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No Need For Concern After Several Recent Fires In Oxford

May 17, 2018 | Comments Off on No Need For Concern After Several Recent Fires In Oxford

If you’ve been following our website in the recent months, you have seen quite a few fires reported on, many of them in Oxford.  We have gotten several questions and comments both on social media and on our website wondering why there are so many fires in that town lately. THE LAKE 940 reached out to Deputy Fire Chief of Oxford, Jon Belanger, who tells us there really is no need for concern. “Oxford Fire-EMS responds to an average of about twenty major fire related incidents per year. I believe this year seems to be busier than others due to the increased media coverage and the frequency of the fires we have responded to.” There…

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Serious Crash Closes Main Street In Webster

May 16, 2018 | Comments Off on Serious Crash Closes Main Street In Webster

Webster Police and EMS are on the scene of a multi-vehicle accident on Main Street in Webster.  The entire street was closed in the area of Subway and the Rob Roy Hair Salon as of 4:45PM on Wednesday, May 16th.  Drivers were asked to find an alternate route. At least 3 vehicles were involved, and THE LAKE 940 has learned at least a few minor injuries were suffered. Webster Police ask if you were a witness to the the accident, to please contact Officer Bruce Hamm who is the investigating officer at (508) 943-1212 ext 1250, or at hammb@websterpolice.com.  Webster Police tell us a full release will be done once the investigation is completed. Another…

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Webster Police Respond To First Water Emergency Of The Season

May 16, 2018 | Comments Off on Webster Police Respond To First Water Emergency Of The Season

On Wednesday morning just after 9:30, a 9-1-1 call was received by a couple who were in distress on Webster Lake. The pair reported that their sailboat had capsized while out on Middle Pond.  Webster Fire, Webster EMS and Webster Police were dispatched to respond. This call for help marked this season’s first response for Webster Police’s Boat Marine 1, Captained by Detective Christopher Trainor with the assistance of First Mate, Webster EMS Chief Gary Milliard and Second Mate, Lieutenant Tobby Wheeler. The stranded male and female were safely rescued and brought to shore while the boat was flipped back over and towed to shore. In a post on Facebook, Webster Police say, “This is yet…

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Tornado Watch Issued For Webster

May 15, 2018 | Comments Off on Tornado Watch Issued For Webster

The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch for the immediate Webster area, including as far north to Worcester, Fitchburg and as far south as Putnam and Willimantic.  It does not include Rhode Island at this time.  The rest of the area is in a Severe Thunderstorm Watch. It will stay in effect until 9PM on Tuesday, May 15th.  Watch out for dark, rotating clouds.  If you see one, take shelter immediately! Knowing the difference between a watch and a warning is important. Watches are issued by by local offices of the National Weather Service, when conditions are favorable, for either for a severe thunderstorm or tornadoes.  It doesn’t necessarily mean severe weather is imminent. Warnings…

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Charlton Police Thankful For ‘Survival Kit’ Gift

May 14, 2018 | Comments Off on Charlton Police Thankful For ‘Survival Kit’ Gift

On Monday night Charlton Police, known for their witty Facebook posts, took to social media to thank a local teenager and her mother. “Emily and her mom, Karyn, flagged down one of our cruisers today to present the Officer’s in our department with our own Police Officer Survival Kit,” the post read. The duo presented Officers Justina LaPierre and Brian “Hollywood” Cardrant with several kits, each containing items like a candle, “to lighten up our day when things get tough,” a Peppermint Patty “to help us keep our cool” and even a tissue, “to wipe away the tears of joy & sorrow.” In the thank you message, the department spokesperson said, “We count ourselves truly…

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Firefighters Host Family Fun At Memorial Beach In Webster

May 14, 2018 | Comments Off on Firefighters Host Family Fun At Memorial Beach In Webster

THE LAKE 940 AUDIO: Deputy Fire Chief Chris Jolda tells Mike Roberts about this weekend’s Tri-State Firefighters Meet located at Memorial Beach in Webster.   Bring the entire family for day of fun, excitement and learning as the Southern New England Fire Apparatus Association and the Webster Brotherhood of Firefighters invite you to the annual Tri-State Firefighters Meet on Sunday, May 20th at Memorial Beach in Webster. Deputy Chief of the Webster Fire Department Chris Jolda tells THE LAKE 940 this meet is for more than just firefighters.  “It’s a great opportunity to bring the family down and see what goes on, see what your tax dollars pay for.  The different kinds of apparatus, engines and ladders…

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Area Firefighters Battle Another Blaze In Oxford

May 14, 2018 | Comments Off on Area Firefighters Battle Another Blaze In Oxford

In what seems like a weekly occurrence, fire crews from Oxford are were called to another substantial structure fire in town.  On Monday afternoon, just after 4:30PM it was a 2 alarm blaze located at numbers 3, 5, 7 and 9 Wells Street. The building is a large 6,000 square feet structure that houses 4 families in separate townhouses with 12 total bedrooms.  The Red Cross has been asked to assist 9 adults and 5 children displaced by the fire. Mutual aid from Auburn, Leicester, Webster, Charlton, Dudley, Millbury and Paxton helped and were able to confirm all occupants were safely out of the building and accounted for.  Deputy Chief Jon Belanger says, “the fire had…

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Oxford Police Arrest Burglary Suspect

May 14, 2018 | Comments Off on Oxford Police Arrest Burglary Suspect

The Oxford Police Department has announced the arrest of a burglary suspect after many residents reported their vehicles had been broken into. Police say they have recovered many of the stolen items, if your vehicle was broken into recently between the Webster town line or anywhere near Main Street you are asked to call Officer Bryn at (508) 987-0156 regarding case 18-170-AR. The suspect’s identity was not released.

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Car Fire Slows Traffic Near Route 146 In Uxbridge

May 13, 2018 | Comments Off on Car Fire Slows Traffic Near Route 146 In Uxbridge

The Uxbridge Police Department asks you to seek an alternate route if you are traveling near Route 146 on Sunday evening. A car fire is currently being put out in the area of Quaker Highway at the on/off ramps to 146.  Crews are on the scene and part of the road is closed. No injuries were reported.

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2 Vehicle Crash In Oxford

May 13, 2018 | Comments Off on 2 Vehicle Crash In Oxford

No injuries were reported in a two car crash in Oxford on Mother’s Day.  Oxford Fire/EMS reports they were at the scene at the intersection of Old Depot Road and Main Street in afternoon of Sunday, May 13th.

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