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State investigating after Henniker officer shoots suspect in the arm

Friday, November 28, 2014

The state attorney general’s office is investigating a nonfatal officer-involved shooting Wednesday afternoon in Henniker. Senior Assistant Attorney General Jeff Strelzin said in a statement that an unnamed Henniker police officer shot a 19-year-old man in the arm shortly after the man reportedly stole a truck in Franklin. Authorities were alerted to the theft about 4:20 p.m., and were told the suspect, Aaron Cadman, had struck the owner with it …

Ferguson seeks rapid repairs to avoid fate of riot-torn cities

Friday, November 28, 2014

Commercial districts in Detroit, Newark, N.J., and Washington, D.C., were ravaged by civil unrest in the 1960s, leading to decades of economic stagnation. In Ferguson, Mo., business owners are seeking to avert a similar fate. Even as law enforcement struggles to restore order, merchants still assessing damage from arson and looting said they’re …

Cleveland: Officer who shot boy identified

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

A 12-year-old boy carrying a pellet gun that looked like a real firearm was ordered three times to show his hands before he was fatally shot by an officer, Cleveland police said Wednesday as they released surveillance video of the shooting and identified the officers involved. The boy was shot within two seconds …

Key Hong Kong democracy protesters arrested

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Police arrested key student leaders as they cleared the most volatile of Hong Kong’s three pro-democracy protest camps on Wednesday, dealing a blow to the 2-month-old movement in the former British colony. On the second day of the …

Missouri: More Guard troops roll into Ferguson

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Hundreds of additional National Guard troops rolled into Ferguson, Mo., yesterday, a day after protesters looted businesses and set fire to buildings in a night of rage against a grand jury’s decision not to indict the white police …

Hong Kong attempts to clear unruly protest site

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

An attempt by Hong Kong authorities to clear a 2-month-old pro-democracy protest camp in Mong Kok district spiraled into chaos yesterday as hundreds more protesters flooded the crowded neighborhood, a flashpoint for earlier violent clashes with the police …

Ferguson officer won’t be charged in shooting

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

A grand jury has decided not to indict Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed black 18-year-old whose fatal shooting by a white officer sparked weeks of sometimes-violent protests and exposed deep racial tension between …

Thousands rally across U.S. after Ferguson decision

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Thousands of people rallied last night in cities including Los Angeles and New York to passionately – but initially peacefully – protest a grand jury’s decision not to indict a white police officer who killed a black 18-year-old …

Calif. police: 1 suspect confessed to killing 5 women

Monday, November 24, 2014

One of two registered sex offenders charged with raping and killing four California women confessed to a police detective after his arrest earlier this year, testimony from a grand jury transcript unsealed yesterday revealed. Steven Dean Gordon, 45, also told the police that he and co-defendant Frank Cano …

Cleveland PD: Video of officer shooting boy is ‘clear’

Monday, November 24, 2014

A Cleveland officer was less than 10 feet away when he fatally shot a 12-year-old boy carrying a pellet gun near a playground, and video of the shooting is clear about what happened, the police said yesterday. The …

Concord police: Report of abandoned dog made up

Monday, November 24, 2014

The Concord police say a husky reported chained to a fence with a sign that read “Free” was not abandoned. WMUR reported that a juvenile bought the dog and fabricated a story last week that would help persuade her parents to keep the dog. The dog has been …

Sale of Fuller Oil to Rymes Oil and Propane continued to Tuesday

Monday, November 24, 2014

A federal bankruptcy court judge yesterday granted Fred Fuller Oil & Propane Co. a one-day extension of collateral so attorneys for the company can work out the final details of a sale to Rymes Propane & Oil. Fuller …

Supreme Court case tests the limits of free speech on Facebook and other social media

Sunday, November 23, 2014

About a week after Tara Elonis convinced a judge to issue a protective order against her estranged husband, Anthony, her soon-to-be ex had this to say: “Fold up your PFA (protection-from-abuse order) and put it in your pocket Is it thick enough to stop a bullet?” Anthony Elonis …