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Breathalyzer results could be thrown out in thousands of Massachusetts drunk driving cases

Each of the state's eleven district attorneys agreed with defense lawyers, the reliability of more than 36,000 breath test results were questionable because the machines were not properly calibrated

WWLP 22NEWS - 2018-08-16 12:45:24

1 person dies after motorcycle hits police car in East Hampton

The Connecticut State Police accident reconstruction squad responded to the intersection around 1:24 p.m. on Wednesday after a motorcycle crashed with a car, police said. The motorcycle is reported to have struck a Portland Police Department vehicle, according to state police.

MIDDLETOWN PRESS - 2018-08-16 11:36:17

Authorities release ID of woman found dead in car trunk

The Worcester district attorney on Monday identified 28-year-old Maddilyn Burgess, of Sturbridge, Massachusetts, as the victim of what authorities describe as a murder-suicide.

WAGMTV.COM - 2018-08-15 14:10:00

Spencer woman identified as victim in fatal trailer-truck crash in Sturbridge

The truck driver, a 54-year-old Manchester, New Hampshire man, was taken to Harrington Hospital by Sturbridge Emergency Medical Services ambulance with injuries that were not critical, police said.


Worcester man arrested after police allegedly find drugs, gun stolen from Washington in his car

VERNON, CT - A Worcester man was arrested after State Police stopped him for speeding and said they found a stolen gun, crack cocaine and other illegal drugs in his car.

MASSLIVE.COM - 2018-08-15 21:38:00

Southbridge police say they solved 20 car break-ins with arrest of 30-year-old

As part of a lengthy and on-going investigation, police detectives on Friday arrested Tommie Lee Goddard, 30, on a warrant charging him with the break-ins and executed a search warrant for his home at 115 High St., first floor, Police Chief Shane D. Woodson said.


Four more Mass. State Police troopers suspended without pay in overtime abuse probe

State police spokesman David Procopio said the four troopers, who have not been publicly named, all had hearings Wednesday at State police headquarters.

MASSLIVE.COM - 2018-08-15 16:02:00

Man Charged With Stabbing On Allen Street

Police headed to 120 Main St. on Sunday, Aug. 12, around 12:14 a.m. where a stabbing had reportedly just occurred. The 21-year-old male victim had been "jumped" by several males on Allen Street during an altercation.

PATCH - 2018-08-16 01:50:34

Helicopter conducting aerial inspections over western Massachusetts

This type of inspection uses special heat-sensing imaging equipment, capturing images not visable to the naked eye, according to a release sent to 22News by Eversource. The helicopter being used are described as blue and silver with the tail number N1431W.

WWLP 22NEWS - 2018-08-15 09:26:26

Final 128 units opened at 145 Front, a luxury housing development in downtown Worcester

The second section of 145 Front, a luxury housing development in downtown Worcester, was unveiled Tuesday as another 128 units were opened.

MASSLIVE.COM - 2018-08-14 18:48:00

Worcester attorney dies after crowbar smashes through windshield in Spencer

John Madaio, a 63-year-old Paxton native, was driving on Route 9 near Main Street shortly before 10 a.m. on Monday when the crash occurred, Spencer Police said.

BOSTON25NEWS.COM - 2018-08-14 14:44:48

A Mass. man killed himself during a traffic stop in Maine. Police found a woman’s body in his trunk.

Authorities say the driver, identified as Gyrth Rutan, 34, of Sturbridge, Massachusetts, was pulled over around around 4:45 p.m. Thursday on Timberwood Drive in Gardiner, Maine.


Massachusetts man who fatally shot himself after being pulled over by cops had a nasty surprise in car's trunk

Law enforcement authorities in Maine reported they found a woman's body in the trunk of a car belonging to a Massachusetts man who fatally shot himself after being pulled over during a traffic stop. According to Maine State Police, 34-year-old Gyrth Rutan was found driving in an erratic manner in Ga


4 more State Police troopers relieved of duty in connection with overtime scandal

Less than a year later, five state troopers have been arrested, and one has pleaded guilty. The announcement of the four additional troopers placed on leave came on the same day The Boston Globe reported payroll fraud had been suspected as early as 2014, but no action was taken.

WWLP 22NEWS - 2018-08-14 22:04:55

State police investigating fatal crash in Sturbridge

Massachusetts State Police logoSOURCE: Ganley ImagesSTURBRIDGE, Mass. —Route 49 is closed Monday morning after a fatal crash in Sturbridge, state police said.The crash at Route 49 and Putnam Road involves a car and a tractor trailer, state police said.AdvertisementNo other details about the crash we


Details Released on How Woman Found in Trunk Died

What to KnowPolice released new details in the bizarre case where a woman's body was discovered in the trunk of a car of a man who committed suicide.Gyrth Rutan, 34, of Sturbridge, Massachusetts, pulled out a shotgun and turned it on himself following a traffic stop on Thursday in Maine.Investigator


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.


Spencer Woman Dies After Crashing Into Tractor Trailer in Sturbridge – This Week In Worcester

STURBRIDGE – Early this morning, a crash on Rt. 49 in Sturbridge resulted in the death of a 50-year-old Spencer woman.According to the Massachusetts State Police, around 7:20 AM troopers responded to the intersection of Rt. 49 and Putnam Rd. Trooper Scott Shea determined that the woman was driving a


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


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.