Worcester County

  • paying it forward Dec 26, 2019

    Webster Church to Give Parishioners $30K in Cash, Challenges Them to Help Others

    A Massachusetts church is reportedly challenging its parishioners to pay it forward as they distribute $30,000 among the 170 families who attend their services. Rev. Luke Veronis of Saints Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church in Webster made the astonishing announcement during a service last month, according to the Telegram & Gazette. He said the church would distribute $30,000 to…

  • robbery Dec 13, 2019

    Masked Thief Robs Bank in Leicester

    Police in Massachusetts are searching for a masked bank robber who took off with an unknown amount of money in Leicester. Leicester police said the robbery happened at about 5:45 p.m. Thursday at the Cornerstone Bank on South Main Street. The thief wore a black shirt, black bandana, black hat and gloves at the time of the robbery, authorities said….

  • Worcester County Dec 9, 2019

    Woman Charged With Causing Fatal Worcester Halloween Crash Faces Trial

    The manslaughter trial of a Massachusetts woman charged with yanking on the steering wheel of an SUV filled with Halloween revelers, causing a crash that resulted in the death of another passenger, is getting underway. The Telegram & Gazette reports that testimony in the jury-waived trial of Gina Corrieri, 22, of Worcester, is scheduled to start Monday in Worcester Superior…

  • Nov 12, 2019

    Mass. Vape Ban Lifted for Medical Marijuana Patients

    A part of the Baker administration’s ban on vape-related products has been lifted Tuesday for medical marijuana users, as ordered by a Superior Court judge. Judge Douglas Wilkins ruled last week that the state cannot enforce the vaping ban on medical marijuana card holders because only the Cannabis Control Commission has the authority to regulate medical marijuana. Patients will be...

  • Nov 12, 2019

    Baker’s Vape Ban to Be Lifted for Medical Marijuana Users

    The Baker administration’s vape sales ban will be lifted for medical marijuana patients beginning at noon.

  • Oct 9, 2019

    2 Guns Found in Luggage at Logan Airport in 3 Days

    Federal airport security officials say two times in three days they have found guns in travelers’ luggage at Boston’s Logan International Airport.

  • Sep 29, 2019

    Weather Forecast: Cooler, Still Clear, on Sunday

    Tonight: Showers. Lows in the mid 60s. Sunday: Cooler. Sunny. Highs in the low 70s. Monday: Sunny. Cool. Highs in the mid 60s. CAPE FORECAST Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 60s. Sunday: Cooler. Turning sunny. Highs in the upper 60s. Monday: Sunny. Cool. Highs in the mid 60s.

  • Aug 1, 2019

    Deputy Sheriff Charged with Cyberstalking 12-Year-Old Girl He Met on Minecraft

    A Texas deputy sheriff coerced a Massachusetts girl he met on Minecraft into sending him sexually explicit images of herself, maintaining contact with him for five years, according to the Massachusetts U.S. attorney’s office. Pasquale T. Salas, 25, was arrested Wednesday and charged with cyberstalking a minor.

  • May 30, 2019

    Insanity Defense Sought for Worcester Man Charged With Killing Mother

    The lawyer for a Massachusetts man charged with killing his mother plans to use an insanity defense. The Telegram & Gazette reports that a 2018 psychological evaluation authorized by a judge found 28-year-old John Madulka competent to stand trial. But in a motion filed Wednesday, the defense says an earlier evaluation conducted while the case was pending in district court...

  • Mar 15, 2019

    Worcester Firefighter’s Death Ruled a Homicide, Suspect Indicted

    The December death of a Massachusetts firefighter has been ruled a homicide after authorities determined the blaze he was fighting in an apartment building had been deliberately set by a former tenant. Secret indictments were handed up Friday by a Worcester County grand jury, Worcester County District Attorney Joseph Early said. The suspect, Momoh Kamara, 21, of West Boylston, is...

  • Feb 19, 2019

    Health Officials Confirm 3rd Child Dies From Flu-Related Complications in Mass.

    Massachusetts health officials say a third child has died as a result of complications from influenza. Officials said the patient was a girl from Middlesex County. Her death was announced Tuesday. It was the third fatality of the year. Earlier this month, officials said a 4-year-old girl from Framingham and a 12-year-old boy from Milford died from the flu. Both...

  • Feb 6, 2019

    Fire Rages in San Francisco After Gas Line Explosion

    Footage shows towering flames in San Francisco as crews battle a fire caused by a gas explosion.

  • Feb 1, 2019

    Grief Counselors on Hand at Milford School After Flu Death

    Grief counselors are on hand at a Milford, Massachusetts middle school after a 12-year-old boy died Wednesday from the flu.

  • Feb 1, 2019

    12-Year-Old Milford Boy Dies After Catching Flu

    A 12-year-old Milford boy is the first child to die from flu-related illness in Massachusetts this winter. The boy, identified by town officials as Aaron Zenus, died Wednesday after being treated at a hospital.

  • Jan 8, 2019

    Another Icy Commute Expected for Wednesday

    Temperatures have been stuck below freezing across Worcester County—towards the Merrimack Valley and into New Hampshire all day. Freezing drizzle or freezing fog will be an issue tonight. An additional light wintry mix moves through overnight. Light accumulations of a coating to 1 inch of a snow/ice mix will be possible.

  • Dec 28, 2018

    Correction Officer Accused of Assaulting Inmate

    A correction officer at a Massachusetts prison was arrested after he allegedly assaulted an inmate. Thirty-five-year-old Joseph Sampson of Westminster, a guard at Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center, was charged with assault and battery on a person over 60, according to the Worcester County District Attorney’s Office.

  • Dec 12, 2018

    Suspect Arraigned in Family Members’ Murders in West Brookfield

    The man indicted for killing four family members in their West Brookfield home is scheduled to appear before a judge Wednesday. Matthew Locke, 32, of Ware was indicted by a grand jury on Nov. 21 for the slayings of 38-year-old Sara Bermudez and her three children: 2-year-old Michael, 6-year-old Hames and 8-year-old Madison. Their bodies were found with multiple stab...

  • Nov 28, 2018

    Arraignment of Man Indicted in Family’s Murders Postponed

    The man indicted for killing four family members in their West Brookfield home is scheduled to be arraigned Dec. 12, according to the Worcester County District Attorney’s Office. Matthew Locke, 32 of Ware, was indicted on Nov. 21 for the murders of 38-year-old Sara Bermudez and her children, 8-year-old Madison, 6-year-old Hames and 2-year-old Michael. The suspect was also indicted...

  • Oct 3, 2018

    Lancaster Debates Fate of Gazebo From Netflix

    The oldest town in Worcester County has an appreciation for history. A church in Lancaster was erected in 1816, and the library was built in 1867. A gazebo was built in 2018, but it’s not appreciated by everyone.

  • Oct 3, 2018

    Town Debates Fate of Netflix Gazebo

    A brand new gazebo in the center of Lancaster, Massachusetts, did not cost the town a cent, but not everyone is happy with the addition.

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