FALMOUTH (CBS) – A Falmouth woman has been charged with disorderly conduct after confronting a customer who was wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat at a Mexican restaurant.
Police say Rosaine Santos walked by Bryton Turner as he was eating dinner at Casa Vallarta and knocked the hat off his head. She then allegedly confronted him verbally.
He recorded some of the confrontation on his cell phone. “I’m just trying to sit here and eat a nice meal,” Turner says in the video as Santos grabbed his President Trump-inspired hat.
A woman is accused of assaulting a man who was wearing a Make America Great Again hat at a Falmouth restaurant (Image credit Bryton Turner)
Police arrived and had difficulty removing Santos.
“It’s just a hat at the end of the day,” Turner told WBZ. “I don’t really understand why people can’t just express themselves anymore, everybody has to get mad.”
Before he recorded the video, Santos allegedly tried to shove Turner’s face in his food.
The bartender, who is of Mexican descent, said Turner was minding his own business. “The lady didn’t agree with his hat and I just kept telling her it’s alright, he’s not doing anything to me why is it even a problem,” bartender Geo Macario said.
On Monday, a group of anti-Trump activists was sprayed by a plow driver, as they protested the president’s policies on the town common.
BOSTON (CBS) — Friends of Alfred Rodriguez are hoping for justice. “It’s very sad. I hope he’s in a better place,” said Walid Bengadem, who lit a candle in the spot where Rodriguez was stabbed in East Boston.
Bengadem went from worrying about his friend’s recovery all week, to now mourning his loss, since the father who owned a Revere barbershop succumbed to his injuries Wednesday. “He was super nice. He would even give you a haircut even if you wouldn’t have money. That’s how good he was, you know.”
Boston Police want to speak with three people following an East Boston stabbing. (Image Credit: Boston Police)
Cell phone video shows police gathered around Rodriguez on the sidewalk. It was just before 2:00 in the morning outside Taverna Medallo Sunday. Earlier this week, police circulated photos of people they were looking for. Neighbors say it’s a spot officers were keeping an eye on even before it happened. “I saw some police officers here and they were looking after this club that was about to close at that time,” said Wember Castillo, who had walked by an hour earlier.
Front of Taverna Medallo in East Boston. (Image Credit: CBS Boston)
While police said there had been an altercation outside, Rodriguez’s friends said fighting was never in his character. “It’s sad that somebody so good and so humble is gone,” said Juan Santa, who owns a barbershop across the street from Rodriguez’s. “He was a nice guy, humble, and you know it was pretty shocking to know that happened to him, because he doesn’t deserve that.”
Candles in memory of Alfred Rodriguez. (Image Credit: CBS Boston)
Police have security video from businesses along Chelsea Street, and say they’re now reviewing everything around the case, and ask witnesses with information to contact them.
BOSTON (CBS) – Too busy to exercise during the day? Australian researchers say you may want to consider a 30-minute intense evening workout instead because working out before bed does not disrupt sleep and may even suppress appetite.
Researchers took 11 middle-aged men and had them perform high-intensity cycling for six 1-minute sprints with four minutes of rest in between at different times of the day.
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They found that when the men worked out between 7 and 9 p.m., their subsequent sleep was not negatively impacted and that both afternoon and evening exercise suppressed a hormone that stimulates hunger.
Researchers admit this study was small and that future studies should include women.
FALL RIVER (CBS) – Two girls, one 14 years old and one 15, are in custody Thursday, accused of the armed robbery of Fall River’s Bay Coast Bank.
According to police, a girl entered the Troy Street Bank on Wednesday afternoon wearing a Patriots sweater and black leggings. According to police, she slid a note to a bank employee demanding money or, said the note, the girl “would blow everything up and kill everybody.” The girl held her two hands together as if she was hiding something, police said.
The girl was given an undisclosed amount of money before running out the door.
Fall River Police used street cameras to follow the girl’s path. According to police, the cameras also caught her getting into a dark Toyota Camry with another girl.
The Camry’s license plate led police to a Mulberry Street home. At the home, police found two girls – one who was wearing leggings similar to the robber and one, now wearing the Patriots sweater, who had gotten into the Camry with her.
Police arrested both girls and charged them with armed robbery. Their names were not released.
BOSTON (AP) — The natural gas explosions and fires in Massachusetts last September have cost Columbia Gas more than $1 billion.
NiSource, Columbia’s parent company, said in a financial report filed this week that $757 million of that was for third-party claims against the utility, including property damage. Another $266 million was for other expenses, including the workers needed during the recovery effort.
The financial losses do not include the cost of pipeline replacement, or the costs of settling lawsuits, or fines and penalties.
The explosions in Lawrence, Andover and North Andover killed one person, injured about two dozen, damaged more than 100 structures and left thousands without heat or hot water for weeks.
A multi-family home in Lawrence burned after a gas explosion, Sept. 13, 2018. (WBZ-TV)
The disaster remains under investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board, but was blamed on over-pressurized gas lines.
Cafardo was the author of several books, including “The Impossible Team,” which profiled the 2001 Patriots, and “If These Walls Could Talk,” co-authored with Jerry Remy.
Immediately, news of Cafardo’s passing led to an outpouring of tribute from the baseball community, media colleagues, and beyond.
Nick was a rarity: Someone who wasn’t afraid to share that he truly loved what he was doing. He had so much passion for and pride in writing for the Globe. I’m lucky to have been his colleague and better for having known him. He’ll be missed so much. https://t.co/hLiEKQxKpT
Nick Cafardo’s passing has stunned all of us here in Fort Myers. One of the giants of our business, Nick was a kind, decent man who brightened the press box. As someone who sat next to him for more than 25 years,l can attest to his good nature. https://t.co/tA4fMPv24x
All of us in the baseball writing fraternity are shocked and heartbroken by this news. Nick was so beloved and respected by all of us – and by all of baseball. Our industry and our game aren’t going to be the same without him. https://t.co/8IdkAzYzLr
This is devastating news. You could never meet a nicer guy than Nick, nor a better baseball writer. I cannot believe this. Brutal. Shared a house with him at Cooperstown two years ago and loved spending time with Nick. All I can say is my thoughts and prayers go to his family. https://t.co/mCQ7u9XGYC
One of the Deans of Baseball Writers — who I first met when he was covering football and I was assigned to run quotes for him at the Superdome. Had been a friend ever since, even if our HOF ballots were opposites.
There were few people I enjoyed talking to more at the ballpark than Nick. This is tragic. Thinking of his son, Ben, and the rest of their family. You will be truly missed. Rest in peace, my friend. https://t.co/UZKe987OhK
There are no words. Nick was a legendary journalist, but an even better person. He was hard-working, well-connected, and witty. He always had time to help and advise his colleagues. He was a great story-teller who made you laugh. My deepest condolences to his family. RIP, Nick. https://t.co/iDVDNXBHEI
Our deepest sympathies to the Cafardo family, especially to Nick's son and our ESPNPR colleague Ben. Ben shared with his Dad his engaging personality, quick wit, and love of family and baseball. https://t.co/0RLrgpS1JN
Nick Cafardo was one of the best in baseball, and he was a thoroughly welcoming & kind voice to me when I got to NESN in 2010. 62 is too damn young. Leeanne, Ben & Emilee, we’re all so sorry for your tremendous loss. https://t.co/gykESUsS09
So saddened. I loved talking to Nick about #RedSox & baseball. Enjoyed interviewing him on @NESN pregame shows back in ‘06 & ‘07. We kept in touch. Shared info about Yanks & Sox. Always looked fwd to seeing Nick in Bronx. Helped me w/Alex Cora Story in Oct. To Cafardo Family. https://t.co/HzYTD1AmPC
Nick Cafardo was the first person to congratulate me on joining the Red Sox beat last summer at Fenway and someone I enjoyed working with every day. A hard worker, great writer and tremendous person. Thoughts and prayers for his family. Rest in peace.
“Nick was one of the best people to ever walk through our doors — generous with his time and insights, immensely knowledgeable, deeply devoted to the Globe,” Brian McGrory, the Globe’s editor, said in the newspaper’s report. “He had a view of the Red Sox and the game on a national scale that is virtually unrivaled. For those reasons, he was one of our most read writers, constantly attracting followers near and far, his weekly baseball notes column being destination reading for tens of thousands of people.”
Statement from Boston Red Sox: “We are saddened by the sudden loss of long-time baseball reporter, Nick Cafardo. For over three decades, Nick was a fixture at Fenway Park and throughout ballparks across the country. His coverage was as consistent as the game itself. His opinions on the Red Sox and the most pressing issues facing Major League Baseball were a constant, particularly through the prominent Sunday baseball notes column in the Boston Globe.”
“The Cafardo family will always be a part of the Boston baseball family, and the Red Sox will honor Nick’s legacy at the appropriate time.”
CONCORD (CBS) – Since 2002, New Hampshire drivers have been legally required to clear snow and ice from their vehicles before taking to the roads.
It’s called Jessica’s Law, named for Jessica Smith, who was killed when ice from a tractor-trailer hit a box truck, which then slammed into her car.
However, New Hampshire State Police say they’re still pulling over plenty of vehicles not cleared of ice and snow.
The same #TroopB#Trooper, who cited 17 violators of #JessicasLaw last week stopped 20 vehicles in a mere three hours issuing 21 traffic tickets today. Let this serve as a reminder to clean all the snow and ice off your vehicle before venturing out onto the roadways. #NHSPpic.twitter.com/2RQgvW2hNm
GREENBELT, Md. (CBS/AP) — A Coast Guard officer suspected of drawing up a hit list of top Democrats, including Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, and network TV journalists spent hours on his work computer researching the words and deeds of infamous bombers and mass shooters while also stockpiling weapons, federal prosecutors said Thursday.
Lt. Christopher Paul Hasson, 49, was ordered held without bail on drug and gun charges while prosecutors gather evidence to support more serious charges involving what they portrayed as a domestic terror plot by a man who espoused white-supremacist views.
Hasson, a former Marine who worked at Coast Guard headquarters in Washington on a program to acquire advanced new cutters for the agency, was arrested last week. Investigators gave no immediate details on how or when he came to their attention.
Federal agents found 15 guns, including several rifles, and over 1,000 rounds of ammunition inside his basement apartment in Silver Spring, Maryland.
In court papers this week, federal prosecutors said he compiled what appeared to be a computer-spreadsheet hit list that included House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and presidential hopefuls Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand, Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker and Kamala Harris. Also mentioned were such figures as MSNBC’s Chris Hayes and Joe Scarborough and CNN’s Chris Cuomo and Van Jones.
In arguing against bail Thursday, federal prosecutor Jennifer Sykes said Hasson would log onto his government computer during work hours and spend hours searching for information on such people as the Unabomber, the Virginia Tech gunman and anti-abortion bomber Eric Rudolph.
“This is not an isolated activity,” Sykes said, referring to evidence disclosed so far. “This is something that is being done for hours on end while he is at work.”
Calling Hasson a “domestic terrorist,” she said the charges so far are just the “tip of the iceberg.”
Weapons seized during investigation into Christopher Paul Hasson (DOJ Photo)
In court, public defender Julie Stelzig accused prosecutors of making inflammatory accusations against her client without providing the evidence to back them up. She also accused the government of trying to “criminalize thoughts” and perhaps make an example out of Hasson, given criticism that authorities have overlooked domestic terrorists.
“Perhaps now they can say, ‘Look, we’re not targeting only Muslims,'” she said.
Hasson was previously an aircraft mechanic in the Marines, serving from 1988 to 1994.
Court papers detail a 2017 draft email in which he wrote that he was “dreaming of a way to kill almost every last person on the earth.” Also, Hasson sent himself a draft letter in 2017 that he had written to a neo-Nazi leader and “identified himself as a White Nationalist for over 30 years and advocated for ‘focused violence’ in order to establish a white homeland,” prosecutors said.
Last February, he searched the internet for the “most liberal senators” and also asked, “Do senators have ss (Secret Service) protection” and “Are supreme court justices protected,” according to the court filing.
Bob Davis, who rents a house from Hasson in coastal Currituck County, North Carolina, and met him a few times, said he was “absolutely shocked” by the allegations.
“He was a very stern military guy. That’s how I saw him. I truly nothing but respected him. There are people in life who are not 100 percenters. He was a 100 percenter,” Davis said, meaning Hasson worked hard and didn’t slack off. “He portrayed in a very professional manner. He was honorable. … He was a good man.”
EASTHAM (CBS) – A rare fish find on a Cape Cod beach has marine researchers excited.
The Center for Coastal Studies shared photos Wednesday of a tiny silver fish found among the rocks of Eastham’s Coast Guard Beach over the weekend.
The fish discovered on Coast Guard Beach. (Photo credit: Tasia Blough/Owen Nichols – Center for Coastal Studies)
Environmental researcher Tasia Blough recognized the lifeless creature as a myctophid, described by the center as “a deep ocean fish covered with light organs.” She and her partner Owen Nichols, director marine fisheries research at the center, studied it under a UV light and the fish revealed its stunning bioluminescence.
The fish under a UV light. (Photo credit: Tasia Blough/Owen Nichols -Center for Coastal Studies)
Blough has studied the silvery lightfish before on a 2007 research project, but didn’t expect to find one on the Cape.
“We sampled night and day at depths of 1000+ meters to collect them,” she wrote in a Facebook comment. “So cool to find one right at my feet 12 years later!”
Another look at the bio-luminescent fish. (Photo credit: Tasia Blough/Owen Nichols – Center for Coastal Studies)
The center says there are records of finding this kind of fish on local beaches in the 1800s, but believes the odds of encountering them on Cape Cod are “infinitesimally small.” They may reach the beach after being carried in the bellies of bigger fish like cod and pollock.
“The natural world never ceases to amaze,” the center said on Facebook.