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U.S. Marshals Nab 'Fugitive Of The Week' From New Hampshire In Worcester

A 21-year-old New Hampshire man wanted in connection with a violent armed robbery that sent a man to the hospital earlier this year was captured recently in Worcester. Melvin James Campbell IV was arrested on Aug. 3 after the U.S. Marshal Service listed him as the agency's Fugitive of the Week late last month. Agents said he was considered armed and dangerous. It's unclear how long he was in Massachusetts.
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Why did this highway sign fall down in Worcester?

WORCESTER - MassDOT is still trying to figure out why a highway sign fell down onto I-190 in Worcester Tuesday morning.It happened at about 7 a.m. on the southbound side of the interstate, just before Exit 1. Luckily, no one was hurt and no cars were damaged.The sign structure is about 24 years old and went up in 1999 as part of a sign replacement project."MassDOT is performing a root cause analysis and will be reviewing prior structural inspection reports as part of this process," MassDOT said. "If it is determined that the sign fell due to a structural failure all signs constructed during the same period in the corridor will be reviewed."The agency also said most sign structures on state highways are less than 25 years old, and the one that fell was due to be replaced in a project that's scheduled to go up for bid later this year. About 50 overhead sign structures on I-190 will be replaced as part of the project. 
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Department of Health closes three beaches for swimming

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — The Rhode Island Department of Health closed down three beaches for swimming Wednesday. The Department of Health said Third Beach in Middletown, Spring Lake Beach in Burrillville, and Harmony Hill School Beach in Glocester have unsafe bacteria levels. RIDOH will continue to monitor the beach...

Massachusetts State Lottery winner: $4M prize won 2 days in a row; $25,000 per year ‘Lucky for Life’ prize won at Market Basket

Two $4 million lottery winners have claimed their prizes back to back. The first $4 million prize was claimed Monday. It was won off of the game “100X the Money” and was sold at Old Gold Convenience Store in Franklin. The second $4 million prize was claimed Tuesday and was won off of the game “$4,000,000 Money Bags.” It was sold at Town Food Mart in Taunton.

Worcester residents asked to conserve water as reservoir levels drop

WORCESTER, Mass. - Temperatures were much cooler Wednesday, but without significant rainfall most of Worcester County remains in a severe drought. The City of Worcester’s reservoirs have dropped to 78% capacity. Water and Sewer Operations Director Phil Guerin said levels are lower than normal for this time of year, but not as bad as what the city experienced in 2016.

Dighton man charged with punching clerk when credit card declined at Auburn gas station

AUBURN - A man allegedly beat a teenager working at a gas station and her mother when his credit card was declined.Police say 30-year-old Kyle Fitta, of North Dighton, punched the 19-year-old clerk in the face when his credit card wouldn't go through at a gas station in Auburn. When her mother, who is the store manager, tried to intervene, police said he attacked her as well.Both women were punched, kicked and thrown against the store displays and floor. A customer who saw the attack went into the store and screamed at Fitta to stop. Fitta allegedly then took the mother's keys and cell phone before leaving. He then drove his car to the Mass Pike where, police say, he caused a crash, assaulted another driver and resisted arrest by State Police. Fitta is now facing several charges.The clerk had a broken nose, a black eye and a cut above her eye that required stitches. Her mother had a black eye, cuts and bruises and a back injury. They are expected to be OK.

Auburn Police Capture Suspect in Shooting, Assault Case out of S.C.

A man wanted on an attempted murder and weapons charge out of South Carolina was taken into custody Tuesday in Auburn, according to police. Officers with the Auburn Police Department stopped a 2009 Hyundai Tucson driven by Reginald F. Neville, 21, of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, which was on a BOLO alert.