SALEM, Mass.

Baby sitter gets probation for endangering 2-year-old

A woman who authorities say left the 2-year-old child she was hired to baby-sit alone and concocted a story about being kidnapped and stalked has been sentenced to probation.

The Salem News reported that Lisa Dibiasso was sentenced Thursday to a year of probation and has been barred from working with children after a judge continued a charge of child endangerment without a finding.

If Dibiasso complies with probation conditions, including counseling, the charge will be dismissed.

Dibiasso was hired by a Danvers woman who saw her listing on a child care website.

Authorities say Dibiasso was spotted several times leaving the home without the child, and when confronted by police, claimed she had been kidnapped or stalked.

Her lawyer said jealous neighbors who lost the baby-sitting job falsely accused her.


Boy hit and killed by truck while trying birthday skates

Authorities say a Brockton boy trying out the inline skates he got for his 12th birthday has been struck and killed by a truck.

The Plymouth district attorney’s office said Nazair Nunes-Escobar was struck at about 2:30 p.m. Thursday by an 18-wheeler hauling scrap metal.

The driver stopped at the scene and no charges have been filed as the investigation continues.

Nazair was remembered by friends and neighbors as a friendly, spirited, funny and athletic child.

About 50 people held a vigil for the boy on Thursday night.

Plymouth District Attorney Timothy Cruz called the death a “terrible event.”


N.H. woman dies, man hurt in motorcycle crash on I-84

Connecticut State Police say two New Hampshire residents were the victims of a motorcycle crash on Interstate 84 near Hartford that caused a major traffic jam during the Thursday afternoon rush hour.

Authorities say 43-year-old Brenda Goodwin was killed and 46-year-old Mark Goodwin was injured when their motorcycle hit the back of a car after traffic came to an abrupt stop in the eastbound lanes in West Hartford shortly after 3:30 p.m., and a car behind them struck Brenda Goodwin. Police say the victims lived in Atkinson, New Hampshire.

Authorities say Mark Goodwin’s injuries are not life-threatening. Both Goodwins were wearing helmets.

No charges have been filed. The accident remains under investigation.

Police closed the eastbound side of the highway for about three hours, tying up traffic for several miles.

– From news service reports

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