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14 hrs ago | WGAL-TV Lancaster

Children apparently live unnoticed in squalor

It was a shocking and gruesome discovery: three dead infants found in a Massachusetts home so squalid that police officers had to search it in hazmat suits. Now, days later, as investigators continue to search through what the Worcester County District Attorney's Office describes as the home's "deplorable conditions massive insect infestation, mounds of used diapers and feces," a picture is beginning to emerge of the family that lived inside.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Entomology, Science, Autos

14 hrs ago | WTVR Richmond

Secret children, living and dead, reportedly hidden by squalor for years

A Massachusetts town along the banks of a river was jarred by a gruesome sight this week: three dead infants in a home so squalid, police officers had to search it in hazmat suits. Little is known about the infants found in Blackstone, including their ages, gender, as well as the causes and manners of their deaths, according to Tim Connolly of the Worcester County District Attorney's Office.

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Related Topix: Blackstone, MA

14 hrs ago | Examiner.com

3 infants found dead inside home requiring entry with hazmat suits

The remains of three babies have been discovered inside a Massachusetts home. It's unknown at this time how the infants died, but the Chief Medical Examiner is currently looking into the cause of death.

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Related Topix: Blackstone, MA

Sun Sep 14, 2014

KCRA-TV Sacramento

Children apparently live unnoticed in squalor

It was a shocking and gruesome discovery: three dead infants found in a Massachusetts home so squalid that police officers had to search it in hazmat suits. Now, days later, as investigators continue to search through what the Worcester County District Attorney's Office describes as the home's "deplorable conditions massive insect infestation, mounds of used diapers and feces," a picture is beginning to emerge of the family that lived inside.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Entomology, Science

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Worcester juvenile court, busiest in state, sees fallout of opiate crisis

Worcester County Juvenile Court is busy these days. Too busy, according to First Justice Carol A. Erskine, who attributes much of the rise in court involvement with families and children to the opiate abuse crisis.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse), Health, Worcester, MA, Hampden, MA, Suffolk County, MA

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Baker highlights differences between GOP and Democrats at Republican unity event

Even the Democrats that Republican gubernatorial candidate Charles D. Baker talks to tell him they'd like the "constructive friction" of having two parties bringing more balance to Beacon Hill. He told more than 175 Republicans gathered for a unity breakfast at Waters Farm Saturday morning: "Don't just talk to your customers.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, Scott Brown, US Senate, Webster, MA

The Shrewsbury Lantern

Shrewsbury Invites you to the "Y.O.U. Inc." Fall Pops Concert Fundraiser

Youth Opportunities Upheld Inc. is hosting a benefit Pops Concert featuring the Youth Ensemble of New England, an accomplished youth orchestra that has toured throughout the United States, Europe and Iceland. Directed by Dr. Connie Rittenhouse Drexler, the ensemble brings a youthful energy to its repertoire, with dynamic performances to entertain people of all ages.

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Go Local

GoLocalWorcester | News | House of 3 Dead Infants is Two Down from Police Station

The Blackstone home where four children were found to be living in squalor and where the remains of three infants were found is located a stones-throw away from the police station that responded to the scene of the crime. According to a Google Maps search, the home located at 23 St. Paul Rd. is 200 ft, about a one-minute walk, from the Blackstone Police station.

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Related Topix: Blackstone, MA, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Door Reminder

The day in photos: Sept. 12, 2014

A woman lights a candle in a sculpture of acrylic shoes and a person representing the victims of 1973 military coup, in front of the National Stadium during a candlelight vigil marking the 41st anniversary of the coup, in Santiago, Chile, Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014.

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Related Topix: Chile, World News, Blackstone, MA, Europe, United Kingdom

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Sheriff donates produce from jail farm

If someone had driven past Veterans Inc. on Grove Street Friday morning, they might have wondered about the tall man in sharp business attire unloading butternut squash out the back of a House of Correction truck. "Bumper crop," a smiling Worcester County Sheriff Lewis G. Evangelidis said of the haul from the jail farm this year.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Sutton, MA, Millbury, MA, Life, Food, Vegetables

Boston.com

Blackstone Woman Charged With - Fetal Death Concealment Out of Wedlock' -- What Is That?

On the current list of charges against Erika Murray, who was arrested after three dead infants were found in her Blackstone home, one stands out: "fetal death concealment out of wedlock." "Fetal death concealment" is simple enough: hiding the death of a child in such a way that investigators cannot determine if the baby was born alive nor the manner of its death.

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Related Topix: Blackstone, MA, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Prison

Worcester County Times

Man found guilty in Worcester employee assault

Man found guilty in Worcester employee assault Kenneth Foreman, 25, was found guilty of second-degree assault of a correctional employee. Check out this story on delmarvanow.com: http://www.delmarvanow.com/story/news/local/maryland/2014/09/12/snow-hill-worcester-county-jail-correctional-officer-assault/15518653/ A 25-year-old Snow Hill man was found guilty by a jury of second-degree assault of a correctional employee on Thursday, according to the Worcester County State's Attorney's Office.

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Worcester Telegram & Gazette

New T&G publisher talks of strategic plan; expanding local coverage

After 14 days in the job, Telegram & Gazette publisher James F. Normandin said this morning he intends to work with every employee from the ground up to put together a strategic plan that will strengthen the regional paper. "We don't want to be the biggest.

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Lowell Sun

3 infants dead in Mass.

The bodies of three infants were found Thursday in a filthy house where four other children were removed by authorities last month, a Massachusetts prosecutor said. A woman who lives at the home was arrested on charges related to the living conditions at the house, according to police.

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Related Topix: Blackstone, MA

WHDH

Mother of James Foley said she was told not to raise ransom

Weeks after American journalist James Foley was killed by ISIS militants his mother spoke with Anderson Cooper about what the family wanted to do to save him. Diane Foley said her son was killed in the most horrific way due to the United States government's lack of prioritization.

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Related Topix: Blackstone, MA

SFGate

Prosecutor: 3 babies' bodies found in filthy house

An emergency responder in protective clothing, left, works on the street in front of a house where a Massachusetts prosecutor said the bodies of three infants were found, Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, in Blackstone, Mass.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

Go Local

GoLocalWorcester | News | Worcester County DA Early Confirms 3 Dead Infants Found in Rat Infested Home

Police Chief Ross A. Atstupenas announces that the Blackstone Police Department, with the help of Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr., and State Troopers assigned to his office and the State Police Crime Scene Services Section, are investigating a crime scene at a home on St. Paul Street. No additional details are available at this time, however, Chief Atstupenas would like to get the word out to the community that there is no danger to the public whatsoever.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Worcester, MA

KSTP

Prosecutor: 3 Babies' Bodies Found in Filthy House

The bodies of three infants were found Thursday in a filthy house where four other children were removed by authorities last month, a Massachusetts prosecutor said. Worcester County District Attorney Joseph Early Jr. said authorities don't know when or how the babies died and no one has been arrested in connection with their deaths.

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WHDH

Kids removed from Blackstone house now in DCF custody

The Department of Children and Families has confirmed they have several children who were removed from a Blackstone house in their custody. For several days police have had the home sealed off, and although they won't say what they are investigating it is being called a crime scene.

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Related Topix: Blackstone, MA, Family, Kids

CBS Local

Police Investigating Potential Crime Scene In Blackstone

Police were forced to use special gear at a vermin-infested Blackstone home as they responded to investigate a possible crime scene.

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