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Fitchburg man deemed dangerous after shooting Leominster bar patron in leg

Alexis Cabrera, 30, of 72 Clarendon St., was ordered held Monday after being charged with various firearms charges in connection to the Aug. 4 shooting outside the Columbia Tavern.

SENTINEL & ENTERPRISE - 2018-08-14 15:45:37

Fitchburg man wants to open cannabis firm

"I've always been entrenched in Fitchburg, and I do feel a civic sense in keeping businesses around town here. I see this industry really working out great for the city," said Hal Melanson, president of Blue Collar Botany Corp.

SENTINEL & ENTERPRISE - 2018-08-14 10:32:33

Leominster residents fed up after heavy rain floods homes

"We were at the hospital, he was having a procedure and we really needed to get him home because he was there nine hours with no rest," Donna Berry said. "Instead, he's up the street, sitting in a car because we couldn't get him here."

BOSTON25NEWS.COM - 2018-08-15 01:43:21

Koh picks up Fitchburg backing

"Dan doesn't just talk -- he has real experience working to generate economic development, improve city services, and help constituents," Bean was quoted as saying in a statement from the Koh campaign, adding that Koh will be the most effective advocate for developing downtown Fitchburg and creating

SENTINEL & ENTERPRISE - 2018-08-14 10:32:05

Overturned Tractor-Trailer Shuts Down Route 12 in Sterling

The area is expected to close for "several hours," according to the Sterling Fire Department. Emergency responders extricated the trapped driver, who was taken to UMass Memorial Medical Center in unknown conditions.

NECN - 2018-08-14 11:57:33

Four more Massachusetts State Police troopers placed on leave amid overtime abuse probe

"Today's actions are the result of our continued review of records and data indicative of whether Department members were present and working overtime shifts for which they were paid," Colonel Kerry Gilpin, superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police, said in a statement. "Our commitment to the

MASSLIVE.COM - 2018-08-13 16:05:00

Woman found dead in trunk of car in Maine identified, allegedly murdered - Worcester Mag

Above, a Facebook image of Gyrth Rutan, who killed himself after being pulled over by police in Maine last week. A woman’s body was found in the trunk of his car.

WORCESTERMAG.COM - 2018-08-13 20:55:07

Worcester attorney dies after crowbar smashes through windshield in Spencer

John Madaio, a 63-year-old Paxton native, was driving on Route 9 near Main Street shortly before 10 a.m. on Monday when the crash occurred, Spencer Police said.

BOSTON25NEWS.COM - 2018-08-14 14:44:48

Ravenelle, ex-Fitchburg schools superintendent, takes job with Teachers21

NEWTON -- Andre Ravenelle, who announced his retirement from his post as superintendent of the Fitchburg Public School system in April, has been named the Executive Director of Teachers21, a William James College organization that offers customized professional development for academic leaders.

SENTINEL & ENTERPRISE - 2018-08-13 10:51:45

Attorney John Madaio killed after crowbar crashes through his car windshield, police say

John Madaio, a well-known defense attorney in Worcester County, was killed in a car crash Monday when a crowbar flew through his windshield and hit him in the head, officials said.

MASSLIVE.COM - 2018-08-13 16:27:00

Crash between a sedan and tractor-trailer leaves Massachusetts woman dead

A Monday morning crash in Sturbridge has left a Massachusetts woman dead after her sedan collided with a tractor-trailer being driven by a New Hampshire man, according toMassachusetts State Police.The crash occurred around 7:20 a.m. on Route 49 at the intersection with Putnam Road, police said. The

BOSTON GLOBE - 2018-08-13 20:23:01

Police Looking To ID Woman Suspected In Property Crime

WORCESTER, MA—The WPD is asking for the public's assistance in identifying the woman in the photo (attached to this article), who is a suspect in a property crime.

PATCH - 2018-08-13 14:41:55

'A safe place' for children in Fitchburg during International Youth Day

Physician Tatjana Kobb and Brown organized the event by partnering with the city, Fitchburg Art Museum, and Fitchburg Public Library.


Fauxcahontas Elizabeth Warren Called Out At Town Hall For Saying Justice System Completely ‘Racist’ - David Harris Jr

While speaking in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, Warren was confronted by a man after she claimed thousands of workers in the Justice System were inherently racist.


Fitchburg man charged in robbery attempt

Zenon Rosa, 29, of 4 Leighton St., Apt. 1, was charged with attempt to commit a crime, assault with a dangerous weapon, assault and battery, resisting arrest, walking on railroad tracks, and disorderly conduct as a result of the incident, according to court documents.


Leominster puts out call for poll workers

Election workers are paid $11 per hour for their services, but must be at least 18 years old and a registered voter. Workers do not have to live in Leominster or be registered to vote in the city in order to serve as an election worker, however, Huffman said she would ideally prefer it if local resi

SENTINEL & ENTERPRISE - 2018-08-13 19:53:12

Rollover in Berlin sends 4 people to hospital

The occupants were transported to the hospital, with two suffering serious injuries, police said.


These Massachusetts areas had the highest car theft rates in 2017

It's always a good idea to lock up your vehicle, especially since you never know who might try to get in. According to a report from the National Insurance Crime Bureau, these Massachusetts communities had the highest rates of car thefts last year. Data is based on theNational Crime Information Cent


Defense files multiple motions in Julia Enright murder case

GARDNER -- The attorney for accused murderer Julia Enright is asking for experts, criminal records, and a list of witnesses the commonwealth plans to bring to trial to build her defense case.


The best diners in Massachusetts, according to Yelp

By Jacqueline Tempera, MassLive.comLooking for the best spots to eat breakfast for dinner or grab a great burger? There are hundreds of diners in Massachusetts.Here are the best three from each Massachusetts County, according to Yelp.