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Federal law enforcement officer charged with OUI, carrying gun while intoxicated

Wed, 02/10/2016

Police say Michael Petterson, 35, of Dracut was pulled over on Route 6 over Jan. 20 while driving erratically


Attorney for ex-Coast Guardsman plans insanity defense

Thu, 01/28/2016

The Associated Press 9:45 a.m. EST January 28, 2016


California Man Arraigned in Edgartown District Court on Rape Charges

Mon, 09/07/2015

A 27-year-old Berkeley, Calif. man visiting Martha’s Vineyard as part of a bachelor party weekend was arraigned Tuesday in Edgartown district court on three counts of rape, threatening to commit a crime, and intimidating the victim of the crime.


Shooting rampage in Bourne: 1 dead, 2 hurt in attack

Fri, 02/06/2015
Friday, February 6, 2015
By: Antonio Planas, O’Ryan Johnson, Lindsay Kalter, Owen Boss and Laurel J. Sweet
A “heavily armed” Coast Guardsman is being held without bail after police say he murdered one woman and shot another, torched a car and wounded a cop in an early morning ambush yesterday in Bourne on his birthday.
The rampage — which authorities said began with the attack on the two fellow members of the Coast Guard who served on Cape Cod — triggered bomb sweeps in two states.


Officials: Coast Guardsman shot 2 colleagues, ambushed cops

Thu, 02/05/2015



Aaron Hernandez defense slams DA

Fri, 10/18/2013
By Travis AndersenGLOBE STAFF  OCTOBER 18, 2013
Lawyers for Aaron Hernandez on Thursday slammed prosecutors for filing what the defense attorneys contend is a frivolous motion to have the judge currently assigned to the murder case step aside.



ABC’s ’20/20' Plans Two-Hour Program on Christa Worthington’s 2002 Murder

Christopher McCowen, who is serving a life sentence without parole for the rape and murder of Christa Worthington, was interviewed.
Fifteen years after fashion writer Christa Worthington was stabbed to death in her Cape Cod, Mass., home with her two-year-old daughter Ava found unharmed nearby, “20/20” will air a two-hour exposé “A Killing on the Cape” on Nov. 24 at 9 p.m.
As a lead-up to the Black Friday program, ABC Radio will run a six-episode weekly podcast series starting Wednesday. Christopher McCowen, the trash collector who was convicted of murder following a three-year investigation, claims his innocence in his first broadcast interview from prison, where he is serving a life sentence without parole. In a 2013 interview with Cape Cod Today’s Sandra Lee, McCowen also repeatedly disputed the verdict, claiming innocence.