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New Hampshire police believe murder suspect is in Georgia

Thursday, October 2, 2014

A New Hampshire man suspected of killing his parents and setting their house on fire is believed to be in the Atlanta area, a police detective said yesterday. The detective would not elaborate on why he believed Matthew Dion, 38, could be in the metropolitan area of the Georgia city. Manchester Detective Sgt. Joe Mucci said yesterday that Dion may be driving a silver 2013 Hyundai Elantra he stole in …

Police find nothing at Bedford schools after bomb threat

Thursday, October 2, 2014

The police in Bedford said nothing was found after they searched a high school and middle school complex that canceled classes because of a bomb threat. Bedford police Chief John Byfonski said a school administrator received the threat about 6 a.m. Tuesday. He declined to say how the threat was communicated. WMUR reported that the police said shortly after noon that nothing was …

Judge hearing Hernandez bid to suppress evidence

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

A Massachusetts prosecutor in the murder case against former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez testified yesterday against his lawyers’ efforts to suppress cell phone evidence, saying they had agreed to turn the phone over to investigators. Bristol County Assistant District Attorney Patrick Bomberg said Hernandez’s lawyers told him in an initial meeting at …

Police: Woman beheaded at Oklahoma workplace

Saturday, September 27, 2014

A man fired from an Oklahoma food processing plant beheaded a woman with a knife and was attacking another worker when he was shot and wounded by a company official, the police said yesterday. Moore police Sgt. Jeremy … 5

Police: Ex-student triggers lockdown with pellet gun at Manchester school

Thursday, September 25, 2014

A 21-year-old former student was arrested yesterday after he showed up in a Manchester high school classroom with what turned out to be a pellet gun in his waistband, causing a 90-minute lockdown, the police said. Damian Johnson …

Ferguson chief apologizes in video to Brown family

Thursday, September 25, 2014

The Missouri police chief whose officer fatally shot an unarmed 18-year-old last month released a video yesterday apologizing to the family and the community, acknowledging that Michael Brown’s body remained in the street for too long after he …

Antrim sex offender guilty of violating registry requirements by caring for Hopkinton boy

Thursday, September 25, 2014

A 69-year-old sex offender was convicted yesterday of violating his registry requirements by caring for a 14-year-old boy in Concord early this year. Max Wilson of Antrim was found guilty of four felony counts of prohibition from child-care services. Under the law, he is barred from engaging in …

Judge delays Marathon bombing trial, won’t move it

Thursday, September 25, 2014

A judge granted a two-month trial delay yesterday for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, but denied a defense request to move his trial from Boston. Judge George O’Toole ruled that the trial will begin Jan. 5 instead …

Man wanted on homicide, arson, child porn charges

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Authorities said a man who is suspected of killing his parents and setting their house on fire in Manchester is believed to be in the Tampa Bay, Fla., area. The St. Petersburg police and the U.S. Marshals Service yesterday said Matthew Thomas Dion has been in the St. …

Federal prison population drops for first time in 3 decades, Justice Dept. says

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The federal prison population has dropped by nearly 5,000 inmates this year, the first decline in decades, according to the Justice Department. In a speech yesterday at New York University’s Brennan Center for Justice, Attorney General Eric Holder highlighted this decline as a breakthrough for criminal justice reform …

Sex offender in molestation case on trial over alleged registry violations

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Testimony began yesterday in the trial of Max Wilson, a registered sex offender who is accused of caring for and molesting a 14-year-old boy in Concord earlier this year. Wilson, 69, has been charged with 12 misdemeanor counts of sexual assault, but those are not at issue presently. …

CRIMELINE: Concord police looking for two in credit card scam

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The Concord police have asked for help in identifying two men who they suspect perpetrated credit card fraud earlier this month at Targets in Hooksett and Concord. The thefts occurred Sept. 10. The suspects allegedly purchased $5,000 worth of merchandise from the Hooksett store and tried to purchase …

Concord hypnotist acquitted on sexual assault charges

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

A Concord hypnotist has been acquitted on charges that he sexually assaulted a female relative during a therapy session at his home last year. Thomas Goodness, 60, was found not guilty last week of six misdemeanor counts of sexual assault. The verdict was reached Sept. 16 by Judge …