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Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 07:58 AM EDT

Rapper Joyner Lucas Under Fire for Controversial Music Video Filmed at Worcester Church

Rapper Joyner Lucas Under Fire for Controversial Music Video Filmed at Worcester Church

If you're from central Massachusetts, you may recognize the setting of Grammy-nominated rapper Joyner Lucas' newest video "Devil's Work." It's inside St. Peter's Catholic Church in Lucas' hometown of Worcester....

Monday, May 6, 2019 at 02:35 PM EDT

Suspected Gang Member Arrested at Relative's Funeral

Suspected Gang Member Arrested at Relative's Funeral

A suspected Massachusetts gang member wanted for allegedly threatening to kill a pregnant woman as well as defaulting on a court appearance on drug charges, was arrested Friday by state police at the funeral of...

Friday, May 3, 2019 at 06:19 PM EDT

Worcester Police Begins Body Cam Pilot Program

Worcester Police Begins Body Cam Pilot Program

Police in Worcester, Massachusetts are putting on body cameras for the first time this week. The department has started a 6-month pilot program with 20 officers to increase transparency, resolve complaints,...

Friday, May 3, 2019 at 06:26 PM EDT

Police Investigate Security Breach at Worcester Airport

Police Investigate Security Breach at Worcester Airport

State police are investigating a security breach at Worcester Regional Airport after a 31-year-old Leominster man believed to have mental health issues accessed a restricted area. The incident was reported just...

Friday, May 3, 2019 at 11:00 AM EDT

Worcester Police Department Launches Body Camera Program

Worcester Police Department Launches Body Camera Program

A Massachusetts police department has launched a 6-month body camera pilot program. The Telegram & Gazette reports that Worcester Police Chief Steven Sargent said in a statement Wednesday that the department...

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 11:29 AM EDT

Worcester Opens 1st Recreational Marijuana Shop

Worcester Opens 1st Recreational Marijuana Shop

Residents and visitors in Worcester, Massachusetts will now be able to buy recreational marijuana thanks to the opening of a legal pot shop. Good Chemistry is open for business as of Wednesday as the town's...

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2019 at 04:28 PM EDT

DA: Fire Lt. Placed on Leave Amid Assault Investigation

DA: Fire Lt. Placed on Leave Amid Assault Investigation

A Massachusetts fire lieutenant has been placed on paid leave pending an investigation as he faces charges of indecent assault and battery. Adam LaFlash, 36, of Sturbridge, was arraigned Monday on three counts...

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2019 at 07:04 PM EDT

Call for Shooter at Auburn Mall Prompts Heavy Police Response

Call for Shooter at Auburn Mall Prompts Heavy Police Response

A report of a man with a gun at a Massachusetts mall prompted a heavy police response Tuesday morning. It all started around 11:30 a.m. when a man called Auburn Police telling them he had a gun, was outside the...

Friday, Apr 26, 2019 at 02:16 PM EDT

Milford Police Warn of Thieves Targeting Homes of Funeral-Goers

Milford Police Warn of Thieves Targeting Homes of Funeral-Goers

A Massachusetts police chief is warning of break-ins at the homes of people attending the wakes or funerals of loved ones. Milford Chief Tom O'Loughlin said in a Facebook post Thursday there have been two such...

Friday, Apr 26, 2019 at 06:46 PM EDT

Bail Set at $500K for Man Charged With Setting Fatal Worcester Fire

Bail Set at $500K for Man Charged With Setting Fatal Worcester Fire

The Massachusetts man charged with setting a fire that resulted in the death of a firefighter has been granted the opportunity to be released on bail while awaiting trial. The Telegram & Gazette reports that a...

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8-Alarm Fire Rips Through Downtown Natick Building
8-Alarm Fire Rips Through Downtown Natick Building

Thick plumes of smoke could be seen coming from an unforgiving eight-alarm fire Monday morning as the 10-hour blaze sent three firefighters to a hospital and consumed several small businesses in Natick,...

FIRST ALERT: Severe Storms Could Cause Flooding, Wind Damage
FIRST ALERT: Severe Storms Could Cause Flooding, Wind Damage

The heat wave has ended for New England, with 90s not expected Monday. That said, while the deep heat has been forced south and the humidity has been cut back, it’s still humid enough that incoming disturbances...

New Details Emerge in Deadly Somerville Hit-and-Run
New Details Emerge in Deadly Somerville Hit-and-Run

Court documents released Monday shed new light on a hit-and-run crash in Somerville, Massachusetts over the weekend that left a 52-year-old woman dead. According to the documents, Zewdu Abate Gedamu, 64, told...

Downed Hot Air Balloon Creates Unusual Sight in Andover
Downed Hot Air Balloon Creates Unusual Sight in Andover

Commuters in Andover, Massachusetts caught a glimpse of a curious sight Monday morning when a deflated hot air balloon landed on the side of a highway. A witness said the silver hot air balloon was blocking an...

Massive Puerto Rico March Underway Demanding Governor Resign
Massive Puerto Rico March Underway Demanding Governor Resign

Thousands of Puerto Rican flags fluttered in the morning breeze as demonstrators arrived from across the island Monday for what many expected to be one of the biggest protests ever seen in the U.S. territory,...

Rower Discovers Body in Charles River, Investigation Underway
Rower Discovers Body in Charles River, Investigation Underway

Massachusetts State Police are investigating after a body was recovered from the Charles River on Monday. The body was found sometime before 8 a.m. off Memorial Drive near Magazine Beach. The grisly discovery...