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‘He loved his job’: Worcester mourns firefighter Christopher Roy, who died battling 5-alarm blaze
A black cloth now frames the door for Ladder 4 at the Webster Square Fire Station in Worcester. Mourners have left bouquets in front of the building, the flowers piled high at the foot of the department’s flagpole — the flag flying at half-staff for a fallen colleague.
Old Sturbridge Village's 'Christmas by Candlelight' recounts simpler time
STURBRIDGE — As an outdoor living history museum that aims to accurately portray 1830s New England life, Old Sturbridge Village seems like the perfect place to see the Christmas traditions of yesteryear.
Dunkin' -- complete with donuts -- unveils store of the future at Springfield College
SPRINGFIELD -- Doughnuts -- or donuts -- aren't in the Dunkin' name anymore, but a glass-fronted cabinet of them is front and center in the Dunkin' Brands store of the future unveiled Monday at Springfield College.
Dudley Man Arrested on Grafton St. with Illegal Gun
WORCESTER – Early Monday morning, a 42-year-old Dudley man was arrested by Worcester Police officers on Grafton St. with an illegal handgun. According to the WPD, around 4:10 AM, officers were dispatched to Cumberland Farms at 263 Grafton St. for a report of a person with a gun. Witnesses told polic
Trial of Salisbury man in 1991 slaying of armored truck guard begins
WORCESTER (AP) — Opening statements were expected Monday as the murder trial began for an 82-year-old Salisbury man charged in the fatal shooting of an armored truck guard at a supermarket 27 years ago.
Attleboro Fire Dept. to attend funeral of Worcester firefighter
ATTLEBORO, Mass. (WPRI) -- Members of the Attleboro Fire Department plan to stand by their brothers and sisters in Worcester this weekend as they bury one of their own. Worcester firefighter Christopher Roy, 36, died from injuries he suffered while battling a five-alarm fire Sunday morning. He leave
Paxton man accused of killing brother with hammer arraigned on murder charge
PAXTON, MASS. (WHDH) - A Paxton man accused of killing his brother with a hammer earlier this month was arraigned on a murder charge on Monday, officials said. Alexander Asia, 24, was arraigned on a murder charge in connection with the Dec. 2 death of his 23-year-old brother, Innocent Asia, accordin
Worcester firefighter, killed Sunday, was a single father devoted to his daughter
When he worked round-the-clock shifts at the fire station, Christopher J. Roy would drop off his 9-year-old daughter, Ava, at his parents’ house before school and then call to check in with her when she got home and again before bedtime.
Worcester, Mass., firefighter dies in blaze
WORCESTER, Mass. — A Worcester firefighter died Sunday shortly after he and another firefighter were rescued from a burning apartment building on Lowell Street. Fire crews responded just before 4 a.m. to the apartment building at 7 Lowell St. Two firefighters became trapped and were pulled from the
Community mourning firefighter killed in Worcester fire
WORCESTER, Mass. (WWLP) - The Worcester city's fire department is morning the loss of one of their own Monday morning. Fire Departments across New England say their hearts are heavy following the death of 36-year-old Worcester firefighter Christopher Roy.
Fallen Firefighter’s Body To Be Escorted From Worcester To Boston
WORCESTER (CBS) — Members of the Worcester Police and Fire Departments will escort the body of firefighter Christopher Roy from UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester to the Medical Examiner’s Office in Boston Monday morning.
Snow Emergency Plans in Effect for Worcester, Dorchester Counties
DORCHESTER COUNTY, Md.- As of 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, two Maryland counties entered snow emergency plans. Both Dorchester County and Worcester County say they are in snow emergency plans until further notice. According to the Maryland State Police, the plan is to assist the State Highway Administration
Crawford Health caregivers strike due to unfair labor practices, low wages
FALL RIVER – Caregivers at Crawford Health and Rehab, represented by the Service Employees International Union District 1199 New England, began a three-day strike starting Dec. 7 in protest of alleged unfair labor practices.
Massachusetts firefighter dies after battling apartment fire
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts firefighter injured while battling an early morning blaze in an apartment building has died. Worcester Fire Chief Michael Lavoie confirmed the death of 36-year-old Christopher Roy in a news conference Sunday morning, hours after the blaze.
Worcester firefighter from Shrewsbury dies fighting blaze
WORCESTER - A Worcester firefighter who was rescued from a burning apartment building on Lowell Street early Sunday has died. Crews were on the scene of a multiple-alarm fire in an apartment building on Lowell Street. Two firefighters were trapped and pulled from the building by colleagues. One was
5 New Houses For Sale In The Mansfield Area
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Police seeking public’s help to identify woman accused of shoplifting in Sturbridge
STURBRIDGE, MASS. (WHDH) - Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a woman accused of multiple shoplifting incidents in Sturbridge. Police say a white female suspect concealed and stole baby formula from Walmart.
Firefighter dead after multi-alarm fire in Worcester
WORCESTER, Mass. (WWLP( - A firefighter in Worcester died Sunday morning while working to put out a multi-alarm fire. According to the West Brookfield Fire Department, the firefighter died "in the line of duty" Sunday morning.
Worcester firefighter killed in blaze
A Worcester firefighter was killed Sunday fighting a quickly escalating multi-alarm blaze while his desperate brothers fought to free him from the inferno. Firefighter Christopher Roy, 36, succumbed to his injuries after he was evacuated from the building, said Worcester fire Chief Michael Lavoie.
Officials Issue Health Advisory After Hepatitis A Outbreak In Worcester
Officials in Worcester issued a public health advisory Friday after a Hepatitis A outbreak. Worcester, as well as Boston and other communities, have experienced an uptick in Hepatitis A cases in the past two months, particularly among people who are homeless and/or using drugs, the Worcester Divisio