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Texas woman accused in

fatal shooting of boyfriend’s son

DALLAS (AP) — A 7-year-old Texas boy died after his father’s girlfriend opened fire as the man drove away with his son and two other children, police said Friday.

Greenville police said Kaden Green died at a hospital after being taken there by a witness following the shooting Thursday afternoon.

The woman accused of shooting the boy, 26-year-old Brooke Craig, was arrested early Friday along with the child’s father, 24-year-old Cameron Castillo, in the Dallas suburb of Frisco about 45 miles west of Greenville. Authorities said Craig led police on a car chase before their arrests.

Craig faces a capital murder charge, while Castillo was arrested for a parole violation.

Officers were responding to a report of a disturbance at a home Thursday when they received a call that a boy had been taken to a hospital with a gunshot wound to the chest. Police said they believe Castillo and Craig had been involved in a disturbance at the home before he got into his vehicle and headed down the street.

16 taken to hospitals after

trolleys collide in Boston

BOSTON (AP) — Sixteen people were treated at area hospitals Friday after two trolleys collided on above-ground tracks.

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority said the accident in the city’s Dorchester neighborhood was under investigation but that the cold weather gripping the region had been ruled out as a cause.

An inbound trolley made contact with the back of the other trolley at about 3:15 p.m. between two stops on the Mattapan line, said Joe Pesaturo, a spokesman for the MBTA.

Boston Emergency Medical Services said on Twitter it evaluated 17 people at the scene and transported 16 to hospitals.

Authorities said none of the injuries was considered serious. All but one of the injured passengers were able to walk on their own from the train to ambulances that took them to hospitals for further evaluation, a fire department spokesman said.

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