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Worcester Man Dies Following Rollover Crash in Auburn

A rollover crash in Auburn claimed the life of a Worcester man on Tuesday morning. The man has been identified as Carlos Mendoza, 28. The cause of the crash remains under investigation.


5 weather maps that explain the snowy, wintry mix heading to Massachusetts Wednesday night

A wintry mix of snow, sleet or freezing rain will move into Massachusetts Wednesday night, creating hazardous travel conditions overnight. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. across the entire state, except on Cape Cod and the Islands.


Snowfall Totals in Worcester County After Monday’s Storm

WORCESTER – The National Weather Service [NWS] lists snowfall totals in each Massachusetts county provided to them by highway departments, observers, weather spotters and media outlets.


Maine judge sentences Massachusetts man to 35 years for murder

A superior court justice sentenced a Massachusetts man Wednesday to 35 years in prison for robbing and killing an Oakfield man more than two years ago. An Aroostook County Superior Court jury found Marcus Asante, 23, of Fitchburg, Massachusetts, guilty in November 2018 of killing Douglas Morin Jr.,


4-year-old Lowell girl becomes third Massachusetts child to die from flu this season

A 4-year-old girl from Lowell has reportedly become the third child to die in Massachusetts from the flu this season. WCVB reported that 4-year-old Puthiraskmey Sopheak of Lowell died Saturday.


Tony Economou seeks to return to Worcester City Council

Cyrus Moulton Telegram & Gazette Staff @MoultonCyrus — WORCESTER - Former District 1 City Councilor Tony Economou is throwing his hat back into the ring, announcing Wednesday that he will run for a councilor-at-large seat in the Nov. 5 election.


Fed jury acquits Worcester police Sgt. Stephen Roche of brutality

WORCESTER — An eight-member U.S. District Court jury found police Sgt. Stephen Roche not guilty Tuesday of using excessive force against Jose L. Ortiz, a livery driver, during a 2014 drug raid.


’You’re creating monsters’: Advocates say new rules fail to reform solitary confinement in Massachusetts

Jurrell Laronal spent 10 years in Massachusetts prisons and has been in solitary confinement more times than he can remember, beginning at age 19. He’s been in cells that are too hot or too cold or have black mold, he said. He’s been given a choice between a shower and extra food, been denied a blan


Police Investigation Underway in Woodstock

A police investigation is underway in Woodstock on Wednesday morning. Connecticut State Police said they are conducting an investigation with various other agencies on Route 169 in Woodstock.


Second man pleads guilty in 2011 slaying of Joseph Cernauskas, 84, in Harwick

Gary V. Murray Telegram & Gazette Staff @GaryMurrayTG — WORCESTER - A second man has been sentenced to prison for his role in the 2011 stabbing death of 84-year-old Joseph Cernauskas in the victim's Hardwick home.


After 63 years of marriage, Holden husband and wife die within hours

HOLDEN — Just before Christmas Richard "Chick" Nylen, had a talk with his daughter. It was about his wife, her mother, Blanche Nylen, who had been battling cancer. Despite rallying once, she wasn't doing very well.


Jury to rule in child rape case

NORTHAMPTON — The trial of Jason Ray Galvan on child rape charges went to the jury on Tuesday, after the defendant himself took the stand and the defense and prosecution made their closing arguments.


Snow and Ice to Accumulate Overnight in Worcester

WORCESTER – The National Weather Service [NWS] has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the Worcester area beginning tonight and lasting into Thursday morning. According to NWS, the advisory will last 12 hours – 7 PM Wednesday to 7 AM Thursday — and calls for two inches of snow to fall followed by r


McGourthy leaving Worcester Regional Research Bureau

Scott O'Connell Telegram & Gazette Staff @ScottOConnellTG — WORCESTER – Timothy J. McGourthy will step down from his post as executive director of the Worcester Regional Research Bureau as of March.


At least 1 injured in crash on Massachusetts Turnpike in Chicopee

CHICOPEE - The Massachusetts State Police are at the scene of a serious car crash on Interstate-90 westbound. At least one person was injured in the crash that occurred at about 9:30 p.m. The right lane the highway is closed as police and medical personnel respond, police said.


Worcester PD Need Help Identifying Suspected Backpack Thief

WORCESTER – The Worcester Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man suspected of stealing a student’s backapck from the Mass. College of Pharmacy at 10 Lincoln Square.


Worcester pot retailer Good Chemistry up for final state approval Thursday

Worcester's first medical marijuana dispensary could be the city's first to open for recreational sales, as the Colorado company Good Chemistry is up for a final license from the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission on Thursday.


Why Massachusetts Stink Bug Population Could Disappear

If you are a fan of stink bugs, you will not like this story. Last month's cold spells may have killed off a vast majority of them here in Massachusetts. While the snow drought continues (for the most part) here on the SouthCoast, the winter has still made itself known. We have had our fair share of


Massachusetts State Police investigating early morning fatal crash

A rollover crash at about 12:55 a.m. this morning in Auburn claimed the life of a Worcester man. Preliminary investigation by Trooper Timothy Rafferty indicates that Carlos Mendoza, 28, of Worcester was traveling on the ramp structure from I-90 Eastbound to Route 290 Eastbound in a 2003 Nissan Pathf


Federal investigation into death of Worcester Firefighter Christopher Roy begins

A federal investigation into the death of Christopher Roy, a Worcester firefighter killed battling a blaze in December, has begun, officials said. Roy, who had been a Worcester firefighter for two and a half years, was fighting flames at 7 Lowell St. on Dec. 9 when he became trapped on the second fl