Southbridge incident results in officer-involved shooting in Springfield

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Suspect reportedly ends shootout by taking own life in gas station bathroom 📸Google Street View image of Sunoco gas station at 730 Sumner Avenue in Springfield. SPRINGFIELD — A domestic disturbance in the overnight hours led to a brief shootout with police and ended with a suicide, according to press […]

Toy drive underway in Southbridge area

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Police, Lions Club partner once again SOUTHBRIDGE — The Southbridge Lions Club and the Southbridge Police Department are sponsoring their second annual Cops “N” Kids & Lions Toy Drive. Please help us bring Christmas to deserving children in our area by donating new, unwrapped, non-violent toys by December 20.  Of […]

Men in blue to walk for kids with cancer

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Area police chiefs lacing up for Jimmy Fund Walk 📸 Shaun Moriarty file photo BOSTON — A group of current and former police chiefs from southern Worcester County will be hitting the streets, not in the fight against crime but rather the fight against pediatric cancer. Dudley Police Chief Steve […]

Area police collaborate on cocaine bust in Spencer

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Two men arrested with more than half a kilo of uncut cocaine 📸 Spencer Police Department photos SPENCER — Law enforcement from around Central Massachusetts converged on a Bixby Road apartment early Friday morning, arresting two men on multiple drug-related charges. According to a statement issued by the Spencer Police […]

Fitchburg shooting suspect captured in Southbridge

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Rodriguez found hiding in High Street basement 📸 Southbridge Police Department SOUTHBRIDGE — A Worcester man was arrested in this town on Wednesday morning and arraigned on charges stemming from a shooting in Fitchburg last month. Concepcion O. Rodriguez, 33, of Lucian Street in Worcester, was taken into custody on […]