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Essex County Police: Woman Killed, $5K Reward To Catch Shooter

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Sheriff's Crime Stoppers Program is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the death of Michelle Newkirk, 26, of Newark.

PATCH - 2018-10-19 16:22:24

No New Trial For Andover Man Convicted Of Sex Assault On Mother

ANDOVER, MA -- The Massachusetts Appeals Court upheld a lower-courts decision to not grant a new trial to an Andover man who was convicted of sexually assaulting his mother, who was incapacitated following a stroke in 2013. In a ruling issued Thursday, the appeals court said the lower court had not

PATCH - 2018-10-18 16:19:14

Overnight Paving Work to Result in I-93 Methuen Lane Closures This Weekend

Overnight paving work on Methuen’s I-93 northbound will result in temporary lane closures from 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20 through 9 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 21, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation announced.

WHAV.NET - 2018-10-19 08:58:14

Lawrence auto shop owner pleads guilty to illegal dumping into river

SALEM, Mass — A Lawrence auto shop owner charged with dumping automotive oil into the Merrimack River decided to plead guilty on Thursday, just before his trial was scheduled to start in Salem Superior Court.

EAGLE-TRIBUNE - 2018-10-18 15:19:00

Photo Of Smoking Gas Line Workers Raises New Concerns In Lawrence

LAWRENCE, MA -- When Brooke Juliano looked out the kitchen window of her Lawrence home and saw a Columbia Gas worker smoking while working on the transmission line on her street, she did what a lot of people would do these days: she snapped a photo and sent it to friends on Snapchat with the caption

PATCH - 2018-10-18 19:47:10

Locked out National Grid workers to assist in Merrimack Valley

No Published CaptionSun staff photos can be ordered by visiting ourSmugMugsite.By Colin A. YoungSTATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICEBOSTON -- As union leadership continues to call out what it says are dangerous gas leaks in National Grid territory, gas workers locked out of their jobs by the company amid a long

THEVALLEYDISPATCH.COM - 2018-10-19 12:00:50

3 Lynn residents were arrested for heroin trafficking during a traffic stop, police say

Three Lynn residents were arrested for trafficking heroin early Thursday morning after police stopped the vehicle they were in for speeding in Sturbridge, authorities said Friday.A Massachusetts State Police trooper pulled over a Honda CRV heading east on Interstate 84 around 12:30 a.m. after the ve

BOSTON GLOBE - 2018-10-19 15:03:39

Andover following trail of trash to help identify newborn baby found dead

Republic Services, the company that hauls trash and recycling for Andover, is working with investigators to help identify a little boy found in a recycling plant nearly 200 miles away in Connecticut.

BOSTON 25 NEWS - 2018-10-17 19:43:48

Things To Do At Tewksbury Library This Weekend

Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood's newest DVD releases -- Ocean's Eight, an action crime comedy starring Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett & Anne Hathaway. Debbie Ocean gathers an all-female crew to attempt an impossible heist at New York City's yearly Met Gala. Rated PG-13. 110 minutes. Doors wil

PATCH - 2018-10-18 20:00:00

Andover teacher resigns amid NH theft, child endangerment accusations

SALEM, N.H. — The Andover teacher accused of using a child to steal from an arcade game at the Mall at Rockingham Park has resigned from his $85,000 per year job, according to school officials.

EAGLE-TRIBUNE - 2018-10-17 18:07:00

New Community Church Completed in North Andover - Banker & Tradesman

The former location of a gymnastics facility has been renovated and expanded into the new home for GracePoint Community Church at 25 Orchard Hill Road, North Andover.Green Leaf Construction handled the renovation and Maugel Architects of Harvard designed the project. The second floor of the building

BANKER & TRADESMAN ONLINE - 2018-10-18 15:16:42

Eye in the sky: Anti-crime cameras come to Lawrence

Mayor Daniel Rivera and police Chief Roy Vasque attended the installation and proclaimed a new era of crime-fighting in Lawrence, as a crewman from Lan-Tel Communications, a Norwood company, rode a cherry-picker up the pole and ratcheted on the camera.

EAGLE-TRIBUNE - 2018-10-18 00:22:50

Newborn's Body Found At Facility Processing Refuse From Andover

ANDOVER, MA -- The body of a newborn baby boy was found at a Connecticut waste facility that handles recycling materials from Andover. Andover Police Chief Patrick Keefe said his department was working with law enforcement officials in Stamford, CT after officials there determined some of the materi


'Active' hazmat incident reported at North Reading UPS facility

NORTH READING, Mass.- Police say they are dealing with a hazmat situation at UPS facility in North Reading.North Reading Police confirmed that they have an "active incident" with hazardous materials at the facility at 80 Concord St., but no other information was being released.It's not clear if the


Winter worries loom for broken, gasless homes in Lawrence

LAWRENCE, Mass. - By sunrise Thursday, temperatures will be in the low 30s, but with the wind it will feel even colder. It's a reality that has many in Lawrence scrambling to find last minute solutions to their heating problems. More than 150 travel trailers set up for Merrimack Valley residents wi

BOSTON 25 NEWS - 2018-10-17 20:11:50

Man Wearing Fishnet Stockings, Devil Horns Arrested After Running From NH Police

MERRIMACK, N.H. (CBS) – Police arrested a man who was wearing fishnet stockings, devil horns, and a wig when he allegedly tried to break into a New Hampshire home early Tuesday morning.


Lawrence Mayor Seeks Plumbers in Explosion Recovery

Lawrence was one of three townsdevastated by a series of explosionson Sept. 13 that resulted in the death of one man, more than 20 injuries and 8,600 displaced residents.


Auto shop owner accused of dumping oil into river 

Jury selection was underway Wednesday in the trial of Andres Pichardo, 45, who allegedly instructed an employee and contractor to dump 30 55-gallon barrels of automotive waste down the drain at his Lawrence auto shop, New England Automotive in Lawrence, in September 2015.

EAGLE-TRIBUNE - 2018-10-17 23:36:57

Police still trying to ID body of baby found at Connecticut trash facility where Andover sends material

Workers at the City Carting facility in Stamford, Connecticut, discovered the body around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, but police say it may have arrived at the trash facility the day before.


I-93 Crash: 3 Lanes Closed After Wilmington Crash

WILMINGTON, MA — A multi-vehicle crash on I-93 North has closed the left three lanes by Exit 41, a Massachusetts Department of Transportation spokesperson said. First responders are on scene. There is no word on injuries.