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Protestors march for Freddie Gray through downtown Baltimore, Thursday, April 23, 2015. Gray died from spinal trauma a week after being arrested by a group of officers, hoisted into police van and driven to a Baltimore station.  (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Rough ride? Lawyer says fatally injured arrestee lacked belt

Friday, April 24, 2015

No video captured what happened to Freddie Gray inside the police van where officers heaved him into a metal compartment after pinning him to a sidewalk. The cause of his fatal spine injury has not been revealed. But a troubling detail emerged as hundreds of protesters converged on city hall again yesterday: He was not only handcuffed and put in …

Prosecution rests in penalty phase of Boston bomber’s trial

Thursday, April 23, 2015

A video played yesterday at the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev showed a mother crouched over her 8-year-old son as he lay dying on the sidewalk, a scene prosecutors hoped would linger in jurors’ minds while they determine whether Tsarnaev lives or dies. Prosecutors rested their case after playing the video …

Bow resident who fled on foot Tuesday is wanted by the police

Thursday, April 23, 2015

The Bow police are looking for Keenan Hibbard, 29, who fled from the police Tuesday night and is wanted on outstanding arrest warrants. The police arrived at 59 Knox Road in Bow on Tuesday night, the home of Kathleen Hibbard, to assist the Merrimack County Sheriff’s Department with a civil matter. Two residents …

Weare Police Department seeks accreditation as reputation rebounds

Thursday, April 16, 2015

The past few years have seen the Weare Police Department often in the headlines, rarely for good news. Two years ago, it was a fatal, officer-involved shooting in a botched drug sting. Just six months ago, it was the sudden departure of new police chief John Velleca after …

Police: Suspect hitchhiked to Fla.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The man accused of killing a community college worker said the motorcycle he used to get away broke down along Interstate 95 and he walked 30 miles before a woman headed to Florida gave him a ride, according …

ARIZONA: Video shows officer ram suspect

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Dramatic dash-cam video shows a police officer in a Tucson suburb using his cruiser to ram an armed suspect, sending him flying in the air before the car smashes into a wall. The man survived the Feb. 19 …

No verdict on Day 6 of deliberations in Aaron Hernandez case

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

After six days of deliberating, jurors went home yesterday without reaching a verdict in the murder trial of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, who is accused of killing the man dating his fiancee’s sister. Hernandez …

N.H. police reporting spike in motor vehicle fraud; points to drug crisis

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

A spike in the number of cases involving people trying to obtain fraudulent identification could have ties to the region’s ongoing opioid crisis, according to the state police. Already this year, the state has opened 14 cases – about double the roughly half-dozen it saw in all of …

State settles liquor contract suits for $2.5 million

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The state has agreed to pay Law Warehouses Inc. $2.5 million to terminate all pending litigation from the Nashua-based company, which accused the state Liquor Commission of violating its bidding procedures by favoring an out-of-state competitor for a $200 million, 20-year liquor warehousing contract. The agreement, reached last …

Millionaire Robert Durst pleads not guilty to federal charge

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Jailed millionaire Robert Durst pleaded not guilty yesterday to the newest charge against him – a federal charge of possessing a gun after a felony conviction. U.S. District Judge Lance Africk set a trial date for June 22. Durst is an estranged member of the wealthy family that …

A year after kidnap of schoolgirls in Nigeria, hope dwindles

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

They have been gone a year now, the hundreds of girls abducted by Islamic militants from their school in northeastern Nigeria. And while the cry to “Bring Back Our Girls” remains a worldwide cause, the new president yesterday …

Police: N.C. college shooting possible hate crime; victim was gay

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

A former community college student dismissed from a work-study program for too many absences is accused of fatally shooting his former supervisor, who was gay, and the police are investigating the campus slaying as a possible hate crime. …

Police: 2 arrested; $200,000 of suspected stolen tools found

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

New Hampshire State Police said they have arrested two Claremont men and recovered $200,000 worth of suspected stolen tools and equipment from a string of burglaries of construction trailers. The police arrested Russell Anderson and Michael Cote last week. Authorities said yesterday they had searched Anderson’s residence and …