SPORTS
(SUN / DAVID H. BROW)
Live blog: Thanksgiving high school football coverage

Follow our play-by-play coverage of today's local high school football action.  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
Shirley man

arraigned on drug, firearms charges
By Jon Bishop jbishop@nashobapub.com AYER -- The owner of a Shirley auto-repair business was arraigned Wednesday in Ayer District Court on multiple drug and firearm charges. Full Story

ENTERTAINMENT


(MARK J.TERRILL/AP)
A new documentary explores the life of Kurt Cobain

NEW YORK (AP) — Kurt Cobain is the focus of a new documentary that probes the life and untimely death of the Nirvana singer-guitarist. Read More >>
SPORTS
POP WARNER TEAMS IN PLAYOFFS

Four teams from the Dracut Pop Warner Association have concluded their regular seasons and are moving onto the Merrimack Valley League playoffs. Full Story
LIFESTYLES
Joyful jams - Treat yourself to a little holiday music

Once you've carved the turkey, piled on the gravy and put away the various pecan, apple and pumpkin pies, not to mention navigated your way through endless hours of conversation with family members about everything you've done lately, sometimes you 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
(AP)
Trooper: Driver is lucky dog food didn't crush him

FIFE, Wash. (AP) — Authorities in Washington state say a semitruck driver is lucky he wasn't crushed by 50-pound bags of dog food when he fell asleep at the wheel, crashed into a ditch and spilled the kibble. Full Story
(Ann Heisenfelt/AP)
Mandolinist Thile to guest host 'Prairie Home'

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Host Garrison Keillor plans to stay home and listen to "A Prairie Home Companion" on the radio for a couple of shows this winter. Full Story