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Truckload Of Potatoes Breaks Open On Route 395 In Oxford

Well, yesterday it was beer in Thompson that tied up traffic on Route 395 North, today it was potatoes in Oxford. At around 8:15 on Saturday morning, Oxford Fire-EMS responded to Route 395 for a fuel spill coming from a damaged tractor trailer truck. A load of potatoes was being transported on Route 395 South when…

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Oxford Man Arrested With Unlicensed, Loaded Weapon

On Friday January 18th, at around 12:30AM, Worcester Police attempted to pull over a gray Jeep that failed to make a complete stop at the corner of Wellington and Chandler Streets. Police say the vehicle initially sped up before taking an abrupt turn into the BP Gas Station at 30 Chandler Street.  The officer noticed…

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Beer Truck Catches Fire On Route 395 In Thompson

Connecticut State Police were on scene of a tractor trailer truck fire on Route 395 North on Friday. Traffic was detoured this morning after a truck carrying beer went up in flames.  The fire is believed to have started in the front portion of the truck, but quickly spread to the trailer as well.  No…

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Texting 911 Is Now Available In Worcester County

In the event of an emergency, you may not always be able to call for help when you need it.  As of December 14th, Text-to-911 was made available statewide across Massachusetts. Gregory Lynskey, Director of the South Worcester County Communications Center says, “This is one of the most exciting changes for accessibility to emergency services…

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Rollover Crash Closes Exit 3 From Route 146 South

Crews are on scene of a rollover crash on the off ramp from Route 146 South.  Uxbridge Police say Exit 3 is currently closed as of 6PM on Thursday night while emergency personnel try to clear the scene. According to a post on Facebook, the driver was wearing a seat belt and was not injured…

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Lighter Shaped Like Grenade Sparks Bomb Scare In Auburn

It was quite the morning at the Casella Trash and Recycling Plant on Hardscrabble Road in Auburn on Thursday. Auburn Police and the Massachusetts State Police Bomb Squad were called to the scene after a grenade was found at the plant.  It was later determined the grenade was actually a butane lighter. The lighter was…

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Injured Deer Rescued From Long Pond In Sturbridge

Just after 11AM on Thursday, January 17th, first responders in Sturbridge were called to Long Pond for reports of a deer trapped on the ice. With assistance from Sturbridge Animal Control, the rescue teams were able to bring the injured doe back to land after wandering about 800 feet on to the ice. With the…

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Route 20 Re-opened After Serious Charlton Crash

Just before 4PM on Monday, January 14th, a multi-vehicle crash brought first responders from the Charlton Police and Fire Departments to Route 20 by the Juniper Hill apartments. Police say traffic was backed up for a while as EMTs cared for those injured in the crash, who were transported to area hospitals with non life-threatening…

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5 Injured After Mass Pike Crash Involving 2 Tractor Trailers

Friday night proved to be a very busy night for the men and women of local first responders.  The Sturbridge Fire Department, with help from Brimfield and Southbridge, were called to the Massachusetts Turnpike for a serious crash involving 5 vehicles. A total of 2 tractor trailers and 3 cars had collided around 9:30PM causing…

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