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Man charged with shooting Lawrence girl in the head is held without bail

LAWRENCE — A judge allowed a man accused of shooting a 16-year-old Lawrence girl in the head to hide behind a door during his arraignment late Thursday morning in Lawrence District Court.


Police Arrest Haverhill Man for Allegedly Assaulting Officer

A city man was taken into custody on several charges Monday after an incident at the Grill Next Door, WHAV has confirmed. Police responding to Broadway’s The Grill Next Door restaurant Monday confiscated a firearm and arrested a 63-year-old city man, charging him with disorderly conduct.


Emmaus to hold community event on MLK Day

HAVERHILL — Emmaus Inc. will hold a free community event to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day that will feature a community resource fair, ethnically diverse music and dance performances, giveaways and a free hot breakfast and lunch.


Haverhill council passes marijuana zoning

HAVERHILL – The City Council passed a zoning ordinance regarding recreational marijuana Tuesday night, pushing forward the process of bringing cannabis to the city more than two years after residents voted in favor of legalizing the drug.


Federal workers caught in the middle apply for unemployment

Internal Revenue Service employees, front row from the left, Brian Lanouette, of Merrimack, N.H., Mary Maldonado, of Dracut, Mass., and Maria Zangari, of Haverhill, Mass., display placards during a rally by federal employees and supporters, Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, in front of the Statehouse, in Bos


Monument Square lot still unused

HAVERHILL — It has been years since a gas station operated on the southeast corner of Monument Square. For a long time it was a Merit gas station, then it became a Hess station. Since the station closed years ago, the property has been vacant and is somewhat of an eyesore at this busy location.


Significant weekend storm in Massachusetts could bring 18 in. of snow north, icing in south: Power outages predicted

A significant storm that could bring as much as 18 inches of snow to the Berkshires, Franklin County and northern central Massachusetts is predicted to begin around 6 p.m. Saturday in Western Massachusetts and move east.


School board hears complaints about Whittier Middle

HAVERHILL — Boys' and girls' locker rooms that can no longer be used as locker rooms. Bathrooms with stalls that don’t lock and sinks that either don’t work or lack hot water.


Our view: Signs of hope on Salem's waterfront

Redeveloping Salem’s old power plant property has been a dream for more than a decade. At times, speculation has included pie-in-the-sky ideas like a luxury hotel, and at other times more modest hopes for interesting businesses, housing or just some more green space. But as demolition of the old coa


City to seek state funding to replace school roofs

HAVERHILL — The mayor plans to seek financial assistance from the state to repair three leaky school roofs across the city: at the high school, the Moody, and Golden Hill. Several school roofs across the city are in disrepair. Last fall, a leaking roof at the Consentino school became a lightning rod


Food Pantry Offering Free Groceries to Haverhill’s Furloughed Federal Employees

Haverhill’s Liz Murphy Open Hand Food Pantry is helping federal employees with food expenses in the midst of the longest partial government shutdown in U.S. history. Organizers tell WHAV employees who are currently furloughed may receive groceries from the pantry free of charge each Tuesday until th


Final Score: Haverhill gymnastics beats Andover for first time ever

Lewy Baez prevailed with a 3-2 decision in a key 182-pound match to highlight Central Catholic’s 42-22 victory over North Andover. Anthony Mears had a pin with 10 seconds left at heavyweight for the Raiders (13-1). Sean Milovanovic (113) and Jack Carbone (170) had impressive one-point wins for the K


Massachusetts food stamps recipients will get February benefits early due to government shutdown

Most Massachusetts food stamps recipients will receive their February benefits early due to the partial government shutdown. State officials are cautioning recipients to budget wisely, since those benefits will have to last for the entire month.


Greater Lawrence Tech earns grant for health program

ANDOVER — Greater Lawrence Technical School received a $125,000 Skills Capital Grant from Gov. Charlie Baker to expand its Health Careers program. Skills Capital Grants, which are administered through Baker and Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito’s office, are designed to help high schools, colleges and other edu


It's all about creativity

A movement toward music and creative companies has emerged downtown, and it's slowly making its mark on the city. Several unique local companies are bringing music and other creativity to Haverhill in a variety of ways. They have begun having events in the downtown to draw attention to the movement.


'Movement to Music' helps elders exercise gently

The Council on Aging offers a gentle, eclectic workout routine called “Movement to Music.” Senior citizens are welcome to exercise among friends where they are encouraged to work at their own pace. It is important to stay strong and well-balanced no matter what age.


Texting 911 is now an option in Massachusetts

CHICOPEE, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- The state is rolling out a new initiative that allows people to text in emergencies when they're in situations where they can't talk on the phone. Sometimes you can't always talk on the phone when faced with an emergency, that's why the state Office of Safety and Security


Preschool screening slated in Amesbury

AMESBURY — The city’s public schools will hold their annual preschool screening Feb. 13-15 at Amesbury Elementary School, 20 S. Hampton Road. This screening is only for children born between Sept. 2, 2014, and Sept. 1, 2016. The screening is not to be confused with kindergarten screening, which will


WCVB Pimps IRS Employee Andover Couple’s $10K GoFundMe Despite His Previous Arrests For Domestic Violence, Assaulting Cops, And Obvious Holes In Their Story

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Rejected marijuana store sues Salem to stop it from allowing competing shop to advance

A marijuana company is trying to stop Salem from allowing a competing store to advance toward opening, saying in a lawsuit that the city unfairly rejected its application. The city says it had the right to pass over the firm, Mederi, in picking five cannabis shops out of nine applicants. A judge nex