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MA Doctor Charged In Patient's Opioid Death
DRACUT, MA – A Massachusetts doctor whose patient died of an overdose in 2016 has been charged with involuntary manslaughter, Attorney General Maura Healey said. Richard Miron, 76, who has a practice in Dracut, has also been charged with 23 counts each of illegal prescribing of controlled substances
Columbia Gas: Merrimack Valley restoration project ‘substantially complete’
LAWRENCE, MASS. (WHDH) - The restoration of gas service to residences and businesses in the Merrimack Valley that were affected by a disastrous series of explosions and fires in September is “substantially complete,” Columbia Gas announced Wednesday.
Prisoner's lawyer seeks $75,000 from city of Lowell over police cellblock attack
LOWELL -- A high-profile lawyer who has sued the city before is representing the man who was punched by a civilian detention attendant, a 2016 incident captured by cellblock surveillance cameras.
Additional links available for viewing ‘Celebrate Nashua’ video
NASHUA – “Celebrate Nashua,” producer Yvonne Dunetz’s new video showcasing Nashua’s past, present and future, has begun airing on two public access channels. The video, which made its debut several days ago on YouTube, begins airing at 4 p.m. today on Public Access Nashua, which is Comcast channel 9
POLICE LOG for December 10: Issues With N. Wilmington Train Station, Car vs. Bike; Car Strikes Pole At Dunkin Donuts
WILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights from the Wilmington Police Log for Monday, December 10, 2018:. Police conducted an ALICE Drill at the Woburn Street School. (8:36am) Police assisted with a motor vehicle lockout at the Registry of Motor Vehicles. (9:44am)
Pelham man charged with DUI after crash
PELHAM -- A two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Dutton and Leblanc roads on Wednesday led to the arrest of a Pelham man who was under the influence of alcohol, authorities say.
AG vows more probes of doctor overprescribing of opioid drugs
DRACUT -- Attorney General Maura Healey on Wednesday said her office will continue to investigate doctors who are believed to be prescribing opioids where there is no legitimate medical purpose, such as the case of a Dracut doctor facing a slew of serious charges after he allegedly illegally prescri
3-car crash backs up I-495 during rush hour
LAWRENCE — A three-car crash on Interstate 495 northbound in Lawrence snarled the Wednesday evening commute. State police said the crash occurred about 4:12 p.m. prior to exit 46 for Route 110. One person was transported to Lawrence General Hospital with non-incapacitating injuries.
Dracut doc who prescribed opioids charged with patient's death
WOBURN -- A Dracut doctor is facing a slew of serious charges after he allegedly illegally prescribed opioids that resulted in an at-risk patient's death. According to the state Attorney General's Office, Dr. Richard Miron also allegedly illegally prescribed opioids to other at-risk patients for no
Columbia Says Merrimack Valley Restoration Effort Is Mostly Done
LAWRENCE, MA -- Columbia Gas of Massachusetts said Wednesday it had restored gas service to 98 percent of the customers in Lawrence, Andover and North Andover that had been without service since the Sept. 13 gas explosions. Most of the 150 customers still without heat and hot water have chosen to hi
Two dead, several injured in accident last week on 495
Two people were killed when a wrong-way driver collided with multiple vehicles on Interstate 495 on the Andover-Lawrence line last Wednesday. State police last Thursday identified the two victims as Jyllian McGonagle, 38, of Lawrence and Nelson Rivera, 56, of Lawrence, both killed at the scene of th
Body found in Dracut, no foul play suspected
DRACUT -- State Police attached to the Middlesex District Attorney's Office responded to a report of a woman found dead near the Mathew G. Boule Memorial Park on Lakeview Avenue around 2 p.m. Monday.
‘Very hard to contain’: 2 firefighters injured battling 3-alarm Worcester blaze
WORCESTER, MASS. (WHDH) - Two firefighters were injured Wednesday morning while braving freezing conditions to battle a three-alarm blaze that broke out at a home in Worcester, officials said.
Officials say Merrimack Valley restoration project "substantially complete"
LAWRENCE, Mass. - Columbia Gas and local officials say service has been restored to 98 percent of residents affected by September's gas explosions and fires. But despite the progress, the job is not done.
What we are working on 12/12/18 (VIDEO)
It's Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018. Here is some of what Sun staffers and other news providers are working on for lowellsun.com and Thursday's edition:. An arraignment date has been set for the Dracut doctor accused of involuntary manslaughter following the death of a patient he prescribed opiods to. Rep
Fentanyl, Cocaine Trafficking In Chelmsford Indictments: DA
CHELMSFORD, MA – Three cases with ties to Chelmsford are among the latest round of indictments in Middlesex County. District Attorney Marian Ryan on Monday announced indictments handed down between Sept. 26 and Nov. 20.
Dracut massage parlor closes after prostitution probe
DRACUT -- Sunflower Spa, the massage parlor at the center of a months-long investigation into an alleged prostitution network, has closed. It's unclear what day owner Yong Keng Chen cleared out the business, but a "Space For Lease" sign is now posted behind a front window. Gone are the photos of a r
Middlesex DA says 15 cases have been dismissed after some Lowell detectives were blocked from testifying
The Middlesex district attorney’s office said Tuesday that 15 cases, mostly involving drugs, have been dismissed while several Lowell police detectives face a department investigation over their role in the arrest of a suspected fentanyl dealer facing federal charges in New Hampshire.
Dracut eyes multipurpose athletic field
DRACUT - Are Dracut Public Schools in need of a new multipurpose athletic facility? Superintendent of Schools Steven Stone wholeheartedly believes so. In a blog post published recently, Stone detailed the possibility of a new 84,000-square-foot synthetic playing surface that would partially replace
Lowell man found guilty of Pelham man's drug death
A Lowell man has been convicted for selling a fatal dosage of fentanyl to a 25-year-old Pelham man, officials said. According to investigators, William Luna, 45, traveled from Massachusetts on June 20, 2017, to supply Nicholas Wells with fentanyl a few hours before his death.