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Arrest made following Worcester shooting death as investigation gets underway

WORCESTER, MASS. (WHDH) - Police in Worcester say an individual has been arrested after a man was fatally shot Wednesday morning. In a social media post, the department said an officer was passing through Highland Street around 8:20 a.m. when he came across a shooting victim near a Honey Farms location. Giving medical aid, the officer called for assistance while treating the 31-year-old male, according to officials.
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Follow the law when shooting weapons

With hunting season in full swing, I thought it might be appropriate to post this column again. QUESTION: One of my neighbors likes to shoot his gun at night and early morning hours, anytime of the year. I’m not sure what he’s shooting at. He doesn’t own any animals, so I don’t believe he’s protecting anything. Is this legal? Thank you.

New director hired for public health district that includes Millbury

WORCESTER — A health official from Springfield has been chosen to lead the Worcester Division of Public Health and a public health-focused coalition that includes Millbury. Soloe Dennis started as director of the Division of Public Health on Monday, Dec. 5. He succeeds Zachary Dyer, who served as acting director following Karyn Clark’s departure in July to become Millbury’s first deputy town manager.

2 People Killed In Wrong-Way Crash On Route 20 In Charlton: Police

Two people have died following a wrong-way crash involving several vehicles on a major route in Central Massachusetts, authorities said. State Troopers responded to the three-vehicle crash on Route 20 at Carroll Hill Road in Charlton on the morning of Wednesday, Dec. 7, Massachusetts State Police report. The crash closed Route 20 in both directions, according to MassDOT on Twitter.

Here’s When Massachusetts Can Expect More Snowfall

Winter is a fact of life here in Massachusetts. Snow is something us New Englanders look forward to especially around the holidays. Temperatures have actually for the most part been pretty mild but when they drop, they drop. Thankfully the heater in my car is like an oven. I drive Toyotas so why not right?

Another Beloved Restaurant Chain Closes Multiple Locations in Massachusetts

As I mentioned in a previous article regarding the closure of a Ninety-Nine restaurant location in Massachusetts, I haven't been dining out in Berkshire County (or anywhere for that matter) as of late due to trying to save on money. In addition, when I do get dinner from an eatery I have been opting for delivery or takeout due to convenience and safety. It seems like everywhere you look lately many people are getting nailed with some kind of sickness.

21 arrested in Massachusetts large-scale drug trafficking and firearms operation after 32 search warrants executed

Officials have confirmed that 21 individuals were arrested in Massachusetts communities in connection with a large-scale drug trafficking and firearms operation. The arrests were made at multiple locations early Tuesday morning as a result of a multi-agency investigation that took place over several years. As a result of the 32...


The Millbury Public Library is located at 128 Elm St., (508) 865-1181. The website is www. Adult Knitting Group: Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to noon in the Local History Room. Story Time, for ages 3-5: Wednesdays, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. No registration required, but check the website calendar for cancellations....


• 7:03 a.m.: Residential fire alarm, Keith Hill Road. • 10:11 a.m.: Burglar alarm, George Hill Road. • 5:20a.m.: Disturbance, Pine Street. Services rendered. • 6:28a.m.: Burglar alarm, Worcester Street. Area search negative. • 11:05 a.m.: Road rage, Worcester Street. Unfounded. • 11:33 a.m.: Residential fire alarm, North Main Street.

Gov. Baker grants three pardons as he prepares to leave office

BOSTON — Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker announced the pardons of three individuals Wednesday as he prepares to leave office. John Austin, Phillip Hagar Jr. and Edmund Mulvehill Jr. were pardoned by the governor based off recommendations made by the Advisory Board of Pardons, according to a spokesperson. The pardons now need to be approved by the Governor’s Council.

City Council says no to proposed Worcester charter school

WORCESTER - The City Council on Tuesday unanimously, with one abstention, adopted a resolution against a new proposed charter school in the city. “They take our funding but there’s no level of accountability,” District 4 City Councilor Sarai Rivera said of charter schools, which are not overseen by local elected officials. “It’s almost like it takes away the voice of the community.”

Worcester Man Pleads Guilty to Fentanyl Distribution

SPRINGFIELD - A local man has pleaded guilty to federal drug distribution charges in Springfield. Johanny Torres-Rojas, 56, of Worcester, pleaded guilty to two counts of distribution of and possession with intent to distribute fentanyl and one count of distribution of and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and fentanyl.

Crash in Massachusetts leaves Maine man in critical condition

A Biddeford man is in critical condition after he was struck by a minivan in Massachusetts. According to the Portland Press Herald, police in Chelmsford said the 71-year-old man was crossing the street Tuesday evening when he was hit by the vehicle. Police have not released his name. He was...