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Police in New Hampshire, Massachusetts make $2M drug seizure

Monday, June 29, 2015

The shooting of a woman during an apparent home invasion last week started a cascade of events that led to the arrest of three people in New Hampshire and Massachusetts and the seizure of heroin and the painkiller Fentanyl worth more than $2 million, police said Monday. Manchester Police Chief Nick Willard said officers were called to a reported shooting at a Manchester apartment on June 22 and found 24-year-old …

Police ID Mass. plane crash victims as Tennessee doctor, family

Monday, June 29, 2015

The three people killed when their small plane crashed into a Massachusetts home over the weekend have been identified tentatively as a Tennessee doctor, his wife and college-age daughter, authorities said Monday. Plainville, Mass., police Chief Jim Alfred said the victims are believed to be Joseph Richard Kalister, an emergency room physician; his …

‘Mind blowing’ flames destroy homes in Washington state

Monday, June 29, 2015

From just across the Wenatchee River, Dominick Bonny watched a whole neighborhood in his central Washington town burn as a wildfire destroyed two dozen homes and forced hundreds to flee. “With the wind blowing away from us, it was like we were watching a natural disaster within arm’s reach,” he said. The wildfires …

Man sentenced for possessing child pornography

Saturday, June 27, 2015

A Newmarket man has been sentenced to 2 ½ years in prison after being convicted of possession of child pornography. Federal prosecutors say 36-year-old Brian Sorrentino was sentenced this week in U.S. District Court in Concord. Authorities say the investigation into Sorrentino began in 2008, when investigators traced …

Police around country gather to honor slain Cincinnati cop

Friday, June 26, 2015

Police officers from around the country turned out Friday for a slain Cincinnati officer’s funeral, where city officials, family and colleagues spoke of his devotion to duty and love for his family and his city. Hundreds of people …

Doctor who found Holmes insane didn’t watch much of video

Friday, June 26, 2015

A defense psychiatrist who found James Holmes was insane when he killed 12 people in an attack on a suburban Denver movie theater testified Friday that he made his decision without reviewing all of his medical records and …

NH Supreme Court rules in favor of 3 police officers’ appeal

Friday, June 26, 2015

The New Hampshire Supreme Court has ruled in favor of three Manchester police officers who want their names removed from the county attorney’s confidential list of officers who might have credibility issues. Officers Jonathan Duchesne, Matthew Jajuga and Michael Buckley landed on the list after an off-duty fight …

Police: Robbery suspect armed with knife tracked, captured

Friday, June 26, 2015

Police said that were able to make quick work of tracking and capturing a man suspected of robbing a local bank at knifepoint. Authorities said they were called to St. Mary’s Bank in Hudson on Saturday just before noon, on a report of a man threatening employees with …

NEWMARKET: Fatal hit-and-run under police investigation

Friday, June 26, 2015

Police say a pedestrian was struck and killed in Newmarket on Thursday about 2:51 p.m. The pedestrian was identified as Charles Dearborn, 79, of Newmarket, according to a press release from the state police. The vehicle was described as a dark Volvo and did not stop. The crash …

Massachusetts court offers guidelines on spanking

Friday, June 26, 2015

Massachusetts’s highest court for the first time established legal guidelines Thursday for the use of physical punishment by parents, saying it’s permissible to discipline a child by spanking so long as “reasonable” force is used and the child is not harmed. The Supreme Judicial Court issued the framework …

Former Northfield business owner pleads guilty to federal tax evasion

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

A 65-year-old Hill man has pleaded guilty to federal tax evasion. Ronald Martin admitted Tuesday in Concord to concealing $1.2 million in gross revenue between 2008 and 2010, when he owned Martin Construction in Northfield. Prosecutors said Martin filed no corporate or individual tax returns for the company …

Henniker woman awarded $85,000 in dispute with town over access road

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

A Henniker woman has won a legal battle against the town over whether it had the right to cut an illegal road through her land. Lorin Mulligan was awarded $85,000 Tuesday by a jury in Merrimack County Superior …

Belmont man charged in 2013 armed robbery at Dunkin’ Donuts

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

A Belmont man was arrested this week in connection with a 2013 robbery of the Dunkin’ Donuts on Daniel Webster Highway in Belmont. Travis Dickinson, 36, was arrested Monday, according to a press release from the Belmont Police …