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Worcester Police asking for help after body was found near Salvation Army bin

Worcester Police are asking for the public's help in their investigation into an unattended death after a person was found dead on Cambridge Street. Police said officers responded to the Salvation Army on Cambridge Street on Jan. 7 around 9:48 a.m. for a report of a possible deceased person.


Webster man sentenced to year in prison for child porn

Brad Petrishen Telegram & Gazette Staff @BPetrishenTG — WEBSTER – An intellectually challenged Webster man who uploaded thousands of files to an online account where child porn was found and self-reported encouraging a man to rape a child was sentenced to a year in federal prison Tuesday.


Friday snow: Six maps that show how much will fall in Massachusetts

A minor snow storm is expected to deposit an inch to three inches of snow across Massachusetts on Friday, according to a National Weather Service forecast. Much of Western Massachusetts, including the Berkshires, is expected to get between two and three inches of snow. Worcester is also forecasted t


4 juveniles found in stolen car with loaded gun, arrested in Worcester

Massachusetts State Police arrested four juvenile suspects in Worcester Monday night who were reportedly found in a stolen car and in possession of a loaded gun. Around 8:55 p.m. on Lafayette Street, Trooper Ryan Sceviour saw a Volvo XC90 car. Sceviour, upon running a registry scan of the license pl


State teams with Webster Bank to offer no-interest loans to unpaid fed workers

The state has partnered with Webster Bank to offer no-interest loans to federal workers in Connecticut who are not receiving paychecks due to the federal government’s partial shutdown, Gov. Ned Lamont announced Tuesday.


Michael Shaw sworn in as police chief in Webster

WEBSTER – Police Chief Michael D. Shaw and two other police command staff were sworn into their new posts during Monday night's meeting of the Board of Selectmen, while recently retired Police Chief Timothy J. Bent was given a fond sendoff.


2019 NEMA Midgets/Lites schedule released

THOMPSON, Conn. (WWLP) - The 2019 NEMA schedule has been released. The NEMA Lites will have their season opener at the 45th annual Icebreaker at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park on Saturday, April 6. There will be a Test & Tune session on Sunday, May 5 at the New London Speedbowl in Waterford, CT.


Criminals run free while authorities drown in open arrest warrants

By Mike Wagner, Doug Caruso, Daphne Chen, John Futty and Eli Sherman of The Columbus Dispatch, GateHouse Media and Wicked Local — This is the first of a two parts. Millions of Americans are wanted on criminal arrest warrants, including hundreds of thousands of fugitives accused of murder, rape, robb


Local banks reach out to federal workers

GROTON, Conn. (WTNH) - Working without pay while others are furloughed - so they're not working and not getting paid. That's the situation for federal workers in Connecticut. Many are TSA workers and Coast Guard members and employees whose bills still need to be paid.


Worcester County wages grew 3 percent in Q2

Employment was flat and average weekly wages increased nearly 3 percent during the second quarter of 2018 in Worcester County over the same period a year earlier, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.


Massachusetts woman charged with murder in babies’ deaths faces June trial

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts woman facing murder charges after the bodies of three infants she had given birth to were found in her squalid home in 2014 has been scheduled to go on trial in June.


Shooting leaves man seriously injured

WOONSOCKET — Police are investigating the shooting of a 40-year-old man on Elbow Street Sunday – but they’re not getting much help from the victim. Though seriously injured – he was shot in the back and may be paralyzed – the victim is not cooperating with investigators, said Deputy Chief Michael Le


State rejects Charlton marijuana bylaw

A $100-million marijuana cultivation facility was handed another legal win Thursday as Charlton grapples with its proposed 1-million-square-foot cultivation facility. A general bylaw brought by a citizens petition and approved at an October town meeting required selectmen to obtain town meeting appr


Here’s a list of the 100 highest-paid Massachusetts workers in 2018

The below dataset covers the entire Massachusetts state payroll for 2018, including the MBTA, but it does not include pay for the first five months for members of State Police Troop F, which the state recorded separately. To see that Troop F pay, scroll down further. To see data for previous years,


Silver Alert canceled; Smithfield man located

SMITHFIELD, R.I. (WPRI) — A Smithfield man reported missing Wednesday morning has been located. A Silver Alert for 73-year-old Albert Florentz was canceled around 12:15 p.m. Smithfield police said he was found safe at a hospital in Massachusetts.


Man Accused of Stabbing Girlfriend, Kidnapping Her Son to Due in Court Wednesday

The man who is accused of stabbing his girlfriend at least 30 times in Hartford and kidnapping her 6-year-old son on New Year’s Day has been extradited to Connecticut and is due to appear in court on Wednesday, according to Hartford police.


Judge Decides Against Milford Police Chief

MILFORD, MA- A judge ruled against Milford's Chief O'Loughlin earlier this month in his request for a preliminary injunction as his lawsuit against the town over his contract renewal plays out.


Hundreds of vials containing marijuana found in dumpster outside Massachusetts testing facility

Local and state officials are investigating why hundreds of vials containing marijuana and marijuana residue were found in a dumpster outside of a marijuana testing laboratory in Massachusetts.


Poverty up in Worcester neighborhoods, as home values lag

Even with a long period of economic growth and redevelopment through significant stretches of downtown, Worcester has not been spared from some broader troublesome trends, according to a new report from the Boston think tank MassINC.


North Smithfield man, convicted of murder as teenager, granted parole

CRANSTON — The state Parole Board on Wednesday unanimously granted parole to a North Smithfield man convicted as a teen in the 1992 shooting death of 20-year-old Trevor Ramella.