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Fire departments across Massachusetts paying respects to fallen Worcester firefighter
WORCESTER, Mass. (WWLP) - Firefighters and community members came together to pay their respects to Worcester firefighter Christopher Roy Friday night. Thousands of people came to calling hours for the fallen firefighter. The 36-year-old firefighter was killed fighting a fire in a Worcester apartmen
Truck crashes through home, misses sleeping woman
TEMPLETON, Mass. (AP) — A pickup truck smashed through a home in Worcester County, barely missing a woman who was asleep on her couch. Police said the crash happened around 11:30 a.m. Thursday in Templeton.
Gardner Man Charged In Attack That Left NH College Student With Fractured Skull
RINDGE, N.H. (CBS) – A Gardner man has been charged with an attack on a New Hampshire college campus that left a student with a fractured skull. Police asked for the public’s help locating vehicles that were seen leaving Franklin Pierce University on December 1. Detectives were searching for a suspe
Thousands honor fallen firefighter Christopher Roy at wake
Cyrus Moulton Telegram & Gazette Staff @MoultonCyrus — WORCESTER - The church parking lot was a sea of navy blue uniforms, with thousands of firefighters from throughout the state gathering Friday afternoon to thank fallen Worcester Firefighter Christopher Roy for his sacrifice.
Local author provides first-hand look at Boston's sports heroes
LEOMINSTER -- Boston sports fans are in for a treat this holiday season, as local author and former Sentinel & Enterprise sports editor Chris Daly will be on hand at the Barnes & Noble in Leominster to sign copies of his new book, "Hub Heroes: Revealing Profiles Of Boston Sports Legends ... And More
Mass. 18-year-old charged with violent Franklin Pierce University assault
RINDGE — The 18-year-old Gardner, Mass. man accused of beating a Franklin Pierce University student is free on personal recognizance bond. Travis P. Flagg turned himself in to Rindge police Tuesday after Detective Rachael Malynowski called him and informed him of the pending charges. Flagg was ident
Gardner man Travis Flagg arrested in attack that left New Hampshire college student in critical condition
A Gardner man has been charged in attack on a New Hampshire college student who remains in critical condition with a fractured skull, according to police in Rindge, New Hampshire.
Thousands attend wake for Worcester firefighter Christopher Roy
Thousands of mourners attended a wake Friday for Worcester Firefighter Christopher J. Roy, a 36-year-old father who was killed last Sunday while battling a blaze at an apartment building on Lowell Street.
Gardner CAC blessed by Santa
GARDNER — Nothing embodies the Christmas spirit more than the Secret Santa donation delivered to the Gardner Community Action Committee to help buy presents for local children.
Pickup truck punches hole in Templeton home, narrowly missing sleeping resident
Steven H. Foskett Jr. Telegram & Gazette Staff @SteveFoskettTG — TEMPLETON - A resident narrowly escaped injury after a Gardner man plowed his pickup entirely through a house on State Road Thursday afternoon.
Woman survives truck crashing through her house as she sat on couch
TEMPLETON, Mass. - A nap turned into a real nightmare for a woman in Templeton when she woke up to a pickup truck flying past her face. The homeowner was napping on a couch and without notice, was rocked out of a deep sleep by a pickup truck that came crashing through one side of the home and out th
Spider-Man does yoga with students in Gardner
GARDNER — Spider-Man wouldn’t be a superhero without flexibility, which is why on Tuesday he taught yoga to Waterford Street School students so they can be just like him — minus the cool costume and ability to shoot webs.
Bruins To Hold 50/50 Raffle To Support Family Of Fallen Worcester Firefighter
The Boston Bruins are doing what they can to help a family in need. The proceeds from the 50/50 raffle during the Bruins vs. Buffalo Sabres game at TD Garden on Sunday, Dec. 16 will benefit the family of fallen Worcester firefighter Christopher Roy. A fund has been set up for Roy’s daughter, Ava, by
Pickup truck crashes through home in Templeton, leaves gaping holes
TEMPLETON, MASS. (WHDH) - Part of a home in Templeton was torn to pieces on Thursday after a pickup truck went off the road and barreled through a home, leaving piles of rubble everywhere.
All the Hollywood movies filmed in Massachusetts this fall
Everywhere you look this fall, it seems like a movie is filming in Massachusetts. The most obvious has been “Little Women,” if only because of the authentic 19th-century wardrobes and horse-drawn carriages. But the state has had at least 10 movies in production this calendar year, with more popping
Gardner police chief to retire soon
Gardner Chief of Police Neil Erickson is set to retire later this month, following four decades with the department. The entrance to the police station is decorated for Christmas and in acknowledgement of his retirement. See an upcoming edition of The Gardner News for a feature on Erickson and his c
Four more recreational pot shops get green light from Massachusetts
Massachusetts gave the green light Thursday to more recreational pot shops in several communities. The Cannabis Control Commission voted Thursday to approve four more licenses -- nearly doubling the number of recreational dispensaries in the state with final approval.
Gardner police benefit from grants
GARDNER — Thanks to technology made available through state grants, the Gardner Police Department will have more eyes watching out for public safety. Deputy Chief of Police Richard Braks spoke in an interview about two grants the department has been awarded this fiscal year for devices that have alr
Fitchburg man held in alleged assault on Lunenburg officer
FITCHBURG -- A city man who injured a Lunenburg police sergeant after allegedly shoplifting at a Walmart last week was ordered held without bail Wednesday after a dangerousness hearing, according to court documents.
Police: Highway crash kills Massachusetts artist
LENOX, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts police say a local artist has been killed in a two-vehicle crash. The Berkshire Eagle reports that 72-year-old Wendy Rabinowitz, of Lenox, died Tuesday night.