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This booking photo released by the New Hampshire Attorney General's Office shows Nathaniel E. Kibby, 34, of Gorham, N.H., arrested Monday, July 28, 2014 and charged with one count of felony kidnapping of Abigail Hernandez, who went missing in Conway, N.H., in October 2013, and returned home last week. Kibby will be arraigned Tuesday in district court in Conway, N.H.  (AP Photo/New Hampshire Attorney General's Office)

Man charged in teen’s 9-month disappearance

Monday, July 28, 2014

A 34-year-old man was arrested and charged yesterday with kidnapping a New Hampshire teenage girl who returned home last week after vanishing nine months ago. Nathaniel Kibby was arrested without incident at his Gorham home and was charged with felony kidnapping, authorities said. The police allege Kibby knowingly confined Abigail “Abby” Hernandez, then 14, on Oct. 9, sometime after she … 1

Police: Pembroke man arrested after reckless motorcycle driving in Manchester

Monday, July 28, 2014

A Pembroke man was arrested Saturday night by the state police and charged with reckless driving and hindering apprehension. Kyle Goff, 21, was apprehended in Manchester after allegedly driving more than 120 miles per hour with a group of other motorcyclists, according to a release from the state police. While patrolling Interstate 293 in Manchester, Trooper Mark Suttmeier saw a group of motorcycle … 0

Man seeks video of 1995 Oklahoma City bombing

Sunday, July 27, 2014

One man’s quest to explain his brother’s mysterious jail cell death 19 years ago has rekindled long-dormant questions about whether others were involved in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing. What some consider a far-flung conspiracy theory will be at the forefront during a trial set to begin today in Salt Lake City. The … 0

Hospital shooting suspect charged with murder

Sunday, July 27, 2014

A man accused of fatally shooting his caseworker and grazing his psychiatrist at a suburban Philadelphia hospital complex before the doctor returned fire has been charged with murder. Richard Plotts was arraigned late Saturday at his hospital bedside … 0

Canterbury: Was logger’s death a homicide?

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Mark Kelso, the logger found fatally injured beside his skidder Feb. 23 in Canterbury, suffered a gunshot wound to the head, the circumstances around which were initially investigated as a homicide, according to a death certificate and interviews … 0

Ray Duckler: Burned out after being burned out, couple try to cope

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Once all their possessions had burned to a crisp last month, John and Lisa Masse really got hot. Since that day June 10, when their home in Boscawen went up like charcoal-soaked lighter fluid, the path to normalcy … 5

After house fire, Loudon Boy Scout continues project

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Fifteen-year-old James Dunbar of Loudon lost his home in February, but he didn’t lose his focus. With his family still reeling from the fire that displaced them, Dunbar planned and recently built a brick walkway at the entrance … 0

Questions linger after missing teen returns home

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Since 15-year-old Abigail Hernandez returned home last week, her photo has been taken off the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s website. The missing-person posters that hung in her hometown for nine months are now scrawled with … 0

Afghan teen gets 7 1/2 years for killing three Marines

Saturday, July 26, 2014

A teenager accused of carrying out an attack at a U.S. base in Afghanistan in August 2012 that killed three Marines and left one injured was tried as a juvenile on Wednesday and sentenced to 7 ½ years, the maximum allowed under Afghan law for minors, the Marine … 0

Two more inmates detail deadly 2010 attack, while third refuses to testify

Saturday, July 26, 2014

A second potential eye-witness in the murder trial of William Edic refused to testify yesterday, despite a judge’s orders and just minutes before quietly apologizing to the mother of the man Edic is accused of brutally attacking in 2010. Allen Nicholson, a former Concord prisoner whom defense attorneys … 0

Judge rules voter registration conditions illegal

Saturday, July 26, 2014

A judge has struck down a 2012 law as unconstitutional that effectively blocked out-of-state students and others from voting in New Hampshire unless they established residency in the state that extended to other activities beyond voting, such as getting a driver’s license. The New Hampshire Civil Liberties Union … 4

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 … 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 … 1