• Wildlife May 22, 2024 1:12 pm

    Black bear spotted in Oxford

    Residents in Oxford, Massachusetts, are reminded to be bear aware after an animal was spotted foraging for trash and bird feeders this week. Police said the black bear was spotted roaming around the Prospect Street area and warned neighbors to keep a close eye on pets and young children. Black bears are not usually aggressive toward humans but can be…

  • Needham May 7, 2024 4:15 pm

    Needham police seek missing woman

    Police in Needham, Massachusetts, are looking for a missing woman. The Needham Police Department said Tuesday it was searching for 62-year-old Linda Croteau in an effort to check her well-being. Croteau was last seen at her former home in Needham on April 29, police said. She was last heard from Friday, May 4. Her cellphone was last pinged at 8:18…

  • Oxford November 10, 2023 5:35 pm

    Charge dropped against convicted sex offender and former foster parent

    A criminal charge against a convicted sex offender connected to a foster “house of horrors” in Oxford, Massachusetts, has been dropped. Ray Blouin was facing a charge of indecent assault and battery on a child under 14. The alleged victim said when he was a young boy Blouin would put his hands in the boy’s underwear and fondle him. Multiple…

  • Massachusetts November 9, 2023 8:05 pm

    Charge dropped against convicted sex offender and former foster parent

    A charge of indecent assault and battery on a child under 14 was dropped against Ray Blouin.

  • Oxford October 1, 2023 12:11 am

    Worcester man dead after crash in Oxford

    A Worcester man is dead after a single-car crash in Oxford, Massachusetts, on Friday night. Massachusetts State Police say they responded to a crash on Route 395 southboun­­d, near exit 4, at around 10 p.m. Authorities say a 1998 Jeep Wrangler had left the roadway, struck a tree and caught fire. Thirty-one-year-old Shawn Marengo was pronounced dead at the scene,…

  • Massachusetts September 21, 2023 10:01 pm

    Mother blames DCF, state-licensed foster parents for death of adult daughter

    WARNING: This story contains information that is graphic in nature and could be disturbing to some. A heartbroken mother says the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families killed her adult daughter. Cheryl Gaulin blames the DCF for the death of her daughter, Kristine, last year, as well as and the state-licensed foster home she was in as a child. “They…

  • Massachusetts September 21, 2023 7:32 pm

    Mother blames Mass. DCF for adult daughter's death

    Cheryl Gaulin says the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families and a former foster family is responsible for the death of her daughter, who grew up in foster care.

  • Massachusetts August 11, 2023 6:55 pm

    Kids abused at Oxford foster home win $7M settlement

    Former foster children say Massachusetts ignored warning signs and reports of horrific abuse for years.

  • Massachusetts August 12, 2023 12:09 am

    Kids abused at Oxford foster home win historic $7M Mass. DCF settlement

    Four people abused as children at the hands of foster parents in a Massachusetts-licensed foster home decades ago are set to receive $7 million in a settlement with the Department of Children and Families and social workers, their lawyer announced Friday.

  • Oxford May 16, 2023 4:13 pm

    Sword-Wielding Man Shot by Officer Charged With Attempted Murder

    The man who was shot by a police officer after allegedly running at him with a sword this weekend was charged Tuesday, police said, revealing more details about the incident. Shawn O’Connell, 23, was identified as the man who allegedly sprinted at the officer early Sunday morning wielding a sword. He remains in the hospital after the shooting, according to…

  • Oxford May 16, 2023 3:51 pm

    Officer Shoots Man Who Advanced on Him with a Sword: Police

    A man is injured after being shot by a police officer in Oxford, Massachusetts early Sunday morning. The shooting happened around 6 a.m. in the area 407 Main Street, according to police.  Authorities say the man advanced on the officer with a sword when police shot him. Oxford Police say the man is receiving treatment at a local hospital. The police officer...

  • Oxford March 9, 2023 6:27 am

    2 Trucks Crash on Mass. Pike in Oxford, Causing Traffic Delays

    Two tractor trailers crashed on Thursday morning, blocking two lanes on a stretch of the Massachusetts Turnpike, according to MassDOT. The crash happened in the Town of Oxford, near mile marker 87.2. The two right lanes on the westbound side of the road were closed as of around 6 a.m. due to the crash. Drivers were told to expect delays….

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