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The toll of drug addiction: ‘Behind every overdose death there’s a story’

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Many people think the epicenter of New Hampshire’s drug crisis is young adults using heroin. But the list of drug deaths in 2014 tells a different story about the people paying the ultimate price for their addiction. Overdose deaths last year were almost evenly distributed among all age groups. As many people in their 50s died of a drug overdose as in their 20s. And half of those who died …

357 projected to overdose in ’15

Sunday, November 29, 2015

State officials are projecting that 357 people will die from a drug overdose this year, a figure that far surpasses the record number of overdose deaths in 2014. As of mid-October, 295 people in New Hampshire had died from a drug overdose since the start of 2015, according to data from the Office …

Alleged Colorado gunman was adrift, alienated

Saturday, November 28, 2015

To neighbors, it looked like a “moonshine shack,” a little yellow wooden hut, with overgrown weeds and no indoor plumbing, banged together by its owner, Robert Lewis Dear Jr. And whenever Dear came to stay in his shack in the woods, the neighbors in Anderson Acres, a community of about seven houses along …

NEW YORK: Spy Pollard is released after 30 years in jail

Friday, November 20, 2015

Jonathan Pollard was released from prison Friday after 30 years behind bars for spying for Israel, and his lawyers immediately went to court to challenge tough parole conditions seemingly designed to ensure he doesn’t spill any U.S. military secrets he might have left. The 61-year-old former Navy intelligence …

Crane topples through Merrimack home

Thursday, November 19, 2015

A chain of events set off as a tree cutting project was wrapping up sent a crane toppling into the roof of a Merrimack home. WMUR reported that the Healey Tree Works company was cutting down the last of 20 trees on a property in Merrimack when a …

Trapped for 41 days, given up for dead, these Tanzanian miners miraculously survived

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Above ground, the families of the missing gold miners accepted the inevitable and mourned their dead. Joseph Burule Robi’s wife and four children held a funeral for him. A brother of Msafiri Gerard, the father of seven kids, inherited his sibling’s shoes. In this desperate corner of northern …

Ex-Subway pitchman Fogle gets more than 15 years in prison

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle was sentenced to more than 15 years in prison Thursday for trading in child pornography and having sex with underage prostitutes, with the judge describing his “perversion and lawlessness” as “extreme.” Judge Tanya Walton Pratt disregarded prosecutors’ recommendation that Fogle get 12½ years …

Woman charged in Rochester teen’s fentanyl overdose death thought she was giving heroin

Thursday, November 19, 2015

A woman charged in the drug-related death of a Rochester teenager in a motel room is being held on $25,000 bail, prosecutors said. Thirty-one-year-old Leslie Aberle, of Salisbury, Mass., was arraigned Wednesday on charges of dispensing a controlled drug with death resulting, conspiracy and tampering with witnesses and …

Officers identified in killing of unarmed Minneapolis man

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Authorities on Wednesday released the names of two Minneapolis police officers involved in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man over the weekend, and police later made a show of force outside a precinct where protesters have …

Examiner: Victim in Facebook photo slaying was on knees

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

A medical examiner testified Wednesday that a young woman was possibly cowering on her knees and not throwing punches when she was fatally shot by her husband, who later posted a photo of her body on Facebook and …

Concord man charged with driving Lexus 107 mph with 8-month-old in car

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

A 29-year-old Concord man was charged with reckless driving and endangering the welfare of a child after driving 107 miles per hour on Interstate 93 in Bow Tuesday, police said. Around 10:20 a.m., a state trooper in an …

Police: Man drove 107 mph with baby in car

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

A 29-year-old Concord man was charged with reckless driving and endangering the welfare of a child after driving 107 mph on Interstate 93 in Bow on Tuesday, police said. About 10:20 a.m., a state trooper in an airplane spotted a car that appeared to be driving at a …

There’s a cost of having friends in high places

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Sometimes, you have to pay to keep friends in high places. It cost Manhattan apartment owner Glenwood Management Corp. an extra $100,000 in political contributions in 2012 to stay on the good side of former New York Assembly …