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Northwestern DA Dave Sullivan joins prosecutors refusing to take part in abortion-related prosecutions

DA Sullivan pledges office will not be party to abortion-related prosecutions

In wake of Roe V. Wade reversal, prosecutors eye options

In the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision overturning Roe V. Wade, Northwestern District Attorney David E. Sullivan joined 90 elected... more ››

Child fatality review team issues reminder on water safety

Summer brings fun, and recommendations on steps to keep children safer

Team issues reminder for water, car, windows precautions

NORTHAMPTON – With summer officially here, the Northwestern District Attorney’s Child Fatality Review Team reminds... more ››

Becky Michaels honored with MBA award

Northwestern ADA Michaels honored by state bar group

Local prosecutor awarded honor at MBA meeting

Northwestern Assistant District Attorney Becky Michaels was honored this week with the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Prosecutor Award... more ››

No new trial for 2015 child abuse case

Trial judge in Conley case upholds jury’s verdict

Superior Court judge denies bid for new trial

NORTHAMPTON  – A Hampshire Superior Court judge has denied Christopher Conley’s request for a new trial based on his... more ››

Judge denies request for new trial in Greenfield homicide case, upholds 1996 conviction

Judge denies bid for new trial in 1994 Greenfield homicide

Victim died in Greenfield at age 27

GREENFIELD -- Superior Court Judge Michael K. Callan on Thursday issued a decision denying the request for a new trial by... more ››

Rhode Island man held without bail

Judge orders driver in Northfield crash held without bail

Rhode Island man pleads not guilty to charges in connection with crash

Greenfield District Court Judge William Mazanec ordered a Rhode Island man facing  multiple criminal charges in connection with a crash... more ››

Rhode Island man charged in crash involving Connecticut motorcyclists

Crash involving SUV and 5 motorcycles injures 8 people

SUV driver faces multiple criminal charges

NORTHFIELD –  Police arrested a Rhode Island man on multiple charges after he veered into the oncoming lane on Route 10 in... more ››

Amherst native Nicholas Atallah honored at MDAA annual conference

Northwestern ADA honored at annual prosecutors conference

Amherst native Nicholas Atallah honored by peers

Northwestern Assistant District Attorney Nicholas Atallah was among 11 prosecutors across the state to be honored with the Massachusetts... more ››

Hadley woman arraigned on animal cruelty charges

Woman arraigned on animal cruelty charges

Judge prohibits defendant from possessing farm animals

BELCHERTOWN –  Eastern Hampshire District Judge Bruce Melikian Thursday prohibited a Hadley woman from possessing any farm... more ››

DA David Sullivan addresses investigation into racist emails at UMass

District Attorney Sullivan issues statement addressing racist emails received at UMass

Free speech does not allow hate speech that threatens, interferes with a right to education.

Late yesterday, the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office received word from University of Massachusetts officials that a racist, hate-... more ››

16 cities in towns collecting unwanted drugs on Saturday in effort to prevent misuse

16 local communities gear up for drug collection day

Drug collection day aims to safely dispose of drugs to prevent misuse

NORTHAMPTON – Local residents are encouraged to make cleaning out medicine cabinets part of spring cleaning as 16... more ››

Greenfield man sentenced to state prison

Defendant in sting targeting dark web sales sentenced to mandatory 10 years

Greenfield man admits selling fentanyl-laced fake oxycodone to undercover agents

GREENFIELD – A Greenfield man who mailed fake oxycodone pills made with fentanyl to undercover federal agents in Kansas... more ››

DA Sullivan co-authors column on domestic violence

DA Sullivan co-authors article on intimate partner violence for law publication

360 Law's online publication publishes essay

Perspectives An excerpt from How Prosecutors Can End Cycle Of Intimate Partner ViolenceBy Alissa Marque... more ››

Nicholas Weir family members testify at plea hearing

Elijah Michonski gets 40 years to life in slaying of Nicholas Weir of Montague

Judge says case ‘too big to fix in a courtroom’

GREENFIELD –  Acting on a joint recommendation from prosecuting and defense attorneys, a Franklin County Judge Tuesday... more ››

Day after conviction, judge hands down state prison sentence

Judge sentences former UMass student to prison for rape

Case hinged on legal concept of consent

 NORTHAMPTON –   A Hampshire Superior Court judge today sentenced a former University of Massachusetts student to 3 to 5... more ››

NWDA's Consumer Protection team offers guidance on scams

Preventing Scams and Identity Theft: Free virtual presentation March 8

In conjunction with National Consumer Protection Week, March 6-12 the Northwestern District Attorney's Consumer Protection Unit is... more ››

DA's offices seek tips on cold cases

NWDA includes four local cases in state-wide playing cards for tips initiative

Investigators hope to jog memories on old cases

Four unsolved cases from Hampshire County – three homicides and one missing person – are featured on decks of playing cards circulated in... more ››

Northwestern DA's office prosecutes cases of insurance fraud

Insurance Fraud Bureau awards funding to NWDA for handling insurance fraud allegations

NWDA prosecutes cases of economic fraud

NORTHAMPTON  – A little-known aspect of the work of prosecutors with the Northwestern District Attorney’s office involves... more ››

Passer-by called 911 after observing van with chain hooked to machine outside Cummington grocery store

Police investigating attempted theft of Florence Bank ATM in Cummington

Passer-by called 911 after observing van with chain hooked to machine

CUMMINGTON  –  Police are asking the public for help in their investigation of a brazen, but ultimately unsuccessful... more ››

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