Worcester County

  • flu-related death Jan 23

    Worcester County Teen Dies From Flu

    Health officials confirmed the first flu-related pediatric death of the season in Massachusetts on Thursday.

  • 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…

  • Massachusetts Dec 2, 2019

    Second Round of Serious Snow to Slam New England Tonight, Tuesday

    A light wintry mix continues across southern New England with a few snow bursts in western New England. The freezing line is right between Boston and Route 128, and it will remain there until after the evening commute. We flip to snow from west to east across all of New England before midnight and through the predawn hours on Tuesday....

  • Massachusetts Dec 2, 2019

    Light Wintry Mix for Monday Evening

    Monday evening: Light wintry mix. Temperatures around freezing. Overnight Monday: Snow with temperatures in the low 30s. Tuesday: Snow tapers during the afternoon, generally 3-6 inches of new accumulation. Highs in the 30s.

  • Massachusetts Dec 2, 2019

    Relentless Storm Continuing With Rain, Snow in New England

    The snow has turned to slush around Route 128, and all the snow is gone from the coastline with all rain continuing Monday afternoon. The wintry mix continues through the evening commute around I-495 in areas like Worcester, Hartford and Portland, Maine.

  • 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.

  • Oct 4, 2019

    Girl, 5, With EEE Released From Boston Hospital After a Month

    A 5-year-old Massachusetts girl who was once in critical condition with the potentially deadly EEE virus has been released from a Boston hospital after a month. Sophia Garabedian, of Sudbury, was in critical condition after being diagnosed with the mosquito-borne illness Sept. 3.

  • Oct 1, 2019

    New England Residents Cleanup After Storm Slams Area

  • 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.

  • Sep 25, 2019

    UPDATE: Mass. Health Officials Give New Info on EEE-Related Deaths

    A fourth person this year has died from EEE in Massachusetts, health officials announced Wednesday. A man in his 70s from Worcester County died from the mosquito-borne illness, according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. The victim was the 11th human case that has been diagnosed in the state during this year’s outbreak of the mosquito-borne illness.

  • Sep 11, 2019

    Crowdfunding for Sudbury Girl With EEE

    A 5-year-old girl who was diagnosed with EEE remains hospitalized as a family friend raises money for her medical bills.

  • Sep 10, 2019

    As Girl Battles EEE, Crowdfunding Campaign Raises Over $100,000

    As a 5-year-old girl deals with a EEE infection, a GoFundMe page has been raising money to help her family pay her medical bills. Sophia Garabedian was diagnosed last week with eastern equine encephalitis. The GoFundMe identified her after officials said the mosquito-borne illness left a girl from Sudbury in critical condition.

  • Sep 9, 2019

    Person Dies of EEE in Rhode Island for First Time Since 2007

    A person has died from eastern equine encephalitis, or EEE, on Sunday in Rhode Island, state officials announced Monday. It’s the state’s first EEE death in over a decade. The patient, a West Warwick resident in their 50s, was Rhode Island’s first EEE case since 2010, the Rhode Island Department of Health had announced Aug. 30.

  • Sep 6, 2019

    EEE’s Dangers All Too Real for NH Family of Woman Who Died in 2005

    With the threat of the mosquito-borne virus EEE on the rise in communities across New England — two more human cases were announced in Massachusetts Friday — one family is sharing their story about just how real the danger is. Kelly Labell was just 20 years old and still living with her parents in Newton, New Hampshire, when the unthinkable happened.

  • Aug 27, 2019

    Amid EEE Spraying, ‘Quite a Lot’ of Mosquitoes Have Tested Positive for the Virus

    As the map of communities at risk for eastern equine encephalitis continues to expand, health authorities across Massachusetts are testing mosquitoes for the potentially deadly virus. As of Monday evening, 334 of them have tested positive for the mosquito-borne virus this year. That’s “quite a lot, even compared to other active EEE years,” state epidemiologist Catherine Brown told NBC10 Boston...

  • Aug 26, 2019

    Methuen Now Among Communities at Critical Risk of EEE

    After a fourth Massachusetts resident was diagnosed with eastern equine encephalitis, the city of Methuen raised its risk for the rare virus to critical. Monday’s announcement from Methuen comes after a horse there tested positive for EEE. That automatically triggers the risk level to rise, the city said in a statement, and city leaders were meeting Monday afternoon to assess...

  • Aug 25, 2019

    4th Human Case of EEE Confirmed in Massachusetts

    A woman in Massachusetts is the fourth confirmed case of eastern equine encephalitis, or EEE, in the state this summer, health officials said Sunday evening. A woman over the age of 50 in southern Bristol County has the rare virus, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health said in a statement. The DPH did not name the woman, but Robert Sylvia,...

  • Aug 19, 2019

    House Catches Fire After Lightning Strike

    Severe thunderstorm warnings are in effect for parts of Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Maine and Rhode Island on Monday afternoon as intense thunderstorms moved through New England. The weather was even affecting flights — planes were being held on the runway at Boston Logan International Airport until the storm passed, Massport said at 4:40 p.m. Earlier Monday, the heat had...

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