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Newsworthy Wrap-Up: Wednesday 1/11/12

MASSACHUSETTS – Here’s today’s gathering of articles and news from around the Internet about the NoBo region. Enjoy your evening, and remember to drive safely as we finally see some seasonable weather overnight.

1. Two bodies found in Haverhill may be murder-suicide

According to reports, a man and woman whose bodies were discovered in Haverhill on Wednesday afternoon were the victims of an apparent murder-suicide. Martha McDermott, 36, of Hampton, N.H., and the man believed by police to be her husband — Kristin Broderick, 37, of Houston, Texas — were found dead in a car parked near Winnekenni Castle around 1:15PM. After identifying the victims late on Wednesday night, the Essex County District Attorney’s office would provide no other information until Thursday once the medical examiner’s office has has more time to gather information.

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2. Snowy commute Thursday morning with snow, sleet, and rain expected

According to the National Weather Service, commuters will experience a far more typical January morning commute on Thursday, as wintry precipitation is expected to move into the NoBo region. The coastal areas north of the city should expect predominantly rain, but may see a mix of freezing rain, sleet, and snow. Most areas will see just 1 to 4 inches while areas in the north central part of the state may see as many as 6 inches. A wind advisory as been put into effect along the coast from 4AM to 1PM as well.

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3. Senate Candidate Elizabeth Warren raises impressive $5.7 million, visits NoBo gateway cities today

Senate Candidate Elizabeth Warren, a Harvard law professor and longtime consumer advocate, visited the NoBo gateway cities of Everett and Chelsea today, just hours after announcing her campaign raised an impressive $5.7 million in the last three months of 2011. The extraordinary amount for a first-time candidate may be a reflection of Democrats eagerness to recapture the seat once held by the late Sen. Kennedy. Warren has $6 million on hand, according to the campaign.

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4. Police now say Peabody teen in fiery December crash was under the influence

According to police, the Peabody teenager pulled from a fiery crash in the early hours of December 11th was drunk and driving at 109 miles per hour. Robert Habeeb, Jr. was arraigned today on charges of drunken driving, driving to endanger, failure to stop or yield, and driving an un-inspected vehicle.  Blood samples  seized by police from Massachusetts General Hospital where Habeeb was treated after the crash revealed his blood alcohol exceed 2.5 times the legal limit. The crash left Habeeb trapped in the wreck, which was set ablaze as well as the home he struck.

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5. Ipswich man arrested in South Dakota in huge pot bust

According to various reports in the press, 980 pounds of marijuana was seized during a traffic stop in South Dakota, yielding the largest pot bust from a traffic stop in state history. Donald McCormick, 40, of Ipswich, was driving with bales of pot in the back of a pickup truck. The marijuana had a street value of $3.9 million.

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