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Rooftop landing
WORCESTER - A juvenile Cooper's hawk lands on a residential rooftop on Pasadena Parkway on Wednesday.

POSTED JULY 19, 2018 3:51 AM
Man allegedly pulls knife on Worcester paramedics
WORCESTER - Paramedics on a call Wednesday morning disarmed a man who allegedly pulled a knife on them.According to police, when they arrived at 21 Myrtle St. around 10:30 a.m., paramedics told them that a man had pulled a double-edged switchblade on them when they approached to check on him. Paramedics had been called to the address on a report of a man who appeared to be passed out.While the man was still on the ground, one of the three paramedics stepped on his hand [...]

POSTED JULY 19, 2018 3:05 AM
Choosing the right path: Many factors compound lure of gangs
WORCESTER - When Francis G. Olive III read about the recent spate of back-to-back shootings in the city, what came to mind was that they were likely gang-related.“Typically, a lot of times when I see shootings and see things like victims not being cooperative and see the ages, you think of gangs. Most of them (shootings) are gangs. Usually the others are domestic issues. There are usually very few random shootings,” Mr. Olive, an assistant professor of criminal justice [...]

POSTED JULY 19, 2018 2:27 AM
College Town: Becker establishes 5th new school
On the heels of the launching of its fourth school, Becker College recently announced the establishment of its fifth school.The School of Graduate and Professional Studies replaces the current division of accelerated and professional studies, effective immediately, and centralizes the administration of the college’s graduate programs.Targeting the adult learner, the school offers degrees and professional certificate programs in many disciplines, with both evening and [...]

POSTED JULY 19, 2018 2:03 AM
Worcester signs first retail pot sale agreements
WORCESTER - The city has signed two community host agreements with companies wanting to operate adult-use marijuana retail stores here.They are the first such agreements Worcester has reached for local licensed marijuana sales.Both companies, Good Chemistry of Massachusetts Inc. and Prime Wellness Centers Inc., have already signed host agreements with the city to operate medical marijuana dispensaries. [...]

POSTED JULY 19, 2018 1:35 AM
Westminster company owner accused of $19M Medicaid fraud declines to change plea
WORCESTER – A Westminster transportation company owner accused of defrauding the government of $19 million and laundering part of the proceeds intends to take the matter to trial.Prosecutors showed up to a Worcester Superior Court hearing Wednesday expecting a change of plea, but attorneys for 57-year-old Michael J. Davini said he wants a trial.Defense lawyer Michael C. Wilcox told Superior Court Judge James Gavin Reardon Jr. he expects a trial to take three to four [...]

POSTED JULY 19, 2018 12:57 AM
Some health professionals not pleased with SJC ruling on drug-free probation condition
WORCESTER - Saying treatment - not jail - is the appropriate place for those with addiction, area experts expressed disappointment with a Supreme Judicial Court decision this week ruling that a judge could jail a drug addict who did not remain drug free while on probation.“The treatment for addiction is not incarceration,” said Dr. Matilde [...]

POSTED JULY 19, 2018 12:20 AM
Rainfall on Tuesday (2.67 inches) broke a Worcester record
WORCESTER - The 2.67 inches of rainfall on Tuesday shattered a Worcester record for July 17, more than doubling the 1.25 inches that fell on that date in 1989.The latest heavy dose of rain flooded many city streets, sending cars floating and residents scrambling to pump water from their basements.On Pelham Street Wednesday morning, water poured into the street from pumps that [...]

POSTED JULY 18, 2018 11:55 PM
Midsummer market
GRAFTON - The Grafton Farmers Market draws a crowd to Grafton Common on Wednesday.

POSTED JULY 18, 2018 11:26 PM
Worester burglary suspect allegedly threatened to shoot police
WORCESTER - A suspected burglar, captured after a reported break-in on East Central Street on Tuesday, threatened to shoot police officers in the head the next time he saw them on the street, according to police.Josean Carrion, 39, of Worcester tried to flee from police and then fought with them as they arrested him on suspicion of breaking into a house at 103 Central St. about 1 a.m., police said. He was wearing gloves and had a kit with him that included power drills, screwdrivers [...]

POSTED JULY 18, 2018 11:09 PM

GANNETT Syndication Service

Family of KFC founder Col. Sanders blasts 'Papa' John' Schnatter in N-word scandal
Col. Sanders' descendants react to "lies" John Schnatter is spreading about the KFC founder.

POSTED JULY 18, 2018 9:12 PM
How do I get out of $50,000 in credit card debt: personal loan or repayment plan?
I’m 64. My credit score is about 656. Because of different reasons over a long period of time — including unemployment and health issues — I accumulated credit card debt of about $50,000.

POSTED JULY 18, 2018 7:43 AM
Black farmers were sold 'fake' seeds, lawsuit claims
The Black Farmers and Agriculturalists Association announced a class-action lawsuit against a company that it claims distributed faulty seeds.

POSTED JULY 18, 2018 2:23 PM
No love from Russia: Vladimir Putin's nation dumped US Treasurys ahead of Trump summit
Russia dropped from the list of top U.S. Treasurys holders in the months before President Donald Trump met with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, a new Department of the Treasury report shows. Russia is no longer among the top ten foreign holders of Treasury bonds, bills and notes.

POSTED JULY 18, 2018 12:32 PM
How this young, female barber is shearing barriers in male-dominated industry
The barbering industry has only a small number of women, but young entrepreneur Cassandra Kazz Mendoza is breaking barriers by opening her own small business.

POSTED JULY 18, 2018 3:47 PM
Ford recalls Fusions, Escapes that could roll away
Ford Motor Co. has recalled more than 500,000 Fusions and Escapes that could roll when owners think the cars are in park. The recall covers 2013-16 model year Fusions and 2013-14 Escapes.

POSTED JULY 18, 2018 3:44 PM
Smartphone makers won't give up on foldable screens. Do we really want them?
Samsung is expected to launch the Galaxy X flexible screen smartphone early next year, reports say. It's not the only device maker to try out this feature. But do we really want foldable screens?

POSTED JULY 19, 2018 7:00 AM
FDA may force soy and almond 'milk' companies to change labeling
The FDA has indicated that it start enforcing the federal government's definition of the word "milk." It comes from cows.

POSTED JULY 19, 2018 6:11 AM
Should I "max out" my 401(k) contributions in 2018? Ask a Fool
You may not need to contribute as much as possible to your 401(k) in order to achieve your goals.

POSTED JULY 19, 2018 6:08 AM
National Hot Dog Day 2018: Where to get hot dog freebies and weiner deals Wednesday
There are few debates that hot dog fans take as seriously as what's the best way to top a dog. Wednesday is National Hot Dog Day and one of the best days of the years to find deals on dogs.

POSTED JULY 19, 2018 12:02 AM

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