Drowning; MC crash; drug bust; heat causes scattered power outage

Wednesday highs Ptown 96*, Chatham 96, Hyannis 95**, Falmouth 93
* unofficial reading at our newsroom as Ptown airport site is down
** record high for the day 

Attempted robbery at Hyannis gas station
- Barnstable Police are investigating an attempted armed robbery of the Cumberland Farms on West Main Street shortly before midnight. Details are sketchy but a tall thin white male reportedly brandished a knife at the clerk but then fled when a customer entered the store. We'll bring you further details as we get them. Posted on 8/03 at 4:00 AM.

Environmental police investigate Truro jet ski accident
- The Massachusetts Environmental Police are investigating a collision between a Jet-Ski and a boat around 5 PM off the Beach Point section of Truro. Two juveniles were on the Jet-Ski and one of them was taken to Cape Cod Hospital for evaluation. The boat operator was not injured. Further details were not immediately available. Posted on 8/02 at 11:30 PM.

Woman apparently drowns in Falmouth pool
- A woman found unconscious in a pool in Falmouth died at Falmouth Hospital despite heroic efforts to save her. Police and Firefighters rushed to 196 Coonamesset Circle about 5:15 PM. Two Falmouth Police officers pulled 63-year old Mary Davilas of North Easton, MA from the water and performed CPR until EMTs arrived. She was rushed to Falmouth Hospital where she later died. An autopsy will be performed to determine the exact cause of death. Posted on 8/02 at 9:30 PM.

Storms pound upper Cape, lightning strike reported in Mashpee
- Severe thunderstorms brought some relief from the heat over the upper Cape late this afternoon. Strong winds and vivid lightning was reported. A house at 87 Hoophole Road in Mashpee was struck by the lightning causing damage to the electrical systems but fortunately no fire. Power was also reported out in the area including the Mashpee fire station where radios and cellphones were pressed into service. Lightning strikes also caused scattered power outages in Sandwich and the Otis Base. Posted on 8/02 at 8:15 PM; updated on 8/02 at 9:00 PM.

Motorcyclist airlifted after crash
Harwich MC crashHARWICH
- A motorcyclist was seriously injured after her bike crashed late this afternoon. The crash happened after 4 PM on the Exit 10 off ramp from Route 6 closing that ramp and forcing traffic to detour.

The rider 45-year old Kimberlee Allen of Harwoch was Medflighted to Mass General Hospital in Boston hospital for treatment.

A second crash occurred at the scene involving four cars  including an unmarked police cruiser no one was injured.

Posted on 8/02 at 6:00 PM; updated on 8/03 at 8:00 AM; photo courtesy of Jake O'Callaghan.

Man arrested for drug trafficking in Dennis
- A Dennisport man was arrested after a month long investigation that included undercover buys. 44-year old Ernest Cyr JR was charged with trafficking in a class B substance Hydrocodone. He was held on $5,000 bail pending arraignment in Orleans District Court. Posted on 8/02 at 6:00 PM.

Heat wave effects continue
CAPE COD - The effects of the heat wave continue to be felt across the Cape. Just as people in the Centerville/Osterville area were maybe just starting to get comfortable overnight-the lights went out (along with fans and air conditioning). The problem was apparently overloaded NStar equipment that failed. Crews worked overnight to restore service. Meanwhile hospitals have started seeing some heat related cases though not as many as feared so far as most people seem to be heeding the warnings. Some of the heat cases are still occurring even overnight as some areas won't fall below 80 all night and even hotter weather is expected on Wednesday. As the mercury hit a record high of 95 in Hyannis scattered additional outages were reported across the Cape including parts of Orleans, Hyannis and Mashpee. Posted on 8/02 at 2:00 AM updated on 8/02 at 6:00 PM.

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