Spanning the Web

Taking you around the internet for your afternoon enjoyment.

1202845475The cause of—and solution to— all life’s problems: A Somerville man who allegedly broke a woman’s apartment door as he threatened to kill her, blamed his behavior on the Coronas he’d consumed. [Somerville Journal]

It’s like a highly explosive piece of driftwood: A ship carrying 138,000 cubic meters of liquefied natural gas was adrift off the coast of Chatham this morning. It has since been reigned in by tugboats and will undergo repairs. [WBZ]

Sal DiMasi doesn’t need your stinkin’ casino revenue: The House Speaker has launched a plan to close corporate tax loopholes. DiMasi would soften the blow with a cut in the corporate tax rate, unlike Gov. Deval Patrick’s less business-friendly proposal. DiMasi also called for a $1 increase in the cigarette tax. [WCVB]

Even sex offenders like to watch seal shows: FOX 25 discovers that the state is taking mentally ill sex offenders on field trips to places that are filled with children. The state assures us that the patients are well-supervised, although FOX video shows one chaperon napping at the circus. [FOX 25]

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