Dudley Police Investigate Home Invasion, Stabbing

An angry father from Leicester is facing several charges after breaking into a Dudley home where his daughter was staying with another man. Dudley Police say 40-year-old Jeffrey Sprague was arrested this morning on charges including attempted murder, assault and battery, home invasion, and breaking and entering. Officers responded to the home on Dudley-Southbridge Road…

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Masks Now Required In All Webster Municipal Buildings

Beginning today, October 5, face-covering masks will now be required in all municipal buildings in Webster, regardless of vaccination status. The announcement was posted on the town’s website as the latest COVID-19 emergency public health order, “based upon a review of current COVID-19 caseload and testing positivity rates in Webster.”  This new order will be…

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Police Looking For Attempted Murder Suspect In Charlton – UPDATED

UPDATE – Charlton Police say the suspect has been found. Massachusetts State police apprehended 29-year-old Luis Morales in Lowell.  Officials initially said he was wanted for attempted murder but later corrected the alert to say he was wanted on multiple warrants for armed robbery and firearms charges. –original article– Police in Charlton are looking for…

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Tanker Truck Rolls Over On Route 146 In Sutton

Crews from the Sutton Police and Fire Department reported to the scene of a tanker truck rollover on Route 146 South between Boston Road and Central Turnpike. The incident happened on Tuesday morning, closing a portion of the highway for a short time around 10:15AM.  The truck is in the process of being removed from…

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Webster Police Investigating Reported Axe Attack

Not many details have been released, but THE LAKE 940 has learned Webster Police are investigating a reported attack with an axe in town on Monday. WHDH-TV reports the domestic incident happened on Brookside Avenue just after midnight, leaving 2 people with serious injuries. The Worcester District Attorney’s Office is assisting with the investigation.  As…

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Putnam Police Searching For Missing 14-Year-Old Girl – UPDATED

***UPDATE*** Missing child Alyssa Farris has been found and is safe. The Putnam Police Department would like to extend a thank you to all those who provided information and tips relative to this investigation. The Putnam Police Department is seeking assistance from the public in locating missing 14-year-old Alyssa Farris. Farris was last seen at…

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Dudley Man Pleads Guilty To Theft Of Pandemic Unemployment Funds

A Dudley man has pleaded guilty to being involved in a scheme to fraudulently obtain and misuse COVID-19-related unemployment assistance. 34-year-old Norman Higgs pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud conspiracy. U.S. District Court Judge Patti B. Saris scheduled sentencing for December 17th.  Higgs was first charged in May 2021. From April to June…

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George Thorogood Ready To Rock Webster At Indian Ranch

THE LAKE 940 AUDIO:  Doc Siddall chats with George Thorogood, performing this Sunday at Indian Ranch.   Since 1976, they’ve sold over 15 million albums, built a classic catalog of hits, and played more than 8,000 live shows.  It’s George Thorogood and The Destroyers at Indian Ranch this Sunday, September 19th. Does he like playing…

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Webster Pair Arrested On Fentanyl Trafficking Charges

  On Monday, September 13th, detectives were conducting an investigation into fentanyl distribution in Webster and Southbridge. With assistance from the Southern Worcester County Crime Task Force, 37-year-old Javier Reyes Otero of 52 Hartley Street in Webster, and 27-year-old Caitlyn Lambert of 40 Harris Street apartment 3 were arrested as two potential distributors of fentanyl.…

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Pursuit From Webster To Dudley Ends In Driveway, Officer Injured

  At around 10 PM on Monday, September 13th, Webster Police tried to pull over a red Jeep that was traveling down Main Street with no headlights on.  After a failed pullover attempt, police followed the vehicle over the Dudley line where officers there provided assistance. After stopping at a red light at the intersection…

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