Charges upgraded for man arrested in Auburn crash

Charges have been upgraded against a man who told police he was an illegal immigrant after being arrested Thursday following an accident in the area of Route 20 and Mill Street. Jose Acevedo, 43, of 188 Chandler St., Worcester, was initially charged with driving under the influence of alcohol.

Proposal made to name highways in honor of slain officer

A legislative effort is underway to name stretches of two Massachusetts highways in honor of a police officer killed in the line of duty. Three state lawmakers are co-sponsoring the bill to name a section of Route 20 in Auburn and a portion of Route 9 in Leicester after Auburn Police Officer Ronald Tarentino Jr. Tarentino was shot in the back last May by a man he had pulled over.