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Truck Driver ID'd for Ice Chunk That Injured Girl on Interstate 495 in Andover, Massachusetts

The truck company and driver responsible for injuring a 6-year-old girl when a large piece of ice flew off a tractor-trailer and hit the windshield of the vehicle she was riding in on Interstate 495 in Massachusetts was identified on Friday, according to state police.


Dracut artist's 'passion' is 'The Beauty of Lowell'

Claire Gagnon sees a beauty in Lowell that needs to be captured on canvas, sometimes from a friend's balcony overlooking the Merrimack River and sometimes on the city's streets.


Man went out to dinner after killing woman in Somerville hit and run, prosecutors say

SOMERVILLE — After Edward Clark allegedly struck and killed 40-year-old Allison Donovan with his truck on a busy street here last week, he didn’t stop, authorities said. Instead, prosecutors asserted Friday, he kept driving to his girlfriend’s Medford residence, and the couple enjoyed a dinner out a


I-TEAM: Dozens of nurses licenses suspended, revoked in western Massachusetts

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - Abandoning patients, working while impaired and showing up to work reeking of alcohol, these are just some of the reasons why dozens of nurses in western Massachusetts have their licenses suspended, revoked or voluntarily surrendered over the past year.


DIVISION 1 TRACK: MVC rules as Lowell boys, Andover girls win titles

ROXBURY – As the defending Div. 1 state champions, there was going to be a lot of pressure from teams trying to knock Lowell off the podium. Unfortunately for those teams, they will need to wait another year as Lowell used a mid-meet rally to clip the field, clinching its second consecutive indoor t


Dracut's goal: Make vaping go up in smoke

DRACUT -- Health Agent David Ouellette is on a mission to snuff out nicotine use by the town's teenagers. The Board of Health has approved a proposed anti-nicotine campaign. Now, Ouellette is collaborating with nursing students at UMass Lowell to implement a teen-to-teen anti-vaping program in the c


Surveillance Video Shows Suspect Use Syringe to Threaten Clerk in Attempted Robbery

A Massachusetts convenience store worker is back on the job after being threatened by a man with a syringe. The incident happened Feb. 13 at the Union Supermarket on Park Street in Lawrence.


City cuts ties with former cop over stolen gun case

LOWELL -- The city has abruptly terminated its business relationship with a retired police officer because he would not be a witness in a high-profile stolen-gun case. The city severed ties late last month with Michael Miles, a Dracut resident who has been the Police Department's intervention office


Man arrested after crashing into 2 police cruisers during traffic stop

LOWELL, Mass. - A New Hampshire man was arrested after crashing into two marked police cruisers and fleeing the scene during a traffic stop in Hudson. Hudson Police officers received a report of a suspicious vehicle entering the town at around 7:16 p.m. on Wednesday.


Trump may have his first 2020 Republican challenger with former Massachusetts governor

Washington (CNN)Former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld said he's launching a presidential exploratory committee to run in 2020 as a Republican. "I hope to see the Republican Party assume once again the mantle of being the party of Lincoln. It upsets me that our energies as a society are being sapped by


Lambert takes momentum and talent into state tourney

DRACUT -- At this point in his high school athletic career, Devin Lambert is used to making snap decisions under pressure. Dracut High's senior standout is an athlete for all seasons, excelling as a quarterback in football, a wrestler, and a pitcher/outfielder in baseball. His athleticism, arm stren


AG: Massachusetts Couple Charged With Sex Trafficking at Salem Brothel

A Massachusetts couple is facing charges for allegedly trafficking women for sex at a Salem brothel that served as a front for human trafficking and money laundering, according to the attorney general's office.


CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Traffic Lights Fall Into Busy Intersection

A terrifying moment was captured on camera as an entire line of traffic lights came crashing down on a busy Massachusetts intersection. Dramatic video shows the moment when a cable with traffic lights fell onto Middlesex Turnpike and Bedford Street in Burlington just before 1 p.m. Thursday.


Police Investigating Deadly Construction Accident

SALEM (CBS) – A North Attleboro man is dead tonight after a piece of heavy equipment fell on him at a construction site at Washington Square in Salem. The 30-year-old man was rushed to North Shore Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.


Seller of fentanyl that killed Pelham man gets 7 years

CONCORD — The man who sold the drug that killed a young Pelham man in 2017 will spend seven years behind bars. William Luna, 45, of Lowell, Massachusetts, was found guilty Dec. 7 of selling fentanyl that resulted in the death of Nicholas Wells, 25. He also was convicted of possession of cocaine and


State police charge PA man in flying ice incident

A Pennsylvania truck driver has been cited after ice flew off the tractor-trailer he was driving on Interstate 495 in Andover on Thursday and smashed through the windshield of another vehicle, injuring a 6-year-old girl, police said.


New Battle Grounds: Haverhill coffee shop expands to Lawrence

LAWRENCE — Less than three years after Battle Grounds Coffee Co. — a focal point of Haverhill's revitalized downtown — opened its doors on Washington Street, the veteran-owned and operated cafe has expanded upriver.


Task Force arrests Massachusetts gangsters on warrants

FALL RIVER, Mass. (WLNE) – Two Massachusetts gang members were arrested Wednesday in Fall River on numerous warrants for drug and firearm violations. James Mendes, 27, of Randolph and Tyre Wade, 27, of Fall River, were arrested after Southeastern Massachusetts Gang Task Force members tracking a stol


Here are the best restaurants in Massachusetts, according to AAA

AAA has announced its 2019 list of best restaurants nationwide — and several of the top-rated establishments are located right here in Massachusetts. Here’s a look at the local restaurants that got Five Diamonds, which is the highest rating AAA awards.


Columbia Gas Names New President In Massachusetts

ANDOVER, MA -- Steve Bryant said he will retire as president of Columbia Gas of Massachusetts, the utility blamed for the Merrimack Valley gas disaster. Bryant will step down on May 1, according to a press release from the utility's parent company, NiSource Inc. Mark Kempic will take over as preside