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Ray Duckler: This rape trial makes you wonder: where did we go wrong?

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Maybe we can learn something from the heart-wrenching trial that’s unfolded in superior court here since last week. Maybe we can talk to our children about stuff we don’t want to talk about, namely sexual assault, instead of leaving it up to the schools. Maybe we can mention it when the children are really young, and then mention it again and again and again as they grow older, until their …

Maine state police create unit to examine drug trends

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Maine’s top law enforcement and emergency medical officials announced Wednesday that a special state police unit and three working groups will be created to address the state’s drug epidemic. Participants of a summit convened by Republican Gov. Paul LePage made the announcement at a news conference after the closed-door meeting at the Maine Department of Public Safety. The governor convened the summit amid …

Suspect in killing of Virginia TV crew had history of work troubles

Thursday, August 27, 2015

The man gripped a gun as he stood behind the news crew, watching them do a live broadcast. The journalists didn’t seem to notice that he had pointed the weapon right at them. On Wednesday morning, as southwestern Virginia television viewers watched on live TV, a WDBJ-TV reporter and her cameraman were shot …

No injuries as car flips, lands on roof in Hopkinton

Saturday, August 22, 2015

A 17-year-old male lost control of his 2004 Ford Explorer and flipped the vehicle while heading west on Broad Cove Road in Hopkinton on Saturday night. Neither the driver nor his passenger in the vehicle were injured. State …

Washington tragedy highlights firefighters’ youth, passion

Saturday, August 22, 2015

One was a college student for whom fighting fires was a summer job. Another had graduated and wanted to make firefighting his career. The third was already a professional firefighter who had gone back to school to earn …

France: 2 Americans subdue gunman on high-speed train

Saturday, August 22, 2015

A gunman opened fire on a high-speed train traveling from Amsterdam to Paris on Friday, wounding two people before two American passengers subdued him, officials said. French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve, speaking in Arras in northern France where …

Concord: St. Paul’s tackles ‘hookup’ culture

Saturday, August 22, 2015

A New Hampshire prep school that has educated some of the nation’s elite for more than a century and a half is confronting a campus practice of sexual conquest after a senior was charged with raping a 15-year-old …

Michael Jordan awarded $8.9M for store’s use of his name

Saturday, August 22, 2015

On Friday, a jury ordered a defunct grocery store chain to pay Michael Jordan $8.9 million for using his name without permission. It was a big win for the former Chicago Bulls basketball player, who was smiling after …

Autopsy: Suspect killed by St. Louis police was shot in back

Saturday, August 22, 2015

An autopsy showed that an 18-year-old who was shot and killed by an officer helping serve a search warrant in a violence-plagued neighborhood died from a single wound in the back, police said Friday. St. Louis police Chief …

Early morning crash in Goffstown kills 1, injures passenger

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Police said a car crash that may have been caused by speed has killed the driver and seriously injured a passenger. WMUR-TV reported the crash happened shortly before 2 a.m. on Tirrell Hill Road in Goffstown. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene. The passenger was taken …

Police arrest Concord man wanted on warrant from Oklahoma

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Concord police and U.S. Marshals arrested a city man Friday who was wanted in connection with a kidnapping and assault in Oklahoma in April. Ashton Garland, 24, of Beacon Street, was arrested and charged as a fugitive from justice. On Friday, police said they tried to locate Garland …

Franklin police continue Franklin Savings Bank investigation

Saturday, August 22, 2015

The Franklin Police Department is investigating more than one suspect in the armed robbery of Franklin Savings Bank. Franklin police Chief David Goldstein said the department is seriously looking at two individuals, though he did not identify them or know when arrests might be made. The bank at …

Concord police investigate string of daytime burglaries

Saturday, August 22, 2015

The Concord Police Department is looking for information about a rash of home burglaries, including three reports this week. According to a Concord Regional Crimeline alert, police received reports of three daytime burglaries Wednesday in North Concord and Penacook. Lt. Tim O’Malley said all three occurred while the …