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Webster Students In Paris Are Safe After Visiting Notre Dame Cathedral

April 15, 2019 | Comments Off on Webster Students In Paris Are Safe After Visiting Notre Dame Cathedral

Students studying abroad from Bartlett High School are all confirmed safe this afternoon after flames broke out at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France. Webster Superintendent of Schools Ruthann Goguen tells THE LAKE 940, “I spoke with our chaperone Mrs. Melinda Doherty and she confirmed everyone is safe.” Superintendent Goguen says that the students did visit the church earlier this morning and were on a river cruise at the time the fire broke out. The group left the city of Paris and all students contacted their parents to let them know they were safe.  Goguen said, “I am pleased to report our chaperone and students handled this crisis situation very well and they are all…

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Webster Voter Registration Ends On April 16th

April 14, 2019 | Comments Off on Webster Voter Registration Ends On April 16th

Webster residents who plan to vote in the May 6th election will have until Tuesday, April 16th to register. You can sign up online at the Secretary of State’s website, or at the town clerk’s office located in Webster Town Hall at 350 Main Street. In 2019, voters will choose to fill 2 seats on the Board of Selectmen. The race includes incumbents Mark Dowgiewicz and Robert Miller, running against newcomers Earl Gabor and Lisa Kontoes. THE LAKE 940 has reached out to all four candidates to take part in candidate profile interviews.  Stay tuned in the coming weeks as we hope to bring them to you both on the radio and online. All voting…

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West Main Street In Dudley Re-opened, Power Restored

April 14, 2019 | Comments Off on West Main Street In Dudley Re-opened, Power Restored

On Sunday morning a tree fell on power lines on West Main Street near Rite Aid causing Dudley Police to close the road to through traffic at this time.  National Grid crews are en route to restore power to approximately 200 customers. Currently, West Main Street is closed between Williams Street and Schofield Avenue. Power was expected to be restored by 3PM. Dudley Police announced the road had re-opened just after 5PM.

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Sturbridge Police Searching For Car Stereo Shoplifter

April 14, 2019 | Comments Off on Sturbridge Police Searching For Car Stereo Shoplifter

Sturbridge Police are looking for help from the public to identify the suspect in the above photo. Police say the unidentified male was seen concealing 2 car stereos in a plastic tote container and exiting WalMart without paying on April 7th. The items were valued over $600, and any information on the man’s identity or his whereabouts you are asked to contact Sturbridge Police at (508) 347-2525 extension 371. More photos of the man are here.  

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Webster Police K-9 Helps Track Down Burglary Suspect In Dudley

April 11, 2019 | Comments Off on Webster Police K-9 Helps Track Down Burglary Suspect In Dudley

During an overnight patrol of town on Thursday, April 11th, Dudley Police spotted a 2013 Mercedes parked on Laura Way near the Southbridge town line. After checking details on the license plate, the car was determined to be reported stolen from Charlton.   The officer found the vehicle to still be warm, suggesting it may have been recently abandoned. Webster Police K9 Bandit was brought to the scene to assist with the search.  A short time later 44 year old Joseph Carpenter of Worcester was found hiding in a tree house behind a home on Laura Way. Police say Carpenter had a number of items in his possession that were reported stolen from around the area. …

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Driver Falls Asleep, Crashes On Central Turnpike In Sutton

April 10, 2019 | Comments Off on Driver Falls Asleep, Crashes On Central Turnpike In Sutton

At 7:30PM on Wednesday evening, Sutton Police announced they responded to a single vehicle crash on Central Turnpike just over the Oxford line. Police say the driver of the Subaru reportedly fell asleep at the wheel, causing the car to cross over the center line and hit a utility pole and a stone wall. No other vehicles were involved in the crash and there were no injuries reported. More photos from the scene are below. Tonight we responded to a single car crash on Central Turnpike, in the area of Glen Court. The operator reportedly fell… Posted by Sutton Police Department on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 Tonight we responded to a single car crash on Central…

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Sutton Police Warning Students Who Speed After School

April 6, 2019 | Comments Off on Sutton Police Warning Students Who Speed After School

We can all remember watching the clock ticking until the final bell of the school day, but once you ran off from the classroom to your car, there should be no rush to get home. Sutton Police have increased their patrols around the area of Sutton High School after several complaints have been filed. In a post on Facebook, the department says, “We have received several complaints about students leaving school grounds in all directions traveling at high rates of speed.”  Even though e-mails have gone out to students and parents, police have still stopped students for traveling over 60 miles per hour in a 35 MPH zone. Sutton Police are asking parents to have…

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2 Injured In Truck Crash On Route 395 Ramp In Oxford

April 6, 2019 | Comments Off on 2 Injured In Truck Crash On Route 395 Ramp In Oxford

The exit 4 off-ramp from Route 395 to Sutton Avenue was blocked to traffic on Friday afternoon due to a serious truck crash.  Oxford Police and Fire-EMS were called to the scene and transported 2 people to local hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries. The ramp has since re-opened to traffic. More photos of the crash are below.   Photos from tonight crash on I-395 SB exit 4 off ramp. There were 2 patients transported to the hospital by Oxford FIRE-EMS with non life threatening injuries. Posted by Oxford Fire-EMS on Friday, April 5, 2019    

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Truck Hits Overpass On Lackey Dam Road In Uxbridge

April 5, 2019 | Comments Off on Truck Hits Overpass On Lackey Dam Road In Uxbridge

A tractor trailer truck struck an overpass on Lackey Dam Road in Uxbridge on Friday morning.  The crash happened around 5AM when it hit the bridge for Route 146, causing the truck to roll over.  The driver of the truck was transported to a local hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. Crews on the scene were also cleaning up a fuel spill.  Uxbridge Police say the driver is expected to be OK.  It is unclear if any charges will be filed. The road re-opened to traffic just after noontime. ***UPDATE: 04/05/19 @ 12:12 p.m. – Lackey Dam Road is now open!***** ROAD CLOSED – Lackey Dam RD**** Good morning… Posted by Uxbridge Police Department on Friday, April 5,…

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Crews Work To Extinguish Late Night Brush Fire In Oxford

April 4, 2019 | Comments Off on Crews Work To Extinguish Late Night Brush Fire In Oxford

At 11:30PM on Wednesday evening, crews from Oxford’s Fire Department were called to a brush fire on Sutton Avenue.  The blaze spread quickly due to heavy winds at the time.  Additional crews were called in to bring an extra 2,500 gallons of water to extinguish the flames.   At approximately 1130pm last night Oxford FIRE-EMS responded to the scene of a brush fire on Sutton Ave. Heavy winds… Posted by Oxford Fire-EMS on Thursday, April 4, 2019

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