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Police detain a protester following a march along Florissant Road in downtown Ferguson, Mo. Monday, Aug. 11, 2014. The group marched along the closed street, rallying in front of the town's police headquarters to protest the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown by Ferguson police officers. Brown, who was killed in a confrontation with police in the St. Louis suburb, was shot Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, and died following the confrontation with police. (AP Photo/Sid Hastings)

In wake of Ferguson clashes, a focus on arming local police

Saturday, September 20, 2014

In the weeks since heavily armed police officers took to the streets in Ferguson, Mo., following the shooting death of an unarmed black teen, a national dialogue has been ignited over the need to equip law enforcement with military-grade gear. Much of the conversation has centered on a decades-old program that provides local police forces with Pentagon war-surplus material, including … 0

Century Ride returns a year after tragedy

Saturday, September 20, 2014

About 1,400 bicyclists are expected to participate in the Seacoast Century Bicycle Tour this weekend, a year after two cyclists were killed in Hampton. Organizers told WMUR that they were encouraged to continue the event in honor of 60-year-old Pamela Wells and 52-year-old Elise Bouchard, who were killed when an unlicensed a driver drove into a group of cyclists. Organizers said this year … 0

Secret Service reviews White House security after fence-jumper enters mansion

Saturday, September 20, 2014

The Secret Service yesterday launched a White House security review into how a Texas man was able to get inside the north door of the mansion Friday night after jumping a fence and sprinting nearly 200 yards across the North Lawn, getting farther than any fence-jumper before. Authorities said Omar Gonzales hopped over the north fence line near Pennsylvania Avenue about 7:20 p.m. … 0

Suspended Pembroke-area podiatrist’s hearing postponed until October

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The hearing for a Pembroke-area podiatrist whose license was suspended because of unsanitary practices has been postponed until next month. Originally scheduled for yesterday, Edward Newcott’s hearing before the New Hampshire Board of Registration in Podiatry will now take place at 1 p.m. on Oct. 24. In an … 0

Concord police arrest 2 in overnight break-in

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The police have arrested two men and charged them with felonies relating to an overnight burglary at an Americana Drive home last week. Lt. Timothy O’Malley said he expects more charges to come for at least one of … 1

Woman pleads insanity, made kids drink bleach

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

A New Hampshire woman accused of trying to kill her children by forcing them to drink bleach has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. Wendy Miller-Wright of Seabrook was charged last year with two counts of attempted murder, accused of making her 6-year-old son and 7-year-old daughter … 0

Dunbarton police arrest Michigan man following sexual assault investigation

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

A 21-year-old Michigan man was arrested Monday after the police said he sexually assaulted a child younger than 16 at a home in Dunbarton. Jesse Dagle of Eastpointe, Mich., was taken into custody by the Dunbarton and Manchester police at a Manchester hotel after the Dunbarton police obtained … 0

Details of domestic violence claim against Weare police chief emerge

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

A judge has granted a new restraining order against Weare police Chief John Velleca, days after his assistant says he assaulted her at her Hillsboro home. In a petition filed Monday and released yesterday in Hillsboro’s district court, … 4

Hopkinton firefighter: Emergency response won’t change despite temporary move

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Some Hopkinton Fire Department functions are now based out of the Hopkinton Village station, while the Contoocook Village station undergoes construction. The full-time crew, primary ambulance and chief’s office can be found at 100 Main St. in Hopkinton. Anyone looking to file for a burn permit or with … 0

U.S. Attorney: Drug cartel member pleads guilty in Cocnord

Monday, September 15, 2014

The U.S. Attorney’s office in New Hampshire said a member of the Sinaloa drug cartel has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute cocaine. Jesus Gonzalo Palazuelos Soto of Mexico was in federal court in Concord yesterday. Prosecutors said he was arrested in Spain in 2012, where he was … 0

700 feared dead in 2 Mediterranean boat wrecks

Monday, September 15, 2014

This year is on track to become the deadliest ever for migrants crossing the Mediterranean Sea after two heavily loaded boats were wrecked in the past week, possibly killing 700 people fleeing Africa for Europe – the same … 0

Feds chase treasure hunter turned fugitive

Saturday, September 13, 2014

One of the last times anyone ever saw Tommy Thompson, he was walking on the pool deck of a Florida mansion wearing nothing but eye1glasses, leather shoes, socks and underwear, his brown hair growing wild. It was a … 0

Rescuers end ocean search for Navy fighter pilot

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Rescuers yesterday called off their search of the Pacific Ocean for a Navy fighter pilot whose jet was one of two that crashed west of Wake Island. The Navy said yesterday that it presumes the pilot is dead … 0