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11 hrs ago | WTVF Nashville

Autopsy to ID dead boy; body cast off side of road

All Massachusetts authorities could say for sure is that they found the lifeless body of a small boy, apparently cast off the side of a highway.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Worcester, MA, Fitchburg, MA, Deval Patrick, US Governors

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Sentinel & Enterprise

Jeremiah Oliver's family, searchers, strangers gather at makeshift memorial

Sandrino Oliver was so overcome with emotion after learning his 5-year-old nephew Jeremiah Oliver's body may have been found Friday that he collapsed and went into convulsions at a makeshift memorial across from the boy's home.

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Related Topix: Sterling, MA, Fitchburg, MA

CBS Local

WBZ-TV Sources: Body Found In Sterling Believed To Be Jeremiah Oliver

Sources told WBZ-TV Friday that the body of a small child has been found off Interstate 190 in Sterling and those sources believe it is the body of missing Fitchburg boy Jeremiah Oliver .

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Related Topix: Sterling, MA, Fitchburg, MA, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Sentinel & Enterprise

Leominster diner arson suspect arraigned in superior court

A Fitchburg man was arraigned in Worcester Superior Court Thursday for his alleged involvement in a fire a Leominster breakfast diner that is being blamed on arson.

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Related Topix: Leominster, MA, Fire, Fitchburg, MA

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Courthouse Records

Edgardo Colon , 35, of the Worcester County Jail and House of Correction, West Boylston, was sentenced to 3 to 31 2 years in Walpole State Prison after pleading guilty to armed robbery.

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Related Topix: Boylston, MA, West Boylston, MA, State Prisons, Prison

MassLive.com

Spring means moose are on the move, with latest sighting at...

A moose frolicked on the campus of Greenfield's Stonleigh-Burnham School earlier this week, even taking a plunge in a campus pond before heading for greener pastures.

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Related Topix: Franklin County, MA

Sentinel & Enterprise

Leominster auto-shop owner charged after drug search

A Pleasant Street man who owns and operates Tata Auto Repair on Marguerite Avenue in Leominster is free on bail after being arraigned on charges of possession of a Class A and B drug with intent to distribute.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Leominster, MA

Go Local

Should Domestic Abuse Victims in MA Have Easier Access to Guns?

As the domestic abuse bill heads to the Senate after unanimously being passed by the House in Massachusetts, one amendment to the bill pushed by the Gun Owner's Action League was left off: easier access to guns for domestic abuse victims.

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Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Workplace fatalities rise in Worcester County

In March, 75 workers died on the job nationwide, including one after being mauled by a bull, one engulfed by beans while cleaning a storage bin, another buried in an avalanche, another ejected from a golf cart and one killed by falling signs.

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Related Topix: OSHA, North Brookfield, MA, Brookfield, MA

Tue Apr 15, 2014

MassLive.com

Get ready for wet weather: Steady rainfall, flood watch in effect for ...

A quick look at the week in weather, compliments of CBS 3 Springfield, media partner of MassLive / The Republican.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Flood, Springfield, MA, Middlesex County, MA

Go Local

Big Brothers Big Sisters Forms New Alumni + Friends Association

As part of Big Brothers Big Sisters National Organization's "Reunite Now" campaign, former mentors "Bigs" and mentees "Littles" are being encouraged to reconnect with the organization and each other.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Middlesex County, MA, Worcester, MA

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Patch.com

Worcester County Sheriff Endorses Muradian in Rep Race

Today, Worcester County Sheriff Lew Evangelidis endorsed David Muradian for State Representative of the Ninth Worcester District.

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Related Topix: Northbridge, MA, Upton, MA, Grafton, MA

Lowell Sun

Fitchburg woman pleads guilty, gets prison for stealing nurse's identity

A Fitchburg woman was sentenced to prison Monday after pleading guilty to stealing the identity of a retired nurse to get a job at a Fitchburg nursing home.

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Related Topix: Fitchburg, MA, State Prisons, Prison, Leominster, MA, Worcester, MA

Sun Apr 13, 2014

Lowell Sun

Lowell Catholic gets it write

Four Lowell Catholic students joined aspiring writers from across Massachusetts at the recent Betty Curtis Worcester County Young Writers' Conference.

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Related Topix: Shrewsbury, MA, Worcester, MA

Wed Apr 09, 2014

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Opiate addiction crosses all sectors, Mass. Senate panel is told

State Sen. Jennifer L. Flanagan, D-Leominster, has traveled the state over the last few weeks hearing people talk about addiction.

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Related Topix: Leominster, MA, Drugs, Uxbridge, MA

Banker & Tradesman

By The Numbers: Top 10 Existing Home Sales

1 this week for home sales in Worcester County . Top 10 Existing Home Sales is a feature of By The Numbers, a weekly compendium of data and arcana found in the print edition of Banker & Tradesman.

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Related Topix: Home, Home Selling, Westborough, MA

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Mass. House OKs domestic abuse prevention bill

Seven days after it was proposed, new domestic violence legislation passed the House Tuesday, including a police log provision that advocates say would encourage victims to report abuse allegations.

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Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law, Worcester, MA, Life, Self Defense

Go Local

Paul Giorgio: What's Going on with Charlie Baker and the Mass GOP?

If the Republican Party focused on fiscal issues instead of getting mired in arguments about social issues, they may have an outside chance of winning an election, believes Paul Giorgio.

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Related Topix: Shrewsbury, MA, US News, Tea Party, Wedding, Gay/Lesbian, Ubisoft, Video Games, Family Feud

Tue Apr 08, 2014

Patch.com

Trial Rescheduled for Man Charged in Death of Milford's Matthew Denice

A new trial date has been set for Nicolas Guaman, the man charged with striking and killing Matthew Denice of Milford in 2011.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Milford, MA, US News, Illegal Immigration

Mon Apr 07, 2014

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Little evidence remains of what was once the Worcester County Electric Company

Click / tap on the photo to see present day view. WORCESTER -- The substation at left and some of the buildings a bit farther down Webster Street are in their original positions, but there is no longer any relation between the two as there was in 1950, when the building was the Worcester City Electric Co.

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Related Topix: Worcestershire County, England, United Kingdom,

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