Brad Petrishen, Telegram & Gazette

Brad Petrishen

Telegram & Gazette

Contact Brad

Discover and connect with journalists and influencers around the world, save time on email research, monitor the news, and more.

Start free trial

  • Telegram & Gazette
  • MetroWest Daily News

Recent articles by Brad:

Two Worcester men charged with motor vehicle homicide in crash near city police station

Two city men were charged with motor vehicle homicide Friday after police say their drag racing led to the death of a woman in an Oct. 10 crash. → Read More

Former treasurer for Central Mass. youth soccer league admits to stealing $124,000

Zanoni acted as treasurer and was also the organization’s sole paid staffer for her role in assigning referees to games. → Read More

Manslaughter trial of Milford's Jeremy Robin opens in Worcester

WORCESTER - Jurors heard opening statements Monday in the manslaughter trial of a Milford man accused of stabbing a man to death and seriously wounding another in a 2017 fight. → Read More

Tentative date for 'Troopergate' ethics trial set for March

Two members of the State Ethics Commission said they would like to see its probe into the "Troopergate" scandal decided as quickly as possible. → Read More

Lawyer: Worcester district attorney Early to seek re-election in 2022

WORCESTER - Worcester District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. will seek election to a fifth term in 2022, a lawyer defending him in an ethics probe disclosed Friday. → Read More

City man gets 7 years for 5th-offense illegal re-entry into country, identity theft

Hernandez-Castillo, 49, has been in prison since a state trooper discovered he was using an alias during a June 2020 traffic stop. → Read More

Worcester inmate sentenced for assaulting correction officers

Marcus Stewart, 27, of Worcester, received the sentence after being convicted of the assaults during a jury trial this week, Worcester District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr.'s office said. → Read More

Daughter of man slain in 1999 speaks as killer sentenced to life with possibility of parole

Novas was convicted of second-degree murder last week, 22 years after prosecutors say he killed Danny Nicasio at a city nighclub with a bullet meant for another man. → Read More

Lancaster man gets 11 years for string of bank robberies around Central Mass.

WORCESTER - A Lancaster man was sentenced to more than 11 years in federal prison Monday in connection with a string of bank robberies that began in 2019. → Read More

Souza-Baranowski inmate gets 2½ extra years for attack that scarred prison guard

An inmate who started an attack that scarred a guard at the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in 2019 was sentenced to 2 ½ extra years in prison. → Read More

Worcester's Reynaldo Gonzalez held on $35,000 on child rape charges

Central District Court records show Gonzalez is a Level 3 sex offender with multiple open cases for alleged sexual crimes. → Read More

21 years after bystander shot in club, man who fled country convicted of murder

Edwin Novas, who was arrested in his native Dominican Republic in 2017, was found guilty of second-degree murder by a jury in Worcester Superior Court Friday. → Read More

Ethics Commission mulls dismissal request of ex-state police major in 'Troopergate' probe

The State Ethics Commission is mulling whether to dismiss allegations of wrongdoing against a state police major in the "Troopergate” scandal → Read More

3-decker blaze on Hitchcock Road displaces 13 people in Worcester

The Fire Department responded to 18 Hitchcock Road around 3 p.m., finding everyone from the residence already outside and fire on the top floor, District Chief Charlie Rogacz said. → Read More

Reminder: Worcester indoor mask mandate goes into effect Monday

A city-imposed COVID-19 mask mandate inside all private common areas, including restaurants and supermarkets, goes into effect Monday, as leaders seek to head off a rise in local cases that has city hospitals concerned. → Read More

22 years later, Edwin Novas to stand trial for murder in Christmas Eve slaying

Authorities allege Edwin R. Novas shot Danny Guzman and another man during a fight outside the former Tropigala Nightclub at 816 Main St. He was indicted in 2002, but remained on the run until his arrest in the Dominican in 2017. → Read More

iPhone seizure focus of civil rights lawsuit by Black Uber driver vs. Worcester police

The seizure of an iPhone is a focal point of a civil rights lawsuit filed in federal court that alleges police called a Ghanian immigrant a monkey → Read More

Three held on bail after being indicted in stabbing of teenage lifeguard at Bell Pond

Three city men charged in the July 4 stabbing of a teen lifeguard at Bell Bond were arraigned Friday after being indicted in Worcester Superior Court. → Read More

Clinton man who smuggled cocaine through Logan in wheelchair gets 7 years for receiving kilo in mail

Inspectors intercepted the second package, searched it with a warrant, and then set up a sting operation that led to Rojas-Moraza’s arrest. → Read More

City of Worcester settles 27-year legal battle with Black police officers for $1.5 million

The city has settled a decades-long legal battle with two Black officers over alleged discriminatory promotional practices for $1.5 million. → Read More