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Parents in Worcester are on high alert after an 11-year-old said a man and woman tried to lure her into a truck. The mother said the girl was getting off her school bus at Ward Street on Thursday when a man in a pickup truck told her he was there as a favor for her mother.
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Fitchburg High School Principal Jeremy Roche listens as Jeff Mahoney, director of Mass Insight Education, encourages Advanced Placement students during an assembly Tuesday afternoon. SENTINEL & ENTERPRISE / Ashley Green Sentinel and Enterprise staff photos can be ordered by visiting our SmugMug site.
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A Massachusetts State Police trooper was treated and released from a Worcester area hospital after the cruiser in which he was sitting was struck from behind on Interstate 290 on Monday night by an alleged drunk driver from Fitchburg. Trooper Keith Pruett was sitting in his cruiser in an eastbound lane of Interstate 290 near the College Square exit about 8:15 p.m., when a black 2006 Honda Accord driven by Zachary Dion, 25, of Fitchburg, struck the back of the cruiser.
The city is looking at removing downtown parking meters and replacing them with one-hour or two-hour free spots. A report from the City Council's Finance Committee, presented at the council's meeting Tuesday night, targets nine parking meters councilors have recommended for removal, including two in front of DeBonis Flowers, two in front of the Historical Society and Joey's Barber Shop, and five along Main Street near the Upper Common.
A trio of Fitchburg residents charged with hindering the investigation into the death of 5-year-old Jeremiah Oliver pleaded not guilty to charges of perjury and intimidating a witness, police or jury on Tuesday. The trio of Christian Sierra, Ashley Cormier and Caily Thibault was arraigned in Worcester Superior Court.
A Fitchburg motorist accused of hitting a state police cruiser on Interstate 290 while allegedly drunk was released on personal recognizance after his arraignment today. It was his second arrest for drunken driving, according to a prosecutor.
The Fitchburg State Foundation Music Lesson Program faculty will perform a free concert at 7p.m. Wednesday in Kent Recital Hall. Pieces will include a mid-century modern piece for solo clarinet by Heinrich Sutermeister, performed by Monica Duncan; the Hoagy Carmichael classic "Georgia" for vibraphone solo, performed by percussionist Evan Lattimore; and selections from the American songbook performed on guitar by Paul Luria.
A good Samaritan got more than he expected when he tried to protect a woman allegedly being beaten along River Street. A man walking out of Beemers Pub thought he saw Zachary L. Vincent beating a woman and approached them to stop the abuse, police Capt.
A Fitchburg man who police say stabbed a pit bull about 10 times with a steak knife over the weekend had his bail set at $7,500 cash Monday. According to police reports, two pit bulls were fighting in the hallway of an apartment building on Granite Street when Robert L. Duckworth III, 19, of 12R Granite St., the owner of one of the dogs, broke up the fight by stabbing the other dog with a steak knife he was carrying with him.
A fire at 66 Almount Road displaced seven people, who were staying with family members Monday night. Deputy Fire Chief Kevin M. Curran said the fire was reported about 7:15 p.m. and crews found smoke coming from the building and flames extending from the second floor into the attic.
A crowd of enthusiastic shoppers and employees lined up at the Water Street Market Basket on Monday to get a chance to meet the newly reinstated CEO Arthur T. Demoulas. Demoulas was at the store to make a routine tour and catch up with his associates, but with cardboard signs displaying his portrait lined up outside, and admirers of the CEO lined up inside, it felt far from routine.
A Granite Street teenager attempting to break up a fight between two pitbulls Saturday morning allegedly stabbed one of the dogs, said police. A 2-year-old pitbull named Grizzly owned by Robert L. Duckworth III, 19, 12R Granite St., third floor, and a pitbull named Ruckus, owned by a 24-year-old woman, had a history of disliking each other, Swears said.
Though the stars of Lifetime's "Dance Moms: Miami" were running a bit late Sunday afternoon, enthusiasm never waned for young dancers looking to learn from expert and well-known instructors. Victor Smalley and Angel Armas -- co-owners of the reality-show's Stars Dance Studio -- wasted no time sharing that expertise once they arrived at Miss Tanya's School of Dance in Fitchburg.
"It's a nice tribute to Roy," said Gerard DelPriore, of Littleton, who was bargain hunting for skid-steer loaders and tillers. Shepherd died in August 2013 after being pinned under an all-terrain vehicle, just 500 feet from where he was born.
Fitchburg State University President Robert V. Antonucci, left, and University of Massachusetts Law School Dean Mary Lu Bilek sign an articulation agreement between the two institutions Aug. 20 on the Fitchburg State campus. ?FITCHBURG - Starting this fall, students interested in careers in the law will have an opportunity to earn their bachelor's and law degrees in just six years, thanks to a new articulation agreement between Fitchburg State University and the University of Massachusetts Law School.
It's been three months since Great Wolf Lodge opened in Fitchburg, and despite continued criticism from a local carpenters union, the mayor and a business official say the resort is a success that's drawing numerous out-of-state visitors to the area. Great Wolf Lodge's niche is to be a cruise ship on land.
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