Suspect accused of kidnapping woman, son arraigned
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - A 41-year-old man who prosecutors say abducted a woman and her 5-year-old son in New Hampshire and later sexually assaulted the woman in Vermont has been arraigned on kidnapping charges. Everett Simpson was also charged with interstate transfer of a stolen vehicle. He did not attend the arraignment Friday. A judge entered not guilty pleas. Simpson's lawyers declined comment on the charges. Simpson allegedly left a Bradford drug abuse treatment center Jan. 4 and traveled to Manchester, New Hampshire, where the alleged kidnapping took place. He is then alleged to have brought the woman and her son back to Vermont, where the woman was assaulted. Afterward, Simpson allegedly fled to Pennsylvania.
Convict in ’49 Greenwich murder believed to be nation’s longest serving prisoner
GREENWICH - The exact sequence of events about what happened on a warm summer night in 1949 at the Indian Harbor Yacht Club may never be known with certainty, but this much is clear A night watchman by the name of Grover Hart, who once chauffeured Dan Topping, the co-owner of the New York Yankees around town, was shot and killed at the yacht club while making his rounds. He was hit by bullets from two different guns, one of them piercing his kidney. He died nearly two days later, after giving Greenwich police a physical description of one of the shooters.
Suspect accused of kidnapping, sex assault arraigned
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - The 41-year-old man charged with kidnapping a woman and her 5-year-old son in New Hampshire and later sexually assaulting the woman in Vermont is due in federal court in Burlington. Court documents say Everett Simpson was indicted Thursday in a four-count indictment. Simpson is scheduled to be arraigned Friday. Simpson allegedly left a Bradford drug abuse treatment center Jan. 4 and traveled to Manchester, New Hampshire, where the alleged kidnapping took place. He is then alleged to have brought the woman and her son back to Vermont, where the woman was assaulted. Simpson then allegedly fled to Pennsylvania. He was apprehended after he crashed a stolen car while fleeing police. He's being held without bail.
Boston police officer wounded in shootout with motorist
BOSTON (AP) - Police say a Boston police officer has been wounded during an exchange of fire with a motorist during a traffic stop in the city's Roxbury neighborhood. The officer, who was not identified, was struck several times in the upper torso but is expected to survive. The suspected gunman was found dead in his car after driving around the corner following the shooting at 102 Gerard Street shortly after 2 a.m. Friday. Officer Kim Tavares, a police spokeswoman, says the suspect was in his mid-to-late 30s and was alone in his car. She says another officer at the scene was uninjured.
Pusica scores 19, Northeastern pulls away from James Madison
BOSTON (AP) - Vasa Pusica scored 19 points with seven assists and Northeastern (17-10, 11-4 Colonial Athletic Association) pulled away from James Madison 76-60 Thursday night, making nine of their last 11 shots from the floor. Anthony Green scored 17 points on 7 of 8 shooting and grabbed 11 rebounds for the Huskies, while Tomas Murphy chipped in 12 points. Northeastern shot at a 63-percent clip in the second half and sinking five of its seven 3-pointers and remains in second place in the CAA. Northeastern held a 37-36 lead with 16 minutes remaining when Green threw down a dunk, igniting a 10-2 run.
Sessoms lifts Binghamton over UMass-Lowell 81-66
LOWELL, Mass. (AP) - Sam Sessoms had 21 points as Binghamton topped UMass Lowell 81-66 on Thursday night. Caleb Stewart had 18 points, nine rebounds and three blocks for Binghamton (8-19, 4-8 America East Conference). J.C. Show added 17 points. Timmy Rose had 11 points for the visitors. Christian Lutete had 22 points and six rebounds for the River Hawks (14-14, 6-7). Obadiah Noel added 13 points. Josh Gantz had eight assists. The Bearcats evened the season series against the River Hawks with the win. UMass Lowell defeated Binghamton 85-79 on Jan. 23. Binghamton plays Vermont at home on Saturday. UMass Lowell faces Hartford at home on Saturday. ___ For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.
Suspect in kidnapping and sex assault indicted by grand jury
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - A federal grand jury has indicted the man charged with kidnapping a woman and her 5-year-old son in New Hampshire and later sexually assaulting the woman in Vermont. Documents filed in U.S. District Court in Burlington on Thursday say Everett Simpson was charged in a four-count indictment. The 41-year-Simpson is scheduled to be arraigned Friday. Simpson allegedly left a Bradford drug abuse treatment center Jan. 4 and traveled to Manchester, New Hampshire, where the alleged kidnapping took place. He is then alleged to have brought the woman and her son back to Vermont, where the woman was assaulted. Simpson then allegedly fled to Pennsylvania. He was apprehended after he crashed a stolen car while fleeing police.
2nd man pleads guilty in fatal stabbing of 84-year-old man
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) - A second man has pleaded guilty for his role in the fatal stabbing of an 84-year-old Massachusetts man. Jason Lopez, of Ware, entered his plea Wednesday to charges of manslaughter, home invasion and arson among other offenses and was sentenced to 25 to 30 years in state prison. Assistant District Attorney Christopher Hodgens says the 27-year-old Lopez and co-defendant Jonathan Hart stabbed Joseph Cernauskas to death in his Hardwick home in 2011. Hart told authorities that Cernauskas, who was his great-uncle, had molested him for several years, starting when he was 6 years old. Hart pleaded guilty to identical charges and was given the same prison sentence last month.
Ex-bank teller pleads guilty to stealing from customers
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) - A former teller at a Massachusetts bank has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $100,000 from several customers, including some in their 80s. The Telegram & Gazette reports that 35-year-old Jessica Vargas pleaded guilty Wednesday to bank fraud and bank embezzlement. Federal prosecutors say Vargas stole the money over a 17-month period by making unauthorized cash withdrawals from customer accounts at Athol Savings Bank. Authorities say she stole more than $53,000 from an 84-year-old woman's account, and almost $13,000 from an 88-year-old woman's account. She was caught in December 2017 when a customer noticed an unauthorized $2,000 withdrawal. Vargas told investigators she was sending the money to her mother.
A suspect in New Hampshire’s oldest cold case killed himself. Now police say it’s evidence he’s guilty.
There were three bullets, a cigarette butt and a fingerprint lifted from the sink faucet, plus a tiny hair in the ravaged cash register that could have belonged to anybody. For nearly 50 years, the evidence sat in a vault at the FBI, untouched and largely forgotten by the police who put it there. That was all the evidence they had in the unsolved homicide of 49-year-old Everett "Red" Delano, the oldest cold case in New Hampshire. Delano, a Navy veteran and married father of three, was working alone at Sanborn's Garage the morning of Sept. 1, 1966, when a thief shot him in the head three times, getting away with no more than $100. The cash register was left open behind the counter, with only pennies left inside.
Backes scores shootout winner, Bruins top Golden Knights 3-2
LAS VEGAS (AP) - David Backes scored in the sixth round of a shootout to lift Boston to a 3-2 win over the Vegas Golden Knights on Wednesday night for the Bruins' season-high seventh straight victory. Jake DeBrusk and Brad Marchand scored in regulation for Boston, which is 8-1-1 in its last 10 on the road - including wins in the first four games of a western trip. The Bruins' win streak is their longest since a 12-game run in 2014. Jaroslav Halak stopped 31 shots and has now won his last three starts, allowing just three goals along the way. The Bruins, who are 9-0-3 in their last 12 overall, haven't lost in regulation since a 3-2 setback to the New York Rangers on Jan. 19.
Boston Beer: 4Q Earnings Snapshot
BOSTON (AP) _ Boston Beer Co. (SAM) on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $21.8 million. The Boston-based company said it had profit of $1.86 per share. Earnings, adjusted for pretax gains, came to $1.84 per share. The brewer posted revenue of $225.2 million in the period. For the year, the company reported profit of $92.7 million, or $7.82 per share. Revenue was reported as $995.6 million. Boston Beer expects full-year earnings in the range of $8 to $9 per share. Boston Beer shares have climbed 11 percent since the beginning of the year. In the final minutes of trading on Wednesday, shares hit $268.07, a climb of 39 percent in the last 12 months.
Carbon Black: 4Q Earnings Snapshot
WALTHAM, Mass. (AP) _ Carbon Black Inc. (CBLK) on Wednesday reported a loss of $18.6 million in its fourth quarter. The Waltham, Massachusetts-based company said it had a loss of 27 cents per share. Losses, adjusted for stock option expense and amortization costs, were 20 cents per share. The results surpassed Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 24 cents per share. The cybersecurity company posted revenue of $56.9 million in the period, also topping Street forecasts. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $55.6 million. For the year, the company reported a loss of $82.1 million, or $5.82 per share. Revenue was reported as $209.7 million.
Ribbon Communications: 4Q Earnings Snapshot
WESTFORD, Mass. (AP) _ Ribbon Communications Inc. (RBBN) on Wednesday reported a loss of $1.8 million in its fourth quarter. On a per-share basis, the Westford, Massachusetts-based company said it had a loss of 2 cents. Earnings, adjusted for amortization costs and costs related to mergers and acquisitions, were 26 cents per share. The results exceeded Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 24 cents per share. The maker of technology for telephone services over internet networks posted revenue of $166.9 million in the period. Its adjusted revenue was $173.4 million. For the year, the company reported that its loss widened to $76.
Pegasystems: 4Q Earnings Snapshot
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) _ Pegasystems Inc. (PEGA) on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $16.4 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The Cambridge, Massachusetts-based company said it had profit of 20 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, came to 36 cents per share. The results beat Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 30 cents per share. The business software company posted revenue of $256.4 million in the period, also beating Street forecasts. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $251.9 million. For the year, the company reported profit of $10.6 million, or 13 cents per share.