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Former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez looks back during a hearing in Fall River Superior Court, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, in Fall River, Mass. Hernandez's attorneys are arguing a motion to suppress evidence in his murder trial. They want to suppress evidence from a cell phone they say was illegally seized and a police interrogation they call unlawful. Hernandez is awaiting trial in the 2013 killing of semi-professional football player Odin Lloyd.  (AP Photo/The Boston Herald, Ted Fitzgerald, Pool)

Judge hearing Hernandez bid to suppress evidence

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

A Massachusetts prosecutor in the murder case against former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez testified yesterday against his lawyers’ efforts to suppress cell phone evidence, saying they had agreed to turn the phone over to investigators. Bristol County Assistant District Attorney Patrick Bomberg said Hernandez’s lawyers told him in an initial meeting at the North Attleborough police station that their … 0

Oklahoma man charged with murder in beheading

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

An Oklahoma man apparently uttered Arabic words during an attack in which he allegedly severed a co-worker’s head, and had “some sort of infatuation with beheadings,” but the killing appeared to have more to do with the man’s suspension from his job than his recent conversion to Islam, a prosecutor said yesterday. Alton … 0

Charges dropped for Milton man who tried to sell rhino head

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

A Milton man who tried to sell an 80-pound rhinoceros head online is happy that charges against him have been dropped. Ari Goldenberg was charged by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in 2012 with selling an endangered species and falsifying records. WMUR reported that in the end, there was no proof he … 0

Weare rescinds firing of former discredited police sergeant Joseph Kelley

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Joseph Kelley, the Weare police sergeant who oversaw a deadly and sharply criticized drug bust last year and who was fired months later for allegedly falsifying documents, can potentially return to the job, according to officials and a letter sent Friday by the town’s attorney. Kelley has not … 0

Downtown deli scorched in Franklin blaze

Monday, September 29, 2014

A convenience store and meat market in downtown Franklin was all but destroyed Saturday night by a three-alarm fire that authorities said they believe was the result of an electrical malfunction in the basement. The single-story building at 195 Central St. survived the blaze, but had severe fire, … 1

At least 31 believed dead at Japanese volcano

Monday, September 29, 2014

Finally reaching the ash-covered summit of a still-erupting volcano in central Japan, rescue workers made a grim discovery yesterday: 31 apparently dead people, some reportedly buried in knee-deep ash. Four victims were brought down and confirmed dead, one … 0

Ferguson police officer wounded while chasing suspects

Monday, September 29, 2014

A police officer in Ferguson, Mo., was wounded Saturday night in a confrontation with two men, escalating tensions in this St. Louis suburb torn by the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teenager almost two months ago. The unidentified male officer’s wound isn’t life – threatening and … 0

Trial to begin for Tsarnaev pal accused of lying

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Two friends of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have already been convicted of impeding the investigation into the deadly attack. This week, a third friend will go on trial for allegedly lying to authorities investigating the bombing. … 0

DRIVER’s license revocations

Saturday, September 27, 2014

The director of motor vehicles, Richard Bailey Jr., released the following list of driving while intoxicated license revocations. ∎ Catelyn M. Cote, 22, of Boscawen ∎ Nicholas R. MacDonald, 18, of Bristol ∎ Bryan J. Higgins, 24, of Concord ∎ Garry O. Hodge, 19, of Concord ∎ Joshua J. … 0

Police: Man behind lockdown wanted reference letter

Saturday, September 27, 2014

A 21-year-old man who prompted a lockdown at his former high school when a student spotted a gun tucked into his waistband had gone there to ask a teacher for a letter of recommendation to college, the police said yesterday. Damian Johnson of Manchester was arraigned yesterday in … 1

3 arrested on drug charges

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Police in Merrimack, New Hampshire, have arrested three men at a hotel on drug charges involving heroin. Police said they made several undercover buys of heroin before arresting Steven Massua on charges of possessing, selling and transporting drugs Thursday. Police also arrested Craig Massua and Bradley Stuart at … 0

Police: Woman beheaded at Oklahoma workplace

Saturday, September 27, 2014

A man fired from an Oklahoma food processing plant beheaded a woman with a knife and was attacking another worker when he was shot and wounded by a company official, the police said yesterday. Moore police Sgt. Jeremy … 5

Police: Ex-student triggers lockdown with pellet gun at Manchester school

Thursday, September 25, 2014

A 21-year-old former student was arrested yesterday after he showed up in a Manchester high school classroom with what turned out to be a pellet gun in his waistband, causing a 90-minute lockdown, the police said. Damian Johnson … 0