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State investigating after Henniker officer shoots suspect in the arm

Friday, November 28, 2014

The state attorney general’s office is investigating a nonfatal officer-involved shooting Wednesday afternoon in Henniker. Senior Assistant Attorney General Jeff Strelzin said in a statement that an unnamed Henniker police officer shot a 19-year-old man in the arm shortly after the man reportedly stole a truck in Franklin. Authorities were alerted to the theft about 4:20 p.m., and were told the suspect, Aaron Cadman, had struck the owner with it …

Ferguson seeks rapid repairs to avoid fate of riot-torn cities

Friday, November 28, 2014

Commercial districts in Detroit, Newark, N.J., and Washington, D.C., were ravaged by civil unrest in the 1960s, leading to decades of economic stagnation. In Ferguson, Mo., business owners are seeking to avert a similar fate. Even as law enforcement struggles to restore order, merchants still assessing damage from arson and looting said they’re …

Cleveland: Officer who shot boy identified

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

A 12-year-old boy carrying a pellet gun that looked like a real firearm was ordered three times to show his hands before he was fatally shot by an officer, Cleveland police said Wednesday as they released surveillance video of the shooting and identified the officers involved. The boy was shot within two seconds …

Boston: Police: Naked suspect assaults man, 84, at airport

Sunday, November 23, 2014

A naked man fell through the ceiling of a women’s bathroom at Logan Airport yesterday, then ran out of the restroom and viciously assaulted an elderly man while he was still in the buff and bleeding, before being arrested, state police said. Cameron Shenk, 26, of Boston, was …

Civic group: No Ferguson grand jury decision yet

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Crews erected barricades yesterday around the building where a grand jury has been considering whether to indict the Ferguson, Mo., police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, even as a grand jury decision seemed unlikely this weekend. …

New report sees ‘missed opportunities’ to treat Newtown shooter Lanza

Sunday, November 23, 2014

A new state report examining “missed opportunities” to intervene before the Newtown, Conn., school shooting suggests that “weaknesses and lapses in the educational and healthcare systems’ response and untreated mental illness” played a role in the continued mental deterioration of the gunman, Adam Lanza. The report, by Connecticut’s …

Shifting attitudes at play in Cosby allegations

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Tamra Wade struggled mightily over whether to go to the police more than a decade ago, when, she says, a trusted professor forced himself on her in an empty classroom. Ultimately she couldn’t bring herself to do it. But if it happened now, she says, she’d be a …

City: Quarter-toting ‘Robin Hooders’ must back off

Saturday, November 22, 2014

The self-styled “Robin Hooders” race to the rescue of the parking peasantry, pumping quarters into their expired meters and leaving behind cards informing them they have been saved from “the king’s tariff.” Nobody, not even the king – …

Manchester police dealing with thefts from cars

Saturday, November 22, 2014

The police in Manchester said they are working to solve 60 thefts from vehicles in the past three weeks. Authorities said many of the thefts – 27 of the 60 – involve smash-and-grab style burglaries in which the thief or thieves broke a window to gain access to …

Concord police investigating possible animal cruelty

Saturday, November 22, 2014

The Concord police are investigating a possible animal cruelty incident involving an adult Husky-Malamute mix that was discovered chained to a fence with a sign that read “free.” The dog was found Thursday at the dog park on Old Turnpike Road, Lt. John Thomas said in a statement. …

Journal indicates FSU shooter suspected government

Thursday, November 20, 2014

A Florida State University alumnus and attorney who shot three people at the school’s library early yesterday believed the government was targeting him for persecution, detailing his thoughts in a journal and in videos detectives obtained, authorities said. …

Police: Man crawled into sunken car, saved baby

Thursday, November 20, 2014

A Maine logger helped save an infant from drowning when he crawled into a car that was upside-down in water and used a knife to cut the straps off her car seat and pull her out, the police …

Multiple burglaries reported in Weare earlier this week

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

A series of burglaries occurred in Weare about 3 a.m. Monday. Deputy police Chief Sean Kelly said that the burglaries were reported both Monday and Tuesday, but all took place early Monday morning. All of the burglaries were within a few miles of each other. On Holly Hill …