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Fitchburg Man Arrested for Illegal Possession of Gun

A Fitchburg man was arrested by Massachusetts State Police during a routine car stop for illegal possession of a gun. Roberto Mojica, 22, was arrested and charged with illegal possession of a firearm, improper storage of a firearm, carrying a dangerous weapon, possession of ammunition without an FID


Anthony Weiner released from prison in Massachusetts

Disgraced former Rep. Anthony Weiner was released from federal prison in Massachusetts. He is now under the watch of a reentry program in Brooklyn, New York, according to prison records.


Library reading seeks to make Fitchburg more welcoming to LGBT community

FITCHBURG -- A community reading at the end of the month that will feature three books about transgender youth is an opportunity to build understanding and make the city more welcoming to the LGBT community, organizers say.


Warnings, advisories in effect as lingering snow showers remain in Massachusetts

BOSTON (WHDH) - Commuters working on Presidents Day had to deal with slippery driving conditions as several inches of snow fell in Massachusetts Monday morning. Flakes began falling late Sunday night, with the steadiest snowfall ending by midday.


Multiple snowmobile crashes in New Hampshire over the weekend leave four Massachusetts residents injured

Two Massachusetts residents were rushed to hospitals with what authorities called life-threatening injuries and another two people were injured in New Hampshire snowmobile crashes over the weekend.


Fitchburg State alumni theater group to present staged readings of new plays

FITCHBURG — New plays written by Fitchburg State University alumni will be presented at staged readings on campus this spring, with the series beginning at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at Kent Recital Hall in the Conlon Fine Arts Building, 367 North St. Admission is free and open to the public.


Hannaford Helps Fight Hunger campaign generates 383 cases of food worth $7,700 for Worcester County Food Bank

WORCESTER — Hannaford Supermarkets and its customers donated 383 cases of food valued at $7,700 to the Worcester County Food Bank as part of a hunger relief campaign that produced $1.1 million in nutritious food and cash to food banks and pantries throughout the Northeast.


14-month-old boy from Massachusetts located in Mexico, reunited with mother a month after father kidnapped him, police say

A mother was reunited with her 14-month-old son Sunday night a month after the child was kidnapped by his father and taken to Mexico, Lowell police said. Fillemom De Lima, a 37-year-old Lawrence man, was caught in Mexico after authorities tracked him to Mexico City. Lowell police and the FBI located


Mentor says LUK youth program in Fitchburg is 'life-changing'

FITCHBURG — Laura E. DiGeronimo, mentor recruiter for LUK Crisis Center Inc. in Fitchburg, wanted to give back, so she left her job as an optician for more than a decade to dedicate her time to working with area at-risk youth.


Her hobby really gets her places. Leominster's Arlene Ouellette has passion for planning bus trips

LEOMINSTER -- For the past five years, Arline Ouellette has been organizing monthly bus trips to various shows, casinos, and events. As host of the tours, the 83-year-old makes the schedules, chooses the destinations and oversees onboard contests and games for the passengers. Ouellette doesn't make


Massachusetts Dog Missing for 8 Months Found in Maine

A dog that went missing in Massachusetts months ago has been reunited with its family after being found in Maine, 175 miles away. The Bangor Daily News reports 5-year-old king shepherd Kaiser made his way from Ashby, Massachusetts, to South Paris, Maine, over a span of eight months. The pooch jumped


Massachusetts high school football player, 17, among 2 dead in Maine snowmobile accidents

A Massachusetts school community is grieving Monday after news emerged that Troy Marden – a 17-year-old varsity football player – was one of two victims in a pair of fatal snowmobile accidents in Maine over the weekend.


Two-alarm fire on Alger Street in Winchendon

Firefighters respond to a two-alarm fire on Alger Street in Winchendon overnight. Check back with thegardnernews.com for more on this story. [Courtesy photo by Bryan Favreau]


Great Wolf Lodge Employee Charged With Raping Co-Worker At Fitchburg Resort

FITCHBURG (CBS) – A worker at the Great Wolf Lodge water park in Fitchburg is charged with raping a co-worker at the resort earlier this week. Darren Ngabe, 23, of Fitchburg, was released on $2,500 bail after his arraignment Wednesday in Fitchburg District Court. He was also ordered to stay away fro


Worcester Man Charged With Robbing Same Subway 3 Times

WORCESTER (CBS) – A man has been arrested and charged with robbing the same Subway three times in the span of a month. William Walley, 24, of Worcester is charged with three counts of armed robbery while masked. Police say he robbed the Shrewsbury Street Subway at knifepoint Jan. 15, Jan. 19 and Feb


Massachusetts MAGA, Trump supporters see familiar pattern in Smollett fallout

Actor Jussie Smollett’s claims that Trump fans targeted him with a brutal hate crime continued to fall apart over the weekend — and local MAGA supporters say they’re sick and tired of everyone jumping at every chance to smear them as a bunch of racists.


Wintry storm moves through Massachusetts, could drop up to 6 inches of snow on Boston

Snow began early Monday morning and fell steadily across Massachusetts overnight, coating southern New England and likely to eventually result in 3-6 inches of accumulation by the end of the day. Forecasters expect the snow to mix with periods of freezing rain and sleet all day, making for messy roa


SNL no laughing matter anymore

Nothing funny about tired Saturday Night Live on Fake News NBC! Question is, how do the Networks get away with these total Republican hit jobs without retribution? Likewise for many other shows? Very unfair and should be looked into. This is the real Collusion! — President Trump, via Twitter.


Snowfall amounts around western Massachusetts

(WWLP) - A winter storm brought some snow to western Massachusetts overnight Sunday into Monday morning. You can send us your snowfall amounts at reportit@wwlp.com.


Woman faces Fitchburg drug-traffic charges

FITCHBURG -- A Winchendon woman faces drug-trafficking, distribution, and possession charges after police found the substances in a sock concealed in her pants and in a purse on Tuesday, according to court records.