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2 dead in murder-suicide at Northborough home

NORTHBOROUGH, Mass. — Two people are dead in a murder-suicide at a Northborough home, officials said. Police responded to a 911 call late Tuesday night from 18 Pondview Way, according to Worcester District Attorney Joseph Early Jr.


Hudson police log, April 26 edition

6:52 p.m. Brigham Cir. Suspicious activity. 7:57 p.m. Townsend Rd. Suspicious activity. 10:50 p.m. Felton St. Noise complaint. 2:12 p.m. Washington St. Suspicious activity. 10:28 p.m. Manning St. Noise complaint.


For Shirley firefighters, one very special delivery

SHIRLEY -- Two first responders arrived at a North Shirley home early Saturday to transport a pregnant woman in labor to the hospital to give birth to a son. But this baby wasn't waiting. They didn't make it to the hospital in time.


Fitchburg elementary school on lockdown after person shot during home invasion

FITCHBURG, MASS. (WHDH) - An elementary school in Fitchburg is on lockdown after one person was shot during a home invasion on Tuesday afternoon, officials said. A search for suspects is underway in the area of Chester Street, according to the Fitchburg Police Department.


Stop & Shop strike cost company about $100 million

BOSTON - The owners of New England's largest supermarket chain are projecting around $100 million in losses from the labor strike that ended Easter Sunday. Ahold Delhaize, the Dutch company that owns Stop & Shop, said the 11-day strike is expected to lead to profit losses between $90 million and $11


The 100 Massachusetts towns with the highest property tax rates

Looking to buy a house? These are the 100 towns with the highest property tax rates in 2019, according to the Massachusetts Department of Revenue. Communities across Massachusetts saw a dip in property taxes this year, even some on this list, according to state data. The median property tax rate dro


Man sought in connection to Laconia, NH death investigation

BOSTON - Police in New Hampshire have released a picture of a man considered a person of interest in a Laconia killing. Police released the picture late Tuesday night of 21-year-old Hassan Sapry.


Greyhound of the Week: Sterling

If you're looking for a lovable hunk to keep you company, then I'm the Greyhound for you!. I love to be right by your side, and once you start petting me ... well, I'll just melt right into you. And soft, adoring eyes? I've got it down to a science.


Man killed in train collision originally from Massachusetts

BIDDEFORD — A Biddeford man killed in a collision with a train on Sunday was a waiter at a local restaurant. Dennis MacGillivray, 42, of Biddeford was walking on the railroad track in the area between Westmore Avenue and Pomerleau Street around 4 p.m. on Sunday when he was fatally struck by a train,


Pair On Scripture Street Busted For Dealing Heroin: Nashua Cops

NASHUA, NH — Two more Gate City residents are facing charges after "extensive investigations into the distribution of illegal drugs in Nashua," according to police. Amanda Tappan, 31, of Scripture Street in Nashua, was arrested on April 23, 2019, for acts prohibited; sale of a controlled drug-heroin


Report on Massachusetts traffic congestion will be released soon

BOSTON — A state report on traffic congestion is expected to be released in the next 30 to 60 days, Gov. Charlie Baker said Wednesday. “It’s pretty comprehensive and it’s statewide and it deals with many of the issues that have been raised,” Baker told reporters at the Statehouse.


Police: Hudson man falls alseep after fleeing Natick crash

NATICK – A Hudson man crashed his truck into an utility pole and drove off early Friday, but the truck stalled about 200 yards away and the man fell asleep before police arrived, authorities said.


Authorities identify person of interest in Laconia homicide investigation

LACONIA, N.H. — Investigators identified a person of interest in a homicide investigation in Laconia early Wednesday. The Attorney General's Office said Hassan Sapry, 21 of Laconia, is a person of interest in the death of Wilfred Guzman, Sr. on Friday.


Police arrest 3 suspects in Downtown Crossing double stabbing

Police have arrested three people connected to a double stabbing early Saturday morning that left two men seriously injured on a downtown Boston street, authorities announced Wednesday.


Two people shot at home in Northborough

Police responded to a home on Pond View Way in Northborough Tuesday night for a report of two people shot. Few details were immediately available and the Worcester District Attorney’s office is expected to issue a statement Wednesday morning, the DA’s office said.


Death investigation underway in Northborough

NORTHBOROUGH, MASS. (WHDH) - State police say they are investigating a death in Northborough. Troopers responding to a Northborough police request for assistance at a residence on Pond View Way just before 10:30 p.m. Tuesday launched the death investigation, according to a state police spokesperson.


Boston transportation woes needs 'surgery,' poll finds

BOSTON - The vast majority of Massachusetts workers experience some level of frustration and anger with their daily commutes, according to new polling that suggests residents view the state transportation system as one in "urgent" need of improvement.


With $400G deficit, MART anxiously awaits state funds

FITCHBURG -- With the state leaning toward increasing its annual financial allotments to regional transit authorities by up to $90 million, the Montachusett Regional Transit Authority is hoping it can help with its anticipated $400,000 deficit projected for fiscal 2020.


Nashua, NH man pleads guilty to smuggling endangered lizards into Massachusetts

NASHUA, N.H (WHDH) - A Nashua, New Hampshire man has pleaded guilty to smuggling live water monitor lizards into the U.S. from the Philippines. Derrick Semedo pleaded guilty federal court in Boston Tuesday to one count of wildlife trafficking in violation of the Lacey Acy, according to Assistant Att


Leominster Offering Free Cup of Coffee for Reporting a Pothole

City officials in Leominster are serious about filling in potholes on city streets, to the point where they are offering a free cup of coffee to anyone who does. Or rather, a local business is offering a free cup of coffee. The city is offering a gift certificate donated by the business, Aroma Joe’s