BOSTON (AP) - A taxi driver who witnessed a hit-and-run crash in the Mattapan neighborhood of Boston has come forward and given a description of a potential suspect. Massachusetts State Police say the man witnessed the crash that killed 40-year-old Pierre Desir of Boston early Saturday. Police are looking for a four-door sedan, dark in color, with front-end damage, and a missing headlight. They say it might be a Honda Accord. Desir was pronounced deceased at the scene.
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) - A teen has been killed in what is Worcester's first homicide of 2018 after a full year of no firearm fatalities. Worcester police say authorities found a 17-year-old male with a gunshot wound on Holland Road early Sunday. MassLive.com reports the teen was with friends when he was shot. He has not been identified. Detectives continue to investigate the shooting. They have yet to arrest a suspect.
TISBURY, Mass. (AP) - A stranded ferry off the shore of Martha's Vineyard carrying dozens of people has been towed to safety. The Cape Cod Times reports the Ava Pearl lost propulsion a quarter-mile from shore Sunday. The Ava Pearl makes seasonal trips from Rhode Island to Martha's Vineyard. The U.S. Coast Guard says the boat was towed with 75 people on board, and that no injuries were reported.
BOSTON (AP) - State Treasurer Deb Goldberg is warning Massachusetts residents to be on the lookout for scammers pretending to have unclaimed property from the state. Goldberg's office oversees the program that seeks to reunite residents with forgotten savings and checking accounts, un-cashed checks, insurance policy proceeds, stocks, dividends, and the contents of unattended safe deposit boxes. Goldberg said that fake documents are being sent out claiming to be from her office.
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