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Boston suspect’s sister charged in bomb threat

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s sister has been accused of threatening to bomb a New York City woman and has been arrested. The police said Ailina Tsarnaeva made the threat via telephone Monday and turned herself in yesterday. She’s charged with aggravated harassment. The police said the North Bergen, N.J., resident is due in court Sept. 30. Tsarnaeva has been required to check in with Massachusetts probation officers since … 0

Shooting by 9-year-old girl stirs debate over guns

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The accidental shooting death of a firing range instructor by a 9-year-old girl with an Uzi has set off a powerful debate over youngsters and guns, with many people wondering what sort of parents would let a child handle a submachine gun. Instructor Charles Vacca, 39, was standing next to the girl Monday … 0

Pickup truck driver dies in crash in Conway

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The police said a pickup truck driver has died in Conway after crossing a road and colliding with an oncoming SUV. WMUR reported that the police said the accident happened Monday morning on West Side Road. When they arrived, the driver of the pickup truck was unconscious and later died. The police identified him as Kyle Guerin, a 2010 graduate of Berlin High … 0

Raymond man pinned by 6,000-pound boulder in yard, dies

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The police in Raymond said a man who tried to dig around a 6,000-pound boulder in his yard became pinned under the rock and died. The police said 47-year-old Paul Comeau Jr. had been working on extricating the boulder over several months. He was digging around the rock … 0

N.H. communities, state continue fight against synthetic pot

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Epsom police Chief Wayne Preve sank into his office chair last Friday, a beleaguered look on his face. A week earlier, Gov. Maggie Hassan had declared a health emergency following a rash of drug overdoses in Manchester and … 0

State police sobriety checkpoint nets five arrests

Monday, August 25, 2014

The state police said they arrested five people and took one into protective custody Saturday night during a sobriety checkpoint conducted at the intersection of Interstate 89 and Route 3A and Hall Street. Troopers screened 175 vehicles and arrested two people on DWI charges, one on charges of … 0

Residents of Ferguson struggling with daily life

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Life in Ferguson, Mo., a working-class St. Louis suburb of modest brick homes and low-rise apartments, hasn’t been the same since Angelia Dickens’s son tearfully told her, “The police shot a boy.” Since that news two weeks ago, … 1

Marathon bombing suspect’s lawyers seek dismissal

Friday, August 22, 2014

Lawyers for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev asked a judge yesterday to dismiss indictments against the Boston Marathon bombing suspect and put on hold further proceedings in the case over concerns about the process of selecting jurors in federal court. Tsarnaev’s … 0

Concord man charged in Bicentennial Square stabbing

Thursday, August 21, 2014

A 28-year-old Concord man was arrested and charged with nonfatally stabbing another man about 1 a.m. Tuesday in Bicentennial Square. Christian Economides was arrested yesterday afternoon and was charged with a felony of second-degree assault, the police said in a statement. He was initially arrested Tuesday and charged … 1

U.S. judge strikes down Florida gay marriage ban

Thursday, August 21, 2014

A federal judge yesterday declared Florida’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, joining judges across the country who have sided with gay couples wishing to tie the knot. U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle in Tallahassee ruled that the ban added to Florida’s constitution by voters in 2008 violates the … 0

Gov. Nixon taking National Guard out of Ferguson

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Gov. Jay Nixon yesterday ordered the Missouri National Guard to begin withdrawing from Ferguson, Mo., where nightly scenes of unrest have erupted since a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old nearly two weeks ago. Since … 1

Boston Marathon bombing suspect’s friend pleads guilty

Thursday, August 21, 2014

A college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev pleaded guilty yesterday to impeding the investigation by removing incriminating evidence from Tsarnaev’s dorm room several days after the deadly attack. Dias Kadyrbayev, 20, admitted in federal court … 0

Lancaster woman wants grave ransacking charge dropped

Thursday, August 21, 2014

A woman accused of ransacking the grave of her father in search of his “real will” is asking a judge to dismiss the charge, arguing the body was never destroyed or removed. Eddie Nash, a businessman, died of a heart attack in 2004 at 68. His cement vault … 0