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Police Bag 5 During Latest Operation Granite Shield Drug Raids

NASHUA, NH - More Operation Granite Shield drug raids took place in Nashua on March 22, 2018, leading to charges against five people in the city. Arrested were Scott Collier, 36, upper left, of no fixed address in Nashua but formerly of Concord, for acts prohibited; possession of a controlled drug-s

PATCH - 2018-03-23 15:12:44

Lethal heroin batch hits Lowell streets

A batch of heroin cut with the deadly synthetic opioid fentanyl is making its way through Lowell, causing four fatal overdoses overnight on Wednesday - and officials are urging those addicted to these substances to dodge death by using in large groups. "It's very disturbing," Lowell fire Chief Jeff

BOSTON HERALD - 2018-03-23 07:00:00

Queen City Woman Arrested On Prostitution Charge: Police Log

LONDONDERRY, NH - Cody L. Welch, 22, lower right, of Byron Street in Rumford, ME, was arrested at 6:43 p.m. on March 21, 2018, for driving after revocation or suspension, suspended registration, and misuse or failure to display plates after a motor vehicle stop on Rockingham Road near Woodhenge Circ

PATCH - 2018-03-22 21:38:39

Firefighters at building fire on Fitchburg Road in Ayer

AYER - Firefighters are at the scene of a fire in a building at 60 Fitchburg Road. Police advised that Fitchburg Road at Route 2A is closed to all traffic between Groton School Road and Groton Shirley Road. Fire departments from the region have arrived to assist Ayer firefighters. Police described t

TELEGRAM.COM - 2018-03-24 00:16:09

Stow police log: March 12-18

The following are excerpts from the Stow police log from Monday, March 12, to Sunday, March 18. The log is public record and available for review. All persons are presumed innocent unless found guilty in a court of law. Monday, March 12 7 a.m.: A Gleasondale Road resident reported a white and tan do

WICKED LOCAL - 2018-03-24 12:00:00


AYER -- An explosion at a commercial building on Fitchburg Road in Ayer left a man with severe burns, and had firefighters from several communities battling flames and requested a medical helicopter Friday afternoon. Crews were called to the area of 60 Fitchburg Road about 5:20 p.m., for a report o

LOWELL SUN - 2018-03-23 22:01:31

Explosion in Ayer business injures four people

AYER, Mass. - Fire marshals confirmed an explosion was reported in a business in Ayer on Friday afternoon. The explosion happened at Advanced Vacuum Systems, an industrial furnace company. According to the Ayer Fire Chief Robert Pedrazzi, the three employees inside were working on a furnace at the t

FOX25BOSTON.COM - 2018-03-24 02:23:08

MS-13 Leader Pleads Guilty to Ordering the Slaying of Eastie Teen

The story of Wilson Martinez, whose body was found on Constitution Beach the day before school was to start in September 2015, was so tragic that it stunned the tight-knit Eastie community for weeks. Friends, family and classmates all remembered 15-year-old Martinez as a good kid who was looking for

EASTIETIMES.COM - 2018-03-23 07:00:00

Deadly Batch of Opioids in Lowell: 4 Deaths in 12 Hours

Lowell residents have been warned to call 911 if they witness an overdose (Published 2 hours ago) Officials in Massachusetts are warning people after first responders reported four fatal overdose cases in Lowell within a span of 12 hours on Wednesday and Thursday. Lowell fire officials said it is be

NECN - 2018-03-22 16:14:55

Police Looking for Missing Man From Methuen, Massachusetts

Receive the latest new-england updates in your inbox Methuen Police are looking for a man who has been missing since Wednesday. Police say Michael Meuse, 42, was last seen leaving his Birch Avenue residence in Methuen in a gray 2012 Ford Fusion, with Massachusetts license plate 2GZM80. Meuse is desc


MA Barber Killed In Front Of Shop Of 41 Years: Patch PM

Northeast Animal Shelter more than doubled adoption fee revenue between 2008 and 2016, even as it turned away local homeless animals. David O'Donnell owned Yankee Clipper Barbershop for the past 41 years. It was in front of that shop he lost his life. A 30-year-old Boston man did nothing to get help


City issues warning following four fatal overdoses in 12 hours

LOWELL -- After seeing four fatal overdoses in the last 12 hours, city public safety officials are warning the region about an especially deadly batch of fentanyl that appears to be making its way through the region. This is the second time in just over a month, and the third time ever, that a surg

THEVALLEYDISPATCH.COM - 2018-03-22 16:05:35

Huge traffic jam delays travel around I-495/Route 114 area, as tow trucks assemble for funeral

Traffic is backed up on Turnpike Street in North Andover Wednesday morning as tow truck drivers from all over New England arrive to pay tribute to Daniel Coady Jr., who was killed last week while working on Interstate 495 in Andover during a snowstorm.AMY SWEENEY/Staff photo A massive traffic jam ca


Nashuan facing handful of charges after alleged stabbing

Nashua police photo Kaysha Barriffe, 24, of 525 Amherst St., Apt. 24, Nashua NASHUA - After spending at least 24 hours trying to untangle a series of varying allegations and sorting out evidence and witness reports, police officers and detectives on Monday filed five charges, including three felonie


Driver's Windshield Shattered By Ice That Flew Off Tractor-Trailer

AMESBURY (CBS) - An Amesbury woman escaped injury after a chunk of ice flew off a tractor-trailer and came crashing onto her windshield. Kassandra Gove was driving on Interstate 495 in Acton on Saturday when she noticed a piece of ice go flying. Gove began to pass the truck to avoid further danger.

CBSLOCAL.COM - 2018-03-22 15:00:40

MA Baseball Team Offers To Host Trump-Biden Boxing Match

LOWELL, MA - A Massachusetts minor league baseball team wants to see if President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden have any bite. The Lowell Spinners, a short-season Single A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, offered Thursday to host a boxing match between the pair to settle their rec

PATCH - 2018-03-22 20:06:01

At least one injured in Lawrence shooting

LAWRENCE - At least one person was shot on Brook Street about 3 p.m. Tuesday, according to police. A suspect fled in a vehicle and is still at large, said interim police Chief Roy Vasque. He could not immediately say what the vehicle looked like or if there was more than one suspect. The Massachuset


School closings and delays for Massachusetts for Wednesday, March 21

The following school districts have announced closures or early dismissals for Wednesday, March 21, due to the nor'easter set to impact Massachusetts. The National Weather Service has issued winter storm and coastal flood warnings ahead of the storm. The following school districts have announced cl


Shakeup in the Massachusetts State Police: 19 troopers to face duty status hearings after troopers caught not working enforcement on Mass. Pike

The discovery of payroll discrepancies for troopers assigned to patrol shifts on the Massachusetts Turnpike during specialized enforcement came to a head Tuesday when authorities at the Massachusetts State Police announced duty status hearings for 19 members of the Massachusetts State Police. A Stat


Five things to do in Westford this week

1 FAMILY FUN FEST Westford Family FunFest Spring Festival 2018: March 16 to April 2, Westford Regency Inn - 219 Littleton Road. To make reservations: 978-692-8200, ext. 520. For more information: https://westford.org/funfest. The free opening reception will take place from 6-8 p.m. March. 16. A Sund