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Harmless seed bugs annoy, confuse residents

Oct. 16, 2018 4:51 PM EDT

FRANKLIN, Mass. (AP) — The conversation goes something like this: "Anyone know what is with the ridiculous amount of stink bugs? They are swarming the outside of our house. I have never seen this many." "All over the place!" "My house is covered in them!" "I'm freaking out!" On several local community...

Massachusetts planning online auction of unclaimed property

Oct. 14, 2018 11:42 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts is planning another online auction of items from its Unclaimed Property Division. Treasurer Deborah Goldberg says her office will be exhibiting some of the items that will soon be auctioned on eBay.com beginning at the Massachusetts Statehouse on Monday. The items will...

Holy Cross plans new performing arts center on campus

Oct. 13, 2018 4:57 PM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — The College of the Holy Cross wants to enhance the performing arts experience on campus with the construction of a $92 million center for the arts and creativity. The Worcester school filed its plans with the city this week. The Telegram & Gazette reports that the two-level,...

Woman charged with prostituting girl pleads not guilty

Oct. 5, 2018 2:56 PM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A former employee of a Massachusetts group home for adolescents has pleaded not guilty to sexually trafficking a teenage girl who lived at the facility. The Telegram & Gazette reports that 27-year-old Ashley Goodrich, of Lynn, was released on personal recognizance after pleading...

Man pleads guilty to federal child porn charge

Oct. 3, 2018 12:33 PM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man who was found with children's underwear and a child-like sex doll in his home has pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography. James Stoddard entered his plea in federal court Monday. He faces a minimum of 10 years in prison due to a previous conviction....

Jury rejects paraplegic inmate's claims of mistreatment

Oct. 2, 2018 3:29 PM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A federal jury has rejected allegations of mistreatment in prison by a Massachusetts man convicted of murder who became a paraplegic in a car crash while fleeing from police. The Telegram & Gazette reports that the jury ruled Tuesday that the state prisons department did not...

7 firms show interest in Worcester Red Sox ballpark project

Oct. 2, 2018 3:03 PM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Seven architectural firms have shown an interest in the redevelopment project that includes a new stadium in Worcester for the Boston Red Sox Triple-A affiliate. The Telegram & Gazette reports that some of them have an award-winning track record of designing sports facilities....

Police: Woman dies in ATV crash in Barre

Oct. 1, 2018 4:14 PM EDT

BARRE, Mass. (AP) — Police say after a Massachusetts woman died in an all-terrain vehicle crash, her brother got upset with his sister's boyfriend for her death, so set fire to his truck. Barre police tell the Telegram & Gazette that 44-year-old Heather Barnicle, of Barre, was operating an ATV that...

Driver faces DUI charge in I-395 wrong-way crashes

Oct. 1, 2018 12:16 PM EDT

WEBSTER, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts State Police say a man was drunk when he drove the wrong way on Interstate 395, causing at least two crashes. The Telegram & Gazette reports that 54-year-old Michael Schold, of Webster, was scheduled to be arraigned Monday in Dudley District Court on drunken driving...

Cooper leads Bucknell past Holy Cross 19-16

Sep. 29, 2018 4:28 PM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Jared Cooper ran for 123 yards and a touchdown and Bucknell scored 19 unanswered points then held off Holy Cross 19-16 in its Patriot League opener on Saturday. The Bison (1-4, 1-0) trailed 7-6 when Cooper raced 36 yards for a score. A two-point conversion attempt failed giving...