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Regional Roundup: Hazing at Local HS, Man Faces Attempted Murder Charge and More

A look at the top headlines around the area for the week of Sept. 30, 2012.

Former Mansfield Resident Wanted by FBI for Terrorist Activities

A local man is wanted by the FBI for conspiracy to provide material support or resource to al Qaeda in an effort to kill American soldiers.

The FBI said Wednesday Ahmad Abousamra, formally of Mansfield, traveled to Pakistan and Yemen to seek military training so he could kill American soldiers. There is a $50,000 reward for Abousamra's arrest.

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Students Talk About Recent Hazing Incident

As reports surfaced last Thursday about a hazing incident at Dedham High that involved five students, very little has become clear as neither the school nor the police will release a statement due to the age of the teens involved. At the end of last week, NECN and Boston.com reported that four students have been charged with alleged hazing, although offered no specifics on the circumstances.

Going in and out of the many stores in Legacy Place, Patch sought out some high schoolers to explain what they thought about the incident and stumbled upon the rumors that have been floating around the school.

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New Furniture Store to Open on Route 1A

now that Wrentham Artisan will not occupy the space. Over the weekend, it became a little more clear what would go in.

Recently, the sign tellings those who drive by 513 South Street to find Wrentham Artisan on Facebook has been replaced with a new sign promoting a website named Creative Art Funiture.

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Mr. WHS Competition a Hit for Walpole High Students

They sang, they danced and one kid cried...well, fake cried.

Eight senior boys at Walpole High showed off their talents Wednesday night as they vied for the coveted title of Mr. Walpole High School.

The students had to perform an act onstage and then tell the judges why they deserved to be named Mr. WHS.

Senior Jack Gately took home the crown with his crowd pleasing ribbon dancing performance - complete with tights and a too-too.

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Foxborough Man Faces Attempted Murder Charge Following Domestic Disturbance

A Foxborough man was arrested at his Morse Street home on Sept. 30 and charged with attempted murder after allegedly placing his left hand around a woman's neck during a domestic disturbance and threatening to “slit her throat with a knife,” according to court documents.

James Gallagher, 58, of Morse Street in Foxborough was arraigned in Wrentham District Court Monday on the following charges: attempted murder, simple assault and battery, two counts assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and threat to commit a crime.

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Four Arrested in Two Drug Investigations by Norfolk Detectives

Norwood Police, along with other detectives from the Norfolk County Police Anti-Crime (NORPAC) Detectives Unit, arrested four suspects on Friday concluding two local drug investigations.

Brenden S. Zablocki, 18, of Norwood was arrested for possession with intent to distribute Marijuana, possession of class A (Heroin), conspiracy to violate the controlled substance law, and two counts of distribution of Marijuana. According to police, Zablocki is currently on probation for a prior possession with intent to distribute Marijuana arrest in April of 2012. One Norwood juvenile, 16, was arrested and charged with distribution of a class D substance (Marijuana) and conspiracy to violate the controlled substance law. Both were booked at the Norwood Police headquarters. Zablocki was expected to be arraigned at Dedham District Court on Monday. The juvenile will be arraigned at Dedham Juvenile Court.

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