UMass trustees raise undergraduate tuition by 2.5%
BOSTON (AP) — University of Massachusetts trustees have voted to raise tuition at the system's four undergraduate campuses by 2.5% for the academic year that starts in the fall.
LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — More than 30 people were displaced from their homes and one firefighter was injured after a fire broke out at an apartment building in Lowell.
Driver dies in crash off of New Hampshire highway
MERRIMACK, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire authorities say a driver died after she lost control of her SUV on a highway, went off the road and struck a tree.
Teacher pleads guilty to child pornography charges
BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts teacher who authorities say had videos of young girls being sexually abused on his computer has pleaded guilty to child pornography charges.
Enterprise Bancorp: 2Q Earnings Snapshot
LOWELL, Mass. (AP) _ Enterprise Bancorp Inc. (EBTC) on Thursday reported second-quarter profit of $7.8 million.
The bank, based in Lowell, Massachusetts, said it had earnings of 66 cents per...
LIBSON, Maine (AP) — One Maine town is showing its moxie this weekend.
The Moxie Festival dedicated to the quirky soda gets underway in earnest Saturday with a parade, music and a chugging...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A new assistant U.S. attorney for Rhode Island has been sworn in.
Rhode Island U.S. Attorney Aaron Weisman announced the appointment and swearing-in of Christine...
Tewksbury father dies in motorcycle crash
TEWKSBURY, Mass. (AP) — Police say a 59-year-old father has died in a motorcycle crash on the day before Father's Day.
Tewksbury Police Chief Timothy Sheehan tells The Sun of Lowell that the...
LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts city has reached a settlement with residents challenging its election process in federal court.
Lowell has agreed to come up with a new way of electing...
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Relatives of a Massachusetts woman struck and killed by a driver who admitted looking at his cellphone seconds before the crash say they are outraged by what they consider...
LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — A former Massachusetts State Police trooper convicted of raping his ex-girlfriend has been sentenced to up to 15 years in prison.
State trooper convicted of rape faces sentencing
LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — A suspended Massachusetts State Police trooper convicted of raping his former girlfriend faces sentencing.
The Middlesex district attorney says Robert Sundberg is...
Man pleads not guilty to murder in fatal shooting
LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — The suspect in a fatal shooting in Massachusetts last year has pleaded not guilty.
The Lowell Sun reports that 24-year-old Joseph McGillicuddy entered his plea Thursday...
Lawsuit: Police forced false confession in deadly fire
BOSTON (AP) — A man who says he was wrongfully imprisoned for more than three decades after being convicted of starting a 1982 Massachusetts fire that killed eight people is suing officers he says...
Judge dismisses lawsuit filed over teen’s drowning
LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — A judge has dismissed a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of a teen who drowned in a Massachusetts high school pool.
Former schools clerk pleads not guilty to larceny
WOBURN, Mass. (AP) — A former clerk for a Massachusetts public school system has pleaded not guilty to charges in connection to money missing from a student activities fund.
Suspect in killings of 4 plans an insanity defense
LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — Attorneys for a Maine man charged with using a baseball bat to beat his mother, his grandparents and his grandparents' caretaker to death in Massachusetts say they plan an...
UMass Lowell faces Hartford in America East quarters
No. 5 seed UMass Lowell (15-16, 7-9) vs. No. 4 seed Hartford (17-14, 10-6)
America East Conference Tourney Quarterfinals, Chase Family Arena, West Hartford, Connecticut; Saturday, 5 p.m....
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Stef Smith had 21 points as Vermont topped UMass Lowell 74-57 on Tuesday night.
Ernie Duncan had 14 points for Vermont (24-6, 14-2 America East Conference), which...
Vermont looks to extend streak vs UMass Lowell
UMass Lowell (15-15, 7-8) vs. Vermont (23-6, 13-2)
Roy L Patrick Gymnasium, Burlington, Vermont; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Vermont looks for its sixth straight win in the...
Lutete scores 21 to lead Mass.-Lowell over Maine 70-61
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Christian Lutete had 21 points as UMass Lowell beat Maine 70-61 on Wednesday night.
Obadiah Noel had 14 points for UMass Lowell (15-15, 7-8 America East Conference)....
Maine looks to end streak vs UMass Lowell
UMass Lowell (14-15, 6-8) vs. Maine (5-23, 3-10)
Cross Insurance Center, Bangor, Maine; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: UMass Lowell looks to extend Maine's conference losing streak...
Weatherington carries Hartford past UMass Lowell 75-73
LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — Travis Weatherington had 18 points to lead five Hartford players in double figures as the Hawks narrowly defeated UMass Lowell 75-73 on Saturday. John Carroll added 15 points...
UMass Lowell looks for home win vs Hartford
Hartford (14-13, 7-5) vs. UMass Lowell (14-14, 6-7)
Costello Athletic Center, Lowell, Massachusetts; Saturday, 5:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: UMass Lowell looks for its fourth straight win...
Sessoms lifts Binghamton over UMass-Lowell 81-66
LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — Sam Sessoms had 21 points as Binghamton topped UMass Lowell 81-66 on Thursday night.
Caleb Stewart had 18 points, nine rebounds and three blocks for Binghamton (8-19,...
Freshmen in Congress seek to address opioid addiction
LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts lawmaker is among a group of more than three dozen first-term members of the U.S. House pledging to tackle the nation's deadly opioid addiction crisis.
U.S. Rep. Lori Trahan says she has joined the bipartisan Freshmen Working Group on Addiction. The Lowell Democrat says her state has seen overdose death rates above the national average and notes that Americans are more likely to die from opioids than from car crashes.
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Man shot and killed on street in Lowell
LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — A 30-year-old man has been shot and killed in Lowell.
Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan says the shooting happened around 6:20 p.m. on Saturday and the victim died after he was taken to the hospital.
The Lowell Sun reports the victim's family and friends identified him Sunday as James Iem.
Jackson scores 17 to lead UMBC past Mass.-Lowell 70-66
BALTIMORE (AP) — KJ Jackson posted 17 points and six rebounds as Maryland-Baltimore County edged past UMass Lowell 70-66 on Saturday.
UMBC's Joe Sherburne made two free throws with 15 seconds left for the final margin after Alex Rivera made a steal and basket with 1:05 to go to get UMass Lowell within two.
Arkel Lamar had 17 points and eight rebounds for UMBC (17-10, 9-3 America East Conference). Sherburne added 12 points. Brandon Horvath had seven rebounds for the home team.
Lutete lifts Mass.-Lowell over Albany (NY) 86-54
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Christian Lutete had 20 points and 11 rebounds as UMass Lowell easily defeated Albany 86-54.
Josh Gantz had 16 points for UMass Lowell (14-12, 6-5 America East Conference). Darius Henderson added 10 points. Shawn Jones had 10 points and six assists for the visitors.
Adam Lulka had 16 points for the Great Danes (8-17, 3-7). Cameron Healy added 14 points. Ahmad Clark had 12 points, eight assists and five steals.
Lutete leads UMass Lowell past New Hampshire, 72-62
LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — Christian Lutete scored 18 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as UMass Lowell earned a season split with New Hampshire, 72-62 on Wednesday night.
In addition to snapping a two-game losing streak, the River Hawks (13-11, 5-4 America East) established a school record for most wins in a single season as a Division I program.
Lamb has 29 points, leads Vermont over UMass Lowell 74-65
LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — Anthony Lamb had 29 points and 12 rebounds as Vermont beat UMass Lowell 74-65 on Saturday night.
Vermont led by double-digits for most of the second half, but UMass Lowell pulled to 67-65 with 1:20 remaining. Lamb and Stef Smith combined to score the last seven points.
Police investigating dead body found along roadside
WESTFORD, Mass. (AP) — Police are investigating after a woman was founded dead along the side of a road in northern Massachusetts.
The Middlesex County District Attorney's Office says the death is being treated as suspicious because of where the body was found and because the woman wasn't "dressed in appropriate clothing for the cold temperature."
The office says the body was found around 11:30 a.m. Saturday in Westford, a suburb of Lowell near the New Hampshire state line.
Fleming scores 38 points on 18-of-20 shooting; Maine wins
LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — Andrew Fleming scored a career-high 38 points, on 18-of-20 shooting to tie a conference record for makes, and Maine snapped a three-game skid with a 78-59 victory over UMass Lowell on Wednesday night.
Fleming also grabbed a game-high eight rebounds to reach the 500 club and matched a career-best with four steals. Isaiah White added 10 points for Maine (4-18, 2-5 America East Conference).
18-year-old man fatally stabbed near college campus
LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — Authorities have made an arrest in the fatal stabbing of an 18-year-old man near a Massachusetts college campus.
A spokeswoman for the Middlesex district attorney says the victim was stabbed just after 7 p.m. Monday near the University of Massachusetts Lowell's East Campus.
Enterprise Bancorp: 4Q Earnings Snapshot
LOWELL, Mass. (AP) _ Enterprise Bancorp Inc. (EBTC) on Thursday reported fourth-quarter net income of $6.5 million.
The bank, based in Lowell, Massachusetts, said it had earnings of 55 cents per share.
The bank posted revenue of $33.2 million in the period. Its revenue net of interest expense was $28.9 million, which topped Street forecasts.
For the year, the company reported profit of $28.9 million, or $2.46 per share. Revenue was reported as $120.8 million.
Noel with 22 points leads UMass Lowell past Albany 84-72
LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — Obadiah Noel scored 22 points and led five players in double-figure scoring as UMass Lowell rallied in the second half to beat Albany 84-72 on Wednesday night.
Bryce Daley added 16 points for the River Hawks (10-9, 2-2 America East Conference). Christian Lutete had 13 points and 11 rebounds, Alex Rivera had 12 points and Darius Henderson chipped in 10.
Man gets up to 10 years in prison for knife attack on wife
LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man who repeatedly stabbed his wife and intentionally crashed his car into a tree last year will spend up to 10 years in prison under terms of a plea agreement.
US Rep. Trahan appointed to House Armed Services Committee
BOSTON (AP) — One of the state's newest members of Congress has been appointed to a powerful committee.
Democratic Rep. Lori Trahan — who represents the state's 3rd Congressional District including Lowell, Lawrence and Haverhill — was appointed Tuesday to a seat on the House Armed Services Committee.
The committee has jurisdiction over the defense policy of the United States, including cybersecurity, defense research, ongoing military operations and acquisition and industrial base policy.
Lutete’s 26 points carries UMass Lowell over UMBC 74-63
LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — Christian Lutete scored 26 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to carry Massachusetts-Lowell past Maryland-Baltimore County 74-63 on Saturday night.
Lutete was 9 of 15 from the field for the River Hawks (9-9, 1-2 America East Conference), who snapped a two-game skid. Alex Rivera added 12 points on four 3-pointers.
Stony Brook tops Lowell 75-63 in American East opener
LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — Akwasi Yeboah scored 19 points and Stony Brook scored the last eight points of the game to turn back UMass Lowell 75-63 in the American East Conference opener on Saturday.
Yeboah hit back-to-back 3-pointers to put the Seawolves (13-3) up 60-50 with 8:17 to play. The River Hawks (8-8) battled back, getting with 64-61 on a layup by Obadiah Noel with 4:04 remaining.
Man gets 5 years for stabbing man outside of party
LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — A 43-year-old Massachusetts man who stabbed another man outside of a party during a fight in 2017 has been sentenced to five years in prison.
Lutete scores 34, leads UMass Lowell past Loyola (MD) 97-79
LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — Christian Lutete scored a career-high 34 points to lead UMass Lowell to a 97-79 victory over Loyola (Maryland) on Friday night.
UMass Lowell (7-7) improves to 5-0 at home. Loyola (4-8) has lost three of its last four games.
Massachusetts doctor pleads not guilty in opioid death
WOBURN, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts doctor charged in the death of a woman who overdosed on opioids he prescribed has pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter.
Dr. Richard Miron appeared in Middlesex Superior Court on Thursday and was allowed to remain free on his own recognizance. The state attorney general's office says it's the first time the state has charged a doctor with manslaughter for an opioid overdose death.
Attorney seeks $75K for man punched by detention staffer
LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — A civil rights attorney representing a man who was punched in the head while handcuffed by a civilian detention attendant for the Lowell police is seeking $75,000 in a claim against the city.
UMass Lowell defeats Maine-Fort Kent 110-63
LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — Christian Lutete scored 14 of his 20 points in the first half when UMass Lowell broke out to a 17-point lead, Alex Rivera added a double-double and the River Hawks rolled past Maine-Fort Kent 110-63 on Friday night.
Mahoney, Scanlon help Boston University top UMass Lowell
BOSTON (AP) — Max Mahoney and Tyler Scanlon combined to score 43 points and Boston University broke the game open in the second half, defeating UMass Lowell 79-60 Tuesday night.
Mahoney scored 23 points on 10-for-13 shooting from the field, made all three free throws and pulled down 10 rebounds. Scanlon, with 20 points, had a 7-for-10 shooting night, made 5 of 6 free throws and added two steals and three assists for the Terriers (6-4).
Lutete scores 28, leads Lowell past NJIT 94-71
LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — Christian Lutete scored a career-high 28 points and hot-shooting UMass Lowell rolled to a 94-71 win over NJIT on Saturday.
Lutete hit 4 of 7 from 3-point range as the River Hawks (5-5) made 11 of 22 behind the arc and shot 58 percent (34 of 59) overall. Alex Rivera hit 3 of 4 from distance and added 16 points and eight rebounds. Obadiah Noel had 15 points on 6-of-8 shooting and Josh Gantz and Ryan Jones scored 12 apiece.
Colombian high school student excels with community projects
LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — It was 3 1/2 years ago that Julian Viviescas left Colombia and started high school in Lowell.
He found himself without a strong community in a country where he only knew the basics of the language.
So he built his own community -- one that centered on civic engagement.
"If I had a community back in Colombia, when I came here I felt like I didn't have it," he said. "But I created that community. I helped that community grow. I work with that community to become more engaged."