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31 'Under-Socialized' Cats Found at Fitchburg Home After Owner Dies

Nearly three dozen cats are looking for homes after their owner recently died in Fitchburg, Massachusetts. Officials with the MSCPA said teams from their Boston and Methuen shelters rescued the 31 "under-socialized" cats Wednesday. The home where the cats were found was said to be "messy".


Athol Police Log: April 15

4:22 p.m. — Ambulance to Wendell Street for female party who has fallen. 4:44 p.m. — 911 caller reporting disturbance; about 10 people on their Cottage Street property yelling. All parties sent on way. Advised to find a different way to solve their problems. Nothing physical occurred.


Worcester County Sheriff’s deputy struck while conducting traffic stop

WORCESTER CO., Md. – A Worcester County Sheriff’s Deputy was struck by a passing vehicle while conducting a traffic stop Wednesday night. According to police, the incident happened just before 10 p.m. on Route 90 near Route 589. While the deputy was out of the patrol vehicle, a passing vehicle hit t


Mueller Report: Trump’s efforts to influence Russia investigation ‘were mostly unsuccessful’

The report says President Donald Trump's efforts to influence the Russia investigation "were mostly unsuccessful," but that was because the people surrounding the president "declined to carry out orders to accede to his requests."


PHOTOS: Catwalk removed from dilapidated Winchendon building

Winchendon Town Manager Keith Hickey received $19,000 from reserved funds held by the Finance Committee for the removal of the catwalk located on privately owned property at 283 Lincoln Ave. Extension. On Tuesday morning, April 9, the catwalk was removed by a crane as the Department of Public Works


Athol man pleads guilty to involuntary manslaughter charge

NORTHAMPTON, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- An Athol man will be serving time in state prison after pleading guilty Thursday. The Northwestern District Attorney's office said that 32-year-old Christopher Vinsant entered that guilty plea today on an indictment that charged him with involuntary manslaughter.


Massachusetts Doctor Arrested for Paying 14-Year-Old for Sex

A Massachusetts doctor is facing charges for allegedly paying a 14-year-old boy for sex. Sujan Kayastha, 37, was arrested following a four-month investigation by the Attleboro Police Department. Authorities initiated the investigation after they received information that an Attleboro boy had been se


Joe Biden lends support to striking Stop and Shop workers outside Dorchester store

Former Vice President Joe Biden took the stage outside a Dorchester Stop and Shop on Thursday afternoon with words of encouragement for the supermarket employees who walked off the job a week ago after months of negotiations between the company and unions leaders failed to produce a new contract agr


Stabbing brings police and fire to blossom Street in Fitchburg

FITCHBURG - Police and fire personnel responded to a report of a stabbing late Thursday afternoon in the vicinity of a single-family home at 708 Blossom St., according to a fire official.


Rapper failed to show for concert because he was arrested out of state, police say

BOSTON — Boston police are investigating after a brawl broke out outside the House of Blues on Lansdowne Street. Rapper Kodak Black was scheduled to perform two shows at the House of Blues, but he never appeared.


Suspect in Clinton slaying found dead at prison hospital

BOSTON - Dean A. Valchuis of Berlin was found dead of an apparent suicide as he awaited trial in connection with the death of 58-year-old Roger Bemis of Clinton in February, sources confirmed to the Telegram & Gazette Thursday.


Here's when Popeyes is opening in Leominster (maybe)

LEOMINSTER -- There might have been plenty of people keeping up with the release of the Mueller Report on Thursday, but the burning question that folks in the Twin Cities want answered has nothing to do with politics.


Massachusetts Treasurer Deborah Goldberg says her parents, former Stop & Shop executives, stand with union workers

A lot has changed since the Deborah Goldberg’s family opened the first Economy General store in Somerville a century ago. The company, now called Stop & Shop, has more than 400 stores across the Northeast. It’s no longer run by the Rabinowitz/Rabb family in Massachusetts, but instead is owned by a E


John Cena, WWE icon and Massachusetts native, eyed to star in ‘Suicide Squad’ sequel

WWE wrestler John Cena is in talks to star in the followup to the superhero blockbuster “Suicide Squad.”. The West Newbury native and Springfield College graduate would join Margot Robbie and Idris Elba in the sequel to the 2016 Warner Bros. box office hit, Variety reported.


Opioid crisis in Massachusetts: Where we've been and where we're going

The death totals may be down compared to previous years, but the opioid crisis continues to kill. "People show up for treatment on Friday, don’t come on Tuesday, and then we find out later they died over the weekend,” said Dr. Genie Bailey, a psychiatrist who heads both the research department and m


Mass. Man Arrested On Sexual Assault Charges In NH

NASHUA, NH — A Bay State man was arrested last week and released on cash bail after allegedly sexually assaulting a girl at a hotel in Nashua, according to police. Alwyn Camejo, 28, of Dracut, MA, was arrested on April 11, 2019, and charged with two felony counts of aggravated felonious sexual assau


Health board smells a rat

LEOMINSTER -- While the city's Health Department director said a rat infestation on First Street was the worst he has seen in the many years he has led the department, he said the renters of the residence have taken proactive steps to get the infestation under control.


A Massachusetts Couple With Independent Finances and a "Lucy and Desi" Approach

Welcome to Couples + Money, where we break through the confines of polite conversation. Forget questions about your sex life. We're getting even more personal. Let's talk about what you and your partner are doing—and not doing—with your paychecks.


Red Sox swept after late Brett Gardner grand slam

NEW YORK — Brett Gardner smiled through the fog left from a gaudy celebration in the New York Yankees clubhouse, part of the new postgame routine that includes the razzle-dazzle of a smoke machine and strobe lights.


Mueller investigation: Redacted report released to the public

U.S. Attorney General William Barr on Thursday released a redacted copy of special counsel Robert Mueller’s highly anticipated report on Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.