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Fatal accident on Park Ave in Worcester

24 Jul

A bicyclist died after being struck by a car in the area of 585 Park Ave in Worcester at 1:30 Monday afternoon. The bicyclist, described only as a 48 year old Worcester man, sustained severe head injuries in the crash, and was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

UPDATE: The victim has been identified by police as Carl Rasmussen.

Staties charge kids throwing rocks on highway

2 Aug

Four kids, aged 9-11, are being charged with throwing rocks from a bridge over I-290 in Worcester (the Kelly Square on-ramp) on Saturday. Several vehicles were damaged, and one driver gave chase to the suspects. Four boys were caught by the driver and Worcester PD, and the boys admitted throwing the rocks. From the press release:

Follow-up investigation by Trooper Daige identified several more victims for a total of twelve vehicles having sustained damage from the rocks thrown by these juveniles.  Trooper Daige also conducted follow-up interviews with the offenders and has determined the charges appropriate for this matter.  The charges against the four juveniles, all between the ages of 9 and 11, will be forthcoming later today.

Teenager injured in car accident on I-190 in Worcester

18 Jul

A 16 year old had to be rushed to UMass Medical Center after a car accident on I-190 Southbound at the Ararat St. ramp. He sustained serious injuries after being ejected through the windshield, and was reported to have a foreign body impaled through his abdomen. At least three other people were also injured in the crash, which occurred around 10:00PM. The highway was partially closed after the accident.

Fire in the attic of Trenton St. home in Worcester

14 Jul

Worcester firefighters are on scene with a fire in the 2nd floor ceiling of the home at 11 Trenton St. Companies report there is heavy fire in the attic, and they are opening up the ceiling to reach it.

UPDATE 11:45AM Firefighters report the fire is under control. Companies will remain on scene overhauling.

Body found in woods in Worcester

14 Jul

Police are on scene investigating a body found in the woods in the area of Plantation St and I-290. No further details are available at this time.

3 alarm fire in Worcester paper factory

14 Jul

Worcester firefighters are battling a 3 alarm fire at the Rand-Whitney plant at 1 Agrand St. The fire is in a large commercial building that reportedly manufactures the center tubes for paper towel and toilet paper rolls. The fire is believed to have started in a piece of machinery. Rand Whitney is a subsidiary of the Kraft Group, owned by New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft.

UPDATE 9:46PM All firefighters are being ordered to evacuate the plant. Companies are also reporting having trouble with the water supply.

UPDATE 10:14PM Firefighters have been making good headway against the fire and are now reporting the heavy fire is knocked down.