Southbridge Police Make Cocaine Arrest On Hamilton Street

January 4, 2020 | Comments Off on Southbridge Police Make Cocaine Arrest On Hamilton Street

A 25-year-old Southbridge man was arrested just after 2:30PM on January 1, 2020.  Southbridge Police say Giovanni Torres was arrested after leaving his Hamilton Street apartment after conducting surveillance in the area.  Detectives were assigned to the area after receiving numerous complaints about the distribution of drugs in the vicinity. Torres was seen getting into the passenger side of a black SUV and the vehicle was pulled over a short time later.  Police conducted a motor vehicle stop and found Torres lying down in the back seat of the SUV with 6 small packages of suspected crack cocaine on him.  He was arrested and charged with possession of a Class B substance and also held…

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Pedestrian Struck And Killed On Route 131 In Sturbridge

December 15, 2019 | Comments Off on Pedestrian Struck And Killed On Route 131 In Sturbridge

On the afternoon of Friday, December 13th at around 5:40 PM police in Sturbridge were called to Route 131 at the intersection of Fairview Park Road for a report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle. The man, who had been walking on the westbound side of the road, was hit in an area that is not well lit, and does not have a sidewalk, according to police. Weather conditions at the time may have been a factor, as it was raining and foggy at the time of the accident.  First aid was administered to the victim, identified as 67-year-old Peter Morin of West Brookfield.  Morin was transported to a local hospital where he was…

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Get ‘Goods For Guns’ Today In Worcester County

December 14, 2019 | Comments Off on Get ‘Goods For Guns’ Today In Worcester County

On Saturday, December 14th, many area police departments will be taking part in a “Goods For Guns” campaign.  Local residents with unwanted or unsafe firearms will be able to take them to a participating police station and trade them in for gift cards for local supermarkets. For each operable gun, you will receive $25 per rifle, $50 per pistol and $75 for automatic or semi-automatic weapons.  This program, sponsored in part by the Worcester County District Attorney’s Office, is designed to prevent injury or death from guns in local homes. Registrations or licenses for these weapons are not necessary during this time and the program is anonymous.  Free gun locks are also available to those who…

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Webster Man Charged With Trafficking Fentanyl in Gardner

December 8, 2019 | Comments Off on Webster Man Charged With Trafficking Fentanyl in Gardner

At around 7:30PM on Saturday night, a Massachusetts State Police trooper assigned to the Athol Barracks, was patrolling in Gardner when he ran a license plate of a 2013 Chevrolet Impala with a suspended registration.  While trying to pull over the vehicle, the driver pulled into a CVS parking lot at a high rate of speed nearly striking several vehicles, according to police.  While the getaway continued, the driver, later identified as 28 year old Thomas LaFrance of Webster, struck a snow bank and the vehicle became stuck. State Police say, LaFrance eventually exited the vehicle and began a struggle with the trooper.  LaFrance re-entered the vehicle and appeared to “retrieve something or hide something”…

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Dudley Police Arrest Couple After Armed Robbery, Kidnapping

December 4, 2019 | Comments Off on Dudley Police Arrest Couple After Armed Robbery, Kidnapping

A man and woman from Dudley are facing kidnapping and robbery charges after being accused of threatening a woman at gunpoint and forcing her to drive them around Dudley and Webster for an hour on Tuesday evening. Dudley Police say 44-year-old Jessie Thibodeau and 31-year-old Nichole Murphy approached the victim in her car in the parking lot of the Dollar General on West Main Street and asked if they could smoke inside of her car to get out of the cold because they were homeless. The woman allowed them into her car, where Thibodeau told her he had a gun and held it to the back of her head. She dropped them off at The…

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2 Alarm Fire On Lake Street In Webster

November 30, 2019 | Comments Off on 2 Alarm Fire On Lake Street In Webster

The Webster Fire Department is on scene battling a 2 alarm blaze at the Holy Trinity Church Rectory located on 68 Lake Street in Webster. Portions of Lake Street are closed at this time.  More information will be posted as it becomes available.   @BreakngNewsPhtg @pauls612 68 Lake St Webster. Mutual Aid on scene. — Luke Olmstead (@LukeOlmstead1) November 30, 2019

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Bartlett Beats Southbridge In 100th Annual Thanksgiving Game

November 29, 2019 | Comments Off on Bartlett Beats Southbridge In 100th Annual Thanksgiving Game

Their tweet says it all, “#100 is ours!” as Webster’s Bartlett High School Indians were victorious over the Southbridge Pioneers for the 100th annual Thanksgiving Day football rivalry. Bartlett upset Southbridge by a score of 46 to 36 in the game held at McMahon Field in Southbridge.  This year’s match-up was significantly milder than last year, when the game was played with temperatures in the teens when Southbridge failed to score. Congratulations are in order for Bartlett quarterback Logan Paranto for being named most valuable player after achieving 4 touchdowns during the game.  Donald Speight was named defensive player of the game. Some fabulous photos from the game are below.  Congratulations to all for a…

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Shepherd Hill Hosting Free Thanksgiving Dinner

November 24, 2019 | Comments Off on Shepherd Hill Hosting Free Thanksgiving Dinner

The Shepherd Hill Student Council is inviting the community to a free Thanksgiving dinner on Monday evening, November 25th.  The community dinner will take place from 6-7:30PM and all are welcome. Ray Kane from Shepherd Hill Regional High School tells THE LAKE 940, “This event will provide families and friends with a free hot meal that will include turkey and all the fixings, in part sponsored by local farms.” Kane says, the doors to the high school cafeteria “will be open to all who would like to join us, those in need of a hot meal, those looking for a night out, those looking for a community gathering, anyone and everyone.” It is the goal…

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Douglas Woman Struck And Killed On Mass Pike In Millbury

October 26, 2019 | Comments Off on Douglas Woman Struck And Killed On Mass Pike In Millbury

Massachusetts State Police are investigating a pedestrian crash on the Massachusetts Turnpike in Millbury that has resulted the death of local woman. Police say at approximately 11 PM on Friday night, a 2013 Nissan Altima was in a single-car crash on the eastbound side of Route 90 in Millbury at the 95.6 mile marker.  The driver and lone occupant of the Altima, a 27-year-old Douglas woman, exited her car.  The woman attempted to cross the highway on foot and was struck by a car traveling westbound. The victim was found in the westbound side of the highway near the median.  She was transported to St. Vincent’s Hospital in Worcester, where she was pronounced dead. According…

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Free Car Care Clinic In Webster This Weekend

October 22, 2019 | Comments Off on Free Car Care Clinic In Webster This Weekend

No matter the age of your vehicle, proper maintenance is very important to keep it running for years to come.  Pro Automotive in Webster is hosting a free car care clinic on Saturday, October 26th at 9 AM to answer any questions you may have about your vehicle. Because choosing where to get your car worked on isn’t always easy, owner and ASE certified mechanic Jason Rousseau wants to give back to the community and supply residents with more knowledge and help you feel more confident in taking care of it. Jason tells THE LAKE 940, “Lots of people don’t feel confident when it comes to their car. Everyone is busy and people (understandably) just…

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