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The toll of drug addiction: ‘Behind every overdose death there’s a story’

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Many people think the epicenter of New Hampshire’s drug crisis is young adults using heroin. But the list of drug deaths in 2014 tells a different story about the people paying the ultimate price for their addiction. Overdose deaths last year were almost evenly distributed among all age groups. As many people in their 50s died of a drug overdose as in their 20s. And half of those who died …

357 projected to overdose in ’15

Sunday, November 29, 2015

State officials are projecting that 357 people will die from a drug overdose this year, a figure that far surpasses the record number of overdose deaths in 2014. As of mid-October, 295 people in New Hampshire had died from a drug overdose since the start of 2015, according to data from the Office …

Alleged Colorado gunman was adrift, alienated

Saturday, November 28, 2015

To neighbors, it looked like a “moonshine shack,” a little yellow wooden hut, with overgrown weeds and no indoor plumbing, banged together by its owner, Robert Lewis Dear Jr. And whenever Dear came to stay in his shack in the woods, the neighbors in Anderson Acres, a community of about seven houses along …

Searchers pull bodies from rubble after Myanmar landslide

Monday, November 23, 2015

Soldiers, police and volunteers pulled body after body from the rubble Monday, as the death toll from a landslide near several jade mines in northern Myanmar reached at least 113, a local official said. More than 100 others …

Police hunt suspects in mass shooting in New Orleans park

Monday, November 23, 2015

Police on Monday sought to determine what touched off a wild shootout in a crowd of hundreds of people at a New Orleans playground, where an evening of fun at a block party swiftly turned into a nightmare. …

Police: Two Hillsboro residents killed in head-on crash in Antrim

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Two Hillsboro residents are dead following a car crash in Antrim on Saturday night. New Hampshire State Police said Liam Flaherty, 18, of Farmington, N.Y., was traveling west on Route 9 when he lost control of his vehicle …

Chilling video shows Good Samaritan coming to aid of woman, then shot by her attacker

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Peter Gold, a fourth-year medical student at Tulane, was driving down a New Orleans street early Friday when he spotted a woman in distress. It was 4 a.m. and the woman was being dragged into a car against her will by a man in a hooded sweatshirt, according …

Belgium police arrest 16, Paris fugitive still at large

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Belgian prosecutors announced late Sunday that police had detained 16 people in 22 raids but that Paris fugitive Salah Abdeslam was not among them. Despite the raids, authorities maintained their highest terror alert in the capital for a …

U.S.: Homicides of transgender women reach alarming high

Saturday, November 21, 2015

For a few transgender Americans, this has been a year of glamour and fame. For many others, 2015 has been fraught with danger, violence and mourning. While Caitlyn Jenner made the cover of Vanity Fair and Laverne Cox …

Man swings samurai sword at Apple store, terrifies customers

Saturday, November 21, 2015

A man swinging a samurai sword at an Apple store terrified shoppers on Friday. The man walked into the Manhattan store and began waving the sword, authorities said. A video posted online showed him swinging the sword as he walked down a staircase. Lawyer Nancy Birnbaum, who lives …

Man who landed gyrocopter at Capitol pleads guilty to felony

Saturday, November 21, 2015

The Florida postal worker who landed a gyrocopter at the U.S. Capitol to protest campaign finance laws vowed to continue speaking out against the influence of money in politics after pleading guilty Friday to a felony charge of flying without a license. Douglas Hughes, 62, of Ruskin, Fla., …

Sex offender’s status remains despite court ruling, state argues

Saturday, November 21, 2015

State attorneys are disputing a registered sex offender’s assertion that a court earlier this year effectively ended his status as a lifelong registrant. In a motion filed Thursday in Merrimack County Superior Court, the lawyers argued that the ruling only allows the offender, referred to as “John Doe,” …

Man freed after 3 decades in prison calls moment ‘surreal’

Friday, November 20, 2015

A Montana man who spent three decades behind bars for a murder he says he did not commit walked out of prison Friday after the governor granted his clemency request. Barry Beach, 53, told reporters gathered outside the …