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Authorities release ID of woman found dead in car trunk

Aug. 14, 2018 7:40 AM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of the woman found dead in the trunk of a car pulled over in Maine last week. The Worcester district attorney on Monday identified 28-year-old Maddilyn Burgess, of Sturbridge, Massachusetts, as the victim of what authorities describe as a...

Massachusetts woman sees son fighting California wildfires

Aug. 13, 2018 3:27 PM EDT

STURBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — For Mary Blanchard of Sturbridge, it was a familiar face on the front page of the Telegram & Gazette on July 30. But it wasn't a local shot. Instead that face was coming all the way from the front lines of the California wildfires. "I glanced at it and thought, 'Holy smokes,...

City officials, organizers search for new skate park site

Aug. 13, 2018 12:59 AM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Worcester officials are searching for a new site for a city skate park that was demolished. The Telegram & Gazette reports city officials and organizers from Worcide DIY skate park are collaborating on a list of potential sites for the proposed park. The Worcide DIY park was...

Man gets up to 20 years in prison for role in fatal stabbing

Aug. 9, 2018 2:35 PM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A man who police say held a woman down while she was fatally stabbed by another suspect in Worcester has been sentenced to 18 to 20 years in prison. Worcester County District Attorney Joseph Early Jr. says 20-year-old Kevin Miranda was sentenced Thursday after pleading guilty to...

Suspect in death of woman found in lake held on high bail

Aug. 9, 2018 7:43 AM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A man arrested in connection with the death of a woman found face down in a Massachusetts lake last month has been held on $100,000 cash bail. Joseph Dalrymple had originally faced a dangerousness hearing on Wednesday, but the Telegram & Gazette reports that the prosecution and...

PawSox officials seen touring Worcester

Aug. 8, 2018 11:47 AM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — The chairman of the Boston Red Sox's Triple-A affiliate in Rhode Island has been spotted taking a tour of Worcester, which has spent the past year trying to woo the team. The Telegram & Gazette reports that Pawtucket Red Sox Chairman Larry Lucchino toured the Massachusetts city...

Massachusetts town condemns more buildings after tornado

Aug. 8, 2018 11:15 AM EDT

WEBSTER, Mass. (AP) — Two more buildings damaged when a tornado tore through a Massachusetts town last weekend have been condemned. The Telegram & Gazette reports that two buildings in Webster were demolished Saturday soon after the storm hit. Residents of another condemned apartment building returned...

Man rescued after water main break submerges cars

Aug. 7, 2018 8:37 PM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — One person has been rescued from the roof of a truck as a result of a water main break in central Massachusetts. The water main in Worcester broke Tuesday afternoon, stranding one driver, and leaving many people without electricity. Several vehicles were submerged, and one man was...

Police: Man lured girls to tent, gave them alcohol

Aug. 7, 2018 8:02 AM EDT

EAST BROOKFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man is facing charges for allegedly luring two girls to a tent in the woods, plying them with alcohol, and discussing sex acts. The Telegram & Gazette reports that 46-year-old William Ahearn, of Barre, was held on $50,000 bail after pleading not guilty...

Testing at charter school show lower levels of toxins

Aug. 6, 2018 10:52 AM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Officials have released the latest results of testing at a Massachusetts charter school where elevated levels of toxic chemicals were detected. The state Department of Environmental Protection tells The Telegram & Gazette tests shared with Abby Kelley Foster Charter Public...