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Deadly Batch of Opioids in Lowell: 4 Deaths in 12 Hours

Lowell residents have been warned to call 911 if they witness an overdose (Published 2 hours ago) Officials in Massachusetts are warning people after first responders reported four fatal overdose cases in Lowell within a span of 12 hours on Wednesday and Thursday. Lowell fire officials said it is be

NECN - 2018-03-22 16:14:55

Lethal heroin batch hits Lowell streets

A batch of heroin cut with the deadly synthetic opioid fentanyl is making its way through Lowell, causing four fatal overdoses overnight on Wednesday - and officials are urging those addicted to these substances to dodge death by using in large groups. "It's very disturbing," Lowell fire Chief Jeff

BOSTON HERALD - 2018-03-23 07:00:00

Man found beneath Lowell bridge rushed to hospital

LOWELL -- Police are investigating an incident that resulted in a male being rescued near the Bridge Street Bridge on Thursday evening. According to Police Capt. Jonathan Webb, police were called to the scene at roughly 7 p.m. and the individual was flown by medical helicopter to a unnamed hospital

THEVALLEYDISPATCH.COM - 2018-03-23 00:57:27

MS-13 Leader Pleads Guilty to Ordering the Slaying of Eastie Teen

The story of Wilson Martinez, whose body was found on Constitution Beach the day before school was to start in September 2015, was so tragic that it stunned the tight-knit Eastie community for weeks. Friends, family and classmates all remembered 15-year-old Martinez as a good kid who was looking for

EASTIETIMES.COM - 2018-03-23 07:00:00

Manchester woman arrested, accused of bringing 7-year-old to drug buy

NASHUA - While conducting surveillance in an east-side Nashua neighborhood recently, officers with Nashua's Problem Oriented Policing Unit said they watched a person known to them approach a parked car, "interact briefly" with the occupants, then walk away, according to police reports. Please sign u

NASHUA TELEGRAPH - 2018-03-22 07:00:00

Police search for driver after truck hits Andover home; vehicle linked to earlier break at business

A pickup truck that smashed into a condo building at 33 School St. in Andover about 5:30 a.m. Thursday is still protruding from the building as police investigate.AMANDA SABGA/Staff photo ANDOVER - A pickup truck crashed into a home at 33 School St. on Thursday morning, and police are looking for th

EAGLE-TRIBUNE - 2018-03-22 16:01:00

'Branding Lowell' Exhibit

LOWELL -- Ever wonder about the graphic designers or artists behind some of the most popular brand logos in Lowell? Their identities, and how the imagery they created help reflect the city's ever-evolving identity, is the focus of a new exhibit opening Saturday at the Patrick J. Mogan Cultural Cent

LOWELL SUN - 2018-03-23 10:36:39

Police Looking for Missing Man From Methuen, Massachusetts

Receive the latest new-england updates in your inbox Methuen Police are looking for a man who has been missing since Wednesday. Police say Michael Meuse, 42, was last seen leaving his Birch Avenue residence in Methuen in a gray 2012 Ford Fusion, with Massachusetts license plate 2GZM80. Meuse is desc

NECN - 2018-03-21 23:06:42

Controversial process to hire a new Lowell High principal could end Wednesday night

LOWELL -- A seven-member committee formed by Superintendent of Schools Salah Khelfaoui interviewed three finalists for the job of the high school's head of school earlier this week, but several insiders predict it's a fait accompli for Marianne Busteed, the interim. Besides Busteed, the committee i

LOWELL SUN - 2018-03-21 16:20:24

State ed. officials to visit Lowell

LOWELL -- State education officials are set to visit the district next week to review several programs. The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education officials will conduct a coordinated program review of Lowell Public Schools. Such visits are routinely conducted by the department to "satis

LOWELL SUN - 2018-03-22 10:35:49

City issues warning following four fatal overdoses in 12 hours

LOWELL -- After seeing four fatal overdoses in the last 12 hours, city public safety officials are warning the region about an especially deadly batch of fentanyl that appears to be making its way through the region. This is the second time in just over a month, and the third time ever, that a surg

THEVALLEYDISPATCH.COM - 2018-03-22 16:05:35

Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do


Judge mulls sentence in deadly Methuen hit-and-run

SALEM, Mass. - The tearful, grief stricken mother of an 11-year-old girl who died in a hit-and-run accident spoke harshly to the man charged with striking her in Salem Superior Court on Thursday. "I am never going to forgive you for what you did. Never," said Jacqueline Diaz, the mother of Jaydee So


Part of I-495 on Tewksbury/Andover Line Shut Down Due to Serious Multi-Car Crash

Massachusetts State Police said late Wednesday night the southbound lanes of I-495 were shut down at I-93 near the Tewksbury/Andover line. (Published 34 minutes ago) Massachusetts State Police responded to a serious crash involving multiple vehicles on Interstate 495 near the Tewksbury/Andover line


Broken brake light leads to drug arrests

HAVERHILL - Two men who were stopped by state troopers on Winter Street for a defective brake light were found to be in possession of 88 grams of marijuana as well as 42 vials of high potency THC oil, police said. THC is the active ingredient in marijuana. When questioned, the men said they were pla


Tow Truck Driver Killed In I-495 Crash In Andover

ANDOVER, MA - One person was killed in a multi-car crash on I-495 in Andover overnight, according to reports. The crash happened around 11:15 p.m., shutting down the southbound side of the highway near the I-93 exit. At least five cars were involved and multiple people were hospitalized. State poli


Crimson and clover: St. Patrick's Day roast had them blushing and gushing in Lowell

LOWELL -- There was no beating around the shamrock Thursday night. This year's St. Patrick's Day Dinner, packed with laughs and zingers, was all about the outgoing city manager -- and his potential successor, who co-hosts the event with him. Kevin Murphy told the crowd it was "bittersweet" to co-h


Young boy credited with alerting family members in Lowell fire

LOWELL -- A 7-year-old boy is credited with alerting the other members of home to a Wednesday morning fire in a second-floor bathroom of a Prospect Street home that did not have working smoke detectors. "Everyone got out safely and with no injuries," said Fire Chief Jeff Winward. The fire at 39 Pr


No more toys: Toys R Us to close 740 US stores

NEW YORK (AP) The demise of Toys R Us will have a ripple effect on everything from toy makers to consumers to landlords. The 70-year-old retailer is headed toward shuttering its U.S. operations, jeopardizing the jobs of some 30,000 employees while spelling the end for a chain known to generations of


11-year-old rescues family from house fire in Lowell

LOWELL, Mass. -- An 11-year-old boy is being called a hero after helping his family escape from a raging fire inside their Lowell home. It happened around 9 a.m. Wednesday on Prospect Street. The boy told Boston 25 News he was playing outside in the fresh snow with his French bulldog named Brownie.