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Excessive Heat Warning: Webster Area Cooling Centers

It’s a scorcher out there!  An excessive heat warning has been issued through 8PM Sunday night.  It’s not just the temperatures, but also the humidity that will make for dangerous weather this weekend.  As temperatures close in on the 100 degree mark, heat index values (feel-like temperatures) will be around 105 to 115 degrees. If…

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Southbridge Police Assist In Arrest Of Wanted Fitchburg Shooter

Southbridge Police have announced the arrest of 33-year-old Concepcion Rodriguez of Worcester. Detectives along with members of the United States Marshall’s office and Massachusetts State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section made the arrest at around 10:30 AM on Wednesday morning at hiding in the basement of a home located at 115 High Street in Southbridge.…

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Thompson Man Arrested After Webster Abduction & Assault On 12-Year-Old Girl

A Thompson man has been arrested in connection to an abduction of a 12-year-old girl from Webster in May. Webster Police announced 35-year-old Joshua Besaw after a lengthy investigation, which included reviewing surveillance video. Police believe Besaw enticed the child to enter his vehicle at a park in Webster, then drove her across the state line…

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Motorcyclist Hospitalized After Striking Deer On Route 395 In Oxford

In the early morning hours of Thursday, July 4th, Police, Fire and EMS departments from Oxford were called to Interstate 395 north just before exit 5 for the report of a motorcycle crash.  Oxford Fire-EMS says, “the motorcyclist was struck by a deer while traveling on the highway.” Crews responded to the wooded area off…

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2019 Webster Area 4th of July Fireworks Listing

As we get closer to the 4th of July, many local communities will be holding fireworks displays, but it is important to remember that fireworks are illegal for personal use in Massachusetts.  There are fines even if you are caught driving through the state with them purchased legally in Connecticut or Rhode Island. Here is…

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Overnight Crash On Route 146 In Sutton

Police are currently on the scene of an overnight crash on Route 146 in Sutton.  A vehicle left the road and crashed into the sign for 146 Fitness at 211 Worcester-Providence Turnpike and a nearby utility pole. Sutton Police posted, “If you’re looking for an excuse to skip the gym this morning, we can tell…

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Webster Receives $30,000 Grant To Upgrade Town Hall

The town of Webster has announced a grant of $30,000 has been awarded from the Massachusetts Historical Commission.  The money will be used for design work to renovate the Town Hall that was built in 1927. An architect is expected to be hired and will review and design any upgrades needed, including possible work in…

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Car Crashes Into Oxford Honey Farms Store

It was a scary sight on Sutton Avenue in Oxford as crews from Oxford Police, Fire and EMS were called to Honey Farms/Mobil after a vehicle crashed through the front of the store. The accident happened on Thursday afternoon.  An employee of the store said, “Everyone is okay here at the store, shaken but not…

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16 Year Old Charged With Oxford Car Break-Ins

Days after several residents reported items being taken from unlocked vehicles in Oxford, Police have announced an arrest in connection to the break-ins. Oxford Police say a 16 year old juvenile male has been charged in connection with 3 of those incidents in town. Even though the victims have been notified and property has been…

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Holden Man Charged With OUI After Charlton Crash

Just before 7:30PM on Monday, June 17th, Charlton Police, Fire and EMS were called to a serious motor vehicle crash at the intersection of Stafford Street and Center Depot Road. The 2 vehicle accident closed the roadway for a short time as a white GMC van and black Ford Escape were removed.  As police investigated,…

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