Auburn Man Charged With 4th OUI After Route 20 Crash

November 28, 2018 | Comments Off on Auburn Man Charged With 4th OUI After Route 20 Crash

An Auburn man is facing his 4th drunk driving charge after a crash on Tuesday night on Route 20. Auburn Police say they responded to a crash at 7:39PM near Mill Street in Auburn where it is believed 53 year old Kenneth Kudron was driving a 2004 Ford van while under the influence of alcohol.  There were no injuries reported. Kudron had 3 previous operating under the influence convictions dating back to 1982.  He was charged with operating under the influence of liquor, 4th offense, as well as negligent operation of a motor vehicle and having an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle. He will appear in Worcester District Court this afternoon. More photos…

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Cat Dies In 2-Alarm Webster Fire

November 27, 2018 | Comments Off on Cat Dies In 2-Alarm Webster Fire

An early morning fire at the corner of North Main Street and Aldrich Streets in Webster kept firefighters busy on Tuesday morning. The blaze quickly grew to 2 alarms and burned portions of the six-family home, located at 70 North Main Street, displacing approximately 12 people. No injuries were reported to residents or firefighters, but one cat was unable to make it out of the building.  Most of the damage was sustained on the upper floors. Mutual aid was brought in from Douglas, Dudley, Oxford, Sutton and Southbridge.  The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.   Companies are on scene on North Main Street with a structure fire. A 2nd alarm has been…

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Job Fair In Webster On Thursday

November 27, 2018 | Comments Off on Job Fair In Webster On Thursday

Looking for a job?  Need some extra cash for the upcoming holidays?  Choice1Temps, located at 131 Main Street in Webster is hosting a job fair on Thursday, November 29th from 9:30 to 11:30AM. Whether you are in-between jobs, interested in new opportunities or just looking to fill up some of your free time and make more money, the area’s premier staffing agency has openings for you. There are hundreds of positions open throughout Central Massachusetts, Northern Connecticut and Southern New Hampshire.  Shifts of 8 and 12 hours each, include machine operating, warehouse, assembly and more. Entry level and skilled placement jobs are ready to be filled locally.  If you have a resume’, bring it with…

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Car Crashes Into Sturbridge Market

November 27, 2018 | Comments Off on Car Crashes Into Sturbridge Market

No injuries were reported on Tuesday morning as Sturbridge Police and Fire Departments were dispatched to 630 Main Street for reports of a vehicle into a building. Crews spent the morning working to remove the vehicle from the front of the Hearthstone Market. More photos from the scene are below. Sturbridge Firefighters keeping busy this morning with a vehicle into a building at 630 Main St. Luckily, no injuries at this incident. 🚒 Posted by Sturbridge Fire Department on Tuesday, November 27, 2018

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5 Car Crash Slows Traffic On Route 20 Through Auburn

November 25, 2018 | Comments Off on 5 Car Crash Slows Traffic On Route 20 Through Auburn

On Sunday afternoon, crews are on scene of a 5 vehicle crash on Route 20 West in Auburn.  Traffic is building and very slow in the area in both directions.  At least 1 person has been transported to a local hospital with injuries. Traffic is also extremely slow, most likely Thanksgiving travelers returning home after the holiday, on Routes 84, 90 (MassPike) and Route 20 from the Southbridge area through Strubridge into Charlton and to the accident scene in Auburn. Alternate routes are advised if possible, or just give yourself a lot of extra time to get to your destination. 2PM Sunday Traffic Map: Units on scene of a five car MVA RT 20 west…

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Local Shoppers Line Up Early For Black Friday Deals

November 23, 2018 | Comments Off on Local Shoppers Line Up Early For Black Friday Deals

Temperatures in the single digits overnight in Central Massachusetts didn’t deter shoppers looking for bargains.  The Leicester Police Department posted this photo to Facebook just after 3AM on Friday morning. Police say, “Many waited in line for several hours to be among the first to get into the store.”  Officers were at the scene to keep an eye on things, but there were no reports of any issues. The Walmart stores in Oxford and Leicester opened up at 1AM with many shoppers looking for deals on televisions and electronics.  Kmart in Webster opened at midnight, the Auburn Mall opened at 12:30AM.  Many other local stores have extended hours as well.  If you are thinking about…

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FINAL: Bartlett 42 – Southbridge 0 [PHOTOS]

November 22, 2018 | Comments Off on FINAL: Bartlett 42 – Southbridge 0 [PHOTOS]

  With temperatures in the teens, and wind chills below zero on Thanksgiving morning, fans of Bartlett High School’s Indians and Southbridge High School’s Pioneers braved the cold to watch the 99th annual Thanksgiving Day football game.  Likely, the coldest Thanksgiving Day game ever between these 2 teams. As one fan, Abbi Poplawski posted, “Tradition over everything.” Bartlett was quickly off to a 16-0 lead in the first quarter.  During the game Superintendent Ruthann Goguen wished everyone a Happy Thanksgiving on Twitter and thanked the people in attendance for braving the cold.  She told us on Tuesday that the town was providing heaters for people to stay warm, and the game was not going to…

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9 Songs For Your Thanksgiving Soundtrack

November 21, 2018 | Comments Off on 9 Songs For Your Thanksgiving Soundtrack

It’s all about family, friends and football today.  Happy Thanksgiving from everyone at our house to everyone at your house! Webster’s Bartlett Indians will take on Southbridge’s Pioneers at 10:15.  Get the live sports score updates here.   Be sure to bundle up in several layers, as this is thought to be the coldest Thanksgiving in history. A reminder, most businesses will be closed today (including retail stores, supermarkets, liquor stores and banks.)  Some convenience stores, gas stations, bars and restaurants may open.  State and Federal offices (including schools and libraries) will be closed.  There is no mail delivery or trash pickup.  The WRTA has announced no fixed route bus service, the MBTA is running on…

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Webster Area Gearing Up For Coldest Thanksgiving Ever

November 20, 2018 | Comments Off on Webster Area Gearing Up For Coldest Thanksgiving Ever

The National Weather Service and AccuWeather are expecting record-breaking cold weather as we get ready to spend time with family and friends on Thanksgiving. An arctic cold front is going to bring blustery conditions to Southern New England, Wednesday night through Friday morning.  High temperatures on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, may not even reach 25 degrees.  Lows will be in the teens.  Wind chills are expected to be sub-zero to single digits. It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without the annual high school football rivalries, like Bartlett vs. Southbridge.  Webster Superintendent Ruthann Goguen tells THE LAKE 940 that Athletic Director Tony Paranto has decided to play their game on Thanksgiving Day for a few reasons.  “The field was…

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Teens Reported Missing In Oxford, Possible Runaways – FOUND

November 20, 2018 | Comments Off on Teens Reported Missing In Oxford, Possible Runaways – FOUND

UPDATE: Reports say the teens returned home safe. Oxford Police are looking for help from the public in finding out where 12 year old Shane Lee and 16 year old Tylaar Sevieri may be.   Police say they were reported as missing/runaway on Monday, November 19th. If you have any helpful information you are asked to contact Oxford Police by calling (508) 987-0156. 12 y/o Shane Lee and 16 y/o Tylaar Sevieri have been reported missing/runaway (11/19/2018). Please contact the Oxford Police Department at (508)987-0156 if you have any information on their whereabouts. Posted by Oxford Police Department Massachusetts on Tuesday, November 20, 2018

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