District Attorney Joe Early Jr.’s office says an armed man who was shot by Auburn police officers on Wednesday has died. Joseph Loughery of Dublin, New Hampshire was shot by police after he ignored repeated commands by the officers to drop his weapon.  Loughery was approached by officers at about 1:15 p.m. while he was…

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There is a heavy police presence in the area of Swanson Road in Auburn on Wednesday afternoon. Detectives from the Massachusetts State Police are on the scene investigating reports of an officer involved shooting.  At this time there are no reported injuries to any officers. The ramp from Route 290 to Swanson Road is closed…

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The family of a Grafton girl who went missing in Sturbridge in August of 1993 is holding a vigil today, 25 years after her remains were found. Holly Piiranien was 10 years old at the time.  She and her brother had been visiting her grandparents in Sturbridge when it is believed she was murdered.  Reports…

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Just after midnight on Thursday, October 18th, Massachusetts State Police conducted a motor vehicle stop on Route 84 in Sturbridge, which led to the arrest of three people for trafficking in heroin. A Honda CRV was spotted speeding and repeatedly drifting over lane markings, according to police.  Shortly after being pulled over, police determined the…

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A series of crashes on Route 395 on Sunday night were caused on a vehicle traveling in the wrong direction. Massachusetts State Police say 54 year old Michael Schold of Webster was driving his truck northbound in the southbound lanes of the highway hitting several cars between exits 1 and 4. It took crews several…

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Investigators are asking for the public’s help after a body was found on the westbound side of the Massachusetts Turnpike near exit 10, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. The body, which has not been identified, was reported at approximately 10PM on Wednesday, August 29th. Anyone with information on the incident…

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A 27 year old man with ties to Fitchburg and Dudley, accused of hitting and dragging a state trooper while fleeing a traffic stop on Chase Avenue in Webster on Friday, has been arrested by police. The trooper was treated and released for minor injuries at a local hospital.  At least 1 helicopter was sent to…

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UPDATE:  Fitchburg Police have made an arrest.  Details can be found here. Massachusetts State Police units are currently searching for suspects and a vehicle that fled a motor vehicle stop on Chase Avenue in Webster.  As the driver fled, the sport utility vehicle dragged the Trooper who had pulled it over for a short distance.…

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On Sunday, August 5th at 1:30AM, Massachusetts State Police arrested a Worcester man on Route 84 in Sturbridge after a motor vehicle stop. Troopers pulled over a 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee on Route 84 eastbound for motor vehicle infractions.  Further investigation revealed that the operator, 23 year old Miguel Portela of Worcester, was unlicensed to…

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Just 3 days earlier, Police in Southbridge arrested a man for driving over 100 miles per hour on Pleasant Street in that town.  On Friday it was Oxford’s turn. On June 29th, just after 8:30PM police in Oxford witnessed a vehicle estimated to be travelling at 100 MPH on Main Street in the area of…

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