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Route 20 Re-opened After Serious Charlton Crash

January 14, 2019 | Comments Off on Route 20 Re-opened After Serious Charlton Crash

Just before 4PM on Monday, January 14th, a multi-vehicle crash brought first responders from the Charlton Police and Fire Departments to Route 20 by the Juniper Hill apartments. Police say traffic was backed up for a while as EMTs cared for those injured in the crash, who were transported to area hospitals with non life-threatening injuries. Initial examination indicates a Hyundai was stopped to turn into the apartment complex when a Kia struck it from behind. The cause of the crash is under investigation by the Charlton Police Department. More photos from the crash are below. At 3:55 p.m. a multi-car crash brought first responders from the Charlton Police and Fire Departments to Route 20…

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5 Injured After Mass Pike Crash Involving 2 Tractor Trailers

January 13, 2019 | Comments Off on 5 Injured After Mass Pike Crash Involving 2 Tractor Trailers

Friday night proved to be a very busy night for the men and women of local first responders.  The Sturbridge Fire Department, with help from Brimfield and Southbridge, were called to the Massachusetts Turnpike for a serious crash involving 5 vehicles. A total of 2 tractor trailers and 3 cars had collided around 9:30PM causing injuries to at least 5 people.  Those injured were transported to area hospitals in good condition. The cause of the crash is under investigation. Photos from the crash are below.   Busy night for SFD. At 09:36 PM Sturbridge A1, Rescue 1, along with Brimfield A2 and A Southbridge Ambulance responded… Posted by Sturbridge Fire Department on Saturday, January 12, 2019

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Watch Webster Police Chief Bent’s Retirement Sendoff

January 12, 2019 | Comments Off on Watch Webster Police Chief Bent’s Retirement Sendoff

After serving the people of Webster for 31 years, 13 of which as Webster’s Police Chief, Timothy Bent has officially retired. Following his final shift on January 11th, members of the Webster Police and Fire Departments, DPW and and South Worcester County Communications Center came together to send him off into retirement and escort him home. The police department posted on Facebook that Chief Bent “will leave a lasting legacy, having molded many officers over the years, including those he hands the reins off to, and building a department that is second to none.” As part of the final radio broadcast, Chief Bent was “officially retired at 14:27” on Friday afternoon.  (2:27PM) Chief Bent’s voice…

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Southbridge Pair Arrested After Donation Theft From Dudley Dunkin’

January 12, 2019 | Comments Off on Southbridge Pair Arrested After Donation Theft From Dudley Dunkin’

On January 7th the Dudley Police Department asked for help from the public in identifying two individuals wanted in connection with removing a Knights of Columbus donation box from Dunkin’ Donuts store in town. Just a few days later, with assistance from Southbridge Police, Massachusetts State Police and information provided by the public the pair have been arrested. Dudley Police say 46 year old Dale Laliberte and 27 year old Samantha Trombley-Laplante, both of Southbridge were charged with larceny in connection to this theft.  It is unclear how much money was in the box when it was taken. Video and photos from the theft are below.   Jar of monetary donations On Thursday, December 20,…

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Meet Southbridge’s Newest Millionaire, Timothy Perry

January 12, 2019 | Comments Off on Meet Southbridge’s Newest Millionaire, Timothy Perry

Congratulations are in order for Timothy Perry of Southbridge.  The Massachusetts State Lottery announced he claimed a $1 million prize awarded from the “$4,000,000 Payout” scratch ticket. The Lottery says Perry chose the cash option on his prize and received a one-time payment of $650,000 before taxes.  He plans on using his winnings to buy a house and to send his mother on vacation. While he may not technically be a millionaire, he was pretty lucky because he didn’t even purchase the ticket.  Perry says received it as a gift from a friend. In case you were wondering, the winning ticket was purchased at A1 Mart, located at 179 Elm Street in Southbridge. The lottery…

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Submissions Needed For Winter Art Show In Webster

January 11, 2019 | Comments Off on Submissions Needed For Winter Art Show In Webster

A winter blast of cold air has moved into the Webster area, but so far we have been lucky with relatively little snow this season.  That’s not stopping a winter art show from taking place in town. Local artists are invited to display and sell their work through the month of February at Booklovers’ Gourmet, located at 55 East Main Street in Webster.  The show is open to original artwork depicting the theme of winter, either literally or figuratively, in any media including photography, painting, drawing, collage, fabric or mixed media.  Artists are asked to drop off the items on Friday, February 1st, between 10AM and 6:30PM or Saturday, February 2nd from 10AM to 5PM.…

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Webster Police Investigating Lake Street Shooting

January 9, 2019 | Comments Off on Webster Police Investigating Lake Street Shooting

For the second time this week, Webster Police were called to Lake Street.  At around 7:30AM on Wednesday, January 9th, police received a call about possible gunshots fired on Robinson Street.  After a short investigation, it was found that the rear of 69 Lake Street had been hit by 2 bullets. Police secured the street and called in the Massachusetts State Police to assist in processing the scene. Police were relatively certain that the suspect was not in the area, however Saint Joseph’s School was notified and placed in what they called a “soft lockdown,” where classes were ongoing, however access to and from the building was limited. Park Avenue Elementary was advised of the…

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Armed Home Invasion On Lake Street In Webster

January 7, 2019 | Comments Off on Armed Home Invasion On Lake Street In Webster

On the afternoon of Sunday January 6th, Webster Police were dispatched to an apartment on 40 Lake Street for the report of a resident inside that had been assaulted by male with a firearm. Webster Police say 4 officers responded to the home in under a minute.  Two officers attempted to make entry into the apartment while 2 monitored the back door. The suspect, later identified as 27 year old Omar Abu of Worcester, ran out the back door once police arrived and was taken into custody without indecent. Police say there were three people inside the apartment at the time of the assault.  The suspect was believed to be in Webster with the intent…

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‘Short Tribute’ To Remember One Of The Family In Douglas

January 5, 2019 | Comments Off on ‘Short Tribute’ To Remember One Of The Family In Douglas

If you are driving by The Family Fuel Convenience Store on Main Street (Route 16) in Douglas today, you may notice a pair of black shorts hanging under the sign.  They were placed there in memory of Joel Bylund. Joel was the morning pump attendant at the store for over 20 years.  His friend Jack Keough tells THE LAKE 940, he was “a great guy with a great sense of humor and always a dog treat for the better among us.” Mr. Bylund was 75 when he passed away earlier this week.  He leaves behind his wife Mattie, and several children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Per Joel’s final wishes, he will be cremated and there will be no…

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Webster Police Searching For Missing 16 Year Old Girl – FOUND

January 3, 2019 | Comments Off on Webster Police Searching For Missing 16 Year Old Girl – FOUND

The Webster Police Department is asking for help from the public in trying to locate a missing 16 year old girl.  Iniajia Johnson was last seen on  Tuesday evening at her home on School Street.  Police say she may be staying with friends with in the Webster area. At the time of her disappearance she was wearing a pink fluffy sweater, but may also be wearing a black winter jacket.  If you know where she is, please call Webster Police at (508) 943-1212. UPDATE: Webster Police say the girl has been found safe and thank you for sharing. The missing juvenile has been located and returned home. Thank you to all who shared! Posted by…

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