Monday July 23, 2012

BOSTON (AP) -- A 49-year-old man has been stabbed after he refused to hand over his money and telephone to a robber.

Police say the victim was sitting on logs feeding the ducks and listening to music at Longwood Avenue and the Riverway around 12:20 p.m. Sunday when a man accosted him demanding his money and iPhone. When he refused, the man stabbed him with a small knife.

The Boston Globe reports that the victim is being treated at a hospital for a slash to his chest and three wounds on his left leg.

No arrests have been made. Vermont:
Bennington Museum gets new director

BENNINGTON (AP) -- Ver mont's Bennington Mus eum is getting a new executive director.

Robert Wolterstorff is currently an independent curator and nonprofit consultant based in Portland, Maine.

Wolterstorff served previously as director of Victoria Mansion in Portland and the Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion in Philadelphia. He has held curatorial and research positions in the Philadelphia Museum of Art and other locations.

The predecessor of the Benn ington Museum was founded in 1852 to celebrate Bennington's colonial past and the Revolutionary War's Battle of Bennington.

The museum now has the world's largest public collection of Grandma Moses paintings and 19th-century Benn ington pottery.

New York:
NYC car crash kills 5, including 2 kids; 3 hurt

NEW YORK (AP) -- An SUV smashed into a concrete pillar and flipped over before bursting into flames early Sunday, killing three women and two children and reducing the vehicle to a mangled mess.

The driver, along with another adult and a child inside the vehicle, were hospitalized.

The 2008 Mercedes Benz SUV was traveling east on Atlantic Avenue in the New York borough of Queens around 3:15 a.m. when it hit a pillar supporting the AirTrain to John F. Kennedy Inter national Airport, authorities said.

The vehicle was speeding and blew through two red lights, police and witnesses told the Daily News.

Three adult passengers, all women, were declared dead at the scene, as were an 8-year-old girl and a 9-year-old boy.

Chief Stephen Browne of the Fire Department of New York called it the worst single car accident he had seen in his 26-year career.

"To see this much human life devastation in a single-car accident on a side street is not normal," he told the News.

Vermont:
Resort worker dies repairing trampoline

PLYMOUTH (AP) -- A Hawk Resort groundskeeper who was doing repair work on a floating trampoline on Amherst Lake in central Vermont has died.

Vermont State Police say 48-year-old Michael Bivins of Bridgewater Corners was fixing the trampoline Sunday, as he has done numerous times before, when he was spotted thrashing about in the water. Someone called 911 and an ambulance arrived and took Bivins to Springfield Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

State police believe the boat Bivins took out to the trampoline floated away and while he was trying to retrieve it, he apparently drowned or suffered some medical problem. Police say he was an experienced swimmer.

No foul play is suspected.