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Coding Error Pushed North Adams' Violent Crimes Stats Higher

A coding error discovered last month in the software used in crime reporting designated all assaults as felonies. Fixing it has dropped the number of aggravated assault cases so far this year by 46 percent.

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Pittsfield's Westside Neighbors Vent Following Another Violent Crime

t seems like a pretty straightforward concept: someone sees a drug house in their neighborhood, they tell the police, and officer swoop in and make a big bust. Lt. Glen Decker spent 18 years on the narcotics beats and he'll tell you that it's not that simple. In fact, he's watched known drug user after known drug user walks into a home and leaves shortly after. He knows what happened in there.

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