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Tornado Confirmed In Northeastern CT on Tuesday

The National Weather Service has confirmed a tornado briefly touched down in Ashford, CT on Tuesday afternoon.  Ashford is located about 15 miles west of Putnam, and approximately 20 miles southwest of Webster. On the Enhanced Fujita scale, the tornado, ranked an EF0, had estimated wind speeds between 65 and 85 mph.  The storm caused…

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Southbridge Police Trying To Identify This Person

The Southbridge Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the person in the photo above.  Police say the person is a suspect in recent thefts occurring from inside of motor vehicles in the area.  If you recognize him, you are asked to call Detective Genkos at (508) 764-5420. You can also send Southbridge…

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Heavy Rains Flood Local Roads

Several inches of rain fell across Southern New England on Tuesday afternoon.  The National Weather Service issued numerous severe weather watches and warnings, including a tornado warning in Northeastern Connecticut. As of 6:30PM most of the heavy rain and lightning have starting moving out of the area, but not before closing several roads.  Local weather…

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Driver Rescued After Car Goes Down Embankment Into Auburn Stream

One person is lucky to be alive after a single vehicle crash that is under investigation in Auburn. At 9:15PM on Monday, July 16th, the Auburn Fire & Rescue Department was dispatched to a car in the water and a person trapped inside.  The first responders found the sedan had driven down off an embankment…

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Stolen Gun Recovered By Police In Southbridge Drug Bust

At 4:30 on Saturday morning, Detectives from the Southbridge Police Department and the Central Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council SWAT Team executed a search warrant for narcotics at the first floor apartment of 153 Marcy Street. The search warrant was the result of a lengthy ongoing investigation by police into the distribution of crack cocaine in the…

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Sandwich & Social Event In Southbridge

The Center of Hope Foundation, Inc., currently serves nearly 200 individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in its Employment Supports program. The program, which includes adults from both Massachusetts and Connecticut, prides itself on its entrepreneurship and individualized services.  The Department oversees many small businesses in the local community, which are designed to provide on-the…

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Police Looking To Identify Suspect In Thompson Car Break-Ins

Troopers from the Connecticut State Police are looking for help from the public to identify the individual in the photograph above in relation to multiple car breaks in the Fabyan area of Thompson.  He is also wanted for questioning in connection to fraudulent use of a credit card in Southbridge. Police say the vechile he is…

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McDonalds To Donate To Webster Public Schools

THE LAKE 940 was proud to be part of the grand opening celebration on May 30th where the family owned franchise made a generous donation to the Blessed Backpack Brigade.  Now, the month-long celebration is coming to an end with an opportunity to help support the Webster Public Schools. On Saturday, July 14th from 11AM…

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New Principal Announced At Park Avenue Elementary School

Superintendent of Webster Public Schools Ruthann Goguen has announced the search is over for the new principal at Park Avenue Elementary, following the resignation of Mrs. Ginger Coleman before the end of the last school year. “I am pleased to inform you that Mrs. Robin Parmley has accepted the position as the Park Avenue Principal,” she…

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Woonsocket Woman Arrested For DUI With 5 Children In Car

  On Thursday, July 12th, The Rhode Island State Police announced the arrest of a Woonsocket woman on charges of driving while intoxicated with 5 children in her car. 41 year old Leah Beatriz Duran of 144 Park Place, Woonsocket, was arrested at around 3:15 PM on Wednesday at Lincoln Woods State Park after a…

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