News Minute: Here is the latest Massachusetts news from The Associated Press at 11:40 a.m. EDT
NEW SALEM, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts state trooper was stabbed following a multi-state police pursuit of a carjacking suspect. The trooper was recovering Saturday from multiple stab wounds. Police say the driver, an 18-year-old New Hampshire man, was shot during Friday's incident and also hospitalized. The pursuit began after reports of a multi-vehicle crash in New Hampshire, where the suspect allegedly carjacked one vehicle and fled to Vermont. Police say he crashed in Massachusetts and attacked the trooper.
BOSTON (AP) - Old Ironsides is turning 221. A free Saturday celebration at the Charlestown Navy Yard in Boston is marking the Oct. 21, 1797 birthday of the USS Constitution, which is the world's oldest commissioned warship still afloat. The festivities will also mark the birthday of the U.S. Navy on Oct. 13, 1775 as well as the Dec. 31, 1943 birthday of the USS Cassin Young, a World War II-era destroyer that's also docked at the Navy yard.
WELLFLEET, Mass. (AP) - A remembrance is being held on the Cape Cod beach where a young man became Massachusetts' first shark attack fatality since 1936. Family and friends of 26-year-old Arthur Medici planned a celebration of life for Saturday morning on Newcomb Hollow Beach in Wellfleet. Medici, of Revere, died at a hospital on Sept. 15 after he was bitten while boogie boarding with a friend.
BOSTON (AP) - Democratic U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren and her Republican challenger, state Rep. Geoff Diehl, clashed in their first debate of the campaign. The two sparred on everything from tax cuts to immigration to Warren's release of a DNA test, Warren, a potential candidate in the 2020 presidential campaign, is running for a second six-year term. Diehl co-chaired President Donald Trump's 2016 Massachusetts presidential campaign.
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