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Feb28

DA Early Honors Sturbridge First Responders for Reviving Off-Duty Police Officer

For Immediate Release Contact: Lindsay Corcoran (508) 368-7252 or (774) 670-8811 STURBRIDGE – A group of Sturbridge first responders were recognized by Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. today for reviving one of their fellow officers from a heart attack last year. The District Attorney’s Team Excellence and Merit – TEAM Award – […]

Feb20

DA’s Office Receives $100K To Fight Gang-Related Crime, Support At-Risk Youth

For Immediate Release Contact: Lindsay Corcoran 508-368-7252 or 774-670-8811 WORCESTER – Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early, Jr. announced today that his office received a $100,000 state grant from the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS) to fight gang-related crime, with a portion of the funds going directly into the community to […]

Feb07

DA Early to Host National Health Expert to Discuss Overdose Crisis

For Immediate Release Contact: Lindsay Corcoran 508-368-7252 or 774-670-8811 WORCESTER – On March 7, Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early, Jr. is hosting a free event for the public to hear from Dr. Wilson Compton, Deputy Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, regarding addiction and rising overdose rates. Dr. Compton will present […]

Jan16

DA Early Offers Grants for Safe Post-Prom, Post-Graduation Events

For Immediate Release Contact: Lindsay Corcoran 508-368-7252 or 774-670-8811 WORCESTER – The office of Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. is now accepting applications for its grants to support safe post-prom and post-graduation events that keep students from driving impaired. The grant program has supported these events, organized and overseen by adults, which […]

Jan02

Man Sentenced to Prison on Armed Assault to Murder, Firearms Charges in Connection with Shooting Near Worcester Courthouse

For Immediate Release Contact: Scott J. Croteau 508-368-7228 or 774-418-5706 WORCESTER – A 32-year-old man pleaded guilty to armed assault to murder and firearms charges in Worcester Superior Court today in connection with a shooting incident outside the Worcester Trial Court in February 2023, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early, Jr. James […]

Dec21

Lawrence Man Indicted for Murder in Fatal Shooting on Worcester State University Campus; Two Men Indicted on Related Robbery, Shooting Charges

For Immediate Release Contact: Scott J. Croteau 508-368-7228 or 774-418-5706 WORCESTER – A Lawrence man was indicted on a murder charge in connection with the October fatal shooting of a 19-year-old man on the Worcester State University campus, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early, Jr. Kevin Rodriguez, 18, was indicted by a […]

Dec05

DA Early Honors More Than 60 Law Enforcement Officers, Civilian Search Team for Finding Missing 5-Year-Old Boy in Oakham

For Immediate Release Contact: Scott J. Croteau (508) 368-7228 or (774) 418-5706 DA Early Honors More Than 60 Law Enforcement Officers, Civilian Search Team for Finding Missing 5-Year-Old Boy in Oakham Oakham Police Officer also Honored for Saving Family from Burning Home   OAKHAM – Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. today recognized […]

Nov30

DA Early Honors Princeton Firefighters, Wachusett Mountain and Wachusett Ski Patrol Teams for Rescuing Young Skiers Lost for Hours During Nor’Easter

For Immediate Release Contact: Scott J. Croteau (508) 368-7228 or (774) 418-5706 PRINCETON – Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. today recognized the life-saving actions of Princeton Firefighters, Wachusett Mountain employees, members of the Wachusett Ski Patrol and dispatchers from the Wachusett Regional Emergency Communications Center for rescuing two young skiers who were lost […]

Nov09

Veterans Services Focus of DA Early’s Prevention and Support Network Meeting

For Immediate Release Contact: Lindsay Corcoran 508-368-7252 or 774-670-8811 SHREWSBURY – The services available to veterans for substance use disorder and mental health were the focus of the first meeting of the newly formed Prevention and Support Network, formerly known as the Central Mass. Opioid Task Force, organized by Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. […]

Nov02

Worcester State University Shooting Suspect Apprehended in New York City

For Immediate Release Contact: Scott J. Croteau 508-368-7228 or 774-418-5706   WORCESTER – Kevin Rodriguez, 18, was captured in New York this morning on a warrant in connection with fatal shooting at Worcester State University on Oct. 28, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early, Jr. He was wanted on charges of unlawful […]

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