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Wolfeboro man accused of shooting, burying moose

Thursday, October 30, 2014

A Wolfeboro man has been arrested after officials said he illegally shot and buried a moose on his property. Barry Caswell of York Road was charged with taking a moose out of season, a Class B misdemeanor, and forced to pay $1,000 restitution to the state. Acting on an anonymous tip from the Operation Game Thief program, Fish and Game officers with the Wolfeboro police responded to Caswell’s house, where …

Cops: Child-rape suspect vowed to kill his accuser

Thursday, October 30, 2014

A man suspected of child-rape and committing crimes across the country after snipping off his court-ordered ankle bracelet had an “ultimate goal” of returning to Massachusetts to kill his 13-year-old accuser, the Massachusetts State Police said yesterday, hours after he was captured in New York. The police said Gregory Lewis, 26, of Southbridge …

Russian rocket engines suspected in launch blast

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Crews searched for scorched wreckage along the Virginia coast yesterday in hopes of figuring out why an unmanned commercial rocket exploded in a blow to NASA’s strategy of using private companies to fly supplies and, eventually, astronauts to the International Space Station. The 140-foot Antares rocket, operated by Orbital Sciences Corp., blew up …

Convict in student’s death to admit escape attempt

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

A man serving a life sentence for the rape and slaying of a University of New Hampshire student is expected to plead guilty to attempted escape from a county jail, court staff said yesterday. Seth Mazzaglia was charged …

Suspect sought in driveway paving scam

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Police in Dover are seeking the public’s help in identifying a suspect involved in a driveway paving scam. Police said a man approached an 81-year-old woman on Oct. 20, offering to pave her driveway for $175 to $200. After performing a small amount of work, he charged her …

New Hampshire Supreme Court committee to hold hearing on rule changes

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The New Hampshire Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Rules will hold a public hearing Dec. 12 about several proposed changes. The changes include amending the state’s Rules of Professional Conduct with recent recommendations from the American Bar Association, and precluding the attorney discipline office and professional conduct committee …

Man sentenced to 5 years in Bedford home invasion

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

A man who pleaded guilty to being an accomplice in a 2012 violent home invasion in Bedford has been sentenced to five years in prison. WMUR reported that Nathan Lamontagne appeared in court yesterday. Prosecutors said Lamontagne drove another man, Charles Normil, to an empty home chosen at …

18 miners trapped in coal mine accident in Turkey

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Surging water trapped at least 18 workers yesterday in a coal mine in Turkey, officials and reports said – an event likely to raise even more concerns about the nation’s poor workplace safety standards. Initial reports said flooding …

River of lava crackles, creeps toward Hawaii town

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

After weeks of slow, stop-and-go movement, a river of asphalt-black lava crept within yards of a home in a Big Island community yesterday. The lava crackled and smoked as it advanced toward the two-story structure in Pahoa Village, …

Feds: Engineer’s sleepiness caused derailment

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

A sleep-deprived engineer nodded off at the controls of a commuter train just before taking a 30 mph curve at 82 mph, causing a derailment last year that killed four people and injured more than 70, federal regulators …

Report: N.H. woman died of gunshot wounds; man killed self

Monday, October 27, 2014

The New Hampshire attorney general’s office has identified a man and woman found dead of gunshot wounds in their home over the weekend in Lincoln. Autopsies have been completed in the deaths of 48-year-old Douglas Marsden of Lincoln and 26-year-old Taylor Lessard of Manchester. The attorney general’s office …

Man traveling 111 mph says he’s late for work

Monday, October 27, 2014

The New Hampshire State Police said a driver clocked at speeding 111 mph on Interstate 89 told the police he was running late for work. They charged Francis Aumand IV, 34, of Burlington, Vt., with reckless operation. State police aircraft were conducing traffic enforcement on the highway in …

Lyman woman charged in infant death waives hearing

Monday, October 27, 2014

A woman accused of jumping out a second-story window over the summer with her 4-month-old twins, killing her son and severely injuring her daughter, has waived a hearing on the evidence against her. Patina Welch of Lyman was arraigned earlier this month on charges of second-degree murder and …