Top story: Man arrested for Hyannis murder
HYANNIS - A man has been arrested in connection with the murder of a North Carolina teen in Hyannis last July.
19-year-old Anthony A "Little Ant" Russ (pictured) was arraigned in Barnstable District Court on murder charges Friday morning in connection with the death of 18-year-old Jacques Sellers. On July 18th Sellers was hit and killed by gunfire while sitting inside a home on General Patton Drive.
Russ has a long history with police. He was arrested in September after allegedly firing shots into a group of young people on Hiramar Road. No one was injured in that incident.
Slippery roads lead to crashes, sander rear-ended on Route 6
WEST BARNSTABLE - Snow and sleet accumulated just enough Friday evening to cause a number of crashes. The most serious occurred on Route 6 in West Barnstable between exits 5 and 6 around 7:30 p.m. A pickup rear-ended a sander on the highway. The pickup driver, 39-year-old Gordon Campbell, was taken to Cape Cod Hospital with what were described as serious but not life-threatening injuries. He was cited by State Police for speeding. The sander driver, 35-year-old Brian Holmes, was not injured.
Black ice remained a problem overnight as several more crashes occurred including one on Route 28 by the Centerville Plaza in Centerville (pictured). A Chevy Cavalier coupe collided head-on with a Toyota Camry. One person was taken to CCH with unknown injuries. (Photos by Frank Paparo/CWN).
News in brief: Firefighters busy Friday evening
TRURO - Firefighters were called to 329 Route 6 shortly after 5 p.m. When they arrived they found a mattress had caught fire. The occupants had moved the mattress outside and doused the flames but smoke had to be cleared out. No one was injured...MASHPEE - A short time later Mashpee firefighters were called to 168A South Sandwich Road where smoke was filling a large house. They discovered a fire in some trash which was quickly extinguished.
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Police warn of credit card fraud
HYANNIS - At 11:15 a.m. Friday, Barnstable Police were called to the Super Stop & Shop in Hyannis off Rt. 132 by one of the assistant managers regarding fraudulent use of a credit card. The suspect had fled in a car before loss prevention could intercede but they were able to get the plate number. Police were on scene checking the store surveillance video and put out an all points bulletin. CWNs Frank Paparo happened to be shopping in the store at the time. He was told by police that this type of crime becomes common around the holidays.
(Photo by Frank Paparo/CWN).