Crime scene tape around the water
BOSTON — Three Boston teenagers are facing charges and the search is on for several more after some disturbing attacks.
Police say a group of 20 young people launched at least six unprovoked attacks on people near Boston Common on Wednesday night.
The victims told police they were assaulted without provocation.
There were no serious injuries.
An Oregon family had to call 911 to save them from their 22-pound cat.
The cat had attacked a 7-month-old baby Sunday night. The baby was OK, but the family had to take refuge in a bedroom as the cat continued to rage outside, Portland TV station KATU reported.
“I kicked the cat in the rear and it has went off over the edge and we aren’t safe around the cat,” Lee Palmer said in a 911 call.
“The cat, we don’t know what to do about the cat. He’s trying to attack us. When I leave the bedroom to let the police in, I’m gonna have to fight this cat.”
Officers had to use a dog snare to capture the cat and put it in a crate, The Associated Press reported.
The owners said the cat has a history of violence. It remains with the family in Portland.
(Associated Press) | Updated December 27, 2013 – 9:16am
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — An attack by a school of carnivorous fish has injured 70 people bathing in an Argentine river, including seven children who lost parts of their fingers or toes.
Director of lifeguards Federico Cornier said Thursday that thousands of bathers were cooling off from 100-degree temperatures in the Parana River in Rosario on Wednesday when bathers suddenly began complaining of bite marks on their hands and feet.
He blamed the attack on palometas, “a type of piranha, big, voracious and with sharp teeth that can really bite.”
Paramedic Alberto Manino said some children he treated lost entire digits. He told the Todo Noticias channel that city beaches were closed, but it was so hot that within a half-hour, many people went back to the water.
In Salem, Mass. — A Salem woman charged with beating her boyfriend’s 66-year-old mother is due back in court to determine whether she should get bail.
Tiffany Zemp is scheduled to appear in Salem District Court on Friday for a dangerousness hearing.
Prosecutors say the 28-year-old Zemp was arrested Monday after she allegedly slammed her boyfriend’s mother into the floor repeatedly, causing injuries to her face.
Zemp was held without bail after pleading not guilty Tuesday to charges of assault and battery on a person over 60 and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon — the floor — on a person over 60.
Police say the two, who live at the same address, had a dispute over a plumbing issue.
The Salem News reports the victim was treated at the scene.
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