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    New England in Brief

    Two stabbing victims sent to hospital


    Two people were hospitalized in serious condition after they were stabbed Saturday night in Dorchester, police said. Police received a call for the stabbings on Castlegate Road at 9:02 p.m., said a spokeswoman, Officer Nicole Grant. The unidentified victims were taken to Boston Medical Center, she said. Several police cars and officers were at the scene. No further information was immediately available.


    Plant workers will vote on contract

    The company that runs the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Plymouth and the union representing some of its workers agreed Saturday to present a pay and benefits package to union members for a vote, officials said. The vote on the four-year contract is expected to occur Saturday, according to a statement from Entergy Corp., which owns the plant. The contract would apply to approximately 240 of the plant’s 650 workers, said Entergy spokesman Rob Williams. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission announced Friday it decided to extend the plant’s license for 20 years.


    Woman, 22, killed in single-car crash

    A Wayland woman was killed when the vehicle she was riding in rolled over on Route 6 in Dennis on Saturday afternoon, State Police said. Marina Keegan, 22, was pronounced dead at the scene by emergency responders around 2:30 p.m., the statement said. The driver, Michael Gocksch, 22, of New York State, was listed in stable condition at Cape Cod Hospital. Traffic was backed up for a mile before Route 6 was reopened at 5:45 p.m. The crash remains under investigation.


    Accused police chief put on paid leave


    Cohasset Police Chief Mark DeLuca has been placed on paid administrative leave, following “multiple allegations” by the town’s police union. Acting Town Manager Michael Milanoski took the action on learning of the complaints against DeLuca by the police union and its president, Patrick Reardon. In a statement, Milanoski said the town would investigate the merit of the allegations and could not comment or provide details until the investigation was complete. Cohasset Fire Chief Robert Silvia will temporarily oversee public safety for the town, while Deputy Police Chief Bill Quigley will manage operations at the Police Department, Milanoski said.

    BUCKSPORT, Maine

    Pan Am Railways reviews derailment

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    Pan Am Railways is investigating a train derailment in Maine that damaged about 200 feet of track and sent two tanker cars into the Penobscot River. Four train cars derailed about 7 p.m. Friday along a stretch of Pan Am Railways track that hugs the river in Bucksport. The 31-car train was bringing a delivery to the Verso Paper mill in Bucksport. Railroad crews were working to repair the tracks Saturday afternoon.


    Piracy lawsuit critical of captain

    More than half the crewmembers of a container ship that was at the center of a piracy drama off Somalia in 2009 are suing for nearly $50 million, contending their captain, Richard Phillips, ignored warnings to sail clear of pirate-infested waters off Africa. The Virginian-Pilot reported Saturday that the lawsuits have been filed by 11 crewmembers aboard the Maersk Alabama, a ship based in Norfolk, Va. The five-day standoff ended when Navy SEALs killed three pirates. Phillips, a Vermont resident, was not named in the lawsuits against Maersk Line Ltd. (AP)