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Boston: Police: Naked suspect assaults man, 84, at airport

Sunday, November 23, 2014

A naked man fell through the ceiling of a women’s bathroom at Logan Airport yesterday, then ran out of the restroom and viciously assaulted an elderly man while he was still in the buff and bleeding, before being arrested, state police said. Cameron Shenk, 26, of Boston, was charged with attempted murder, mayhem, assault and battery on a person over 60, assault and battery on a police officer, lewd and …

Civic group: No Ferguson grand jury decision yet

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Crews erected barricades yesterday around the building where a grand jury has been considering whether to indict the Ferguson, Mo., police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, even as a grand jury decision seemed unlikely this weekend. Tension has been mounting in Ferguson and elsewhere in the St. Louis area in recent …

New report sees ‘missed opportunities’ to treat Newtown shooter Lanza

Sunday, November 23, 2014

A new state report examining “missed opportunities” to intervene before the Newtown, Conn., school shooting suggests that “weaknesses and lapses in the educational and healthcare systems’ response and untreated mental illness” played a role in the continued mental deterioration of the gunman, Adam Lanza. The report, by Connecticut’s Office of the Child Advocate, comes nearly two years after Lanza walked into Sandy Hook …

Shifting attitudes at play in Cosby allegations

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Tamra Wade struggled mightily over whether to go to the police more than a decade ago, when, she says, a trusted professor forced himself on her in an empty classroom. Ultimately she couldn’t bring herself to do it. But if it happened now, she says, she’d be a …

City: Quarter-toting ‘Robin Hooders’ must back off

Saturday, November 22, 2014

The self-styled “Robin Hooders” race to the rescue of the parking peasantry, pumping quarters into their expired meters and leaving behind cards informing them they have been saved from “the king’s tariff.” Nobody, not even the king – …

Manchester police dealing with thefts from cars

Saturday, November 22, 2014

The police in Manchester said they are working to solve 60 thefts from vehicles in the past three weeks. Authorities said many of the thefts – 27 of the 60 – involve smash-and-grab style burglaries in which the thief or thieves broke a window to gain access to …

Concord police investigating possible animal cruelty

Saturday, November 22, 2014

The Concord police are investigating a possible animal cruelty incident involving an adult Husky-Malamute mix that was discovered chained to a fence with a sign that read “free.” The dog was found Thursday at the dog park on Old Turnpike Road, Lt. John Thomas said in a statement. …

Journal indicates FSU shooter suspected government

Thursday, November 20, 2014

A Florida State University alumnus and attorney who shot three people at the school’s library early yesterday believed the government was targeting him for persecution, detailing his thoughts in a journal and in videos detectives obtained, authorities said. …

Police: Man crawled into sunken car, saved baby

Thursday, November 20, 2014

A Maine logger helped save an infant from drowning when he crawled into a car that was upside-down in water and used a knife to cut the straps off her car seat and pull her out, the police …

Multiple burglaries reported in Weare earlier this week

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

A series of burglaries occurred in Weare about 3 a.m. Monday. Deputy police Chief Sean Kelly said that the burglaries were reported both Monday and Tuesday, but all took place early Monday morning. All of the burglaries were within a few miles of each other. On Holly Hill …

Police arrest guru, ending a standoff

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

NEW DELHI — Police on Wednesday arrested a controversial religious leader at his sprawling ashram in northern India, ending a days-long standoff in which six people died and hundreds were injured. Jawahar Yadav, a Haryana state government spokesman, …

NBC pulls plug on Cosby TV project

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

NBC says it has scrapped a Bill Cosby comedy that was under development, the second outlet within a day to put off or abandon a Cosby project after another sexual assault allegation against the comic emerged. NBC spokeswoman …

Small plane crashes into Chicago home

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

A small twin-engine cargo plane crashed into a home on Chicago’s southwest side yesterday, killing the pilot but sparing a couple who were asleep just inches away. The Aero Commander 500-B slammed nose-down into the front of the …