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Man who grabbed woman, intentionally jumped in front of dump truck in Gloucester faces attempted murder charge

GLOUCESTER , MASS. (WHDH) - A Beverly man who police say grabbed a woman and intentionally jumped in front of a dump truck Friday in Gloucester faces an attempted murder charge, officials say.


2 Struck by Vehicle in Gloucester

Two people were injured, one critically, when they were struck by a vehicle in Gloucester, Massachusetts on Friday morning. State police said the accident occurred around 11:20 a.m. in the area of 948 Washington St.


Day care closed after toddler found wandering in middle of road

PEABODY, Mass. — A Peabody day care was shut down Friday after a toddler walked out of the facility and was found wandering in the middle of a street by a stranger. Police said the 2-year-old somehow got out of the Watch-A-Tot day care sometime after being dropped off around 8 a.m.


Gloucester police ask for help finding man who may be in danger

GLOUCESTER , MASS. (WHDH) - Gloucester police are turning to the public for help finding a missing man they say may be in danger. Marty Behsman, 35, allegedly made threats to harm himself before fleeing his house.


Police searching for missing person in West Gloucester

Police are searching for a missing person in the woods off Route 133 near the Route 128 interchange in West Gloucester. Working the search on the ground are officers from Gloucester Police, state Environmental Police and Massachusetts State Police.


2 pedestrians hospitalized after being hit by car in Gloucester

GLOUCESTER, Mass. - Two people have been hit by a car in Gloucester, leaving one with life-threatening injuries. Gloucester and State Police are on the scene of a serious crash near 948 Washington Street in Gloucester. Police say two people were hit by a vehicle around 11:20 a.m.


Missing man turns self in at station

A man whose disappearance from a group home Thursday night triggered a West Gloucester search involving three police agencies, K9 units and a Massachusetts State Police helicopter checked into the Gloucester police station late Friday afternoon.


Schooner “Roseway” is hauled at Gloucester Marine Railways

The Gloucester Marine Railways hauls the schooner Roseway. The 137-foot wooden vessel, built as a fishing yacht in 1925 in Essex, operates as an experiential educational platform making public day sails and offering school programs. Many may remember the vessel as being the last pilot schooner opera


Peabody woman rescues a toddler standing in traffic

PEABODY — Joann Cronin couldn’t believe her eyes Friday morning when she saw a toddler walking in the middle of Lowell Street. The Peabody Municipal Federal Credit Union assistant manager slammed on her brakes, jumped out of her car, and scooped up the 2-year-old.


61-year-old Beverly man charged in violent home invasion

BEVERLY, MASS. (WHDH) - A 61-year-old Beverly man accused of breaking into a home in Wenham and attacking a resident inside before leaving the scene while drunk behind the wheel is facing home invasion and assault charges, officials said.


Middleton Police Log: April 5-13

The following are excerpts from the Middleton police log for Friday, April 5, through Saturday, April 13. The log is public record and available for review. All persons are presumed innocent unless found guilty in a court of law.


Peabody Daycare Shut Down After Toddler Wanders Away

PEABODY (CBS) – A daycare in Peabody is shut down after police say a toddler wandered out a door Friday morning and was found in the middle of the street. Police say the two-year-old girl had just been dropped off at Watch-A-Tot on Lowell Street when she somehow opened the door and walked out.


Journalist Lyra McKee shot dead in Northern Ireland rioting

LONDON (AP) — Police in Northern Ireland said Friday they are searching for multiple suspects in the fatal shooting of a journalist during overnight rioting in the city of Londonderry.


New signs at Gloucester beaches warn of smoking, pet bans

Visitors to Gloucester's beaches are being greeted by a series of new signs outlining tougher beach rules for pets and smoking. The signs outline the new time frame for when dogs are banned for the season on Good Harbor Beach — April 1 rather than the previous May 1 — and a new ban on smoking and th


Boston police investigating double stabbing in Downtown Crossing

BOSTON (WHDH) - Boston police are investigating an early Saturday morning double stabbing in Downtown Crossing. Officers responding to the area of Summer Street around 2:30 a.m. found one person suffering from life-threatening stab wounds and another suffering from non-life-threatening stab wounds,


UPDATE: Two fires leave five families homeless

Five Gloucester families were forced from their homes by a pair of house fires Wednesday. One blaze was tied to a lit candle left on top of a piece of furniture, and the second blamed on a electrical wiring failure, Fire Chief Eric Smith said Thursday.


Hospitals short on funds to cover low-income patients

BOSTON — Hospitals that serve large numbers of uninsured and low-income patients on the North Shore and elsewhere are getting shortchanged by the state, say lawmakers who are pushing proposals to plug the funding gaps.


Man arrested for allegedly entering Wenham home and threatening residents with knife

Wenham police arrested a man for allegedly entering a home on Maple Street — where he was known to the residents — and assaulting a man inside Thursday night. Edward Erbacher, 61, of Beverly, used a knife from the kitchen to threaten the two occupants, police said in a release.


California 'house of horrors' parents sentenced to life in prison

The California “house of horrors” parents who abused and tortured 12 of their 13 children were sentenced to life in prison Friday with the possibility of parole after 25 years.


Police witness act of vandalism at cemetery, find collection of liquids, powders in suspect's car

BOSTON — A woman was caught in the act of vandalizing a gravestone in a Boston cemetery Thursday afternoon, police said. Deborah Gideon, 53, of Hyde Park, is charged with vandalism of a gravestone and malicious destruction of property.