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Weare police assistant sued former employer for sexual harassment

Monday, September 22, 2014

The assistant who has accused Weare police Chief John Velleca of shoving her to the ground following a brief affair also claims to have suffered sexual harassment at a previous job in Manchester. Jennifer Posteraro, 40, filed suit last year against her former employer, Citizens Bank, and a supervisor at its branch in Stop & Shop Supermarket on South Willow Street. Posteraro was a banker at the branch from September … 0

Former dispatcher accused of selling drugs in Concord

Monday, September 22, 2014

The wife of a Chichester police officer has been arrested and accused of selling prescription painkillers in Concord last month. Angel Wright, 35, of Bradley Street in Concord was charged Aug. 29 with three Class B felonies for drug sales and acts prohibited. She has been released on $25,000 personal recognizance bail. According to the charges, she sold the drugs, including Oxymorphone Hydrochloride, … 0

California wildfire crews brace for weather shift

Monday, September 22, 2014

Crews scrambled yesterday to extend control lines around a massive Northern California wildfire threatening thousands of homes as they braced for strong, erratic winds similar to when the blaze doubled in size a week ago. The King Fire east of Sacramento had burned through 137 square miles, an increase of about 9 square … 0

In wake of Ferguson clashes, a focus on arming local police

Saturday, September 20, 2014

In the weeks since heavily armed police officers took to the streets in Ferguson, Mo., following the shooting death of an unarmed black teen, a national dialogue has been ignited over the need to equip law enforcement with … 1

Century Ride returns a year after tragedy

Saturday, September 20, 2014

About 1,400 bicyclists are expected to participate in the Seacoast Century Bicycle Tour this weekend, a year after two cyclists were killed in Hampton. Organizers told WMUR that they were encouraged to continue the event in honor of 60-year-old Pamela Wells and 52-year-old Elise Bouchard, who were killed … 0

Secret Service reviews White House security after fence-jumper enters mansion

Saturday, September 20, 2014

The Secret Service yesterday launched a White House security review into how a Texas man was able to get inside the north door of the mansion Friday night after jumping a fence and sprinting nearly 200 yards across the North Lawn, getting farther than any fence-jumper before. Authorities … 1

Prosecutors look to new DNA testing in twin cases

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Prosecutors in Boston were forced to put a rape suspect on trial three times before jurors were willing to convict him a decade ago. It wasn’t due to lack of evidence, but because the suspect was an identical twin. Similar cases have popped up elsewhere, illustrating the challenges … 0

Teams assess damage as California wildfire burns

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Assessment teams sought yesterday to find out just how many structures have been damaged or destroyed by a massive wildfire that threatens thousands of homes in Northern California. While officials confirmed that several structures have been lost in … 0

2 businesses able to reopen after building fire

Friday, September 19, 2014

Fire investigators are still trying to determine the cause of a fire that destroyed two businesses in a commercial building in Derry, New Hampshire. The fire happened Monday. Two businesses were totally destroyed — Linc’s Auto Body and New England Tanya Finishing. Two others were able to reopen … 0

Report: ‘Multiple’ chances to prevent 2013 crash

Friday, September 19, 2014

A New Hampshire State Police report says maintenance on a tractor-trailer on Interstate 93 wasn’t up to date when a tire came off and bounced across the lanes in Hooksett last tear, causing a crash that killed a driver. WMUR reported that the police said numerous violations were … 0

Pembroke man charged in July stabbing at White Park

Friday, September 19, 2014

A 21-year-old Pembroke man has been accused of stabbing a teenager and reported friend earlier this summer in White Park, an attack that witnesses have said he confessed to, explaining, “I just felt like doing it.” Michael Bennett was arrested yesterday at the Merrimack County jail, where he … 0

Man who shot mother, self, was law school student

Thursday, September 18, 2014

A man who authorities say fatally shot his mother, then killed himself, was a student at Vermont Law School. Authorities said 35-year-old Jonathan Trombly of Amherst, New Hampshire, shot his mother, 69-year-old Elizabeth Trombly, multiple times before shooting himself. Their bodies were discovered in a home Tuesday. The … 0

Woman, 2 daughters robbed in hotel parking lot

Thursday, September 18, 2014

The police in Manchester are looking for two men who robbed a woman and her two children who had just pulled into a hotel parking lot in a rental car after their flight landed at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport. The woman told police one of the men had a … 0