January 29, 2023

Worcester

Killer of Worcester teacher sentenced to 17-19 years in prison

Jose Melendez was sentenced in Worcester Superior Court Wednesday after pleading guilty to voluntary manslaughter for the 2017 murder of Sandra Hehir.

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A Worcester election worker’s flashback: Things that made me go “huh?” during the primaries

Voters confused by the primary process are sometimes more perplexing than all the election deniers, fraudsters and assorted-other fascist crazies who have emerged from the Trump era.

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A Worcester election worker’s flashback: things that made me go “huh?” during the midterms

Election deniers’ unfounded claims of fraud and its perplexing association with mail-in voting.

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Worcester woman with three used crack pipes & 10,000-volt stun gun arrested during traffic stop

The woman was a passenger in a Cadillac Escalade that was pulled over in Shrewsbury for a marked lanes violation. Police say she gave permission to search her backpack.

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Saint Vincent nurses take stand against hospital’s decision to eliminate IV Therapy Team

At noon today, members of the Massachusetts Nursing Association will deliver a petition against the decision to the hospital’s CEO during press conference.

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Worcester man found sleeping on Peter Pan bus bench arrested for loitering

When an officer asked the man to leave, he said, “I’m not leaving just arrest me so I can tell the judge what you are doing.”

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Man breaks into Sonia’s Auto Sales, attempts to flee in Jeep with stolen keys, gets arrested

The man was apprehended by police after smashing some of the dealership’s windows, which set off the building alarm.

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Tractor trailer carrying tomato sauce takes a spill on I-290 this morning

Officials say the crash caused a traffic jam that went as far back as Main Street in Shrewsbury.

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First responders honored for heroism after saving life of man trapped under car in Milford

Worcester District Attorney Joseph Early, Jr., gave 50 first responders involved in the successful search and rescue effort The Team Award yesterday.

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Woman, 36, charged with arson and second-degree murder in connection with fatal Gage Street fire

The woman, Yvonne Ngoiri, plead not guilty during her arraignment in Worcester Superior Court Friday.

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Two gun charges dropped against Kilby gang member arrested in Worcester last summer

Police found a loaded Polymer 80 semi-automatic handgun at the bottom of a hill on Eastern Avenue the Kilby affiliate tripped down headfirst during the chase.

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Holden woman breaks into cars for days in Worcester, steals from Walgreens repeatedly, gets arrested

At the time of her arrest, police say she had 11 adult arraignments, including two open shoplifting cases. Her mental competency is currently being evaluated to determine if she can stand trial.

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Worcester man who killed woman with fentanyl-mix he passed off as cocaine charged with manslaughter

After a five-month investigation, police arrested the alleged drug dealer, Jonathan Delacruz, in Worcester Friday.

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MassDOT says faulty bolts are to blame for I-190 sign that fell in Worcester last week

The department is presently inspecting all of the signs that line the I-190 corridor.

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Worcester man fatally struck by multiple vehicles on I-290 Saturday night

The preliminary investigation indicates that the man may have initially been struck by a tractor trailer before he was struck by additional vehicles.

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MassDOT is still trying to figure out why a highway sign fell in the middle of I-190 yesterday

The agency is conducting a structural review of the 24-year-old highway sign.

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Worcester man charged with murdering man and burying him in the snow last March

Police say the man’s body was found in Paxton by a passerby several days after he was shot in the torso.

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Former State Senator Dean Tran allegedly stole gun from elderly constituent

He was also charged with misleading investigators.

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17-year-old shot near Millbury Street Wednesday night transported to hospital

Worcester police are asking for anyone with information about the shooting to contact the department.

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Gun charge dropped for Worcester man with shotgun & loaded pistol in uninsured, unregistered vehicle

The only things in the driver’s possession that were licensed were his guns.

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