Two Dead, Two Seriously Injured in Route 395 Crash

WEBSTER - A single car crash on the southbound side of Route 395 on Sunday left two dead and two in serious condition. Massachusetts State Police responded to the Route 395 just before noon and found 2003 BMW 325xi had rolled over. Three passengers were ejected from the vehicle in the crash. All three were transported to UMass Memorial Hospital.
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O'Connor's Restaurant in Worcester to be Sold

WORCESTER - The City of Worcester’s License Commission meets on Thursday, June 30, with an agenda that includes licenses transfers for new ownership of O’Connor’s Restaurant at 1160 West Boylston Street. Brendan and Claire O’Connor opened O’Connor’s in 1989, after immigrating a year earlier from Ireland....

Worcester's Independence Day Fireworks Less than a Week Away

WORCESTER - After two years off due to COVID-19 concerns, Worcester's annual Independence Day celebration and fireworks return on Thursday, June 30. The celebration sponsored by Fallon Health will take place at East Park on Shrewsbury Street and will feature a food court, fun for kids, entertainment from 104.5 WXLO, music by Ricky Duran, a fireworks display, and more.

DPH Reports Six New Cases of Monkepox in Massachusetts

MASS. - The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported Thursday six new cases of monkeypox in adult males within the past week, bringing the state's total to 13 cases since the first Massachusetts case was announced on May 18. DPH now provides public updates on monkeypox in Massachusetts on a...

Worcester Man Sentenced for Cocaine Trafficking, Firearm

WORCESTER - A local man was sentenced to over seven years in federal prison on Thursday. William Hoey, 41, of Worcester, wa sentenced to 87 months in prison and four years of supervised release. Hoey pleaded guilty to three counts of possession with intent to distribute cocaine and distribution of cocaine; two counts of possession with intent to distribute cocaine; one count of using and carrying a firearm during and in relation to several charges on March 7.

Worcester Man Arrested After Making Threats with Machete

WORCESTER - Police responded to Fourth Street on Thursday, June 23, just after midnight, after two residents reported a male threatened them with a machete after a verbal altercation. The man also threatened to return with a firearm and shoot the two men. Police identified the man as Joseph Johnston,...

IT Manager Pleads Guilty to Embezzling from Non-Profit

WORCESTER - A local man pleaded guilty on Wednesday, June 22, to federal charges related to embezzling $366,000 from a Sturbridge non-profit organization. Kyriakos Kapiris, a/k/a Rick Kapiris, 36, of Northborough, pleaded guilty to two counts of wire fraud and one count of money laundering. U.S. District Court Judge Timothy S. Hillman scheduled sentencing for October 14.

Arson Damages Outdoor Maze at Davis Farm in Sterling

STERLING - Davis Farmland, a family entertainment farm at 145 Redstone Hill Road, reports that arson damaged its Mega Maze during the early morning of Tuesday, June 21. During the 2021 season, the Mega Maze was a three-mile puzzle networks carved into an 8-acre corn field creating a living sculpture of the classic I-Spy “Where’s Waldo?"