News Roundup: Loya Trial, Cape Response to Harvey, J-1 Visas May Be Cut

Sep 1, 2017

Adrian Loya being escorted into court.
Credit Merrily Cassidy / Cape Cod Times pool photo

WCAI News Director Steve Junker hosts a roundup of some of the top local and regional news of the week. His guests include Patrick Cassidy of the Cape Cod Times; Tim Wood of the Cape Cod Chronicle; Sara Brown of the Vineyard Gazette; Andy Tomolonis of South Coast Today; Ann Wood of the Provincetown Banner; and George Brennan of the Martha's Vineyard Times.

Among the stories we talk about: The trial of Adrian Loya unfolds, bringing to light new details about his motive in the killing and attack; Cape Cod's repsonse to Hurricane Harvey; opiod death numbers decline slightly, but the epidemic remains a test for first responders; a proposal to use camera balloons to track sharks; a new tick-borne illness to worry about: Borrelia Miyamotoi; J-1 visas may be cut, which could impact local businesses; and a beachcomber finds (and returns) a ring lost 47 years ago.