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Police in New Hampshire, Massachusetts make $2M drug seizure

Monday, June 29, 2015

The shooting of a woman during an apparent home invasion last week started a cascade of events that led to the arrest of three people in New Hampshire and Massachusetts and the seizure of heroin and the painkiller Fentanyl worth more than $2 million, police said Monday. Manchester Police Chief Nick Willard said officers were called to a reported shooting at a Manchester apartment on June 22 and found 24-year-old …

Police ID Mass. plane crash victims as Tennessee doctor, family

Monday, June 29, 2015

The three people killed when their small plane crashed into a Massachusetts home over the weekend have been identified tentatively as a Tennessee doctor, his wife and college-age daughter, authorities said Monday. Plainville, Mass., police Chief Jim Alfred said the victims are believed to be Joseph Richard Kalister, an emergency room physician; his …

‘Mind blowing’ flames destroy homes in Washington state

Monday, June 29, 2015

From just across the Wenatchee River, Dominick Bonny watched a whole neighborhood in his central Washington town burn as a wildfire destroyed two dozen homes and forced hundreds to flee. “With the wind blowing away from us, it was like we were watching a natural disaster within arm’s reach,” he said. The wildfires …

New era in police recruitment: Courting hearts and minds

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

They poach officers from nearby police departments. They entice recruits by playing up the drama and heroism of policing through video close-ups of flashing lights and holstered guns. They wrestle with how to offer better pay. But most …

Search for elusive NY inmates goes through thick woods

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Searchers hunting for two escaped killers Wednesday were contending with steep slopes, thick woods, sticky bogs, biting bugs and the possibility that the pair on the lam from prison for 19 days is armed. Police said they remain …

As South Carolina honors victims, Alabama lowers its flags

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The Confederate flag flew high Wednesday outside the South Carolina Statehouse, but a large drape kept mourners from seeing it as they filed past the open casket of a veteran black lawmaker and pastor. The slayings of state …

‘Fugitive of the Week’ arrested in Epsom

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The U.S. Marshals’ “Fugitive of the Week” from mid-March was arrested at a home in Epsom on Wednesday. While investigators were searching for Kevin Breed, 20, they visited a home on Dail Drive and found Breed inside. He …

Fire damages apartments in Fisherville Road complex

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

A kitchen fire at the Meadowbrook Apartments on Fisherville Road heavily damaged one unit and forced the evacuation of 17 others Tuesday, according to a press release. The Concord Fire Department responded to the blaze about 4 p.m. Tuesday, when they saw smoke coming from the second floor …

Firefighters knock down blaze inside Bradford recycling center

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

A two-alarm fire that broke out Tuesday morning at a Bradford recycling plant was quickly knocked down by firefighters, said fire Chief Mark Goldberg. About 9:30 a.m., firefighters were called to the Naughton and Son Recycling Plant after a piece of machinery sparked and came in contact with …

Franklin sees spike in emergency calls, drug overdoses

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

In May, the Franklin Fire Department responded to 206 calls, and 112 of them were for medical assistance. A year earlier, the fire department responded to a total of 114 calls the entire month of May. Officials at both the police and fire departments say they are seeing …

Former Weare lieutenant who resigned amid internal investigation sues town for violating civil rights

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

A former lieutenant at the Weare Police Department who was accused of threatening members of his staff, transporting alcohol in a town vehicle and having an inappropriate sexual relationship with a town employee is suing the town, accusing officials of violating his civil rights. In a lawsuit filed …

16 dead, 5 injured in nursing home fire in northern Mexico

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

A fire swept through a retirement home for poor people early Tuesday, killing 16 elderly residents at the facility outside the northern border city of Mexicali, the mayor’s office said. Five other residents were reported in serious condition …

Bloodshed in El Salvador reaching levels of 1980s civil war

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Word on the street is that only the girlfriends of gang members are allowed to be redheads or blondes. So in the violent place of El Salvador, women are scurrying to salons to give up their blond hair …