Hundreds of police officers attend wake for colleague

Hundreds of police officers attended the wake for a veteran colleague killed during a department store robbery as questions mounted Thursday about the state parole board’s decision to release a career criminal who authorities say fatally shot him.

About 2,000 law enforcement officials from around New England lined up to pay their respects to Officer John Maguire, 60.

Police said Maguire was one of several officers who responded to 911 calls about a robbery at the Kohl’s jewelry counter Sunday night. Police said Maguire was chasing two suspects when the gunfire started. Maguire was hit four times and was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Dominic Cinelli, 57, who police said fired the fatal shots, was pronounced dead at the scene. Police arrested two other men, 19-year-old Scott Hanwright and 51-year-old Kevin Dingwell, both of Wakefield. Hanwright was charged with first-degree murder and Dingwell was charged with being an accessory after the fact.

The Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association and Woburn officials have strongly criticized the parole board’s decision to grant parole to Cinelli at a 2008 hearing, which the Middlesex district attorney’s office said it was not notified of in advance, as required by law.


Weather service says repair of radio will take a week

The National Weather Service says it will be at least a week before technicians can get to a weather radio on top of Mount Washington and figure out why it’s not working properly.

Mike Cempa, a weather service meteorologist in Gray, Maine, told WMWV-FM that weather watchers with the Mount Washington Observatory tried to knock ice off the transmitter’s antenna, but that didn’t fix the problem. He said technicians can go to the top of the mountain only on Wednesdays in winter, when observatory workers change shifts.