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Court denies former special agent access to information about failed polygraph

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

A former federal special agent has been denied access to information about a polygraph exam he failed three years ago, reportedly for breathing suspiciously. In an decision issued Friday, Merrimack County Superior Court Judge Richard McNamara said the information and other related documents are exempt from New Hampshire’s right-to-know law. In a hearing last month, attorneys for the state and county warned that others would be allowed to view the …

Man in treatment after Henniker home goes up in flames

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

A Henniker man is being treated for smoke inhalation after his family’s home was destroyed in a fire this weekend. James Roberts was the only person home at 270 Browns Way about 1 a.m. Sunday, when Henniker and six other fire departments rushed to a two-alarm fire at the house near Route 202 …

Avalanche dangers still exist on Mount Washington

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

It may be spring, but winter conditions are holding on longer than they have in recent years on Mount Washington. Snow Ranger Jeff Lane said some of the largest and most destructive avalanches of the season are in March and early April – and there’s also an increase in the number of people traveling in avalanche terrain without the knowledge, skills and equipment …

Former Grafton County corrections officer arrested on heroin charges

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

A former Grafton County corrections officer has been arrested on two heroin-related charges, one of which relates to delivering prohibited items to prisoners. The Caledonian Record reported that 29-year-old Michael Barata of Wells River, Vt., faced arraignment yesterday. Also scheduled to be arraigned is 24-year-old Chantelle Paradise of …

1 person arrested in Girl Scout cookie cash theft

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

The police arrested one person and are looking for another in the theft of a cash box from Girl Scouts selling cookies outside a store in Rochester. The police said a man wearing a black winter hat and New England Patriots jacket swiped the cash box and dashed …

Boston Marathon bombing trial jurors see carnage photos, prosecutors rest

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Prosecutors rested their case against Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev yesterday after jurors in his federal death penalty trial saw gruesome autopsy photos and heard a medical examiner describe the devastating injuries suffered by an 8-year-old boy killed …

NSA: Car smashes into police vehicle at Fort Meade; 1 dead

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Two men dressed as women smashed a stolen car into a police vehicle after they disobeyed commands at the closely guarded gates of the National Security Agency yesterday, prompting the police to open fire. One of the men …

Church van crashes into canal, killing 8 and injuring 10

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

The congregants of a close-knit Haitian church gathered yesterday around Nicolas Alexis, hoping to learn what happened to 18 friends and loved ones who had been expected to return that morning from a late Palm Sunday service. Alexis …

Fiancee says she discarded box at Aaron Hernandez’s request

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

The fiancee of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez testified in his murder trial yesterday that she removed a box from their basement at his request the day after the slaying but never looked inside before …

Officials: German co-pilot was once treated for suicidal tendencies

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

How could someone once diagnosed with suicidal tendencies get a job as a commercial pilot, entrusted with the lives of hundreds of people? That’s the question being asked after officials confirmed yesterday that Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz received …

Bedford police investigating 3 ‘suspicious’ deaths

Sunday, March 29, 2015

New Hampshire authorities said they are investigating three suspicious deaths at a residence in Bedford. Assistant Attorney General Jay McCormack said the Bedford police received a 911 call Saturday regarding a deceased woman at the home on McAfee Farm Road. He said when officers arrived, they found two …

Woman attempting to use median emergency lane hits car in North Hampton

Sunday, March 29, 2015

The New Hampshire State Police said they issued a citation to a woman who crashed into another car while attempting to reverse direction using a crossover that is restricted to emergency vehicles only. The police said 51-year-old Ann Caron of Raymond was traveling northbound on Interstate 95 in …

Drownings along Rio Grande spike as enforcement surge causes immigrants to seek more dangerous routes into the U.S.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

A U.S. surveillance helicopter hovering over the Rio Grande spots a body floating near a muddy bank on the Mexican side of the river. Soon another body turns up, then another. A Mexican investigator arrives and holds up …