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    The Sun Top 10 high school football poll

    THE SUN TOP 10 1. CENTRAL CATHOLIC (5-1) Next: Friday, at Chelmsford, 7 p.m. 2. TEWKSBURY (4-2) Next: Saturday, vs. Full Story
    DRACUT NEWS
    Friends celebrate Dracut's Onkwe Tase

    DEVENS -- To listen to Onkwe Tase, who turned 90 on Saturday, is to listen to wisdom. Full Story
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    Friends celebrate Dracut's Onkwe Tase

    10/22/2014 08:45 AM EDT
    DEVENS -- To listen to Onkwe Tase, who turned 90 on Saturday, is to listen to wisdom. 
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    Dracut man ID'd as victim in Lowell crash
    10/22/2014 06:35 AM EDT - LOWELL -- Police identified the victim of a horrific fatal crash Monday night at the end of the Lowell Connector as a 32-year-old Dracut man who's mother said her son's greatest love in life was his 2-year-old daughter Juliett. Full Story

    Dracut man ID'd as victim in Lowell crash
    10/21/2014 09:06 AM EDT - LOWELL -- Police have identified a 32-year-old Dracut man as the victim in a single-car crash at the end of the Lowell Connector on Monday night. Full Story

    SWAT team in Dracut assists police
    10/21/2014 06:35 AM EDT - 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

    Garry, Richardson spar over delivery of Dracut's local aid
    10/21/2014 08:40 AM EDT - DRACUT -- Incumbent Democratic state Rep. Colleen Garry and Republican challenger Cathy Richardson disagree sharply on whether Garry has been effective in obtaining state aid for Tyngsboro and Dracut during her 20 years in office. Full Story

    SWAT team training in Dracut assists in suspect search
    10/20/2014 07:03 PM EDT - 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

    Two arrested in Providence shooting of Dracut man
    10/19/2014 12:41 PM EDT - PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- Providence police have arrested two men in connection with the shooting of a Massachusetts man near some nightclubs. Full Story

    Bank robber who bummed cigarette gets 10 years

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — A bank robber who stopped during his escape to bum a cigarette off a construction worker has been sentenced to 10 years in prison by a federal judge in Pittsburgh. Full Story
    Search for world's funniest person moves to Vegas

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — An international search to find the world's funniest person is moving to Las Vegas, where people will get to see five finalists square off in an Olympics of comedy that pits France, Finland and other countries against one another. Full Story