DAMAGED CABLE KNOCKS OUT CAPE CABLE SERVICE
All Cape Cod towns served by Comcast lost service for a couple of hours late Thursday night. Sources tell Cape Wide News a cable damaged in an earlier storm gave out. Repair crews worked quickly to restore service.
EXPERTS BAFFLED BY CONTINUING DOLPHIN STRANDINGS
WELLFLEET – The Cape Cod Stranding network braved frigid temperatures and crashing waves to try to save 4 dolphins that stranded off Chequessett Neck in Wellfleet late this afternoon. Three of the four dolphins were successfully released at Herring Cove Beach in Provincetown this evening (see video at link below). One had to be euthanized. It’s the latest in a series of strandings over the last several weeks in the “hook” of the Cape between Brewster and Wellfleet where Cape Cod Bay quickly gets very shallow.
FISHING VESSEL SINKS IN WOODS HOLE
FALMOUTH – The Coast Guard is investigating what caused a fishing vessel to sink at a dock in Woods Hole today. The “Jolico”, home port unknown became swamped in relatively calm waters. A Cape Wide News reader captured the scene and sent in this photo. Salvage crews were on scene pumping out water to try and refloat the vessel. Officials were also checking for any environmental damage. There were no reported injuries in the incident.
YARMOUTH POLICE INVESTIGATING SMASH & GRABS
YARMOUTH – Yarmouth Police are investigating two overnight smash & grab robberies. About 10:15 PM a burglar alarm tripped at the Village Store on Route 6A. Arriving officers discovered the front door window smashed. An inventory showed a three bottles of liquor had been taken. About three and a half hours later another alarm brought officers to the Town Quick Mart on Old Town House Road where again the front door window had been smashed. This time eight cartons of cigarettes were stolen. Police ask anyone with information to contact Det./Sgt. Kevin Lennon at (508) 775-0445 X134.
MOTORIST INJURED WHILE CLEARING TREE FROM ROAD
MARSTONS MILLS – (Thursday, 6:15 a.m.) It was a close call for one motorist in Marstons Mills this morning. The driver reportedly stopped at the intersection of Osterville-West Barnstable Road and Race Lane about 5:30 AM to remove a tree that had fallen when a vehicle collided with his vehicle. The victim was taken to Cape Cod Hospital with non life-threatening injuries. Police are searching for the other driver who reportedly fled the scene.
WOMAN TAKEN TO BOSTON HOSPITAL AFTER CRASH
BOURNE – (Wednesday, 6:30 a.m.) A woman was seriously injured in a crash on Sandwich Road Wednesday morning. 44-year old Sarah Gilmetti of Plymouth was taken to Jordan Hospital then transferred to Boston Medical Center. The driver of the other car 29-year old James Close of Harwich was taken to Falmouth Hospital with minor injuries. Police are investigating the cause of the crash.
DRIVER SERIOUSLY INJURED IN ROLLOVER
HARWICH – (Wednesday, 11:30 a.m.) A man was seriously injured when his vehicle rolled over on Route 28 in Harwich around 10:30 AM. Rescuers used the Jaws of Life to free the man. A Medflight helicopter could not respond because of weather so the victim was rushed to Cape Cod Hospital. Harwich Police are investigating the crash. Reports from the scene suggest the man may have suffered some kind of medical condition before the crash.
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