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People stand atop an overturned car in Keene, N.H. on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, during a night of violent parties that led to destruction, dozens of arrests and multiple injuries, near the city's annual pumpkin festival.  The parties around the school coincided with the annual Keene Pumpkin Festival, where the community tries to set a world record of the largest number of carved and lighted jack-o-lanterns in one place. (AP Photo/The Boston Globe, Jeremy Fox)  BOSTON HERALD OUT, QUINCY OUT; NO SALES

Students hand over video, photos of Keene pumpkin chaos

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The president of Keene State College said students are turning over video and photos depicting the mayhem that broke out during a family-friendly pumpkin festival. More than 80 people were arrested following the violent disturbances over the weekend that led to property damage and dozens of injuries. College President Anne Huot told WMUR that students are volunteering images to help …

Theft charge for ex-New Hampshire chief from Maine

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The former fire chief in Farmington has been indicted on charges he stole at least $1,500 in town funds. Fosters Daily Democrat reported that 48-year-old Richard Fowler of Skowhegan, Maine, was charged with taking the money between November 2009 and June of this year. Fowler was fired in August from his job leading the Skowhegan department. Strafford County Attorney Thomas Velardi tells the …

Fire officials say 60-old man dead at Manchester fire scene

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

New Hampshire fire officials said the body of a 60-year-old man was found after a fire in a Manchester apartment. WMUR reported that the body was found after a fire was extinguished at an Amherst Street apartment yesterday afternoon. A 1-year-old child was rescued unharmed from an adjacent apartment. Fire officials said they don’t know whether the man died before the fire started …

Tenant testifies against CATCH Neighborhood Housing at opening day of trial in lawsuit

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Emotions high, Cathy Wyrenbeck reached for a tissue from the box in front of the witness stand. She had just described to a jury and a federal judge the chronic and painful hives that have kept her from working for the past eight years. Having blown her nose, …

Man pleads guilty to role in home invasion

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

A man accused of being an accomplice in a 2012 violent home invasion in Bedford has pleaded guilty to multiple charges and has agreed to spend at least five years in prison. WMUR reported Nathan Lamontagne appeared in court Monday, pleading guilty to criminal liability to first-degree assault …

Attorney general: No charges in Rumney lakeside shooting

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

A long-smoldering feud between neighbors in Rumney over the use of a lakeside dock erupted in an alcohol-fueled fight this summer that ended when one man, who said he feared for his life, shot another to death, the state attorney general said yesterday. Attorney General Joe Foster said …

Suspect in Va. abduction charged in DC area rape

Monday, October 20, 2014

The suspect in the disappearance of a University of Virginia student was charged yesterday with abducting and raping a woman in suburban Washington, D.C., in 2005. The indictment against Jesse Matthew Jr. was handed up by a circuit …

Autopsies: Fremont man strangled girlfriend, shot himself

Monday, October 20, 2014

New Hampshire authorities say a man strangled his girlfriend and then committed suicide by shooting himself in the head. Attorney General Joe Foster said Monday the woman, identified as 52-year-old Mary Lucas of Fremont, was found dead in her home on Friday. The boyfriend, 51-year-old Michael Porter of …

Police: Indiana suspect hints at more killings

Monday, October 20, 2014

The police investigating the slayings of seven northwestern Indiana women whose bodies were found over the weekend said yesterday it could be the work of a serial killer, and that the suspect has told them his victims might …

Convicted murderer sues state over prison porn ban

Monday, October 20, 2014

A convicted murderer sentenced to more than a half-century behind bars is suing the state of Connecticut, saying its ban on pornography in prison violates his constitutional rights. Dwight Pink Jr. says in the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in July that guards have used the policy …

Police probe Keene Pumpkin Festival melee

Monday, October 20, 2014

Authorities in Keene vowed yesterday to prosecute the perpetrators of the violent disturbances near Keene’s annual pumpkin festival that led to property damage and dozens of arrests and injuries over the weekend. Keene police Chief Kenneth Meola also …

Students clean up after mayhem near Keene Pumpkin Festival

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Keene State College students quickly cleaned up from a chaotic weekend yesterday after violent parties near the city’s annual pumpkin festival led to destruction, dozens of arrests and multiple injuries. The parties around the school coincided with the …

Police hunt for clues near where Va. remains found

Sunday, October 19, 2014

After finding remains that could be University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, authorities interviewed nearby Charlottesville, Va., residents and picked through leaves on the side of a sparsely populated highway, searching for any clues or evidence. Forensic tests …