Three sent to UMass Memorial after late morning collisions

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Multiple departments respond as Charlton first responders deal with flurry of calls 📸 The Citizen Chronicle file photo CHARLTON — First responders were stretched thin on Monday as they worked multiple car crashes. In barely more than a 45-minute period, the Charlton Fire Department reported it responded to five calls […]

Pellet gun used in standoff with law enforcement

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Police: Suspect yelling ‘someone was going to die today’ STURBRIDGE — A regional SWAT team was dispatched to a local apartment complex where a man was reportedly shooting a pellet gun at a maintenance worker. According to a press release issued by Sturbridge Police Chief Thomas Ford, Kevin Parent was […]

Charges follow alleged domestic assault, police chase, crash

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Sampe also faces extradition to Maine on prior domestic violence 📸 Oxford Police Department photo OXFORD — A Spencer man is facing numerous charges after he allegedly fled a domestic assault scene and police on a multi-town chase before crashing into a tractor trailer. Joshua James Sampe, 40, was taken […]

Worcester man cited in single-vehicle crash Monday night

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Vehicle drove twice the speed limit at intersection of 20 & 169 📸 Charlton Police Department photos. CHARLTON — A Worcester man has been cited on multiple violations after his Volkswagen sedan crashed into a guardrail and took out a traffic light and signage at the intersection of Routes 20 […]

Dozens displaced by three-alarm Easter morning fire

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Portion of Route 20 closed as crews battle blaze STURBRIDGE — A three-alarm fire broke out in a basement apartment on Easter Sunday morning, displacing dozens and temporarily closing a stretch of Route 20 to both east and westbound traffic. Sturbridge Fire Chief John Grasso said in a press release […]