Two girls were hit by a car at their school bus stop in Methuen Wednesday morning.
The Yoplait yogurt factory will close its doors, leading to layoffs for employees in Methuen.
Jose Santiago has cerebral palsy and is legally blind, so when he was left alone by his special needs program earlier this week he was frightened.
New Hampshire state police chased a stolen car into Massachusetts until it crashed into a utility pole and split in two.
The driver of the car suffered life-threatening injuries.
The robberies took place days apart, police said.
A judge in Lawrence District Court set $100,000 cash bail for Eric Wayne on charges including motor vehicle homicide while under the influence of alcohol in the Methuen crash.
A Lowell police officer has been charged with drunken driving in a crash early Saturday morning that killed a Lawrence man.
The National Weather Service says it appears to have been a microburst that went through several areas Thursday including Methuen.
Strong thunderstorms caused damage across northern Massachusetts Thursday afternoon.