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State trooper shoots suspect during confrontation, officials say

BROCKTON, Mass. — A Massachusetts state trooper shot a suspect Saturday morning during a confrontation in Brockton, according to state police officials. State police said the shooting occurred just before 9 a.m., next to a building that is part of a residential complex on Colonel Bell Drive. The sus


Family of missing Dracut man searching, hoping for answers

DRACUT -- Sophan Sou tries not to think about it, but he's reminded whenever someone calls. They ask about his eldest son, Porith Stephon Sou. "I just try to pretend like he's out there, hanging out with his friends, living somewhere," said Sophan, 46. "Until otherwise. Until something else comes up


AG Hardware in Lowell celebrates 65 years

LOWELL -- As a child, Amy Gagnon idolized her paternal grandfather, Andre P. Gagnon. "I thought he was God," she recalled. She wanted to be just like him. Amy loved visiting him at his business, AG Hardware, where she was doted on by just about everyone. She enjoyed climbing on the tractors lined by


Garry lone vote against lifting state welfare cap

BOSTON -- As the Legislature approaches a final vote this week, it's nearly united on a decision to override Gov. Charlie Baker's veto of a bill that would eliminate a welfare benefits cap for the state's neediest families and children.


Police: 18-year-old accused of kidnapping ex-girlfriend in NH arrested in Mass.

LONDONDERRY, N.H. (WHDH) - An 18-year-old man accused of kidnapping his ex-girlfriend in New Hampshire before being arrested in Massachusetts is facing charges in two states, police said.


Then & Now: Do you know where this is?

Cornstalk fences like the one pictured here are rare. Of the three remaining in the country, two are tourist attractions in New Orleans, according to the Banning Museum, in Wilmington, California, which has the third. The legend behind the one in New Orleans is that it was made for a young bride who


A pilgrimage of holy preparation

DRACUT -- The three teenagers waited patiently under the dark sky outside St. Francis Parish on Holy Thursday. It was shortly before 9 p.m. and the Mass of the Lord's Supper had just ended. Most parishioners were still inside, deep in quiet prayer and adoration.


A year without Wendi: Family seeks closure as system slogs along in murder case

NORTH ANDOVER — Wendi Davidson’s family has spent the last year without the beloved blonde mother of two who always was a staple of family holidays. Today, Easter, marks a year since Davidson’s body was found strangled in the basement of her North Andover home. Police say she died the day before — A


As Strike Continues, Stop & Shop Workers Receive Support From Shoppers, State Officials

SOMERVILLE (CBS) – The strike at New England Stop & Shop stores is now in its second weekend. On Saturday, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey joined striking employees on the picket line in Somerville.


Dashcam video shows dramatic crash on Interstate 93

SALEM, N.H. — Scott Ashley was headed south on Interstate 93 in Salem when a car crossed to his side, flipped and slid by on its roof -- narrowly missing him and another vehicle.


Woman injured as stray wheel smashes windshield on I-95

An 80-year-old woman was injured when a stray wheel flew over the median on Interstate 95 in Burlington and into her windshield on Saturday afternoon, State Police said. At around 1:45 p.m., a Nissan pickup truck, driven by a 21-year-old woman from Reading, was traveling northbound when one of its w


‘I just had tears in my eyes’: Lawrence residents react to fire in house damaged by September gas disaster

A raging fire Friday that destroyed a vacant Lawrence home already damaged by September’s gas disaster was a new source of trauma for residents burdened by memories of the catastrophe.


Middleborough Officer Placed on Leave

A Middleborough, Mass. officer was placed on leave Saturday after results of an investigation by Massachusetts Environmental Police, according to a statement by Middleborough Police Chief Joseph Perkins.


Woman, baby struck by car in Lowell

LOWELL -- A 21-year-old mother and her baby were hospitalized after being struck by a car in the Centralville neighborhood shortly before 5 p.m. Wednesday. The woman suffered a head injury, while the 16-month-old baby suffered a minor cut, according to Lowell Fire Chief Jeff Winward. Both were trans


Two women rescued, knife-wielding suspect shot by SWAT officer, DA says

HOPEDALE, Mass. — Two women were rescued from a Hopedale home in which a man was threatening to harm himself and others with a knife, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early.


POLICE LOG for April 18: Partying In Path Near Ristuccia Arena?; Drugs Found On Ground?; Driver Issued Summons

WILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights of the Wilmington Police Log for Thursday, April 18, 2019:. Police came across a suspicious vehicle in the Dunkin Donuts parking lot. Driver was using the restaurant’s wi-fi. (2:20am)


Still to Die For: Inside the Tangled Web Around Pamela Smart That Started With the Murder of Her Husband

At the end of the day, Pamela Smart was the murderous adult in the room. The New Hampshire school media director—the original inspiration for Nicole Kidman's breakout turn as a sociopathic local weathergirl with Barbara Walters-level aspirations in To Die For—was 23 years old in 1991 when she was se


Day care closed after toddler found wandering in middle of road

PEABODY, Mass. — A Peabody day care was shut down Friday after a toddler walked out of the facility and was found wandering in the middle of a street by a stranger. Police said the 2-year-old somehow got out of the Watch-A-Tot day care sometime after being dropped off around 8 a.m.


UMass Lowell dean demoted, not fired, over harassment

LOWELL -- UMass Lowell Associate Dean Oliver Ibe strolled into a staff member's office the day before Good Friday two years ago, proclaiming how much he'd miss her during the holiday she was taking off, the staff member recalls.


Greater Lowell Tech drama students showcase skills in two recent plays

TYNGSBORO -- Students from the Greater Lowell Tech Drama Club recently performed in two back-to-back productions for community members. On April 11 and 12, students performed "10 Ways to Survive the End of the World" and "Fourteen Lines."