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Parade-goers walk along Eastern Parkway before the start of the annual West Indian Day Parade in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Monday, Sept 1, 2014. Hours before the parade, police reported multiple shootings overnight, one of them deadly, near the route for the parade, which celebrates Caribbean culture and echoes traditional pre-Lenten Carnival festivities. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

N.Y. West Indian Day Parade marred by nearby slaying

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Colorful floats, elaborate costumes, politicians and merrymakers filled Brooklyn’s streets yesterday for the annual West Indian Day Parade, a massive Caribbean celebration that was marred by a fatal shooting nearby before the official festivities got under way. The annual parade – which draws about 1 million people – features loud music and louder costumes. Many revelers dance their way through … 0

Police: Motorcyclist hits 185 mph in early-morning chase

Saturday, August 30, 2014

A Manchester motorcyclist reached speeds as high as 185 mph while eluding troopers through Bow and Concord early this morning, the state police said. David J. Fries, 31, faces numerous charges, including reckless operation, operating a motorcycle without a license, disobeying a police officer, transportation of drugs, conduct after an accident, resisting arrest and a felony charge of possession of a controlled drug. … 0

Maine man dies after Mount Jefferson hike

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Authorities said a Maine hiker has died after suffering a medical emergency while climbing New Hampshire’s Mount Jefferson. The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department said 63-year-old Gregory Larson was stricken Friday afternoon near the summit of the 5,712-foot mountain. His companions performed CPR while rescue hikers and a hospital helicopter were dispatched to help. Officials said the helicopter was unable to land … 0

Police: Men tried to pull UNH student into trunk

Saturday, August 30, 2014

The police said three men tried to force a University of New Hampshire student into the trunk of their car. The university’s police department said the attempted abduction happened early Friday morning adjacent to campus. No arrests have been made. The student told investigators two of the men … 0

New Hampshire search dog finds disoriented man

Friday, August 29, 2014

A New Hampshire Fish and Game conservation officer and his four-legged partner made quick work of finding a missing man with Alzheimer’s. The Bethlehem and Franconia police were notified about 11 p.m. Thursday that a 69-year-old man had wandered away from his Bethlehem home. When a quick search … 0

Hudson pauses panhandling crackdown

Friday, August 29, 2014

Officials in Hudson have agreed to suspend their efforts to crackdown on panhandlers while a federal lawsuit is pending. The New Hampshire Civil Liberties Union earlier this month filed a lawsuit claiming Hudson officials are violating the free speech rights of panhandlers by telling them to stop seeking … 0

Chapman told parole board confusion led to Lennon’s murder

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Mark David Chapman, who was denied release from a New York prison last week for the eighth time for the murder of John Lennon, told a parole board he was “confused” and “needed attention” and took it out … 0

Police look for dog, owner after fatal dog attack

Thursday, August 28, 2014

The New Hampshire State Police are asking for help from the public to help identify a pit bull and its owner after they said the dog attacked another on a mountain hike. The attacked dog died of its … 4

Lawyers clash over emails in Boston ‘Bag Men’ lawsuit

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Lawyers for two Massachusetts residents and for the newspaper that called them “Bag Men” after the Boston Marathon bombing are clashing over the significance of emails that circulated among law enforcement in the chaotic days after the attack. Both sides say newly released emails, among documents unsealed earlier … 0

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 … 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 … 6

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 … 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