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Grafton Teen Who Died By Suicide Remembered on CBS Sunday Morning

It was March 19th 2018, Alexandra Valoras passed away unexpectedly.  At the time, all that was known was that she was found on the side of the road along the Massachusetts Turnpike.  After an investigation it was determined she jumped off of the bridge to end her own life. Alexandra was a 17 year old…

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Oxford Fugitive Arrested In Putnam, Held On $50,000 Bond

Just after 2:30AM on Sunday, March 17th, the Putnam Police Department observed what they say was suspicious activity in the area of Franklin and Wilkinson Streets.  The officer spotted a vehicle with a cancelled Rhode Island registration.  Once the vehicle was pulled over, the driver, 35 year old Justin Bell of Woodstock was found to…

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3 Alarm Fire Destroys Auburn American Legion Post

A fast moving 3 alarm fire on Friday night destroyed the Chester P. Tuttle Post at 88 Bancroft Street in Auburn.  AuburnMassFire reports the blaze was first reported to the Auburn Emergency Communication Center just before 8PM on March 15th.  Crews arrived 4 minutes later to view heavy smoke coming from the roof. There were…

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The Inspired Arts Company 1 Year Anniversary Party

The Inspired Arts Company, located at 44 Southbridge Road in Dudley, is celebrating 1 year in business at that location, and you are invited to join them for a weekend full of new music tracks, fun, friends, and fitness! Owner, Nikki Mead tells THE LAKE 940, “We will be doing a launch of our new fitness…

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124 Bags Of Fentanyl Found With Unresponsive Couple In Putnam

On Saturday afternoon, just before 2PM, the Putnam Police Department became aware 2 unresponsive adults in a vehicle parked at Key Bank. Police say the operator of the vehicle, later identified as Michael Hiller of Ashford, CT, was passed out with what “appeared to be heroin/fentanyl on his chest.” During the investigation, the passenger regained consciousness…

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Truck Hits Gas Line Of Millbury Home Causing Fire

Just before 2:30AM on Saturday, March 9th crews were called to a fire on Grafton Road in Millbury on the Worcester line.  The Millbury Fire Department says a second alarm was called right away due to the magnitude of fire.  Preliminary investigation shows the driver of a pickup truck lost control on Grafton Road and…

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Last Chance To Find Girl Scout Cookies In Webster Area

Hard to believe, but Girl Scout Cookie season is almost over!  If you haven’t been able to get your hands on Thin Mints, Samoas or Peanut Butter Patties (or just want a few more boxes), THE LAKE 940 has learned this weekend my be your last chance to do so.  Girls from Troop 64941 of…

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Uxbridge Man Killed In Wrong-Way Route 395 Crash

Connecticut State Police say a driver traveling in the wrong direction on Route 395 was killed in a head-on collision on early Friday morning, March 8th. The 54 year old man from Uxbridge was identified as Stephen Wild.  According to police, he was driving south in the northbound lanes of Route 395  when his vehicle…

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Worcester County St. Patrick’s Parade Postponed To March 24th

With snow, sleet and rain in the forecast for Sunday, officials from the Worcester County St. Patrick’s Parade have decided to postpone it. Originally scheduled for Sunday, March 10th, the annual tradition will now step off on Sunday, March 24th at 12PM at the corner of Park Avenue and Mill Street in Worcester. Mayor Joe…

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Arrest Made In Sexual Assault Of 13-Year-Old Girl In Thompson

Connecticut State Police have announced an arrest was made in an almost 3 year old case that took place in Thompson.  On August 9th, 2016 police began investigating an alleged sexual assault that occurred at 26 Central Street in Thompson. At the time, it was believed 31 year old Emmanuel Ramos-Gonzalez had sexually assaulted a 13…

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