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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 …

Police: Car sideswiped vehicle, causing rollover

Sunday, December 14, 2014

The New Hampshire State Police are looking for a driver who they say sideswiped a vehicle on Interstate 93 in Bow causing it to rollover. The three occupants of the vehicle were taken to the hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries after the crash early yesterday morning. A witness told …

Man arrested after Portland shooting, 2 sought

Sunday, December 14, 2014

A 22-year-old man arrested in connection with a shooting outside an alternative high school in Portland, Ore., had ties to a gang, as did two of the victims, the police said yesterday. Sgt. Pete Simpson said Lonzo Murphy …

Amid family feud, no Christmas trees at Rossview Farms

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Rossview Farms in Concord is usually bustling this time of year, with families arriving to tag and cut down one of the hundreds of trees on the other side of a toppling stone wall. But the 600-acre farm, …

3 victims conscious in shooting near Oregon school

Saturday, December 13, 2014

A shooter wounded two boys and a girl outside an alternative high school in Portland, Ore., yesterday in what is believed to be a gang-related attack, the police said. The victims apparently are students at Rosemary Anderson High …

Report: CIA medics aided, complained about tactics

Saturday, December 13, 2014

From the early stages of the CIA’s brutal interrogations of terror detainees, the agency’s health professionals were intimately involved. Front-line medics and psychologists monitored and advised on abusive tactics, even as they sometimes complained about the ethical dilemmas …

Liquor commission to crack down on drunken driving

Saturday, December 13, 2014

The New Hampshire Liquor Commission is ramping up efforts to prevent drunken driving during the holiday season by increasing undercover monitoring of establishments serving alcohol and partnering with the state police to increase patrols. A $25,000 grant from the National Liquor Law Enforcement Association will help pay for …

Woman in deadly bike crash to plead guilty

Saturday, December 13, 2014

The unlicensed New Hampshire driver charged with plowing into a group of bicyclists last year, killing two Massachusetts women, said in a court filing yesterday that she plans to plead guilty to some of the charges against her. The police said 20-year-old Darriean Hess of Seabrook was ticketed …

Stolen plow truck back at school for winter

Thursday, December 11, 2014

The Laconia school district is happy it has its plow truck back for winter, now that it’s no longer needed as a prime piece of evidence in a criminal case. The truck was stolen during a burglary at Laconia High School, and 34-year-old Dennis Lefebvre pleaded guilty Wednesday …

Hong Kong police arrest 209 protesters, demolish main camp

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Hong Kong authorities demolished a protest camp yesterday at the heart of the city’s 2½-month pro-democracy movement but scores of activists taken away by the police vowed their fight for genuine elections wasn’t over. Hundreds of police officers …

Mother released on bail, had fled with child in 2004

Thursday, December 11, 2014

A woman who turned herself in to authorities a decade after fleeing with her 8-year-old daughter during a custody dispute has been released on $50,000 cash bail. Genevieve Kelley of Whitefield disappeared with her daughter, Mary, into Central America in 2004 after her attempt to prove her ex-husband …