News Roundup: WMVY Sold, Hyannis' Homeless, Festive Weekend

Nov 30, 2012

This week's top news stories - plus a preview of holiday celebrations across the Cape and Islands this weekend - from WCAI news partner, The Cape Cod Times:

Drug lab scandal raises legal complexities - Cape defendants continue appearing in court on cases related to the state drug lab scandal, but the issues raised are becoming more complex.

Sunken boat identified as Twin Lights - State police used their unmanned robot to identify the sunken Twin Lights scallop boat Tuesday in 198-foot waters two miles north of Race Point. But obscured windows in the pilothouse, murky waters and fast currents prevented the robot from revealing whether the body of Capt. Jean Frottier was onboard.

No law "fix" yet for Wampanoag tribe - A bill that would have made the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe's road to an Indian casino less bumpy has once again stalled in the U.S. Senate.

Hyannis homeless camps cleared - On Tuesday, Barnstable police guided a half-dozen public works employees and the same number of inmates from the Barnstable County Correctional Facility to the camp locations, where they dismantled tents and tarps, collected debris and loaded a combination of belongings and trash into a waiting Dumpster.

Vineyard station's future in doubt – WMVY’s license, transmitter and frequency — but not its programming or Tisbury studio — were purchased Tuesday by Boston public radio station WBUR. That gives WBUR the frequency strength to make further listening inroads on the Cape and Islands, WBUR officials said.

Big fish science in small Barnstable pond – Blue Streams Farm produces a fifth the amount of fish that the largest aquaculture facilities in Idaho do each year, and a U Mass Dartmouth researcher thinks that may help crack the problem of disease in fish farms.

Hopper's Cape painting sells for $9.6M - Edward Hopper's "October on Cape Cod," an oil painting from 1946, sold at auction for $9.6 million Wednesday in New York.