• 10 Things to Know for Today - 10/21/2014 06:08 AM EDT
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    SWAT team in Dracut assists police

    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
    SPORTS
    Vikings passed over by undefeated visitors

    WESTFORD -- Quarterback Andrew Carroll and running back Ben Reiffarth led the Blackstone Valley Tech Beavers in a 35-12 romp over the Nashoba Tech Vikings during football action Monday 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
    (Seth Meyer/AP)
    City to address violence near NH pumpkin fest

    KEENE, N.H. (AP) — Local police in New Hampshire are setting up a task force to investigate violent disturbances near Keene's annual pumpkin festival that led to property damage, dozens of arrests and many injuries over the weekend. Full Story
    ENTERTAINMENT
    Hike for Health to promote wellness

    HOLLIS, N.H. -- The Beaver Brook Nature Center, 117 Ridge Road, invites the public to participate in the Hike for Health, a free event at the trails on Saturday, Oct. 25, from 10 a.m. to noon.  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
    Community Calendar

    PELHAM PARKS & RECREATION: Offers the following programs: Introductory Karate (ages 4-7), each Mon. Full Story
    COMMUNITY
    CALENDAR

    Items can be sent to What's Happening by e-mailing sdion@lowellsun.com. Photo attachments in JPEG format are also welcome; items can be sent to What's Happening by regular mail to: What's Happening, The Valley Dispatch, c/o Suzanne Dion, 491 Dutton St. Full Story
    Convicted murderer sues state over prison porn ban

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A convicted murderer sentenced to more than a half-century behind bars is suing the state of Connecticut, saying its ban on pornography in prison violates his constitutional rights. Full Story
    (Bebeto Matthews/AP)
    Museum shows Louis Armstrong photos by friend

    NEW YORK (AP) — Louis Armstrong sometimes referred to Jack Bradley as his "white son," inviting him to private rehearsals, recording sessions, on the road, his dressing room and home. Full Story