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Nashua Teen, Four Others Arrested On Meth, Other Drug Charges

NASHUA, NH — Nashua police arrested five people on drug charges during another Granite Shield operation in the Gate City yesterday. Two Nashua residents – Justin Greenwood, pictured upper left, 42, of Sargent Avenue, and Katelyn Ferguson, 19, upper right, of Eric Avenue – were arrested on felony sal


Broadway veteran Nick Cartell visits with young performers of Pepperell Community Arts Program

TOWNSEND -- "Who are you singing to?" It's one thing for a young aspiring actor to get that question from a stage director or cast member after completing a big musical number, pouring their hearts out through flexing vocal chops only to be asked a seemingly basic but ultimately vital question. It's


Peabody Daycare Shut Down After Toddler Wanders Away

PEABODY (CBS) – A daycare in Peabody is shut down after police say a toddler wandered out a door Friday morning and was found in the middle of the street. Police say the two-year-old girl had just been dropped off at Watch-A-Tot on Lowell Street when she somehow opened the door and walked out.


Alleged Nashua rapist to face three separate trials

NASHUA -- A city man accused of sexually assaulting three women in the Gate City, allegedly in exchange for rent money from some victims, is claiming consent with one of the women and denying any sexual contact with another woman.


Peabody woman rescues a toddler standing in traffic

PEABODY — Joann Cronin couldn’t believe her eyes Friday morning when she saw a toddler walking in the middle of Lowell Street. The Peabody Municipal Federal Credit Union assistant manager slammed on her brakes, jumped out of her car, and scooped up the 2-year-old.


Merrimack woman charged with domestic assault on family member

MERRIMACK - A local woman is facing two counts of domestic violence for an alleged assault Thursday night. Local police arrested Seteiva Jean Simonelli, 39, after they were called to a local residence to investigate a domestic altercation in progress about 11:54 p.m..


Sen. Elizabeth Warren calls for impeachment process against President Donald Trump to begin

Senator and 2020 presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren has called for the U.S. House to initiate impeachment proceedings relating to President Donald Trump in a series of tweets Friday afternoon.


Nashua Police Seek Assistance Finding Missing Teen

NASHUA, NH — The Nashua Police Department is asking for the public's help locating a missing teen. Isaac Colon is 16, weighs around 175 lbs., and stands 6-feet, 1-inch tall. He may be a runaway, according to police.


Derry man arrested on felony child porn charges

LONDONDERRY - After a nearly year-long investigation, police arrested a man Thursday on felony child pornography charges. Londonderry Police arrested Richard Gale, 75, of Derry and charged him with three felony counts of child pornography possession and one felony count of distribution of child porn


Fire Destroys Home Impacted By Merrimack Valley Explosions

LAWRENCE (CBS) – A Lawrence home that was impacted by the Merrimack Valley Explosions was destroyed by fire Friday afternoon. Columbia Gas says the home at 21 Brookfield Street has not had gas service since the explosions.


Police: Man Carried Woman Into Path Of Dump Truck

GLOUCESTER (CBS) – A man was arrested after he allegedly picked up a woman and carried her into the road in front of an oncoming dump truck in Gloucester Friday morning. Police say 41-year-old Michael Baker of Beverly was having a dispute with the woman.


Dating-cops defendant signs plea bargain, walks out of courthouse

MANCHESTER — The defendant in the dating-cops case walked out of Hillsborough County Superior Court on Thursday, after accepting a plea bargain that meant no prison time for the two felonies stemming from a brawl outside a downtown bar last year.


31 cats rescued from Fitchburg home

FITCHBURG, Mass. — Dozens of cats have been rescued from a Fitchburg home. The MSPCA says the frightened cats were found on Tuesday in the home of a deceased resident. The animals are suffering from problems like upper respiratory and ear infections.


Nashua couple convicted of operating unlicensed daycare after toddler death in 2017

NASHUA -- A city couple has been found guilty of operating an at-home daycare facility without a license. The conviction comes two years after a 15-month-old child was found unresponsive at the daycare facility and later pronounced dead at a local hospital. The February 2017 death was not suspicious


California 'house of horrors' parents sentenced to life in prison

The California “house of horrors” parents who abused and tortured 12 of their 13 children were sentenced to life in prison Friday with the possibility of parole after 25 years.


Nashua Student Wins Press Award: College Notes

NASHUA, NH — Christina Laird, a sophomore journalism and mass communication major at Bob Jones University, was recently recognized by the South Carolina Press Association (SCPA) at the Collegiate Annual News Contest on April 6, at The Marriot in Columbia, SC. The SCPA Collegiate News Contest recogni


Suspect in Clinton homicide found dead in prison hospital

BOSTON (AP) — A suspect in a Massachusetts homicide has been found dead in his prison hospital room of an apparent suicide. The Telegram & Gazette reports that Dean Valchuis, of Berlin, was in state custody awaiting trial in connection with the death of 58-year-old Roger Bemis, of Clinton, in Februa


Lyra McKee murder: Journalist shot dead during Derry rioting

One of Northern Ireland's "most promising" journalists has been shot dead during rioting that police are treating as a terrorist incident. Dissident republicans are being blamed for killing 29-year-old Lyra McKee after violence broke out during police searches in Londonderry on Thursday.


Night Market in Cambridge's Harvard Square Has Closed

A basement-level Harvard Square restaurant known for its Asian street food has closed for good. According to an article in Boston Magazine, Night Market on Winthrop Street is no longer in operation, having shuttered at the end of business hours last night. An Instagram post from the place says that


Stabbing brings police and fire to blossom Street in Fitchburg

FITCHBURG - Police and fire personnel responded to a report of a stabbing late Thursday afternoon in the vicinity of a single-family home at 708 Blossom St., according to a fire official.