• Massachusetts April 8, 2024 5:34 pm

    Ayer woman charged with 30 counts of animal cruelty

    Police said they found dead animals in cardboard boxes, and others that were emaciated and suffering.

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  • animal cruelty April 9, 2024 6:56 am

    Ayer woman charged with 30 counts of animal cruelty, DA says

    A woman from Ayer, Massachusetts, was charged with 30 counts of animal cruelty, the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office said Monday. Ruth Maxant-Schulz, 77, is facing the charges in connection with an investigation that resulted in 162 animals being seized from a property, according to authorities. Police said they found dead animals in cardboard boxes, and others that were emaciated and…

  • Massachusetts November 12, 2023 4:45 pm

    Firefighter, resident injured in Ayer house fire

    Two people were hospitalized following an early morning fire at a multi-family home in Ayer, Massachusetts, on Sunday. The Ayer Fire Department responded to 27 Grove Street for a building fire around 5:20 a.m. and found heavy fire showing from two of the home’s three floors, with smoke visible from Main Street. According to the fire department, flames had already…

  • Ayer July 23, 2023 10:17 pm

    19-year-old swimmer rescued from Ayer beach has died, police say

    A 19-year-old swimmer who was rescued from Sandy Pond Beach in Ayer, Massachusetts, on Saturday afternoon after he’d gone missing while in the water has died, police say. Ayer police say they responded to the beach around 3:12 p.m. Saturday after receiving an emergency alert from the medical call box there. First responders were told by on-duty lifeguards that...

  • Ayer March 27, 2023 12:37 pm

    Two Firefighters Injured Battling Ayer Blaze

    Two firefighters were injured battling a fire in Ayer, Massachusetts, on Monday morning. Ayer fire officials said the fire started shortly after 8:30 a.m. at a home on Wright Road. As they were approaching the scene, firefighters could see a large column of smoke from a distance, and the first police officer to arrive at the scene confirmed that the…

  • Ayer March 24, 2023 5:50 pm

    Cleanup Continues After Train Derailment in Ayer

    Those who live near the tracks in Ayer are concerned about the derailment and the immediate response.

  • Ayer March 24, 2023 11:13 am

    Delays on the T as Crews Get Derailed Train Back on Track

    Five train cars carrying 10 shipping containers of trash and recycling materials toppled over on Thursday.

  • Ayer March 24, 2023 6:54 am

    Crews Are Cleaning Up a Derailed Train in Ayer

    Officials say the derailment didn’t cause any injuries or impact to the environment.

  • Ayer March 24, 2023 5:53 pm

    Delays on MBTA's Fitchburg Line Over Freight Train That Derailed Thu.

    Most of the freight train that derailed Thursday in Ayer, Massachusetts, have been removed from the site as of Friday morning, in work that impacted commuters. Five train cars carrying 10 shipping containers of trash and recycling materials toppled over on Thursday — it’s not yet clear what prompted the derailment, which officials have said took place while the train…

  • Ayer March 23, 2023 11:52 pm

    Freight Train Derails in Ayer

    Five train cars carrying trash went off the tracks Thursday.

  • Ayer March 23, 2023 6:29 pm

    Freight Train Hauling Trash Derails in Ayer

    Five train cars came off the tracks Thursday in Ayer; no dangerous material was on board.

  • Ayer March 23, 2023 12:39 pm

    Freight Train Derails in Ayer, MA

    Emergency crews were on the scene of a derailed freight train in Ayer, Massachusetts, on Thursday.

  • Ayer March 23, 2023 11:58 pm

    Freight Train Carrying Trash and Recycling Derails in Ayer: PHOTOS

    A freight train carrying trash and recycling materials derailed in Ayer, Massachusetts, on Thursday, prompting local firefighters to urge the public to avoid the area. The derailment took place around noon near Sculley Road, the Ayer Fire Department said. They added in a Facebook post that, “The railroad cars involved do NOT contain hazardous materials.” Footage from the scene showed…

  • car crash November 16, 2022 12:15 pm

    19-Year-Old Driver Charged in Oct. Crash That Killed Girl, 16, in Leominster

    A 19-year-old has been charged in the death of a 16-year-old girl last month in Leominster, Massachusetts, prosecutors say. Christopher Filz, of Shirley, was driving a 2001 Ford Mustang that rolled over in an embankment Interstate 190 on the evening of Oct. 6, leaving Krystal Mello, of Ayer, dead and two other teens injured, the Worcester County District Attorney’s Office…

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