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New Billboards To Combat Addiction In Worcester

February 10, 2018 | Comments Off on New Billboards To Combat Addiction In Worcester

If you are driving through Worcester in the next month, you’ll probably see District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr.’s new billboard campaign encouraging people to lock up their prescription medications.  This is in an effort to combat the ongoing opioid crisis hitting many families. The D.A.’s office says, “We know the path to opioid addiction often starts with one pill. We hope these ads will remind people to properly secure their medications and possibly prevent a loved one from becoming addicted.” As a reminder, The Webster Police Department will be holding a free narcan training later this week.  For more details click here.

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2 Arrested In Southbridge Drug Bust

February 9, 2018 | Comments Off on 2 Arrested In Southbridge Drug Bust

On Friday February 9th, just after 6AM, detectives from the Southbridge Police Department, with the assistance of SWAT members from the Central Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council and task force officers from the South Worcester County Counter Crime and Drug Task Force executed 2 search warrants for narcotics at 99 Cross Street in Southbridge.  The 2 search warrants were the result of a lengthy ongoing investigation into drug trafficking in Southbridge. Upon entry into 99 Cross Street third floor rear apartment members of SWAT located three small children (two children were 10 years old and one child was 6 years old) and 26 year old Yomayra Vazquez. SWAT secured Vazquez without incident and the three children…

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Charlton Police: “Security Cameras Ruin Everything”

February 8, 2018 | Comments Off on Charlton Police: “Security Cameras Ruin Everything”

Is it just us, or does it seem there are a lot more shoplifting occurences in recent weeks here in the local area.  Charlton Police on Facebook posted, “Today’s episode of Security Cameras Ruin Everything brings us to the Central Mass Town of Charlton.” Charlton?  The post continued, “Yes, that’s right. We too have the occasional individual who still believes, like a 4 year old, that he can magically turn invisible.” The guy in the photo above “was so close to legitimately purchasing the goods in his basket, but at the last minute decided it was in his best interest to steal” according to Charlton Police. If you know this person, or if you are…

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Oxford Police Need Help Identifying Suspect

February 8, 2018 | Comments Off on Oxford Police Need Help Identifying Suspect

The Oxford Police Department is looking for assistance identifying this male.  He is accused of using a stolen debit card at several locations in the throughout Worcester county.  Please call Officer Gagner at Oxford Police at (508) 987-0156 if you know his name or whereabouts.

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Mediterranean Marketplace Founder Ed Hyder Dies

February 7, 2018 | Comments Off on Mediterranean Marketplace Founder Ed Hyder Dies

He was a local icon in the area, Edward Hyder, the founder of Worcester’s Mediterranean marketplace has passed away at the age of 67. Hyder opened Ed Hyder’s Mediterranean Marketplace on Pleasant Street in Worcester in 1975.  The store specialized in hard to find meats, cheeses, spices, oils, hot sauces and prepared foods. On Facebook a short time ago this message was written by The Hyder Family: “It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our store’s founder; our father, and boss, Edward Hyder. Ed put his heart and soul into this store every day for 42 years. He started from scratch in 1975, and built this business on his honesty and…

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Crews Respond To Webster Rollover

February 6, 2018 | Comments Off on Crews Respond To Webster Rollover

Webster Fire, Police and EMS responded to a vehicle on it’s roof into a stream with one person trapped inside. Police officers arrived on Monday night, just after 8PM to the scene at Boyden Street Extension.  They were able to gain access to the patient.  EMS provided medical treatment while Fire & Rescue crews from Engine 5 and Rescue 2 stabilized the vehicle and extricated the occupant from the vehicle.  The cause of the crash is not yet known, weather conditions or other issues may still be investigated.   The extent of the injuries, and the driver’s name have not been released.

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Native Grill & Wings In Oxford Abruptly Closes

February 6, 2018 | Comments Off on Native Grill & Wings In Oxford Abruptly Closes

Looks like the glass is empty for Native Grill & Wings in Oxford.  We were informed from an anonymous source that the restaurant closed for good today giving no warning to employees. There are several servers, bartenders and other staff members out of a job.  The person we spoke with told THE LAKE 940 the closure is most likely due to poor management.   “It’s sad to see so many people out a job with no warning until this morning. This afternoon, left to wonder how to pay bills!” Native Grill and Wings has already deactivated their Facebook page, and their website is gone as well.  If you call their location nobody will answer the phone. …

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NY Man Arrested In Connection To MA Forgery Scheme

February 6, 2018 | Comments Off on NY Man Arrested In Connection To MA Forgery Scheme

On Thursday February 1st, at approximately 9PM, Trooper’s Ethan Hillman and Benjamin Gelb of the Massachusetts State Police Barracks in Sturbridge stopped a Honda Accord on Route 84 eastbound in the town of Holland, for traveling with its high beams on affecting heavy traffic. The driver was a 23 year old male from Brooklyn, New York.  He was found to be operating on a suspended license and was placed under arrest. During the towing inventory, seven counterfeit $100 dollar bills were located along with numerous credit cards and an ATM card reader also known as a skimmer.  Numerous bags of merchandise with receipts totaling $18,041.78 were also located. The driver was brought to the Sturbridge…

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Remembering The Blizzard Of 1978 – 40 Years Later

February 5, 2018 | Comments Off on Remembering The Blizzard Of 1978 – 40 Years Later

THE LAKE 940 AUDIO:  Meteorologist Mark Rosenthal chats with Mike Roberts on the 40th Anniversary of the Blizzard of 1978. This week, residents of Webster (who are old enough) will remember exactly where they were 40 years ago.  February 6th and 7th, 1978 when the “Great Blizzard of ’78” hit New England.  It paralyzed the area for days, some places for weeks.  Cars were stranded on Routes 395 and 290.  Since then, it is the storm that all other snowstorms have been measured up to, and one of the main reasons we still go to the store to buy bread and milk if we hear the “S” word in the forecast to this very day.…

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Auburn Police Arrest 2 On Credit Card Fraud

February 3, 2018 | Comments Off on Auburn Police Arrest 2 On Credit Card Fraud

On February 1st, just before 8PM Officer K. Chipman was on patrol in the area of Toys R Us in Auburn when he observed a lone, dark colored sedan with New York plates parked in the far corner of the lot with no lights on, despite the fact that there were numerous other parking spots closer to the building. Upon seeing Officer Chipman’s cruiser, the vehicle hurriedly left the lot and proceeded southbound on Route 12.  The vehicle was stopped and the occupants were identified as 25 year old Shanelle Richards of Baldwin, NY and 23 year old Corey Adams of Carle Place, NY. Richards and Adams provided conflicting accounts of their activities, could not account…

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