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Ukraine: Militants ignore settlement

Friday, April 18, 2014

Pro-Russia militants, boasting that they did not take orders from diplomats in Washington or Moscow, refused to end their armed occupation of a dozen government buildings across eastern Ukraine yesterday, upending hopes for a quick end to the standoff. The defiance came just hours after Russia, the European Union, Ukraine and the United States sought to de-escalate the conflict with … 0

Eyewitness testimony loses luster

Friday, April 18, 2014

The American legal system offers few moments as dramatic as an eyewitness to a crime pointing his finger across a crowded courtroom at a defendant. … 0

Snowden defends question to Putin

Friday, April 18, 2014

Edward Snowden, the fugitive former National Security Agency contractor now living in exile in Russia, is defending his appearance on a televised call-in program with … 0

Concord sex offender Mandigo gets 10 years for assault on 12-year-old girl

Thursday, April 17, 2014

The mother of a 12-year-old girl who was assaulted last year in their Concord home confronted the child’s attacker, David Mandigo, in court yesterday, describing in detail the morning she awoke to find him with his hands under … 3

N.H. Senate votes to repeal the crime of adultery

Thursday, April 17, 2014

The New Hampshire Senate is sending a bill to the governor’s desk that repeals the crime of adultery. Senators passed the measure on a voice vote. Adultery currently is a Class B misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $1,200. But the Judicial Branch reports that the … 0

N.H. Senate approves hand-held cell phone ban

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Hand-held cell phone use would be banned while driving in New Hampshire in mid-2015 under a bill passed yesterday by the Senate. The Senate’s voice vote sends the bill back to the House to consider an amendment to require the state to educate the public about the ban. … 1

3 Pennsylvania residents to run Boston Marathon to help school stabbing victims

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Three people from the western Pennsylvania town where 21 students and a security guard were wounded in a high school stabbing rampage hope to raise money for the victims by running the Boston Marathon. Kim Pekarcik said her 15-year-old daughter, Gracie, witnessed the carnage April 9 when another … 0

N.H. Senate rejects effort to repeal death penalty

Thursday, April 17, 2014

A divided New Hampshire Senate voted against repealing the death penalty yesterday, ending concerns for some who worried that a repeal would reverse the death sentence of Michael Addison, who was convicted for fatally shooting Manchester police Officer … 1

Bessie Rowell Community Center turns former school into healthy hub in Franklin

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Carrie Matthews held out the bowl, offering some of the spicy roasted chick peas she was crunching on. “It’s all about trying new things,” she said, giving the bowl an encouraging shake. Krystle Alpers reached out and grabbed … 1

Webster parents interested in sending kids to Hopkinton schools

Thursday, April 17, 2014

A groundswell of support is growing among some Webster residents interested in sending the town’s students to Hopkinton, as the town continues its push to study withdrawal from the Merrimack Valley School District. “For so many years I’ve heard whispers off and on about Webster going to Hopkinton,” … 3

Woman suffers life-threatening injuries in single-car crash in Concord

Thursday, April 17, 2014

A 28-year-old Massachusetts woman was being treated for life-threatening injuries at Concord Hospital after a single-car accident Wednesday night, the police said. Lt. Timothy O’Malley said Concord police officers responded to a crash near the intersection of Currier Road and Shenandoah Drive about 9 p.m. Once there, they … 0

Concord police seek information on whereabouts of missing homeless man

Thursday, April 17, 2014

The Concord Police Department is asking the public for help in finding a missing homeless man, who was last seen almost a month ago. Paul Bonin, 50, is described as a white male approximately 5 feet, 3 inches tall and weighting 130 pounds. He has long gray hair … 0

Concord man pleads guilty to robbing Bhutanese refugees, mugging woman

Thursday, April 17, 2014

A 20-year-old Concord man pleaded guilty yesterday to robbing a group of Bhutanese refugees at knifepoint last fall, and to mugging a woman days earlier as she entered her car in a Storrs Street parking garage. Tyler Burley was sentenced to four years in prison for the two … 1