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    Two face break-in charges in Dracut

    LOWELL -- When Derron Giovanni was arrested and charged by Dracut police on suspicion of breaking into cars in July, police say the Dracut man, 21, was so drunk he passed out in the back seat of a cruiser. Full Story
    SPORTS
    Islanders skate by Bruins, Chara hurt

    BOSTON (AP) -- Former Bruins backup Chad Johnson stopped 30 shots, and Kyle Okposo scored the go-ahead goal in the second period to help the New York Islanders snap a two-game losing streak with a 3-2 victory over the Boston Bruins on Thursday night. Full Story
    HEALTH
    (Charles Krupa)
    5 places you might start seeing calorie counts

    Diners could soon see calorie counts on the menus of chain restaurants. But will they be able to get that same clear information at grocery stores, convenience stores, movie theaters or airplanes? Full Story
    WEB EXTRAS
    (Gerry Broome/AP)
    Massive cheating scandal at UNC involved athletes

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — An alarming lack of institutional oversight at the University of North Carolina allowed an academic fraud scandal to run unchecked for nearly two decades and has the school reeling from the scandal's fallout. Full Story
    ENTERTAINMENT
    This Halloween, go Above & Beyond

    Gone (for now, anyway) are the days when big-name country music acts like Keith Urban, Brad Paisley and Martina McBride would pack the Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell. Instead, thanks to smart booking that reflects the emergence of electronic dance music, the last two shows there have been the well-attended Calvin Harris show of last week and next week's Wicked Halloween show with EDM acts Above & Beyond, Benny Benassi and others. Read More >>
    SPORTS
    Trzcienski gives Dracut a big lift

    Jacob Trzcienski had a pair of rushing touchdowns and ran for well over 100 yards as the Dracut D Blue team opened its season in high style with a 21-6 win over Methuen. Full Story
    LIFESTYLES
    Wicked fun...Halloween events to satisfy any scare level

    LOWELL -- An all-too-familiar autumnal chill has returned to the air, and the trees have all blushed with burnt orange and red. Full Story
    COMMUNITY
    CALENDAR

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    Heads or tails? Coin toss decides Peru election

    LIMA, Peru (AP) — A coin toss has decided the mayoral race in small town high in the Peruvian Andes after two candidates tied at the ballot box. Full Story
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    Frank Mankiewicz, aide to Robert Kennedy, dies

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Frank Mankiewicz, the press secretary who went before television cameras to announce the death of Sen. Full Story
    'Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" star Mama June dating convicted child molester

    In news that could mean the end of the reality TV show; it’s been reported that “Mama June” Shannon has rekindled her romance with Mark McDaniel, who spent 10 years in prison for allegedly molesting a 8-year-old girl who was a relative of Mama June’s.