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Health advocates celebrate court-ordered tobacco company ads

By Katie Lannan STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE BOSTON -- Readers of 40 major newspapers across the country will open their papers Sunday to full-page ads, purchased by tobacco companies, advising that smoking kills an average of 1,200 Americans a day, that nicotine changes the brain, and that there is n

THEVALLEYDISPATCH.COM - 2017-11-21 19:35:07

Teen idol David Cassidy, 'Partridge Family' star, dies at 67

NEW YORK (AP) - David Cassidy, the teen and pre-teen idol who starred in the 1970s sitcom "The Partridge Family" and sold millions of records as the musical group's lead singer, died Tuesday at age 67. Cassidy, who announced earlier this year that he had been diagnosed with dementia, died surrounde

THEVALLEYDISPATCH.COM - 2017-11-22 03:06:05

Police: Mystery liquid posed no threat at high school

PELHAM, N.H. -- A bottle containing a mysterious liquid brought into the Pelham High School by a student forced an early dismissal Tuesday. After the evacuation, air quality tests throughout the school determined that the substance posed no threat, according to a press release from the Pelham Polic

THEVALLEYDISPATCH.COM - 2017-11-21 22:34:27

Billerica man guilty of sexual exploitation of children

BOSTON -- A Billerica man is facing 15 to 30 years in prison for sexually exploiting two young boys, including using them to create child pornography. Philip Toronto, 43, pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to two counts of sexual exploitation for his involvement with the children over a 5 1/2-

THEVALLEYDISPATCH.COM - 2017-11-21 23:41:55

Five Lowell firefighters recognized during 28th-annual state "Firefighter of Year" awards

A Sun Staff Report WORCESTER - Governor Charlie Baker and Public Safety Secretary Daniel Bennett today joined State Fire Marshal Peter J. Ostroskey to honor Firefighters from 22. Massachusetts fire departments for heroic acts of bravery at the 28th annual "Firefighter of the Year" Awards ceremony,

LOWELL SUN - 2017-11-21 17:46:49

Lowell police seek donation-jar thief

LOWELL -- Police are on the lookout for a man caught on surveillance video stealing a donation jar off the counter of the 7-Eleven convenience store at 55 Chelmsford St. on Sunday night. The donation jar was stolen around 8 p.m. by a Hispanic man, large build, balding, with a beard, according to Lo

LOWELL SUN - 2017-11-20 22:47:35

Musicians unite at AMAs in wake of tumultuous year

The 2017 American Music Awards marked a night of unison, positive vibes and American pride as musicians spoke about coming together in a year dominated by natural disasters, violence and divisive politics. Kelly Clarkson and Pink kicked off the three-hour show Sunday with a performance honoring tho

THEVALLEYDISPATCH.COM - 2017-11-21 13:11:32

Homecoming Harvest of Hope Benefit...

LOWELL - On Oct. 26, House of Hope was thankful and gracious as it hosted its Homecoming Harvest of Hope Benefit, at one of its new homes on Smith Street. The historic home was once The Horn Home, built in 1840 as the Horn Home for the Aged. More than 140 guests were greeted at the circular drivewa

THEVALLEYDISPATCH.COM - 2017-11-20 19:46:11

Report: Drunk driver struck Ocala police cruiser

OCALA, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - Ocala police officers say one of their own was struck by an accused drunk driver on Saturday morning. Officer Daniel Collier was involved in the crash while responding to a call around 1 a.m. According to an arrest report, Latrell Jay, 30, turned into Officer Collier as

WOGX.COM - 2017-11-21 03:08:00

Cloud 9 murder trial to begin Tuesday

Laquan Ria'Mel Barrow, Gary Edward King and Michael Eugene Smith are each charged with one count of second-degree murder for the death of former Forest High School basketball standout Benetria Robinson in 2015. Barrow and Smith also are charged with five counts of attempted second-degree murder and

STAR-BANNER - 2017-11-21 21:04:01

Man faces charge of sexual battery

OCALA - An 18-year-old man who admitted to having sex with a young woman who refused his advances was arrested Tuesday by a Marion County Sheriff's Office detective and charged with sexual battery. William Edward Guy told inspector Erik Dice that he and the 18-year-old victim kissed at his home in s

STAR-BANNER - 2017-11-21 21:22:21

Three face charge of strong-arm robbery

OCALA - Three people were arrested by Ocala police officers Tuesday morning in connection with the robbery and beating of a man on Monday night. Anastasia Marie Dorman, 19, Cameron Jordan Barnes, 20, and Timothy Lee Setty Jr., 28, were taken into custody by police for an interview in reference to a

STAR-BANNER - 2017-11-21 17:49:58

Deputies say frustrated man intentionally caused crash

LAKE COUNTY, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - Authorities on Tuesday released a 911 recording in traffic crash. Deputies said the caller is Bruce Homer, and he is the man responsible for the wreck. Homer told a 911 operator, "Something happened, and I kept telling you people it was gonna happen for years and ye

WOGX.COM - 2017-11-22 01:52:00

Ocala man with history of drunk driving arrested by sheriff's deputies on DUI charge

A man with a history of drunk driving arrests was arrested early Sunday on a charge of driving under the influence.Shawn Simon Marion County sheriff's deputies responded to the 3800 block of SE 58th Ave. to assist with a traffic stop, according to an arrest report. Upon arrival, the deputy already a

VILLAGES-NEWS.COM - 2017-11-20 20:45:09

Cops: Ocala Police officer struck by drunk driver

An Ocala Police officer is recovering after being hit by who authorities say was a drunk driver.Ocala officer in crash with another vehicleDriver Latrell Jay charged with DUIOfficer Daniel Collier expected to be OK Latrell Jay is facing a DUI charge and was also cited for an improper lane change tha

MYNEWS13.COM - 2017-11-20 20:53:00

Gas station owner pulls gun on suspect

LAKE COUNTY, Fl. (WOFL FOX 35) - A Lake County gas station manager says he pulled a gun on a man after he caught him with a skimmer at the gas pump. The incident happened Saturday afternoon at the business off County Road 48 in Yalaha. Jaykumar Patel says he was working behind the counter when a t

WOGX.COM - 2017-11-21 06:30:00

Rochester City Hall Annex project wins design award

ROCHESTER - The City of Rochester's restoration of the City Hall Annex building, which re-opened earlier this year, has earned recognition from the American Institute of Architects of New Hampshire (AIANH), according to a press release from City Manager Daniel Fitzpatrick. The annex project, which r

FOSTERS DAILY DEMOCRAT - 2017-11-21 16:29:31

Rochester crash sends one to hospital

ROCHESTER - The driver of a car involved in a two-vehicle accident Tuesday morning was transported to Frisbie Memorial Hospital. At approximately 10:54 a.m., Rochester Police, Rochester Fire, and Frisbie EMS responded to the intersection of Rochester Hill Road and Harding Street for a collision. Acc

FOSTERS DAILY DEMOCRAT - 2017-11-21 20:46:44

'Shop Small' on Saturday in Rochester

ROCHESTER - Rochester Main Street is supporting the Shop Small Saturday initiative on Saturday, Nov. 25, encouraging the public to support local small businesses rather than large big box retailers this holiday season. "Exploring our local businesses can result in more thoughtful and unique gifts fo

FOSTERS DAILY DEMOCRAT - 2017-11-20 22:20:22

Rochester Festival of Trees is Dec. 2

ROCHESTER - Rochester Main Street is hosting the second annual Festival of Trees event on Saturday, Dec. 2, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Studley's Flower Garden's greenhouse at 82 Wakefield St. The public is invited to attend and enter to win from dozens of wonderfully decorated trees, generously donated by

FOSTERS DAILY DEMOCRAT - 2017-11-20 21:16:39