Oil spill reported in Chatham
CHATHAM - Officials in Chatham are on the scene of an oil spill in the water. Local police and fire along with the Coast Guard and Mass Environmental Police are on the scene trying to determine where the oil came from. Further details were not immediately available. Posted on 7/23 at 10:00 PM.
Three injured in rollover crash at notorious intersection
WEST BARNSTABLE - Three people were injured, one seriously, in this two vehicle crash at the notorious intersection of Route 149, Service Road, and the eastbound exit 5 off ramp from Route 6.
A Ford Expedition collided with a car causing the Expedition to rollover. The injured were taken to Cape Cod Hospital by West Barnstable and Centerville ambulances. Barnstable Police are investigating. Posted on 7/23 at 3:00 PM; photo courtesy of Frank Paparo/NEVN.
Driver cited after Truro crash
TRURO - Truro Police cited an elderly driver after his vehicle crashed into a storefront porch Sunday morning. Two women were sitting on a bench in front of the Jams store on Truro Center Road when the crash happened about 9:15 AM Sunday. One of the women Margaret Peachy of Jamaica Plain was treated and released at the scene. The driver 85-year old Basil Sprague of Berkley Heights, NJ was cited for operating to endanger and failing to use care in starting. Posted on 7/23 at 3:00 PM.
Shots fired in Hyannis
HYANNIS - Shots were fired in Hyannis early Sunday morning. Police found 3 shells on the ground on Bearses Way near the Kennedy Skating Rink and are reportedly looking for two vehicles which fled the scene. No one was apparently hit and no further details were immediately available. Posted on 7/23 at 4:00 AM.
Motorcyclist nabbed for OUI after crash
YARMOUTH - A motorcyclist was arrested for operating under the influence after crashing his bike. Police say 53-year old Keith Adamson got back on the bike and left the scene at Route 6A and Union Street about 9 PM Friday.
Police spotted the bike on Center Street but the operator reportedly fled until he fell off the bike again at Center Street and Route 6A. He was arrested for operating under the influence of alcohol, operating negligently to endanger, and failing to stop for a police officer. He'll be arraigned on Monday. Posted on 7/23 at 4:00 AM; YPD photo.
Portuguese Man-Of-War stings boy in Harwich
More than a dozen stung so far this season
A 12-year-old boy is stung by a Portuguese man-of-war on Cape Cod on Saturday.
Reid Van Iderstine was body surfing with his father and two brothers in Harwich when he was stung on the upper right calf.
Harwich paramedics irrigated Reid's leg with sterile water then used plastic paddles to scrape some man-of-war residue off his leg because it was feared that some stingers were still lodged in his skin. A baking powder mixture helped draw out the poison.
Homeowner rescued from Barnstable fire
BARNSTABLE - Dramatic moments when fire breaks out in a Barnstable home Saturday morning. Firefighters arriving at 180 Scudder Lane just before 7 AM found the homeowner out on a roof and had to rescue her over a ladder. She was treated for smoke inhalation. The fire appeared to be contained to one room on the first floor of the two and a half story house. The cause of the fire is under investigation. Further details were not immediately available. Posted on 7/22 at 8:00 AM.
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