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PROVINCETOWN, Mass. (AP) - Authorities in Massachusetts closed two Cape Cod beaches following shark sightings. According to the Cape Cod National Seashore, sharks were seen in the waters off Race Point Beach in Provincetown and Meadow Beach in Truro Thursday afternoon. The closures come a day after a 61-year-old man was bitten at Long Nook Beach in Truro.
TRURO, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts beach where a New York man was attacked by a shark this week will be closed to swimmers at least through Friday. Signs reading "Danger, No Swimming" have been set up by town officials in Truro, where town manager Rae Ann Palmer says several shark sightings were reported Thursday. Victim William Lytton, of Scarsdale, New York, staggered to shore Wednesday and was airlifted to a Boston hospital for treatment of deep puncture wounds to his torso and leg.
BOSTON (AP) - A member of the violent MS-13 gang from New York has been convicted of shooting a rival as well as an innocent bystander at a Boston subway station in 2016. Prosecutors say 23-year-old Rogelio Alvarado was found guilty by a jury Wednesday of two counts of assault and battery by discharging a firearm. Authorities say the Huntington, New York, man was on a subway train on Jan. 19, 2016 when he had a gang-related conflict with another passenger.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts man has been indicted on murder charges in the deaths of three women whose bodies were discovered at his home. Stewart Weldon was indicted by a grand jury Thursday on charges including murder, strangulation, rape and kidnapping. The women whose bodies were found at Weldon's Springfield home in May were identified as 47-year-old Ernestine Ryans, 34-year-old America Lyden and 27-year-old Kayla Escalante.
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