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Woman pleads guilty to embezzling $180K from animal hospital

Jan. 24, 2020 3:06 PM EST

LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts woman has pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $180,000 from a local animal hospital, federal prosecutors announced Friday. Sasha Saulnier, 32, of Lowell, pleaded guilty to six counts of wire fraud in Boston federal court on Thursday. Prosecutors said she'd been a...

Lutete leads UMass Lowell past Binghamton 85-66

Jan. 11, 2020 8:33 PM EST

LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — Christian Lutete had 28 points as UMass Lowell topped Binghamton 85-66 on Saturday. Obadiah Noel added 25 points for the River Hawks. Noel also had eight assists for the River Hawks. Ron Mitchell had 16 points for UMass Lowell (8-10, 2-1 America East Conference). Jordyn Owens added...

Officials alert health care providers of HIV surge

Jan. 9, 2020 4:18 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts officials alerted health care providers to test frequently for HIV and to quickly report new infections to the Public Health Department. Officials discovered that there were 182 intravenous drug users who were affected in Lowell and Lawrence between 2015 and 2019, The Boston...

Ellison's double-double boosts Hartford past UMass Lowell

Jan. 8, 2020 9:29 PM EST

LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — Malik Ellison scored a career-high 26 points with 13 rebounds and Traci Carter scored 17 and Hartford beat UMass Lowell 80-68 on Wednesday night. Hartford (9-8, 2-0 America East) finished 30-of-60 shooting and had a 36-28 rebounding advantage. The Hawks took the lead for good with a...

Massachusetts woman sentenced for fatally stabbing cousin

Jan. 7, 2020 8:22 AM EST

LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts woman who fatally stabbed her cousin in the heart during a drug and alcohol-fueled argument has been sentenced to up to 10 years in prison. Laqwanda Villaronga, 27, of Ayer was sentenced on Monday after pleading guilty last week to charges including manslaughter in the...

FILE - In this June 30, 2018, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate and U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., center, poses with U.S. Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., left, and U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III, D-Mass., right, during the Rally Against Separation in Boston. With the start of the new year, Democratic political rivals Markey and Kennedy are ramping up their campaigns with Markey's Senate seat hanging in the balance. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson, File)

Markey, Kennedy ramping up campaigns with start of new year

Jan. 2, 2020 4:42 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — With the start of the new year, Democratic political rivals Edward Markey and Joe Kennedy III are ramping up their campaigns with Markey's Senate seat hanging in the balance. Kennedy is opening new campaign offices in Lowell, Worcester and the Roxbury neighborhood of Boston while Markey is...

Feds: Latin Kings' local leader sought to kill members' son

Dec. 31, 2019 5:51 PM EST

LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts judge ordered the alleged boss of the Latin Kings in Lowell to remain in custody after federal prosecutors testified that he sought to kill a member's son. Alfred “King Alfy” Nieves appeared in federal court Monday in the massive “Operation Throne...

Kostecka lifts Loyola (Md.) past Mass.-Lowell 93-81

Dec. 27, 2019 9:33 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — Andrew Kostecka had 27 points and 10 rebounds as Loyola (Md.) beat UMass Lowell 93-81 on Friday night. Jaylin Andrews and Isaiah Hart each scored 14 points for Loyola (Md.) (8-4), which earned its fifth consecutive win. KaVaughn Scott had 13 points and eight rebounds. Andrews and Hart had...

Mahoney scores 23 as Boston University tops UMass-Lowell

Dec. 21, 2019 4:15 PM EST

LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — Max Mahoney had 23 points as Boston University beat UMass-Lowell 74-62 on Saturday. Mahoney shot 9 for 12 from the field and added seven rebounds. Javante McCoy had 14 points for Boston University (5-7). Walter Whyte added 10 points. Sukhmail Mathon had 13 rebounds for the Terriers....

Man gets 6 years in jail for causing fatal crash on river

Dec. 12, 2019 12:00 PM EST

CHELMSFORD, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man has pleaded guilty to operating a personal watercraft while drunk and causing a collision that left a 16-year-old girl dead, authorities said. Douglas Dematos, 34, of Lowell, was sentenced to six years in jail on Monday after pleading guilty to operating a Jet...