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Lowell woman facing Stoneham drug charges

STONEHAM - A22year-old Lowell woman faces multiple drug charges after getting arrested in Stoneham earlier this week, according to police. Kayla Smith-Bertini has been charged with possession of a Class B drug with intent to distribute, conspiracy to violate the controlled substance act, and posses

LOWELL SUN - 2017-09-23 13:14:37

Jury finds Lowell man, 19, not guilty in stabbing incident

LOWELL -- A 19-year-old Lowell man who was accused of stabbing a 17-year-old boy in the back during a fight in the Centralville neighborhood was acquitted by a jury in Lowell District Court earlier this month. Sade Walker-Campbell was initially ordered held without bail when he was charged with ass

LOWELL SUN - 2017-09-22 12:04:34

Art on the move in Lowell in second kinetic sculpture race

LOWELL -- Mobs of people chaotically darted across the cobblestone streets and alleys of the city's downtown Saturday in order to catch a giant inflatable duck that happened to be racing through the streets. The duck had good company, however, with a shark, a four-person bicycle driven by giant hot

THEVALLEYDISPATCH.COM - 2017-09-23 22:23:17

Lowell garage fire blamed on smoking materials

LOWELL -- No injuries were reported following a fire that broke out inside a garage at 93 Dover St. around 1:40 p.m. Saturday. An investigation determined that the fire at the two-family home started from the careless disposal of smoking materials, according to Lowell Deputy Fire Chief Joe Roth. T

THEVALLEYDISPATCH.COM - 2017-09-23 22:41:21

Lowell police looking for driver that struck pedestrian, fled

LOWELL -- Police are looking for a vehicle that struck a pedestrian and fled early Saturday morning. According to Capt. Jonathan Webb, a 23-year-old man was at his parked vehicle at Bridge and 10th streets when he was struck by a passing vehicle about 12:50 a.m. He did not have a description of th

LOWELL SUN - 2017-09-23 14:18:49

Lowell House hosts third annual Celebrate Recovery breakfast

LOWELL - On the mor-ning of Tuesday, Sept. 19, the third annual Lowell House Celebrate Recov-ery breakfast occurred at the UMass Lowell Inn and Conference Center. The breakfast was held in celebration of Recovery Month, a month long event during September sponsored by the Sub-stance Abuse and Mental

HOMENEWSHERE.COM - 2017-09-23 19:00:00

Lowell police probe stabbing in domestic incident

LOWELL -- City police are investigating a domestic incident in an apartment on Broadway that left a man with a non life-threatening knife wound Friday morning, according to police. The Stoklosa and Bartlett middle schools were briefly placed in soft lockdown, as a precaution, as officers responded

THEVALLEYDISPATCH.COM - 2017-09-22 13:58:29

Bottega Veneta embraces the now at Milan Fashion Week

MILAN (AP) - It's a season of celebration and commemoration at Milan Fashion Week, in its fourth day Saturday. Angela Missoni marks 20 years as creative director at the family-owned and -run brand founded by her parents. Donatella Versace made an emotional tribute to her brother, fashion house creat

THEVALLEYDISPATCH.COM - 2017-09-23 13:52:59

New earthquake shakes jittery Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) - A strong new earthquake shook Mexico on Saturday, causing new alarm in a country reeling from two still-more-powerful quakes this month that have killed nearly 400 people. The U.S. Geological Survey says the new temblor was centered about 12 miles (19 kilometers) southeast of Mat

THEVALLEYDISPATCH.COM - 2017-09-23 13:38:58

Remember when? Prince Grotto Restaurant?

A couple weeks back, I published a bunch of matchbooks from local restaurants, and one of the books was for the Prince Grotto restaurant, which, in return, yielded a nice letter from Sun subscriber and former Grotto employee Gerald Houde. So this week I went back into the Sun archives and looked for

THEVALLEYDISPATCH.COM - 2017-09-23 13:28:05

GOP Gov. Baker again battles his own party on health care

BOSTON (AP) -- Charlie Baker's relationship with GOP leaders in Washington just keeps getting stickier. Republican attempts to repeal former President Barack Obama's health care law have become something of a recurring nightmare for the Republican Massachusetts governor, who pushed back against ear

THEVALLEYDISPATCH.COM - 2017-09-23 14:07:45

Red Sox rally to beat Reds, extend AL East lead

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Rafael Devers hit a three-run homer Friday night, and the Boston Red Sox extended their AL East lead to four games by overcoming Scooter Gennett's fourth grand slam of the season for a 5-4 victory over the Cincinnati Reds. Boston added to its lead with the help of the Yankees' 8-

THEVALLEYDISPATCH.COM - 2017-09-23 02:24:28

'Stronger,' new movie about marathon bombing, hits theaters

BOSTON (AP) -- A new film starring Jake Gyllenhaal as Boston Marathon bombing survivor Jeff Bauman is hitting theaters nationwide. "Stronger" captures Bauman, a Chelmsford native, recalibrating his life after losing both legs in the April 2013 bombings near the marathon finish line. Tatiana Maslany

THEVALLEYDISPATCH.COM - 2017-09-22 12:59:17

AP fact check: Kimmel's take on health care harder to refute

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Who's right -- President Donald Trump and Sen. Bill Cassidy, or late-night host Jimmy Kimmel? None has really captured the complexity of the debate over who might lose insurance protections in the latest Republican health care bill. But of the three, the TV guy is the hardest to

THEVALLEYDISPATCH.COM - 2017-09-22 12:13:09

In bids for Amazon, Baker urges locals to "go for it"

By Andy Metzger STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE BOSTON -- Gov. Charlie Baker wants Amazon to build its second headquarters somewhere in Massachusetts, but he said he is not playing favorites, leaving it to local officials to try to woo the corporate giant to their particular city or area. "Locals are go

THEVALLEYDISPATCH.COM - 2017-09-22 12:10:00

Kim fires off insults at Trump, hints at weapons test

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un lobbed a string of insults at President Donald Trump on Friday, calling him a "mentally deranged U.S. dotard" and hinting at frightening new weapons tests. It was the first time for a North Korean leader to issue such a direct statement aga

THEVALLEYDISPATCH.COM - 2017-09-22 11:58:48

Leominster man arrested in Littleton break-in; more charges possible

LITTLETON -- A Leominster man accused of breaking into multiple houses around the Worcester area was arrested in Littleton on Thursday, according to police. David King, 41, has been charged with breaking and entering in the nighttime. On Thursday, Littleton police detectives were notified that a M

THEVALLEYDISPATCH.COM - 2017-09-22 21:02:00

Tyngsboro plaza evacuated for suspicious package

Sun Staff Report TYNGSBORO -- A "suspicious package" was reported at the plaza across the street from the Pheasant Lane Mall Friday evening, resulting in employees and customers evacuating from plaza businesses, according to police. The "suspicious package" was reported in front of JOANN Fabrics a

THEVALLEYDISPATCH.COM - 2017-09-23 01:50:21

Alleged Billerica cocaine dealer free on bail

BILLERICA -- A 21-year-old Billerica man who allegedly trafficked cocaine out of his unsuspecting parent's home on Sumac Street is free on $2,500 cash bail after a search warrant led to his arrest. Police reports say Billerica detectives obtained search warrants for both the home and car of Richard

THEVALLEYDISPATCH.COM - 2017-09-22 17:46:44

Cambridge city councilor files paperwork to run for 3rd District seat

ANDOVER -- Nadeem Mazen, a Cambridge city councilor who grew up in Andover, has filed paperwork to run for the 3rd Congressional District when U.S. Rep. Niki Tsongas steps away in 2018. Mazen filed an official statement of candidacy for the seat and a statement organizing a campaign committee with

THEVALLEYDISPATCH.COM - 2017-09-22 13:22:24