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3 Worcester Men Arrested On Cocaine Trafficking Charges

January 18, 2018 | Comments Off on 3 Worcester Men Arrested On Cocaine Trafficking Charges

Three Worcester men are in federal custody on charges accusing them of trafficking cocaine.  Deibby Garcia, his brother Japhet and letter carrier Erick Cruz were arrested on Tuesday after a long investigation by authorities.  The men were allegedly involved in a trafficking operation that involved cocaine being mailed to Worcester from Puerto Rico.  All three are in custody without bail and will face detention hearings in Worcester’s Federal Courthouse tomorrow.

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3 Alarm Fire Destroys Rochdale Home

January 18, 2018 | Comments Off on 3 Alarm Fire Destroys Rochdale Home

At 7:45 pm on Wednesday, a first alarm was sounded for a reported structure fire on Foster Court in the Rochdale section of Leicester.  Shortly after arrival, firefighters quickly requested a second, then third alarm be called.  Crews from Leicester and Charlton encountered heavy fire inside the building.  The fire was brought under control and companies chased hot spots for quite some time.  All occupants of the house were able to get out of the burning home on their own.  The American red across was brought in to assist the displaced residents. Mutual aid was also on hand from Spencer, Paxton, Auburn, Rutland and Oxford.  No injuries were reported, and the cause of the fire is…

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Mass. Unemployment Rate Nearly Unchanged In December

January 18, 2018 | Comments Off on Mass. Unemployment Rate Nearly Unchanged In December

The Massachusetts unemployment rate for December was 3.5 percent.  That’s a tenth-of-a-percent lower than the November number.  The national jobless rate for last month is 4.1 percent.  The Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development says the biggest private sector job gains in the Commonwealth in 2017 were in construction; professional, scientific and business Services; leisure and hospitality.

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10 Cars Burn At Worcester’s UMass Medical School Garage

January 17, 2018 | Comments Off on 10 Cars Burn At Worcester’s UMass Medical School Garage

As many as 10 vehicles caught fire inside of the garage at UMass Medical School in Worcester on Wednesday afternoon.  The garage, located on South Road is also shared with visitors and employees of UMass Medical Center. Worcester Fire officials said the fire was especially difficult to fight because the fire trucks are too large to enter the garage.  After several hours the fire was contained and no injuries were reported.

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Patriots Confirm Tom Brady Has Right Hand Injury

January 17, 2018 | Comments Off on Patriots Confirm Tom Brady Has Right Hand Injury

It will be the Patriots and the Jaguars at Gillette Stadium this Sunday, but will Tom Brady be on the field?  The team announced Brady was meeting with the team’s medical staff and will be included in the team’s injury report.   According to the team on Twitter, Tom is “limited with a right hand injury.” Listen to The Lake 940 mornings from 6 to 10AM for Sports Updates from Tom Cuddy for more on this breaking story.  If Brady has to sit this one out, will that mean the team’s chances of going to the Super Bowl are gone?  Not necessarily, but it will be tough.   This would be the first game Brady has missed this…

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Webster Man Killed In Paxton Accident

January 17, 2018 | Comments Off on Webster Man Killed In Paxton Accident

A 26 year old Webster man was killed after his vehicle was involved in a head-on collision with a trash truck on Route 56 in Paxton.  The road was closed for several hours while police reconstructed the accident and cleared the scene. The Telegram & Gazette reports Andrew Guay was killed when his car struck the truck owned by Republic Services.  The driver of the truck was treated at a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.  The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

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Douglas Police Are Looking For The Owner Of This Truck

January 17, 2018 | Comments Off on Douglas Police Are Looking For The Owner Of This Truck

Have you seen this truck?  The Douglas Police Department wants to hear from you.  As part of an ongoing investigation, the Douglas Police Department is attempting to identify the owner of this vehicle.  Anyone with information can contact Sgt. Aaron McLaughlin or Officer Adam Wright at (508) 476-3333.  Anonymous tips can also be emailed to tips@douglasma.org .

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Winter Storm Warning – Parking Bans/Cancellations

January 16, 2018 | Comments Off on Winter Storm Warning – Parking Bans/Cancellations

There’s a Winter Storm Warning in effect for the Webster area.  4 to 6 inches of snow is expected to fall on Wednesday. CLOSED Auburn Public Schools Bay Path Regional Douglas Public Schools Dudley Charlton Public Schools Milford Public Schools Millbury Public Schools Northbridge Public Schools Oxford Public Schools Putnam Public Schools Petersham Public Schools Quabbin Regional Schools Southbridge Public Schools Southern Worcester County Educational Collaborative Sutton Public Schools Tantasqua & Union 61 Schools Thompson Public Schools Uxbridge Public Schools Webster Public Schools Woodstock Public Schools Worcester Public Schools   PARKING BANS: WEBSTER Town of Webster Parking Ban is in effect until further notice. No parking on any town streets. Vehicles are subject to ticket…

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Oxford’s Fire Chief Is Retiring

January 16, 2018 | Comments Off on Oxford’s Fire Chief Is Retiring

The Oxford Fire Department has announced the retirement of Fire Chief Sheri Bemis.  She has served the people of Oxford for over 30 years.  In her time in the department Chief Bemis held the titles of ALS Coordinator, EMS Coordinator, ALS Supervisor, Assistant Director of Oxford Ambulance, and the ranks of Lieutenant, Assistant Chief and Fire Chief.  In 1999 Chief Bemis was the first full time female firefighter and paramedic for the Town of Oxford and in 2010 she became the first full time female Fire Chief in Massachusetts. Chief Bemis was one of the first credentialed fire Chiefs in Massachusetts. Chief Bemis has received many awards during her tenure at Oxford Fire-EMS with the most…

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State HazMat Team Assists Auburn In Odor Investigation

January 16, 2018 | Comments Off on State HazMat Team Assists Auburn In Odor Investigation

The Massachusetts Hazardous Materials Response Team assisted the Auburn Fire Department on Monday night tracking the source of an odor of gasoline in several storm drains on Jerome Avenue. Shortly after 7:30 PM the Auburn Fire Department was dispatched to 30 Jerome Avenue for an odor of gas. On arrival they detected an odor they believed to be gasoline in the basement of the home.  Meters detected nothing, but as a precaution Eversource was called to the scene.  A second set of meters confirmed no detection of natural gas. While on scene a second resident at 42 Jerome Ave. alerted firefighters they had an odor of gasoline in their basement.  The odor could also be…

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