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Police looking for damaged van

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WORCESTER, Mass. — An elderly man was struck and killed early Saturday morning in Worcester by a van that fled the scene, police say.

Worcester police say they responded at 2:48 a.m. to a McDonald’s at 995 Main St, where the 83-year-old Worcester resident was lying on the northbound curb. He was taken to a local hospital where he died of his injuries.

The victim was crossing Main Street from the direction of Marble Street when he was hit by a van that fled the scene without stopping, according to police. Authorities say the vehicle is described as a Dodge Caravan or Chrysler Town & Country, possible a 2002 to 2007 model. The van was a dark color and may have damage to the front hood and windshield, police say.

Anyone with information is asked to call Worcester police at 508-799-8651.


Worcester temperature of 63 ties 1923 record

HARTFORD, Conn. —The National Weather Service says temperatures in Hartford, Conn., Providence, R.I., and Worcester, Mass., have hit record highs for the day.

The Weather Service says Hartford reached 64 degrees on Sunday, breaking the previous record for Dec. 22 of 59 degrees set in 1990.

The temperature in Providence rose to 64 degrees, breaking the old record of 61 degrees on Dec. 22, 1990.

It got up to 63 degrees in Worcester, tying a record for the day that was set in 1923.

Temperatures also hit record highs in other Northeast cities including New York City, Philadelphia, and Atlantic City, N.J. It was 71 degrees in New York on Sunday, topping the previous mark of 63 degrees set in 1998.

 


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House of Horrors

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Worcester Tech Principal Sheila Harrity receives national honor

Sheila Harrity is first Mass. principal to receive award

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Worcester college gets $3M grant to test brain tumor treatment http://www.wcvb.com/health/wpi-gets-3m-grant-to-test-brain-tumor-treatment/-/9848730/21730738/-/11b9kawz/-/index.html?absolute=true via @WCVB

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