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Alleged gang member tied to Worcester slaying is charged with armed robbery, sex trafficking, witness intimidation

WORCESTER - An alleged gang member who spent more than 2 years in jail in connection with a 2015 homicide is back behind bars, court records show, after he allegedly held a gun to the head of a man who had testified about being shot in 2012. Anthony D. Chambers, 32, was sentenced in November to the

TELEGRAM.COM - 2018-03-21 23:19:18

MA Barber Killed In Front Of Shop Of 41 Years: Patch PM

Northeast Animal Shelter more than doubled adoption fee revenue between 2008 and 2016, even as it turned away local homeless animals. David O'Donnell owned Yankee Clipper Barbershop for the past 41 years. It was in front of that shop he lost his life. A 30-year-old Boston man did nothing to get help

PATCH - 2018-03-21 20:41:48

Drug defendant to police: 'The stuff in that car puts me in prison for the rest of my life'

SPRINGFIELD -- Five men from Western Massachusetts have been charged in connection with a Mexican drug trafficking right that brought dozens of kilos of cocaine, heroin and pure Fentanyl to communities across the country including Greater Springfield. David Cruz, 40, of Westfield, was the first to b

MASSLIVE.COM - 2018-03-22 15:43:50

Blackstone Valley Student Found Dead On Pike In Grafton

GRAFTON, MA-An autopsy is expected and an investigation continues into the circumstances of the death of a woman whose body was found on the Mass. Pike Monday morning, according to the Worcester County District Attorney. The Massachusetts State Police reported that a lane was closed on Monday mornin

PATCH - 2018-03-21 21:15:51

Police Looking for Missing Man From Methuen, Massachusetts

Receive the latest new-england updates in your inbox Methuen Police are looking for a man who has been missing since Wednesday. Police say Michael Meuse, 42, was last seen leaving his Birch Avenue residence in Methuen in a gray 2012 Ford Fusion, with Massachusetts license plate 2GZM80. Meuse is desc

NECN - 2018-03-21 23:06:42

'Two hotheads collided': Worcester after-hours murder trial begins

WORCESTER - The prosecutor in the trial of two people charged in a fatal shooting three years ago told a jury Wednesday that Angel Ortiz-Santos killed Christian O. Puello-Rosado after the two exchanged words at an after-hours party and that the suspect's girlfriend, Shakira Hiraldo-Zayas, then took

TELEGRAM.COM - 2018-03-21 17:11:54

Animal cruelty suspect held as probation violator, also facing drug charge

WARWICK, R.I. (WPRI) - One of two men charged with keeping more than two dozen dogs in squalid conditions at a Smithfield home faced a judge Thursday. Michael Williams, 34, was arraigned on 25 counts of animal cruelty but the judge said the lead charge against him was growing marijuana with an expir

WPRI - 2018-03-22 18:38:20

CT Man Arrested On I-395 For Trafficking Cocaine

WEBSTER, MA-When police pulled over to see if a person needed help in the breakdown lane, it ended in an arrest for drugs. Around 9 p.m. on Thursday, March 8, Troopers Daniel Cahill and Trooper Jonathan Arias were on patrol of Route 395 in Webster and spotted a Hyundai Genesis pulled over in the br

PATCH - 2018-03-21 19:08:12

Woman's body found near Mass. Turnpike overpass in Grafton

Grafton - The Worcester County District Attorney's Office released this statement this afternoon: The State Police Detectives assigned to the Worcester County District Attorney's Office are investigating the unattended death of a young woman whose body was discovered before 7 a.m. today on the westb


Young woman found dead along Turnpike is identified

GRAFTON, Mass. (AP) - A high school student has been found dead on the side of the Massachusetts Turnpike. Police say the woman was found Monday morning before 7 a.m. on the westbound side of the road under an overpass. The Worcester County District Attorney's office says the body was near a road ma


Grafton girl found dead on Mass. Pike

Alexandra Valoras in December 2017. File photo. The body of a Grafton girl who attended Blackstone Valley Regional Technical High School was discovered Monday morning on the Mass Pike, just beneath the North Street overpass. A statement from BVT said the student is Alexandra Valoras, a junior in the


Shakeup in the Massachusetts State Police: 19 troopers to face duty status hearings after troopers caught not working enforcement on Mass. Pike

The discovery of payroll discrepancies for troopers assigned to patrol shifts on the Massachusetts Turnpike during specialized enforcement came to a head Tuesday when authorities at the Massachusetts State Police announced duty status hearings for 19 members of the Massachusetts State Police. A Stat


Pregnant widow mourning husband who died trying to save their 2 sons

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - The Hampden County DA's office has identified the three people killed in a deadly fire in Springfield Sunday. A man died trying to save his two young children, and he's now being remembered by his pregnant widow and child who managed to escape. Victims of deadly fire on


School closings and delays for Massachusetts for Wednesday, March 21

The following school districts have announced closures or early dismissals for Wednesday, March 21, due to the nor'easter set to impact Massachusetts. The National Weather Service has issued winter storm and coastal flood warnings ahead of the storm. The following school districts have announced cl


Medical marijuana grower in Webster wants to expand into recreational pot

WEBSTER - The leader of a medical marijuana growing facility indicated his company's likely interest in cultivating cannabis for adult recreational users. For the past year, Curaleaf Massachusetts has made medical marijuana in its high-end grow facility at 30 Worcester Road. If the company ventures


MEMA WEATHER ADVSORY: Fourth March nor'easter expected to bring heavy snow, high winds and more coastal flooding

Get the shovels ready, again. Another March nor'easter could bring a foot of snow to many areas of Massachusetts Wednesday into Thursday The National Weather Service is increasingly confident that the Commonwealth will be impacted by a nor'easter beginning Wednesday morning through Thursday morning.


Another nor'easter may hit Massachusetts this week

While the first day of spring is near, so is another winter storm. The National Weather Service is monitoring another potential nor'easter expected to hit Wednesday into Thursday. The weather agency released a map showing much of Eastern Massachusetts and a portion of Central Massachusetts the most


Police investigating death of woman found on Mass. Pike

GRAFTON, Mass. (AP) - A young woman has been found dead on the side of the Massachusetts Turnpike. Police say the woman was found Monday morning before 7 a.m. on the westbound side of the road under an overpass. The Worcester County District Attorney's office says the body was near a road marker. Th


Massachusetts State Police trooper placed on administrative leave after allegedly drunk during shift

A Massachusetts State Police trooper was placed on administrative leave Sunday morning after he allegedly was drunk on the job. Trooper Jonathan Brown, who works at the Devens barracks, was relieved of duty around 2 a.m. He was in the middle of working an 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. shift, State Police spoke


Big Drug Bust, Tobacco Fraud: The Week In Worcester

WORCESTER, MA-Take a look back at the week on Worcester Patch. WORCESTER, MA-On Monday, March 12, Worcester's vice squad searched an apartment on Main Street, the target Ruben Melendez, 35, of the same address. Surveillance was set up around the address and around... Read more WORCESTER, MA-A North