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Man shot in home invasion in Fitchburg

FITCHBURG -- A 29-year-old man was wounded in a shooting that police are calling an armed home invasion on Chester Street just before noon on Tuesday. The victim, who was not identified, was taken directly from an apartment at 9 Chester St. to UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester was reported


DA: Murder-suicide investigation underway at home in Northborough

NORTHBOROUGH, Mass. - Police are investigating a shooting that left two people dead at a home on Pond View Way in Northborough, according to the Worcester County District Attorney's Office.


Ashby, pot purveyors sign host agreement

ASHBY -- United Cultivation, which plans to open a marijuana retailer and grow facility on Fitchburg State Road, secured a community host agreement with the Board of Selectmen, putting it on track to be the first marijuana establishment to open in town.


The 100 Massachusetts towns with the highest property tax rates

Looking to buy a house? These are the 100 towns with the highest property tax rates in 2019, according to the Massachusetts Department of Revenue. Communities across Massachusetts saw a dip in property taxes this year, even some on this list, according to state data. The median property tax rate dro


Stop & Shop strike cost company about $100 million

BOSTON - The owners of New England's largest supermarket chain are projecting around $100 million in losses from the labor strike that ended Easter Sunday. Ahold Delhaize, the Dutch company that owns Stop & Shop, said the 11-day strike is expected to lead to profit losses between $90 million and $11


In retrial of sexual assault case, former Jaffrey man to plead guilty

A local man convicted of sexual assault eight years ago, then granted a new trial by the N.H. Supreme Court, has reached a plea deal with prosecutors. Jason Wilbur, 44, a former Jaffrey resident, is scheduled for a plea and sentencing hearing May 29.


Greyhound of the Week: Sterling

If you're looking for a lovable hunk to keep you company, then I'm the Greyhound for you!. I love to be right by your side, and once you start petting me ... well, I'll just melt right into you. And soft, adoring eyes? I've got it down to a science.


Police arrest 3 suspects in Downtown Crossing double stabbing

Police have arrested three people connected to a double stabbing early Saturday morning that left two men seriously injured on a downtown Boston street, authorities announced Wednesday.


Missing man last seen at Nashua night club

NASHUA, N.H. — The Nashua Police Criminal Investigation Division is handling a missing persons case. Mike McClain, 29, was last seen Saturday night at the Tropical Lounge in Nashua.


Leominster Offering Free Cup of Coffee for Reporting a Pothole

City officials in Leominster are serious about filling in potholes on city streets, to the point where they are offering a free cup of coffee to anyone who does. Or rather, a local business is offering a free cup of coffee. The city is offering a gift certificate donated by the business, Aroma Joe’s


Nashua, NH man pleads guilty to smuggling endangered lizards into Massachusetts

NASHUA, N.H (WHDH) - A Nashua, New Hampshire man has pleaded guilty to smuggling live water monitor lizards into the U.S. from the Philippines. Derrick Semedo pleaded guilty federal court in Boston Tuesday to one count of wildlife trafficking in violation of the Lacey Acy, according to Assistant Att


Report on Massachusetts traffic congestion will be released soon

BOSTON — A state report on traffic congestion is expected to be released in the next 30 to 60 days, Gov. Charlie Baker said Wednesday. “It’s pretty comprehensive and it’s statewide and it deals with many of the issues that have been raised,” Baker told reporters at the Statehouse.


Man killed in train collision originally from Massachusetts

BIDDEFORD — A Biddeford man killed in a collision with a train on Sunday was a waiter at a local restaurant. Dennis MacGillivray, 42, of Biddeford was walking on the railroad track in the area between Westmore Avenue and Pomerleau Street around 4 p.m. on Sunday when he was fatally struck by a train,


Authorities identify person of interest in Laconia homicide investigation

LACONIA, N.H. — Investigators identified a person of interest in a homicide investigation in Laconia early Wednesday. The Attorney General's Office said Hassan Sapry, 21 of Laconia, is a person of interest in the death of Wilfred Guzman, Sr. on Friday.


Shooting in Fitchburg; school in lockdown

FITCHBURG - Police are investigating a shooting on Chester Street shortly before noon Tuesday. State and local police converged on 9 Chester St. and soon began scouring the area.


Scripture Street pair facing felony heroin charges

NASHUA - Two Scripture Street residents are facing felonies after a Granite Shield drug operation Wednesday. Amanda Tappan, 31, of 24 Scripture St., was charged with three felonies related to possession and sale of heroin, second offense, police said. She was held on bail pending arraignment at a la


Man sought in connection to Laconia, NH death investigation

BOSTON - Police in New Hampshire have released a picture of a man considered a person of interest in a Laconia killing. Police released the picture late Tuesday night of 21-year-old Hassan Sapry.


Report: Air Quality In Massachusetts Getting Worse

BOSTON (CBS) – The air quality in Massachusetts is getting worse, according to a new report. According to the American Lung Association’s “State Of The Air” report, eight state counties dropped at least one grade after reporting more bad ozone days.


Nearly two dozen from Massachusetts victims in Boy Scouts sex abuse scandal

NEW YORK — The lawyers' ads on the internet aggressively seeking clients to file sexual abuse lawsuits give a taste of what lies ahead this year for the Boy Scouts of America: potentially the most fateful chapter in its 109-year history.


Grandmother finds $65,000 worth of yarn stolen from NH vendor

BROOKLINE, N.H. — A Brookline yarn vendor nearly lost her entire business after someone stole tens of thousands of dollars worth of products and supplies, but a Texas woman she never met met helped crack the case.