Comedian Bill Cosby shares fatherly advice before upcoming show at San Manuel Casino

05/15/2014 06:30 PM EDT
Comedian, actor and author Bill Cosby portrayed fictional father Dr. Heathcliff "Cliff" Huxtable in probably his most famous role on "The Cosby Show" from 1984 to 1992. 
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The Accidental Musician: Chad VanGaalen brings his quirky sound to town
05/15/2014 06:08 PM EDT - A funny thing happened to Chad VanGaalen on the way to becoming an accomplished illustrator and animator: He became a hell of a songwriter and musician, too. Full Story

Jailed Ayer man accused of dealing drugs

AYER -- A 33-year-old Ayer man investigated for allegedly dealing drugs inside the Worcester County House of Correction is facing firearms charges after a letter he wrote to his girlfriend led police to a gun he allegedly stashed in Ayer, according Full Story
35 years after killing, Lowell family seeks answers

Raising money to exhume body for DNA testing
LOWELL -- Brenda Lacombe was just 19 years old. Her badly beaten and decomposing body was found off Interstate 495 in Harvard in 1982, and no one has been charged with her killing in the 35 years since. Full Story
Pepperell student is in top 10 of Massachusetts Letters About Literature contest

WESTFORD -- A letter written by a student from Nashoba Valley Technical High School was among the top 10 out of more than 3,000 entrants across the state in the recent Massachusetts Letters About Literature Competition. Full Story
NJ college: Professor fired for racially insensitive remarks

06/24/2017 05:55 PM EDT
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey community college has fired an adjunct professor after officials say she made racially insensitive comments on Fox News. 
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John Legend: Singer, songwriter, spelling bee champ
06/24/2017 09:50 AM EDT - SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) — John Legend's work has won Grammys, an Oscar and a Tony, but years before achieving global fame, the Legend-to-be took home another prize: spelling bee champ. Full Story

Meal program bridges cultural divisions, 1 plate at a time
06/24/2017 07:30 AM EDT - PHILADELPHIA (AP) — On the menu, the flavor profiles seemed incongruous: Chinese dumplings, Italian-style roast pork and a Mexican chicken dish featuring an edible weed. Full Story

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows
06/24/2017 12:05 PM EDT - WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" — Sens. Full Story

'Boyhood' actress gets deferred sentence for drug charge
06/23/2017 10:43 PM EDT - WACO, Texas (AP) — A 24-year-old actress from the Oscar-nominated movie "Boyhood" has been given a three-year deferred sentence for a drug possession charge in Texas. Full Story

Actress Mira Sorvino urges support for trafficking victims
06/23/2017 06:58 PM EDT - UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Oscar-winning actress Mira Sorvino urged all nations and the business community on Friday to ramp up financial support for victims of human trafficking, saying the services such funds provide "mean the difference between life and death. Full Story

Crime novelist Don Winslow takes out ad assailing Trump
06/23/2017 06:58 PM EDT - NEW YORK (AP) — A leading crime novelist has a few words, and then some, for the Trump administration's plans for a new war on drugs. Full Story