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Leominster woman pleads guilty to setting neighbor's house on fire
13 Dec 2018 at 8:27am
WORCESTER – A Leominster woman accused of setting her neighbor's house on fire pleaded guilty to an arson charge Tuesday in Worcester Superior Court. Linda Sbrogna, 55, is scheduled to be sentenced Dec. 19, records show, after agreeing to a plea deal with prosecutors.

Mathew Locke arraigned on 4 murder counts in slayings of West Brookfield family
12 Dec 2018 at 11:47pm
WORCESTER – Mathew Locke, the Ware man accused of killing his cousin's wife and children in their West Brookfield home, was arraigned in Worcester Superior Court Wednesday on four counts of murder. In a firm voice, the 32-year-old pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Planting the Seed toy drive set for Thursday evening at Worcester...
12 Dec 2018 at 11:47pm
Planting the Seed Foundation will hold a toy drive Thursday evening at Worcester Fitness to benefit children in need throughout Worcester County. The organization will also raffle off a trip to Costa Rica and donate half of the raffle proceeds to the fund for fallen Firefighter Christopher Roy's daughter.

Fire hits Worcester apartment house: 'I lost everything'
12 Dec 2018 at 11:47pm
WORCESTER – Three days after losing one of their own, firefighters from the city's Webster Square station headed out to another fire, on Allen Street, early Wednesday morning, according to fire officials. Two firefighters received minor injuries at the fire.

Shrewsbury police log, Dec. 14 edition
12 Dec 2018 at 9:33pm
9:59 p.m. Arrested, Ajen L. Rowe, 30, of 3 May St., Worcester, on warrant; Wardell W. Washington, 42, of 71 Fox St., Apt. 1, Worcester, for poss Class Bsubstance, warrant; and Erik C. Turski, 31, homeless, on warrant.

News | Worcester Police Offer Series of Holiday Safety Tips
12 Dec 2018 at 10:29am
"The Worcester Police Department Crime Analysis Unit has identified specific trends during the holiday season regarding increased incidents involving purse snatchings, robberies, delivery thefts from homes and thefts from motor vehicles," write the police. Do not leave your purse unattended in your shopping cart.

News | Man Arrested with Possession of Illegal Gun in Worcester
12 Dec 2018 at 6:13am
A Dudley man was arrested in the area of Grafton street early Monday morning for illegal possession of a gun. Juan Lopez, 40, charged with possession of a firearm without a license to carry, possession of ammunition without an FID Card, armed career criminal level 3, receiving a firearm with a defaced serial number, intimidation of a witness, disorderly conduct, and improper storage of a firearm.

Man charged in Worcester murder will be tried in Worcester Superior Court
11 Dec 2018 at 9:12pm
A year after the body of 59-year-old Cynthia Webb was found in the trunk of her burning car in Hope Cemetery, the case has moved to Worcester Superior Court. Steven Foley, 57, of 76 Shady Lane, Northboro was indicted Monday by a Worcester County grand jury for the murder of Ms.

News | Bravehearts Launch Memorial Fund Benefitting Daughter of Christopher Roy
11 Dec 2018 at 9:59am
The Worcester Bravehearts Baseball Team announced that they have launched a memorial fund for the benefit of the daughter of fallen Worcester Firefighter Christopher Roy. "Like everyone in our community, we were struck by the tragic loss of Firefighter Roy.

David L. Ryan/Globe Staff Fallen Worcester firefighter was a single dad devot...
11 Dec 2018 at 5:44am
Boston firefighters and police officers gathered outside the medical examiner's office to pay tribute to fallen Worcester firefighter. His body arrived at the medical examiner's office in Boston on Monday.

Paxton man arraigned for murder in attack that left 23-year-old brother dead,...
11 Dec 2018 at 5:44am
Alexander Asia, 24, pleaded not guilty at his arraignment in East Brookfield District Court, the Worcester District Attorney's office said. He was ordered held without bail.

NAMESWorcester rapper nominated for 2 Grammys
11 Dec 2018 at 5:44am
Joyner Lucas might need to amend the lyrics to his verse in " Lucky You " if he wins one of two categories at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards. "All my life I want a Grammy," Lucas raps on the track featured on "Kamikaze," Eminem's tenth studio album, released this summer.

Flag status: Half-staff for fallen Worcester firefighter
11 Dec 2018 at 1:27am
Massachusetts Gov. Charles D. Baker has ordered that the United States flag and the commonwealth flag be lowered to half-staff at all state buildings in honor of Worcester firefighter Christopher Roy of Shrewsbury, who died Sunday, Dec. 9 in the line of duty. This gubernatorial order applies to the main or administration building of each public institution of the commonwealth, e.g. town and city halls; other state-owned or state-controlled buildings; and all state military installations.

Jesse Dowd Jr., 76, of Worcester and formerly of Grafton
11 Dec 2018 at 1:27am
Worcester/Grafton - Jesse Raymond Dowd Jr., of Worcester, died on the afternoon of Nov. 30, 2018 after a long struggle with liver cancer. He left his wife, Noelle Dowd; their two daughters, Amy Ramsay and Rebecca Dee; and sons-in-law Bill Ramsay and Jeffrey Dee, as well as his sister, Judith Johnstone; brothers David and John Dowd; and three grandsons, Angus and Liam Ramsay and Henry Dee.

At City Hall, Worcester sorts out what to do with $4 million from previous fi...
10 Dec 2018 at 9:04pm
The state Department of Revenue has certified the city's free cash figure for the fiscal year that ended on June 30 at $4.29 million. The money, which consists of unspent budget funds and surplus revenue from the previous fiscal year, is now available for appropriation to this year's budget by the City Council.

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