2018 Year-End News Roundup: Gannon Killing; Shark Attack Fatality; Steamship Woes

Dec 28, 2018

Sky and water

WCAI News Director Steve Junker hosts a special year-end news roundup looking back at the top local news stories of 2018. Joining him in the studio is Patrick Cassidy, News Editor at the Cape Cod Times.

Among the stories we talk about: the tragic killing of Yarmouth police sergeant Sean Gannon while serving a warrant in Centerville; Cape Cod's first shark attack fatality happens as Arthur Medici is killed while boogie-boarding on a Wellfleet beach; legalized marjuana a top town issue, with the arrival in Mashpee of medical marijuana, and the imminent approach of recreational marijuana sales; the Steamship Authority dealt with an unprecedented number of ferry cancellations due to mechanical issues, and a critical external review; winter storms inflict major flooding, erosion, catastrophic power outages; offshore wind takes off; Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station enters final six months of operation; Mashpee Wampanoag weather tough year with the federal government; Cape's two major bridges may be closer to being replaced; Mashpee car chase ends in accidental death of Kevin Quinn.