<![CDATA[NBC10 Boston - Local News]]>Copyright 2018 https://www.nbcboston.com/news/local http://media.nbcboston.com/designimages/clear.gif NBC10 Boston https://www.nbcboston.com en-usSun, 21 Oct 2018 11:10:08 -0400Sun, 21 Oct 2018 11:10:08 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[NBC10 Boston Presents Question 1: The Nurse Staffing Debate]]> Thu, 18 Oct 2018 12:32:20 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/215*120/question11.jpg

NBC10 Boston and necn, in partnership with Suffolk University, will present a live broadcast surrounding “Question 1: The Nurse Staffing Debate” on Wednesday, Oct. 24 from 7 to 7:30 p.m.

Moderated by NBC10 Boston anchor Shannon Mulaire, the debate will be held inside Suffolk University’s Modern Theatre located at 525 Washington St. in Boston.

If you have a question you'd like to see asked at the debate, tweet it out using the hashtag #nbcq1debate or email it to us at shareit@nbc10boston.com.

The half-hour debate will air live on NBC10 Boston and necn and will be livestreamed on nbc10boston.com and necn.com and in the NBC10 Boston and necn apps.

Representatives from both sides of the question will discuss the potential care limits, patient pushbacks, nurses concerns, costs, and more associated with the proposal.

Telemundo Boston will air the recorded debate in a half hour special “Pregunta 1: El debate del personal de Enfermería” on Sunday, Oct. 28, at 6 p.m.

Tickets to attend “Question 1: The Nurse Staffing Debate” are free and are available to the public with reservation. Click here to reserve your ticket. On debate night everyone will have to be in their seats by 6:15 p.m.

See below for our previous coverage of the controversial ballot question:


<![CDATA[Enter to Win! NBC10 Boston's Pumpkin Carving Contest]]> Wed, 17 Oct 2018 09:54:12 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/212*120/pumpkin27.jpg

Fall is in full swing, and pumpkins are all around us. We want to see who can carve the best one!

Send a photo of your carved pumpkin to shareit@nbc10boston.com by Monday, Oct. 22 to be entered into our contest.

Five finalists will be chosen based on originality and creativity before voting begins on Wednesday, Oct. 24. The final winner will receive a 2-night getaway package at Purity Spring Resort in Madison, New Hampshire, for themselves and one guest.

Please limit your photo submission to one per person. All participants must be 18 or older.

Read full submission rules below.

Happy carving!

PRELIMINARY INFORMATION:  No purchase necessary. A purchase will not improve your chances of winning. Void where prohibited. The Pumpkin Carving Contest  (“Contest”) will begin on October 16, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. ET and end on October 22, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. ET (“Contest Period”).  All times in the Contest refer to Eastern Time (“ET”). Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received.  Contest is subject all applicable federal, state and local laws. PRIZE DOES NOT INCLUDE PARKING OR TRANSPORTATION.


ELIGIBILITY: Open only to permanent, legal U.S. residents who are physically residing in one (1) of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia (excluding Puerto Rico, Guam, the Virgin Islands and other United States territories), and who are eighteen (18) years of age or older as of the start of the Contest Period.  Officers, directors, and employees of Contest Entities (as defined below), members of these persons’ immediate families (spouses and/or parents, children, and siblings, and each of their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside), and/or persons living in the same households as these persons (whether or not related thereto) are not eligible to enter or win the Contest.  Contest Entities, as referenced herein, shall include WBTS, 160 Wells Avenue, Newton, MA 02459 and NBCUniversal Media, LLC, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112, (“Sponsors”), Purity Spring Resort, 251 Eaton Road, Route 153

Madison, NH  03849 (“Prize Provider”), and each of their respective parent, subsidiary, and affiliate companies, and administrative, advertising, and promotion agencies, and any other entity involved in the development, administration, promotion, or implementation of the Contest.  


HOW TO ENTER: As part of your Entry (as defined below), you will be required to submit a photo (“Photo”) of a pumpkin you have carved. Photo must have been taken by you, and you must have permission of any person who appears or is identified in Photo or Video. If any minors appear in Photo, the entrant must be that minor’s parent and/or legal guardian. Professional Photos with watermarks are not eligible.


To enter the Contest, during the Contest Period email your Photo, to shareit@nbc10boston.com and include your name, phone number, and zip code. (“Entry”).


Sponsors may choose to broadcast on-air and/or display on https://www.nbcboston.com/ (the “Website”), a selection of Videos as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion. By entering the Contest, each entrant agrees to the posting of such entrant’s name and Photo on the Website and/or on Sponsors’ social media pages, including but not limited to Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.


All Entries become the property of Sponsors and will not be acknowledged or returned. You must submit the Photo (referred to herein as the “Submissions”) as part of your Entry to enter and be eligible for the Contest.  By entering the Contest, entrants grant Sponsors the non-exclusive, royalty-free, and irrevocable rights to use, reproduce, copy, publish, display, distribute, perform, translate, adapt, modify, and otherwise exploit the Submissions and to incorporate the Submissions in other works in any and all markets and media worldwide in perpetuity.  Entrants warrant that they have the sole and exclusive right to grant such rights to Sponsors and that the Sponsors' reproduction, publishing, displaying, and/or other use of the Submissions will not infringe on any rights of third parties, including, without limitation, copyright, trademark, privacy, or publicity, or create claims for defamation, false light, idea misappropriation, intentional or negligent infliction of emotional distress, or breach of contract.  If any Submissions contain material that is violent, pornographic, obscene, illegal, inappropriate, or racially or morally offensive or if any Submissions do not comply with these Official Rules or meet Sponsors’ standards for any reason, as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion, such Submissions (and the related Entries) may be rejected as ineligible for consideration and/or deleted from the Website. Entries must comply with all applicable laws, rules, and regulations.  Sponsors shall have no obligation to copy, publish, display, or otherwise exploit the Submissions.


Entries must be received before October 22, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. ET to be eligible for the Contest. Sponsors’ computer shall be the official timekeeper for all matters related to this Contest.  You may enter one (1) time during the Contest Period. Multiple entries received from any person or email address beyond this limit will void all such additional entries. Entries that are incomplete, garbled, corrupted, or unintelligible for any reason, including but not limited to illegible handwriting, are void and will not be accepted.  Entry constitutes permission (except where prohibited by law) to use entrant’s name, city, state, likeness, image, and/or voice for purposes of advertising, promotion, and publicity in any and all media now or hereafter known, throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification, permission, or approval.   


PRIVACY: Entrants will have the opportunity to receive information from WBTS and selected partners. If, at any time, you no longer wish to receive materials from WBTS or our partners, please go to our privacy policy, located at http://www.nbcuniversal.com/privacy, or the applicable partner’s privacy policy and follow the procedures indicated.


SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION OF FINALISTS AND WINNER: There will be two (2) rounds of judging: Round 1: Initial Judging to Determine the First Round Finalists; Round 2: Public Voting to Determine Winner.


Round 1: Initial Judging to Determine the Finalists: On or about October 22, 2018, one (1) or more qualified judges selected by Sponsors (“Judges”) will review all eligible Entries received during the Contest Period and select up to 5 finalists (each a “Finalist”) based on the following judging criteria (“Judging Criteria”): Creativity (50%) and Originality (50%). Each Finalist will advance to Round 2: Public Voting for Winner, subject to verification of eligibility. The selection and review process may occur on a rolling basis as Entries are received. Sponsors will make two (2) attempts to notify Finalists at the email address submitted at the time of entry. Sponsors may share Finalist’s name and contact information with Contest Entities and/or any prize provider, as applicable, if necessary. In the event of a tie, the Initial Judges will break the tie by selecting the tied entrant who received the highest points from the Initial Judges for Originality to advance to Round 2: Public Voting. In the event a tie remains, an additional tie-breaking judge will judge the tied Entries, using the Judging Criteria, to determine which of the tied Entries will advance to Round 2: Public Voting. Sponsors reserve the right to pick fewer than 5 Finalists (or none at all) or to extend the Contest Entry Period if the Contest does not receive a sufficient number of eligible and qualified Entries, as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion.


Round 2: Public Voting to Determine Winner: Beginning on or about October 24, 2018, the Finalists’ Entries will be posted on the Website in a randomized manner for public viewing and voting. On or about October 24, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. ET until October 30, 2018 at 12:00 P.M. ET, or on such other dates and at such other times as determined by the Sponsors in their sole discretion (the “Voting Period”), visitors to the Website may vote for his or her favorite Finalist according to the Judging Criteria, voting rules, and procedures established by the Sponsors, which will be posted on the Website. The Finalist who receives the most votes during the Voting Period, as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion, will be the Winner (“Winner”), subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules. In the event of a tie, ties will be broken as described in Round 1. The Voting Period, voting rules and procedures and voting methods are subject to change, at the Sponsors’ sole discretion, and any changes will be posted on the Website. Voting is currently limited to one vote per person per day during the Voting Period, but Sponsors reserve the right to change the limit on the number of votes, in its sole discretion. Notification regarding any such change will be announced on the Website. Sponsors will make two (2) attempts to notify potential Winner at the email address submitted at the time of entry. Sponsors may share potential Winner’s name and contact information with Contest Entities and/or any prize provider, as applicable, if necessary. Winner will be required as a condition of continued eligibility to sign an Affidavit of Eligibility, Waiver of Liability, and, except where prohibited, Publicity Release (collectively, “Contest Documents”) within three (3) days of such notification. Noncompliance within this time period will result in disqualification. If the potential Winner cannot be reached or if he/she is found ineligible, if he/she cannot or does not comply with the foregoing requirements and these Official Rules, if his/her Prize (as defined below) or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, or if he/she does not satisfactorily execute all of the Contest Documents, potential Winner will be disqualified and Sponsors will award the Prize (defined below) to the runner-up Finalist.        


PRIZE:  There will be one (1) prize awarded (“Prize”), consisting of the following: A two-night get-away package at Purity Spring Resort, 251 Eaton Road, Route 153, Madison, NH  03849 (“Hotel”), for Winner and one (1) guest (“Guest”). Prize valid through December 31, 2018. Further restrictions apply. Guest must be 18 years of age or older at the start of the Contest Period. PRIZE DOES NOT INCLUDE TRANSPORATION OR PARKING. 


Estimated Retail Value (“ERV”) of Prize is two hundred and sixty eight dollars ($268). Actual Retail Value (“ARV”) of Prize may vary. Any difference between ERV and ARV will not be awarded. If Prize includes a Trip, ARV may vary based on, among other things, availability, existing rates at time of booking, dates of travel, and point of departure.


Sponsors will determine all details of Prize in their sole discretion.  Sponsors reserve the right to substitute Prize (or portion thereof) with a similar prize (or prize element) of comparable or greater value. All taxes and other expenses, costs, or fees associated with the acceptance and/or use of Prize are the sole responsibility of Winner. Prize cannot be transferred by Winner or redeemed for cash and is valid only for the items detailed above, with no substitution of Prize by Winner. If Prize is unclaimed within a reasonable time after notification from Sponsors, as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion, it will be forfeited, and time permitting, an alternate Winner may be selected from the remaining eligible entries at Sponsors’ sole discretion.   If Winner chooses to redeem the Prize with no Guest, the remaining elements of Prize shall constitute full satisfaction of Sponsors’ Prize obligation to Winner and no additional compensation will be awarded. Guest, if any, may be required to execute and return releases of liability and, where legal, publicity releases (collectively, “Guest Documents”), which must be returned with the Contest Documents, or Guest portion of the Prize will be forfeited. If any Guest is a minor, Winner[1] must be such minor’s parent or legal guardian and must execute and return the Guest Documents on such minor’s behalf.



CONDITIONS: By entering the Contest, each entrant agrees for entrant and for entrant’s heirs, executors, and administrators (a) to release and hold harmless Contest Entities and each of their respective officers, directors, and employees (collectively, “Released Parties”) from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from such entrant’s participation in the Contest and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of Prize or any portion thereof (including any travel related thereto); (b) to indemnify Released Parties from any and all liability resulting or arising from the Contest and to hereby acknowledge that Released Parties have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to Prize, including express warranties provided exclusively by Prize supplier that are sent along with Prize; (c) if selected as a Winner, to the posting of such entrant’s name on Website and the use by Released Parties of such name, voice, image, and/or likeness for publicity, promotional, and advertising purposes in any and all media now or hereafter known, throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification, permission, or approval, and, upon request, to the giving of consent, in writing, to such use; and (d) to be bound by these Official Rules and to waive any right to claim any ambiguity or error therein or in the Contest itself, and to be bound by all decisions of the Sponsors, which are binding and final. Failure to comply with these conditions may result in disqualification from the Contest at Sponsors’ sole discretion. 


ADDITIONAL TERMS: Sponsors reserve the right to permanently disqualify from any promotion any person they believe has intentionally violated these Official Rules.  Any attempt to deliberately damage the Contest or the operation thereof is unlawful and subject to legal action by Sponsors, who may seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law. The failure of Sponsors to comply with any provision of these Official Rules due to an act of God, hurricane, war, fire, riot, earthquake, terrorism, act of public enemies, actions of governmental authorities outside of the control of Sponsors (excepting compliance with applicable codes and regulations), or other “force majeure” event will not be considered a breach of these Official Rules.  Released Parties assume no responsibility for any injury or damage to entrants’ or to any other person’s computer relating to or resulting from entering or downloading materials or software in connection with the Contest. Released Parties are not responsible for telecommunications, network, electronic, technical, or computer failures of any kind; for inaccurate transcription of entry information; for errors in any promotional or marketing materials or in these Official Rules; for any human or electronic error; or for entries that are stolen, misdirected, garbled, delayed, lost, late, damaged, or returned. Sponsors reserve the right to cancel, modify, or suspend the Contest or any element thereof (including, without limitation, these Official Rules) without notice in any manner and for any reason (including, without limitation, in the event of any unanticipated occurrence that is not fully addressed in these Official Rules).  In the event of cancellation, modification, or suspension, Sponsors reserve the right to select Winners in a random drawing from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to the time of the event warranting such cancellation, modification, or suspension.  Notice of such cancellation, modification, or suspension will be posted at Website.  Sponsors may prohibit any entrant or potential entrant from participating in the Contest, if such entrant or potential entrant shows a disregard for these Official Rules; acts with an intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other entrant, Sponsors, or Sponsors’ agents or representatives; or behaves in any other disruptive manner (as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion).  Sponsors reserve the right to modify these rules for clarification purposes without materially affecting the terms and conditions of the Contest.


DISPUTESThe Contest is governed by, and will be construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of New York, and the forum and venue for any dispute shall be in New York, New York. If THE controversy or claim is not otherwise resolved through direct discussions or mediation, it shall THEN be resolved by FINAL AND binding arbitration administered by JUDICIAL ARBITRATION AND MEDIATION SERVICES, INC., in accordance with its Streamlined Arbitration Rules and Procedures or subsequent versions thereof (“JAMS Rules”).  The JAMS Rules for selection of an arbitrator shall be followed, except that the arbitrator shall be experienced and licensed to practice law in new york.  All proceedings brought pursuant to this paragraph will be conducted in the County of new york.  THE REMEDY FOR ANY CLAIM SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL DAMAGES, AND IN NO EVENT SHALL ANY PARTY BE ENTITLED TO RECOVER PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING ATTORNEY’S FEES OR OTHER SUCH RELATED COSTS OF BRINGING A CLAIM, OR TO RESCIND THIS AGREEMENT OR SEEK INJUNCTIVE OR ANY OTHER EQUITABLE RELIEF.


WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT: For the name of the winner , available after November 12, 2018, visit www.nbc10boston.com, or send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to be received by December 10, 2018 to: NBC10 Boston Pumpkin Carving Contest WBTS, 160 Wells Avenue, Newton, MA 02459.

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<![CDATA[Man Killed After Car Hits Tree in Norton]]> Sun, 21 Oct 2018 10:22:40 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Police+Lights+Generic+NBC4_16.jpg

A man was killed when his car struck a tree overnight in Norton, Massachusetts.

Norton police say the accident happened around 1:15 a.m. at 96 Maple Street.

The victim, who has not been identified, was pronounced dead at the scene.

A preliminary investigation reveals the man lost control of his vehicle before striking the tree.

The crash is under investigation by Norton and State Police.

<![CDATA[6 People Taken to Hospitals After Highway Crash in Sharon]]> Sun, 21 Oct 2018 09:31:01 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/071018+ambulance.jpg

Six people were taken to area hospitals following a crash overnight on Interstate 95 in Sharon, Massachusetts.

The Sharon Fire Department says there is no information on the extent of the injuries.

The accident happened on I-95 northbound near exit 9 around 2:40 a.m.

No immediate word on what caused the crash.

<![CDATA[Gloomy With Gusty Showers to Start]]> Sun, 21 Oct 2018 10:03:09 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/214*120/102118+wx+blog.jpg

There's a big temperature drop later Sunday after we start off with some gusty showers. It’s possible that we could see some wet snow in the hill towns and even some graupel all the way to the coast. Those squalls will come with strong winds of up to 50 MPH.

Although the day will start off gloomy, we will see the sunshine return by the afternoon. Wind chills will be in the 20s and 30s for much of the day.

We’ll have less wind, but similar temperatures on Monday. Skies will be mostly sunny.

Tuesday, a warm front will move in with some showers. Temperatures will climb into the mid 50s. This warm up will be temporary, though. A cold front will move through Tuesday night.

We will finish off the week with sunshine and temperatures around 50 degrees.

Next weekend should start off dry and seasonable with high temperatures back in the mid 50s.

A potent coast storm is possible Sunday into Monday. Heavy rain, high winds and coastal flooding are all possibilities. Stay tuned.

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<![CDATA[4 Taken to Hospitals Following Overnight Expressway Crash]]> Sun, 21 Oct 2018 09:08:32 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/ambulance-shutterstock_1407669412.jpg

Four people were taken to area hospitals following a major crash overnight on the Expressway in Boston, EMS says.

Their current conditions are unknown.

The accident happened on the ramp near Congress and B streets aroud 3 a.m.

No immediate word on what caused the crash.

<![CDATA[POLL: Who Will Win the World Series?]]> Sat, 20 Oct 2018 23:59:28 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/193*120/usatsi_11468383_0.jpg

Who will win the 2018 World Series? Answer in our NBC10 Boston Sports live poll question above.

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<![CDATA[Boston Restaurants Preparing for Extra Business]]> Sat, 20 Oct 2018 23:35:14 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Boston_Restaurants_Preparing_for_Extra_Business.jpg

Restaurants around Fenway Park are preparing for what is sure to be a busy week as the World Series comes to Boston.

<![CDATA[Columbia Gas Warns of Scam]]> Sun, 21 Oct 2018 08:40:13 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/218*120/AP_18263717350951.jpg

Columbia Gas has issued a warning that scammers are apparently leaving fake notes on customers' doors in the Merrimack Valley.

The scam alert was posted Saturday afternoon to the Columbia Gas of Massachusetts Twitter page. According to the tweet, the scam is a fake note left on residences' doors.

The company says its door hangers have its logo and phone number, unlike the fake notes.

They ask anyone who isn't sure about a note, email, phone call or person claiming to be affiliated with the company to call Columbia Gas at 1-866-388-3239.

Photo Credit: Charles Krupa/AP
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<![CDATA[PD: Suspect in Non-Fatal Cambridge Stabbing Arrested]]> Sat, 20 Oct 2018 20:45:29 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/214*120/cambridge+non+fatal+stabbing+suspect+DONE.jpg

The suspect wanted in connection to a non-fatal stabbing in Cambridge on Friday night has been arrested, according to police.

Russell Giachetto, 51, of Cambridge, Massachusetts, was arrested at his residence Saturday night after officers received a tip on his whereabouts, police said.

Giachetto is charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and is expected to be arraigned on Monday in Cambridge District Court.

It is unclear whether he has an attorney.

The victim has been released from the hospital after receiving treatment following his injuries, police said.

Officers responded to the area of Thorndike Street and Sciarappa Street after 6 p.m. Friday following reports of a stabbing.

A male victim had fled a residence after suffering non-life threatening injuries. He was transported to a local hospital for treatment, police said.

Tactical officers then responded to a Thorndike Street residence where they believed the suspect had barricaded himself with a firearm. The officers closed the streets in the immediate area and asked residents to avoid the area.

When officers entered the residence, however, they were unable to locate the suspect.

Photo Credit: Cambridge Police Department]]>
<![CDATA[Taunton Mailman Arrested for Larceny]]> Sat, 20 Oct 2018 20:27:39 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/214*120/taunton+mailman+stealing+DONE.jpg

A mailman in Taunton, Massachusetts was arrested and charged with larceny after stealing money from a woman's purse.

According to police, they responded to Cumberland Farms on Main Street in Wareham at about 7:40 a.m. Saturday.

The victim told the officer that at about 6:50 a.m. she put her purse down on a counter and walked to the back of the store. When she came back, she realized that over $60 was stolen from the purse.

A review of the security footage showed that a customer in a U.S. Postal uniform had reached into her purse and taken the money, police said.

Upon further investigation, police learned that the suspect was an employee of the Postal Service in the Taunton area.

Taunton police were contacted. They then placed the suspect under arrest at about 12:15 p.m.

According to Taunton police, the suspect, Thomas Medeiros, 63, of Wareham, was arrested on his postal route in their city.

Medeiros was then transported to Wareham.

Police were able to recover the stolen money.

Medeiros was released on bail.

He is set to appear in Wareham District Court on Monday morning.

He is charged with larceny from a person. It is unclear if he has an attorney.

Photo Credit: Wareham Police Department]]>
<![CDATA[Head of the Charles Regatta This Weekend]]> Sat, 20 Oct 2018 18:36:39 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Head_of_the_Charles_Regatta_This_Weekend.jpg

The Head of the Charles Regatta is taking place in Boston this weekend and it will affect traffic patterns along the route.

<![CDATA[Tribal Police Respond to Stabbing at Foxwoods Casino Outlets ]]> Sat, 20 Oct 2018 22:59:04 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/FOXWOODS.PNG

Mashantucket Tribal Police responded to a stabbing incident at the Tanger Outlet Mall at Foxwoods Casino Saturday afternoon. 

According to police, the incident involved four people, and three of those people were transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. 

A 15-year-old suspect connected to the incident was arrested and taken into custody. 

"The incident was immediately contained, with no lockdown needed and regular business quickly resumed," Mashantucket Tribal Police Department Captain George Potts wrote in a statement. 

A spokesperson for Foxwoods Casino issued the following statement on the incident:

"We want to express our gratitude to our onsite first reponders for their professionalism and rapid response, which effectively contained the incident and ensured safety and security for our guests, tenants and employees. Our thoughts and prayers are with all those involved with or affected by this incident, and we continue to work closely with Mashantucket Tribal Police throughout this investigation."

<![CDATA[Passengers Hospitalized in Head-On Car Crash]]> Sat, 20 Oct 2018 17:40:48 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/212*120/braintree+head-on+crash.JPG

Passengers in two cars involved in a crash in Braintree, Massachusetts were transported to an area hospital, officials said.

According to Braintree fire, they responded to the area of 800 West Street around 4:30 p.m. Saturday. They say two cars collided head-on.

Passengers from both cars were transported to area hospitals. How many people were transported and what their current conditions are is unknown at this time.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation, officials said.

<![CDATA[Report: Gronkowski Did Not Travel to Chicago With Patriots]]> Sat, 20 Oct 2018 17:12:55 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/191*120/usatsi_11445082.jpg

Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski did not travel to Chicago with the team, according to the Boston Globe and ESPN.

The report comes after Gronkowski was listed with a new back injury as well as an existing ankle injury on Friday.

He has not been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Bears.

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<![CDATA[Watch NBC10 Boston News]]> Tue, 10 Jul 2018 17:36:17 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/NBC10+Boston+Livestream+Graphic.jpg

Watch NBC10 Boston newscasts here on weekdays from 4 to 7 a.m., 12 to 12:30 p.m., 4 to 6:30 p.m., 7 to 7:30 p.m. and 11 to 11:35 p.m. Select weekend newscasts can also be found here.

<![CDATA[Methuen Man Arrested For Allegedly Possessing Illegal Gun]]> Sat, 20 Oct 2018 14:22:39 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/183*120/LawrenceGunArrest1.JPG

Police in Lawrence, Massachusetts have arrested after he allegedly tried to get rid of an illegal gun. 

Police responded to a report of a man pounding on the door of a home on Water Street in Lawrence and waving a gun. 

When officers arrived, they reportedly noticed the man throw what they later found to be a semi-automatic gun over a fence. 

Police arrested the man, whom they identified as 39-year-old Jesse Flynn, of Methuen. He is facing multiple gun-related charges.

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<![CDATA[Authorities Recover Body of Missing Diver ]]> Sat, 20 Oct 2018 19:35:23 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Body_of_Missing_Diver_Recovered.jpg

Authorities have recovered the body of a diver who was reported missing near Swallow Cave in Nahant, Massachusetts late Saturday morning. 

The captain of the commercial diving charter boat Keep-ah reported the 37-year-old male diver missing around 10 a.m. after he did not surface, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.  

Shortly after, the Coast Guard along with the Massachusetts State Police Dive Team and area police and fire departments deployed search and rescue teams.

“Everyone worked efficiently to locate the victim despite very dangerous conditions on the water, and I commend them for their commitment,” said Nahant Fire Chief Michael Feinberg. 

Beverly firefighters found the diver shortly before noon and took him to Seaport Landing Marina in Lynn, the Coast Guard said in a written statement. 

The circumstances of his death have not yet been released.

<![CDATA[State Trooper Recovering Following Stabbing]]> Sat, 20 Oct 2018 10:02:15 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/238*120/TrooperStabbedNS1.JPG

A Massachusetts State Trooper is recovering from surgery after being stabbed multiple times during a pursuit of a suspect in New Salem on Friday

The 47-year-old trooper was stabbed in the head, neck, shoulders and arm while trying to apprehend an 18-year-old man who had led police on car chase through several states.  

Authorities say the chase began when the suspect -- whose name has not yet been released -- carjacked a vehicle he crashed into in Walpole, New Hampshire, around noon on Friday. According to police, he drove through Vermont and down Interstate 91 into Massachusetts. 

The chase ended on Fay and Orange Road in New Salem. 

Hannah Hunting, who was driving nearby, says she witnessed the suspect get out of the car he was driving and attack the trooper. 

“The suspect jumped out of his car, and I saw him with his hand in his pocket, so I immediately yelled at my kids to get into the van and get their heads down,” Hunting told NBC 10 Boston. 

“The suspect ran to the police car and opened the door. I was watching from the van, and I thought they were just punching, but I realized after that he was stabbing the police officer,” Hunting said. 

Police say the suspect was shot during the attack. 

The trooper and the suspect were taken to UMass Medical Center in Worcester, where they are both recovering. The suspect is facing several vehicle-related and assault charges. 

Authorities have not released the name of the trooper, but say he is a 12-year veteran of the force. 

The incident remains under investigation. 

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<![CDATA[Mild Start, Cool Finish to Weekend]]> Sat, 20 Oct 2018 23:37:40 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/weather_oct_20_6pm.jpg

Temperatures start off mild this weekend across New England, but we cool significantly by Sunday.

A gusty southwest wind brings in the Saturday warmth, with highs in the 50s and 60s. Skies will be mostly cloudy with a few spot showers.

During the morning those will be mostly in Southeastern New England, particularly the Cape and the Islands, and across the mountains of Northern New England.

During the afternoon it’s really just a few very hit or miss showers here and there. The vast majority of the day will be dry.

Overnight temperatures drop into the 30s and 40s with partly to mostly cloudy skies.

A second disturbance will clip far Southern New England early on Sunday, so a few more showers are possible there during the morning. Clouds will then give way to more sun over the course of the day as winds turn to the northwest and cooler air flows in. Highs will only be in the 40s!

Monday is also cool, but partly cloudy, with highs in the 40s and 50s.

Our next more widespread risk of showers arrives Tuesday into Wednesday. That system may even end as snow in parts of Northern New England.

<![CDATA[Mass. Selling 10,000 Mega Millions Tickets Per Minute]]> Fri, 19 Oct 2018 20:04:29 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/mega+millions7.JPG

A $1 billion jackpot for Friday night’s Mega Millions caused a big spike in lottery ticket sales. By late afternoon, Massachusetts stores were selling approximately 10,000 per minute.

“This is going to be the highest Mega Millions jackpot in history of the game,” said Christian Teja, spokesman for the Massachusetts State Lottery.

With the record high jackpot, the cash option on the prize is now an estimated $565.6 million. However, the odds are not so great.

“One in 300 million. If you’re going to gamble, you might as well know the odds,” said George Recck, a lecturer in Babson College’s math and science division.

For decades, the numbers expert has played and studied the lottery, picking up helpful strategies to apply along the way.

“You want to pick the higher, less popular numbers, numbers that people might consider unlucky,” Recck explained. “Because if you do hit, you’re less likely to share the prize.”

Friday’s drawing will be the 25th since the jackpot was last hit July 24, when a $543 million jackpot was won by a group of 11 co-workers on a ticket sold in California.

Saturday, the Powerball jackpot will be another big sell, reaching an estimated $430 million. Last year, a Chicopee woman won a $750 million jackpot, which was the largest Powerball jackpot ever won on a single ticket.

“This is an exciting time for our customers and our retail partners and we encourage people to keep the experience of playing these and other lottery games fun by playing responsibly,” said Michael Sweeney, Executive Director of the Massachusetts State Lottery.

Customers can purchase lottery tickets until 10:45 p.m. Friday ahead of the Mega Millions drawing.

<![CDATA[Development of Other Pats Receivers Could Cost Gronk Cash]]> Fri, 19 Oct 2018 19:07:59 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/191*120/usatsi_11445082.jpg

The four-time First Team All-Pro tight end was the lone saving grace for Tom Brady’s weaponry entering this season, his lone target differentiating this group from, say, the 2006 group.

Rob Gronkowski came out gangbusters, catching seven passes for 123 yards and a touchdown in New England’s Week 1 win over the Houston Texans. It remains his lone game this season with north of 100 receiving yards, and of greater concern, his lone score.

His lone Gronk Spike™.

Gronkowski was there when it mattered most last week vs. the Kansas City Chiefs, grabbing two passes in the fourth quarter – including a 39-yarder which got the Patriots well within Stephen Gostkowski’s field goal range, all but sealing the 43-40 win for the Patriots.

New England has now won three games in a row, averaging just under 40 points per game on the streak. Could the minimal contributions of Gronk – particularly in the red zone, where he’s been targeted once all season – be a result of the emergence of Josh Gordon, coupled with the return of Julian Edelman, or are there other factors at play?

It’s now five straight games without a touchdown reception for Gronkowski, far and away the longest such streak of his nine-year career.

So long as the Patriots keep winning, he’ll continue to toe the company line, but the re-worked, incentive-laden contract he’s playing under for the second year in a row is no doubt in the back of his mind.

“Our goal is the same as it’s always been,” Bill Belichick said on Friday, deflecting a question in regards to individual statistics being built into a player’s contract. “I think Tom, and Rob, and everybody else on this team, Devin [McCourty] and Pat [Chung] and everybody else – they come in here and work hard to try to go out and compete well and win games.

“You’d have to ask other people that question. I don’t know. Our goal is to win games. Other people have other agendas, but that’s not ours.”

Up until the fourth quarter vs. Kansas City, Gronkowski had just one catch on two targets for 16 yards.

Assuming health, Gronkowski is on pace for 69 catches and 1,080 yards. Those numbers are virtually identical to his totals from 2017, when in 14 games he caught 69 passes for 1,084 yards.

He caught eight touchdown passes last season, though, and even in his many injury-riddle seasons, he’s managed to catch a minimum of three touchdowns every year of his career. His current pace would have him fall short of even that total.

“It is what it is. First off, I’ve got to get open,” Gronkowski said earlier this week of his lack of opportunities in the red zone. “I’ve got to get out there and run better routes and then I’ll start seeing more targets. Whatever play is called, we’re scoring points, we’re scoring down there. Whatever I have to do to help out the team, even if the ball’s not going my way, I’ve just got to do it and just keep grinding. If I keep playing ball, keep doing what I need to do, keep playing better, I might start receiving the targets. That’s what it comes down to so just got to get better and get open.”

Gronkowski’s base salary for the 2018 season is $8 million, making him the sixth-highest paid tight end in the game.

However, should he reach his incentives, he can earn upwards of an extra $3.3 million, per Spotrac. He can also earn another $1 million in per-game bonuses.

Gronkowski can hit three of the following four thresholds worth $1.1 million each to get his extra money: 70 catches, 1,085 receiving yards, nine touchdown receptions and be on the field for 80 percent of New England’s offensive snaps.

Per usual, Gronkowski has been facing double teams in just about every situation imaginable when the Patriots are on offense. It might not be helping him in the statistical department quite yet, but it is enabling Brady to develop a rapport with Gordon, who led the team with nine targets against the Chiefs.

It’s helping Edelman get his sea legs back after serving a four-game suspension to begin the season, not to mention miss all of last season with a torn ACL. It’s helped James White become as valuable as ever in New England’s offensive scheme, and last week it helped Chris Hogan re-emerge in Brady’s vaunted “circle of trust.”

“I think we’re getting there and we’re working on it,” Brady said on Friday, pressed about the Patriots reaching their full potential offensively. “I certainly think that every week that goes by, we’re going to try to keep making improvements and get better. A lot of different players we’ve tried to incorporate this year and I think we’re working our way through it. I don’t think we’re there yet. I know I said after last game we still have some work to do and we still feel like our best is ahead of us. We’re just going to have to go out and play really well this weekend to get the same results. That’s what we’re trying for.”

It feels like it’s only a matter of time before Brady and Gronkowski re-establish their red zone magic. It’s not like Brady would have any reason to side with management as it pertains to Gronk’s incentives, lest we forget Brady, too, is on an incentive-laden deal.

The short-term setbacks should make for an even more terrifying offense down the stretch as other teams learn they need to pay attention to Gordon, Edelman and White once again. Get ready for a monstrous stretch from Gronk.

Photo Credit: NBC Sports - Boston]]>
<![CDATA[Wareham Woman Wins $1M on Powerball Ticket]]> Fri, 19 Oct 2018 18:45:15 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/160*120/Ilona+McCahill+Powerball+-+10-17-2018.jpg

A Massachusetts woman won $1 million on a Powerball ticket this week.

Lottery officials have identified Ilona McCahill of Wareham as the buyer of the winning ticket sold at a Stop & Shop store in that town.

The grocery store will receive $10,000 as a bonus for the sale, Massachusetts State Lottery officials said.

Lottery officials said the $50,000 winning tickets were also sold were at Bob's Beer & Wine in Bellingham, Market Basket in Tewksbury and Convenience Plus in Lee.

McCahill won her prize on Wednesday's Powerball drawing. No grand prize winners were named, and the jackpot in Saturday's drawing has now reached $470 million, according to lottery officials. Friday's Mega Millions jackpot has eclipsed $1 billion.

Photo Credit: Massachusetts Lottery]]>
<![CDATA[Mass. Environmental Police Chief Fired Amid Investigation]]> Sat, 20 Oct 2018 08:55:08 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/James+McGinn.JPG

The chief of the Massachusetts Environmental Police has reportedly been fired following an internal investigation into allegations of misconduct.

According to the Boston Globe, Colonel James McGinn had been suspended without pay earlier in October as an internal review was conducted. McGinn was accused of fixing citations for friends and installed cameras at a Westborough facility without authorization.

A state report obtained by the Globe suggested he installed the cameras for surveillance of officers at the inland enforcement headquarters for the agency.

An attorney representing McGinn told the Globe the colonel's firing was politically motivated.

"This was, to say the least, an amateurish investigation," Timothy Burke told the Globe.

Burke said the agency had been underperforming before McGinn took over three years ago and that he had worked to "professionalize" the agency.

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<![CDATA[Witnesses Cry as They Recall Terrifying Sweet Tomatoes Crash]]> Fri, 19 Oct 2018 18:22:20 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Brad+Casler+Court.JPG

Emotional testimony continued Friday in the trial of a man accused of killing two people when he crashed his vehicle into a Sweet Tomatoes restaurant in 2016.

Restaurant workers who were injured and family members of the victims who were killed took the stand for the prosecution.

Brad Casler, 57, is facing two counts of motor vehicle homicide for the West Newton crash. His lawyer is arguing it was an accident, not a crime, and caused after his client suffered a medical emergency.

The incident killed 57-year-old Eleanor Miele of Watertown and 32-year-old Gregory Morin of Newton.

“I said I would pick up our daughter and he said he would grab dinner,” Erica Morin said on the stand, remembering the last thing her husband said to her before he died.

The defense rarely cross-examined the witnesses as prosecutors tried to prove it was a crime, not an accident.

Casey Vaughan was the manager at the time and one of several who was hurt inside the restaurant. She never worked there again after what happened.

“I just remember I could see smoke,” Vaughan said. “At the moment, all I could feel was a burning sensation.”

Her co-workers also testified, some of them crying as they remembered the terrifying moments inside the restaurant.

Several witnesses who rushed to help also testified, including a good Samaritan who helped pull a stranger from the rubble and a high school student who ran to the police station.

Caleb Butler, now 18 and a delivery driver at Sweet Tomatoes, said he and his high school friends saw Casler’s car traveling at a high rate of speed right before the crash.

“It was going so fast, me and my friends stopped in our tracks,” Butler said. “There was no way that car was stopping.”

A number of first responders also took to the stand and described their interactions with Casler right after the crash. They said he appeared stoic and in shock, and when they asked for an explanation, they said he told them the car accelerated on its own.

“Then asked if there were more than two bodies and he asked if he could get his groceries in the vehicle,” Newton police officer Megan McLean said.

The jury was dismissed for the weekend. Testimony will pick back up again first thing Monday morning with deliberations to begin the following week.

Photo Credit: NBC10 Boston]]>
<![CDATA[Opponents Push to Recall Embattled Fall River Mayor]]> Fri, 19 Oct 2018 18:04:22 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/New_Rush_to_Recall_Embattled_Fall_River_Mayor.jpg

Ten residents of Fall River, Massachusetts, are working on a recall petition to remove Mayor Jasiel Correia from office following his indictment on wire fraud and tax charges.

"Mr. Correia is now tainted by federal indictments that cannot be ignored," recall organizers argued in a petition to the city clerk's office. "No reasonable person would do business with the office of mayor or the city of Fall River ... fraud indictments of his personal and business dealings will reflect on the city and call into question his honesty and integrity."

The city clerk's office rejected the petition on a technicality because it wasn't notarized. A new petition is being submitted, and once it's verified by the Board of Elections, supporters of the recall will have 20 days to collect about 2,500 signatures.

"Our concern is if there are companies that are thinking of coming into Fall River, do they really want to sit across the desk from Mayor Correia right now?" said Joe Pereira, one of the recall organizers.

If enough valid signatures are turned in, the mayor can either resign or a new election will be scheduled within 65 days. The mayor would be eligible to run.

"I don't want him to leave," said Fall River resident Carolyn Flanagan, who's against the recall. "He's done so much for Fall River, good things for Fall River, we should keep him."

The mayor's office did not return a request for comment.

"He's a nice guy, as far as I'm concerned," said Fall River resident George Souza, who's against the recall. "I don't believe he did it."

Correia is accused of stealing about $230,000 from investors in an app he created.

Organizers of the recall say they will turn in their new, notarized petition next week.

"This guy's got to go," said Fall River resident Michael Pimentel, who supports the recall. "They have to get him out."

<![CDATA[Steep Prices for World Series Tickets at Fenway Park]]> Fri, 19 Oct 2018 18:49:47 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Fenway+Park+101918.jpg

The Red Sox are headed to the World Series, but are you?

Tickets for Tuesday's game one have been sold out at Fenway Park since last week. If you want a ticket to the game, you're going to have to pay — a lot.

Tickets on popular apps like StubHub, VividSeats and SeatGeek are showing $500-$1,000 for standing room only.

"Unless you want to tell me he winning numbers on the lottery, then I'll go," said Red Sox fan Russ Gilfoy.

Ace Tickets, an authentic ticket vendor, says these prices will go up — especially if the Dodgers win. The vendor also says you should always be weary when buying from secondary ticket vendors, as the tickets are not verified by the company itself.

Right now, seats along the third base line are about $3,000, and dugout box seats are a cool $12,000.

Photo Credit: NBC10 Boston]]>
<![CDATA[Red Sox Fans Flock to Modell's to Buy Gear After ALCS]]> Fri, 19 Oct 2018 16:49:51 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000019123506.JPG

Modell's Sporting Goods in Medford, Massachusetts, is helping fans sport their Red Sox pride with official American League Championship Series merchandise.

"This is my second round," said Red Sox fan Chris Soule-Bailey. "I'm back. I was here last night in the bottom of the 7th inning. I'm very excited about them going to the World Series again."

The lifelong Red Sox fan was among the customers at Modell's buying the championship gear right after the Sox beat the Houston Astros Thursday night.

She is serious about her Red Sox apparel, so Soule-Bailey wet back to the store Friday to buy more right after doors open at 6 a.m Friday.

"My shirt is underneath this hoodie," she said. "I came back to get a couple more, but I have to come back because there's no hats or magnets or anything."

She is not alone.

"This is great," said fan Chris Foley. "I go in and then go to work."

Loyal Red Sox fans beamed with pride as many clamored to get inside the store, including some who arrived before doors opened, to claim their official ALCS championship swag.

Red Sox wins are good for business, said the store's general manager, Dan Clayton. He said Red Sox gear will make up 50-60 percent of business for during the World Series.

"We really want to get everything out for the series, for the fans," Clayton said. "It was a great game last night. This is the tip of the iceberg. This is just the beginning."

Thursday night's series ending victory is also creating Red Sox fever among fans.

"I just feel this team is destined to win this year," said fan Steve Morandi. "We got a great bunch of players and we're going to win it all."

"We're going to the World Series and we're going to win it in 5," said Soule-Bailey.

Next stop for the Sox is Fenway Park for the World Series opener Tuesday night, where they'll face off against either the Los Angeles Dodgers or the Milwaukee Brewers.

Photo Credit: NBC10 Boston]]>
<![CDATA[How to Watch Bengals-Chiefs on Sunday Night Football]]> Fri, 19 Oct 2018 16:50:08 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/snf.jpg

NBC has you covered for Sunday night's Cincinnati Bengals-Kansas City Chiefs game.

Pre-game coverage starts at 7 p.m. on NBC10 Boston, with kickoff at 8:20. You can watch on TV, on desktop and on mobile devices.

Here’s what you need to know:

On TV: Watch the game on NBC10 Boston starting at 7 p.m. Here's where to find NBC10 Boston where you live.

On Desktop or Mobile Devices: Watch the game on desktop and mobile by clicking here. For mobile, you will be prompted to download the NBC Sports App if you haven't already. If you already have the app downloaded, you will immediately be directed to the mobile viewing experience.

<![CDATA[DA: Police Shoot Knife-Wielding Suspect in Brockton]]> Fri, 19 Oct 2018 18:41:51 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/160*120/Brockton+101918.jpg

Officials say police shot a knife-wielding suspect Friday afternoon in Brockton, Massachusetts.

Officers responded shortly after 12:15 p.m. to Court Street, where a man with a knife had been reported. Two officers arrived in separate cruisers, according to the Plymouth County District Attorney's Office.

The suspect, a man in his 20s, allegedly advanced toward the officers, and shots were fired.

The suspect was taken to Good Samaritan Medical Center, where he was still being treated later Friday afternoon.

The Enterprise reported that no officers were injured.

The case remains under investigation.

Photo Credit: Marc Vasconcellos/The Enterprise]]>
<![CDATA[Welcome to the Neighborhood: Fuku]]> Fri, 19 Oct 2018 20:18:18 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/201*120/Foku.PNG

If you like fried chicken, you’ll love this news!

Fuku will be bringing its signature chicken sandwiches to the Seaport District beginning on Saturday, October 20th! From the team behind David Chang’s world-renowned Momofuku restaurants, Fuku is on a mission to change the way people think about fast food. Fuku’s menu features a variety of all-natural and free-range chicken sandwiches, salads, sides, slushies, and more. And in celebration of its arrival to the neighborhood, Fuku will debut two Boston exclusive menu items, the BOS and B.F.C.

BOS – spicy fried chicken sandwich with crispy squash rings, ranch, extremely spicy glaze

B.F.C. (dine-in only) – one half of a whole habanero fried chicken, sweet & spicy fingers, five-spice wings, mac salad, fries, sauces, two potato rolls, two house drinks

Fuku is located at One Seaport in Boston’s Seaport District at 43 Northern Avenue.
In addition to offering indoor seating, Fuku in the Seaport plans to accommodate guests on an outdoor patio.

In addition to Boston, there are currently two Fuku storefront locations open in New York in addition to a number of Fuku concessions locations at various sports venues and arenas.
Fuku will be open seven days a week, 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM, Monday through Sunday.  For more information, visit Fuku at www.eatfuku.com

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<![CDATA[Famous Fans of the Boston Red Sox]]> Fri, 19 Oct 2018 13:31:23 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/soxfans1.jpg ]]> <![CDATA[Occupants of Car That Caused I-95 Crash Revived Using Narcan]]> Fri, 19 Oct 2018 12:14:38 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/216*120/Massachusetts+State+Police+cruiser+Montgomery+MA+murder+suicide+012318.jpg

Massachusetts State Police said two occupants in a car that caused a crash on Interstate 95 on Friday were found unresponsive and had to be revived using Narcan due to a possible drug overdose.

The crash was reported around 10 a.m. on I-95 south near Exit 37A in Reading. Two left travel lanes had to be shut down due to the crash, causing delays.

Police said the two occupants were found unresponsive and were not breathing due to what is believed to be a drug overdose. A state trooper administered Narcan to both and was able to revive them. They were transported to local hospitals and their conditions were not immediately known.

The driver of the car they hit was not injured.

The investigation is ongoing. No further information was immediately available.

Photo Credit: WWLP]]>