Mass Man Seriously Injured In Grizzly Bear Attack At National Park Mass Man Seriously Injured In Grizzly Bear Attack At National Park
Mass Man Seriously Injured In Grizzly Bear Attack At National Park A 35-year-old Massachusetts man was seriously injured after they were attacked by a grizzly bear at the Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming on Sunday, May 19, authorities said.  Park rangers believe the man had a "surprise encounter" with two grizzly bears that afternoon when one of them attacked, according to a press release from the National Park Service.  The man's name was not released.  Authorities airlifted the man to a waiting ambulance that rushed him to St. John's Hospital in Jackson, Wyoming, where he is in stable condition and expected to make a full recover…
$100K Lottery Ticket Sold In Central Mass $100K Lottery Ticket Sold In Central Mass
$100K Lottery Ticket Sold In Central Mass One Bay Stater had a very lucky start to their week when they claimed a $100,000 lottery ticket they bought in Worcester County on Monday, May 20.   The winning ticket was sold at Market Basket at 95 Sutton Ave. in Oxford and was for the $30 "Millions" scratch-off game. Related: Lotter Winners Discuss How Their Lives Changed After Hitting Jackpot The winner's name was not released. The store will get a $1,000 bonus for the sale.  The winner was among 855 people who won $600 or more in the Massachusetts State Lottery on Monday.  It was also the second-largest pr…
Legendary Mass Rocker Dead At 56 Legendary Mass Rocker Dead At 56
Legendary Mass Rocker Dead At 56 Jon Wysocki, a founding member and former drummer of the band Staind died over the weekend at 56.  The Massachusetts native was born in Hampden County, where he would later meet the other members of the five-times-platinum group.  He died on Saturday, March 18, due to complications with his liver, Variety reported.  The band announced his death on social media.   View this post on Instagram A post shared by Staind (@staindofficial) According to Variety, Wysocki was born in 1971 in Westfield and would later go on to …
Mass Man, 74, Injured Falling 15 Feet Down At New Hampshire State Park Mass Man, 74, Injured Falling 15 Feet Down At New Hampshire State Park
Mass Man, 74, Injured Falling 15 Feet Down At New Hampshire State Park A 74-year-old Jamaica Plains man had to be rescued over the weekend after falling 15 feet from a mountain while hiking at a New Hampshire state park.  Antoniou Panagiotis was climbing down a trail when he lost his footing and fell about 15 feet on the Spellman Trail at Monadnock State Park, causing an injury to his upper body that prevented him from continuing the hike, according to New Hampshire Wildlife Officials.  His hiking mates called for help and rescuers reached them around 10:15 p.m. and provided first aid, warm clothing, headlamps, and help down the mountain. They didn't…
Travel Advisory For US Citizens Issued By State Department: Here's What To Know Travel Advisory For US Citizens Issued By State Department: Here's What To Know
Travel Advisory For US Citizens Issued By State Department: Here's What To Know The US State Department has just issued a worldwide travel advisory for Americans. The statement, issued Friday, May 17, warns of the “potential for terrorist attacks, demonstrations, or violent actions against US citizens and interests.” The department said it is advising US citizens overseas to exercise increased caution.  "The Department of State is aware of the increased potential for foreign terrorist organization-inspired violence against LGBTQI+ persons and events," the statement noted. The department said US citizens should: Stay alert in locations frequented by tourists, in…
Donations For Famed TikToker Nearly Killed In 4-Car Crash In Mass Nears $100K Donations For Famed TikToker Nearly Killed In 4-Car Crash In Mass Nears $100K
Donations For Famed TikToker Nearly Killed In 4-Car Crash In Mass Nears $100K Support for Joey Calcavecchia, better known as The Roaming Foodie on TikTok, continues to grow as more than 1,500 people have donated to a fundraiser to help him following a violent crash on I-93 earlier this week in Andover.  Calcavecchia, of New Hampshire, was involved in a four-car pileup just before 1 a.m. on Tuesday, May 14, on I-93 northbound near exit 42, state police said. Paramedics rushed multiple people to area hospitals for treatment.  Police are investigating the crash, but initial reports say a deer on the road likely caused the pile-up.  Calcavecchia…
$100K Lottery Ticket Sold In Fitchburg $100K Lottery Ticket Sold In Fitchburg
$100K Lottery Ticket Sold In Fitchburg It was a very lucky day for one Bay Stater when they collected a check for $100,000 playing the Massachusetts State Lottery.  The winner claimed the ticket on Thursday, May 16. They purchased the "Quick $100s" ticket at Topps Liquor at 128 Water St. in Fitchburg. The store will receive a $1,000 bonus for the sale.  Related: 3 Win $100,000 Jackpots With Free Lottery Tickets The winner's name was not released.  The lottery boasted 571 winners who collected $600 or more on Thursday.  Click here to see a full list. 
Wrong-Way Crash: Bar Receipts, Social Media Lead To Arrest After Woman, 25, Killed In CT Wrong-Way Crash: Bar Receipts, Social Media Lead To Arrest After Woman, 25, Killed In CT
Wrong-Way Crash: Bar Receipts, Social Media Lead To Arrest After Woman, 25, Killed In CT A months-long investigation aided by bar receipts and social media posts led to the arrest of a man in connection with a wrong-way alleged drunk driving Connecticut crash that took the life of a young Fairfield County woman. The crash happened on Route 7 in Danbury around 2 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 10 in the southbound lane just north of Exit 7. The victim, Danielle Dempsey, age 25, of Danbury, was driving a gray 2005 Honda Accord when a black 2018 Dodge Challenger driving in the wrong direction struck her vehicle head-on, Connecticut State Police said. The operator of the Dodge Challenger,…
Teen Busted With 70 Lbs Of Pot At Logan Airport; Second Person Caught With More Than 70 Lbs Teen Busted With 70 Lbs Of Pot At Logan Airport; Second Person Caught With More Than 70 Lbs
Teen Busted With 70 Lbs Of Pot At Logan Airport; Second Person Caught With More Than 70 Lbs A London woman will not make her return flight to the United Kingdom after US Customs officials found 70 pounds of marijuana in her bags, authorities said. She is the second woman in two months caught with a large load of weed bound for England.  Fareedat Folunsho, 19, was arrested and charged with trafficking marijuana between 50 and 100 pounds, the Suffolk County District Attorney said. She is being held on $1,500 bail.  Police were called to the Boston Logan Airport after agents found the drugs in her bags around 9:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 12.  Related: Woman Busted With …
3 Mass Students Named US Presidential Scholars 3 Mass Students Named US Presidential Scholars
3 Mass Students Named US Presidential Scholars Three Massachusetts high school students were named US Presidential Scholars, an honor given to only a small fraction of teens nationally. The names of the scholars were announced on Thursday, May 9 by the US Department of Education as part of the 2024 US Presidential Scholars program, which recognizes excellence in academics, the arts, and career and technical education fields. Honorees are chosen by the White House Commission on Presidential Scholars, which picks the winners each year based on their success in the aforementioned fields, as well as through essays, transcripts, and school…
Punxsutawney Phil's Twins Names Revealed On Mother's Day Punxsutawney Phil's Twins Names Revealed On Mother's Day
Punxsutawney Phil's Twins Names Revealed On Mother's Day Punxsutawney Phil and his mate, Phyllis, have been parents since the end of March but on Mother's Day, the twins' names were finally revealed by the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club. "The first family of groundhogs" announced the pups' name via the club vice president reading a scroll: “Here ye, hear ye, hear ye. Now, on this 12th day of May in the town of Punxsy Phil, the news is not about the weather, spring air or winter’s chill. No. Today the first family of groundhogs has grown. Punxsutawney Phil and wife, Phyllis, have two kits of their own. Born to royalty — a boy and a girl. Names have b…
Longtime Eye Doctor From Region Sentenced For Bogus Brain Scan Scheme Longtime Eye Doctor From Region Sentenced For Bogus Brain Scan Scheme
Longtime Eye Doctor From Region Sentenced For Bogus Brain Scan Scheme A longtime ophthalmologist in Connecticut will have to pay back over $1 million and spend time in federal lockup after confessing that he ordered unnecessary brain scans to line his pockets. Hartford County resident Donald Salzberg, age 69, of Avon, was sentenced to one year in prison in Boston federal court on Thursday, May 9. It came nearly two years after Salzberg, who operated Salzberg, M.D. on Farmington Avenue in West Hartford for nearly 40 years, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit health care fraud and receive kickbacks. Earlier Report: Popular CT Eye Doctor Admits To Tak…
Northern Lights From Rare Solar Storm Could Be Visible Through Weekend Northern Lights From Rare Solar Storm Could Be Visible Through Weekend
Northern Lights From Rare Solar Storm Could Be Visible Through Weekend The northern lights produced by one of the strongest geomagnetic storms to hit the Earth in two decades could be visible throughout the weekend, and scientists are warning that the storm could disrupt electrical and communication systems. Although there were clouds around on Friday night, May 10, there were numerous reports from the region of spectacular aurora displays (known as the northern lights). Those displays will continue on Saturday, May 11, and Sunday, May 12, and possibly linger even longer. Severe Geomagnetic Storm conditions were first observed at Earth at 6:54 p.m. Eastern Ti…
Grenade Discovered At Area Airport Temporarily Closes Terminal Grenade Discovered At Area Airport Temporarily Closes Terminal
Grenade Discovered At Area Airport Temporarily Closes Terminal Airport officials closed the departures terminal of a Connecticut airport after a passenger attempted to bring a hollowed-out grenade through security. The New Haven County incident happened on the morning of Wednesday, May 8 at Tweed Airport in the city of New Haven. According to a post on X (formerly Twitter) by Dan Velez, the spokesman for the New England Transportation Security Association (TSA), the grenade was detected during a security screening. TSA, local law enforcement, and the New Haven bomb squad were contacted, and the grenade was determined to be inert. “No grenade...r…
$1M Lottery Winner: Second Major Prize From New Scratch-Off Game This Week $1M Lottery Winner: Second Major Prize From New Scratch-Off Game This Week
$1M Lottery Winner: Second Major Prize From New Scratch-Off Game This Week One Bay Stater had a very good Tuesday, May 7, when they claimed a $1 million lottery prize.  The winner was sold at Belle Isle Wine & Spirits at 1144 Saratoga St in East Boston. They won the money playing the $10 scratch-off game "$4,000,000 Lion's Share." The winner's name was not released. The store will receive a $10,000 bonus for the sale.  Related: Northborough Dad Wins $5.37M In Biggest Mass Jackpot Of Year They were among 439 people who won $600 or more in the Massachusetts State Lottery on Tuesday.  This is the second major prize from the new "$…
Trailblazing Astronaut From Mass Will Be First Woman Aboard A Maiden Crewed Spacecraft Trailblazing Astronaut From Mass Will Be First Woman Aboard A Maiden Crewed Spacecraft
Trailblazing Astronaut From Mass Will Be First Woman Aboard A Maiden Crewed Spacecraft Sunita Williams has held plenty of titles in her life: Astronaut, US Navy officer, former record holder for most spacewalks by a woman (seven), to name a few. Now, the Needham native can add one more to her impressive resume: trailblazer. The 58-year-old Williams is set to become the first woman aboard the maiden flight of a manned spacecraft when NASA and Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner launches for the first time from Florida’s Cape Canaveral for the 24-hour journey to the International Space Station. Originally scheduled for takeoff Monday night, May 6, the launch was scrapped “out of an abu…
$5M Lottery Jackpot: Northborough Dad Plans To Buy Home, Pay For Kids' College With Cash $5M Lottery Jackpot: Northborough Dad Plans To Buy Home, Pay For Kids' College With Cash
$5M Lottery Jackpot: Northborough Dad Plans To Buy Home, Pay For Kids' College With Cash The Force was with a Worcester County dad when he bought his $5.37 million winning lottery ticket on Saturday, May 4.  James Jorgensen won the massive jackpot playing the multi-state Megabucks lottery. He collected the prize with his partner, Jennifer Jorgensen.  The "Star Wars" fan said the win was made extra special because it fell on May the Fourth.  “The best thing is I’m a huge 'Star Wars' fan, so I was all decked out in a 'Star Wars' hat and 'Star Wars' shirt, and I won on May 4th which is an unofficial 'Star Wars' holiday," he told the lottery.  J…
COVID-19: New 'FLiRT' Variants Now Most Dominant In US COVID-19: New 'FLiRT' Variants Now Most Dominant In US
Covid-19: New 'FLiRT' Variants Now Most Dominant In US New so-called "FLiRT" COVID-19 variants have quickly become the most dominant in the United States, and authorities are monitoring their rise as summer approaches. According to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one of the two members of the  “FLiRT” group, KP.2, is now No. 1 among strains nationally, accounting for about 24.9 of all current infections. The JN.1 strain had been dominant in the US before the emergence of KP.2. Both variants are offshoots of the highly contagious Omicron strain. The No. 4 variant in the US, KP.1.1, which makes up …
Massachusetts Among Top 10 Best States, Brand-New Ranking Says: Here's Why Massachusetts Among Top 10 Best States, Brand-New Ranking Says: Here's Why
Massachusetts Among Top 10 Best States, Brand-New Ranking Says: Here's Why A new ranking lists Massachusetts as one of the top 10 best states in the country and places the commonwealth in the top three in categories like education and healthcare. The results are in. The 2024 Best States list by U.S. News & World Report, released on Tuesday, May 7, names Massachusetts as the 10th-best state in the country, a place higher than it scored in the 2023 report.  Massachusetts closely follows states like Utah (the best state, according to U.S. News & World Report), Nebraska (number three), Washington (number eight), and Florida (number nine). However, whe…
$5.37M Lottery Ticket Sold In Central Mass $5.37M Lottery Ticket Sold In Central Mass
$5.37M Lottery Ticket Sold In Central Mass A $5.37 million ticket was sold in Worcester County over the weekend in the Megabucks multi-state lottery.  The Quic Pic ticket was sold at Lowe’s Variety and Meat Shop at 255 W. Main St. in Northborough for the Saturday, May 4, drawing. The winning numbers were 4-11-15-26-30-40.  The winner's name has not been released. It's unclear if they have attempted to collect their prize yet. They have a year to pick up their check.  The store will receive a bonus for the sale.  The odds of winning the Megabucks jackpot are 1 in 7,059,052.
New Update: I-95 Stretch Fully Reopens After Fiery Crash Causes Days-Long Closure New Update: I-95 Stretch Fully Reopens After Fiery Crash Causes Days-Long Closure
New Update: I-95 Stretch Fully Reopens After Fiery Crash Causes Days-Long Closure This story has been updated. A stretch of I-95 in Connecticut has now fully reopened three days after a fire involving a tanker with 8,500 gallons of gas days earlier. Northbound lanes on the stretch in Norwalk reopened Saturday evening, May 4. Lanes opened on the southbound side reopened late Sunday morning, May 5, earlier than had been expected. The first image above was taken around 11 a.m. Sunday. The blaze broke out after a crash on Thursday, May 2 near exits 14 and 15 between the truck and a passenger vehicle at around 6 a.m.  The tanker fire was raging for…
$100K Lottery Ticket Sold In Central Mass $100K Lottery Ticket Sold In Central Mass
$100K Lottery Ticket Sold In Central Mass Thursday, May 2, was a very lucky day for someone in Worcester when they claimed a $100,000 ticket in the Massachusetts State Lottery.  The winner made the money playing the "Mass Cash" game. They bought the ticket at The Store at 88 Providence Street. The winner's name was not released. The store will collect a $1,000 bonus for the sale. They correctly guessed all five numbers in the daily drawing. Those were 9, 20, 24, 27, and 34.  They were among the 534 people who won $650 or more in the state lottery. Click here to see the winners. 
$100K Lottery Ticket Sold In Western Mass $100K Lottery Ticket Sold In Western Mass
$100K Lottery Ticket Sold In Western Mass Two Bay Staters had a very good week when they won $100,000 playing the Massachusetts State Lottery.  The winning tickets were claimed on Wednesday, May 1, and were sold at Big Apple Market & Deli at 294 Littleton Road in Westford and Big Y at 650 Memorial Dr. in Chicopee.  Related: Mass Woman Wins Two $1M Lottery Jackpots In 10 Weeks Both won their jackpots by correctly guessing all five numbers of the daily "Mass Cash" drawing. Those were 6, 11, 18, 24, and 26.  The winners' names were not released. Each store will receive a $1,000 bonus for the sale.  …
Damaged Bridge To Be Demolished After Fiery I-95 Crash, Causing Days-Long Closure Damaged Bridge To Be Demolished After Fiery I-95 Crash, Causing Days-Long Closure
Damaged Bridge To Be Demolished After Fiery I-95 Crash, Causing Days-Long Closure This story has been updated. A closure in both directions on I-95 in Connecticut caused by an early morning crash and fire involving a tanker with thousands of gallons of gas will last for several days as a damaged overpass is removed, authorities have now announced. New Update - Watch Live - Work In Progress: Crews Repair Fire-Damaged I-95 Stretch The incident happened at the outset of the morning commute on Thursday, May 2 in Norwalk near exits 14 and 15. "Extensive damage occurred to the Fairfield Avenue overpass bridge," according to the Norwalk Fire Department. The Connecticut Dep…
$1M Lottery Winner — Again: Mass Woman Wins Second $1M Jackpot In 10 Weeks $1M Lottery Winner — Again: Mass Woman Wins Second $1M Jackpot In 10 Weeks
$1M Lottery Winner — Again: Mass Woman Wins Second $1M Jackpot In 10 Weeks Christine Wilson may be the luckiest person in Massachusetts.  Winning one $1 million jackpot wasn't enough for the Attleboro woman who picked up her second seven-figure win last month, just 10 weeks after her first big win.  Wilson won her first jackpot playing the $50 scratch-off game “Lifetime Millions" on February 23. She won a second $1 million prize on a $10 "100X Cash" ticket.  Related: Dorchester Woman Wins $1M In New "Jaws"-Themed Game Wilson chose to take the lump sum payment of $650,000 rather than the annuity. She plans to put her latest winnings into a saving…
2 $100K Lottery Tickets Sold At Same Western Mass Convenience Store On Same Day 2 $100K Lottery Tickets Sold At Same Western Mass Convenience Store On Same Day
2 $100K Lottery Tickets Sold At Same Western Mass Convenience Store On Same Day It was a very lucky day at one convenience store in Western Mass on Monday, April 29, when they sold two $100,000 winning lottery tickets.  The winning tickets were bought at Jake's Variety store at 93 West Housatonic St. in Pittsfield. Both tickets correctly guessed all five numbers in the "Mass Cash" drawing. Those were 2, 6, 13, 24, and 26.  The names of the winners were not released. Jake's Variety will receive a $1,000 bonus for each winning ticket.  The winners were among 788 people who collected $650 or more from the Massachusetts State L…
'Every Parent's Worst Fear': Hit-Run Leaves UAlbany Freshman With Brain Swelling, Broken Bones 'Every Parent's Worst Fear': Hit-Run Leaves UAlbany Freshman With Brain Swelling, Broken Bones
'Every Parent's Worst Fear': Hit-Run Leaves UAlbany Freshman With Brain Swelling, Broken Bones A University at Albany student remains hospitalized with serious injuries after she was struck by a hit-and-run driver on a dirt bike. Long Island resident Alexa Kropf, age 18, of Floral Park, was hit at around midnight Saturday, April 27, while walking along Hudson Avenue, just blocks from the UAlbany campus. When officers arrived, they found the freshman lying in the roadway with a serious head injury and a broken leg, according to Albany Police. Witnesses told investigators that Kropf was struck by a man who was driving an illegal dirt bike at a high rate of speed while weaving and ou…
In Fursuit: Search For Cubs Underway After Mama Bear Killed On Parkway In NY's Capital Region In Fursuit: Search For Cubs Underway After Mama Bear Killed On Parkway In NY's Capital Region
In Fursuit: Search For Cubs Underway After Mama Bear Killed On Parkway In NY's Capital Region Despite social media buzz and some help from a couple of drone operators, there’s still no sign of a family of black bear cubs days after their mama was struck and killed on a highway in the region. The Columbia County incident happened Friday evening, April 19, on the Taconic State Parkway near Exit 99 in the hamlet of Spencertown. Two or three 10-pound cubs that are still nursing were left orphaned when the adult bear was hit and killed, according to the wildlife nonprofit Lucky Rehabilitation Center. “We located the body of their mom and will be gathering hair samples this morning in th…
35-Year-Old ID'd As Victim Of Greenfield Slaying 35-Year-Old ID'd As Victim Of Greenfield Slaying
Christopher Hairston ID'd As Body Found In Greenfield Home A 35-year-old Berkshire County man has been identified as the body found dead inside a home in Greenfield on Monday, April 22, authorities announced.  Christopher Hairston, lastly of Pittsfield, was found inside the apartment on Chapman Street after neighbors called police to report a disgusting smell coming from inside, the Northwestern District Attorney's Office said. It's unclear how long he had been dead before he was located.  Original Report: Mass Man Accused Of Murder Arrested At New York Airport Taaniel Herberger-Brown, 42, who used to live at that apartment, was arrest…
4 $100K Lottery Tickets Sold At 1 Mass Convenience Store On Same Day 4 $100K Lottery Tickets Sold At 1 Mass Convenience Store On Same Day
4 $100K Lottery Tickets Sold At 1 Mass Convenience Store On Same Day While a $1 million ticket was sold in Massachusetts on Monday, April 22, there was nowhere more lucky than a convenience store in Attleboro.  Canaan Fuels at 947 Newport Ave. in Attleboro sold four $100,000 winning lottery tickets  Monday.  The winning tickets were for the nightly "Mass Cash" drawing. The winning numbers were 5, 11, 23, 25, and 26. Players must correctly guess all five numbers to claim the $100,000 grand prize. The names of the winners were not released. The store will receive four $1,000 bonuses for the sales.  The winners were among the 855 peop…
Thousands Raised To Help Young Son Of Holyoke Police Officer Diagnosed With Leukemia Thousands Raised To Help Young Son Of Holyoke Police Officer Diagnosed With Leukemia
Thousands Raised To Help Young Son Of Holyoke Police Officer Diagnosed With Leukemia A Massachusetts community has come together to raise tens of thousands of dollars to go toward helping a police officer's brave 11-month-old son fight a tough battle against cancer. The outpouring of support began after Hampden County police officer Crystal Conroy, a member of the Holyoke Police Department, learned her 11-month-old son Ashton has leukemia.  After the harrowing diagnosis was made, Conroy was forced to leave work for the foreseeable future to take care of Ashton as he fights the disease. Additionally, more strain was placed on the family, as Conroy's husband Ch…