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In this courtroom sketch, Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is depicted sitting in federal court in Boston Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, for a final hearing before his trial begins in January. Tsarnaev is charged with the April 2013 attack that killed three people and injured more than 260. He could face the death penalty if convicted.  (AP Photo/Jane Flavell Collins)

Tsarnaev appears in court for 1st time since 2013

Friday, December 19, 2014

Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev returned to court yesterday for the first time since he was arraigned in July 2013, and he received a shout of encouragement from the mother-in-law of a man who was shot and killed while being questioned by law enforcement after the bombings. Security was tight at the federal courthouse in Boston for Tsarnaev’s final …

License revocations: Dec. 19, 2014

Thursday, December 18, 2014

The director of motor vehicles, Richard Bailey Jr., released the following list of driving while intoxicated license revocations. ∎ Kevin P. Roark, 23, of Andover ∎ Robert M. Casey, 41 of Belmont ∎ Joshua R. Laplant, 24, of Belmont ∎ Michael S. Hurley, 30, of Boscawen ∎ Danielle E. Mooney, 22, of Bow ∎ Stephen J. Tobin, 18, of Bristol ∎ Ganga R. Darji, 34, of Concord ∎ Breanna J. Moreau …

Greenland worker spends 90 minutes stuck in mud up to waist

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Fire officials say a fuel delivery worker sank in soggy ground up to his waist and it took nearly 90 minutes to pull him back out. Greenland Deputy Fire Chief Myrick Bunker told the Portsmouth Herald that John Hanscom was filling a propane tank Wednesday afternoon when he dropped into the heavily saturated ground. He was able to call his boss who got …

Whitefield mom jailed in custody case, says daughter safe

Thursday, December 18, 2014

A woman who was accused of fleeing with her daughter to Central America in a custody dispute 10 years ago and recently returned home was sent to jail yesterday to await trial. Genevieve Kelley returned to New Hampshire …

Concord woman arrested after reportedly driving wrong way on Interstate 393

Thursday, December 18, 2014

A 49-year-old Concord woman who was seen traveling the wrong way Wednesday night on Interstate 393 has been arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated. Jennifer Gallagher was detained shortly after 8 p.m., after witnesses reported seeing her headed westbound in the eastbound lane. The state police said …

Nathaniel Kibby charges: Stun gun, zip ties used on abducted teen

Thursday, December 18, 2014

A man used death threats, a stun gun, zip ties and a shock collar to control a teenage girl he’s accused of kidnapping at gunpoint, imprisoning and sexually assaulting over nine months, according to indictments released yesterday. Nathaniel …

Sanbornton fire destroys garage, two vehicles

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

A garage and two vehicles were destroyed in a Saturday afternoon fire in Sanbornton that officials are blaming on a wood stove. The Sanbornton Fire Department found the garage fully involved when they arrived at 118 Burleigh Hill …

Ex-Marine wanted in 6 killings commits suicide

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

An Iraq War veteran suspected of killing his ex-wife and five of her relatives in a shooting and slashing frenzy was found dead of self-inflicted stab wounds yesterday in the woods of suburban Philadelphia, ending a day-and-a-half manhunt …

Mass. prison system not required to pay for sex-reassignment surgery

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

A federal appeals court ruled yesterday that the Massachusetts prison system does not have to provide an inmate with gender-reassignment surgery, reversing an earlier decision that deemed such inaction unconstitutional. Michelle Kosilek, who was born as Robert Kosilek, was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in …

Sydney cafe siege ends; 3 dead, including gunman

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The deadly siege began in the most incongruous of ways, on a sunny morning inside a cheerful cafe in the heart of Australia’s largest city. It ended 16 hours later in a barrage of gunfire that left two …

FBI’s Boston office warns of corruption in casino industry

Monday, December 15, 2014

The head of the FBI’s Boston office said yesterday he’s concerned the expansion of casino gambling might lead to an increase in public corruption and financial and organized crime. Special Agent Vincent Lisi, whose office covers Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire and Rhode Island, said the industry’s growth provides …

6 dead, suspect on loose in suburban Philadelphia

Monday, December 15, 2014

Tens of thousands of people have died in South Sudan during one year of warfare and the country’s leaders are putting their “personal ambitions” ahead of the young nation’s future, the U.N. secretary-general said yesterday. A year ago …

U.S. Marine charged with murder of transgender woman in Philippines

Monday, December 15, 2014

Prosecutors in the Philippines yesterday charged a 19-year-old U.S. Marine in the killing of a transgender woman, alleging that the American strangled and drowned the victim in a toilet after the two returned to a motel room together. Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton faces a murder charge in the …