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1 killed, 1 injured in early morning Worcester shooting

Jul. 3, 2020 1:42 PM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — One man was killed and another was seriously injured in a shooting at a Worcester apartment complex early Friday, police said. Officers responding to the Lakeside Apartments for a report of shots fired found the victims near basketball courts at the complex at about 1:15 a.m., The...

Police investigate fatal stabbing in Worcester

Jun. 30, 2020 4:00 PM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A 29-year-old man was stabbed to death in Worcester early Tuesday morning, city police said. Officers reponded to Cutler Street for reports of a stabbing at about 1 a.m., the department posted on its website. Officers located the man, who was taken to a city hospital where he was...

UMass honors 5 faculty members for teaching excellence

Jun. 28, 2020 12:02 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Five University of Massachusetts faculty members — one from each of the system's campuses — have been honored for their teaching excellence and contributions to their respective communities. The recipients of the Manning Prize each receive a $10,000 award, the university said in...

Driver killed, passenger hurt in apparent hit-and-run crash

Jun. 27, 2020 1:57 PM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A 50-year-old man was killed and an 18-year-old woman was injured Friday evening during what appears to have been a hit-and-run crash on a Massachusetts highway, state police said Saturday. The crash happened on I-290 Friday evening. State police say the two had been driving in a...

Worcester district attorney accused of violating ethics law

Jun. 24, 2020 5:31 PM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts ethics officials accused the district attorney for Worcester County on Wednesday of violating the conflict of interest law by ordering one of his prosecutors to replace a police report containing embarrassing details about the arrest of a judge's daughter with a...

Woman charged in death of foster child released

Jun. 24, 2020 8:50 AM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts woman charged in connection with the 2015 death of a 2-year-old foster child in her care and injuries to a second toddler in her custody has been released on personal recognizance. Kimberly Malpass, 39, of Auburn, was released after her remotely-held arraignment...

The statue of Christopher Columbus that stands in front of Union Station in Worcester, Mass., was vandalized early Tuesday morning June 23, 2020. (George Barnes/Worcester Telegram & Gazette via AP)

Massachusetts Columbus statue splashed with red paint

Jun. 23, 2020 4:44 PM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A statue of Christopher Columbus in Massachusetts was splashed with red paint and defaced with the word “genocide” early Tuesday morning, according to a published report. It was the second time this month that a statue of the Italian explorer in the state has been...

Massachusetts police sergeant stabbed in police station

Jun. 23, 2020 2:16 PM EDT

SOUTHBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts police sergeant was stabbed in the back in the lobby of the police station while interviewing man about some alleged threats, prosecutors said Tuesday. Southborough Sgt. James Deluca was taken to a Worcester hospital after he was injured just before 10 p.m....

Woman charged in death of foster child, 2, in her care

Jun. 23, 2020 8:43 AM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts woman faces charges in connection with the 2015 death of a 2-year-old foster child in her care and injuries to a second toddler in her custody, prosecutors say. Kimberly Malpass, 39, of Auburn, is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday on reckless endangerment of a child...

Indoor dining to resume; colleges plan to reopen campuses

Jun. 19, 2020 4:43 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Restaurants in Massachusetts will be allowed to offer indoor dining and nail salons and other close contact services will be able to reopen Monday, Republican Gov. Charlie Baker announced Friday. Retail outlets will also be permitted to offer dressing rooms, though by appointment only, and...