Arrest Made In Connection To January Shooting In Webster

July 16, 2021 | Comments Off on Arrest Made In Connection To January Shooting In Webster

Webster Police have announced the arrest of a 31-year-old Webster man on several gun-related offenses. This morning at 6 AM with help from the Central Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council SWAT Team, an arrest warrant was served on Trent Nicholopoulos at 43 Hillside Avenue. Police say the charges include possession of a firearm without an FID Card, and a firearm violation with 3 prior violent drug crimes, stemming from the suspect’s involvement in a shooting at the Hartley Street Apartments in January.  The shooter in that incident, David Hallaman, was arrested by Putnam Police in February. Evidence to implicate Nicholopoulos in the Webster shooting was received by detectives from the state crime lab.  The suspect was…

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Former Senator Scott Brown Ready To Take Stage At Indian Ranch

July 12, 2021 | Comments Off on Former Senator Scott Brown Ready To Take Stage At Indian Ranch

  THE LAKE 940 AUDIO: Doc Siddall chats with former Senator Scott Brown, who will be taking the stage at Indian Ranch this Saturday, July 17th.  Hear, here:   The 75th anniversary season at Indian Ranch is underway, and coming to Webster this weekend is Scott Brown and the Diplomats, opening up for  Dark Desert Eagles (an Eagles tribute band) at 1 PM on Saturday, July 17th. Longtime Massachusetts residents will remember Scott Brown as our former Senator from 2010 to 2013, and more recently serving as United States Ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa.  These days when he isn’t playing in his rock band he is also serving as Dean of a private law…

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Free Summer Meals Available For Webster Children

July 8, 2021 | Comments Off on Free Summer Meals Available For Webster Children

The Webster Public School Department has announced they are taking part in a federally-funded child nutrition program to provide Summer meals to children.  Kids who rely on school meals during the school year can struggle to get enough to eat during the summer months.  Free meals served at schools in the Summer can help. The program is administered by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education with support from anti-hunger organizations Project Bread and the Child Nutrition Outreach Program. Ellen Nylen, Food Service Director and chef at Webster Public Schools told THE LAKE 940, it is similar to the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs.  “During summer meals we are required to follow the same…

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Oxford Police Looking To Identify Check Fraud Suspect

July 8, 2021 | Comments Off on Oxford Police Looking To Identify Check Fraud Suspect

The Oxford Police Department has announced they are looking for help from the public to identify the woman in the photo above. According to a post on Facebook, police believe she is a suspect in an ongoing check fraud investigation.  If you know who this person is, you are asked to contact Oxford Police by calling (508) 987-0156.  

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Road Work Expected To Impact Traffic In Dudley

July 7, 2021 | Comments Off on Road Work Expected To Impact Traffic In Dudley

A message from Dudley Police Chief Steve Wojnar about upcoming road work in Dudley. “The Town of Dudley Water Department will be conducting work on Mason Road near the intersection with West Main Street starting on Thursday, July 8th.  Work is expected to continue in this area for several weeks.  This will impact residents and overall traffic in this area, particularly those seeking to access the Mason Road School and surrounding streets.  Traffic detours and some road closures will be in place for the foreseeable future.  Please be aware of this construction.  Drivers should expect delays and take measures to seek alternate routes.  Thanks in advance for your cooperation and assistance.”  

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Oxford Man Comes In Second At Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest

July 5, 2021 | Comments Off on Oxford Man Comes In Second At Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest

Oxford Resident and Bay Path Regional High School Teacher Geoffrey Esper has outdone himself again.  Competing in the 2021 Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest on Coney Island, he came in second place, only to the legend, Joey Chestnut. We first met Geoffrey in 2018 when he came in fourth place in that year’s competition “only” eating 41 that year.  In 2019, he finished in third place consuming 49 hot dogs.  This year Esper downed 50, leaving him as the runner-up to Chestnut, who set a new personal record of 76 hot dogs (and buns) in 10 minutes.  Chestnut earned his 14th win, earning $10,000 and the world-famous mustard belt.  Esper’s 2nd prize checks in at…

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State Police K-9 Locates Missing Millbury Girl

July 2, 2021 | Comments Off on State Police K-9 Locates Missing Millbury Girl

K-9 ROXY LOCATES MISSING JUVENILE GIRL Early yesterday morning Trooper John Doherty, with his K-9 Partner Roxy, received a call from State Police-Millbury that the Millbury Police Department was seeking K-9 assistance for the search of a female juvenile. Trooper Doherty responded to the house where the female was last seen and conducted an area check, then deployed K-9 Roxy on a track from a scent-article. K-9 Roxy tracked down a street before pulling right onto an intersecting roadway, then toward the woodline. The pair checked several yards along the way and continued down that roadway eventually tracking to an overpass of the Massachusetts Turnpike. Roxy pulled to the left side of the road toward…

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Crack Cocaine & Heroin Seized In Webster Traffic Stop

July 2, 2021 | Comments Off on Crack Cocaine & Heroin Seized In Webster Traffic Stop

  Webster Police have announced a recent drug arrest on North Main Street.  Around 10 AM on June 25th an officer made a motor vehicle stop after receiving information about a possible drug sale. Police say the driver, 53-year-old Nicolas Diaz Rivera of Worcester, was found to have crack cocaine and heroin “secreted on his person.”  Officers seized about 14 grams of cocaine and $300. Rivera was charged with Possession of Class A and B substances with intent to distribute.  He was held on $790 cash bail and arraigned at Dudley District Court on June 28th.

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2 Injured In Dudley Crash

July 1, 2021 | Comments Off on 2 Injured In Dudley Crash

On Thursday afternoon at around 12:30 PM, first responders from Dudley reported to a 2 vehicle crash on West Main Street. Upon arrival, police and fire crews found a pickup truck down an embankment into a small river.  Two people were removed from the vehicle by fire and EMS personnel and transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Photos from the scene are below.    

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Massachusetts Vax Bus Arrives In Southbridge & Worcester

June 30, 2021 | Comments Off on Massachusetts Vax Bus Arrives In Southbridge & Worcester

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has announced additional vaccination opportunities for Massachusetts residents via the newly created mobile vaccination unit.  The “VaxBus” is expected to increase access to Covid-19 vaccines across the state. The Commonwealth is hosting community-based mobile vaccination clinics in 23 municipalities across Massachusetts.  The municipalities include those that are part of the Vaccine Equity Initiative and those with lower-than-average vaccination rates. The mobile clinics will be in easy to access locations to reach individuals that may have trouble getting vaccinated in a traditional setting. Members of the public can show up to be vaccinated without an appointment.  The VaxBus will offer the two-dose Pfizer vaccine for ages 12 and up and the single-dose…

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