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Tornado Confirmed In Northeastern CT on Tuesday

July 18, 2018 | Comments Off on 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 roof damage to some buildings and also uprooted trees in its path. The same weather system brought flooding rains to the rest of the region, as roads turned into rivers in Oxford and Worcester. According to weather records, yesterday’s storm is the 5th tornado in Connecticut so far in 2018. Video of the damage, posted to Twitter below is from…

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Southbridge Police Trying To Identify This Person

July 18, 2018 | Comments Off on 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 Police a private message on Facebook if you have any information on who this may be, or his whereabouts.    

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Heavy Rains Flood Local Roads

July 17, 2018 | Comments Off on 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 spotter Nick DiGiovanni reports about 2.3 inches of rain fell on Sutton Avenue in Oxford making it nearly impassable. Worcester’s Fire Department has reported over 100 emergency calls in just the last few hours.  Power lines were reported down on Thompson Road in Webster and lightning struck a home on the corner of Church and Pine Streets in Burrillville this…

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Driver Rescued After Car Goes Down Embankment Into Auburn Stream

July 17, 2018 | Comments Off on 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 on Oxford Street near Rochdale Street.  The vehicle was found on with extensive damage, and had landed on the passenger side in a shallow stream. The vehicle was stabilized and rescuers were able to remove the windshield to get to the driver out.  The person was transported to UMASS Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. Due to some leakage of…

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Stolen Gun Recovered By Police In Southbridge Drug Bust

July 16, 2018 | Comments Off on 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 Southbridge area.  Crack cocaine packaged for distribution, prescription pills suspected to be oxycodone, and other various narcotics distribution paraphernalia was recovered, as well as cash.  The money is suspected to have been proceeds from the ongoing trafficking and sale of narcotics. A fully loaded .38 caliber snub nose revolver was also recovered at the scene, that had previously been reported stolen…

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Sandwich & Social Event In Southbridge

July 16, 2018 | Comments Off on 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 job-training that can lead to competitive job placements in the local community. Individuals are able to learn many skills working within 13 small local businesses; full service printing from Vivid Print, car detailing Just the Details, shredding from Shreds of Hope, recycling with Cans of Hope, customer service from Hope’s Treasures Thrift Store, packing and production from Noress Corporation and…

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Police Looking To Identify Suspect In Thompson Car Break-Ins

July 13, 2018 | Comments Off on 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 using appears be a Honda Fit hatchback with a Massachusetts registration.  The suspect is a white male with tattoos on both forearms and was wearing a Red Sox hat at the time. Anyone who recognizes this individual or has information regarding these incidents are urged to contact Trooper Guertin at (860) 779-4913 or send a message to the CT State…

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McDonalds To Donate To Webster Public Schools

July 12, 2018 | Comments Off on 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 to 2PM, 20 percent of all sales at McDonalds of Webster will be donated to the school department.  That’s 20 percent of all food or drink purchased in the newly remodeled dining room, or at the expanded double drive thru at the location on 44 East Main Street. If you get there before noon, you’ll even have the chance to…

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New Principal Announced At Park Avenue Elementary School

July 12, 2018 | Comments Off on 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 said. Mrs. Parmley has 33 years of experience and is coming to Webster from the Dudley Charlton Regional School District where she has been principal of Mason Road Elementary School. Her first day on the job at Park Avenue Elementary will be August 1st, but she will be attending the summer summits that are have planned on July 17th and 19th,…

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Woonsocket Woman Arrested For DUI With 5 Children In Car

July 12, 2018 | Comments Off on 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 member of the beach staff notified park police that a woman who was possibly intoxicated was preparing to leave the park in a minivan with five children, ages 7 months to 10 years old, inside. When officers from the Department of Environmental Management confronted the driver, she allegedly backed into one of the officer’s trucks in an attempt to flee. …

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