Local woman killed in three alarm blaze in Southbridge

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Fire chief cites ‘hoarding conditions’ as factor in unsuccessful rescue attempt 📷 Helen Boyle file photo for The Citizen Chronicle SOUTHBRIDGE — A local woman was killed on Thursday morning as firefighters were unable to rescue her from a three-alarm fire, due in part to “hoarding conditions” in the home. […]

Southbridge man arrested in connection with drive-by shooting

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Cruz allegedly behind incident on Whitetail Circle 📸 Southbridge Police Department photo SOUTHBRIDGE — A Violet Avenue man has been arrested for his role in a drive-by shooting that occurred last month. The Southbridge Police Department announced on Wednesday that the arrest of Walter Cruz, 37, took place on Friday, […]

Police led to arrest after tipsters see Facebook Live video

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Rivera tried to flee on foot, stash backpack with loaded handgun near children 📸 Southbridge Police Department photo SOUTHBRIDGE — A 19-year-old man with an active warrant was arrested after fleeing from police when law enforcement followed up on anonymous tips stemming from a Facebook Live video. According to a press […]

Southbridge stabbing suspect arraigned

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Ferrer-Garcia allegedly stabbed at least two within half hour of posting bail from earlier disturbance 📸Southbridge Police Department photo SOUTHBRIDGE — A local man was scheduled to be arraigned in Dudley District Court today after police allege he stabbed at least two individuals immediately after posting bail for an reported […]

Four-year-old child drowns in Southbridge pool

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Police officer was performing CPR as paramedics arrived on scene SOUTHBRIDGE — Despite the efforts of first responders, a four-year-old child drowned late Sunday afternoon. According to the Southbridge Fire Department, it was just minutes after 4:00 p.m. when a report was received for a child at the bottom of […]