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Falmouth man charged with seeking sex for fee

FALMOUTH — A Falmouth man pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Falmouth District Court to a charge he asked for sexual acts in exchange for a fee, according to court and police records.


2 Falmouth Wind Turbines Permanently Shut Down

FALMOUTH, MA – The Board of Selectmen voted this week to shut down two wind turbines operating within Falmouth. In the eight years since the first turbine went online, there have been nine lawsuits filed from abutters alleging health impacts due to the turbines.


Friday snow: Six maps that show how much will fall in Massachusetts

A minor snow storm is expected to deposit an inch to three inches of snow across Massachusetts on Friday, according to a National Weather Service forecast. Much of Western Massachusetts, including the Berkshires, is expected to get between two and three inches of snow. Worcester is also forecasted t


Two arrested, one sought after violent home invasion in Wareham

WAREHAM – From Wareham Police: On Tuesday, January 15, at about 5:10 p.m. Wareham Police officers Michael Phinney and James White responded to Choctaw Drive for a reported home invasion. At the scene a male victim reported that two males and a female had broken into the home, and began beating him w


Report: Massachusetts Representative Accused of Groping Incoming Lawmaker

A top lawmaker in Massachusetts' House of Representative is accused of groping an incoming lawmaker, according to the Boston Globe. Rep. Paul McMurtry, a Democrat from Dedham and a member of House Speaker Robert DeLeo's leadership team, allegedly grabbed the backside of an incoming legislator at an


Falmouth Boots Two Turbines For Good

Two formerly noisy but now-dormant town-owned wind turbines will never return to Falmouth, thanks to a vote of the Cape town’s selectmen. Getting rid of the pair is expected to cost the town between $8.1 and $9.6 million, according to the Cape Cod Times. The figures include remaining loan payments o


Falmouth PD Names December Officer Of The Month

FALMOUTH, MA – The Falmouth Police Department named Sgt. Jamie Donahue Officer of the Month for December 2018. Donahue, a 14-year member of the department, created and oversees the Stuff a Cruiser Program.


Families Affected By Shutdown Can Play For Free

Cape Cod Children’s Museum is offering a free pass to furloughed government employees and their families. The museum, at 577 Great Neck Road South in Mashpee, is offering free admission for up to four visitors, providing they bring identification. The museum can be reached at 508-539-8788.


Help for local military and other furloughed workers

Contact the following organizations for more information on services, including food and household goods, for members of the military who are furloughed or working without pay or to find out how to donate:


Falmouth Housing Authority Hosts First Landlord Appreciation Night

The Falmouth Housing Authority held its first landlord appreciation night on Thursday, January 10, at the Falmouth Public Library. FHA staff provided cake, goody bags and resources for landlords attending the event.


Onset man pleads guilty to assault

FALMOUTH — An Onset man pleaded guilty on Tuesday in Falmouth District Court to assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and resisting arrest in connection with an incident in November 2017, according to court documents.


Texting 911 is now an option in Massachusetts

CHICOPEE, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- The state is rolling out a new initiative that allows people to text in emergencies when they're in situations where they can't talk on the phone. Sometimes you can't always talk on the phone when faced with an emergency, that's why the state Office of Safety and Security


Weekly police department arrests/reports 1/15/19

PROVINCETOWN – Provincetown Police report the following arrest for the past week:. On January 7th at 4:55 p.m. Ofc. Joseph D’Andrea arrested. Jonathan Michael Bridges, 41, of Provincetown who was charged with.


Massachusetts woman charged with murder in babies’ deaths faces June trial

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts woman facing murder charges after the bodies of three infants she had given birth to were found in her squalid home in 2014 has been scheduled to go on trial in June.


Man facing several charges after failing to stop for police in Mashpee

– A Mashpee man is facing several charges after allegedly failing to stop for Mashpee Police Tuesday evening. According to a police report obtained by Cape Wide News, Sgt. Michael Assad was doing a routine check of The Barn store on Route 28 when he noticed a Nissan Rogue leaving the parking lot. A


Man Arrested For Making Threats While Armed in Wareham

WAREHAM — A man is under arrest after allegedly making threats while armed in Wareham. Monday, January 14 at about 1:15 p.m., Wareham Police responded to a home on Camardo Drive for a report of a disturbance. One of the reports indicated a man was threatening others with a gun.


Raiders knotted by Sailors, with archrival Falmouth next

HYANNIS — Well, now that’s over. With Saturday night’s rivalry game against Falmouth looming, Barnstable’s boys hockey team could only scrap out a 1-1 tie against Div. 2 Scituate on Wednesday evening at the Hyannis Youth & Community Center.


Falmouth Firefighters Save Man Trapped Under Car

FALMOUTH, MA – Firefighters rescued a man who was trapped under a car in Falmouth Sunday. Crews went to Dillingham Place around 1:35 p.m. and found the man, who had been working under a car in the parking garage when the jack gave out, according to the Falmouth Fire Department.


2 Yarmouth women deny drug charges

BARNSTABLE — Two West Yarmouth women pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Barnstable District Court to charges of trafficking in more than 36 grams of heroin, according to court documents.


Governor Again Presses For Bail Reform, Citing Crash That Killed Mashpee Man

The governor on Tuesday, January 15, refiled legislation that would make it easier to hold dangerous defendants behind pars pending trial, citing this past summer’s crash that took the life of a Mashpee man as a reason to press for action.