• High school scores - 10/20/2014 09:38 PM EDT
    SWAT team training in Dracut assists in suspect search

    DRACUT -- Dracut police used a reverse 911 call to inform residents of an attempted house break near the former town hall annex Monday afternoon since some residents were alarmed that NEMLEC SWAT team members helped police search for the suspect. Full Story
    High school scores

    GIRLS SOCCER Lowell Catholic 7, Notre Dame Academy 0; Dracut 3, Tewksbury 0; Pelham 4, Conant 0; Gr. Full Story
    (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
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    City to address violence near NH pumpkin fest

    KEENE, N.H. (AP) — Local police in New Hampshire are setting up a task force to investigate violent disturbances near Keene's annual pumpkin festival that led to property damage, dozens of arrests and many injuries over the weekend. Full Story
    Hike for Health to promote wellness

    HOLLIS, N.H. -- The Beaver Brook Nature Center, 117 Ridge Road, invites the public to participate in the Hike for Health, a free event at the trails on Saturday, Oct. 25, from 10 a.m. to noon.  Read More >>
    Trzcienski gives Dracut a big lift

    Jacob Trzcienski had a pair of rushing touchdowns and ran for well over 100 yards as the Dracut D Blue team opened its season in high style with a 21-6 win over Methuen. Full Story
    Chaos reigns amid supernatural crime as 'Grimm' returns

    Monday It's shades of the Ebola crisis on "The Blacklist" as the FBI targets a group of eco-terrorists who might be planning to unleash a strain of the Black Plague upon the world. Full Story

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    Convicted murderer sues state over prison porn ban

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A convicted murderer sentenced to more than a half-century behind bars is suing the state of Connecticut, saying its ban on pornography in prison violates his constitutional rights. Full Story
    Amazon and Simon & Schuster reach multiyear deal

    NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon.com and Hachette Book Group remain in a months-long standoff, but the online retailer has reached a multiyear agreement with another major New York publisher, Simon & Schuster. Full Story