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A Facebook page of a person claiming to be a Massachusetts soldier who was killed in Afghanistan has been taken down after dozens of complaints were lodged.

PLYMOUTH, Mass. —A Facebook page of a person claiming to be a Massachusetts soldier who was killed in Afghanistan has been taken down after dozens of complaints were lodged.

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Some was using Army Staff Sgt. Matthew Pucino’s likeness on social networking sites. Pucino, of Plymouth, was 34 when he was killed in 2009 in Afghanistan.

His sister, Lisa Pucino-Haglof, told the Cape Cod Times that someone claiming to be her brother was trying to “friend” people on Facebook. She said his photos and name were also used on a dating site.

Pucino-Haglof said despite dozens of complaints to Facebook, the site had not replied to her request, the newspaper reported.

A message posted on the Facebook page dedicated to the nonprofit group named after Pucino said the fake Pucino page was removed.

Pucino-Haglof had called the ordeal “a betrayal,” and said she just wants her brother to rest in peace.


Actor Paul Walker, who gained fame as an undercover detective in the hugely successful “The Fast and the Furious” franchise, was killed Saturday in a car accident in Valencia, Calif. his representatives confirmed.

The single vehicle collision occurred about 3:30 p.m. local time. Authorities arrived to find a vehicle engulfed in flames. Two people in the vehicle were pronounced dead at the scene. The cause of the collision is under investigation.

According to a statement on his Twitter account, Walker, 40, was attending a charity event to aid Filipino victims of Typhoon Haiyan for his organization Reach Out Worldwide, formed in 2010 as a quick response first-aid organization.

“It is with a truly heavy heart that we must confirm that Paul Walker passed away today in a tragic car accident while attending a charity event for his organization Reach Out Worldwide,” the statement read. “He was a passenger in a friend’s car, in which both lost their lives. We appreciate your patience as we too are stunned and saddened beyond belief by this news.”

Officials with the Los Angeles County coroner’s office said they were still at the scene and could not confirm the names of either victim.

Representatives with Universal Pictures confirmed Walker’s identity and released a statement:

“All of us at Universal are heartbroken. Paul was truly one of the most beloved and respected members of our studio family for 14 years, and this loss is devastating to us, to everyone involved with the FAST AND FURIOUS films, and to countless fans. We send our deepest and most sincere condolences to Paul’s family.

 


Maine Mall store helps child reunite with stuffed animal

Scarborough police assist with reunion

Puppy stuffed animal

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine —A stuffed puppy was reunited with its owner after being discovered at the Maine Mall.

The owner’s mother picked up the puppy at Newbury Comics on Monday afternoon.

The stuffed animal was taken to the store and held there until the owner could be found.

The Scarborough Police Department assisted with the reunion by posting information and a photo on its Facebook page on Sunday.