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December 8, 2013

Around the Region


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---- — Police officer wounded and suspect dead

BOSTON (AP) — One man is dead and a Boston police is nursing a gunshot wound after exchanging gunfire in the city’s Dorchester neighborhood.

Boston Police spokeswoman Nicole Grant says the shooting occurred Saturday afternoon. The incident began with officers talking to two people. One man pushed an officer and both suspects began to run, with one of the men opening fire on police.

Grant says a bullet hit an officer in the arm and police returned fire, fatally wounding one of the men fleeing the scene.

Investigators are questioning the surviving suspect. The stricken officer suffered a non-life-threatening injury.

Police did not immediately release the names of the officer or those of the dead suspect and the one being questioned.

The shooting occurred near the intersection of Geneva Avenue and Westville Street.

NH Police: 2 killed in I-89 crash in Lebanon

LEBANON, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire State Police say two people have been killed in a crash on Interstate 89 in Lebanon. The victims’ names have not been released.

Police say it appears that a driver traveling south on Saturday lost control and crossed center median into the northbound lane, hitting another vehicle.

The right travel lane was been closed for several hours.

Car crashes into building, kills driver

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Police say a Waltham man is dead after his vehicle left the road, went through a fence and crashed into a building in Cambridge, trapping the seriously injured driver.

State police say in a statement released Saturday that investigators are trying to figure out why the car crashed into a house on Concord Turnpike Friday night.

Authorities say 40-year-old Theodore Ohene-Addo, of Waltham, was seriously injured and was trapped in the heavily-damaged car. He was alone in the vehicle and was taken to Mount Auburn Hospital, where physicians later pronounced him dead.

State police investigators are looking into circumstances and facts of the crash. State police say Cambridge officers notified them of the crash at 11:10 p.m. Friday. Rescue workers left the scene by 2:30 a.m.

NH couple charged with sexually abusing 2 children

CLAREMONT, N.H. (AP) — A Claremont, N.H., couple is being held without bail on charges of child sexual abuse and production of child pornography.

Kevin and Ashley Blood, both 25, pleaded not guilty on Friday.

Police started investigating late last month after they say they received a call from police in another jurisdiction about the possible sexual assault of two young children in the Bloods’ care. Police say the alleged assaults took place on Nov. 13 and Nov. 20 when the children were at the Bloods’ home.

The Valley News reports that a probable cause hearing is scheduled for Dec. 16.

Fisher enters Mass. race for governor

SHREWSBURY, Mass. (AP) — A Shrewsbury business owner says he is seeking the Republican nomination for governor in Massachusetts.

Mark Fisher, who has never sought elective office, announced his candidacy in a recent press release.

Charles Baker, the former head of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and the 2010 GOP nominee for governor, is running again for the office.

Fisher said his first priority as governor would be to remove all tolls on the Massachusetts Turnpike.

He reported a campaign account balance of just under $45,000 in a filing this past week with the state Office of Campaign and Political Finance.

Injured hiker rescued in Lee, NH

LEE, N.H. (AP) — An injured hiker had to be rescued in the New Hampshire town of Lee.

The 40-year-old woman was hiking near the town transfer station Friday morning when she suffered a severe ankle sprain.

Rescue workers carried the woman down the trail in rough and slippery conditions to a waiting all-terrain vehicle, which transferred her to an ambulance. Foster’s Daily Democrat reports the woman was taken to the hospital for treatment.