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MA Doctor Charged In Patient's Opioid Death

DRACUT, MA – A Massachusetts doctor whose patient died of an overdose in 2016 has been charged with involuntary manslaughter, Attorney General Maura Healey said. Richard Miron, 76, who has a practice in Dracut, has also been charged with 23 counts each of illegal prescribing of controlled substances

PATCH - 2018-12-11 20:49:00

A mysterious fire. Brutalized animals. Extortion. Rickety Ranch isn’t the haven its owners dreamed of.

HOLLIS, N.H. — When they took over the 2.6-acre plot of land on Nartoff Road a decade and a half ago, Gary and Diana Bergeron had no intention of turning it into an animal rescue farm; things just sort of worked out that way.

BOSTON GLOBE - 2018-12-11 01:06:00

Nashua Crime Sweep: Prostitution, Meth, Heroin Charges

NASHUA, NH — Five individuals arrested in the latest Nashua Granite Shield crime sweep face charges including prostitution, selling heroin and methamphetamine possession. The sweep was conducted last week. Granite Shield is a state-funded police program targeting opioid distribution.

PATCH - 2018-12-11 18:30:00

Nashua Police Arrest NH Fugitive Of The Week

NASHUA, NH — Nashua police on Monday tracked down a fugitive who went on the run for more than three months. Dawn Russo, 42, had warrants for assault, theft and drug possession. She was recently featured as the New Hampshire Fugitive Task Force's "Fugitive of the Week."

PATCH - 2018-12-11 21:30:00

Man rescued after jump off Granite Street Bridge

MANCHESTER, NH — Manchester Police received several 911 calls around 1 p.m. on Dec. 10 regarding a man who jumped into the Merrimack River. Several officers responded to the area, along with Manchester Fire Department personnel to locate the man, who allegedly jumped from the Granite Street Bridge.

MANCHESTERINKLINK.COM - 2018-12-11 19:51:12

Leominster woman dies after rolling car, getting struck twice crossing I-190

WEST BOYLSTON - A Leominster woman has been identified as the victim of a fatal pedestrian accident on Interstate 190 early Sunday morning. According to state police, Smarlyn Pamela Reyes, 19, of Leominster, was driving a 2008 Infiniti on I-190 northbound Sunday, about 2:20 a.m., when, for reasons s

SENTINEL & ENTERPRISE - 2018-12-11 13:19:01

Nearly 30 Cars Destroyed in Inferno at Conn. Recycling Plant

A huge fire destroyed part of Northeast Recyclers of Windham in Willimantic on Monday afternoon. There were intense flames, as well as a column of smoke people could see from across that area of the state.

NECN - 2018-12-11 14:35:15

Lawmakers press for details about gas line safety

BOSTON – Natural gas company executives were grilled Tuesday about leaking pipes and a lack of staff, training and procedures for dealing with gas disasters. Members of the Legislature's Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy peppered representatives of Columbia Gas of Massachus

SALEM NEWS - 2018-12-11 22:39:01

Here’s why a Vermont man put up a giant, illuminated middle finger sculpture on his front lawn

For drivers traveling on northwestern Vermont’s Route 128 through Westford, it’d be hard not to notice a rather outsized, impolite gesture. But don’t worry, Ted Pelkey says the 700-pound wooden middle finger sculpture on his front lawn isn’t for them. Rather, Pelkey says the sculpture — which sits o

BOSTON GLOBE - 2018-12-10 15:32:23

Pedestrian killed in West Boylston identified as 19-year-old Leominster woman

A pedestrian who was struck by two vehicles and killed on I-190 in West Boylston early Sunday morning has been identified by police as 19-year-old Smarlyn Pamela Reyes, of Leominster.

BOSTON GLOBE - 2018-12-10 21:39:03

Nashua Man Robbed Kinsley Market: Police

NASHUA, NH — A Nashua man was recently arrested on charges he robbed the Kinsley Market then burglarized Crown Street Market. Aaron Eldredge, 30, with no fixed address, was charged with a host of crimes. He was held in custody without bail.

PATCH - 2018-12-10 23:13:00

Merrimack Woman Arrested After Slap: Police

MERRIMACK, NH — A Merrimack woman was recently arrested on charges she slapped an individual in the face. Joanne Diaz (pictured), 50, was charged with assault, domestic violence-related. She was released on bond.

PATCH - 2018-12-10 22:42:00

Leominster Woman, 19, Killed On Highway After Climbing Embankment

BOYLSTON, MA — Police are asking for the public's help after a 19-year-old Leominster woman was struck and killed on I-190 over the weekend. The victim, Smarlyn Pamela Reyes, was involved in a rollover crash when her Infinit tumbled into the median. She climbed up 20 feet and walked onto the northbo

PATCH - 2018-12-10 19:54:00

Lowell man found guilty of Pelham man's drug death

A Lowell man has been convicted for selling a fatal dosage of fentanyl to a 25-year-old Pelham man, officials said. According to investigators, William Luna, 45, traveled from Massachusetts on June 20, 2017, to supply Nicholas Wells with fentanyl a few hours before his death.

EAGLE-TRIBUNE - 2018-12-10 14:03:00

Fitchburg church giving city something to look back on

FITCHBURG -- When residents open up a time capsule the First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church helped fill and bury 250 years from now, they will get a sense of the city's shared history with the church and how the city has changed.

SENTINEL & ENTERPRISE - 2018-12-09 14:16:26

Jennifer Hudson’s Custody Battle to Go to Trial

Jennifer Hudson and her ex- fiance are headed to court to find out who will get custody of their 9-year-old son, David Daniel Otunga Jr. The trial will start on March 11th in Chicago, Illinois. Hudson filed a protective order against Otunga but later withdrew it.

HOT969BOSTON.COM - 2018-12-10 13:13:44

Leominster woman struck, killed Sunday on I-190

WEST BOYLSTON -- A Leominster woman has been identified as the victim of a fatal pedestrian accident on Interstate 190 early Sunday morning. According to state police, Smarlyn Pamela Reyes, 19, of Leominster, was driving a 2008 Infiniti on I-190 northbound Sunday, about 2:20 a.m., when, for reasons

LOWELL SUN - 2018-12-10 17:55:26

Man Exposed Himself At Merrimack Pool: Police

MERRIMACK, NH — A Nashua man was arrested this week after police said he exposed himself at the Merrimack YMCA. Arthur McDeed, 60, was charged with felony indecent exposure. He was released on bond pending an arraignment.

PATCH - 2018-12-09 16:00:00

Leominster Woman Identified as Victim of Fatal Hit-and-Run in West Boylston

WEST BOYLSTON – The Massachusetts State Police have identified the woman killed in a hit-and-run early Sunday morning on I-190 in West Boylston. According to MSP, Smarlyn Pamela Reyes, 19, of Leominster, was heading northbound on I-190 operating a 2008 Infiniti when she lost control of her vehicle a

THISWEEKINWORCESTER.COM - 2018-12-10 16:46:00

Region mourns Worcester firefighter killed in Dec. 9 blaze

Region – Christopher Roy, a firefighter with the Worcester Fire Department, died Dec. 9 after suffering injuries that occurred as the department was fighting a five-alarm fire on Lowell Street in that city earlier that morning.

COMMUNITYADVOCATE.COM - 2018-12-10 11:43:37