Crash slows Route 6 traffic
BARNSTABLE - State Police are investigating a crash on Route 6 westbound before Exit 6 about 6:30 PM. A couple of ambulances were called to the scene but the injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. The driver 18-year old Andrew Quink of Dennis and a 15-year old passenger were both taken to CCH for evaluation. State Police cited Quink for operating to endanger, speeding and failing to stay in marked lanes. Police allege he was deliberately swerving when he lost control of his car and hit the guardrail. Further details were not immediately available. Posted on 7/21 at 10:00 PM; updated on 7/22 at 8:00 AM.
Truro Police warn of tool thefts
TRURO - Truro Police are warning contractors to take their tools with then after a series of larcenies in the town. Suspects have been breaking into construction trailers at night. Some are near seasonal homes but others have been near year-round residences. Police urge people to report anything suspicious at (508) 487-8730. Posted on 7/21 at 4:30 PM.
State Police make two multi OUI arrests
YARMOUTH – State Police out of the Yarmouth barracks arrested two drivers overnight for multiple offense operating under the influence. 54-year old Arthur Menard of Yarmouth was arrested after reportedly nearly hitting a trooper directing traffic around the fatal motorcycle crash in Yarmouth Thursday night (see related story below). It’s his sixth OUI arrest. Early Friday morning another trooper arrested 44-year old Andrew William of Plainville on Route 6 in Eastham for his seventh OUI. Both suspects are due in court this morning. Posted on 7/21 at 7:00 AM.
Boston TV Weathermen mess up the weekend (again)
Tropical Storm Beryl pulled a last minute jog to the right sparing the Cape any significant weather.
This "Boston Weatherman's Storm" made landfall on Nantucket around 3 a.m. bringing a steady, driving rain to coastal Massachusetts. A couple hours later, it moved out to sea, leaving little but a soaking in its path.
The wind and rain started to pick up just after midnight, said Rocky Fox, owner of the Chicken Box bar there. But he wasn't scared: "It's the kind that puddles quick," he said. "To us it's just a big old Nor'easter."
Nantucket did get some steady rains which briefly brushed the elbow of the Cape with barely a sprinkle elsewhere. Winds remained light in the 20-30 MPH range. No damage reports have been received. Beach goers should continue to be wary of rip currents and rough surf today. There is a chance of thunderstorms late this afternoon or evening. Posted on 7/21 at 5:00 AM.
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