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5 hrs ago | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Courthouse Records

Keith Nason , 44, of the Worcester County Jail and House of Correction, West Boylston, was sentenced to six concurrent terms of 2 to 3 years in Walpole State Prison after pleading guilty to three counts of breaking and entering in the daytime with intent to commit a felony and three counts of larceny from a building.

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

9 hrs ago | Sentinel & Enterprise

Ax attack spooks Lunenburg

Residents of the quiet South Row Road neighborhood are reeling after authorities allege a 47-year-old woman attacked her boyfriend with an ax early Wednesday morning, leaving him in critical condition.

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Related Topix: Lunenburg, MA, Worcester, MA, Ayer, MA

13 hrs ago | Sentinel & Enterprise

Did Jeremiah

Stuffed into a suitcase and left on the side of a highway. Authorities investigating the disappearance of 5-year-old Jeremiah Oliver of Fitchburg had feared the worst, and those fears were realized Friday when the boy's body was found just steps from Interstate 190 in Sterling.

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Related Topix: Fitchburg, MA, Sterling, MA, Deval Patrick, US Governors, Opinion

Wed Apr 23, 2014

WHDH

Lunenburg woman accused of attacking boyfriend with ax

A 47-year-old Lunenburg woman was arrested early Wednesday morning for allegedly attacking her boyfriend with an ax.

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Related Topix: Lunenburg, MA, Worcester, MA

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Lowell Sun

DCF workers protest 'caseload' crisis, cite Oliver case

Another child will die on the state's watch unless the Department of Children and Families takes immediate action, according to DCF social workers, investigators and supervisors said during an informational picket on Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Fitchburg, MA, Lowell, MA

Examiner.com

Medical Center director: 'we have been too customer friendly for the business'

Today's headlines are full of alarm bells about the American health care system.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Nursing, Fitchburg, MA, Oncology

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Chincoteague Beacon

Sheriff's office: Berlin woman mixed cleaners, died

Officials say the woman was cleaning her bathroom at her home at the Lake Haven Trailer Park on Sunday, when she mixed a cleaning product that may have had ammonia in it with bleach, a combination which can create toxic vapors.

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Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Worcester County sheriff shares prison ideas in Colombia

Sheriff Lewis Evangelidis' efforts to reduce the number of inmates at the Worcester County House of Correction has attracted international attention, so much so that he was a keynote speaker at a three-day seminar on incarceration in Bogota, Colombia.

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Related Topix: Prison, World News, Colombia, National University

Sun Apr 20, 2014

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

14 area doctors split $11M from Medicare

Fourteen doctors in Worcester County, half of them ophthalmologists and many of them billing for expensive drugs, received $11.2 million in Medicare payments during 2012, according to detailed data released this month by the federal government.

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Related Topix: Medicare, Health, Medicine, Ophthalmology, Nursing, Medicaid

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Body found in Sterling is identified as Jeremiah Oliver

Mourners gather on Kimball Road in Fitchburg for a candlelight vigil in honor of Jeremiah Oliver.

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

Sat Apr 19, 2014

Daily Mail

Body found at side of Massachusetts highway said by authorities to...

'She's dead. I have the last laugh': Man who didn't want his girlfriend to leave him and go to college strangled her before callously texting her parents and sister to tell them he had killed her Couple who married 70 years ago and stayed so in love they held hands every day at breakfast die 15 hours apart Wu-Tang-affiliated rapper was 'high on ... (more)

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Tyler Morning Telegraph

Body found by highway is missing Massachusetts boy, 5 years old

Elsa Oliver of Fitchburg is arraigned on multiple charges related to the case of her missing 5-year-old son Jeremiah Oliver at Worcester Superior Court on Friday, March 28, 2014.

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Related Topix: Fitchburg, MA, Sterling, MA

WTHR-TV Indianapolis

Body found by highway is missing Massachusetts boy

The body of a small boy apparently cast off the side of a highway in Massachusetts has been confirmed as a missing 5-year-old.

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Related Topix: Worcester, MA, Fitchburg, MA

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

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