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Weare rescinds firing of former discredited police sergeant Joseph Kelley

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Joseph Kelley, the Weare police sergeant who oversaw a deadly and sharply criticized drug bust last year and who was fired months later for allegedly falsifying documents, can potentially return to the job, according to officials and a letter sent Friday by the town’s attorney. Kelley has not officially been reinstated, but the attorney, Mark Broth, indicated in the letter that his firing last fall has been rescinded. Kelley was … 0

Downtown deli scorched in Franklin blaze

Monday, September 29, 2014

A convenience store and meat market in downtown Franklin was all but destroyed Saturday night by a three-alarm fire that authorities said they believe was the result of an electrical malfunction in the basement. The single-story building at 195 Central St. survived the blaze, but had severe fire, smoke and water damage, Franklin fire Capt. Jason Jenkins said. Jenkins declined to speculate whether … 1

At least 31 believed dead at Japanese volcano

Monday, September 29, 2014

Finally reaching the ash-covered summit of a still-erupting volcano in central Japan, rescue workers made a grim discovery yesterday: 31 apparently dead people, some reportedly buried in knee-deep ash. Four victims were brought down and confirmed dead, one day after Mount Ontake’s big initial eruption, said Takehiko Furukoshi, a Nagano prefecture crisis-management official. … 0

Century Ride returns a year after tragedy

Saturday, September 20, 2014

About 1,400 bicyclists are expected to participate in the Seacoast Century Bicycle Tour this weekend, a year after two cyclists were killed in Hampton. Organizers told WMUR that they were encouraged to continue the event in honor of 60-year-old Pamela Wells and 52-year-old Elise Bouchard, who were killed … 0

Secret Service reviews White House security after fence-jumper enters mansion

Saturday, September 20, 2014

The Secret Service yesterday launched a White House security review into how a Texas man was able to get inside the north door of the mansion Friday night after jumping a fence and sprinting nearly 200 yards across the North Lawn, getting farther than any fence-jumper before. Authorities … 1

Prosecutors look to new DNA testing in twin cases

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Prosecutors in Boston were forced to put a rape suspect on trial three times before jurors were willing to convict him a decade ago. It wasn’t due to lack of evidence, but because the suspect was an identical twin. Similar cases have popped up elsewhere, illustrating the challenges … 0

Teams assess damage as California wildfire burns

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Assessment teams sought yesterday to find out just how many structures have been damaged or destroyed by a massive wildfire that threatens thousands of homes in Northern California. While officials confirmed that several structures have been lost in … 0

2 businesses able to reopen after building fire

Friday, September 19, 2014

Fire investigators are still trying to determine the cause of a fire that destroyed two businesses in a commercial building in Derry, New Hampshire. The fire happened Monday. Two businesses were totally destroyed — Linc’s Auto Body and New England Tanya Finishing. Two others were able to reopen … 0

Report: ‘Multiple’ chances to prevent 2013 crash

Friday, September 19, 2014

A New Hampshire State Police report says maintenance on a tractor-trailer on Interstate 93 wasn’t up to date when a tire came off and bounced across the lanes in Hooksett last tear, causing a crash that killed a driver. WMUR reported that the police said numerous violations were … 0

Pembroke man charged in July stabbing at White Park

Friday, September 19, 2014

A 21-year-old Pembroke man has been accused of stabbing a teenager and reported friend earlier this summer in White Park, an attack that witnesses have said he confessed to, explaining, “I just felt like doing it.” Michael Bennett was arrested yesterday at the Merrimack County jail, where he … 0

Man who shot mother, self, was law school student

Thursday, September 18, 2014

A man who authorities say fatally shot his mother, then killed himself, was a student at Vermont Law School. Authorities said 35-year-old Jonathan Trombly of Amherst, New Hampshire, shot his mother, 69-year-old Elizabeth Trombly, multiple times before shooting himself. Their bodies were discovered in a home Tuesday. The … 0

Woman, 2 daughters robbed in hotel parking lot

Thursday, September 18, 2014

The police in Manchester are looking for two men who robbed a woman and her two children who had just pulled into a hotel parking lot in a rental car after their flight landed at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport. The woman told police one of the men had a … 0

Bill would require convicts to attend sentencing

Thursday, September 18, 2014

A New Hampshire lawmaker wants to require violent offenders to attend their sentencing hearings, in the wake of a dispute that arose in the case of a man convicted of raping and killing a 19-year-old college student. Rep. Renny Cushing, a Hampton Democrat whose father and brother-in-law were … 0