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Mass. Woman Killed in Crash With Truck in NH

A Massachusetts woman was killed after her minivan crashed into a truck in Pelham, New Hampshire, according to police. The crash happened around 7:30 a.m. on Mammoth Road near Angus Way, police in Pelham said. A 30-year-old Dracut woman was driving a Toyota Sienna when investigators believe she crossed to the other side and hit a Ford F-650 driven by a 63-year-old man from Norwood, Massachusetts.
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Excavators replace shopping carts at Greendale Mall in Worcester

WORCESTER — Construction crews with a bulldozer and excavators were at the Greendale Mall this week before the former shopping center is demolished for construction of an Amazon "last mile" distribution center. On Thursday morning, construction equipment was at the redevelopment site and part of the sidewalk in front of...
Oxford, MAwhdh.com

DA identifies couple involved in apparent murder-suicide in Oxford

OXFORD, MASS. (WHDH) - Authorities on Thursday identified the man and woman who were involved in an apparent murder-suicide in Oxford on Tuesday night. Officers responding to a 911 call from a woman inside a home on Old Webster Road around 5:20 p.m. and a second phone call from a man who was also inside the home determined they were a couple and that at some point, shots were fired, according to Worcester District Attorney Joseph D. Early, Jr.
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Mass. Man Seeks Clemency From Gov. Baker After 27 Years In Prison

William Allen was 20 years old when he was sentenced to life without parole for a murder that he did not commit but was present for — a sentence that would not be possible today, thanks to a 2017 ruling by the state’s highest court. Meanwhile, the man who did commit the crime has been out of prison for more than a decade because he took a plea deal while Allen tried, unsuccessfully, to fight his case in court.
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Freya, 883-pound great white shark, nears Massachusetts after swimming north for months

Freya, an 883-pound great white shark, has made quite the journey in the past few months. The hefty great white was first tagged in Onslow Bay off North Carolina on March 26. Since then, the 11.26-foot-long creature has traveled north along the eastern seaboard, pinged near various waterbodies, like the Chesapeake Bay in Virginia, the Delaware Bay and the Long Island Sound in New York.
Worcester, MAWCVB

Customers jump out of the way as car hits Miss Worcester Restaurant

WORCESTER, Mass. — Customers were sitting at a table outside a Worcester restaurant on Thursday morning when a car crashed through their breakfast. Surveillance video shows the car colliding with a bus before it veered into Miss Worcester Diner, located on Southbridge Street, at 9:36 a.m. The video shows members of a family jumping out of the way and falling to the ground.
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Lawsuit claims Brimfield Police Officer Ryan Olszta is posting defamatory statements on Facebook and ‘tracking’ plaintiffs’ movements in town

A recently filed lawsuit claims a Brimfield police officer has been writing defamatory posts on Facebook and “tracking” movements of at least two individuals making them “fearful that he will appear when they are running errands in order to harass them.”. Plaintiffs Hariklia Crisafulli and Arthur Crisafulli, Jr. are suing...
Springfield, MAnbcboston.com

Man Dies When Home Oxygen Bottle Explodes in Springfield

A fatal oxygen bottle explosion in Massachusetts was apparently caused when the victim started hitting the bottle against the ground, investigators said. The man was killed in Springfield late Tuesday morning, according to a statement Wednesday from the state fire marshal's office. The victim had been trying to remove the...