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    Dracut man faces 6th OUI charge after allegedly striking woman

    LOWELL -- A 50-year-old Dracut man is facing his sixth drunken-driving charge after police say he clipped a utility pole and then struck a 25-year-old female pedestrian on Mammoth Road on Monday, all while drinking from an open bottle of vodka. Full Story
    SPORTS
    Dallmeyer, Devitt collect home club championships

    Sam Dallmeyer won the Mt. Pleasant Junior Club Championship, firing a 2-over par 74 to edge Pat Silk by a single shot. Full Story
    HEALTH
    (Charles Krupa)
    5 places you might start seeing calorie counts

    Diners could soon see calorie counts on the menus of chain restaurants. But will they be able to get that same clear information at grocery stores, convenience stores, movie theaters or airplanes? Full Story
    WEB EXTRAS
    (Charles Dharapak/AP)
    Fist bumps less germy than handshakes, study says

    NEW YORK (AP) — When it comes to preventing the spread of germs, maybe the president is on to something with his fondness for fist bumps. Full Story
    ENTERTAINMENT
    Fresh food, flatbread & fun makes Rail Trail a family destination

    Atmosphere It is clear that The Rail Trail Flatbread Co. in Hudson, Mass., is a place for family and fun which is only enhanced by its staff. The customers looked comfortable and completely at ease; jokes flew from one staff member to another and occasionally a burst of laughter came from somewhere behind the immense brick oven. Read More >>
    SPORTS
    Dracut girls in fine national showing

    The Visionary Basket Club's 8th Grade Premier Pinnacle Team came in third place at the United States Junior Nationals Basketball Tournament in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Full Story
    LIFESTYLES
    Kids give first ade to Branch Street fire survivors

    Fifteen local first-graders and kindergarteners took part in a lemonade stand on Coldspring Road in Westford on July 19 to raise money for the survivors of the Branch Street fire through Lowell Wish Project. Full Story
    COMMUNITY
    WHAT'S HAPPENING

    Items can be sent to What's Happening by e-mailing sdion@lowellsun.com. Photo attachments in JPEG format are also welcome; items can be sent to What's Happening by regular mail to: What's Happening, The Valley Dispatch, c/o Suzanne Dion, 491 Dutton St. Full Story
    Oak Ridge cancels class to reduce Southern accents

    OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (AP) — Some employees at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee complained about a class aimed at teaching them how to reduce their Southern accents. Full Story
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    Beyonce house hunting without Jay Z?

    Singer’s solo visit to New York apartment fuels rumors of power couple’s impending split.