• Worcester 23 hours ago

    Two arrested in fatal shooting of 17-year-old in Worcester

    Two people have been arrested in connection with a fatal shooting of a 17-year-old boy that occurred in Worcester, Massachusetts, earlier this month. Police arrested 21-year-old Kidam Oquendo and 18-year-old Alexis Medeiros on Saturday night in Gardner, Massachusetts, in connection with the death. On February 12, officers responded to the area of Shannon Street at about 3:16 a.m. for a…

  • Worcester February 12, 2024 1:03 pm

    17-year-old boy shot to death in Worcester, police say

    A 17-year-old boy was shot to death in Worcester, Massachusetts, early Monday morning, according to police. Officers responded to the area of Shannon Street at about 3:16 a.m. for a ShotSpotter activation, Worcester police said. When they arrived, they found evidence that shots were fired but no victim. After checking local hospitals for potential gunshot victims, police said they found…

  • Worcester September 9, 2023 7:01 pm

    Man seriously injured in Worcester stabbing

    A man suffered multiple serious stab wounds after a fight broke out in Worcester, Massachusetts, on Saturday. Worcester police said they responded to a report of a stabbing in progress on Townsend Street on Saturday around 1:30 p.m. Upon arrival, officers saw a shirtless man covered in blood and another man holding a box cutter. The man holding the box…

  • Worcester September 5, 2023 9:53 am

    Worcester police chief retires, interim chief appointed

    The chief of police in Worcester, Massachusetts, retired last week after 37 years with the department and seven as chief. Chief Steven Sargent’s retirement was announced Friday afternoon. A short time after the announcement, the city said Deputy Chief Paul Saucier would serve as interim chief, effective immediately. “It has been an honor and privilege to serve the City that…

  • Massachusetts August 17, 2023 4:43 pm

    Forecast: Breaking down Friday's storms

    Thursday evening: Cloudy, ESE wind temps in the upper 60s to near 70. Overnight: Cloudy, humid, few showers/downpours. Lows near 70. Friday: First Alert: Showers & storms through the day. Highs around 80. Saturday: Mostly sunny, mostly dry with a few pop up showers possible. Highs in the upper 70s.

  • Worcester August 17, 2023 6:01 pm

    2 Worcester kids found safe after alleged kidnapping by mother

    Police in Worcester, Massachusetts, say two children have been found safe after being kidnapped by their mother, who does not have custody. Worcester police said they were searching for 47-year-old Tiffany Cancel, who they said took her two biological children, aged 9 and 11, from a Massachusetts Department of Children and Families facility on Brussel Street about 1:35 p.m. Police…

  • Worcester July 14, 2023 3:41 pm

    Person with gun in custody after police issue warning in Worcester

    A person with a gun whose behavior prompted police in Worcester to ask the public to avoid a part of Union Hill was taken into custody. The incident unfolded near the intersection of Cutler and Dorchester streets, Worcester police said. They didn’t say if anyone was hurt or characterize the erratic behavior, but later said the person was in...

  • Worcester June 5, 2023 11:55 pm

    Worcester break-in leads to man's arrest

    Police in Worcester, Massachusetts, arrested a man after he allegedly broke into a woman’s apartment this weekend. Officers responded to the break-in on Millbury Street shortly after 10 a.m. Saturday. The woman said she arrived home to find her front door damaged and a man in her closet. The intruder fled, but not before the woman was able to...

  • Massachusetts January 19, 2023 10:56 pm

    Man Accuses Worcester Police of Racially Profiling Him in Dozens of Traffic Stops

    A Black Massachusetts man has accused the Worcester Police Department of racial profiling, saying he has been stopped by officers dozens of times in the last decade. TJ Juty of Worcester started recording the traffic stops on his cellphone. The videos don’t capture the whole story, but his lawyer, Joseph Hennessey, argues they show enough to counter the narrative...

  • Massachusetts January 19, 2023 7:00 pm

    Worcester Police Accused of Racial Profiling

    A Black Worcester man says he has been stopped by police dozens of times in the last decade as a result of racial profiling by the Worcester Police Department.

  • Worcester January 12, 2023 10:49 am

    Baby Among 3 Hurt in Worcester Shooting, Police Say

    Three people, including a baby, were hurt in a shooting in Worcester Wednesday night, police said. All three are expected to survive the shooting, which was reported near Harlem Street about 10:45 p.m., Worcester police said Thursday. When officers arrived at the scene of the shooting, they were told that the three injured people were at a local hospital. It…

  • Worcester Police Department November 15, 2022 6:35 pm

    DOJ Investigating Worcester Police Department

    The Worcester Police Department is under investigation over allegations of excessive force and racial discrimination.

  • Worcester Police Department November 15, 2022 6:37 pm

    Justice Department Launches Investigation Into Worcester Police Department

    A Justice Department investigation will address whether the Worcester Police Department has a pattern of excessive use of force and discriminatory policing based on race or sex is underway, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts confirmed Tuesday. The U.S. Attorney’s Office will look into department policies, procedures, training and other elements to determine if there is...

  • Worcester October 14, 2022 7:21 pm

    Car Splits in Half After Crashing Into Worcester Doughnut Store

    The damage from the crash forced the store to temporarily closed.

  • Worcester October 14, 2022 6:14 am

    Car Runs Into Honey Dew Donuts in Worcester

    The front entry way was completely smashed up, and tables and chairs were on top of each other. Shattered glass was all over the floor.

  • Worcester October 14, 2022 7:24 pm

    Car Smashes Through Honey Dew Donuts in Worcester

    A car ran into a Honey Dew Donuts store in Worcester, Massachusetts late Thursday night. It happened at the location on Gold Star Boulevard when a Honda Civic crashed into the cafe. Police were dispatched at around 10:50 p.m. Footage of the aftermath of the ordeal show the car involved in pieces, and some serious damage to the store. The…

  • Worcester September 28, 2022 11:25 am

    Search for Baby, Missing Teens in Worcester

    16-year-old Giselle Sales and 13-year-old Kati Sales left their home on Cambridge Street Monday with Giselle’s 1-year-old son, Aaron.

  • Worcester September 28, 2022 6:51 pm

    Missing Teenage Girls and 1-Year-Old Boy From Worcester Found Safe

    Two teenagers and a 1-year-old baby boy from Worcester have been found safe after they were reported missing earlier this week, police said Wednesday afternoon. Worcester police said on social media Tuesday evening that 16-year-old Giselle Sales and 13-year-old Kati Sales left their home on Cambridge Street Monday with Giselle’s 1-year-old son, Aaron. WPD said Wednesday afternoon that all...

  • Worcester September 28, 2022 6:23 am

    Police Searching for 2 Teens and a Baby in Worcester

    Police have not issued an Amber Alert, which usually means they don’t believe these children are in imminent danger.

  • Worcester September 5, 2022 2:18 pm

    Officers Assist Man From Burning Vehicle in Worcester

    Two officers in Worcester were able to remove a man from a burning vehicle moments before the entire car became engulfed in flames, authorities said. Worcester Police officials said that an officer located a vehicle flipped on its roof and on fire around 1 a.m. Sunday near Southwest Common Plaza, where a 22-year-old male operating the car was found unresponsive….

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