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Each death in Baltimore makes mistrust harder to overcome

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Baltimore’s mayor and police commissioner came in making big promises to the inner-city residents and the police who spent decades staring each other down in neighborhoods ravaged by crack and heroin. But with each death of a black man in custody, their efforts to overcome mistrust have hit hard walls of skepticism and outrage. Two and a half years into his job leading the city’s police department, Commissioner Anthony Batts …

Thousands march in anti-government protest

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Thousands of South Koreans marched in Seoul for the second straight day yesterday to protest government labor policies and the handling of a ferry disaster that killed more than 300 people a year ago. Thousands of demonstrators supporting the relatives of ferry disaster victims gathered for a rally on the same downtown street …

Family looks to future after fugitive brother’s return to US

Saturday, April 25, 2015

For years, Beth Kelley posted the message to her brother on Facebook: “Happy Birthday Scott, wherever you are.” In the decade Scott Kelley has missed, there have births and deaths, holidays and milestones. But Beth Kelley said she doesn’t plan to talk to him about the reasons for his absence: the child custody …

Three brush fires reported about same time in Concord

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Three fires scorched about 5 acres of brush and woods in Concord yesterday afternoon. Officials are investigating the brush fires but believe people may have caused them. “We haven’t made any determination yet,” said Concord Deputy Fire Chief …

Police push to educate drivers on new hands-free law

Saturday, April 25, 2015

State and local law enforcement have begun distributing fliers during traffic stops in a final push to educate drivers ahead of the July 1 launch of New Hampshire’s hands-free law. The state has already set up 48 electronic messaging boards along highways and other major traffic arteries warning …

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Canadian court to extradite 2 to New Hampshire in ‘88 deaths

Friday, April 24, 2015

The Supreme Court of Canada has ordered the extradition of two men to New Hampshire to face murder charges in the deaths of two women nearly 27 years ago. The ruling followed a hearing Thursday on Anthony Barnaby …

Mistrial in case of sex assault defendant who shot himself

Friday, April 24, 2015

A judge declared a mistrial in the case of a man who shot himself yesterday in the courthouse parking lot while awaiting a jury’s verdict on charges he sexually assaulted a piano student more than a decade ago. Authorities said 75-year-old John Goodwin, a longtime piano instructor in …

In Baltimore, protesters promise biggest Freddie Gray rally yet

Friday, April 24, 2015

After a week of protests, people angry over the unexplained police-custody death of Freddie Gray promised their biggest march today, when they would try to “shut down” the city. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake thanked protesters for being peaceful so …

Rough ride? Lawyer says fatally injured arrestee lacked belt

Friday, April 24, 2015

No video captured what happened to Freddie Gray inside the police van where officers heaved him into a metal compartment after pinning him to a sidewalk. The cause of his fatal spine injury has not been revealed. But …

Prosecution rests in penalty phase of Boston bomber’s trial

Thursday, April 23, 2015

A video played yesterday at the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev showed a mother crouched over her 8-year-old son as he lay dying on the sidewalk, a scene prosecutors hoped would linger in jurors’ minds while …

Bow resident who fled on foot Tuesday is wanted by the police

Thursday, April 23, 2015

The Bow police are looking for Keenan Hibbard, 29, who fled from the police Tuesday night and is wanted on outstanding arrest warrants. The police arrived at 59 Knox Road in Bow on Tuesday night, the home of …

After 4 decades as fugitive, ailing man turns himself in

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Frail and tired of leading a secret life for four decades, 66-year-old Clarence David Moore called the police this week to surrender. The deputy who answered thought it was a prank. It wasn’t. Moore escaped from police custody …