Pursuit leads to overturned vehicle

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Webster man allegedly threw cocaine out window during chase Dudley Police Department photo DUDLEY — Three area police departments were involved with the arrest of a Webster man who had a brief hospital stay after overturning his car in an apparent attempt to evade police shortly after midnight on Saturday […]

Firefighters stop spread of vehicle fire

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Home narrowly escapes two-vehicle blaze OXFORD — First responders may have saved a home by stopping the spread of a vehicle fire at dawn Wednesday morning. Firefighters were on Old Southbridge Road at approximately 6:15 a.m., responding to a vehicle fire. When first responders arrived, the fire had already spread […]

911 text option already paying dividends

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Local officials note calling 911 remains best option in most cases By Hope RudzinskiCitizen Chronicle Intern “Call if you can; text if you can’t.” That’s the new motto sweeping across Massachusetts police stations, with respect to the new 911 texting system, which went into effect in December. Texting? You read that right. […]

Capsized kayakers refuse treatment after rescue from woods

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Call for help late Tuesday near French River Bridge OXFORD — A pair of kayakers are uninjured after a New Year’s Day excursion on the French River turned into a call for help. At 4:43 p.m. on Tuesday, local first responders were dispatched to the French River Bridge in the […]