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FEATURE: End of Shift: Worcester mourns loss of Firefighter Christopher Roy
'IT’S PERSONAL’ “It’s personal. It’s personal for the whole city of Worcester,” city resident Jay Marcimo said after having laid a wreath at the base of a flagpole outside the Webster Square Fire Station Sunday afternoon, hours after Roy’s death. Roy served on Ladder 4 at the station. “We remember w
Massachusetts marijuana regulators OK four new retail pot shops
Massachusetts regulators on Thursday approved four new retail pot shops, more than doubling the number of that have received sign-offs. The companies behind the shops, which will be located in the Berkshires as well as Hudson and Fall River, must still meet several conditions before they can receive
A daughter’s pain after Worcester firefighter’s death
As Ava Roy, 9, was pictured watching a van transport the body of fallen firefighter Christopher Roy, the dad who called her “my munchkin,” it was gut-wrenching. It was the kind of pain America felt 55 years ago watching young John Kennedy, 3, smartly salute the horse-drawn caisson that bore his fath
Man indicted in murders of mother, 3 children in West Brookfield set to face a judge
WORCESTER, MASS. (WHDH) - A family member indicted on four counts of murder in connection with the deaths of a mother and her three children at their home in West Brookfield earlier this year is set to face a judge on Wednesday.
WPD Investigating Stabbing of 26-year-old Woman on Main St.
WORCESTER – The Worcester Police Department [WPD] is investigating the stabbing of a 26-year-old woman on Main St. early Thursday morning. According to the WPD, around 1:39 AM, officers responded to 995 Main St. for a reported stabbing. Officers found the female victim sitting on a sidewalk next to
Owner of Worcester’s Kenmore Diner plans to open rock ‘n’ roll-themed bar in former Blackstone Tap location
The former location of the Blackstone Tap in Worcester’s Canal District will soon be home to a new rock ’n’ roll-themed bar. George Yantsides, owner of the Kenmore Diner, is planning to open the bar in February, according to the Worcester Business Journal. He said the 1960s and 1990s rock ’n’ roll-t
3 Massachusetts men plead guilty to drug dealing - and win pleas to be home (temporarily) for the holidays
SPRINGFIELD -- Two Holyoke men and a Chicopee man on Thursday pleaded guilty to possession of heroin and cocaine with intent to distribute. The two Holyoke brothers will be going to state prison, the Chicopee man to the Hampden County Correctional Center in Ludlow.
Firefighters battling 3-alarm house blaze in Worcester
WORCESTER, MASS. (WHDH) - Firefighters are battling a three-alarm house blaze in Worcester. Flames broke out on Allen Street early Wednesday morning. This is a developing story; stay with 7News on air and online for the latest updates.
Craft beer restaurant owner buys Riviera strip club
The owner of a craft beer restaurant franchise has purchased the Riviera Show Club on Southbridge Street, but no changes are planned just yet. The Worcester License Commission approved the transfer of the business' liquor and entertainment license to CBE Worcester, LLC, which is doing business as Cr
Liam Neeson visits patients and staff at St. Vincent Cancer Center in Worcester
WORCESTER - Liam Neeson, in Worcester for the filming of a movie, visited St. Vincent Cancer and Wellness Center this week. The actor is filming scenes of the action flick "Honest Thief" at various venues in the city. He met with patients and staff, posing for pictures.
Grafton police log, Dec. 14 edition
12:02 a.m. Arrested, Varun Gudimetla Hanumath, 26, of 112 Village Green N, Apt. C, Riverside, R.I., for OUI-liquor or .08%, speeding/rate of speeding greater than was reasonable and proper, marked lanes violation.
Northborough Man Indicted for Murder of Female Dancer found in Burning Car Last December
WORCESTER – A Worcester County grand jury handed up an indictment on Monday charging 57-year-old Steven Foley, of Northborough, with murder in the death of a Sterling woman whose body was found in the trunk of her burning car in Hope Cemetery.
Pedestrian seriously injured after being hit by vehicle in Fitchburg
FITCHBURG, Mass. - A pedestrian was seriously injured in Wednesday evening after being hit by a vehicle, the Fitchburg Fire Department says. According to officials, a call came in at around 5:30 p.m. for a person struck in the area of 439 John Fitch Highway.
Cousin Charged With Killing West Brookfield Family Due In Court
WEST BROOKFIELD (CBS) – The man charged in the brutal murder a West Brookfield mother and her three young children is due in court Wednesday. Matthew Locke is set to be arraigned in Worcester Superior Court.
Funeral Plans Set For Fallen Worcester Firefighter
WORCESTER (WBZ-AM) -- Preparations are underway to honor Worcester Firefighter Christopher Roy, killed Sunday while fighting a five-alarm blaze. A wake for Roy will be held Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at St. John's Catholic Church at 44 Temple Street. The funeral for the 36-year-old will be held at St.
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
Firefighter dead after multi-alarm fire in Worcester
WORCESTER, Mass. (WWLP( - A firefighter in Worcester died Sunday morning while working to put out a multi-alarm fire. According to the West Brookfield Fire Department, the firefighter died "in the line of duty" Sunday morning.
Paxton man accused of killing brother with hammer arraigned on murder charge
PAXTON, MASS. (WHDH) - A Paxton man accused of killing his brother with a hammer earlier this month was arraigned on a murder charge on Monday, officials said. Alexander Asia, 24, was arraigned on a murder charge in connection with the Dec. 2 death of his 23-year-old brother, Innocent Asia, accordin
Multi-vehicle crash involving dump truck shuts down I-190 in Worcester
WORCESTER, MASS. (WHDH) - A multi-vehicle crash involving a dump truck has shut down a section of Interstate 190 in Worcester, officials said. Troopers responding to the northbound side of the highway about 12:30 p.m. found several vehicles that had crashed near Exit 1, according to Massachusetts St
Body of Firefighter Christopher Roy returns to Worcester after fatal blaze
The body of Worcester Firefighter Christopher Roy has returned to the city where he served the public and lost his life. Roy, a 36-year-old father and Shrewsbury resident, died from injuries sustained while battling a blaze in a three-story Lowell Street apartment building on Sunday morning in Worce