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Dozens of Cape Cod students have COVID-19 after start of school year

In what school officials are hoping is a blip that quickly vanishes, dozens of Cape public school students have tested positive for COVID-19 since the start of the school year. Barnstable public school officials have seen 40 students with confirmed cases since school buildings opened their doors on Sept. 1,...
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Dog calendar creator resigns from job as attendee at Sandwich Transfer Station

Michael King, who has plans to turn photos of dogs that visited the Sandwich Transfer Station into a charity calendar, resigned from his job earlier this week. In an interview, King said he resigned after the town's human resources office told him about complaints against him. King, who worked as an attendee at the transfer station, also said his immediate supervisor told him that if he did not cancel his dog calendar project it could cost him his job.

Taunton Police Officers Use Own Money To Replace Boy’s Stolen Bike

TAUNTON (CBS) – Two Taunton police officers used their own money to buy a new bicycle for a young boy whose bike was stolen two times in a matter of weeks. On Wednesday, Officer Michael Flynn and Officer Michael Hughes took a theft report on Ashland Street. Dawn King said her 6-year-old son Bryan’s bike was stolen overnight. He had just received the bike as an early birthday present after his previous bike was stolen last month. Taunton Police Officer Michael Flynn, left, and Officer Michael Hughes present a new bicycle to 6-year-old Bryan King. (Image Credit: Taunton Police Department) Police Chief Edward Walsh...

Woman Charged With Stabbing Morton Hospital Worker Ordered To Undergo Evaluation

TAUNTON (CBS) — The woman charged with stabbing a hospital worker in Taunton has been ordered to undergo a psychiatric evaluation. Victoria Disharoon, 28, was ordered held without bail at her arraignment Thursday in Taunton District Court. A woman who works at Morton Hospital was taking a break outside Tuesday afternoon when, investigators say, Disharoon walked up behind her, pulled her ponytail and stabbed her several times in the back. A court psychiatrist said Disharoon has a history of mental illness. “She’s having a mental health problem. She’s been psychiatrically hospitalized at least once,” said psychiatrist Dr. John Pearson. Police said it was an...
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Bridgewater man dies after skateboarding accident on Cape Cod

A Bridgewater man died in a Boston hospital Monday from severe head injuries he suffered in a skateboard accident on Cape Cod earlier this month, according to his family. Martin Luttrell, 48, was not wearing a helmet when he hit a patch of sand and fell while skateboarding at the family’s cottage in Dennisport on Sept. 11, a family member said.

Barnstable County has two free COVID-19 testing sites

As the number of positive COVID-19 cases rises on the Cape, Barnstable County officials want to remind people they are now operating two free testing sites. A free testing site at the Cape Cod Fairgrounds in East Falmouth reopened several weeks ago. On Sept. 14, the Barnstable County Department of...

No Charges for Vineyard Trust; Organization Looks to Restore Confidence

The Cape and Islands district attorney’s office announced this week it will not prosecute the Vineyard Trust for altering contractor work quotes, as the non-profit looks to its future after a turbulent summer that saw the resignation of its executive director. “After a complete review of all investigatory materials submitted...