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Small Plane Crashes At Mansfield Airport

MANSFIELD (CBS) — A small plane crashed at the Mansfield Municipal Airport Saturday, the Mansfield Police Department confirmed. “Please avoid Fruit St. in the interim to allow emergency vehicles access,” the department wrote on Facebook.


Police investigating downed aircraft in Massachusetts airport

MANSFIELD, M.A ( WLNE) - Mansfield police and other emergency crews are currently managing a small aircraft that crashed and caught fire at Mansfield Municipal Airport at around 12:36 pm.


Sturbridge traffic stop yields more than a kilo of cocaine, state police say

Troopers seized more than a kilogram of cocaine and arrested two men from the Bronx after a traffic stop Friday on I-84 in Sturbridge, Massachusetts State Police said. A state police spokesman said Trooper Martin Cunniff pulled over Juan Cruceta, 32, for speeding and a dangerous lane change. Cunniff


Massachusetts Man Remains in Critical Condition After Snowmobile Accident

A Massachusetts man is in critical condition following an overnight snowmobile crash on Swift Brook Road near Stacyville. According to the Maine Warden Service, 47 year old Keith Sanford of Benedicta and 55 year Duane Carter of Spencer, Massachusetts were riding in a group on ITS 83 when the men fai


Man accused of raping boy in Massachusetts found guilty of illegal reentry

A Guatemalan national pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court in Boston to illegally reentering the United States after deportation. Octaviano Boche, 36, pleaded guilty to one count of illegal reentry of a previously deported alien. U.S. District Court Judge Leo T. Sorokin scheduled sentencing for


Kelsey Gaulin, Palmer woman charged with stabbing father, ordered to undergo psychiatric evaluation

PALMER — A dangerousness hearing has been postponed for a Palmer woman charged with stabbing her father in the chest last week after an argument over a Facebook post. Kelsey Gaulin, 27, has been ordered to undergo a 20-day psychiatric evaluation to determine if she is competent to stand trial and as


Plastics manufacturer sells Sturbridge warehouse for $4M

A 65,000 square-foot warehouse on Route 20 in Sturbridge has sold for $4 million. The building at 174 Charlton Road is home to ALSCO Industries, a plastic injection molding company.


Worcester Man Among 4 Arrested After Stolen Car Chase

Four people were arrested by Massachusetts State Police [MSP] troopers on Friday afternoon following the pursuit of a stolen motor vehicle on Rt-93 southbound in Boston. Ivan Cruz-Ortega, 20, of Worcester, was among the four arrested.


Robert Kraft Donated $100,000 To A Massachusetts Anti-Sex Trafficking Group In 2015

Before he was charged with two counts of soliciting prosecution in Florida, Robert Kraft was just Robert Kraft. That is, he is one of the most powerful men in America’s richest professional sport and the owner of a team that has strung together arguably the greatest dynasty in that sport’s history,


Ex-bank teller pleads guilty to stealing from customers

WORCESTER — A former teller at the Athol Savings Bank pleaded guilty to stealing more than $100,000 from several customers, including some in their 80s. The Telegram & Gazette reports that 35-year-old Jessica Vargas of Athol pleaded guilty Wednesday in U.S. District Court to bank fraud and bank embe


National Weather Service issues Winter Weather Advisory

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Hampshire, Hampden and Worcester counties overnight. The advisory will remain in effect from 1 a.m. Sunday morning to about 6 a.m.


Massive Crash Shuts Down Interstate 95 In North Attleboro

ATTLEBORO (CBS) – Nine people were rushed to the hospital Friday morning after a massive crash involving eight vehicles on Interstate 95 in North Attleboro early Friday morning. At least two people were seriously injured.


Webster bans sale of flavored tobacco products

WEBSTER – Stating the town doesn't want to be complicit in allowing the sale of tobacco products that target young people, the local Board of Health recently voted 3-2 to prohibit stores from selling flavored tobacco products to anyone as of May 12.


MA State Police Arrest Two Brothers for 2014 Child Rape

WORCESTER – Early Thursday morning, the Massachusetts State Police [MSP] Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section [VFAS] with assistance from the Marlborough and Westborough Police Departments and the Middlesex Sheriff’s Department arrested two brothers — Dennis O. Orellana, 34 of Westborough and Hilin


Ghost Hunters to Spend Night in ‘Haunted’ Connecticut Restaurant

A team of paranormal investigators will be spending Saturday night at a "haunted" Connecticut restaurant. People at the Twisted Vine Restuarant in Derby have been reporting eerie sights — like the shadow of a child and moving furniture.


Inn at Woodstock Hill to host women’s brunch

A women’s brunch will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. March 8 at the Inn at Woodstock Hill, 94 Plaine Hill Road, Woodstock. The event will include music by R and J, Son-a-Day Music Center, Coventry and speaker Meryl Bishop. The cost is $13 per person. Reservations are required by March 4.


Man got fair trial and deserved his conviction for Dudley Square murder, court rules

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today upheld Jamel Bannister's second-degree murder conviction for the 2013 murder of Courtney Jackson at the Dudley Square bus station, saying it found no mistakes in the way Bannister was tried and convicted.


Worcester market settles food safety violations

J&W Aseda Plaza, a food market in Main South in Worcester, has settled a range of food safety violations uncovered by federal investigators. The market, at 753 Main St., was found to have sold meat products not inspected by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service, acc


Suspected 'domestic terrorist,’ identified as Coast Guard lieutenant with long hit list including Elizabeth Warren, to face judge Thursday

A Coast Guard lieutenant from Maryland who authorities called a “domestic terrorist” created a hit list that included Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, as well as many other prominent Democrats and network newscasters.


Robert Nompleggi indicted on murder charge in fireplace poker stabbing death

A Hampden grand jury indicted Robert Nompleggi on a murder charge Wednesday in connection with the December stabbing death of his roommate, Michael Strindberg, in Palmer. Nompleggi, 62, is charged with murder, intimidating a witness and a misdemeanor charge of violating an abuse prevention order aft