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David Ledig, a national monument manager from the Bureau of Land Management, takes pictures of rocks covered in oil at Refugio State Beach, north of Goleta, Calif., Thursday, May 21, 2015. More than 7,700 gallons of oil has been raked, skimmed and vacuumed from a spill that stretched across 9 miles of California coast, just a fraction of the sticky, stinking goo that escaped from a broken pipeline, officials said. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Regulators order pipeline testing, other steps after spill

Saturday, May 23, 2015

The company responsible for a pipeline that spilled thousands of gallons of oil along the California coast was ordered to take a series of steps before it can restart the line, federal regulators said yesterday. The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration required Plains All American Pipeline to remove the damaged section of pipe, test it and empty the remainder …

CRIMELINE: Concord police searching for suspect in Penacook Pharmacy robbery

Saturday, May 23, 2015

The Concord police are searching for a man who reportedly broke into the Penacook Pharmacy early on Monday and made off with drugs. The suspect is described as white and stalky, about 5 feet 10 inches tall. The police said a witness saw the man smash a window near the front entrance, crawl inside and leave about one minute later. He was later …

Mexico: Gun battle leaves more than 40 dead

Saturday, May 23, 2015

A shootout between members of a powerful drug cartel and Mexican security forces in the western state of Michoacan left at least 40 people dead yesterday, according to Mexican officials. The violence unfolded in the morning near the town of Tanhuato, along Michoacan’s border with the state of Jalisco, a troubled region where two drug cartels have waged a long-running battle and where …

School bus, car collide in Durham; car driver injured

Saturday, May 23, 2015

The Police say the driver of a car that collided with a school bus in Durham has suffered serious, but non-life-threatening injuries. One of the 11 elementary school children aboard the bus was treated for a minor cut to the head. The accident happened yesterday morning on Route …

Ray Duckler: Fallen officers honored, led by a little girl with an old hat

Friday, May 22, 2015

One person, more than any other, stood out yesterday, her eyes hidden beneath a piece of history. One person, sitting in the front row, looked like the relative of a fallen officer, in a sea of relatives of …

Prison guards accused of witness tampering, reckless conduct in Concord knife incident

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Two state corrections officers have been indicted on felony charges accusing them of slicing a Concord halfway house inmate’s shirt and threatening to withhold medical care from him unless he reported that he had “cut himself.” The indictments, released yesterday, identify the officers as Robert Gauthier, 47, of …

Days after Waco, South Carolina braces for bikers

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Hundreds of thousands of bikers are expected to descend on South Carolina’s Myrtle Beach area this Memorial Day weekend – and when they do, they’ll be met with beefed-up security. Locals say there are rarely problems during the …

Malaysia orders sea search-and-rescue for migrants

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Four Malaysian navy ships began searching the seas for stranded boat people yesterday in the first official rescue operation since desperate migrants started washing onto Southeast Asia’s shores, and the United States military gave the first indication it …

Prosecutor: 6 officers indicted in death of Freddie Gray

Thursday, May 21, 2015

All six officers charged in the police-custody death of Freddie Gray were indicted by a grand jury, a prosecutor said yesterday. The indictments were very similar to the charges Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced about three weeks …

License Revocations

Thursday, May 21, 2015

The director of motor vehicles released the following list of driving while intoxicated license revocations. ∎ Jeffrey F. Sapier, 36, of Allenstown ∎ Chad W. Larochelle, 25, of Alton ∎ Thomas W. Beckwith, 54, of Concord ∎ Matthew T. Caldwell, 35, of Concord ∎ Christine E. Graves, 27, of Concord ∎ Todd Paris, 45, …

Waco restaurant video shows bikers, others seeking cover

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

As gunfire broke out in the parking lot of a Texas restaurant, dozens of motorcycle riders ran inside seeking cover and tried to guide others to safety, security video reviewed exclusively by The Associated Press showed yesterday. The …

Capitol cops get bathroom training after guns left in toilet

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Capitol Police officers are getting training after officers accidentally left their guns in the Capitol’s public bathrooms three times this year. One gun was found by a child. “We are now providing additional training on what to do …

Smart meter debate back before Maine supreme court

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The debate over the safety of so-called smart meters installed by Central Maine Power is going back before the state Supreme Court, setting up a legal clash over regulators’ conclusion that they pose no risk. Opponents are challenging a December conclusion by the Maine Public Utilities Commission that …