A police helicopter, search dogs and troopers with shotguns were used in Lawrence yesterday in the search for suspects involved in the shooting of a 16-year-old boy. Although the victim says he doesn’t know why he was shot police say the incident does not appear to be random.
Also, we take a look at a Sunday Eagle-Tribune story coming up that looks at efforts in New Hampshire to ban hand-held cell phone use while driving. Some say the law is needed others say the state just needs to enforce distracted driving laws. Will Mass. pass this, too?
One surveillance video and two cases of victims fighting off perpetrators this week. The one that really grabbed the headlines this week was the man who fought back during an attempted robbery at Walmart in Methuen. Grabbing a can of Campbell’s Chunky Beef Stew the victim lobbed it at the would-be crook so hard the can of stew exploded when it hit the man’s head.
But we’ve got video today from the Tony’s Liquors robbery where a man fought off a robber armed with a gun. It’s risky business taking on the crooks, but in both of these cases the victims got out with minor injuries.
In many ways, it represents what you might call “Old Lawrence.” But Priscilla Candies, which started in Lawrence in the 1920s may shut its doors for good this April as the current owners prepare for retirement.
Also today, lots of chatter on our story about Methuen considering sending kids to school on Saturdays to make up for snow days.
Slow, snowy commute in for me this morning, but the road should be clear by mid-morning. The bigger issue is what to do with all this snow — and it’s still January.
Here’s a quick look at what’s happening in The Eagle-Tribune newsroom Friday, Jan. 14.
A standoff with police in Pelham, N.H. continues to hold our attention as we wait to see if police can talk a 72-year-old man out of his house after he allegedly made threats to police.
Also, this Sunday’s paper will have a story on food stamp fraud. With the number of people using food stamps having risen greatly in the past few years the number of retailers caught committing food stamp fraud has stayed the same — at about 1 percent since 2006. Is anyone minding the store?