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Bedford police investigating 3 ‘suspicious’ deaths

Sunday, March 29, 2015

New Hampshire authorities said they are investigating three suspicious deaths at a residence in Bedford. Assistant Attorney General Jay McCormack said the Bedford police received a 911 call Saturday regarding a deceased woman at the home on McAfee Farm Road. He said when officers arrived, they found two more people dead. McCormack didn’t release any other details and said the names of the three people wouldn’t be released, pending notification …

Woman attempting to use median emergency lane hits car in North Hampton

Sunday, March 29, 2015

The New Hampshire State Police said they issued a citation to a woman who crashed into another car while attempting to reverse direction using a crossover that is restricted to emergency vehicles only. The police said 51-year-old Ann Caron of Raymond was traveling northbound on Interstate 95 in North Hampton when she attempted to make a left turn into the crossover lane just …

Drownings along Rio Grande spike as enforcement surge causes immigrants to seek more dangerous routes into the U.S.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

A U.S. surveillance helicopter hovering over the Rio Grande spots a body floating near a muddy bank on the Mexican side of the river. Soon another body turns up, then another. A Mexican investigator arrives and holds up his hand confirming the grim tally: four men and a woman. The grisly discovery last …

French prosecutor: German copilot wanted to ‘destroy’ the plane

Thursday, March 26, 2015

As a frantic pilot pounded on the cockpit door and passengers screamed in panic, the Germanwings copilot “intentionally” sent Flight 9525 straight into the side of a mountain in the French Alps, a prosecutor said today. In a …

Barnstead teen gets 20 years for near-fatal stabbing in Bear Brook State Park

Thursday, March 26, 2015

The two victims of Samantha Heath’s extreme brutality sat on opposite ends of a crowded Concord courtroom yesterday, one in tears, the other cooing in newborn abandon. It had been more than a year since the tearful one, …

Pressure cooker parts, BBs, found in marathon bombers’ home

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Nails, BBs, pressure cooker parts and other potential bomb components were found inside Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s family apartment, an FBI agent testified yesterday. The items were found during a search four days after the 2013 terrorism attack, which killed three people and injured more than 260 …

Teens injured in head-on collision on South Stark Highway in Weare

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

A head-on collision that injured multiple people caused the police to close South Stark Highway in Weare for a few hours Tuesday night. The Weare police and fire and rescue departments responded to the accident on South Stark Highway near Duck Pond Road shortly after 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, …

Gas leak temporarily evacuates Keene medical supply office

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Firefighters said a gas leak led to a temporary evacuation at a medical supplies building in Keene yesterday. The fire department said there was a leak near Smith’s Medical about 7:50 a.m. yesterday. The leak didn’t stop after an emergency shutoff was activated. Fire crews eventually stopped the …

Military: Bergdahl may face life in prison if convicted

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who abandoned his post in Afghanistan and was held captive for five years by the Taliban, was charged yesterday by the U.S. military with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy and could get life …

Plane crash kills 150 people in French Alps; Europe in shock

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

A black box recovered from the scene and pulverized pieces of debris strewn across Alpine mountainsides held clues to what caused a German jetliner to take an unexplained eight-minute dive yesterday midway through a flight from Spain to …

‘You’re out of order!’: Belknap County commissioners’ chairmanship dispute heads to court

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

A dispute between Belknap County’s commissioners that went viral earlier this month may be headed to trial, after the ousted chairman of the board decided to ask a judge to answer: Who is the true chairman? When three …

Victim advocates: Virginia case may do harm

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

With the account of an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia debunked by the police, advocates for sexual assault survivors are worried a movement that gained tremendous momentum in the past year could suffer a setback. …

Authorities: No evidence of frat gang rape at UVA

Monday, March 23, 2015

A five-month police investigation into an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia, described in graphic detail in a Rolling Stone article, showed no evidence the attack took place and was stymied by the accuser’s unwillingness to cooperate, authorities said yesterday. The article entitled “A rape on …