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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. Next to it was a box of dog food. The dog is a white and gray male with a cloth collar. The …

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. Officers fatally shot Myron May, 31, during an exchange outside the library about 12:30 a.m. …

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 said. The baby wasn’t breathing and another bystander performed CPR, reviving the girl, the police …

West Virginia University freshman dies after fraternity incident

Friday, November 14, 2014

A West Virginia University freshman died yesterday following a “catastrophic medical emergency” at a fraternity house. Nolan Burch, 18, of Buffalo, N.Y., was found without a pulse and unresponsive on the floor of the Kappa Sigma house Wednesday, according to a Morgantown police statement. A person was performing …

N.H. Supreme Court won’t reinstate officers’ case

Thursday, November 13, 2014

The New Hampshire Supreme Court yesterday declined to reinstate a lawsuit filed by four officers who were injured in a 2012 shootout with a suspected drug dealer who fatally shot Greenland police Chief Michael Maloney. The officers sued Cullen Mutrie’s mother, saying she was liable for their injuries …

Police arrest 23 in drug roundup in Manchester

Thursday, November 13, 2014

The police in Manchester said they have arrested 23 people in a drug sweep. The investigation involved local and federal agencies. The police said the cases involved the purchase of cocaine, heroin, crack cocaine and various other prescription drugs from 31 people, and more arrests are expected. Manchester …

N.H. Fish and Game officials locate hunter after overnight search

Thursday, November 13, 2014

New Hampshire Fish and Game officials said they have found a 57-year-old hunter after an overnight search in Deerfield. Officials said Donna Poplar headed to a tree stand in the woods behind her house about 4 p.m. Wednesday to hunt deer. Her husband alerted authorities when she didn’t …

Prosecutor cites potential attorney conflict in St. Paul’s rape case

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Prosecutors in the St. Paul’s School rape case said yesterday that an out-of-state attorney who has been advising the defendant and who plans to file as his new counsel has a potential conflict of interest. At a hearing in Merrimack County Superior Court, county prosecutor Catherine Ruffle said …

Navy inquiry cites complacency in sub fire

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Complacency about fire safety during shipyard repairs and dependency on firefighters who didn’t specialize in fires aboard ships contributed to the severity of a fire that crippled a $900 million nuclear submarine, Navy investigators concluded. The investigators also …

Ex-Patriot Hernandez’s fiancee wants text messages

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez’s fiancee said she wants prosecutors to turn over any text messages they allege he sent about the destruction of evidence in the murder case against him in Massachusetts. In new filings in Fall River Superior Court, Shayanna Jenkins’s attorney asks …

AG's report: Logger’s death in Canterbury likely an accident

Thursday, November 13, 2014

State investigators have determined that the logger found fatally injured next to his skidder last winter in Canterbury likely died of an accidental gun discharge – not a homicide, as his family has said it was initially told. …

Court papers: Teen waited to reveal captor’s name

Thursday, November 13, 2014

A Conway teen who was kidnapped in October 2013 waited until a week after she was home to reveal her alleged captor’s identity, according to court papers released yesterday. The documents also said Abigail “Abby” Hernandez told investigators …

Attorney in St. Paul’s School sexual assault case asks to withdraw

Thursday, November 13, 2014

The defense attorney in the St. Paul’s School sexual assault case has asked to withdraw as counsel, citing a breakdown in communication with his client, 19-year-old Owen Labrie. Labrie was scheduled for a plea and sentencing hearing today, but that will almost certainly be canceled, said Jim Moir, …