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Chatham firefighters battle chimney fire

Cape Wide News was created in 1998 by Provincetown native Tim Caldwell to provide public-safety, spot-news coverage on Cape Cod. This includes the negatives--crimes, crashes and fires--but also positive events such as department promotions and retirements, charity functions and any other activities


Yarmouth Police Department opens training center for fallen officer

YARMOUTH, Mass. (WLNE) – The Yarmouth Police Department will officially open a training center Thursday dedicated in memory of Sergeant Sean Gannon. Gannon was killed in the line of duty in April of 2018 while attempting to serve an arrest warrant.


Chatham veteran gets 'proper send-off' from military family

BOURNE — Airman 2nd Class Craig Ross Price had no next of kin when he died Nov. 2, but his military family turned out in force Friday for his burial at Massachusetts National Cemetery.


Massachusetts Democrats look to school President Trump on US Constitution, oppose national emergency declaration

Massachusetts lawmakers spoke out Friday against President Donald Trump’s decision to declare a national emergency at the United States’ southern border with Mexico, arguing that the action is unwarranted and unconstitutional.


Trump may have his first 2020 Republican challenger with former Massachusetts governor

Washington (CNN)Former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld said he's launching a presidential exploratory committee to run in 2020 as a Republican. "I hope to see the Republican Party assume once again the mantle of being the party of Lincoln. It upsets me that our energies as a society are being sapped by


AG: Massachusetts Couple Charged With Sex Trafficking at Salem Brothel

A Massachusetts couple is facing charges for allegedly trafficking women for sex at a Salem brothel that served as a front for human trafficking and money laundering, according to the attorney general's office.


Barnstable County sheriff asks that ICE forum be respectful

BOURNE — Barnstable County Sheriff James Cummings expects a big turnout for a community meeting Wednesday about his office's partnership with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and asks that everyone be orderly and respectful.


Yarmouth firefighter to face OUI, endangering charges

OSTERVILLE — A Yarmouth firefighter with at least seven prior arraignments on his adult record will face multiple new charges after he allegedly drove drunk on Wednesday, crashed his Jeep into a utility pole, then left the scene.


Peter Trull Leads Series Of Bird Talks

The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History in Brewster will present “The Wonder of Birds, A Three-Part Series” with naturalist, author and educator, Peter Trull, February 23, March 2, and March 9, from 10:30 AM to noon at the museum.


Despite significant snow this week, western Massachusetts is still behind for the season

WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - Earlier this week we picked up around 4 inches of snow but we're still running behind for where we should be for this time of year. So far, we've picked up 23.5 inches of snow. On average we usually have around 33 inches of snow by now. But there is still plenty of t


Task Force arrests Massachusetts gangsters on warrants

FALL RIVER, Mass. (WLNE) – Two Massachusetts gang members were arrested Wednesday in Fall River on numerous warrants for drug and firearm violations. James Mendes, 27, of Randolph and Tyre Wade, 27, of Fall River, were arrested after Southeastern Massachusetts Gang Task Force members tracking a stol


Officials launch investigation after finding remains of black bear in Brewster

BREWSTER - Officials have launched an investigation after the pelt of a bear cub was found last month in the Punkhorn Parklands, the second case of improperly disposed animal remains in the past five months on Lower Cape conservation lands, according to the Animal Rescue League of Boston.


Here are the best restaurants in Massachusetts, according to AAA

AAA has announced its 2019 list of best restaurants nationwide — and several of the top-rated establishments are located right here in Massachusetts. Here’s a look at the local restaurants that got Five Diamonds, which is the highest rating AAA awards.


Gannon's Tavern offers creative menu, great service

Gannon’s Tavern in Hyannis offers creative menus with fun choices. Owners Michael Gannon and Ashley Aceto, who formerly managed Kelly’s on Main in Hyannis and Kelly’s 134 in Dennis, finally have their own place. They have totally refurbished Gannon’s with an industrial urban theme that focuses on wo


Pepe's pizza opening second location in Massachusetts

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) - Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana is spreading the pizza love by bringing its famed New Haven-style pizza to a second location outside of Connecticut. Pepe's is bringing it's famous New Haven-style pizza to a second location in Massachusetts.


Truck Driver ID'd for Ice Chunk That Injured Girl on Interstate 495 in Andover, Massachusetts

The truck company and driver responsible for injuring a 6-year-old girl when a large piece of ice flew off a tractor-trailer and hit the windshield of the vehicle she was riding in on Interstate 495 in Massachusetts was identified on Friday, according to state police.


Remembering Air Station Cape Cod's only fatal crash

JOINT BASE CAPE COD — It will be 40 years to the day Monday that Yvonne Kaehler opened the door of the Mashpee home she shared with her husband, Bruce, to find the chaplain and base commander waiting on her doorstep.


State narrows canal traffic suggestions

BOURNE — The state Department of Transportation is wrapping up a yearslong study that when carried out aims to dramatically transform the roads leading to the Bourne and Sagamore bridges.


Improperly Disposed Animals Found on Cape Cod

BREWSTER, MA – Following two discoveries of animals being improperly disposed of on Lower Cape conservation lands in the past five months, the Animal Rescue League of Boston (ARL) is reminding the public that anyone who needs to find a final resting place for a beloved pet, or dispose of an animal c


Where UFOs have been reported in western Massachusetts

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - Massachusetts residents reported 65 UFO sightings to the National UFO Reporting Center in 2018. So far this year, about a dozen UFO sightings have already been reported.