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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

MASSLIVE.COM - 2018-03-20 15:36:25

RMV shutting down later this week to prepare for REAL-ID compliant licenses

By Andy Metzger STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE BOSTON - Renewing a Massachusetts driver's license will become a more paper-intensive process starting next week for anyone who wants to use the ID for domestic air travel years into the future. Starting Oct. 1, 2020, regular Massachusetts driver's license

SENTINEL & ENTERPRISE - 2018-03-20 16:24:59

Charges downgraded in Swanzey shooting

Prosecutors have downgraded the charges against a man accused of accidentally shooting his girlfriend in the stomach in Swanzey last month. Originally, authorities charged Matthew E. Brow, 26, of Winchendon, Mass., with two counts of first-degree assault, along with less serious alternative charges.

SENTINELSOURCE.COM - 2018-03-21 16:00:00

Missing Teen Reported In Nashua

NASHUA, NH - The Nashua Police Department is asking for assistance finding a local runaway/missing juvenile. Taina Francisco is 14, Hispanic, about 5 feet, 2 inches tall and weighs around 132 lbs. with brown hair and eyes. She was last seen, according to a press alert, in the area of Amherst Street

PATCH - 2018-03-20 14:55:25

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

WWLP 22NEWS - 2018-03-20 02:59:43

Fitchburg police investigating two armed robberies

FITCHBURG -- Police are investigating after a man brandished weapons and demanded money from two people in separate incidents that occurred early Friday morning. Police Capt. Steven Giannini said Monday that no one was hurt when a suspect described as a white male drove up to a person who was stand

SENTINEL & ENTERPRISE - 2018-03-20 10:32:24

Fitchburg couple arrested in N.J. after police discover 7 pounds of heroin and 2 pounds of cocaine in vehicle

PARAMUS, N.J. -- A Fitchburg couple was arrested on Tuesday by several law enforcement agencies after seven pounds of heroin, two pounds of cocaine and over $40,000 in cash was discovered in their car after a traffic stop, according to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. Candido Tomasini, 35,

SENTINEL & ENTERPRISE - 2018-03-21 19:09:15

Crown Hill burglary suspect arrested by Nashua police

Nashua police photo Peter Hartwell, 42, No Fixed Address NASHUA - Police officers called to a Crown Hill residence around 4 p.m. Saturday to investigate a report that a man crawled through a window and stole money had their suspect in custody before the night was out. Please sign up for as low as 36

NASHUA TELEGRAPH - 2018-03-20 07:00:00

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


First day of spring enjoyed in region as another nor'easter approaches

Before the storm came the springtime sun, in which some in Fitchburg basked Tuesday hours before the fourth nor'easter in three weeks was forecasted to hit the region. "We're in spring mode right now," said Rene Bernard, 67, of Fitchburg, who wore sunglasses and a light winter coat at Coggshall Par

SENTINEL & ENTERPRISE - 2018-03-21 11:02:40

Woman bites boyfriend's face during heated argument

SOUTHBRIDGE, Mass. - A woman in Southbridge bit off a part of her boyfriend's forehead during a discussion on Wednesday, police say. Officers were dispatched to 116 Charlton Street in Southbridge at around 8:30 p.m. for a disturbance call. When they arrived on scene, police found a 49-year-old man b


Expect heavy delays on the Massachusetts Turnpike eastbound near Auburn after a tractor trailer rollover

Drivers should expect heavy delays Friday morning on the Massachusetts Turnpike eastbound near Exit 10 in Auburn after a tractor trailer rolled. Massachusetts State Police tweeted a photo of the overturned truck in the left lane of the highway around 7:15 a.m. The tractor trailer came to rest on its


Woman Facing OUI Charges in Fatal Crash Involving Tow Truck Driver on I-495

A Massachusetts woman is facing OUI-related charges in connection with a fatal highway crash that killed a tow truck driver on Interstate 495 in Andover Wednesday night. Shiina Dionne, 28, of Lawrence, will be arraigned at Tufts Medical Center in Boston Friday afternoon in connection with the crash


Sex Offender With Gun And Crack Refuses To Surrender, Bit By K-9

MANCHESTER, NH - A local felon and sex offender, who was recently indicted on a failure to report charge in Hillsborough County Superior Court, is in more trouble after a report of suspicious activity ended with him getting bitten by a New Hampshire State Police K-9 unit, according to police. Brando


'You are only allowed one overdose' sign found at Mass. Burger King

WORCESTER, MA (WGME) -- A sign at a Worcester, Massachusetts Burger King told customers they will be banned for overdosing inside the restaurant, according to WBZ-TV. It has since been taken down. It read: "You are ONLY allowed ONE overdose and then you are banned from this establishment." A Massach


Shirley man arrested in Ashby for suspected breaking and entering

ASHBY -- Police arrested a Shirley man Friday night who allegedly entered the home of an elderly woman while she was inside, according to a spokesman for the department. Andrew D. Grace, 30, of Shirley was charged with two counts of breaking and entering as a result of the incident, said police Chi


Man held on knife charges

FITCHBURG -- A Fitchburg man is facing charges after police say he stopped traffic on Rollstone Street and Electric Avenue by approaching vehicles while holding a knife Thursday night, according to court documents. Nicholas Barrieault, 32, of an unknown Fitchburg address, was arraigned Friday on th


New cell phone tower up on Route 202

U.S. Cellular has a new cell phone tower up and running in Peterborough. According to a news release from the Chicago-based wireless provider, the site sits between Peterborough and Hancock, along Route 202, and is among more than 155 that it owns in the state. The tower went online Jan. 8, accordin


Actor from Grafton dies after two-car crash

An actor from Grafton who appeared in more than a dozen television shows and movies has died from injuries he sustained in a two-car crash in Leominster. An obituary from The Roney Funeral Home in North Grafton identified him as 33-year-old Shawn Contois of North Grafton. The crash occurred around 8


Police Investigating Man Who Was Jumped, Seriously Beaten in Worcester

The man suffered serious facial fractures, stab wounds and internal bleeding. On Monday, March 12, at approximately 2:21 a.m., Worcester Police responded to St. Vincent's Hospital Emergency Room, for a report of a stabbing victim that had walked in. Upon the officers arrival they met with the 42-yea