On this day in 1968, as reported by the Associated Press:
A power outage in New Bedford forced the New Bedford Standard-Times to call upon its sister paper in Hyannis, the Cape Cod Standard-Times, to print the newspaper on the Cape.
As the New Bedford paper was "part way through its first edition, lights went out, clocks stopped, teletypewriters went silent and typesetting machines went dead," the AP reported.
Power was lost at 11:14 a.m. and not restored in the business district of the Whaling City until 7:30 p.m. Officials with the New Bedford Gas and Edison Light Co. attributed the outage to insulator failure at a power plant.
Faced with the specter of the next day without a newspaper, an editor in New Bedford "gathered up page mats and news copy and flew to Hyannis where the edition was completed on the presses" of the Cape Cod Standard-Times which was the name of the daily in that era.
Man shot by police facing new charges
On this day in 2007 a man who was shot by Barnstable police after breaking free from court officers and fleeing in a stolen car was charged Thursday with assault with intent to murder.
Anthony Roberts, 22 on left, also was charged with carjacking, assault and battery on a police officer, and assault with a dangerous weapon. Roberts was listed in fair condition Thursday night at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston after being shot once in the chest Tuesday morning outside Barnstable District Court.
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