Sandwich fire; Dennis, Mashpee crashes; Fatal Centerville crash; Motorcycle crashes twice; Guns stolen from Barnstable home; Surprise deal angers Station Nightclub fire victims

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Fire guts garage, vehicles in Sandwich
SANDWICH - A fire gutted a garage and three vehicles in Sandwich late Thursday night. The blaze at 9 Heather Hill Road broke out around 11:15 PM. The garage which was not attached to the house was fully involved and three cars were also ablaze. Mashpee firefighters assisted at the scene while Otis ANG and Bourne firefighters covered empty stations. No injuries were reported and the cause is under investigation. Posted on 9/22 at 12:00 AM.

Car vs motorcycle in Dennis
DENNIS - A motorcycle operator was taken to Cape Cod Hospital after a collision with a vehicle. The crash happened shortly after 6 PM on Depot Street near the Harwich town line. The injuries do not appear life-threatening. Posted on 9/21 at 6:30 PM.

Several injured in Mashpee crashes
MASHPEE - Two crashes late Thursday afternoon in Mashpee injured several people. About 5:30 PM a crash was reported on Natham Ellis Highway (Route 151) involving three cars. An ambulance from Cotuit fire was requested to the scene. Also around 4 PM two cars collided head-on on Route 130 at Lovells Road. The drivers had to be extricated from the wreckage and were taken to hospitals. Afternoon rush hour traffic in Mashpee was heavily backed up by the crashes. Both crashes are under investigation by Mashpee Police. None of the injuries appear life-threatening. And a motorcycle operator was taken to a hospital for treatment after apparently falling off their bike on Falmouth Road (Route 28) by the Mashpee Commons about 6:30 PM. Posted on 9/21 at 6:30 PM; update don 9/21 at 7:15 PM.

Fatal Centerville crash
CENTERVILLE - One person was killed in a crash in Centerville around noon Thursday. This is the mangled wreckage of a Volvo that went out of control and struck a construction dumpster on Prince Hinckley Road. The driver 76-year old Dr. Elroy (Andy) Anderson was rushed to Cape Cod Hospital and pronounced dead. The impact pushed the dumpster into the house. No one was injured in the house and the damage does not appear to be serious. Barnstable Police are investigating if a medical condition led to the crash. The Times reports Dr. Anderson was Cape Cod's first pediatrician. Posted on 9/21 at 6:30 PM; updated on 9/23 at 11:00 AM; photo courtesy of Frank Paparo/NEVN.

Motorcyclist crashes twice
 - A motorcycle operator was taken to Cape Cod Hospital with non life-threatening injuries after crashing her bike-twice. WQRC news reported the first crash happened on Route 149 near the Service Road. The rider apparently righted the bike and left only to crash again a short time later. Barnstable Police are investigating. Further details were not immediatlely available.

Yarmouth Road crash snarls traffic
- A crash Thursday morning on the Yarmouth Road section of Willow Street caused major traffic backups during the morning commute. A pickup truck reportedly rear-ended another truck towing a trailer. The pickup truck driver was taken to Cape Cod Hospital with minor injuries. Barnstable Police are investigating.

Three guns stolen from Barnstable home
BARNSTABLE - Barnstable Police are looking for two men seen leaving the area of a home on Mary Dunn Road. The homeowners returned home Wednesday night to find the front door open and a small floor safe missing. The safe reportedly held three unloaded guns. The men are both described as 5 foot 10. One was last seen wearing jeans and a white shirt, the other long black shorts and a grey shirt according to the Times. The safe was recovered on Friday along the waterline at Chapin Beach in Dennis but the guns were gone. Posted on 9/21 at 2:00 PM; updated on 9/22 at 4:15 PM.

Surprise deal angers Station Nightclub fire victims
- Victims of the February 2003 Station Nightclub fire in West Warwick, RI are crying foul after a surprise deal between the judge and lawyers for the Derderian brothers. 100 People were killed in the country's fourth deadliest blaze. Many others are still in rehab from severe burns. Both brothers will plead no contest to the involuntary manslaughter counts. Michael Derderian who allegedly bought the flammable foam that is alleged to have fueled the inferno would serve  1-4 years in prison followed by probation and community service. Jeff Derderian would receive a 10-year suspended sentence again with only probation and community service. The fire scarred a number of Cape families. (snippet from original CWN article follows): "4 people with Cape Cod ties were in “The Station” when the horrific fire swept through Thursday night. Three were killed, and the fourth is in critical condition. According the Cape Cod Times James C. Gahan IV 21, of Falmouth went to the club to interview the band “Great White” for his college radio station. He died in the inferno. Milton “Skip” Servis Jr. 40, of East Falmouth and his friends Victor Stark 39, and Donald Roderiques 46, from Mashpee all drove down together to see “Great White”. They had been to “The Station” before. Roderiques and Stark were also killed. Servis made it out of the club and is in Brigham & Woman’s Hospital in critical condition with burns to his face and hands and severe smoke inhalation." The Cape Cod families are now speaking out publicly about these latest developments to the Cape Cod Times and you can read the article here. Posted on 9/21 at 8:00 AM. Photo courtesy of WPRI-TV. 

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