Massachusetts

Jordan Kadlec Arrested By Fall River Police On Gun And Drug Charges

By Tiffany Williams – On Saturday, Police in Fall River, Massachusetts arrested 32-year-old Jordan Kadlec for possession of a firearm without an FID, carrying a large capacity firearm, possession to distribute class A drug, possession to distribute class B drug, possession of ammunition without an FID card, and possession of a large capacity firearm in…

Massachusetts School Closings Monday

SCHOOL CLOSINGS Update 01/22/2023 11:14:07 PM EST Abby Kelley Foster Charter Public School Closed Monday Alton Public Schools Closed Friday Ashburnham-Westminster Regional School District Closed Monday Auburn Candia Hooksett – SAU 15 Closed Monday Ayer Shirley Regional School District Closed Monday Bancroft School Closed Monday Bishop Brady High School Closed Friday Bishop Guertin High School…

2 Adults And 1 Infant Shot In Worcester

By Tiffany Williams – Worcester Police are investigating a Wednesday night shooting in the area of Harlem St.  At about 10:45 p.m. officers responded to ShotSpotter activation. Upon arrival officers officers were informed that shots were fired and and adult female, adult male, and an eleven-month-old infant were being treated at an area hospital. The…

Body Recovered From Lake Quinsigamond In Worcester, Massachusetts

By Tiffany Williams – The office of the Worcester City Manager has confirmed that Worcester Fire Department recovered a body from Lake Quinsigamond in Worcester. Worcester Fire and Police received a call at 10:11 a.m. for a missing person. Around 2:21 p.m. on Tuesday, after an extensive dive operation WFD recovered a body from the…

2 Shot, 1 Dead In Boston On New Year’s Day

By Marquise Washington – Boston Police are investigating an early New Year’s Day double shooting, with one person dead. Around 5:56 a.m. Sunday officers responded to a report of a person shot in the area of 1601 Blue Hill Avenue in Mattapan.  Responding officers located an adult male victim suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. The…

Worcester, Massachusetts Couple Indicted For Sex Trafficking

By DJ Harding – Arrested on December 16th 2022 a Worcester couple by the names Kiersten (29) and Moises (30) Soto were indicted on one count of conspiracy to commit sex trafficking , one count of sex trafficking by force, fraud, and coercion, and one count of traveling or using interstate facilities to promote unlawful…

Webster Police Officers Recognized For Rescuing A Woman From A Burning Building

By Rebecca McGregor – On Monday, Worcester County, Massachusetts District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. recognized members of the Webster Police Department who rescued a woman from a burning building.  The District Attorney’s Office said Sgt. Robert Larochelle and Officers Jacek Ochocki, Jonathan Brooks, and Robert Rockwood were presented with the District Attorney’s Team Excellence…

Boston Gang Member And Drug Trafficker Sentenced To 8 Years In Prison

By Rebecca McGregor – On Thursday, December 15, 2022 by U.S. District Court Judge Leo T. Sorokin sentenced Damian Cortez, 34, of Quincy, Massachusetts to eight years in prison and three years of supervised release.  In June 2022, Cortez pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute controlled…

St. Vincent Hospital In Worcester To $1.784 million To Medicare

By Tiffany Williams – In Worcester, Massachusetts on Friday, the Justice Department said “St. Vincent Hospital agreed to pay approximately $1.784 million to resolve allegations that it received impermissible “outlier” payments from Medicare by inflating its charges for cardiac surgical procedures and failed to fully reimburse the government for its receipt of these outlier payments…

Worcester Man Charged With Sending Obscene Material To A Minor

By Tiffany Williams – On Wednesday at the United States District Court in Worcester, Massachusetts, Andrew James Gallagher, 28, of Worcester was arrested and charged with one count of transfer of obscene material to a minor. In April 2022, Gallagher contacted a 14-year-old using a social media platform. It is alleged that Gallagher asked, “are…

Police Arrest Suspect In Fatal Stabbing At Somerville, Massachusetts Laundromat

By Tiffany Williams – In Massachusetts, the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office has identified a man stabbed and killed Monday night in Somerville, Massachusetts as Joseph Muzzi, 33 of Weymouth, Massachusetts. Around 7:00 p.m. Monday night, Somerville Police responded to a laundromat on Main Street for a reported stabbing.  Upon arrival officers located the Muzzi suffering…

Boston Police Arrest Providence, RI Man With Loaded Firearm

By Michael J. Goddard – Monday night, Boston Police arrested Mekhi Roderique, 18, of Providence, RI for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition. After Boston Police officers with the Youth Violence Strike Force observed a vehicle with excessively dark tinted windows traveling on Washington Street, they conducted a traffic stop and…

Massachusetts State Police Arrest Webster Man With Loaded Firearm

By Michael J. Goddard – At approximately 1030 a.m. Monday, Massachusetts State Police arrested Robert Cephas, 30, of Webster, Massachusetts. Cephas is charged with Illegal Possession of a Firearm, Second Offense; Possession of a Firearm with Prior Violent/Drug Crime; Carrying a Loaded Firearm; Possession of Firearm Silencer; Possession of Ammunition without FID Card; Operating a…

Ludlow, Massachusetts Man Charged With Distribution Of Child Pornography

By Tiffany Williams – On Monday, Robert Avrett, 41, of Ludlow, Massachusetts was arrested distribution of child pornography. Avrett was identified as the owner of a Kik messenger account that shared numerous videos containing child sexual abuse material to an undercover law enforcement agent.  The child sexual abuse material Avrett allegedly distributed depicted the sexual…

300-400 People Displaced In Overnight Fire In Worcester

By Tiffany Williams – Thursday morning, Worcester Fire Department responded to 16 Laurel Street for a fire in an electrical room. Firefighters arrived at the scene of the Plumley Village High Rise at 3:42 a.m. and quickly extinguished the fire. The electrical system for the entire building suffered significant damage and because of the amount…

Boston Man Indicted For Sex Trafficking A Minor

By Tiffany Williams – On Wednesday, Jimall Dawn Brown, 33, of Boston was indicted on one count of sex trafficking of a minor; one count of sex trafficking by force, fraud, or coercion; one count of using a facility of interstate commerce to induce a minor to engage in prostitution; and one count of transporting…

Boston MS-13 Clique Leader Sentenced To 162 Months

By Tiffany Williams – On Tuesday, Manuel Adan Yanez Cruz, a/k/a “Rocky,” a/k/a “Flaco,” a leader of a local MS-13 clique in Boston was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Leo T. Sorokin to 162 months in prison and three years of supervised release. On March 18, 2022, Cruz pleaded guilty to conspiracy to conduct…

Worcester Railers Kick Off 2022-23 Season 2-0

By Tiffany Williams – Hockey was back in downtown Worcester Saturday night with Worcester Railers kicking off their 2022-23 season at home, at the DCU Center against the Adirondack Thunder. Brent Beaudoin, Blade Jenkins and Noah Delmas each had a goal in the first period for the Railers. In the second period Reece Newkirk scored…

Massachusetts State Police Investigating 4 Fatal Crashes Over The Weekend

By Tiffany Williams – Massachusetts State Police are investigating four separate fatal motor vehicle crashes from over the weekend.  The first motor vehicle crash was Friday night around 9:30 p.m. MSP in a statement said, “Troopers from the Andover Barracks, along with Wilmington Police and Fire, responded to a crash involving a motorcycle on Route…

Boston Police Identify Victim Of Fatal Shooting In Mattapan

By Jonathan Burgos – Boston Police have identified the victim of a Saturday morning homicide in Mattapan, as Jasmine Burrell, 33, of Mattapan. Officers with the Boston Police responded Saturday morning, at about 4:47 a.m. to the area of 40 Fairlawn Avenue in Mattapan and upon arrival, officers located Burrell suffering from gunshot wounds.  Boston…

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