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BREAKING…. Three Suspects in Custody After Wild Chase Leads to Stolen Cruiser and Threats of “Killing Any Cop I See”

BREAKING…. Three Suspects in Custody After Wild Chase Leads to Stolen Cruiser and Threats of “Killing Any Cop I See”

  UPDATE FROM CHANNEL 5 - Police say Penn. man assaulted officer, stole cruiser. Suspect also allegedly threatened to shoot police 6-21-14 1:08AM|Tom Duggan PHOTOS LAWRENCE - Salem NH police lead a…

State, Fed and Local Task Force Intercepts 11 Kilos of Cocaine Shipped in Produce Boxes from Dominican Republic, Headed for Lawrence

State, Fed and Local Task Force Intercepts 11 Kilos of Cocaine Shipped in Produce Boxes from Dominican Republic, Headed for Lawrence

Several days ago, Massachusetts state troopers along with federal agents and local police officers developed intelligence that a large quantity of cocaine was en route from the Dominican Republic, through…

Auditor Bump: DCF Head’s Resignation “Not Enough”, “If You Can’t Afford Oversight You Can’t Afford the Program!”

Auditor Bump: DCF Head’s Resignation “Not Enough”, “If You Can’t Afford Oversight You Can’t Afford the Program!”

By Tom Duggan, May, 2014 Massachusetts State Auditor Suzanne Bump says, “It’s not enough” that Governor Deval Patrick is replacing the state’s Department of Children and Families (DCF) Commissioner, telling…

Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera, Police Chief Announce Crackdown on Noise, Police Sweeps Through Troubled Areas

Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera, Police Chief Announce Crackdown on Noise, Police Sweeps Through Troubled Areas

Chief Says Weekend Patrol Shifts to be Dedicated to Noise Complaints By: Tom Duggan and Jon Bergeron – May 24, 2014 Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera, flanked by Police Chief Fitzpatrick…

Homeland Security/ICE Seize Counterfeit Items Worth over $30 million from Lawrence Flea markets

Homeland Security/ICE Seize Counterfeit Items Worth over $30 million from Lawrence Flea markets

May 23, 2014|LAWRENCE, Mass. — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), in coordination with the Lawrence Police Department, seized approximately three tractor trailers worth of counterfeit…

Firefighters’ Union Calls Out Mayor for Shutting Down Fire Stations

Firefighters’ Union Calls Out Mayor for Shutting Down Fire Stations

From Eric Zahn, President Lawrence Firefighter’s Union LAWRENCE – In response to Mayor Rivera’s recent statement in the Eagle Tribune on Sunday April 26, 2014, the Lawrence Firefighters’ Union Local…

Cutting Fire Protection in Lawrence is not the Answer: Valley Patriot Editorial, May-2014

Cutting Fire Protection in Lawrence is not the Answer: Valley Patriot Editorial, May-2014

Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera has come into office with a great deal of good will from the public and the media. He has made some critical moves in his first…

THE SHIFT Remembering Lt. Ed Walsh, Mike Kennedy Boston Fire Department: EOW 4-1-14

THE SHIFT Remembering Lt. Ed Walsh, Mike Kennedy Boston Fire Department: EOW 4-1-14

THE SHIFT By: John MacDonald The shift began that fine summer’s day He arrived on time not a moments delay. Tactics on his brain and was considered the best Of all of the…

Valley Patriot of the Month – Hero in Our Midst: Amesbury Police Officer Jason Kooken

Valley Patriot of the Month – Hero in Our Midst: Amesbury Police Officer Jason Kooken

By: Justess Jacobson – April, 2014 Last month The Valley Patriot awarded Amesbury Police Officer Jason Kooken with The Valley Patriot, Officer Tom Duggan Sr. Law Enforcement Award. Officer Duggan’s…

MA Communities Unite to Combat Heroin Epidemic

MA Communities Unite to Combat Heroin Epidemic

By: Christine Morabito – March 2014 Because of its proximity to Interstates 495, 95 and 93, the Merrimack Valley has been uniquely impacted by a shocking increase in heroin and prescription…

Coakley To Pay Fine for Campaign Finance Violations on Her Federal Committee Expenditures

Coakley To Pay Fine for Campaign Finance Violations on Her Federal Committee Expenditures

The Massachusetts Office of Campaign and Political Finance (OCPF) has concluded that State Attorney General Martha Coakley’s state campaign committee was not in compliance with the campaign finance laws when her…

Haverhill Narcotics Team Make Several Drug Arrests in Bradford – Money, Drugs Seized

Haverhill Narcotics Team Make Several Drug Arrests in Bradford – Money, Drugs Seized

HAVERHILL – APRIL 18, 2014 Alert residents of the South Pleasant St. section of Bradford reported they observed unusual activity consistent with drug sales and usage in their neighborhood. Haverhill…

Jerry Robito to Challenge Frank Cousins for Sheriff in 2016

Jerry Robito to Challenge Frank Cousins for Sheriff in 2016

By: Jerry Robito – April, 2014 The position of Sheriff should not be held by a career politician. Instead, it should be held by a law enforcement professional who has…

NIMBYS – The Empty Chair Show – By Phil Lahey

NIMBYS – The Empty Chair Show – By Phil Lahey

By: Phi Lahey – March, 2014 For those of you who don’t know what that stands for, it means “Not in My Backyard”. Lately there has been much media attention…

Retired Lawrence Officer Dies Two Days After Warrant Issued for His Arrest

Retired Lawrence Officer Dies Two Days After Warrant Issued for His Arrest

BREAKING…. LAWRENCE… By: Tom Duggan UPDATED 4/16/14 The Valley Patriot has learned Wednesday afternoon that Former Officer William Hale passed away Wednesday.  Story Posted on 4/15/14 below An arrest warrant…