Ukraine: sufficient vaccine coming to block polio outbreak

09/03/2015 10:34 AM EDT
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — One day after the World Health Organization confirmed two cases of polio in Ukrainian children, the country's health minister says efforts are underway to import enough vaccine to prevent an outbreak. 
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Judge OKs gender surgery opposed by 48-year-old's parents
09/02/2015 08:48 PM EDT - DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A judge on Wednesday cleared the way for a 48-year-old transgender woman to undergo gender-reassignment surgery, rejecting her parents' effort to block the operation because they say she's mentally incompetent. Full Story

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LIVE REPORTS: Patriots fans celebrate Tom Brady's #Deflategate victory

Tom Brady's suspension was overturned and the fans went wild. See some of the responses on social media, below. Full Story
DRACUT NEWS
Richardson's lawyer to ask judge to toss cruelty charges in Dracut

LOWELL -- The attorney for Dracut Selectman Cathy Richardson, charged with five counts of animal cruelty, will ask a judge to dismiss some, if not all, of the charges against her by arguing there were discrepancies in the reports about allegations Full Story
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Police: Hunt won't stop for suspects in officer's death

FOX LAKE, Ill. (AP) — A false report sent dozens of officers scrambling through a cornfield at night in hopes of finding the suspects wanted in the fatal shooting of a northern Illinois police officer, officials said Thursday, as the manhunt entered a third day. Full Story
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Richardson's lawyer to ask judge to toss cruelty charges in Dracut

09/03/2015 07:59 AM EDT
LOWELL -- The attorney for Dracut Selectman Cathy Richardson, charged with five counts of animal cruelty, will ask a judge to dismiss some, if not all, of the charges against her by arguing there were discrepancies in the reports about allegations 
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Dracut's Tellier races to victory
09/01/2015 08:19 AM EDT - LEE, N.H. -- Jay Sands of Hampton, N.H., continued his impressive 2015 Late Model Sportsman campaign at Lee USA Speedway on Friday night, capturing the win in the prestigious Lance Davis Memorial 50-lapper for the R & R Public Full Story

Dracut schools need major busing revamp
08/31/2015 09:07 AM EDT - It would be easy if the Dracut Public School System could Uber-ize its entire school busing operation -- maybe then it would have a chance to break even on its annual student transportation costs. Full Story

Dracut softball champs
08/29/2015 06:50 AM EDT - After a competitive year and some exciting playoff rounds, the 12U Dracut Lady Middies were crowned 12B Division Champions in the Middle Essex Softball League. Full Story

Driving for charity
08/28/2015 11:41 AM EDT - The annual Links Fore Recovery golf tournament supporting Zach's Team Foundation, which fights opiate addiction issues in memory of Zachary Gys of Lowell, was held at the Four Oaks Country Club in Dracut on Monday afternoon. Full Story

Water rescue has them wagging on National Dog Day in Lowell
08/27/2015 12:11 PM EDT - LOWELL -- Lowell firefighters and police teamed up with a feisty little dog that was stuck in Western Canal on Wednesday evening to create a heartwarming rescue story on the most appropriate day of the year -- National Dog Day.  Full Story

Blues 'N' Brews rocks Westford
08/25/2015 12:06 PM EDT - The Westford Rotary Club celebrated its 14th annual Blues 'N' Brews Festival at Nashoba Ski Area on Sunday, Aug. 22. Full Story

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"Can't Buy Me Love' star Amanda Peterson died from drug overdose

Troubled actress, who starred with Patrick Dempsey in 1980s high school hit, had at least five different drugs in her system at time of death.