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The Wachusett Region   Holden   Paxton   Princeton   Rutland   Sterling 
The Wachusett Region is made up of five towns located in central Massachusetts. The five towns are Holden, Paxton, Princeton, Rutland, and Sterling. Each town has its own Elementary & Middle School but share a central High School, and central district office, both located in Holden MA.

Rutland
Fire Department 508-886-4107
Police Department 508-886-4033
Council on Aging 508-886-7945
Town Clerk 508-886-4104
Building Inspector 508-886-4118
Board of Health 508-886-4102
Assessors Office 508-886-4101
Tax Collector 508-886-4103
Board of Selectmen 508-886-4100
Public Library 508-886-4108
Veterans' Services 508-885-7508
Public Works 508-886-4105
Water Department 508-886-4105
Electric Company 800-322-3223
Phone Company 800-870-9999
Cable Company 800-634-1008


School Websites & Phone numbers
School District Central Office 508-829-1670
Naquag Elementary School 508-886-2901
Central Tree Middle School 508-886-0073
Glenwood Elementary School 508-886-0399
Wachusett Regional High School 508-829-6771

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The website was orignally created in 2005 for the people of Rutland and their families and friends. At the time the site included town phone numbers, later I added local Real Estate listings. Then I moved and took the site down. Its back now just to find a buyer.

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In the news around Rutland Massachusetts
    Santa’s coming to Princeton
    PRINCETON — Once again this year, the Princeton Firefighter/EMT Association has arranged for the jolly bearded man in the bright red suit to stop by your house in a bright red firetruck.And even better, he’s bringing a present.From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 15, Santa Claus is available for home visits to deliver a gift to local children. To have him stop by your house, drop one wrapped package per child at Fire Station 2, 11 Redemption Rock Trail, from 6 [...] source

    52nd annual candlelight concert
    PRINCETON — The Friends of the Princeton Library are hosting the 52nd annual Candlelight Concert at 4 p.m. Dec. 8, at the First Congregational Church, 14 Mountain Road.This year’s performers are the Divas with a Twist, a group of five powerhouse female vocalists with professional theater backgrounds combined with Grammy-nominated musicians."The harmonious blend of their voices are rich with feeling, which will provide for an entertaining evening and bring you into [...] source

    Short and snappy town meeting transfers funds
    PRINCETON — It was something of a rarity for a special town meeting, ending just 15 minutes after it started with all three articles passing unanimously after little discussion. The quorum of 56 registered voters was easily met when 67 showed up on Nov. 21.Two of the articles dealt with the transfer of money between accounts.Voters agreed to transfer $113,576 from the Town Hall Annex Repair Account to use for design and engineering services for the Public Safety Building [...] source

    The alpacas are accepting visitors
    RUTLAND — Faith Mayer fell in love with llamas when she was 15 years old and was kissed by one at Davis Farmland. From that day on, she visited her llama friend, Snickers, as often as she could and dreamed of one day owning a llama farm. Little did she know she would one day own a farm, but instead of llamas, would be the caretaker of alpacas, their "kissing" cousins.In late 2012 Mayer was at a career crossroads. She had quit her job and needed to figure out her next move. At [...] source

    Single tax rate questioned, but approved
    STERLING — Setting a tax rate, which will help determine your tax bill for the year, is a complicated process, but one that every town in the state routinely does.The Board of Assessors works with a regional assessor and brings a proposed tax rate, based on the budget voters approved at the previous town meeting, to selectmen to approve.The Sterling selectmen, however, were asked why the process is done the way it is, and wouldn't it be better if this were decided [...] source

    Mountview Middle School honor roll
    HOLDEN — Mountview Middle School has announced its honor roll for the first quarter of the 2019-20 school year.GRADE 8High HonorsIliana Aguilar, Brooke Anacleto, Ariel Asher, Alexander Baez, Alexis Barrett, Alexander Bates, Luchian Belau-Lorberg, Hannah Best, Tyler Binienda, Sierra Boyd, Nicholas Brousseau, Elizabeth Cain, Matthew Caliri, Breanna Cassel, Lillian Chaisson, Noah Chapman-Rigney, Connor Cheslawski, Macrae Chilton, [...] source

    Paxton Center School honor roll
    PAXTON — The Paxton Center School has announced the academic honor roll for the first quarter of the 2019-20 school year.GRADE 8High HonorsNathaniel Dziewietin and Alanna ErtelHonorsJace Allard, Eowyn Bach, Aiden Cirillo, Jaden D’Andrea, Ben Domineck, Juliana Douglas, Sara Dumas, Addison Havens, Emma Hewins, Alyssa Kutzko, Hannah Martin, Matteo Mastrototaro, Rosemary May, Curtis McDonald, Jake [...] source

    WRHS National Honor Society induction
    HOLDEN — Wachusett Regional High School inducted 151 students into the National Honor Society on Nov. 18. These students were selected based upon their scholarship, leadership, service and character.Senior InducteesKyra M. Ceryanek, Emily M. DeAmelio, Daniella L. Giorgi, Mason C. Greene, Maeve C. Herlihy, Rianna M. Massoni-Nesman, Brendan D. Shaw, Abigail M. Valley, Cole R. Vecchione and Grace K. Williams.Junior [...] source

    Police logs
    Editor's Note: Due to early Thanksgiving deadlines, the fire and police logs for the current week were not available at press time. The following logs were left over from the Nov. 21 issue of The Landmark. All available logs will appear in the Dec. 5 issue.STERLINGSaturday, Nov. 23:23 p.m. Vandalism, caller report, vandalism, mailbox knocked down, Swett Hill RoadSunday, Nov. 32:08 p.m. Suspicious activity, walk-in, white Nissan [...] source

    Gribouski-Furst wedding
    Monica Jonene Gribouski and John-Nicholas Ashton Furst of Medford, Massachusetts, were married Oct. 5, 2019, at Searles Castle in Windham, New Hampshire.The bride was given in marriage by her parents, Jeffrey Gribouski and Dr. Dolores Gribouski of Holden, Massachusetts.The groom is the son of Paula Furst Neckyfarow and Charles Neckyfarow of Boston, and the late John A. Furst of Corvallis, Oregon.A grandmother, Mary Mangsen of Worcester, Massachusetts, is also living. [...] source

    Castagna recognized for dedication to community
    STERLING — Nancy Castagna’s passion for her hometown was recently acknowledged when she received a community service recognition from the Massachusetts Association of Realtors through their Gratitude Project.“I am humbled and proud to receive this recognition,” Castagna said. “I love my hometown of Sterling and AM so excited to see what the future brings.”Castagna, who received a recognition plaque in the mail in October, was nominated [...] source

    Wachusett Meadow adds electric vehicle charging station
    LINCOLN — Mass Audubon, the state’s largest nature conservation nonprofit, now provides electric vehicle charging stations at an increasing number of its wildlife sanctuaries throughout the Commonwealth.In recognizing climate change as one of the greatest challenges of the 21st century — and that the burning of fossil fuels is the major source of greenhouse gas emissions that drive our warming planet — Mass Audubon has made an organization-wide commitment [...] source

    Paxton voters approve fire truck repairs
    PAXTON — There may have been unanimity on the desire to fund repairs to get the ladder truck back into service.Where voters disagreed was which pocket the funds should come out of to extend the life of a vehicle that needs significant work to be usable again.Those attending the special town meeting Nov. 18 at the Paxton Center School learned that the Finance Committee was against the plan to use tax funds, instead urging use of funds from an existing capital account. [...] source

    Book Cellar donation hours extended
    HOLDEN — The organizers of the Book Cellar at the Gale Free Library thank the many people who have donated books to be resold in the Book Cellar, which supports the Holden Library.Drop-off hours for donations have been extended on every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.The Book Cellar has a fresh new look, so please stop in and think of a book as a gift for the holidays. source

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    WORCESTER — Holy Name Junior Senior High School has announced its first-quarter honor roll.The following local students were recognized.Grade 8High HonorsLiaidan VanDyke, HoldenHonorsAmiya Charpentier, PaxtonGrade 10HonorsJoseph Buckley and Xiaoyu Heim, Holden Grade 11HonorsMaura [...] source

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    BAY PATH REGIONAL VOCATIONALTECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOLCHARLTON — Bay Path Regional Vocational Technical High School has released its first-quarter honor roll. The following Paxton and Rutland students were recognized. Grade 12HonorsColin Richardson, Natalya Sawa, and Benjamin Schultz of RutlandPrincipal’s ListEleana DaSilva and Michael Houghton of PaxtonHeath Bigelow of [...] source

    Police logs
    HoldenSaturday, Oct. 264:10 p.m. Suspicious motor vehicle, caller report, January Lane6:39 p.m. Assault, caller report, Princeton StreetSunday, Oct. 271:33 p.m. Erratic operator, caller report, Reservoir Street2:52 p.m. Accident, hit and run, walk-in, Reservoir Street3:09 p.m. Accident, hit and run, Shrewsbury Street4:38 p.m. Animal, caller report, Glenwood Street11:06 p.m. Accident, property damage, caller [...] source

    Fire logs
    HoldenNot available at this time PaxtonTuesday, Nov. 1211:09 a.m. Turkey Hill Trail, mutual aid, ambulanceWednesday, Nov. 138:58 a.m. Paxton Road, structure fire11:53 a.m. Holden Road, mutual aid, ambulanceThursday, Nov. 143:21 p.m. Worcester Airport, mutual aid, tanker4:55 p.m. Flint Road, mutual aid, ambulance5:36 p.m. Barre Paxton Road and Fishermans Road, mutual aid, [...] source

    Monty Tech inducts 47 into National Honor Society
    FITCHBURG — A total of 47 students, the second highest number to date, were recently inducted into the Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School's chapter of the National Honor Society at a ceremony held in the school’s Performing Arts Center.To qualify for induction, students must have at least an 87 average in both academics and trade program.Serving as officers are: Brooke Young of Winchendon, president; Sara Hancock of Winchendon, vice president; [...] source

    Monty Tech has new A.R.M. lab
    FITCHBURG — As part of the state’s STEM week observance, Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito was at Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School recently to help the school open its new, state-of-the-art A.R.M. (Automation, Robotics and Mechatronics) lab and an advanced rapid fabrication lab.The new facility was funded through a $500,000 grant, the largest in the school’s history, awarded recently by the Baker-Polito administration through its Massachusetts Skills [...] source

News in and around our Schools
    Mountview Middle School honor roll
    HOLDEN — Mountview Middle School has announced its honor roll for the first quarter of the 2019-20 school year.GRADE 8High HonorsIliana Aguilar, Brooke Anacleto, Ariel Asher, Alexander Baez, Alexis Barrett, Alexander Bates, Luchian Belau-Lorberg, Hannah Best, Tyler Binienda, Sierra Boyd, Nicholas Brousseau, Elizabeth Cain, Matthew Caliri, Breanna Cassel, Lillian Chaisson, Noah Chapman-Rigney, Connor Cheslawski, Macrae Chilton, [...] source

    Paxton Center School honor roll
    PAXTON — The Paxton Center School has announced the academic honor roll for the first quarter of the 2019-20 school year.GRADE 8High HonorsNathaniel Dziewietin and Alanna ErtelHonorsJace Allard, Eowyn Bach, Aiden Cirillo, Jaden D’Andrea, Ben Domineck, Juliana Douglas, Sara Dumas, Addison Havens, Emma Hewins, Alyssa Kutzko, Hannah Martin, Matteo Mastrototaro, Rosemary May, Curtis McDonald, Jake [...] source

    WRHS National Honor Society induction
    HOLDEN — Wachusett Regional High School inducted 151 students into the National Honor Society on Nov. 18. These students were selected based upon their scholarship, leadership, service and character.Senior InducteesKyra M. Ceryanek, Emily M. DeAmelio, Daniella L. Giorgi, Mason C. Greene, Maeve C. Herlihy, Rianna M. Massoni-Nesman, Brendan D. Shaw, Abigail M. Valley, Cole R. Vecchione and Grace K. Williams.Junior [...] source

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    WORCESTER — Holy Name Junior Senior High School has announced its first-quarter honor roll.The following local students were recognized.Grade 8High HonorsLiaidan VanDyke, HoldenHonorsAmiya Charpentier, PaxtonGrade 10HonorsJoseph Buckley and Xiaoyu Heim, Holden Grade 11HonorsMaura [...] source

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    BAY PATH REGIONAL VOCATIONALTECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOLCHARLTON — Bay Path Regional Vocational Technical High School has released its first-quarter honor roll. The following Paxton and Rutland students were recognized. Grade 12HonorsColin Richardson, Natalya Sawa, and Benjamin Schultz of RutlandPrincipal’s ListEleana DaSilva and Michael Houghton of PaxtonHeath Bigelow of [...] source

    Monty Tech inducts 47 into National Honor Society
    FITCHBURG — A total of 47 students, the second highest number to date, were recently inducted into the Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School's chapter of the National Honor Society at a ceremony held in the school’s Performing Arts Center.To qualify for induction, students must have at least an 87 average in both academics and trade program.Serving as officers are: Brooke Young of Winchendon, president; Sara Hancock of Winchendon, vice president; [...] source

    Monty Tech has new A.R.M. lab
    FITCHBURG — As part of the state’s STEM week observance, Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito was at Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School recently to help the school open its new, state-of-the-art A.R.M. (Automation, Robotics and Mechatronics) lab and an advanced rapid fabrication lab.The new facility was funded through a $500,000 grant, the largest in the school’s history, awarded recently by the Baker-Polito administration through its Massachusetts Skills [...] source

    On-campus news and notes
    Assumption men's golf team wins championshipWORCESTER — Chad Bartlett and Timothy Murphy, both of Paxton, are on the Assumption College men's golf team, which was recently crowned the Northeast-10 Conference Champions for the first time in school history.The Championship was held the weekend of Oct. 5, with the final round played on Oct. 7, during which the Greyhounds were declared the winners. Prior to this season, [...] source

    Houghton promotes peace
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    On-campus news and notes
    Burnham helps St. Michael's to sweepCOLCHESTER, VT — Freshman Maggie Burnham of Holden, a graduate of Wachusett Regional High School, was part of Saint Michael's College's men's and women's cross country teams sweep of the Vermont Intercollegiate Championship titles on Sept. 27 at Castleton University.Burnham finished second among 30 racers with a time of 21:07 in the 5K race.The men claimed the first state crown in program [...] source

    Holden students in Dean College play
    FRANKLIN — The School of the Arts at Dean College will perform Radium Girls beginning Thursday, Oct. 17, through Sunday, Oct. 20. The local cast members of this performance are Thomas Mshooshian and Cameron Ward, both of Holden.In 1926, radium was a miracle cure, Madame Curie an international celebrity, and luminous watches the latest rage — until the girls who painted them began to fall ill with a mysterious disease. Inspired by a true story, Radium Girls traces [...] source

    On-campus news and notes
    Rutland student studied abroadWORCESTER — Emma Mailman of Rutland spent the summer studying abroad, taking advantage of the many international study abroad programs offered through Assumption College. Mailman, class of 2020, studied in Barcelona, Spain."Studying abroad not only gives Assumption students the chance to obtain class credit, but it offers them a unique opportunity to explore the world and to approach what they have [...] source

    Outside school events to end at dusk for now
    REGION — Due to the raised risk of Eastern Equine Encephalitis in central Massachusetts, Wachusett Regional School District superintendent Darryll McCall has decided that school-related outdoor activities will end by 6:30 p.m. until first frost, typically around Oct. 15.The virus that causes EEE is spread through bites from infected mosquitoes. It is rare, but can cause brain swelling, fever and coma. There have been about eight cases reported in Massachusetts, as well as one [...] source

    September is Campus Fire Safety month
    REGION — September means new classes, new friends and often new living spaces. The National Fire Protection Association and The Center for Campus Fire Safety are partnering to help ensure those living spaces are as safe as possible through their Campus Fire Safety for Students campaign.The campaign raises awareness about the threat of fire among college students in both on- and off-campus housing, and puts relevant information in the hands of parents, staff and students, who [...] source

    Dean's list and president's list honors
    SPRINGFIELD — The following local students attending Western New England University were among more than 500 students named to the spring 2019 dean's list. Students are named to the dean's list for achieving a semester grade point average of 3.30 or higher.Owen Ryan of Holden, working toward a BSE in Civil Engineering; Faith Malone of Rutland, working toward a BA in Psychology; Meghan Greene of Sterling, working toward a BA in Communication/Journalism Concentration; and Shanna [...] source

    Monty Tech receives $384K grant
    Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School has received $384,258 in a Skills Capital Grant to fund its health career and automotive technician training programs.Monty Tech is working to close skills gaps in the healthcare sector and automotive technician workforce in Central Massachusetts. With the grant, the high school will purchase virtual learning technologies that will add a new virtual component to the program, providing lessons in dissection, human body systems, anatomy [...] source

    Ribbon is cut on renovated Campus Center
    PAXTON — College officials and members of the Anna Maria community gathered Wednesday, Aug. 28, to cut the ribbon on the renovated Bishop Flanagan Campus Center. According to a college press release, the completely reimagined interior is designed to enhance the student experience with new lighting, assorted seating layouts for single dining and group socializing, a fireplace feature wall, new audio/visual system, ramps and outdoor dining patios. source

    Matis receives Oriol scholarship
    HOLDEN — Natalie B. Matis of Jefferson, a 2019 Wachusett Regional High School graduate, was awarded the 2019 Eugene Oriol Scholarship from Oriol Health Care.Matis will be attending Siena College in Loudonville, New York, to pursue a pre-med track in conjunction with Albany Medical College. Natalie intends to become a trauma surgeon. source

    Anna Maria welcomes eight new faculty members
    PAXtON — Anna Maria College has hired eight new faculty members for the fall semester . The new faculty members are experts in social work, nursing, music, and theology.“Due to our continued growth, we have added new faculty members in a variety of fields, both disciplinary and interdisciplinary,” said Christine Holmes, Vice President for Academic Affairs at AMC. “They are each outstanding educators that bring real-world experience into our classrooms. [...] source

Fire and Police related News
    Washington city votes to tax guns, ammo
    A Washington city will soon begin taxing guns and ammunition.The city council in Tacoma voted to levy the tax beginning in July, TV station KIRO reports. Nearby Seattle has had a similar tax since 2016.There will be a $25 tax on firearms, a 2-cent tax per round of ammunition that is .22 caliber or smaller and a 5-cent tax per round on [...] source

    S.C. man says McDonald's sweet tea came with 3 bags of weed
    A South Carolina man claims he found three bags of pot in a glass of sweet tea he ordered at McDonald's.Parrish Brown says it happened when he went through the drive-through at a location on Hilton Head Island.He asked for "extra lemon," according to TV station KTBC. That, Brown believes, was code for marijuana.Brown says he didn't know there were [...] source

    Active shooter drills are traumatizing students, experts say
    Active shooter drills, which periodically occur at schools across the nation, might be doing more harm than good.Some even include actors playing gunmen and the sounds of simulated gunfire, according to NPR. That, experts say, is traumatizing many [...] source

    Nevada boy, 7, survives after mom allegedly stabs him 25 times
    "My mom is trying to kill me."That's what 911 operators in Henderson, Nevada, near Las Vegas, heard when they answered an emergency call on Oct. 21. Audio from that call was just released by authorities.On the other end of the line was a 7-year-old boy who had reportedly been stabbed 25 times by his mother. Miraculously, he survived, [...] source

    Texas substitute teacher seen in video beating student, charged with assault
    A substitute teacher was fired and faces an assault charge after being caught on video beating a 16-year-old student in a Texas high school classroom, authorities said.Video posted to Twitter shows the substitute punching the student in the face and stomping on her head at Lehman High School in Kyle, just south of Austin:[gh:blockquote class="twitter-tweet"][gh:p lang="en" dir="ltr"]Why??? Lehman high we need answers.[gh:a href="https://twitter.com/KXAN_News? [...] source

    Florida woman, 8 months pregnant, uses AR-15 to kill intruder
    A Florida woman who is eight months pregnant used an AR-15 to shoot and kill one of two intruders who were terrorizing her family, authorities say.The incident happened Wednesday in Lithia, which is about 25 miles southeast of Tampa, according to TV station WHNS.Jeremy King [...] source

    Texas man accused of killing stepmom for celebrating Dallas Cowboys victory
    A man accused of fatally stabbing his stepmother three years ago after she gloated over a Dallas Cowboys victory, and who later told police he’s glad she died, is on trial this week in Texas.Travis County prosecutors attempting to secure a murder conviction against Pontrey Jones, 23, advised the jury Tuesday morning to not bother trying to make sense of Jones’ behavior because there is no rationale for it. Jones, they said, stood over 35-year-old Maggie Ruiz as she sat [...] source

    Colorado mom killed daughter she falsely claimed was terminally ill, police say
    A Colorado mom has been accused of killing her 7-year-old daughter, a girl she falsely claimed was terminally ill, according to police.Olivia Gant died in 2017. In the weeks and months before her death, she was showered with love as donors stepped up to provide the family with numerous gifts and cash.Court documents [...] source

    After 10-year-old is raped, sheriff warns parents about 15 apps used to lure kids
    Authorities in Florida are warning parents about 15 social media apps they say are commonly used by child predators.The Pasco County Sheriff's Department posted the notice after a 10-year-old girl was reportedly raped by a 22-year-old man she met on Snapchat.The incident happened this month, [...] source

    Child, 9, charged with murder after Illinois mobile-home fire kills 5
    A 9-year-old has been charged with five counts of first-degree murder in connection with a lethal mobile-home fire in April near Goodfield, Illinois.The juvenile also has been charged with two counts of arson and one count of aggravated arson, Woodford County State’s Attorney Greg Minger said.The identity of the suspect was not revealed, given that person’s age. Minger would not reveal additional details about the suspect, including a possible relationship to the [...] source

    Hours before wedding, groom accused of sexually assaulting bridesmaid at Pa. resort
    A groom is accused of sexually assaulting a bridesmaid during a wedding weekend at a Pennsylvania resort.According to a report from Pennsylvania State Police’s Stroudsburg barracks, the Criminal Investigation Unit began looking into a sexual assault that allegedly occurred on Aug. 30 at the Shawnee Inn in Shawnee-on-Delaware.Through the investigation, police found that a 29-year-old female from Cloverdale, Oregon, who had been in town attending the wedding [...] source

    Oklahoma woman shot after dog jumped on loaded gun, police say
    An Oklahoma woman was shot after a dog jumped on a loaded gun, Oklahoma authorities say.It happened Thursday in Enid, about 90 miles northwest of Oklahoma City.Police there say the woman was a passenger in a truck stopped at a train crossing. The dog, whose name is Molly, reportedly jumped on the center console, where the pistol was stored, causing it to discharge, [...] source

    A R.I. man who drove drunk in 1984 killed a woman. Now his wife is charged with the same offense
    It was a Friday night, and Barbara A. Trojan had been drinking beer for five hours at the American Legion bar in East Greenwich, R.I., before she climbed into her 2007 Volkswagen and headed into the darkness shortly before midnight, a police detective told a District Court judge Thursday.While Trojan was being captured on video imbibing at the Legion on Friday, Sept. 6, Patricia A. Daniels, Donna Daniels and Bruce D. Bartels were with Heather A. Lee at a family wedding at the Valley [...] source

    Homeless Florida man entered classroom with knife to ‘test school’s security,’ deputies say
    After a drunken man with a knife in his pocket walked onto a Florida high school campus, Volusia County district officials are working to patch the holes it revealed in their security precautions.Derek Marlowe, 51, told the school resource deputy at Spruce Creek High on Friday he did him a favor and tested the school’s security, according to an incident report.As it turns out, his trip to campus did just that: it unveiled “security lapses” that made it [...] source

    WATCH: After sentencing, ex-Dallas cop convicted of murder gets hug from victim's brother
    There were few dry eyes in a Texas courtroom Wednesday after sentencing in a high-profile case.A jury gave former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger 10 years in state prison after being found guilty of murder. Later, the victim's brother would ask for — and receive — the OK to hug Guyger.[gh:blockquote class="twitter- [...] source

    Tennessee teen kills himself after being outed online, family says
    A Tennessee high-schooler who committed suicide did so because he'd been outed online, according to his family.Now, those same family members are calling upon law enforcement to arrest and charge the fellow students who allegedly cyberbullied Channing Smith, 16.Smith's half-brother, Joshua, told NBC News that loved ones were initially unsure why [...] source

    Man faces criminal charge after kissing Kentucky reporter on live TV
    An Indiana man thought it was funny at the time, but likely isn't laughing now.That's because he's been charged with a crime after allegedly kissing a Louisville TV reporter while she was in the middle of a live broadcast.Sara Rivest, a reporter for WAVE-TV, was reporting from Bourbon & Beyond, a music festival, when the incident occurred last week, [...] source

    'Miracle baby,' born after parents had 6 miscarriages, dies after being left in hot car
    A 2-year-old New Mexico girl died after being left in a hot car for several hours, police say.Now, the babysitter allegedly responsible for the incident could face time in prison.TV station KVUE reports that Tammie Brooks, 41, has been arrested and charged with abandonment or [...] source

    Okla. man says church members held him down, tried to pray away his homosexuality
    An Oklahoma man says members of a church his family attends held him down and tried to pray away his homosexuality.The incident happened this month at First Assembly of God Church in Blackwell, about 100 miles north of Oklahoma City, according to TV station KFOR.At the end of church services, Sean Cormie and his partner Gary Gardner claim about a dozen [...] source

    Sterling honors Constable George E. Peeso, slain 100 years ago
    STERLING - Constable George E. Peeso lived, worked and died within a quarter-mile of a memorial honoring the sacrifice he made in serving the citizens of Sterling.Constable Peeso, 39, died 100 years ago, on Sept. 19, 1919, shot to death by a Worcester man he was trying to arrest after a brawl at the Sterling Inn.The memorial is in a park behind the Sterling Fire Station, across the street from the house where Constable Peeso lived (which his granddaughter Patricia Peeso still [...] source

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