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'Ghost Town': South Lawrence Residents Staying Away

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    Residents Staying Out of South Lawrence

    At the Merrimack River, which separates the northern part of Lawrence from the south side, countless people were crossing the bridge Friday evening leaving South Lawrence where the power is shut off.

    (Published Friday, Sept. 14, 2018)

    At the Merrimack River, which separates the northern part of Lawrence from the south side, countless people were crossing the bridge Friday evening leaving South Lawrence where the power is shut off.

    “We’re trying to get out of here,” said Gio Vargas.

    Vargas made multiple trips with his family back and forth over the bridge bringing as much as he could.

    “We don’t know what to do,” said Vargas. “We have to find someplace to stay till it’s over.”

    Clerk Pulls Out Machete on Would-Be Robber

    [NATL] Clerk Pulls Out Machete on Would-Be Robber

    A would-be robber armed with a knife had a surprise in store when an Alabama store clerk pulled out a machete in defense. The two's brief knife fight was caught on camera before the clerk runs out to damage the robber's car.

    According to police, suspect Seth Holcomb walked up to the counter to make a purchase. He leaves the store and then comes back in as if to make a second purchase. Then, he pulled out a knife at the counter. What he didn't expect was that the clerk would pull out a machete of his own.

    (Published Wednesday, March 20, 2019)

    It’s almost a ghost town in the southern part of the city as almost everyone has evacuated.

    Some are making brief trips home.

    “I came back to get my medicine and clean clothes,” said Maureen Ahearn, who knows it could have been worse. ”Not as bad as it could be, my house didn’t blow up.”

    Teams of utility crews, police and firefighters spent the day checking houses and the gas meters. All of the gas needs to be shut off to the affected customers in parts of the city.

    “Our house is still standing thank God,” said Barbara Homewood. “We are safe.” 

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