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03/03/2015 07:29 AM EST
Lady Gaga, Vince Vaughn take icy plunge Lady Gaga and Vince Vaughn made plunges into the icy waters of Chicago's Lake Michigan at a fundraiser for Special Olympics. 
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Smith's 'Focus' undresses '50 Shades'
03/02/2015 09:51 AM EST - NEW YORK (AP) -- Will Smith's con-man caper Focus disrobed Fifty Shades of Grey at the box office, but the film's modest $19. Full Story

SPORTS
Healthy Middlebrooks looks to revitalize career in San Diego

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — For the first time in more than a year, it doesn't hurt when Will Middlebrooks swings. Full Story
DRACUT NEWS
New members appointed to Dracut, Lowell housing authorities

LOWELL -- Gov. Charlie Baker has appointed a new member to both the Lowell and Dracut housing authorities, according to a spokeswoman for the Department of Housing and Economic Development. Full Story
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3 officers in LA Skid Row death had training on mentally ill

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The three Los Angeles police officers who fired their weapons in a videotaped struggle that left a homeless man dead were veterans of the Skid Row beat who had special training to deal with mentally ill and other people in the downtrodden area, police leaders said. Full Story
MOST RECENT
New members appointed to Dracut, Lowell housing authorities

03/03/2015 02:40 PM EST
LOWELL -- Gov. Charlie Baker has appointed a new member to both the Lowell and Dracut housing authorities, according to a spokeswoman for the Department of Housing and Economic Development. 
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Waiter? I'm still waiting for my wine
03/03/2015 12:48 PM EST - An Eastern bluebird pauses from his feast in Lynn-Robin Cummings-Dube's backyard in Dracut last week. Full Story

Turns out Barrasso has solid Burlington roots
03/03/2015 12:43 PM EST - Catching up on emails, cleaning out notebooks, wondering why the hockey shootout exists. In the NHL regular season, shootouts are boring. Full Story

Lowell Women's Week kicks off with recognition
03/03/2015 02:35 PM EST - DRACUT -- Women of Greater Lowell joined together Monday morning to celebrate their accomplishments and community contributions in the kickoff breakfast to the 20th anniversary of Lowell Women's Week. Full Story

Dracut school telethon kicks off March 11
03/01/2015 09:37 AM EST - DRACUT -- The 32nd annual Dracut Scholarship Foundation telethon kicks off March 11, following a record-setting year in 2014. 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. Full Story

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

New Mexico couple gets engaged, then stranded on mountaintop

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An ecstatic New Mexico couple who got engaged on top of Sandia Peak had to curtail their celebrations after getting stuck for hours because of high winds. Full Story
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Tribeca Film Festival announces half of slate

NEW YORK (AP) — The 14th annual Tribeca Film Festival will feature documentaries on Cuban muscle cars, New Yorker cartoonists and police stun guns. Full Story
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Maggie Smith is not leaving 'Downton Abbey'

Comments made by the actress were misinterpreted, leading to reports that the Dowager Countess of Grantham would meet her maker in Season 6.