Worcester council approves $100M for new PawSox ballpark

The Worcester City Council has approved a loan authorization of more than $100 million for the construction of a 10,000-seat ballpark for the Triple-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox
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Trail to be built along preserved area of North Branch

The Vermont Land Trust says a recreation trail is going to be built on a section of the North Branch of the Winooski River between Worcester and Elmore
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Police: Man suffers medical emergency, dies in car crash

Massachusetts State Police say a driver suffered a medical emergency before he was killed in a crash
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Kyler, Swann help Dartmouth to 34-14 defeat of Holy Cross

Derek Kyler threw for 258 yards with three touchdowns, Isiah Swann intercepted three passes and Dartmouth forced four turnovers rolling to a 34-14 nonconference victory at Holy Cross
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Highway crash leaves 1 woman dead

Police say a woman was killed after crashing into a pickup truck that was towing a car carrier near Worcester
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Trump's immigrant roundups increasingly net noncriminals

Even as the White House has seized on crimes committed by those living in the U.S. illegally as proof of the need for an immigration crackdown, agents are increasingly apprehending people with no criminal records at all
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Man sentenced for using stolen identity to defraud Medicare

A Massachusetts man who used another person's identity to fraudulently obtain Medicare benefits has been sentenced to more than three years in prison
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Gardner man gets up to 8 years for drug deal stabbing

A Massachusetts man convicted of fatally stabbing one man and seriously injuring another during an attempted drug robbery has been sentenced to up to eight years in prison
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Police: Person struck while standing outside of vehicle

Police in Massachusetts say a pedestrian was seriously injured in a crash
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Ng kicks 45-yard FG in OT as Holy Cross beats Yale 31-28

Derek Ng booted a 45-yard field goal in overtime as Holy Cross rallied for its first win of the season, a 31-28 victory over Yale, the reigning Ivy League champions, on Saturday afternoon
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Rapid City trolley service sees steady ridership

Rapid City's trolley service sees steady ridership through the summer with minimal impact to the city's budget
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South Dakota to raise turkey for White House Thanksgiving

The Thanksgiving turkey to either be served to President Donald Trump or pardoned this year will be raised in South Dakota
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MSU researcher fights against deadly deer disease

Researchers from Michigan State University and the state Department of Natural Resources are using technology and old-fashioned observation to track Michigan deer in hopes of curbing the deadly disease
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Minot brothers find success in mushroom farming

Minot brothers Jeff and Dan Coggins have found success in their second year harvesting mushrooms and selling their product at local farmers markets
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Michigan metal drummer recovers from 2015 bus crash

A Michigan metal drummer is recovering from a 2015 bus crash that caused him to lose his right leg
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Oklahoma case remains unsolved 34 years later

The disappearance of Sandy Pathresa Rea 34 years ago is still one of the biggest crime mysteries in the Shawnee area, but a new set of local investigators are putting a fresh set of eyes on the unsolved cold case
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Bentonville designer showcases work at New York Fashion Week

Bentonville fashion designer Alyssa Graves showcased six pieces in a show for emerging designers at New York Fashion Week
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Father-daughter duo broadcasts Arkansas high school football

Buzz Sawyer and his daughter Sarah Sawyer are calling play-by-play for Northside High School football games in the Grizzlies' revamped broadcast
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Wisconsin church's garden gives produce, sense of community

A Wisconsin church's garden doesn't just provide produce, it also provides a sense of community
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Minnesota fire department marks 125 years

This year marks the Virginia Fire Department's 125th anniversary
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Oklahoma Boy Scout Explorers reunite in New Mexico

A group of Boy Scout Explores reunited in New Mexico more than 50 years after a Boy Scouts trip
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Wisconsin students organize mental health festival

Three Wisconsin students organized a mental health festival at their school to erase mental health stigma
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Duluth beer makers say the area's water boosts products

Duluth beer makers have long said that the quality of Minnesota's water helps boost the quality of their products
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Efforts continue to save, support, secure Texas horny toads

A dozen conservationists clad in khaki and forest green marched into the Texas Hill Country brush in a continuing effort to save horny toads
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More cruise options coming to the Great Lakes

Michigan has started a new initiative to bring more cruise ships to the Great Lakes
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Outdoor art project to get new headquarters in Detroit

An outdoor art project is getting a new headquarters in Detroit
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Students learn about Oklahoma City bombing through new tech

The Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum recently launched the Augmented Reality experience to teach students about the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing
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Nebraska senator to participate in world sniper competition

Nebraska Sen. Tom Brewer is headed for the International Sniper Cup event in Bulgaria after having competed in a series of sniper shooting championships
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Arkansas sees growing urgent care industry

Health care providers are planning to open up more urgent care centers across Arkansas
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Inmate group caters to spiritual needs at Iowa prison

At the Fort Dodge Correctional Facility, an unusual group is catering to the spiritual needs of those who have no religion at all
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