Teen struck by bus in Hyannis; hyannis car fire; grisly discovery in Falmouth

Teen struck by school bus in Hyannis

      A blanket marks where a boy was hit by the school bus in the background     Frank Paparo/NEVN
HYANNIS - A 14-year old boy was struck by a mini school bus in Hyannis just before 7 AM. It happened here on Route 28 at Captain Ellis Lane not far from Barnstable Middle and High Schools. The victim was rushed to Cape Cod Hospital with a head injury after apparently being hit by the side mirror of the bus while trying to cross the street. Route 28 was closed for a time while the teen was treated and removed by rescuers and police investigated the crash. The driver reportedly told investigators he didn't see the boy and investigators told the Times he does not appear to be at fault. Posted on 1/05 at 8:00 AM; updated on 1/05 at 3:30 PM. Image courtesy of Mapquest. 

Car fire at Festival plaza
- There was a dramatic scene late Friday morning for shoppers at the Festival Plaza off Route 132 in Hyannis.

A Mercury Sable sedan caught fire and quick work by Hyannis firefighters kept the flames from spreading to other vehicles.

No injuries were reported and the cause is under investigation. Posted on 1/05 at 3:30 PM. Photo courtesy of Ryan Somerfield.

Decapitated dog head discovered on car in Falmouth
- Falmouth Department of Natural Resource officers and the police department are investigating a grisly discovery Thursday. The decapitated head of a pit bull was found on the hood of a car at the Gosnold Grove Apartments on  Main Street. A local homeless woman identified the remains as her pet Nitrous. 7News reported officials executed a search warrant at a Mashpee Kennel Friday but further details were not immediately available.

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