Firefighters arrived at a home on Wells Street about 3:45 a.m. to find heavy flames coming from the building.
Police blocked off and evacuated houses in a neighborhood after they feared they found a pipe bomb in a home.
Strong thunderstorms caused damage across northern Massachusetts Thursday afternoon.
A woman was stabbed several times by her girlfriend inside their apartment in Lawrence on Saturday morning before the building was set on fire, police said.
Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera has launched a campaign to make his city a better place to live with a summer crime prevention initiative.
Middle East Bakery, Inc. is recalling its dairy-free, gluten-free frozen pancakes sold with a Market Basket store label because they may contain undisclosed milk.
A 55-year-old Haverhill man was killed in a car crash overnight in Lawrence.
About 30,000 people were without power on Saturday morning in Essex County.
The former chief of staff to the ex-mayor of Lawrence has been sentenced to 18 months in jail for corruption.
A brawl led to a double shooting inside a Lawrence chicken restaurant earlier this month.