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    Dracut man's record-setting afro is the mane event

    DRACUT -- Afro Man's super power was rooted in shear obscurity for decades. That was until four years ago, when Alan Labbe, a Woburn native and Dracut resident, began letting his naturally kinky hair grow . Full Story
    SPORTS
    Rory McIlroy wins PGA Tour player of the year

    ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) -- One incredible month of golf was enough for Rory McIlroy to be voted PGA Tour player of the year. 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
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    Questions and answers about the US Ebola case

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials have warned for months that someone infected with Ebola could unknowingly carry the virus to this country, and there is word now that it has happened: A traveler in a Dallas hospital became the first patient diagnosed in the U. Full Story
    ENTERTAINMENT
    André Rieu's 10th anniversary on the silver screen

    LOWELL -- Showcase Cinemas Lowell, 32 Reiss Avenue, will hold screenings of André Rieu's 10th anniversary 2014 Maastricht Concert on Saturday, Oct. 4, at 1 p.m., and Monday, Oct. 6, at 7 p.m. Staged in one of the most romantic city squares in The Netherlands, the Vrijthof in Maastricht, the King of Waltz will be working his magic to present an evening of humor, music and emotion for Read More >>
    SPORTS
    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
    LIFESTYLES
    Gnocchi and sage a perfect fall pair

    When I think of fall flavors, one herb specifically comes to mind: Sage! Save is one of my personal favorites in the garden and I love infusing sage whenever I can. 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
    Police: Worker hid $1,200 worth of meat in pants

    CROTON-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. (AP) — A New York supermarket employee has been accused of leaving the store with $1,200 worth of meat hidden in his pants. Full Story
    Schuller's grandson launches new 'Hour of Power'

    GARDEN GROVE, Calif. (AP) — The grandson of televangelist Robert H. Schuller will follow in his grandfather's footsteps with an hour-long religious TV program called "Hour of Power with Bobby Schuller. Full Story
    (Matt Sayles)
    Amanda Bynes thrown out of fashion school

    Students at Irvine’s Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising say Bynes showed up high and paid other students to do her work.