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Port officer hurt subduing out-of-control man

NEWBURYPORT – It took several police officers on Sunday afternoon to subdue an out-of-control Newbury man who, moments earlier, had been attacking a woman outside a Spring Street home.


4-year-old Lowell girl becomes third Massachusetts child to die from flu this season

A 4-year-old girl from Lowell has reportedly become the third child to die in Massachusetts from the flu this season. WCVB reported that 4-year-old Puthiraskmey Sopheak of Lowell died Saturday.


5 weather maps that explain the snowy, wintry mix heading to Massachusetts Wednesday night

A wintry mix of snow, sleet or freezing rain will move into Massachusetts Wednesday night, creating hazardous travel conditions overnight. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. across the entire state, except on Cape Cod and the Islands.


’Single greatest friend a person could ask for:’ GoFundMe started for Troy Marden, 17-year-old killed in snowmobile crash

Troy Marden, the 17-year-old Amesbury High School senior and athlete killed over the weekend after crashing on a snowmobile in Maine, is being remembered as “the single greatest friend a person could ask for” as loved ones seek to raise money to honor his legacy.


Here’s what Elizabeth Warren’s child care plan would mean for parents in Massachusetts and beyond

Sen. Elizabeth Warren released a plan this week to address one of the biggest rising costs for American families: Child care. The Massachusetts Democrat and 2020 presidential candidate is calling for a “robust” increase in federal funding to local governments, schools, and other nonprofit groups to


Student teachers, fellows see success in Newburyport

NEWBURYPORT — School officials say the city's student teaching program continues to expand, branching out to additional schools, including Salem State University, which is participating in the district's student fellowship program for the first time this year.


Police: 1-year-old Lawrence girl hospitalized with fentanyl in her body; parents arrested

LAWRENCE — Police said a 1-year-old girl was admitted to Lawrence General Hospital on Monday afternoon after testing positive for fentanyl, a powerful narcotic that has caused numerous overdose deaths across the region and the nation.


HOME PROFILE: Stunning features highlight new Newburyport home

LIVING SPACE: 3,000 sq. ft. Classy, chic and contemporary. That’s the initial reaction to this brand new home constructed by Sabatini Developers of Beverly. Thoroughly modern amenities from central air conditioning to a high efficiency gas furnace are, of course, everywhere. But it’s the interior de


’You’re creating monsters’: Advocates say new rules fail to reform solitary confinement in Massachusetts

Jurrell Laronal spent 10 years in Massachusetts prisons and has been in solitary confinement more times than he can remember, beginning at age 19. He’s been in cells that are too hot or too cold or have black mold, he said. He’s been given a choice between a shower and extra food, been denied a blan


Damon launches WHAV radio morning show

HAVERHILL – Veteran Merrimack Valley radio broadcaster Win Damon now delivers a live morning show over Haverhill-based 97.9 WHAV FM. The weekday program, from 6 to 9 a.m, includes local news, weather, sports, traffic and prizes. Getting up early and informing Merrimack Valley listeners is nothing ne


Parents held without bail after baby ingests fentanyl

LAWRENCE — The parents of a 1-year-old girl are being held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing after the baby was rushed to the hospital for fentanyl exposure. The baby is expected to live and recover fully. Fentanyl is a man-made opioid responsible for numerous overdose deaths across the r


Haverhill woman accused of setting off gas leak while driving drunk

A Haverhill woman was expected to appear in court today on charges she drove her SUV into an island of natural gas meters in Groveland Monday while drunk at the wheel, causing a leak.


Conversation Café set for Wednesday

NEWBURYPORT — The next Conversation Café will be Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Senior Community Center, 331 High St. The theme is “Has Political Correctness Gone Too Far: The Assumptions We Make.” The topic for February is gender.


6-Year-Old New Hampshire Girl Seriously Injured In Sledding Accident

MARLBORO, N.H. (CBS) – A 6-year-old New Hampshire girl is in critical condition following a weekend sledding accident. The girl’s family said she suffered multiple skull fractures and other significant injuries.


MA Teen Dies In Maine Snowmobile Crash

AMESBURY, MA — An Amesbury teen was killed in a snowmobile crash in Maine over the weekend, the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife said. Troy Marden, 17, died Saturday night when his snowmobile crashed in the Thompson Lake area known as "The Heath."


Late Amesbury High School student 'a pretty remarkable young man'

AMESBURY — Seventeen-year-old Troy Marden was in Maine, enjoying the start of school vacation week with other local students when he died in a snowmobile crash Saturday night.


Fiorentini Is Haverhill’s Tom Brady, Says ‘Chronicle’ Anchor Seymour

He may not be able to throw a football like Tom Brady, but in the world of Haverhill politics, Mayor James J. Fiorentini is one of the greatest of all time. After all, as WCVB “Chronicle” anchor Shayna Seymour pointed out during a recent trip to interview Fiorentini at downtown’s Wicked Big Café, se


Massachusetts State Police investigating early morning fatal crash

A rollover crash at about 12:55 a.m. this morning in Auburn claimed the life of a Worcester man. Preliminary investigation by Trooper Timothy Rafferty indicates that Carlos Mendoza, 28, of Worcester was traveling on the ramp structure from I-90 Eastbound to Route 290 Eastbound in a 2003 Nissan Pathf


‘We’re not getting drugs off the streets’

We need very harsh sentences for fentanyl and carfentanil dealers to show we mean business. It will protect lives, like the baby exposed to fentanyl in Lawrence. We need all the tools we can to keep the bad guys in jail.


Opening Old Safe Draws HAZMAT Response In Amesbury

AMESBURY, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Barbara Lorenc bought an old mill building on Chestnut Street in Amesbury, which came complete with a 5'-by-4' safe. "We couldn't figure out how to get rid of it," Lorenc said. "We were trying to open it to see if there might have been buried treasure in there, some