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Execution offers evidence against lethal injection

Thursday, July 24, 2014

The nation’s third botched execution in six months offers more evidence for the courts that lethal injection carries too many risks and amounts to cruel and unusual punishment, death-row lawyers and other opponents said yesterday. Death-penalty opponents said an Arizona inmate who gasped for breath for more than 90 minutes showed that executions using different drugs and dosages are a callous trial-and-error process. The result: Every few months, a prisoner … 0

Police warning residents of IRS phone scam

Thursday, July 24, 2014

The police department in Nashua, New Hampshire, is warning residents of a phone scam where callers are portraying themselves as employees of the Internal Revenue Service and demanding money. They say in the most recent scheme, an elderly couple was contacted and advised that they owed a certain amount of cash to the Internal Revenue Service. They were told that if payment was … 0

Police investigating untimely death in Laconia

Thursday, July 24, 2014

The police in Laconia are investigating the untimely death of a 30-year-old man. They said Steven Copp II was found dead Sunday at an apartment, but there’s no immediate evidence of foul play or drug use that contributed to the death. They are still trying to determine the cause. An autopsy and toxicology report will be done. … 0

Investigators release sketch in missing teen case

Thursday, July 24, 2014

The New Hampshire teenager who returned home this week nine months after vanishing on her way home from school has provided investigators with a description of the man she said drove her away that day. Attorney General Joseph … 0

Peter Welch of Franklin gets a year in jail after admitting to starting a fire

Thursday, July 24, 2014

A Franklin man has been sentenced to a year in the Merrimack County jail after admitting earlier this year to starting a fire in 2012 at an occupied apartment complex that his then-wife owned and managed. Peter Welch, … 0

Jet with 116 aboard ‘probably crashed’ in Mali

Thursday, July 24, 2014

An Air Algerie jetliner carrying 116 people vanished yesterday in a rainstorm over restive northern Mali, and French officials said it has probably crashed – the third major international aviation disaster in a week. French fighter jets, U.N. … 0

Very bad week: Airline disasters come in a cluster

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Nearly 300 passengers perish when their plane is shot out of the sky. Airlines suspend flights to Israel’s largest airport after rocket attacks. An airliner crashes during a storm, and yet another disappears. Aviation has suffered one of … 0

Doctor fired back at gunman in hospital attack

Thursday, July 24, 2014

A doctor who was grazed by gunfire from a patient in his office at a suburban Pennsylvania hospital yesterday helped stop him by apparently returning fire with his own weapon and severely injuring him, but not before a … 0

Front window broken at House of India in Concord

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The Concord police are investigating who or what shattered a front window at House of India restaurant Tuesday night. Sgt. Mike Guarino said an officer responded to a report of broken glass at the Pleasant Street restaurant about 10:15 p.m. “We’re just trying to determine whether this was … 0

Gilmanton man pleads guilty, gets prison for setting fires

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

A Gilmanton man has pleaded guilty to three counts of arson and has been sentenced to one to five years in prison after reaching a plea deal with prosecutors. Jason Clairmont of Gilmanton was scheduled for a hearing Tuesday on his upcoming trial. The Citizen reported that Clairmont … 0

Claremont postmaster accused of school theft

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The head of the postal office in Claremont has been accused of taking more than $2,000 from a school Parent/Teacher Organization savings account. The Eagle Times reported that Rebecca Remick, a former member of the Claremont Middle School PTO, has since paid back the money back. She blamed … 0

Lawyer: Man feared for life before shooting

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

A suburban Detroit man who killed an unarmed woman on his porch was rocked out of sleep by a series of “boom, boom, boom” pounding sounds outside his home, causing him to grab a shotgun, open the front … 0

Teen pilot killed in record attempt

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

An Indiana teenager who was attempting to set a record for an around-the-world flight has died in a crash over the Pacific Ocean, a family spokeswoman said Wednesday. Annie Hayat said the plane flown by 17-year-old Haris Suleman … 0