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Police: Three arrested after car chase with stolen vehicle ends in Hopkinton

HOPKINTON, MASS. (WHDH) - Three individuals were arrested Friday evening after engaging with Massachusetts and New Hampshire state police in a lengthy car chase, according to Massachusetts state police. According to officials, the chase began in New Hampshire around 4:00 p.m. and ended almost an hour later in Hopkinton, Massachusetts...
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40 rescued from sky ride at Southwick's Zoo

MENDON - A "sky ride" at the Southwick's Zoo got stuck on Friday, leaving people stranded in the air. In all about 40 people were stuck on the ride. This "Skyfari Sky Ride" runs over about a third of the park, giving guests a bird's eye view of the animal exhibits below. One of the owners of the zoo said the ride was closed out of an abundance of caution. "Our employees at the Skyfari ride noticed a small oil leak and they decided to err on the side of caution and with that they stopped the ride and decided it would be...
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Arrest made in connection with fatal shooting of teen in Worcester

WORCESTER, MASS. (WHDH) - Worcester Police are have made an arrest after a 17-year-old was shot and killed Wednesday afternoon, officials told 7NEWS. According to Worcester Police, the suspect in custody is a juvenile. The teen was shot outside Lafayette Place in Worcester, police found his body laying facedown on...

Rhode Island parents found shot to death in home

CUMBERLAND, R.I. (TCD) -- An investigation is underway after a married couple with children was found shot dead in their home. According to a news release from the Cumberland Police Department, on June 22 at approximately 6:40 a.m., officers responded to 28 Birchwood Drive to a report of two adults suffering from gunshot wounds. At the scene, 42-year-old Courtney Huard and 51-year-old Eric Huard were reportedly pronounced dead.

17-Year-Old Killed In Daylight Shooting In Worcester

A 17-year-old boy was shot and killed in broad daylight near south Worcester, authorities said. Police responded for a report of gunshots to the area of Millbury and Lafayette Street around 6:10 p.m. on Wednesday, June 29, Worcester Police said. Upon arrival, officers found the male victim suffering from gunshot...

‘I can’t even speak’: Roxbury’s A.J. Reeves elated to join Celtics Summer League roster

"The emotion just flooded me." A.J. Reeves, a 6-foot-6 guard from Roxbury, will play for the Celtics in the Summer League, he told on Friday. Reeves, the Gatorade Player of the Year in Massachusetts in 2017-18, shined at Brimmer and May in Newton and at Providence College. He grew up a huge Celtics fan and fondly remembers watching the 2008 team win a title when he was a young kid.

Dozens Rescued From Skyfari Sky Ride at Southwick Zoo

Medon, Mass. - Shortly after 3 pm on Friday, July 1st, emergency personnel were called to the Southwick Zoo for reports of 40 people trapped on the Skyfari Sky Ride, according to the MA District 7 Twitter page. The ride allows 2-3 people, per seat, to cruise approximately 25 ft above many of the park's wildlife exhibits. When the ride stopped many of these riders were suspended directly over zoo animals.

Teen Wounded in Worcester Shooting Thursday Has Died, Police Say

A teenage boy has died after being shot in Worcester Thursday night and a juvenile suspect has been arrested, police said. The 17-year-old boy was found wounded near the intersection of Millbury and Lafayette streets about 6:10 p.m. Thursday night, Worcester police said. He was rushed to the hospital but his death was announced Friday morning.
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Huard deaths devastate family, community

CUMBERLAND – The shooting death of a couple in a neighborhood near the Arnold Mills Reservoir last week shattered a family and left neighbors and friends devastated. No words could adequately convey the pain that will be felt for many years to come, said those closest to Courtney and Eric Huard, of 28 Birchwood Drive off Nate Whipple Highway.

Dozens rescued after Skyfari Sky Ride at Mendon's Southwick's Zoo gets stuck

MENDON, Mass. — Dozens of people were rescued from seats hanging over animal habitats after an aerial ride at the Southwick's Zoo in Mendon, Massachusetts, became stuck Friday afternoon. The incident happened at the zoo's Skyfari ride, which operates similar to how a mountain chairlift does for skiers and...

Fourth of July boosts business at Worcester market

WORCESTER — While it might be a little more expensive this year, it seems more people are stocking up on food and drinks for their fourth of July celebrations. Ed Hyder’s Mediterranean marketplace in Worcester said they’re always busy around the holidays. The marketplace has been in the city since 1975, selling homemade, local and international specialty foods.

Man indicted for murder of 20-year-old woman

BARNSTABLE, MASS. (WHDH) - A man who faces charges in connection to the murder of a 20-year-old woman in May has been indicted in Barnstable County. Tyler Gibbs, 24, of Worcester was indicted on charges of murder, assault and battery with a firearm, carrying a firearm without a license, receiving stolen property under $1,200, two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon and aggravated assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.