Southbridge reports 23 confirmed COVID-19 cases

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Police warn locals of coronavirus-related scam artists 📸 Screenshot of livestreamed briefing from Southbridge Emergency Operations Center on April 9, 2020. SOUTHBRIDGE — There have been 23 positive COVID-19 tests of local residents, as well as one death, in this town, local officials announced on Thursday afternoon. Southbridge Police Chief […]

Southbridge EOC works to ‘flatten the curve’ of COVID-19

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Local officials outline coronavirus precautions, modifications 📸 Screenshot from Facebook Live video hosted by Southbridge Police Department on Tuesday, March 24. SOUTHBRIDGE — Collaborative efforts are underway to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus while maintaining necessary services in the community. Town Councilor David Adams and Police Chief Shane […]

Teacher arrested after allegedly planting live ammunition in school

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Purcell reportedly claimed act was to show metal detectors needed By Shaun MoriartyCitizen Chronicle Editorshaun@TheCitizenChronicle.com SOUTHBRIDGE — A biology teacher was arrested on Thursday morning after allegedly placing live ammunition in a high school stairwell in an effort to prove a need for metal detectors in the building. According to […]

Southbridge PD surveilles, arrests two in alleged drug deal

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SOUTHBRIDGE — Acting on reports of drug deals in the parking lot of a local business, police arrested two men on Tuesday after witnessing an alleged sale. Orlando Rodriguez, 47, and Jovanny Ortiz, 43, were arrested and held at police headquarters pending bail or arraignment in Dudley District Court on […]

Police stepping up patrols to pinch impaired drivers

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SOUTHBRIDGE — Drive sober or get pulled over. It’s more than a slogan, it’s a way of life for local police. The Southbridge Police Department announced on Friday it will increase impaired driving patrols on local roads with grant funds from the Highway Safety Division of the Executive Office of […]