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Wolfeboro man accused of shooting, burying moose

Thursday, October 30, 2014

A Wolfeboro man has been arrested after officials said he illegally shot and buried a moose on his property. Barry Caswell of York Road was charged with taking a moose out of season, a Class B misdemeanor, and forced to pay $1,000 restitution to the state. Acting on an anonymous tip from the Operation Game Thief program, Fish and Game officers with the Wolfeboro police responded to Caswell’s house, where …

Cops: Child-rape suspect vowed to kill his accuser

Thursday, October 30, 2014

A man suspected of child-rape and committing crimes across the country after snipping off his court-ordered ankle bracelet had an “ultimate goal” of returning to Massachusetts to kill his 13-year-old accuser, the Massachusetts State Police said yesterday, hours after he was captured in New York. The police said Gregory Lewis, 26, of Southbridge …

Russian rocket engines suspected in launch blast

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Crews searched for scorched wreckage along the Virginia coast yesterday in hopes of figuring out why an unmanned commercial rocket exploded in a blow to NASA’s strategy of using private companies to fly supplies and, eventually, astronauts to the International Space Station. The 140-foot Antares rocket, operated by Orbital Sciences Corp., blew up …

Ottawa shooter made video showing jihadist view, police say

Monday, October 27, 2014

The man who stormed into Canada’s Parliament in Ottawa with a rifle last week was driven by Jihadist views and opposition to the country’s foreign policy, the police said, citing a video they found in their investigation. Michael Zehaf-Bibeau “prepared a video recording of himself just prior to …

3 fight for lives after Washington school shooting

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Three students fought for their lives in Seattle-area hospitals yesterday, days after being shot in the head during an attack at a high school on Washington’s Puget Sound. The close-knit community, meanwhile, on the nearby Tulalip Indian reservation …

Teacher tried to stop Washington state shooting

Saturday, October 25, 2014

A newly hired teacher confronted a gunman and was being hailed as a hero yesterday after a deadly shooting rampage in the cafeteria of a Washington state high school. First-year social studies teacher Megan Silberberger intervened in the …

Sharing or shaming? Arrest logs on Facebook tread a fine line

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Gone are the days when a minor arrest would be buried in a police blotter or reduced to the fine print in the back of the local newspaper. More police departments are communicating through social media, and as they do so, they can find themselves treading a fine …

No terror link seen in NYC police hatchet attack

Saturday, October 25, 2014

A man who brazenly attacked a group of police officers with a hatchet on a busy street described himself as a Muslim convert and ranted online against America, but he had no clear ties to international terrorism, the …

Trial ends in hung jury on discrimination claim against CATCH Neighborhood Housing

Friday, October 24, 2014

In eight hours of deliberation, a jury in federal court could not determine whether CATCH Neighborhood Housing discriminated against one of its disabled tenants. Cathy Wyrenbeck, a 55-year-old resident of Mennino Place in Concord, sued the nonprofit and its property management company last year. She has alleged CATCH …

Epsom man indicted on new rape charges, raising count of alleged victims to 4

Friday, October 24, 2014

A 67-year-old Epsom man accused this summer of raping two children hundreds of times in the early 1990s has been indicted in Merrimack County Superior Court on new charges alleging sexual assaults on a 10-year-old girl earlier this …

Ex-Mountie hero of shootout at Canada’s Parliament

Friday, October 24, 2014

The standing ovation began even before Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers entered the Parliament chamber in his black robe, carrying the golden ceremonial mace on his right shoulder. For more than two minutes, the lawmakers applauded and pounded their desks …

Suit claims school staff abused disabled students

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Relatives of two disabled students are suing a Greenfield special needs school, claiming staff pinched, hit and taunted the children and took photos of a naked boy sitting on a toilet. Lawyers for the parents of a 9-year-old New Hampshire boy and the grandmother of an 11-year-old Vermont …

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 …