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Lawrence Man Charged With Trafficking Fentanyl

LAWRENCE, MA- A Lawrence man was trafficking drugs when police seized approximately 532 grams of fentanyl, according to state police. Members of the Massachusetts State Police Gang Unit, the Lawrence Police Street Narcotics Unit, and an FBI gang task force, with assistance from New Hampshire State P


BOYS BASKETBALL: Final regular season North and South rankings

Here are the final regular season Super Six boys basketball rankings for the North and South. Coaches and/or athletic directors are encouraged to report their postseason scores to the Boston Herald.


Small Plane Crashes At Mansfield Airport

MANSFIELD (CBS) — A small plane crashed at the Mansfield Municipal Airport Saturday, the Mansfield Police Department confirmed. “Please avoid Fruit St. in the interim to allow emergency vehicles access,” the department wrote on Facebook.


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.


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.


POLICE LOG for February 20: Billerica Woman Arrested For Egregious OUI; New York Man Arrested

WILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights from the Wilmington Police Log for Wednesday, February 20, 2019:. Russell N. Sky (Brooklyn, NY) was arrested on a warrant. Sky was arrested in the Burger King parking lot. (1:12am)


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


Massachusetts Man Remains in Critical Condition After Snowmobile Accident

A Massachusetts man is in critical condition following an overnight snowmobile crash on Swift Brook Road near Stacyville. According to the Maine Warden Service, 47 year old Keith Sanford of Benedicta and 55 year Duane Carter of Spencer, Massachusetts were riding in a group on ITS 83 when the men fai


Second Boston billionaire linked to Florida prostitution ring

The billionaire founder of a Boston-based equity firm joins Patriots owner Robert Kraft as one of the ultra-rich caught up in the months-long police probe of Florida massage parlors, authorities said.


NTSB: Plane in Methuen condo crash had fuel issues

The pilot who died when his single-engine plane crashed into a Methuen condominium building on Feb. 28, 2017, previously experienced fuel leaks in the plane’s cockpit, the National Transportation Safety Board said this month.


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.


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.


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


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,


Police investigating downed aircraft in Massachusetts airport

MANSFIELD, M.A ( WLNE) - Mansfield police and other emergency crews are currently managing a small aircraft that crashed and caught fire at Mansfield Municipal Airport at around 12:36 pm.


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


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


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


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.