BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) – A car driven by an elderly woman plowed through the entrance of the Brockton Hospital, killing a doctor and injuring five other employees.

Officials say the hospital’s chief of radiation therapy Doctor Mark Vasa was killed when the car smashed into the hospital at 1:30 p.m.

The 58-year-old Norwell resident had worked for 20 years at the hospital.

The driver’s name and age were not released.

Police are investigating how the accident happened.

Boy, 15, held in shooting of coach

BOSTON (AP) – A 15-year-old boy is being held without bail following a weekend incident in which a Pop Warner football coach was shot during a practice.

The teen was arraigned in Boston Juvenile Court on charges that include armed assault with intent to murder.

He’ll return to court for a hearing on Thursday.

The suspect’s bail on an unrelated case of receiving stolen property was also revoked.

The victim, 39-year-old Myron Stovell, was treated at Boston Medical Center for a non life-threatening injury to his right leg.

Stovell was a coach for the Boston Bengals, a team comprised of 10-year-olds that was practicing at a park in the Roxbury neighborhood.

Police are not commenting on a possible motive, although friends of Stovell say the shooting may have stemmed from an argument involving the suspect’s dog.

N.H. to allow camp reservations

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) – Campers will be able to research and reserve sites at New Hampshire’s 19 parks online next year.

ReserveAmerica will manage reservation services for the park system’s 1,300 campsites.

Parks and Recreation Director Allison McLean said a central reservation service will make it easier for people to plan trips.

Frank wants Mass. to allow casinos

BOSTON (AP) – Congressman Barney Frank says Massachusetts should open its doors to casinos.

Frank says he’s in favor of letting people gamble if they want to and believes it’s not the job of government to tell people what to do with their money.

The Democrat also says casinos would help bring in good jobs for workers who have lost manufacturing jobs.

Frank says he’s not impressed by what he called his well-to-do liberal friends telling lower income people that they shouldn’t have casino jobs. He says he’d like to see one of the casinos in his district in Southeastern Massachusetts.


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