WORCESTER COUNTY

Coverage of Worcester County, Massachusetts.

Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early holds a press conference Wednesday to discuss the first-degree murder charges against Mathew Locke.
Shannon Dooling / WBUR

A 32-year-old Ware, Massachusetts, man already charged with lying to investigators is now the prime suspect charged in the gruesome slayings of a woman and her three young children inside the family's West Brookfield home.

A polling place in western Massachusetts.
Karen Brown / NEPR

Primary election day is over in Massachusetts. Here are the results focusing on the western part of the state, from The Associated Press.

A Democratic absentee ballot from Leverett, Massachusetts, for the state primary election on September 4, 2018.
Adam Frenier / NEPR

Three Democratic write-in candidates are running for the seat that until recently was held by former Massachusetts Senate President Stan Rosenberg.

Pro-gun control activists marched 50 miles from Worcester to hold a rally across the street from gunmaker Smith & Wesson's headquarters in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Sean Teehan / NEPR

Just before a mass shooting at a video game tournament in Florida, a couple hundred gun control advocates held a rally across the street from gunmaker Smith & Wesson's headquarters in Springfield.

The MGM Springfield casino on opening day, Friday, August 24, 2018.
Heather Brandon / NEPR

Friday marked the opening of the MGM Springfield casino. A parade helped to mark the occasion, complete with a marching band and famous Clydesdales taking part. 

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