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Sanbornton fire destroys garage, two vehicles

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

A garage and two vehicles were destroyed in a Saturday afternoon fire in Sanbornton that officials are blaming on a wood stove. The Sanbornton Fire Department found the garage fully involved when they arrived at 118 Burleigh Hill Road shortly after 4:45 p.m., according to a press release. At that time, the fire was also endangering the house 20 feet …

Ex-Marine wanted in 6 killings commits suicide

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

An Iraq War veteran suspected of killing his ex-wife and five of her relatives in a shooting and slashing frenzy was found dead of self-inflicted stab wounds yesterday in the woods of suburban Philadelphia, ending a day-and-a-half manhunt that closed schools and left people on edge. Bradley William Stone’s body was discovered a …

Mass. prison system not required to pay for sex-reassignment surgery

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

A federal appeals court ruled yesterday that the Massachusetts prison system does not have to provide an inmate with gender-reassignment surgery, reversing an earlier decision that deemed such inaction unconstitutional. Michelle Kosilek, who was born as Robert Kosilek, was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison in 1990 for murdering Cheryl McCaul, Kosilek’s wife at the time. For more than …

Sydney cafe siege ends; 3 dead, including gunman

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The deadly siege began in the most incongruous of ways, on a sunny morning inside a cheerful cafe in the heart of Australia’s largest city. It ended 16 hours later in a barrage of gunfire that left two …

FBI’s Boston office warns of corruption in casino industry

Monday, December 15, 2014

The head of the FBI’s Boston office said yesterday he’s concerned the expansion of casino gambling might lead to an increase in public corruption and financial and organized crime. Special Agent Vincent Lisi, whose office covers Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire and Rhode Island, said the industry’s growth provides …

6 dead, suspect on loose in suburban Philadelphia

Monday, December 15, 2014

Tens of thousands of people have died in South Sudan during one year of warfare and the country’s leaders are putting their “personal ambitions” ahead of the young nation’s future, the U.N. secretary-general said yesterday. A year ago …

U.S. Marine charged with murder of transgender woman in Philippines

Monday, December 15, 2014

Prosecutors in the Philippines yesterday charged a 19-year-old U.S. Marine in the killing of a transgender woman, alleging that the American strangled and drowned the victim in a toilet after the two returned to a motel room together. Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton faces a murder charge in the …

Police: Car sideswiped vehicle, causing rollover

Sunday, December 14, 2014

The New Hampshire State Police are looking for a driver who they say sideswiped a vehicle on Interstate 93 in Bow causing it to rollover. The three occupants of the vehicle were taken to the hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries after the crash early yesterday morning. A witness told …

Man arrested after Portland shooting, 2 sought

Sunday, December 14, 2014

A 22-year-old man arrested in connection with a shooting outside an alternative high school in Portland, Ore., had ties to a gang, as did two of the victims, the police said yesterday. Sgt. Pete Simpson said Lonzo Murphy …

Amid family feud, no Christmas trees at Rossview Farms

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Rossview Farms in Concord is usually bustling this time of year, with families arriving to tag and cut down one of the hundreds of trees on the other side of a toppling stone wall. But the 600-acre farm, …

3 victims conscious in shooting near Oregon school

Saturday, December 13, 2014

A shooter wounded two boys and a girl outside an alternative high school in Portland, Ore., yesterday in what is believed to be a gang-related attack, the police said. The victims apparently are students at Rosemary Anderson High …

Report: CIA medics aided, complained about tactics

Saturday, December 13, 2014

From the early stages of the CIA’s brutal interrogations of terror detainees, the agency’s health professionals were intimately involved. Front-line medics and psychologists monitored and advised on abusive tactics, even as they sometimes complained about the ethical dilemmas …

Liquor commission to crack down on drunken driving

Saturday, December 13, 2014

The New Hampshire Liquor Commission is ramping up efforts to prevent drunken driving during the holiday season by increasing undercover monitoring of establishments serving alcohol and partnering with the state police to increase patrols. A $25,000 grant from the National Liquor Law Enforcement Association will help pay for …