No Massachusetts Auto Inspections Due To Malware Attack

April 2, 2021 | Comments Off on No Massachusetts Auto Inspections Due To Malware Attack

  If your Massachusetts auto inspection sticker ran out at the end of March, you’ve got to wait until next week to get it renewed.  On March 30th, THE LAKE 940 learned about some local service centers being unable to print new stickers.  The machines used were still down on March 31st and April 1st. Today, the MASSRMV has announced, due to a production issue with their vendor Applus Technologies, “inspection stations will be unable to inspect vehicles Friday 4/2 through Sunday 4/4.”  That means the earliest you are likely able to get your vehicle inspected would be Monday, April 5th.  Applus Technologies is in the process of fixing the issues, but has said it…

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Get Your COVID-19 Vaccination Card Laminated For Free In Webster

March 24, 2021 | Comments Off on Get Your COVID-19 Vaccination Card Laminated For Free In Webster

Choice1Graphics located at 505 South Main Street in Webster has announced they will laminate your completed COVID-19 vaccination cards free of charge until further notice. Owner of Choice1Graphics Don Bourque tells THE LAKE 940, “Choice1Graphics is proud to do this service to those who have been vaccinated for the safety of the community that we all live in.”  All you have to do is bring in your official CDC vaccine card to the store during normal business hours of Monday to Friday from 8AM to 5PM, or Saturdays from 9AM to Noon and they will laminate it for you while you wait at no charge.  Just remember to wear your face mask and practice safe…

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Worcester Teen Arrested In Dudley Accused Of Breaking & Entering

February 11, 2021 | Comments Off on Worcester Teen Arrested In Dudley Accused Of Breaking & Entering

Michael Blake, Dudley PoliceDudley Police tell THE LAKE 940 on Wednesday, February 10, 2021, just before 4 PM, officers were called to the Stevens Linen Mill, located at 8 Mill Street, for a report of a breaking & entering in progress. Upon arrival, officers observed 19-year-old Michael Blake of Worcester standing at a 3rd-floor window.  Police say that once the suspect saw the officers, he ran from the window back into the building.  Webster Police officers, including a K-9 unit, were called in to assist with the search. Blake was eventually taken into custody without incident.  In addition to new charges of breaking and entering in the daytime, trespassing, and vandalizing property, he also had…

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Webster Public Schools Closed Until Further Notice

March 12, 2020 | Comments Off on Webster Public Schools Closed Until Further Notice

The Webster Public Schools will be closed for deep cleaning throughout the schools, starting tomorrow, March 13th until further notice according to a message from Superintendent Ruthann Goguen. The closure of Park Avenue Elementary, Webster Middle School and Bartlett High School is “due to the possible contact through a family member who may fall under the CDC guidelines for testing of COVID-19” (also known as Coronavirus.) All after-school activities have also been canceled for today as well. The school department is working with the Webster Board of Health for the safety of all students and employees. Town officials have also been meeting regularly to put measures into place and respond to concerns by residents. Earlier this…

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3 Caught After High Speed Chase On Route 16 From Douglas Into Webster

March 7, 2020 | Comments Off on 3 Caught After High Speed Chase On Route 16 From Douglas Into Webster

  Webster Police are being credited with stopping a speeding vehicle this week.  Just after 5PM on Thursday, March 5th police in Webster were alerted to a vehicle traveling in excess of 80 miles per hour on Route 16 that refused to stop for Douglas Police. When the speeding Dodge Neon crossed the line from Douglas into Webster, officers from Webster also attempted to pull over the vehicle. Another officer further down Route 16 by The Lodge restaurant tried to set up a tire deflation device, but because the car was going so fast the stop sticks were not deployed in time, according to police. As the vehicle approached Mapfre Insurance, the car exited the…

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Watch For Douglas K-9 Officer Finn On ‘Good Morning America’

March 5, 2020 | Comments Off on Watch For Douglas K-9 Officer Finn On ‘Good Morning America’

Douglas Police K-9 Officer Finn has been selected as the Pet of the Week on ‘Good Morning America.’ The police department says Finn will be featured on the popular morning show tomorrow (Friday,) March 6th around 8:30am. Finn’s television debut can be seen locally on WCVB-TV Channel 5. More photos from Douglas Police are below.   DPD K9 Finn has been chosen as Good Morning America's Pet of the Week and will be featured on tomorrow mornings show. He… Posted by Douglas PD on Thursday, March 5, 2020

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3 Arrested After Traffic Stop In Oxford

March 5, 2020 | Comments Off on 3 Arrested After Traffic Stop In Oxford

Oxford Police have announced the arrest of 3 people after a motor vehicle stop during the early morning hours of Thursday, March 5.  The 2 females and 1 male were pulled over at the intersection of Main Street and Barton Street. Police say while officers were arresting the female driver of the vehicle for active arrest warrants, a male passenger fled from the front seat of the car. In addition to the Webster Police K-9, a drone from Auburn Police, assistance was also brought in from Charlton Police and the Massachusetts State Police. The suspect who fled was later located in a residential garage by the Webster K-9 and Oxford PD. He was arraigned in…

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Webster Police Arrest Dudley Man For Selling Drugs Out Of His Car

February 28, 2020 | Comments Off on Webster Police Arrest Dudley Man For Selling Drugs Out Of His Car

Webster Police say that just before 1PM on Thursday, February 27th a Dudley man was arrested after what was believed to be a drug transaction take place. A short time later, police made a motor vehicle stop and placed 34-year-old Mark McDonald into custody for Distribution of a Class B Substance (Crack Cocaine).  McDonald was transported back to the Webster Police Department where 17 grams of possible crack cocaine was located, as well as over $1000 cash. Police had McDonald’s vehicle towed to the Webster Police station, where a search warrant for it was executed. Evidence of narcotics distribution, an unknown blue pill, and an additional 10 grams of possible crack cocaine was found in…

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Deadly Oxford Garage Fire Under Investigation

February 27, 2020 | Comments Off on Deadly Oxford Garage Fire Under Investigation

At around 2:30PM on February 27th, Oxford Fire-EMS received a call from someone reporting “smoke coming from the barn behind the residence of 33 Sacarrappa Road with no visible flames.” Deputy Chief Jon Belanger arrived on scene with crews and found a moderate amount of smoke coming from a two-story detached garage.  While some crews were attempting to extinguish the fire, others performed a search of the building.  During this search, a male was found unresponsive in the garage and was transported to Umass Memorial Trauma Center where he later died from his injuries. Officials have not released the identity of the victim. The cause of the fire is under investigation by Oxford Police in…

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