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DA to appeal suppression of evidence in grave-robbery case
WORCESTER — The district attorney's office plans to appeal a recent ruling by a Superior Court judge ordering the suppression of evidence in the case of a former Hartford man charged with stealing human remains three years ago from Hope Cemetery.Paul R. Jarvey, a spokesman for District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr., said Friday that Mr. Early's appellate unit planned to appeal the suppression order in the case of Amador Medina to the state Appeals Court.Mr. [...]

POSTED FEBRUARY 24, 2018 12:43 AM
Worcester staffing agency agrees to pay $95K to settle labor law allegations
WORCESTER — A Worcester staffing agency has agreed to pay $95,000 in restitution and penalties to settle allegations that it was part of a scheme to inadequately pay workers at a Dudley factory, according to the office of state Attorney General Maura Healey.The settlement with Southern Mass Staffing Inc. and owner Mesa Som settles allegations about workers provided to Shield Packaging Inc., which fills, labels and packages aerosol containers, Ms. Healey's office reported in a [...]

POSTED FEBRUARY 23, 2018 9:52 PM
4 indicted in alleged Auburn kidnap, assault
WORCESTER — A grand jury has returned indictments against four people in what authorities said was the kidnapping and assault of a teenage girl in Auburn in December.A Worcester County grand jury handed up a five-count indictment Friday in Worcester Superior Court charging Krystal Lugo, 23, of 45 Ash St., Webster, with kidnapping, intimidation of a witness, assault and battery, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and assault with a dangerous weapon. Her brother, [...]

POSTED FEBRUARY 23, 2018 8:11 PM
Worcester lawyer William Ritter sworn in as Superior Court judge
WORCESTER - Hailed by Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito as "clearly the kind of individual we're looking to have serve in our judicial branch," William J. Ritter of Holden was sworn in Friday as an associate justice of the state Superior Court."I am honored and humbled to be here before you,"  Judge Ritter told a crowd of about 150 gathered in the jury pool room at the Worcester Trial Court after the lieutenant governor administered the oath of office and he officially [...]

POSTED FEBRUARY 23, 2018 4:54 PM
Longtime T&G, Catholic Free Press journalist Bill Clew named to New England newspapering Hall of Fame
WORCESTER - Ask Bill Clew to describe the heyday of newspapering in Worcester, and he takes you for a spin in a journalism time machine."We put out five editions in 4½ hours," the former news editor of The Evening Gazette says, describing the scene in the newsroom at 20 Franklin St. in the 1950s and '60s. "You were moving," he recalled. "It was exciting." The clack of typewriters filled the newsroom, and by 2:30 p.m. the tobacco smoke hung so heavy "it looked as if we were [...]

POSTED FEBRUARY 23, 2018 7:09 PM
Worcester police looking for man who tried to rob woman at ATM
WORCESTER — Police are looking for a man who jumped into the back seat of a car and tried to rob a woman who had returned from getting money from an ATM on Lincoln Street.Police said the victim left her car doors unlocked about 9 a.m. Thursday when she got out to get money at the Bank of America ATM at 490 Lincoln St. When she returned and got back in the car, she felt something against the back of her neck. A man's voice told her to give him the money and said he had a [...]

POSTED FEBRUARY 23, 2018 3:07 PM
GateHouse Media buys Worcester Magazine, Holden Landmark, other papers
WORCESTER - GateHouse Media LLC, owner of the Worcester Telegram & Gazette, is acquiring the Holden Landmark Corp. for an undisclosed price.Kirk A. Davis, president and owner of the Landmark, announced the sale to employees Thursday morning during a meeting at the Beechwood Hotel. Mr. Davis is also chief executive officer of GateHouse Media.The Landmark includes nine websites and six print newspapers: Worcester Magazine, The Landmark in Holden, the Millbury-Sutton [...]

POSTED FEBRUARY 23, 2018 1:46 PM
Link McKie joins ranks of Hall of Fame journalists
WORCESTER - A newspaperman credited with improving the journalism profession across New England as a reporter, editor, publisher and teacher, Lincoln R. McKie Jr. spent two decades as a reporter and editor at the Worcester Telegram & Gazette on his way to the Hall of Fame.Mr. McKie, to be inducted into the New England Newspaper Hall of Fame on Friday night, went on to be executive editor of the Sun of Lowell, publisher of the Revere Journal, and director of the editorial lab in [...]

POSTED FEBRUARY 23, 2018 3:08 AM
Pickleball players
WORCESTER - The paddle sport of pickleball, combining elements of tennis, badminton, and pingpong, is popular with seniors at the Worcester Jewish Community Center.

POSTED FEBRUARY 23, 2018 12:24 AM
Simulator helps Worcester police learn to make split-second decisions
WORCESTER — "Put down the gun. Drop the gun," City Councilors Kate Toomey and Khrystian E. King shouted as a distraught woman clad in a bathrobe waved the weapon and screamed."I have a permit for this," the woman yelled back. Ms. Toomey told her it was OK and asked her again to put down the weapon so they could talk. The councilors kept their guns trained on the woman, and before long she dropped the gun to the ground. Ms. Toomey moved in to handcuff her.The scene [...]

POSTED FEBRUARY 22, 2018 9:38 PM

GANNETT Syndication Service

NRA-affiliated businesses shed ties after Parkland, Florida school shooting
Businesses and products with ties to the National Rifle Association include LifeLock, Norton, FedEx, Avis, Hertz and TrueCar.

POSTED FEBRUARY 23, 2018 5:27 PM
Bank and car rental giants are cutting ties with the NRA
Companies being urged to cut ties with the gun rights group, advocating a NRA boycott. Veuer's Nick Cardona has that story.

POSTED FEBRUARY 23, 2018 8:05 PM
KFC apologizes for its 'chicken crisis' with hilarious ad
KFC is apologizing to customers in the UK and Ireland -- after running out of chicken and shutting down more than half of its 900 stores. Buzz60's Sam Berman has the full story.

POSTED FEBRUARY 23, 2018 7:13 PM
Stocks rally as Fed eases rate worry, tech climbs
U.S. stocks rallied, lifted by gains in technology stocks and a retreat in Treasury yields, as the Federal Reserve eased concerns about the path of interest rate hikes this year. Aleksandra Michalska reports. Video provided by Reuters

POSTED FEBRUARY 23, 2018 6:50 PM
These 3 ticking tax time bombs could destroy your retirement
Make sure you're ready for what could come in the future.

POSTED FEBRUARY 23, 2018 6:26 PM
Barclays investment bank division pays women half as much as men
In a vivid illustration of the gender pay gap in the banking industry, the company says women on average are paid 48% as much as men.

POSTED FEBRUARY 23, 2018 6:26 PM
Who is Martin Shkreli?
Martin Shkreli is set to begin his trial for securities fraud. Here is a look at his rise to notoriety.

POSTED FEBRUARY 23, 2018 6:21 PM
Dropbox is going public: Here's who's making money
CEO Drew Houston and venture firm Sequoia Capital each own more than a 20 percent stake in Dropbox.

POSTED FEBRUARY 23, 2018 8:23 PM
Warren Buffett to retire from Kraft Heinz board, aiming to decrease travel commitments
The 87-year-old's decision was based on his desire to "decrease his travel commitments," Kraft Heinz said in a statement.

POSTED FEBRUARY 23, 2018 6:05 PM
Is there an Instant Pot recall? Company says some products are melting
To know if yours is affected, check the batchcode.

POSTED FEBRUARY 23, 2018 5:10 PM

Property Casualty 360

Swiss Re says adding anchor shareholder would be 'attractive'
Swiss Re on Friday said it plans to raise its dividend and return an additional $1 billion to shareholders.

POSTED FEBRUARY 23, 2018 3:59 PM
Fire displaces Nebraska Department of Insurance
Smoke and water damaged the department's offices.

POSTED FEBRUARY 23, 2018 12:30 PM
Stepping back in time helps with insurance claims too
Insurance archaeology helps insurers unearth which entity is responsible for covering long-tail environmental claims.

POSTED FEBRUARY 23, 2018 8:00 AM
People on the move in the P&C insurance industry: Feb. 23, 2018
News from HUB International of California, Brokerslink, Ed and more.

POSTED FEBRUARY 23, 2018 7:30 AM
10 states with the worst drivers
Results from the nationwide annual study identify the worst drivers by state.

POSTED FEBRUARY 23, 2018 7:00 AM
Pyeongchang Olympics present myriad risks for insurers
The 2018 Winter Olympics bring in the usual risks associated with international sporting events, and then some.

POSTED FEBRUARY 23, 2018 6:15 AM
Insurers with EU clients face workflow challenges under GDPR
European homebuyers who insure their properties through U.S. companies could require those businesses to upgrade their data protection efforts beginning in May of this year.

POSTED FEBRUARY 23, 2018 6:15 AM
Study signals hope for the insurance industry labor market
Recruiting is less difficult in most disciplines than it was one year ago, just in time for Insurance Careers Month, study finds.

POSTED FEBRUARY 23, 2018 6:00 AM
Agent Study 2018: Which carriers appear most on agents' 'approved' lists?
Independent agents reveal which commercial P&C carriers are on their agency's list.

First surety bond program for cannabis industry approved in California
California requires a surety bond in the amount of $5,000 for most licensing categories. Surety bonds are required by licensing agencies to guarantee the behavior of licensees.

POSTED FEBRUARY 22, 2018 2:37 PM

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