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Footage of Worcester Tornado (Courtesy: Wx1box - National Weather Service Taunton Amateur Radio Skywarn Group Facebook Page.)
Footage of Worcester Tornado (Courtesy: Wx1box - National Weather Service Taunton Amateur Radio Skywarn Group Facebook Page.)

Low-Level Tornado Comes Down Briefly In Worcester

The National Weather Service has confirmed a tornado touched down briefly in Worcester.

Forecasters said it was the lowest rating on the tornado scale, with winds at about 85 mph in a storm that swept through on Sunday night

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Obama Visit To Worcester Cost City $186,000

President Barack Obama's visit to Worcester to deliver a high school commencement address last month cost the city about $186,000, mostly for security.

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Update: Identity Of The Man Who Drowned Off Of Marion

The man who died after falling off his boat off the coast of Marion has been identified as a 65-year-old Worcester man.

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State Police Report 185 Deaths From Heroin Overdoses Since Nov.

 Massachusetts state police say 185 people have died of heroin overdoses during the last four months, but that does not include fatal overdoses in the state's three largest cities.
 
    The overdoses were largely concentrated in southeastern Massachusetts, western Massachusetts, the Merrimack Valley and Middlesex County

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Southbridge News

NB School Committee Hires New Chief Academic Officer

A middle school principal from Worcester with a background in urban education has been named  the new Chief Academic Officer for New Bedford Public Schools. 

The School Committee approved the appointment of Jason DeFalco Monday night in a unanimous vote

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Feds Seek 27-Year Sentence in Child Porn Case

Federal prosecutors will ask for a 27-year prison sentence for a Massachusetts man who authorities say chatted online with other men about their mutual desire to abduct, kill and eat children.

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Is Panhandling A Protected Freedom of Speech Liberty?

These days, everything is up for litigation like the issue of panhandling. Recently, Worcester, MA officials passed anti-panhandling ordinances, "including soliciting cash from motorists while standing in the street, on a traffic island and while walking in and out of traffic." 

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Boston Marathon Bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev Buried At Secret Location

According to reports this morning, suspected Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev was buried sometime on Wednesday night in a secret location. 

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Worcester Bishop Robert McManus Arrested For DUI

After a hit and run accident in Rhode Island over the weekend, the Bishop in Worcester is in some trouble for drinking and driving. 

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Marathon Bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s Funeral Being Handled In Worcester

Years prior to the Boston marathon bombings, Tamerlan Tsarnaev called Massachusetts his home. Now, his widow is arranging to have his funeral in Worcester, MA. 

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