News Nearby: Man Apprehended in Tewksbury After Framingham Shooting
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Report: Motel 6 Suspect Wanted For Framingham Shooting: TEWKSBURY--According to The Sun, Tewksbury Police confirmed that the man taken into custody is Damon Johnson, 24, who Framingham Police allege shot a 29-year-old man in the back of the head just before 5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 25.
Framingham Patch reports that after the shooting on Aug. 25, Johnson allegedly took off in a car while armed with a 9mm handgun and when cornered by police, escaped on foot. A manhunt took place but he was not found Saturday night.
Second Positive West Nile Test Found in Wilmington: WILMINGTON--Though summer is beginning to give way to fall, the threat of West Nile Virus remains in Wilmington as a pool of mosquitoes tested positive for the second time this year.
According to a press release from the Department of Public Health, the positive test was found in a pool in the Linda Road wetland area. As a result, the Central Massachusetts Mosquito Control Project conducted spraying on Thursday night in conjunction with the town.
“I think that West Nile Virus is going to become a seasonal epidemic every summer,” said Newhouse. “People tend to think now that we are in September and early fall that mosquitoes are gone, but they can be around until mid-October.”
Chef Finds Passion Through His Hometown Roots: LYNNFIELD-- It all started in 2003, where Louie DiBiccari and his roommates would invite girls and friends over hopefully to impress them with his cooking skills at his childhood home in South Lynnfield.
Nearly 10 years later, he runs his own company, Chef Louie Night, where he hosts a cooking demonstration every three months to cook nontraditional food of guests' choice. Organizers host the night seasonally to build up customers' anticipation and to be consistent. Their tag-line is: "Let us play with your food."
Gingerbread Construction Company Involved In the Community: WAKEFIELD-- If gourmet pastries are what you're looking for, The Gingerbread Construction Company, at 52 Main St. in Wakefield, isn't a bad gig.
Nineteen varieties of the store's muffins have been recognized by the Phantom Gourmet and have won other awards. Phantom Gourmet loves the Strawberry Shortcake, but Blueberry is the most popular with customers, which haven't stopped coming in since the Wakefield location opened in 1995.
Stoneham Man Pleads Not Guilty to Charges in Melrose Hit-and-Run Case: STONEHAM--A Stoneham man accused of running over a motorcyclist at a Melrose intersection Sunday morning pleaded not guilty to charges in a Malden court on Tuesday, according to officials.
Eugene Ledonne, 76, of Stoneham, pleaded not guilty to charges of leaving the scene of accident after causing personal injury and assault and battery dangerous weapon (motor vehicle) in Malden District Court, according to Stephanie Guyotte of Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone's Office. Judge Matthew Nestor released Ledonne on $300 bail with conditions of no driving and no contact with the victim, Guyotte added.
Ledonne's next court appearance will be on Sept. 26, as he's scheduled for a pre-trial conference, according to Guyotte.