Worcester County Jan 3

Police Investigate Apparent Murder-Suicide in Charlton: DA

State police are investigating an apparent murder-suicide that took place at a Charlton, Massachusetts home Saturday night, Worcester County District Attorney Joseph Early Jr. said. Police responded t...

  • Worcester Oct 12, 2020

    Hundreds of Worcester City Workers Targeted in Insurance Benefits Scam

    More than 550 employees of Worcester have been targeted in a nationwide unemployment insurance benefits scam, city officials say. The scam involves identity thieves using the victims’ personal information to file claims for unemployment benefits. The city received about 40 fraudulent claims from March to mid-August, Dori Vecchio, the city&#82...
  • Worcester Sep 23, 2020

    Holy Cross President to Step Down in 2021

    Rev. Philip Boroughs, president of the College of the Holy Cross, plans to retire in 2021. Boroughs said during a live video address to campus on Tuesday that he will stay on board until June 30 and then take a one-year sabbatical before receiving a new assignment from the Jesuit Order. A national search for the Worcester college’s next president&#...
  • fall sports Sep 18, 2020

    New High-Risk Communities on Mass. COVID Map Get Abrupt End to Fall Sports

    All school fall sports in Worcester were postponed just days before practice was set to begin after the city’s being designated as high risk of spreading the coronavirus by Massachusetts health officials Wednesday. Any city in the COVID-19 red zone on the state’s map — high-risk cities are marked red — must postpone the fall...
  • cyberstalking Sep 16, 2020

    Ex-Deputy Sheriff Gets 18 Years for Exploiting Young Girls

    A former deputy sheriff from Texas has been sentenced to more than 18 years in prison for sexually exploiting young girls from Massachusetts he met online, federal prosecutors said.

  • Worcester Sep 9, 2020

    Worcester Investigation Leads to Arrest of 2 Men on Drug, Weapons Charges

    Two Massachusetts men are facing drug and weapons charges following a narcotics investigation by state police on Wednesday, the Worcester County District Attorney’s office announced. The investigation took place all day long in a fourth-floor apartment at 85 Harding St. following the execution of a search warrant, according to Worcester Distr...
  • breaking and entering Aug 7, 2020

    Man Charged With Breaking in to Jewish Temple in Worcester

    A Massachusetts man is facing charges for allegedly breaking into a Jewish temple, then returning to try and break in again, police said. Kyle Wood, 28, of Leicester, was arrested Thursday and charged with breaking and entering and vandalism, Worcester police said in a statement. Officers responded to Temple Emanuel Sinai in Worcester on Wednesday ...
  • Worcester Jul 28, 2020

    Man Hospitalized With Serious Injuries After Being Shot in Worcester, Police Say

    A man was hospitalized early Tuesday morning after being shot in Worcester, Massachusetts, police said. After receiving a report of a shooting around 1:40 a.m., police said officers responded to the area of 6 Freeland St., where they found a 19-year-old man suffering from gunshot wounds. The victim was taken to an area hospital to be treated for se...
  • coronavirus Jul 22, 2020

    Parents React to Worcester Public Schools' Fall Reopening Plan

    Ahead of a virtual meeting with school committee members and the superintendent of Worcester Public Schools, parents are reacting to the district’s hybrid fall reopening plans. The virtual meeting was scheduled for Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. and expected to discuss two hybrid back-to-school models the district came up with earlier this week. In t...
  • Worcester Jul 11, 2020

    Worcester Warns Businesses and Their Patrons to Follow Coronavirus Guidelines

    Worcester city inspectors say they’ll be watching closely and doing unannounced inspections after fielding numerous complaints about businesses and their patrons not following COVID-19 safety protocols in recent days. “We’re going out in the evening, on the weekends and looking at the restaurants,” said Worcester’s director of housing and hea...
  • Worcester Jun 30, 2020

    Man Fatally Stabbed in Worcester, Police Say

    A man was fatally stabbed early Tuesday morning in Worcester, Massachusetts, police said. Officers were called to Cutler Street near Grafton Street at about 1 a.m. for a report of a stabbing where they located a 29-year-old man with stab wounds, according to Worcester police. The victim was taken to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead, po...
  • Molly Bish Jun 28, 2020

    Molly Bish's Disappearance Still Unsolved After 20 Years

    Twenty years after Molly Bish disappeared while working her lifeguard shift at Comins Pond in Warren, Massachusetts, her family held a vigil there with 20 cars and 20 light jars. Molly was 16 when she disappeared on June 27, 2000. Three years later, her partial remains were found in nearby Palmer, but no one has ever been charged in the…...
  • Massachusetts State Police Jun 24, 2020

    Worcester's DA Accused of Violating Ethics Law in Police Report Altering Scandal

    Massachusetts ethics officials have accused the district attorney for Worcester County of violating state conflict of interest law by ordering one of his prosecutors to replace a police report containing embarrassing details about the arrest of a judge’s daughter with a sanitized version. The State Ethics Commission’s enforcement division said Wedn...
  • Worcester Jun 24, 2020

    City Councilors Reconsidering Increase in Worcester Police Budget After Protest

    Protesters gathered outside City Hall in Worcester, Massachusetts, to voice their opposition to an increase in the police department’s budget, and city officials now say they will reconsider their decision. The demonstrators objected to city councilors’ unanimous vote last Tuesday to raise the budget of the Worcester Police Department b...
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