Man Charged With 7th OUI After Crashing Stolen Car In Oxford

Oxford Police have announced the arrest of a 56-year-old Roland Hurley of Worcester after a crash in town at 7 PM on Monday night. The accident happened on Sutton Avenue near McDonald’s, and the driver of the vehicle left the scene heading on Route 395 South exiting at Cudworth Road, and headed North on Main…

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Corrections Officer From Thompson Accused Of Sex With Inmate

A Rhode Island correctional officer from Thompson is accused of having inappropriate relations with an inmate. RI State police said the ACI Investigations Unit arrested 36-year-old Justin Toye on Sunday.  Toye was arraigned on three counts of correctional employees having sexual relations with inmates. In a statement from Corrections Director Patricia Coyne-Fague, “Any display of…

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One Killed In Wrong-Way Crash On Route 146 in Uxbridge 

On Saturday night at 9:40 PM, Troopers from the State Police – Millbury Barracks responded to reports of a two car crash on Route 146 northbound in Uxbridge. When the Troopers arrived on scene they discovered two vehicles collided as the result of a wrong-way operator. The 35-year-old operator of a 2004 Honda Accord, Jonathan…

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No Visitors At Harrington Hospitals In Webster & Southbridge

In a post to the community on Facebook, UMass Memorial Health has updated their hospital visitor policy.  Effective on December 4th, the health centers have implemented a “no visitor policy” in the Emergency departments at Harrington Webster and Southbridge. The post blames “the recent uptick in COVID” cases.  The no visitor policy has also been…

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Dudley Crews Extinguish Car Fire On Route 131

The Dudley Fire Department responded to a vehicle fire on Route 131 near Mill Road in the early morning hours of December 4th.  Crews found a single car had crashed into a guard rail and caught fire.  The driver and lone occupant was uninjured and was able to exit from the vehicle on his own.…

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Safe Exchange Zone Now Located At Dudley Police Department

If you’re buying or selling in the near future, the Dudley Police Department want you to know about the safe exchange zone located in the parking lot of the police station at 71 West Main Street. In a post on Facebook, the department writes, “There has been an increase in stolen dirt bikes & ATVs…

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Interview With Webster Fire Chief Brian Hickey [AUDIO]

THE LAKE 940 AUDIO: Doc Siddall spoke with Webster Fire Department Chief Brian Hickey to learn more about the 175th Anniversary Firefighter’s Ball this weekend at Samuel Slater’s Restaurant.    The public is invited to this event, celebrating the 175th anniversary of the Webster Fire Department.  The festivities will begin at 6 pm on November…

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Webster Police Make Drug Arrest On North Main Street

On Friday, October 22, Webster Police officers patrolling North Main Street in the area of Gilbert’s market initiated a traffic stop at around 8:30 PM.  The suspect identified as 33-year-old Ryan Christian of Dudley was already wanted on two outstanding arrest warrants had to be physically removed from the back seat of the vehicle. Webster…

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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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