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Local Drug Task Force Presented With Donation From District Attorney

On Friday, November 2nd, Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. visited with police chiefs and command staff officers of the South Worcester County Drug and Counter Crime Task Force. District Attorney Early presented the group with a check for $6,000 to assist the organization with their drug and counter crime enforcement efforts in…

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Metal Found In Halloween Sturbridge Candy Was Dental Piece

UPDATE: Sturbridge Police say the metal found in the candy was actually from the child’s dental work and the candy was not tampered with.  Police still say it is a good idea to check the candy. Sturbridge Police have posted a warning on Facebook to have parents check their children’s Halloween candy after a small…

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Body Found In Blackstone River In Millbury

On Wednesday evening, October 31st, Millbury Police and Fire Departments were called to the area around Providence Street by the National Grid electric substation to search for a missing woman in her 70s. The search ended overnight and was picked up again this morning just after 11AM, when the police and fire departments were assisted…

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Webster Woman Charged With Second OUI, Hit & Run

Just after 2AM on Thursday, November 1st, Dudley Police were called to Oxford Avenue where a hit and run was reported.  Three parked cars were struck.  The vehicle that was suspected of striking the cars was found stopped about a half mile from the scene on Pleasant Street in Webster. 29 year old Lauren Soucy…

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Pregnant Webster Woman Wanted By Police On Cape Cod

A 27 year old woman from Webster is wanted on Cape Cod.  The Yarmouth Police Department says Gina Giovangelo, who is 8 months pregnant is wanted on an outstanding warrant by the Barnstable Superior Court. Police say Giovangelo is a convicted felon and has a wide ranging criminal record in Massachusetts which includes homicide while…

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Gift Gallery To Close After 33 Years In Webster

The Gift Gallery, located at 505 South Main Street in Webster is closing its doors for good later this year.  In a post on Facebook this morning, the owners, Joanna and Kevin Chester, say they have decided to retire. “After 33 years in business and with much deliberation, we have decided the time has come…

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Suspect In 2016 Thompson Burglary Arrested

Connecticut State Police have announced the arrest of 22 year old John Goodnow, also known as “Wild Boy” and “Crazy”. Troopers were called to a home in Thompson in October 2016 to investigate a robbery.  At that time, numerous firearms were reported stolen.  A lengthy investigation took place, which included the use of DNA evidence…

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Drug Take-Back Day A Success In Dudley

October 27th was National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, and several local police departments took part in collecting unused, expired or unwanted prescription drugs. The last Take-Back Day brought in almost 1 million pounds of unused or expired prescription medication, nationwide. Locally, the Dudley Police Department joined the Drug Enforcement Administration for their 13th take-back event. The…

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Dudley Police Locate Assault Suspect In Webster

Just after midnight on Thursday, October 25th, Dudley Police were called to a domestic assault in progress at a residence on Brandon Road.  Police say a male is believed to have violated a restraining order and assaulted a female party.  The woman was physically assaulted and threatened with a knife. She was treated for a…

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2 Alarm Fire Destroys Oxford Home

Fire crews from all over the area were hard at work on Monday afternoon battling a 2 alarm fire that destroyed a home on Millbury Road in Oxford. Heavy smoke could be seen in the area and damage appears to be extensive.   The Oxford Fire Department says the original call came in just after 3PM. …

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