Cotuit crash; Truck driver trapped after pulling down wire; Another Yarmouth OUI; E-mail threat

Three injured in Cotuit crash
- At about 11:45 a.m. Wednesday the Cotuit Fire and Barnstable Police responded to a 3-vehicle crash with injuries in front of Peppers Pantry, at the corner of Route 28 and Stub Toe Road in Cotuit. Reports say three people were injured and taken to CCH. One of the people involved was described as having injuries considered serious but not life-threatening.  The fire department reported that one car went on the side of the road and the other two were in the north bound lane of Route 28 headed to Mashpee, causing a major traffic jam until the scene was cleared. The crash is under investigation by Barnstable P0lice. Story by Frank Paparo.

Truck driver trapped after pulling down electric wire
- A truck driver was trapped for a time after his rig apparently pulled down an electrical wire that fell across it. Police blocked off traffic on Commercial Street (Route 6A) near the Truro town line and firefighters stood by until an NStar crew could kill the power. The driver was not injured.

Woman charged with OUI in Yarmouth
- A woman was charged with operating under the influence of alcohol after her vehicle crashed into a tree about 1:20 a.m. Tuesday morning. Brittany Christophers was not injured following the crash on Station Avenue. She was due to be arraigned in Barnstable District Court.

Orleans Police warn of e-mail scam
- Orleans Police are warning of a reported e-mail scam making the rounds indicating it is from "New Franklin Bank" and promising $90.00 will be deposited into your account, just for completing the survey. Upon opening the "survey" you will be redirected to another site, which will try to collect sensitive information, which is an attempt to "verify" who you are. Please just delete this e-mail. A Google search shows this has been out there for some time, and is being investigated at the Federal level. If you receive something like the example on the right, do not open it. Viruses, redirect links and spyware are associated with the website if the link is opened up. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on