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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.
Sturbridge apartment building fire displaced 80, blamed on careless smoker
STURBRIDGE - Improper disposal of smoking materials has been blamed for a three-alarm fire Sunday that damaged 40 units and displaced 80 people at the 1738 House apartment building at 489 Main St. (Route 20), according to the Sturbridge Fire Department.
Worcester County home prices outpace state as prices hit March record
Median single-family home prices hit $268,250 in Worcester County in March, outpacing state price increases from last year, according to a report Wednesday from the Boston real estate firm The Warren Group.
Viral picture: Men invite elderly woman to sit with them when they see her eating alone
OXFORD, Ala. — An Alabama man is warming hearts across the internet with a now-viral act of kindness. According to his Facebook post, Jamario Howard was eating at Brad's Bar-B-Que in Oxford last week when he noticed an elderly woman eating alone.
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
Tick Season Has Arrived In Massachusetts, Health Department Says
BOSTON (CBS) – It’s feeling like spring in Massachusetts and summer is just around the corner. Unfortunately that also means it’s time to start checking for ticks. The state’s department of public health announced Wednesday that “tick season has arrived in Massachusetts.”
More than 40 people without a home after multi-unit fire in Sturbridge
STURBRIDGE, Mass. (WWLP) - More than 40 people are without a home after an apartment building fire Sunday morning. Sturbridge Fire Department, along with crews from Warren and Spencer, were called to a three-alarm fire on Main Street just before 7 a.m. Easter Sunday morning.
Trump’s threat to go to court over impeachment defies ruling
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday he’ll go directly to the U.S. Supreme Court “if the partisan Dems” ever try to impeach him. But Trump’s strategy could run into a roadblock: the high court itself, which said in 1993 that the framers of the U.S. Constitution didn’t intend for t
Martinez is special guest at Worcester County Sheriff’s dinner
Sutton – Each spring, Worcester County Sheriff Lewis Evangelidis welcomes his office’s reserve deputies to a dinner and swearing-in ceremony. This year, at the event held April 14 at Pleasant Valley Golf Club in Sutton, the guests received a very special treat – the chance to meet and have their pho
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
Back to work: Stop and Shop workers end strike
Stop & Shop officials announced on Easter Sunday evening that tentative agreements had been met with the United Food & Commercial Workers union, ending the union’s strike that began April 11, pending an upcoming vote in which the union will be asked to accept the agreement.
Three people arrested in connection with double stabbing in Downtown Crossing
BOSTON - Boston Police say they have arrested three people in connection with a weekend double stabbing in Downtown Crossing that left two people seriously injured. Two people were found with stab wounds near Macy's on Summer Street around 2:30 a.m. Saturday, April 20. Both victims, adult males, wer
Report: Air Quality In Massachusetts Getting Worse
BOSTON (CBS) – The air quality in Massachusetts is getting worse, according to a new report. According to the American Lung Association’s “State Of The Air” report, eight state counties dropped at least one grade after reporting more bad ozone days.
Survey: Massachusetts commuters fed up, want action now on transportation
BOSTON (AP) — A survey finds that many Massachusetts commuters are so fed up with traffic congestion and transit delays that they’re thinking about changing jobs or even moving out of the region.
5-Story Office Building to Be Built in Left Field of Polar Park
WORCESTER – A 5-story office building has been added to Madison Properties’ first phase of development on the campus of the former Wyman-Gordon lot. The office building will be built behind left field at Polar Park — the future home of the Triple-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox — according to the
3D crosswalk in Massachusetts encourages drivers to stop
MEDFORD, Mass. (WTNH) - A crosswalk in Medford, Massachusetts is making drivers stop and think, with the emphasis on stop!. Two students came up with the idea of 3D crosswalks. It's painted outside an elementary school and appears to rise up off the street.
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.
Boy Scout Sex Abuse Cases Include at Least 20 From Massachusetts
Pending sex abuse cases against the Boys Scouts of America reportedly involve at least 20 victims from Massachusetts. The Boston Globe reports attorney Mitchell Garabedian said he has represented at least 20 people who were sexually abused as children by Boy Scout leaders in the Bay State.
Momoh Kamara, the man charged with murder and arson in Worcester Firefighter Christopher Roy’s death, has bail set at $500K
The man accused of murder after authorities say he started the blaze that killed Worcester Firefighter Christopher Roy in December had his bail set at $500,000 in a Worcester courtroom Wednesday.
Students, economists react to Warren's proposed college debt forgiveness plan
Mass. Senator and Democratic candidate Elizabeth Warren proposed eliminating student loan debts of tens of millions of Americans and making all public colleges tutition-free.