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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.
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."
Lowell man rejects plea deal in deadly incident
Gloribel Oregno courtesy photoSun staff photos can be ordered by visiting ourSmugMugsite.LOWELL -- A 29-year-old Lowell man charged with fatally driving over a woman outside the Westminster Village apartments two years ago rejected a plea deal that would have sent him to prison for 7 to 10 years.The
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.
Nashua Man Wins $390K In Lottery, Will Pay Off Student Loans
NASHUA, NH — A Nashua man turned a $2 lottery ticket into $390,000 after hitting a jackpot. Peter Nguyen won the Massachusetts State Lottery's "Lucky For Life" game in a July drawing. He claimed his prize last week and opted for the one-time $390,000 payout instead of the $25,000 a year for life opt
Armed robbery suspects arrested in Lowell
LOWELL -- Two men have been arrested in connection with an attempted armed robbery on Jackson Street Saturday, during which they allegedly chased a man and one gunshot was fired in his direction, police said.
Polito visits Groton, Shirley to tout MassWorks
"If we can partner with our cities and towns, we can make it better for everyone," Polito said. "This is a critical piece of infrastructure that connects places and people."
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.
Senior happenings for Week of Aug. 13
The Dighton Council on Aging is located at 300 Lincoln Ave., N. Dighton. Phone: 508-823-0095. Contact Alice E. Souza, http://www.dighton-ma.gov/
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.
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
Man last seen in Lowell two weeks ago has been found
Bryan Provencher. (COURTESY PHOTO)Sun staff photos can be ordered by visiting ourSmugMugsite.HUDSON -- The 48-year-old man who was last seen in Lowell two weeks ago has been located and is safe, police said Monday.Bryan Provencher, of Hudson, N.H., who manages Provencher Insurance Agency on Lakeview
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.
Ex-bookkeeper charged in embezzlement of $122G from plumbing co.
FITCHBURG -- An Athol woman stands accused of embezzling $122,132 from Fitchburg Plumbing Supply Co. over an eight-year period, court documents show.
Missing NH Man Found Safe
HUDSON, NH — A Hudson man missing for two weeks has been found safe, police said Monday. Bryan Provencher, 48, was reported missing earlier this month. He was last seen in Auburn, Massachusetts.
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.
Alleged heroin traffickers nabbed in Tewksbury
Tewksbury police charged Ruben Ventura, 23, of Lawrence, and Jeanrobert Frenel Jr., 27, of Methuen, with trafficking over 18 grams of heroin and conspiracy to violate drug laws, according to a police press release.
Hulu Series Shot In Tewksbury Makes Its Debut
TEWKSBURY, MA -- Reviews for the first two episodes of "Castle ROck," which made its premiere on July 25, have been mostly positive. While the series is based on Stephen King characters and set in the fictitious town of Castle Rock, ME, crews filmed in Tewksbury last September and again in December.
Massive water park resort Great Wolf Lodge slated for 2020 opening in NorCal
FITCHBURG, MA - JULY 17: Tarsha Ancrum and her son Denzel, 6, of Lynn, head down one of the giant water slides. Great Wolf Lodge is a new waterpark resort. (Photo by Suzanne Kreiter/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
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.