Josh Lanier

Assistant Managing Editor

jlanier@dailyvoice.com

Josh Lanier started his reporting career in high school for his local newspaper. Many — many — years later, he’s still chasing leads for compelling stories. During his time writing for newspapers, magazines, and online publications, he’s covered everything from murderers to mommy bloggers, but his most interesting story is always the next one.

Josh is a native of Charlotte, NC, where he is a member of a sketch comedy group in his spare time. 

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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…
Man Accused Of Sexually Abusing Child In Berkshire County Busted In Florida: DA Man Accused Of Sexually Abusing Child In Berkshire County Busted In Florida: DA
Man Accused Of Sexually Abusing Child In Berkshire County Busted In Florida: DA A 43-year-old man was arrested in Florida and returned to Berkshire County to face charges that he molested a child, authorities said.  Omar Soto-Rincon was arraigned in Pittsfield earlier this week on the charge of indecent assault and battery on a person under 14, the Berkshire County District Attorney's Office said.  Prosecutors could not release any information about the alleged assault to protect the victim's identity.  Soto-Rincon was being held on a $5,000 bond, officials said.  He was arrested in Broward County, Florida. 
Motorcyclist Killed In Groton Crash ID'd As 27-Year-Old Man Motorcyclist Killed In Groton Crash ID'd As 27-Year-Old Man
Motorcyclist Killed In Groton Crash ID'd As 27-Year-Old Man Police have identified the 27-year-old motorcyclist who was killed in a head-on crash earlier this week in Groton.  Cody Trudell, of Ayer, died after his bike was struck head-on along Boston Road just after 4:20 p.m. on Wednesday, July 10, the Middlesex District Attorney's Office said.  Investigators believe the driver of an oncoming car in the westbound lane veered into his lane. The 20-year-old Townsend driver of that car remained at the scene.  Police are investigating the circumstances leading to the crash. No charges had been filed as of Friday afternoon. 
Autistic 4-Year-Old Central Mass Girl Drowns In Neighbor's Pool Autistic 4-Year-Old Central Mass Girl Drowns In Neighbor's Pool
Autistic 4-Year-Old Central Mass Girl Drowns In Neighbor's Pool A 4-year-old autistic girl named Eva was found unresponsive in her neighbor's pool in Worcester County on Thursday, July 11, after she went missing from her home. She was pronounced dead at an area hospital a short time later.  Police in Sutton received a 911 call around 3:50 p.m. that the girl had gone missing in the Peachtree Drive area, the Worcester County District Attorney said. Officers quickly began a search and found the girl in the pool. Responders rushed her to UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, where doctors pronounced her dead, authorities said.  Police did n…
Man Dies After Fall While Rock Climbing In Central Mass State Forest Man Dies After Fall While Rock Climbing In Central Mass State Forest
Man Dies After Fall While Rock Climbing In Central Mass State Forest A man fell and died on Thursday, July 11, in Leominster State Forest, the Worcester County District Attorney announced.  Little is known as of Thursday night as State Police are investigating the circumstances around the death. Authorities also did not reveal any information on the victim.  The DA's office said it would not release more information until detectives are further along in that investigation.  Follow The Daily Voice on Facebook for updates on this developing story. 
'He Brought Tremendous Joy': Lee 15-Year-Old ID'd As Victim In I-91 Crash In Springfield 'He Brought Tremendous Joy': Lee 15-Year-Old ID'd As Victim In I-91 Crash In Springfield
'He Brought Tremendous Joy': Lee 15-Year-Old ID'd As Victim In I-91 Crash In Springfield The family of the 15-year-old Berkshire County boy who was killed last week in a crash on I-91 in Springfield was a loving and giving young man who had a bright future ahead of him.  Jayden Andre, of Lee, was killed around 4:30 p.m. on July 2 near exit 5 on the interstate. Jayden was a rising junior who had finished his sophomore year at Lee Middle and High School in June, his obituary said.  His family said he loved sports, his friends, and bringing joy to others.  He always gave the best hugs and brought tremendous joy and light into our lives with his kind heart and beaut…
'Depraved' Lynn Man Who Admitting To Sexually Exploiting Kids He Taught Gets Prison: Feds 'Depraved' Lynn Man Who Admitting To Sexually Exploiting Kids He Taught Gets Prison: Feds
'Depraved' Lynn Man Who Admitting To Sexually Exploiting Kids He Taught Gets Prison: Feds A 56-year-old Lynn man who admitted to sexually exploiting minors in Laos, where he worked as an English teacher and ran a help organization, will spend more than a decade in federal prison, authorities said.  Michael Sebastian was sentenced on Wednesday, July 10,  to 12 years in prison and five years of supervised release after that, the US Attorney for Massachusetts said. He pleaded guilty to three counts of engaging in illicit sexual conduct in foreign places in December.  He was arrested in July 2020.  “Mr. Sebastian took advantage of young, vulnerable children in h…
3 Charged In Movie Style Heist Of Cannabis Cash Courier In Swansea: Feds 3 Charged In Movie Style Heist Of Cannabis Cash Courier In Swansea: Feds
3 Charged In Movie Style Heist Of Cannabis Cash Courier In Swansea: 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…
Elderly Man Killed In Hyannis Fire Started In Bedroom: Investigators Elderly Man Killed In Hyannis Fire Started In Bedroom: Investigators
Elderly Man Killed In Hyannis Fire Started In Bedroom: Investigators Firefighters say the blaze that killed a man in his 60s on Wednesday, July 10, began with a lit cigarette in the man's bedroom at his Hyannis home.  Neighbors called firefighters to the Oakland Road house just before 5:30 a.m. when they saw smoke billowing out of the one-story home. Crews arrived to find the home fully involved.  Two adults inside were able to escape the flames, but firefighters found one man dead inside, the state Fire Marshal's Office said. Crews were able to get the blaze under control in 15 minutes but spent hours putting out hot spots.  Fire investigato…
$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…
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