$1M Jackpot: Mass Woman Will Help Her Family With Powerball Payday $1M Jackpot: Mass Woman Will Help Her Family With Powerball Payday
$1M Jackpot: Mass Woman Will Help Her Family With Powerball Payday A Fall River woman snagged a $1 million prize in the Powerball drawing from earlier this week, and she was one number away from winning $39 million.  Ida Reis bought a Quic Pic ticket that correctly guessed the first five numbers of the Wednesday night, July 10, drawing. Those were: 7, 11, 12, 27, 46, and 26.  Reis claimed her $1 million (before taxes) prize on Friday.  Related: Billerica Man Wins $1 Million From $10 Scratch-Off Ticket She wants to use that money to help her family. Reis bought the ticket at Amaral’s Central Market at 872 Globe St. in Fall River. The …
Black Bear Returns To NY Home Shortly After Destroying Kitchen Black Bear Returns To NY Home Shortly After Destroying Kitchen
Black Bear Returns To NY Home Shortly After Destroying Kitchen An aggressive black bear apparently searching for food destroyed the kitchen of an upstate New York home after and then returned to the residence shortly after the break in. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation said an officer received a report of the incident in  Washington County on Friday, June 21 in the town of White Creek, located about halfway between Saratoga Springs and Albany. While the officer was at the residence reviewing photos of the bear, the animal returned to the yard and became aggressive.  DEC wildlife experts provided tech…
Courtroom Stunner: Judge Tosses Manslaughter Case Against Alec Baldwin In On-Set Shooting Courtroom Stunner: Judge Tosses Manslaughter Case Against Alec Baldwin In On-Set Shooting
Courtroom Stunner: Judge Tosses Manslaughter Case Against Alec Baldwin In On-Set Shooting Actor Alec Baldwin will not face criminal charges in connection with the on-set shooting that killed a cinematographer, CNN reports. In a stunning development Friday afternoon, July 12, a judge in Santa Fe, New Mexico dismissed the involuntary manslaughter charge against Baldwin stemming from the 2021 death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, citing prosecutorial misconduct, according to the outlet. Judge Mary Marlowe threw out the case with prejudice, meaning it cannot be brought again, after finding that law enforcement intentionally concealed evidence that prevented Baldwin from pr…
Newly Minted Millionaire: Billerica Man Claims Massive Win On $10 Ticket Newly Minted Millionaire: Billerica Man Claims Massive Win On $10 Ticket
Newly Minted Millionaire: Billerica Man Claims Massive Win On $10 Ticket A Billerica man who recently won $1 million in the Massachusetts State Lottery said he plans to invest that money.  Mark Aucoin won the seven-figure windfall by playing the $10 scratch-off ticket “$2,000,000 50X Cashword." Related: $15.4 Million Lottery Ticket Given As A Birthday Gift Aucoin chose to take the lump-sum payment of $650,000 (before taxes) rather than the annuity.  He bought the winning ticket at the Gulf gas station at 349 Great Rd. in Bedford. The store will get a $10,000 bonus for the sale. 
Movie Starring Amy Adams, Jenny Slate, Rainn Wilson Filming At South Shore Restaurant Movie Starring Amy Adams, Jenny Slate, Rainn Wilson Filming At South Shore Restaurant
Movie Starring Amy Adams, Jenny Slate, Rainn Wilson Filming At South Shore Restaurant Academy Award-nominated actress Amy Adams was spotted in the South Shore filming her latest movie "At The Sea," reports said.  The actress was filming scenes at the Marshfield restaurant The Jetty on Friday, July 12.  The film also stars Milton native Jenny Slate ("Obvious Child"), Rainn Wilson (Dwight Shrute from "The Office"), and Dan Levy (star and showrunner of "Schitt's Creek"), along with a number of other notable actors.  The IMDB plot summary reads: The film follows the life of Laura after a long rehabilitation, as she returns to her family at their beach holiday ho…
Stop & Shop To Close 8 Underperforming Massachusetts Stores Stop & Shop To Close 8 Underperforming Massachusetts Stores
Stop & Shop To Close 8 Underperforming Massachusetts Stores Stop & Shop has released a list of the 32 underperforming stores by the end of the year. The grocery giant in March announced that it planned on closing a number of stores "in the interest of company longevity," as previously reported by Daily Voice. On Friday, July 12, Stop & Shop announced the locations of stores it expected to close on or before Nov. 2. Scroll down for the complete list. The 32 impacted store locations, which are anticipated to close on or before Nov. 2, 2024, include: New Jersey 1083 Inman Ave., Edison 1049 US Highway 1 South, Edison 4861 US Highway 9, Howel…
3 Charged In Movie Style Heist Of Mass. Cannabis Cash Courier: Feds 3 Charged In Movie Style Heist Of Mass. Cannabis Cash Courier: Feds
3 Charged In Movie Style Heist Of Mass. Cannabis Cash Courier: Feds It played out like a scene from the film "The Town." Three masked men pull up to a cash courier, zip-tie him at gunpoint, pepper spray him, steal more than $430,000, and then burn the getaway vehicle.  That's what federal authorities said three men did during a February 2024 heist in Swansea.  Steven Madison, 38, of Bridgewater, Christopher White, 37, of Raynham, and Quentin McDonald, 25, of Brockton, were indicted on one count of robbery interfering with interstate commerce, one count of conspiracy to commit Hobbs Act robbery, one count of arson of property used in or affecting i…
$15.4M Lottery Win: Largest Jackpot Of Year Was A Birthday Gift $15.4M Lottery Win: Largest Jackpot Of Year Was A Birthday Gift
$15.4M Lottery Win: Largest Jackpot Of Year Was A Birthday Gift The late comedian Norm MacDonald once said getting a lottery ticket was the worst gift imaginable. Because if the ticket loses, it's worthless, but if it wins, you've just given away millions in cash in exchange for the sweater they got you.  That happened recently in Massachusetts when a gifted lottery ticket will pay out $1 million a year for the rest of the winner's life.  Merjon Tangovan Nominee Trust of Boston collected the ticket for the winner from the $50 scratch-off game “Lifetime Millions." Greg Racki, a trustee, said his client called the ticket the "best birthday…
Family Of Mass. Teen Who Died After Spicy 'One Chip Challenge' Plans To Sue, Law Firm Says Family Of Mass. Teen Who Died After Spicy 'One Chip Challenge' Plans To Sue, Law Firm Says
Family Of Mass. Teen Who Died After Spicy 'One Chip Challenge' Plans To Sue, Law Firm Says A law firm representing the family of a 14-year-old Worcester boy who died shortly after trying the spicy One Chip Challenge signaled on Wednesday, July 10, that they plan to file a lawsuit over his death.  Harris Wolobah died on Sept. 1, 2023. An autopsy found that the Doherty Memorial High School student suffered cardiopulmonary arrest “in the setting of recent ingestion of food substance with high capsaicin concentration,” according to the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security. The Boston law firm Sheff & Cook announced in a press release it…
'We Were In Awe': Boat Tour Catches Rare Glimpse Of Blue Whale Off Cape Ann 'We Were In Awe': Boat Tour Catches Rare Glimpse Of Blue Whale Off Cape Ann
'We Were In Awe': Boat Tour Catches Rare Glimpse Of Blue Whale Off Cape Ann Anyone aboard a boat in northeastern Massachusetts on Monday, July 8, got a once-in-a-lifetime glimpse at the world's largest mammal: a blue whale in the wild.  Tour organizers gushed about the experience on the Cape Ann Whale Watch Facebook page shortly after returning to shore.  A video posted from the trip highlights the moment tourists learn they are seeing the elusive animal, sending cheers across the deck.  This is my 21st season with CAWW and today's 2 trips are right there in the top 3 if not THE top one! Today I got my... Posted by Cape Ann Whale Watch on Monday, July 8, 2024…
$500,000 Lottery Ticket Sold In Pembroke $500,000 Lottery Ticket Sold In Pembroke
$500,000 Lottery Ticket Sold In Pembroke Not everybody hates Mondays. One Bay Stater won a $500,000 prize in the Massachusetts State Lottery on Monday, July 8. The winning ticket was a $5 scratch-off game called "Big Blue Bonus Cashword." It was the biggest jackpot collected on Monday in Massachusetts.  The winner's name was not released.  Related: Marshfield Man Lands $1 Million Prize With July Fourth Ticket The ticket was purchased at Energy North at 145 Church St. in Pembroke. The store will receive a $5,000 bonus for the sale.  There were 795 winning tickets collected on Monday. Click here to see a list of th…
$1M Lottery Jackpot: Mass Man Celebrates Independence From Debts With July Fourth Win $1M Lottery Jackpot: Mass Man Celebrates Independence From Debts With July Fourth Win
$1M Lottery Jackpot: Mass Man Celebrates Independence From Debts With July Fourth Win A Marshfield man doesn't plan on splurging too much with his newfound $1 million windfall from the Massachusetts State Lottery. He wants to invest his money. Joel Laffin won the seven-figure sum by playing the $10 scratch-off game "$4,000,000 Monopoly Doubler." Six $1 million tickets have not been found in the game, and three $4 million cards remain in circulation.  Related: Salem Woman Looks To Upgrade Her Ride After $1M Lottery Win Laffin took the lump sum payment of $650,000 (before taxes) rather than the annuity.  He bought the winning ticket on the Fourth of July at&nb…
COVID-19: New LB.1 Variant Sees Climb In Infections Amid Nationwide Uptick In Cases COVID-19: New LB.1 Variant Sees Climb In Infections Amid Nationwide Uptick In Cases
Covid-19: New LB.1 Variant Sees Climb In Infections Amid Nationwide Uptick In Cases Cases of a new COVID-19 variant are on the rise nationally as the spread of the virus overall is climbing, according to brand-new data from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC). The highly contagious variant, LB.1, now accounts for 17.5 percent of US cases in the two weeks ending Saturday, June 22. LB.1 cases have more than doubled since May, and some experts think it could be on a path to surpass two offshoots of the highly contagious Omicron variant who are part of the so-called "FLiRT" group: KP.3 and KP. 2. Combined, those two subvariants account for mo…
$1M Lottery Jackpot: Salem Woman Eyes New Wheels With Massive Payday $1M Lottery Jackpot: Salem Woman Eyes New Wheels With Massive Payday
$1M Lottery Jackpot: Salem Woman Eyes New Wheels With Massive Payday A Salem woman knows the first big purchase she will make with the $1 million jackpot she collected from the Massachusetts State Lottery on Wednesday, July 3.  Nancy Diamond — an appropriate name for a lottery winner — won the seven-figure payday from playing the $5 scratch-off game "$1,000,000 Stacks of Cash." Related: Peabody Man Picks Up $1 Million Lottery Payday Diamond chose to take the lump sum payment of $650,000 (before taxes) rather than the annuity.  She said she plans to buy a new car with her winnings.  Diamond bought the ticket at Nicole’s Food Store, 406 …
'We Survived Together': Mass. Iraq Veteran Rescues Cat From Deployment 'We Survived Together': Mass. Iraq Veteran Rescues Cat From Deployment
'We Survived Together': Mass. Iraq Veteran Rescues Cat From Deployment US Army Sgt. Shane Finnegan said he doesn't like the nickname members of his unit gave him during his 10-month deployment to Iraq last year even if he's earned it honestly. The "Cat Daddy," who lives in Monson, picked up the moniker after he adopted a feline friend he made during his first deployment. During his second stint overseas — last year in Iraq — he made another. So when it was time to return home, members of his unit turned to him to see if he would be willing to do it again. "It wasn't my plan to adopt a cat from every deployment," he joked. "I don't want to make this a habit."…
$1M Lottery Payday: Peabody Man Has Big Plans For Newfound Jackpot $1M Lottery Payday: Peabody Man Has Big Plans For Newfound Jackpot
$1M Lottery Payday: Peabody Man Has Big Plans For Newfound Jackpot A Peabody man who walked away with a $1 million prize in the Massachusetts State Lottery said he plans to spend the money on his family.  Frederico Sampaio won the seven-figure prize playing the $5 “Double Your Money” scratch-off game.  Related: Waltham Winner Has Big Plans For His $1 Million Payday He chose to take the lump sum payment of $650,000 (before taxes) rather than the annuity. He plans to use that money to help his loved ones.  Sampaio bought the ticket at RX3 Energy at 94 Bridge St. in Salem. The store will get a $10,000 bonus for the sale. 
2 $100K Lottery Tickets Sold In Mass 2 $100K Lottery Tickets Sold In Mass
2 $100K Lottery Tickets Sold In Mass It was a very happy weekend for two Bay Staters after they won $100,000 in the Massachusetts State Lottery.  The winners correctly guessed all five numbers in the daily "Mass Cash" drawing and collected their prizes on Friday, June 28. They were the biggest jackpots claimed over the weekend. The winners' names were not released.  The winning numbers from the latest "Mass Cash" drawing on Sunday, June 30, are 9, 14, 27, 31, 32 The tickets were purchased at Vincent's Country Store at 109 E Main St in Westminster, and Sunrise Market at 327 Main St. in Wilmington.&nbs…
5 Killed After Plane Crashes In Upstate NY 5 Killed After Plane Crashes In Upstate NY
5 Killed After Plane Crashes In Upstate NY Five people were killed after a small plane crashed in upstate New York. Click here for a new, updated story - Plane Crash IDs: 5 Killed Were Family Members Who Were In Cooperstown For Baseball Tournament The single-engine Piper PA-46 went down in Catskill Park around 2 p.m. Sunday, June 30, in the small Delaware County village of Sidney. According to the Federation Aviation Administration (FAA), the plane had departed from Oneonta about 20 minutes earlier. The identities of the five onboard have not yet been released. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is leading the…
$100K Lottery Ticket Sold In Hanover $100K Lottery Ticket Sold In Hanover
$100K Lottery Ticket Sold In Hanover It's been a very lucky week for one Bay Stater after they won a $100,000 jackpot in the Massachusetts State Lottery.  They won the six-figure prize by playing the $30 scratch-off game "$15,000,000 Money Maker." The winner claimed the ticket on Thursday, June 27. It was the biggest jackpot that day.  The winner's name was not announced.  The ticket was sold at Grampy's General Store at 148 King St. in Hanover. The store will get a $1,000 bonus for the sale.  The winner was among 587 people who won $600 or more in the state lottery on Thursday. Click here to see the…
Mom Of 6-Year-Old Who Drowned In Mass. Lake Asks For Help: 'Incredibly Difficult' Mom Of 6-Year-Old Who Drowned In Mass. Lake Asks For Help: 'Incredibly Difficult'
Mom Of 6-Year-Old Who Drowned In Mass. Lake Asks For Help: 'Incredibly Difficult' Community support has poured in for the family of a 6-year-old non-verbal autistic boy who drowned over the weekend in a Westford Lake after the child's mother created a fundraising campaign.   The body of Zayan Mayanja was found in Nabnasset Lake on Sunday, June 23, after he snuck out of a window at his family's home on Chestnut Road.  Nazifah Namaganda, Zayan's mother, wrote that her son loved to read and cared about animals. She created a GoFundMe to help cover the cost of the boy's funeral, which was held on Wednesday, June 26.  It's with gr…
$100K Lottery Ticket Sold At Appropriately Named Weymouth Store $100K Lottery Ticket Sold At Appropriately Named Weymouth Store
$100K Lottery Ticket Sold At Appropriately Named Weymouth Store It's been a lucky week for one Bay Stater after they won a six-figure payday from the Massachusetts State Lottery. The $100,000 prize was collected on Wednesday, June 26, after the winner correctly guessed the five numbers in the daily Mass Cash drawing. On Thursday, those were: 2, 5, 6, 8, 19.  The winner's name was not announced.  The ticket was sold at the appropriately named Butts & Bets II in Weymouth at 99 Pleasant St. The store will get a $1,000 reward for the sale.  The jackpot was the biggest of the day on Wednesday. There were 519 people who won $600 or m…
Stoneham High 'Begging' For Equipment Return After Alumni Swipes Gear During Walk-Through Stoneham High 'Begging' For Equipment Return After Alumni Swipes Gear During Walk-Through
Stoneham High 'Begging' For Equipment Return After Alumni Swipes Gear During Walk-Through Stoneham High is pleading with the people who stole the school's athletic equipment to return it so the students can continue playing sports.   Thousands of dollars worth of sports gear was stolen during an alumni walk-through at the previous school building at 149 Franklin St. on Tuesday, March 25, the school said in a post on X.  To all StonehamSpartans. I am desperately asking for your help. There was a huge misunderstanding. At last nights alumni walk through of the old high school before it gets torn down. Many people found their way into a locked room and took our cu…
2.1 Earthquake Hits Connecticut, Loud Booms Heard 2.1 Earthquake Hits Connecticut, Loud Booms Heard
2.1 Earthquake Hits Connecticut, Loud Booms Heard Some Hudson Valley residents awoke to loud booms and mild shaking early in the morning after a mild earthquake or "seismic activity" hit the area. According to Dutchess County Emergency Management, the quake occurred around 3 a.m., Wednesday, June 26, originating in the town of Poughkeepsie between Sheafe Road and Camelot Road. The quake measured 2.1 on the Richter Scale, said the US Geological Survey. Residents on Facebook reported hearing loud booms in the region. One resident wrote: "Oh my goodness! Woke me out of my sleep I thought it was a gun being fired nearby it was so loud a…
Popular Ice Cream Products Recalled Over Listeria Concerns, FDA Says Popular Ice Cream Products Recalled Over Listeria Concerns, FDA Says
Popular Ice Cream Products Recalled Over Listeria Concerns, FDA Says Approximately 70 ice cream products sold by multiple brands including Friendly's and Hershey's are being recalled due to a possible presence of listeria, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said. The brands were recalled this week by Totally Cool, Inc. based in Owings Mills, MD, which has stopped the production and distribution of the affected products due to FDA sampling. Some of the most popular items recalled include: Friendly's 60 fl oz Celebration Ice Cream Cake 40 fl oz Strawberry Krunch Ice Cream Cake; Hershey's 38 fl oz vanilla and chocolat…
Massachusetts 21-Year-Old Pulled From Reservoir Attended College In New England Massachusetts 21-Year-Old Pulled From Reservoir Attended College In New England
Massachusetts 21-Year-Old Pulled From Reservoir Attended College In New England A man pulled from Connecticut reservoir was a talented musician who attended Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, according to the university.  Related: ID Released For 21-Year-Old Who Drowned In Oxford Reservoir Kai Thomas Boapeah, age 21, who has ties to Ghana, Africa, and Worcester County, Massachusetts, in the town of Dudley, was recovered in New Haven County on Thursday, June 20, in Seymour Reservoir #2 in New Haven County in Oxford. The state medical examiner has ruled Boapeah’s death as an accidental drowning. He had been residing with friends in Waterb…
$1M Lottery Jackpot: Roslindale Man Picks Up Major Payday $1M Lottery Jackpot: Roslindale Man Picks Up Major Payday
$1M Lottery Jackpot: Roslindale Man Picks Up Major Payday A Boston man has claimed a $1 million lottery jackpot from a $20 scratch-off ticket.  William Lally, of Roslindale, won the seven-figure payday playing the "$5,000,000 100X Cashword" game.  It's the scratch-off game a woman in Berkshire County won a $5 million jackpot earlier this month.  Related: Laneborough Woman Has Big Plans For $5M Lottery Jackpot Lally chose to take the lump sum payment of $650,000 (before taxes) rather than the annuity.  He bought the ticket at Roslindale Food Mart at 4443 Washington St. The store will get a $10,000 bonus for the sale.&nbs…
Haverhill Man Gets Life In Prison For 'Horrific' 2019 Groveland Murder: DA Haverhill Man Gets Life In Prison For 'Horrific' 2019 Groveland Murder: DA
LeeDell Graham Bludgeoned And Stabbed Patsy “Pat” Schena A Haverhill man who viciously beat an 82-year-old man with a lamp before stabbing him to death will spend the rest of his life in prison, a judge ruled on Friday, June 21.  Leedell Graham, age 53, was convicted on Tuesday, June 18, of the 2019 murder of Patsy “Pat” Schena at Scena's home in Groveland, the Essex County District Attorney said. The jury found Graham guilty of first-degree murder with extreme atrocity or cruelty and breaking and entering with the intent to commit larceny over $1,200.  Related: Leedell Graham Guilty Of Bludgeoning Death Of 82-Year-Old …
Wilmington Woman Caught Driving Drunk With Children In Car In Reading: Police Wilmington Woman Caught Driving Drunk With Children In Car In Reading: Police
Wilmington Woman Caught Driving Drunk With Children In Car In Reading: Police A 49-year-old Wilmington woman was arrested while driving drunk and speeding in Reading, authorities said. It was the second time she's been busted driving while intoxicated.  Megan Nagarian was arrested on Thursday, June 20, and charged with operating under the influence (second offense), marked lanes violation, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, speeding, and two counts of child endangerment while operating under the influence, Reading police said.  Police first spotted Najarian speeding along Salem Street just before 9 p.m.  After "several attempts" they pulled over …
20-Year-Old Man, Teen Girl Killed In Weston Vehicle Fire 20-Year-Old Man, Teen Girl Killed In Weston Vehicle Fire
20-Year-Old Man, Teen Girl Killed In Weston Vehicle Fire A 20-year-old man and a 15-year-old girl were killed in a fire after the car they were in crashed in Weston, authorities said.  Police received a 911 call from Apple's automated crash detection system on Thursday, June 20, on Route 20 near Colpitts Road, the Middlesex District Attorney's Office said. When officers arrived, the car was "engulfed" by flames.  Officers tried but couldn't extinguish the fire, but firefighters arrived shortly to douse the flames.  The 20-year-old driver and 15-year-old passenger were pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said.  Their na…
Stuck In Space: Mass Astronaut Faces Uncertain Return Date Amid Starliner Troubles Stuck In Space: Mass Astronaut Faces Uncertain Return Date Amid Starliner Troubles
Stuck In Space: Mass Astronaut Faces Uncertain Return Date Amid Starliner Troubles A Massachusetts native is among two American astronauts facing an uncertain return date to Earth amid ongoing problems with the Boeing-built Starliner spacecraft. Pilot and Needham native Suni Williams, along with commander Butch Wilmore, remains stuck on the International Space Station nearly a week after their expected departure date while NASA crews work to understand several issues that have arisen since the pair launched into orbit on Wednesday, June 5. Among the problems sparking concern are malfunctions of the vehicle’s thrusters and numerous helium leaks that sprang up during their…
Burlington Native Opens New Jersey Gastropub After Chance Encounter Burlington Native Opens New Jersey Gastropub After Chance Encounter
Burlington Native Opens New Jersey Gastropub After Chance Encounter June 2023 was when Mike Madigan says he experienced the scariest moment of his life. The 44-year-old Wyckoff, NJ, dad had finally taken the leap on owning a bar and restaurant of his own and had everything he needed to move forward with the project. He had the lease. He had the architectural plans. And he had the approval from everyone he needed. All he needed was a construction company to agree to the work. "I spent a good three or four months calling construction companies and setting up appointments," said Madigan, a Burlington, MA native who by day works as a controller for Keller Wil…