Lowell School District remains at Level 3 status

LOWELL -- The school district's latest state testing scores leave the system overall with the same Level 3 status, a stagnant update that drew mixed reactions from the School Committee on Wednesday. Full Story
Audit: Feds overpaid state $106M for Medicaid
BOSTON (AP) -- A federal audit released Wednesday said the U.S. government overpaid Massachusetts nearly $106 million for Medicaid reimbursements, and recommends that the state be ordered to refund the money. Full Story


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

09/29/2014 07:42 AM EDT
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 . 
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Dracut's Deanna Marion interns in D.C.
09/28/2014 06:36 AM EDT - WALTHAM -- Deanna Marion of Dracut, a senior at Brandeis University, is one of four students chosen to participate in the Ruderman Social Justice in Disability Scholars Program. Full Story

Lots remain at Dracut's newest development -- Great Woods(video)
09/27/2014 03:24 PM EDT - DRACUT -- Not so long ago, going to Great Woods meant hopping on I-495 and driving south for little more than an hour. Full Story

Iconic Dracut store is poised to reopen
09/27/2014 08:21 AM EDT - DRACUT -- The new co-owner of Billy's Variety store said he plans to pay tribute to the store's former owner, Billy Gauthier, in at least two ways: In name and in action. Full Story

Middies suffer painful MVC setback at home
09/27/2014 06:36 AM EDT - DRACUT -- The Methuen Rangers erased a 13-0 fourth-quarter deficit to upend the Dracut Middies, 14-13, Friday night at Dracut High. Full Story

Superheroes will race in memory of Dracut boy
09/26/2014 09:20 AM EDT - DRACUT -- If Edna Mode, the animated fashion designer from the "Incredibles," had created a superhero costume for 6-year-old Joseph Middlemiss, it would have featured a giant "J" on the chest -- and "No cape! Full Story

Enger, Dracut get through Tewksbury
09/26/2014 06:35 AM EDT - Brianna Enger scored 2 goals and had an assist as Dracut High beat Tewksbury, 3-0, in a Merrimack Valley Conference girls soccer game. 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
John Wayne's heirs lose 'Duke' legal brawl

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — John Wayne had a two-fisted image but heirs of the late movie star have lost a legal throw-down over use of his nickname, Duke. Full Story
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Tracy Morgan may not perform or walk without assistance again

“Saturday Night Live” alum seen outside New York hospital Wednesday in a wheelchair.