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Worcester fire death toll grows to 4, building owner suspects arson

WORCESTER (CBS) – The bodies of two more victims were found during the search of a 6-family Worcester apartment building that caught fire on Saturday, bringing the death total to at least four people. Heavy fire broke out around 3:30 a.m. at the triple-decker on Gage Street. Firefighters initially said Saturday that two people died and three others were hurt during the fire. Investigators returned to the scene Monday and found a third victim around 8 a.m. Several hours later, a fourth victim was discovered. Federal investigators joined the locals at the scene Monday as the building’s owner openly suspected arson. Jim...
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Two more confirmed dead after Worcester fire

In total, officials have confirmed four people died. The death toll of the massive fire in Worcester that occurred on Saturday continues to climb. On Saturday, officials said two residents had died. Acting Fire Chief Martin Dyer said Monday that two additional victims were found in the wreckage on Gage Street, WCVB reported. K-9 units were used to recover one victim at 8 a.m., and another at 1 p.m.

Man accused of stabbing Worcester bus driver in face held without bail

WORCESTER, MASS. (WHDH) - A man accused of stabbing a Worcester bus driver in the face last week was held without bail after appearing in Court Monday. Dashaun Stokes-SIms, 28, pleaded not guilty to several charges including assault with intent to murder. He will be back in court Friday for a dangerousness hearing.
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Four dead in four-alarm fire at multifamily home in Massachusetts

Four people have died in a blaze that ripped through a multifamily home in Worcester, Massachusetts, over the weekend that caused the roof to fall in and left the structure unstable. The four-alarm blaze was reported at 3:31 a.m. Saturday in the Bingham Square Apartments at 2 Gage Street, a...

Slain 11-Year-Old Girl’s Family Voices ‘Great Joy’ and Mixed Emotions After Elderly Defendant Arraigned in 1988 Cold Case Murder

After more than three decades, the family of a slain New England girl are welcoming news that a man was arrested and arraigned in her death. Nonetheless, the loved ones of Melissa “Missy” Ann Tremblay, 11, are also voicing mixed emotions because it took so long to arrest murder defendant Marvin “Skip” C. McClendon Jr., 74. Relatives, including the child’s mother, have passed away in the intervening years.

Fire in Worcester triple-decker leaves 4 dead

WORCESTER, Mass. — A fire that broke out in a triple-decker in Worcester has claimed four lives. Mass Live reported that two more bodies were found in the burned-out house Monday, in addition to two victims found over the weekend. The fire broke out early Saturday morning. About 70...

4 Dead in Worcester Fire, Officials Say More Victims Could Be Found

The structural integrity of a multi-family home in Worcester continues to hamper investigation efforts after a massive blaze tore through the building early Saturday morning, claiming at least four lives. At first, officials reported that two people died and three were hurt, but two more bodies were found in the...

Massachusetts State Lottery winner: 3 $100,000 prizes won Monday; sold in Lowell, Salisbury and Great Barrington

The top lottery prizes in Massachusetts Monday were three $100,000 winners. One of the tickets was for the game “Massachusetts Millionaires’ Club” and it was sold at a Shell gas station in Great Barrington. Another $100,000 winning ticket was sold at Dicks Variety North in Salisbury. It was for the game Mass Cash. And the final $100,000 winning ticket was for the game “$15,000,000 Money Maker.” It was sold at King Liquors in Lowell.

2 more people found dead in Worcester home days after fire, raising death toll to 4

WORCESTER, Mass. — Two more people have died as a result of a fire at a Worcester apartment house, bringing the fire's death toll to four. Acting Fire Chief Martin Dyer announced Monday that K-9s from the Massachusetts State Police and Auburn Fire Department found the body of a third victim at 8 a.m. inside 2 Gage St., while the fourth victim's body was found at 1 p.m.

Remembering a Worcester music 'superfan'

Many knew him, but few remember how they met him. That was Jason Macierowski, a fixture of the Worcester music scene. “Everyone’s biggest cheerleader,” as Katie Tucker, a friend and former bandmate, said, who never seemed to see a band he didn’t like. Macierowski died in a household accident in early January, and it is a loss that has reverberated throughout the city’s music community.