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Man, 40, accused of threats at T station


A 40-year-old Cambridge man was arrested yesterday for jumping a turnstile and threatening to kill two MBTA workers who confronted him, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority police said yesterday. Joseph Gaudrault allegedly sailed over the turnstiles at the Aquarium Station at about 11:40 a.m. and was later arrested, after police delayed the train. He is scheduled to be arraigned in Boston Municipal Court this morning.


Brawl mars a Pop Warner game
A brawl erupted after a Pop Warner football game yesterday, prompting police to be called to the field, authorities said. The Everett and Charlestown teams started sparring after the game went into overtime. ''There were some punches thrown," said Patricia Rabineau of Everett, a team official who was at the game. The exchange of blows had been ''brewing all day," she said, and after a few calls were made that frustrated some, things turned ugly. ''It was unbelievable," said another witness who would not identify herself for fear of retaliation. ''It was scary." Police declined to say if arrests had been made.


No injuries reported after small quake
A minor earthquake shook a small region in northern Maine, officials said. There were no reports of injuries or damage. The preliminary epicenter of the quake Saturday night was about 3 miles from Ayers Junction, said John Ebel, director of the Weston Observatory and a professor of geophysics at Boston College. The quake measured 3.4 on the Richter scale. A quake of 4.0 magnitude can do moderate damage. ''That's too small to be damaging, although it was probably a good rumble and probably woke some people up near the epicenter," Ebel said. The quake probably was felt about 20 to 30 miles from the epicenter, Ebel said. (AP)


Man held in death of Dartmouth student
A man suspected of fatally shooting a high school friend has been arrested after eluding police for two months, authorities said. Christopher Lester Hollis, 22, was arrested in Fresno after a traffic stop Friday night, Berkeley police Lieutenant Wesley Hester said. Meleia Willis-Starbuck, 19, a Dartmouth College student home for the summer, was slain July 17 on a Berkeley street, moments after calling Hollis for help as she and some friends argued with a group of young men. Police said she told Hollis to ''bring the heat" -- meaning bring a gun. Authorities believe that when Hollis arrived, he fired at the men from a car, hitting Willis-Starbuck. Hollis was being held yesterday without bail on suspicion of murder, officials said. He is expected to appear in an Alameda County court this week. Christopher Larry Wilson Jr., 20, of Berkeley, is alleged to have been driving the car used in the shooting. He is charged with murder but is free on bail. (AP)


Student who died in fall identified
The Johnson & Wales University student who died after falling through the skylight at the Arcade Mall has been identified as Martin Mladenovic, 22, of Sweden. He was on the roof of the mall with at least two friends Friday when he fell through the glass about 8 p.m. He landed on a floor three stories below, police said. Mladenovic suffered a head injury and died later at Rhode Island Hospital. Rescue workers had to break through the glass doors on the first floor to get to the victim. Police said the fall seemed accidental. The Arcade, which opened in 1828, is the oldest indoor shopping mall in the country. Johnson & Wales had owned the mall from 1995 until earlier this year. (AP)


Physician dies after car crash during race
A Pennsylvania physician died after his car crashed in an amateur race at Lime Rock Park on Saturday. The car driven by Adam Zimmerman, 36, of Allentown, Pa., crashed into another car that had stopped after hitting a side wall during an Eastern Motor Racing Association race, track officials said. Zimmerman, a veteran amateur driver, was pronounced dead at Sharon Hospital, track officials said. Head injuries were the cause of death, the chief medical examiner's office said yesterday. The unidentified driver of the other car was treated at the scene. State Police are investigating. The most recent fatality resulting from a crash at Lime Rock was in 1998. A racer died in 2003, but the medical examiner's office ruled that he died of a heart condition. (AP)

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