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Man shot in brazen daylight home invasion in Fitchburg

FITCHBURG, Mass. — One man is being treated for a gunshot wound after an apparent home invasion in Fitchburg, according to police. Police were called to 9 Chester St. just before noon for a report of shots fired, Police Chief Ernest Martineau said.


Martinez is special guest at Worcester County Sheriff’s dinner

Sutton – Each spring, Worcester County Sheriff Lewis Evangelidis welcomes his office’s reserve deputies to a dinner and swearing-in ceremony. This year, at the event held April 14 at Pleasant Valley Golf Club in Sutton, the guests received a very special treat – the chance to meet and have their pho


UPDATE: Search for gunman continues; Armed robbery caused lockdown at second Andover school;

ANDOVER — Police are still searching for a man involved in an armed robbery at CVS Tuesday morning, according to Andover Police Chief Patrick Keefe. The robbery and search for the gunman caused two schools near the store to go into lockdown, but the lockdown has since been lifted.


Worcester County population growing at same rate as state, nation

Worcester County's population grew by 4,910 people in 2018, according to the newest annual U.S. Census estimates, keeping pace with statewide and national growth. The county, Massachusetts and the nation as a whole grew by 0.6%. Massachusetts was carried in large part by growth in and closer to Bost


Over 600 new words added to Merriam-Webster dictionary

SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- More than 640 new words have been added to the Merriam-Webster dictionary. It’s a yearly tradition for the Springfield-based company to keep up with the times as new words and phrases hit the mainstream.


A man allegedly robbed an Andover CVS at gunpoint for narcotics

A man robbed an Andover CVS at gunpoint Tuesday morning and fled with narcotics, police say. Andover police say they’re looking for the man who entered the 68 Main St. pharmacy with a black and silver handgun at about 7:30 a.m..


4 Worcester County Communities to Receive Thousands in Climate Change Grants

Four communities in Worcester County were awarded grants to complete climate change vulnerability assessments in their respective municipalities. On Monday, April 22, the Baker-Polito Administration today awarded $725,000 to 27 communities to complete climate change vulnerability assessments and dev


What happened the last two times the Bruins and Maple Leafs played Game 7

The Bruins and Maple Leafs will play Game 7 to decide who advances to the second round Tuesday. It is the third time a Bruins-Leafs playoff series has required seven games in as many postseason meetings: one in 2013, and another just last year.


Florida Judge Orders Robert Kraft Spa Video Not be Released for Now

A Florida judge has ordered that a video police say shows New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft paying for sex not be publicly released for now. Palm Beach County Judge Leonard Hanser accepted arguments by Kraft's attorneys that releasing the video could harm chances for a fair trial on misdemeano


Massachusetts State Troopers arrest two after locating gun and drugs on motor vehicle stop

Just after 10 p.m. on April 16th, Trooper Joseph Diliegro was on patrol traveling on Lowell Street in Andover when his attention was drawn to a Volvo station wagon with a defective exhaust system. He followed the vehicle for a short time and observed it cross the lane markings causing him to activat


Patriots Melifonwu visits area with Super Bowl trophy

The Patriots off-season is currently geared toward the upcoming NFL Draft but fans got a treat last weekend when Pats safety and Grafton native Obi Melifonwu made an appearance with one of New England’s six Super Bowl trophies at the Domino’s Pizza in Westboro.


Video: Bernie Sanders says even ‘terrible people’ like the Boston Marathon bomber have a right to vote while in prison

Vermont senator and 2020 presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said Monday during a town hall in New Hampshire that even ‘terrible people” like Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev should have the right to vote while they are in prison.


Details scant, but customers, workers glad Stop & Shop strike is over

Michael Vieira of Warwick was one of the lucky Stop & Shop shoppers. He wasn’t inconvenienced by the strike of five locals of the United Food Commercial Workers that put many of the company’s 31,000 workers in three states on the picket lines starting April 11.


This Massachusetts marijuana store gets almost half its business from New York

I have a friend in Dallas who, every few months, drives 10 hours to Colorado to pick up weed. Seems excessive, I know, but he loves certain strains that are hard to find on Texas’ illicit market.


Nearly 200 Massachusetts Boy Scout Leaders Accused Of Sex Abuse

More than 100 former Boy Scout leaders who appeared in the so-called "Perversion Files" were singled out Tuesday. The law firms of Greg Gianforcaro and Jeff Anderson & Associates named leaders in New York and New Jersey at a press conference where sex abuse survivors were to share their stories.


A small earthquake hit Massachusetts Monday evening

A small earthquake was reported in Massachusetts Monday evening. The United States Geological Survey said a 1.7 magnitude earthquake registered southeast of Gloucester around 6:09 p.m.


Webster shuts down apartment-based bakery

WEBSTER – A Worcester Superior Court judge recently granted the town’s request for a temporary restraining order against a bakery that took orders online and delivered products without a permit or a health inspection.


Massachusetts State Lottery: 4 residents take home huge checks after winning $1 million prizes

Four Massachusetts residents are each taking home a significant amount of money after winning $1 million prizes in the state lottery. On April 12, Lionel Houle of Webster won the 50th $1 million prize in the “The Fastest Road to $1 Million” instant ticket game. It’s the 10th $1 million prize won on


Meet Isabel Gonzalez-Webster: Race-Baiting “Activist” Trying To Milk The Catholic Church For $50,000 So She Can Use Kids As Her Pawns To Replace Superintendent Maureen Binienda

Worcester Interfaith is the non-profit that has been leading the charge to replace well-liked superintendent Maureen Binienda. Their issue with her is that a disproportionate amount of Latino students are being suspended by the schools, the absentee rates for Latino students is too high, and that st


Massachusetts city invests $300,000 in new surveillance system

LAWRENCE, Mass. — The city of Lawrence has invested in an expansive surveillance system to help reduce crime, with more than 100 cameras strategically placed throughout the city.