years as a firefighter, Chief Dennis Annear has announced his retirement. Annear will retire in August, just one month shy of his 23rd anniversary as Orange’s fire chief. He started in Charlemont as a … 0

Jury convicts man in UMass gang rape case

Monday, March 30, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — A jury Monday found Emmanuel T. Bile Jr. guilty of two counts of aggravated rape and acquitted him of a third count in connection with the 2012 rape of an 18-year-old student at the University of … 0

District Court Log, March 20-25

Monday, March 30, 2015

Greenfield, March 20, Judge William Mazanec III Jason K. LaClaire, 44, of West Main Street, Erving. Admitted to sufficient facts for operating under the influence of liquor, in Montague, but continued without a finding until 3/18/15, with 45-day mandatory loss of license, plus $250 head injury assessment, OUI … 0

Police Log March 27-29

Monday, March 30, 2015

Montague, March 27 10:44 a.m. — Student resource officer requesting officers to Franklin County Technical School for a student that was asked to leave school after making threats toward staff and a student. Officers spoke to the student. He was asked to leave the property and complied, unhappily. … 0

Two charged with possession after Deerfield traffic stop

Sunday, March 29, 2015

DEERFIELD — Two Amherst residents face heroin charges after a traffic stop Friday night on Route 116. Deerfield Police Sgt. Harry Ruddock said Dennis Lavigne, 35, and Emily Browne, 22, both of 12 Weaver Circle in Amherst, were arrested and charged with heroin possession. Browne was also charged … 0

Police logs

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Greenfield, March 27 6:35 p.m. — Rachael Anastasia Dillenback, 21, homeless, was arrested on multiple warrants after the car in which she was a passenger was pulled over. 7:42 p.m. — Employee at Big Y reports shoplifting. 10:17 p.m. — Jeremy Coleman, 67, of Laurel Street, Greenfield was … 0

Court logs, March 20 to 24

Friday, March 27, 2015

Orange, March 20, Judge David S. Ross Gary Kosloski, 32, listed as homeless. Pleaded guilty to assault and battery on a family or household member, in Erving, sentenced to one year in the house of correction, then changed to 59 days in the house of correction, and given … 0