Truck crashes into marsh; driver arrested for operating suspended for 17th time, Worthington murder trial opens

Stuck accelerator puts truck into marsh
SANDWICH
- A wild scene outside the Daniel Webster Inn off Route 6A about 1:45 PM Monday. A worker at the inn told officials the accelerator got stuck on his pickup truck. The truck hit several parked vehicles before winding up in a marshy area. The driver 52-year old Daniel Mersky of Osterville was taken to a hospital for evaluation. No one else was injured. Posted on 10/16 at 7:00 PM.

Driver arrested for suspended license for 17th time
YARMOUTH
- Two men were arrested after a sedan reportedly rammed a van on Scholl Avenue Saturday evening. 48-year old Jeffrey Fregeau of Yarmouth was arrested for operating after his license was suspended-its his 17th arrest for that offense as well as exhibiting someone else's license, malicious destruction of property over $250, and being a fugitive from justice as he had outstanding warrants from Michigan for fraud. A passenger 48-year old Terry Hawkins who's license Fregeau tried to pass was charged with malicious destruction of property over $250. Posted on 10/16 at 7:00 PM. 

Worthington murder trial begins
BARNSTABLE
- Cape Cod's version of the "trial of the century" opened today in Barnstable Superior Court. Christopher McCowen a trash collector is accused of the January 6th, 2002 murder of Truro fashion writer Christa Worthington in her home. The judge denied defense motions for change of venue and to sequester the jury. Jury selection got under way and the trial itself is expected to last a few weeks. It will be broadcast live on Court TV. Continuing coverage  of the trial from Cape Cod Today is available here. When deliberations begin Cape Wide News will be on "verdict watch" Posted on 10/16 at 7:00 PM; updated on 10/18 at 12:00 AM.

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