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Lawrence man to appear in court after feds, state police and local cops charge him with trafficking fentanyl

LAWRENCE — An investigation by local, state and federal authorities led to the arrest of a 36-year-old Lawrence man and the seizure of more than 500 grams of fentanyl, officials said.


Alleged heroin dealer held on $500,000 cash bail

LAWRENCE — An alleged heroin dealer was ordered held in lieu of $500,000 cash bail at his arraignment Friday. Rosario Franco Lara, 36, of 46 Texas Ave., was arrested at 12:22 p.m. Thursday after he sold an undercover buyer 532 grams of heroin, police said. Lara's arrest resulted from a joint investi


Police seize 500+ grams of fentanyl during drug sting

LAWRENCE, Mass. (WPRI) -- Police have charged a woman after they say she was trafficking more than 500 grams of fentanyl. According to the Massachusetts State Police, detectives received a tip that a Lawrence woman, later identified as Rosario Lara, 36, was trafficking fentanyl.


Investigators release more information about 2017 Methuen plane crash that killed former Newburyport mayor

METHUEN — The plane of former Newburyport Mayor Al Lavender had fuel tank issues in the months before the single-engine plane crashed into an apartment building, killing Lavendar, according to new information from the National Transportation Safety Board.


Lawrence drug investigation nets $20k worth of heroin

An joint operation by federal and state officials led to the arrest of a man and the seizure of 530 grams of heroin, valued at $20,000 in Lawrence Thursday, officials said. The man, whose identity was not released, was arrested as part of an ongoing narcotics investigation, Lawrence police said in a


Danvers boys basketball takes on host Gloucester in first round state tournament game

It was do-or-die for the Danvers High School boys’ basketball team (10-10) heading into its final game of the regular season against host Swampscott Feb. 16. And thanks to a late comeback, the Falcons have clichéd a Division 2 North state tournament berth. .


Heroin suspect nabbed in Lawrence

LAWRENCE — Authorities arrested a suspected heroin dealer Thursday after executing a search warrant at his Tower Hill residence. Detectives seized about 530 grams of heroin with an estimated street value of $20,000, police said. Massachusetts State Police, who made the arrest, asked that the suspect


North Andover Mall to get improved access

NORTH ANDOVER — The North Andover Mall, where a Market Basket, a Kohl's and a TJ Maxx are located, will soon get a new look. Delta MB LLC, owner of the mall, plans to correct handicapped access deficiencies in the parking lot. Brian Dundan, a civil engineer representing the owner, told the Planning


Robert Kraft Donated $100,000 To A Massachusetts Anti-Sex Trafficking Group In 2015

Before he was charged with two counts of soliciting prosecution in Florida, Robert Kraft was just Robert Kraft. That is, he is one of the most powerful men in America’s richest professional sport and the owner of a team that has strung together arguably the greatest dynasty in that sport’s history,


Fight fentanyl on the local level

As fentanyl continues to ravage communities, it is important that those on the frontlines get the resources they need to gain ground in the battle. As the Herald’s Lisa Kashinsky reports, in the Merrimack Valley, police chiefs are calling for assistance from the federal government. “We can’t stop it


Methuen Man Wins $1M on Monopoly-Themed Lottery Scratch Ticket

Three guesses what his favorite board game is! Methuen’s Satish Benjamin headed to Dorchester this week to claim his $1 million winnings from a $10 Monopoly Jackpot scratch ticket, Massachusetts State Lottery officials tell WHAV.


SEC Investigating Columbia Gas Parent For Pre-Disaster Filings

ANDOVER, MA -- The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating NiSource Inc., the parent company of Columbia Gas of Massachusetts, for disclosures made before the Sept. 13 gas explosions in Andover, North Andover and Lawrence. NiSource disclosed in its annual report released Wednesday t


Lawrence’s LJ Figueroa emerging as a shooting star at St. John’s University

LJ Figueroa has taken a rather circuitous path to the starting lineup — and a starring role — for the men’s basketball team at St. John’s University. As a freshman and sophomore at Lawrence High, he played at the junior varsity level. Seeking an opportunity to excel, Figueroa transferred to the Olds


Massachusetts Brothers Charged With Child Rape

Two Massachusetts brothers were arrested Thursday morning and charged with the rape of a child. Massachusetts State Police said two teams simultaneously arrested 34-year-old Dennis Orellana of Westborough and 26-year-old Hilin Orellana at their apartments before dawn Thursday.


Knobjob Marley And Miss Schlong Let Their 1 Year Old Eat Fentanyl They Sell, Then Lie To Cops And Tell Them Kid Picked Up Pill On Ground At Target And They Let Her Suck On It

Herald: The parents of a 1-year-old Lawrence girl who was hospitalized for fentanyl exposure were ordered held without bail Tuesday on drug trafficking charges — after cops said the couple initially lied about where their daughter found the pill. Mcdanner Pereyra and Jennifer Ouch, both 27, of Lawre


Haverhill Police Missing Person Search Blankets Bradford Friday Night

A call that a female may have jumped into the Merrimack River triggered a swift response from Haverhill Police late Friday night, with a search in the water, in the air, and with officers on the ground taking over Bradford in the area of the Basiliere Bridge.


Man charged with assault and kidnapping sent to prison

HAVERHILL — A Haverhill man who in 2017 was charged with stabbing another man and keeping the victim's wife and children in a closet against their will in his Forest Acres apartment, pleaded guilty to a host of charges during a hearing in Salem Superior Court.


Lane closure on I-495 next week

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has announced that there will be a daytime left-lane closure on I-495 northbound in Haverhill between exit 48 and exit 49 on Tuesday, Feb. 26.


Overnight ‘wintry mess’ of snow, freezing rain expected in Massachusetts this weekend

Massachusetts is expected to see another “wintry mess” of snow and other precipitation this weekend as a brief system moves in overnight on Sunday, even as daytime temperatures stay above the freezing point.


New Hampshire Authorities Seek Inmate Who Walked Away From Center

The New Hampshire Department of Corrections are searching for an inmate who they say walked away from a minimum security center Friday afternoon in Concord. Jeffrey Groulx, 44, a resident of the New Hampshire State Prison Transitional Work Center, walked away from White Farm on Clinton Street at 3:1