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4 in fraternity accused of seizing 5th

Four members of a University of Vermont fraternity have been accused of hogtying a fellow Delta Psi member and paddling him when he wouldn't follow commands. State police cited the four men with "unlawful restraint," a second-degree felony, for the Nov. 16 incident. John M. McFarland, 20; Gerard T. Magrini, 20; Jess R. Toochin, 21; and Benjamin A. Emery, 20, will be formally charged and arraigned in January, State Police Sergeant Dee Glynn said. The four men sought out the man they seized in Bolton, forced him into a vehicle, and tied him up until they returned to the Burlington fraternity house, where he was taken to the basement and allegedly paddled, Glynn said. Magrini said the incident "has nothing to do with hazing. The guy is a buddy of ours."


Driver heading the wrong way is killed

A Brookfield woman allegedly driving the wrong way on Route 49 in Sturbridge was killed early yesterday when her vehicle collided with two others. Shortly after midnight, a vehicle police said was driven by Tammy Tetzlaff, 36, was traveling south in the northbound lane when two vehicles traveling north hit her vehicle. A third vehicle heading north avoided the collision, but the driver was injured. Four crash victims were taken to UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, where Tetzlaff died. The other people injured were identified as Rachael Fulginitti, 18, of Spencer; Brian Greamo, 32, of Rutland; and Richard Dussault, 46, of Worcester. Sturbridge police are investigating.


Two killed, 3 injured in Rte. 28 crash

Two people were killed and three injured in a three-car accident along Route 28 in Salem, N.H., late Saturday, authorities said. Salem police said a 1990 Nissan, a 1996 Jeep Cherokee, and a 1999 Kia were involved in the accident, which occurred just before 11 p.m. A passenger in the Kia and the driver of the Nissan died at the scene, police said. The Kia's driver was flown to Brigham and Women's Hospital and the Jeep's occupants were taken to Caritas Holy Family Hospital and Medical Center in Methuen with minor injuries. The victims' names were not released yesterday.


Deadly shooting allegedly gang-related

A weekend shooting that left two Holyoke cousins dead was gang-related, police said yesterday. Danny Velasquez and Osvaldo Velasquez, both 25 and allegedly members of La Familia gang, were pronounced dead after the shooting at an after-hours party Saturday. Jeffrey Cintron, 23, of Holyoke, was wounded but was listed in good condition yesterday at Bay State Medical Center, according to Holyoke police, while another wounded man, Alexis Gonzales, 25, of Holyoke, was taken into custody because of outstanding warrants unrelated to the case. Police said the shooting followed an argument between members of La Familia and the Latin Kings. No one has been arrested in the shooting. (AP)


Man found dead in car near driveway

A Richmond man was killed Saturday morning after his car left Route 24 and struck a rock planter next to a driveway, police said. Raymond King III, 26, was discovered in his car off the road at about 6:45 a.m. The accident is believed to have occurred about 1:30 a.m., Richmond police Officer Allen Huntington said, noting that excessive speed appears to be a factor and that King was not wearing a seat belt. (AP)


Accident leaves Caribou motorist dead

A 40-year-old Caribou man was killed late Friday night after his car went off the Washburn Road and struck a telephone pole, police said. State Police said Michael Flannery died at the scene. Police said excessive speed may have been a factor in the crash. (AP)


Dead hiker was from Massachusetts

Authorities have identified a man who died while hiking on the Blueberry Ledge Trail. Fish and Game Lieutenant Robert Bryant said Lawrence Faulkingham, 51, of Marlborough, Mass., collapsed Saturday while walking on the trail. Bryant said that although the cause of death has not officially been determined, officials believe Faulkingham died of a heart attack. (AP)

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