Shark sightings closes several Truro beaches, Nauset in Orleans
Monday, August 21, 2017

Swimmers were pulled out of the water at several beaches in Truro and Nauset Beach in Orleans after sharks were spotted nearby.Ballston Beach was closed for one hour, or until about 12:30 p.m., said Damion Clements, interim director of the Truro Recreation Department.A notification was ... .. read more..

Don't want to go out? Watch the solar eclipse live here
Monday, August 21, 2017

You can forget about those solar glasses and risks to your eyes by watching the eclipse live online instead. .. read more..

ECLIPSE: Newton-Wellesley doctor stresses safe viewing of solar event
Monday, August 21, 2017

Unless they're an astrophysicist or a helioastronomer, most people don't make a habit out of looking at the sun. But on Monday, Aug. 21, when the moon comes into just the right alignment with the sun to create an eclipse, there may be some temptation to look skyward.With that in mind, Dr. Jill Sm... .. read more..

Harwich man faces charges after head-on crash
Monday, August 21, 2017

HARWICH — Police have issued a court summons for a Harwich man who was brought by a medical helicopter to an off-Cape hospital after a head-on crash Sunday afternoon.The 49-year-old man has been summonsed on charges of operating under the influence, operating to en... .. read more..

Police: Barcelona attacker has been shot down
Monday, August 21, 2017

Regional police have confirmed that the fugitive Barcelona van attack suspect Younes Abouyaaqoub has been shot down in a small town outside the city. .. read more..

Americans stake out prime viewing spots to watch the eclipse
Monday, August 21, 2017

Americans with telescopes, cameras and protective glasses staked out viewing spots along a narrow corridor from Oregon to South Carolina to watch the moon blot out the midday sun Monday in what promised to be the most observed and photographed eclipse in history. .. read more..

Navy chief orders probe into Pacific fleet after collisions
Monday, August 21, 2017

The U.S. Navy ordered a broad investigation Monday into the performance and readiness of the Pacific-based 7th Fleet as vessels from several nations searched Southeast Asian waters for 10 U.S. sailors missing after an early morning collision between the USS John S. McCain and an oil tanker. .. read more..

1 dead, 1 injured as van rams bus stops in Marseille, France
Monday, August 21, 2017

MARSEILLE, France — A van rammed into two bus stops about 5 kilometers (3 miles) apart in the French port city of Marseille on Monday, killing one person and injuring another, police officials said.The driver of the van, arrested in a third location, was a 35-year-old from the Grenoble regi... .. read more..

Solar eclipse: What to know and where to go
Monday, August 21, 2017

Here's what Cape Codders need to know about Monday's eclipse.• When: The eclipse will begin at 1:28 p.m., hit its peak at 2:46 p.m. and conclude at 3:59 p.m., according to www.timeanddate.com. At its peak, about 70 percent of the sun will be obscured by the moon's shadow.• The weather: ... .. read more..

Man swept away by tide rescued off Chapin Memorial Beach
Monday, August 21, 2017

YARMOUTH PORT - Yarmouth firefighters pulled a man out of the water Sunday night after he was swept away by the tide while trying to walk from Chapin Memorial Beach to Grays Beach, said Yarmouth fire Capt. Marc Omerzu.The 38-year-old man had walked from Grays Beach to Chapin Memorial Beach at low... .. read more..

Nations search for 10 missing after US destroyer collision
Monday, August 21, 2017

SINGAPORE — Vessels from several nations are searching Southeast Asian waters for 10 missing U.S. sailors after an early morning collision Monday between the USS John S. McCain and an oil tanker ripped a gaping hole in the destroyer's hull.The collision east of Singapore between the guided ... .. read more..

Hyannis native promoted to two-star general
Monday, August 21, 2017

HYANNIS — A Hyannis native and 1982 graduate of Barnstable High School has been elevated to the rank of two-star general in the U.S. Army.  Gary Brito, 53, was promoted from brigadier general to major general during a ceremony at Fort Polk, Louisiana, earlier this month.Brito ent... .. read more..

WHOI physicist lauded for acoustic research
Monday, August 21, 2017

Lavery is first woman to win prestigious Walter Munk Award. .. read more..

Cape partnerships target MassHealth costs
Monday, August 21, 2017

Cape health centers and hospitals have agreed to participate in what Gov. Charlie Baker’s administration is calling a “major restructuring” of the MassHealth program, an attempt to trim costs for the program that is currently more than a third of the state budget.Under t... .. read more..

Beach parking lots washed out by rain in Eastham
Sunday, August 20, 2017

EASTHAM — Parts of two beach parking lots have been washed out because of Saturday morning's heavy rainstorm.Lots at Cooks Brook Beach and Thumpertown beaches were damaged by the rain, according to Eastham police officer Gregory Plant. At Cooks Brook, the damage was to a section ... .. read more..

Bourne to hold public hearing on new wastewater policy
Sunday, August 20, 2017

BUZZARDS BAY — At a Sewer Commissioners meeting in April, it became evident to then commissioner and Selectman Stephen Mealy that the town needed a policy to help manage its wastewater, a key to development in the area.The commissioners voted to allow a hotel developer to continu... .. read more..

Barnstable County inmate suicides under investigation
Sunday, August 20, 2017

2 deaths in 3 weeks come as jail faces budget cuts, demands on services. .. read more..

Two injured after head-on crash in Harwich
Sunday, August 20, 2017

HARWICH — A man was sent via Boston MedFlight helicopter to an off-Cape hospital when two vehicles crashed head on this afternoon.At 2:13 p.m., Harwich and Dennis firefighters responded to the corner of Depot and Center streets for a report of a crash, according to Harwich fire C... .. read more..

Publicist: Jerry Lewis, comedian , telethon host, dies at 91
Sunday, August 20, 2017

LOS ANGELES — Jerry Lewis, the manic, rubber-faced showman who jumped and hollered to fame in a lucrative partnership with Dean Martin, settled down to become a self-conscious screen auteur and found an even greater following as the tireless, teary host of the annual muscular dystrophy tele... .. read more..

Shark sighting closes Coast Guard Beach
Sunday, August 20, 2017

EASTHAM — Coast Guard Beach was temporarily closed to swimming due to a shark sighting today.The beach prohibited swimming from 12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m., according to an Instagram post from the Cape Cod National Seashore.According to the Sharkivity app, two great white sharks were... .. read more..

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