Worcester Police Investigating Tuesday Night Shooting On Lyon St.


By Tiffany Williams –

Shortly after one reported shooting on Gage Street, a second shooting was reported just blocks away in the area of Shrewsbury Street.

Worcester Police responded Lyon St. where they located 19-year-old male who had been shot after after being involved in a dispute with another male.

The victim was transported to an area hospital and Worcester Police say that that his injuries were “believed to be life-threatening.”

The victim in the Gage Street shooting was pronounced deceased at the hospital.

Both shooting incidents happened as a 4th of July celebration was ending at nearby East Park or Cristoforo Colombo Park.

Worcester Police Confirm Gage Street Shooting Victim, Pronounced Deceased At Hospital


By Tiffany Williams –

Worcester Police have confirmed that the victim in a Tuesday night shooting on Gage Street, was pronounced deceased at the hospital.

About 10:25 PM Tuesday night police responded to the area of 39 Gage Street for a report of a shooting.

Upon arrival officers located an 18-year-old male laying in the street and who had been shot.

The male taken to an area hospital where police say that he was pronounced deceased.

The investigation of the shooting incident is ongoing and anyone with information can send an anonymous text to 274637 TIPWPD + your message or send an anonymous web based message at worcesterma.gov/police. Calls can also be made to the Worcester Police Detective Bureau at (508) 799-8651.

Massachusetts Pirates win big, 61-37 Saturday Night Against The Lions


By Tiffany Williams –

Saturday night Lawrence Austin started the night for the Pirates against the Lions with an interception.

Mardy Gilyard got the Pirates in the game and on the board with the first touchdown for the Pirates.

Gilyard before Saturday nights game against the Lions led the league with 21 touchdowns.

The Lions were quick in the first quarter to strike back against the Pirates and got on the board themselves.

End of the first quarter at the Columbus Civic Center, it was a tie game 7-7.

In the second quarter Thomas Owens kept the Pirates on the board for their second touchdown of the game. The point after kick attempt by Mike Weaver was good and the Pirates led the Lions 14-10.

Right down to the two minute wire in the second quarter and the Lions again struck back but this time it was in a hail Mary pass to Bones Bagaunte for a touchdown and the kick after attempt was good for the Lions to lead the Pirates 17-14.

Sean Brackett however wasn’t letting the Lions go into the half with the lead. So in a hail Mary attempt of his own, Brackett threw the ball deep and long to Devonn “Downtown” Brown for a touchdown. The kick after attempt was good and the Pirates led the Lions 21-17.

The fire was lit by the Pirates with 21-17 but Mike Weaver ended the second quarter and first half by pouring some oil on the fire with a deuce and the Pirates took the first half of the game 24-17.

In the second half the Pirates came in playing aggressive. A pass from Brackett to Owens was caught with one hand by Owens for a touchdown.

Down to the two minute wire and Mitchell Bell scored a touchdown and the kick after attempt was good.

The Pirates ended the third quarter leading the Lions 40-24.

Bones Bagaunte Started the fourth quarter getting a touchdown for the Lions but Thomas Owens answered back by putting yet another touchdown on the board for the Pirates.

The kick after attempt by Weaver was good and early in the fourth the Pirates led 47-31.

Quayvon Hicks not seen most of the game, came in at the end of the fourth to keep the Pirates up and right off the rip Hicks puts up a touchdown for the Pirates.

To add insult to injury, an on side kick by the Lions was caught by Thomas Owens and he turned that into a kick return touchdown.

Thomas Owens played extraordinarily well tonight for this Pirates team.

The Pirates win big, 61-37 tonight against the Lions.

Next up for the Pirates is the New York Streets on July 5th in New York.

The Pirates next home game will be July 13 against the Jacksonville Sharks.

Be sure to get your ticket(s) today to the Pirates next home game.

2 People Stabbed Saturday Morning In The Area of Austin Liquors


Early Saturday morning 2 male subjects walked into an area hospital both reporting that they were stabbed.

Officers responded to the hospital to speak with both subjects.

After speaking with one of the subjects officers were dispatched to the area 370 Park Ave where they recovered a knife and found some blood on the ground.

Both subjects have minor injuries and police are continuing to investigate the incident.

On Friday 40 Police Recruits Graduated The Worcester Police Academy


By Tiffany Williams –

As 171 State Troopers who graduated from the Mass State Police Academy on Thursday reported to their assigned barracks for patrol duties on Friday, in Worcester 40 police recruits were sworn in as police officers.

Of the 40 police recruits who graduated from the 23 week Worcester Police Academy, 26 became Worcester police officers and 14 were sworn in as police officers for Millbury, Shrewsbury, Barre, Paxton, UMASS, Shirley, Foxborough, and Hopkinton.

The graduation ceremony was held at the Worcester Technical High School with speakers that included Worcester Police Chief Steven M. Sargent, City Manager Edward M. Augustus Jr, Mayor Joseph M. Petty and Chairperson of the Standing Committee on Public Safety Kathleen M. Toomey.

Hearing Tuesday At State House On Assisted Suicide

By Ruth Walker

A number of states already have laws allowing the right to die for the terminally ill also known as assisted suicide, however in Massachusetts, the voters in 2012 voted against a ballot question that would allow doctors in Massachusetts to prescribe life-ending drugs to the terminally ill.

Today on Beacon Hill there is a hearing on legislation that if passed would make it legal for a person with a terminal illness or condition to ask their doctor for life-ending drugs.

Those for and those against the legislation are at today’s hearing and on Monday, Governor Charlie Baker said he understands it’s an issue people wrestle with and is interested in today’s testimony.

Earlier this month this month the Maine House of Representatives and Senate passed a measure that would legalize assisted suicide in their state and Vermont has already passed a law allowing assisted suicide in it’s state.

President Trump Refusing To Fire Kellyanne Conway


By Tiffany Williams –

A recommendation by the Office of Special Counsel to fire White House counselor Kellyanne Conway is being ignored by President Donald Trump.

The OSC has called Conway a “repeat offender” of the Hatch Act, a law that limits political activity by government workers.

During television interviews and on social media, Conway has time and time again made comments regarding Democratic presidential candidates.

OSC is a federal watchdog agency and is unrelated to special counsel Robert Mueller’s office.