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A rescue that has them quacking
DRACUT -- A fox is suspected to be the culprit that brought the Animal Rescue League of Boston to Dracut last week for a real-life game of duck, duck, goose. Full Story

Vega punches way to Vegas

LOWELL -- Xavier Vega is well versed in the sweet science of boxing. Golden Gloves The Lawrence resident knows a body in motion in the ring will remain in motion unless it is acted upon by an external force. Full Story
Garage roof collapses in Dracut; no one hurt

DRACUT -- A single stall garage on Bridge Street collapsed Thursday morning, evidently due to the heavy snow load on its roof, according to Deputy Fire Chief Rich Patterson. Full Story
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The big melt: Antarctica's retreating ice may re-shape Earth

CAPE LEGOUPIL, Antarctica (AP) — From the ground in this extreme northern part of Antarctica, spectacularly white and blinding ice seems to extend forever. Full Story
Garage roof collapses in Dracut; no one hurt

02/26/2015 01:13 PM EST
DRACUT -- A single stall garage on Bridge Street collapsed Thursday morning, evidently due to the heavy snow load on its roof, according to Deputy Fire Chief Rich Patterson. 
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Dracut board wants more info on pipelines
02/25/2015 06:36 AM EST - DRACUT -- Town officials are trying to learn more about a gas-pipeline project for which a recent report had a lot of information redacted, while at the same time are opting to gather more information before deciding whether to poll residents at Full Story

Dracut crash involves LRTA bus, handicap van, SUV
02/24/2015 06:59 PM EST - DRACUT -- Dracut police are investigating a crash on Lakeview Avenue near Parker Avenue that involved an LRTA bus, a handicap van and a sport utility vehicle. Full Story

Terriers reclaim Beanpot glory
02/24/2015 07:29 AM EST - BOSTON -- When they chose to attend Boston University, Chelmsford's Jack Eichel and Dracut's John MacLeod envisioned skating around the TD Garden ice accompanied by the Beanpot Trophy. Full Story

Tewksbury, NM top seeds
02/23/2015 12:04 PM EST - LOWELL -- Sixteen area high school hockey teams qualified for the MIAA Tournament on Sunday. Two boys teams, Tewksbury and North Middlesex, will enter their brackets as top seeds. Full Story

State title No. 3 for Dracut's Ryan
02/22/2015 06:40 AM EST - Four local high school wrestlers were crowned state champions during the Division 2 state meet which was held at Beverly High School over the last two days, finishing up last night. Full Story

Baker must boot Bond off DHA Board
02/20/2015 12:24 PM EST - Gov. Charlie Baker has a lot on his plate right now. He's dealing with record-level snowfalls and millions of dollars in snow-removal costs, an MBTA commuter rail and subway disaster, rising Health Connector costs, and a $758 million state-budget Full Story

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Maine weighs revoking seat belt law days after 75-car pileup

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — It's an effort that even the bill's sponsor acknowledges is poor timing. Just two days after a 75-vehicle pileup injured at least 17 people in the state, lawmakers in Maine are considering legislation that would allow adults to opt out of wearing seat belts. Full Story
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Osbourne exiting 'Fashion Police' after Zendaya hair flap

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kelly Osbourne is exiting "Fashion Police," days after complaining about co-host Giuliana Rancic's comments on Zendaya's dreadlocks. Full Story