5T: Intruder Cuts Off Child's Hair in 1934

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Here are five things you need to know today in Woburn:


1) Looking for lacrosse?

The Woburn Youth Lacrosse organization is gearing up for 2013. Sign up now if you want to take part. but do it fast: Registration ends on Dec. 31!


2) Senior Center movie

The Woburn Senior Center is hosting the movie "A Face in the Crowd" today at 10 a.m. The movie was filmed in 1957 and stars Andy Griffith, Patricia Neal and Walter Matthau.


3) Sunshine! 

According to the National Weather Service's pinpointed forecast for Woburn, we will have a sunny start to our weekend! It's a welcome change, after all that rain, snow and sleet from Thursday. Expect temperatures in the mid-30s and wind gusts around 10 miles per hour.


4) In case you missed it

The Woburn Police Department dedicated a permanent memorial to officers who "gave the ultimate sacrifice," dying while in the line of duty. . 


5) Historic Headline

Let's take a walk through Woburn's history, shall we? A headline in the newspaper regarding Dec. 28 events in Woburn was:

  • 1934—Woburn Girl's Platinum Locks Are Snipped Off—A 12-year-old girl wakes up screaming, telling family members she dreamt her hair was cut off. Her father sees that the girl's two long braids were indeed cut off of her head. Police said the girl's bedroom was locked, but the home's door was left open so an older sister could get back in.

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