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Missing University of Virginia student Hannah Elizabeth Graham is seen in an undated photo provided by the Charlottesville, Va., Police Department. Searchers found human remains on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, that could be those of the University of Virginia sophomore who has been missing since Sept. 13, police said. Further forensic tests are needed to confirm whether the remains are those of Graham, Charlottesville Police Chief Tim Longo told a news conference.  (AP Photo/Charlottesville, Va., Police Department, File)

Suspect in Va. abduction charged in DC area rape

Monday, October 20, 2014

The suspect in the disappearance of a University of Virginia student was charged yesterday with abducting and raping a woman in suburban Washington, D.C., in 2005. The indictment against Jesse Matthew Jr. was handed up by a circuit court grand jury in Fairfax County. Matthew was also charged with attempted capital murder, according to the indictment. Matthew, 32, is being held in Charlottesville, Va., on a charge related to the Sept. 13 disappearance of Hannah Graham, an 18-year-old from northern Virginia. Law enforcement officials who have been searching for Graham found human remains over the weekend and they were taken to the Virginia Medical Examiner’s …

Autopsies: Fremont man strangled girlfriend, shot himself

Monday, October 20, 2014

New Hampshire authorities say a man strangled his girlfriend and then committed suicide by shooting himself in the head. Attorney General Joe Foster said Monday the woman, identified as 52-year-old Mary Lucas of Fremont, was found dead in her home on Friday. The boyfriend, 51-year-old Michael Porter of Fremont, was found dead in a truck in town. Autopsies were completed New Hampshire Deputy …

Police: Indiana suspect hints at more killings

Monday, October 20, 2014

The police investigating the slayings of seven northwestern Indiana women whose bodies were found over the weekend said yesterday it could be the work of a serial killer, and that the suspect has told them his victims might go back 20 years. Hammond police Chief John Doughty said at a news conference that …

Teen killed, more than 20 hurt in Maine hayride crash

Monday, October 13, 2014

A Halloween-themed hayride loaded with passengers crashed down a hill in the Maine woods and slammed into a tree, fatally injuring a teenage girl and leaving more than 20 other people hurt, police said Sunday. Seventeen-year-old Cassidy Charette …

2 boys injured when bouncy house goes airborne in Nashua

Monday, October 13, 2014

Two toddlers were injured – one critically – when a bouncy house they had crawled into at a New Hampshire orchard went airborne. A 2-year-old boy was flown by helicopter to Tufts Medical Center in Boston. A 3-year-old boy was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. …

Lawsuit: Alabama teen used as bait in school sex sting

Monday, October 13, 2014

Some facts of the case aren’t in dispute: A teacher’s aide asked a 14-year-old girl to go into a middle school bathroom as bait so a 16-year-old eighth-grader with a history of sexual harassment could be caught trying to have sex with her and disciplined. The scheme backfired. …

Rain dampens police shooting protests in Missouri

Saturday, October 11, 2014

A cold, steady rain dampened the start of widespread weekend protests over the two-month-old death of Michael Brown and other fatal police shootings in the St. Louis area and elsewhere that demonstrators say are racially motivated. Organizers of …

Arizona man suffers serious injuries in rollover near Exit 17 on Interstate 93

Friday, October 10, 2014

The state police are investigating a rollover on Interstate 93 that sent an Arizona man to Concord Hospital yesterday with serious injuries. State troopers and the Concord Fire Department responded about 3 p.m. to a report of a crash in the southbound lanes of I-93 near Exit 17, …

St. Louis shooting reignites anger among activists

Friday, October 10, 2014

Two months after a Ferguson, Mo., officer killed Michael Brown, setting off intense national debate about law enforcement treatment of minorities, the shooting death of another black 18-year-old by the police in nearby St. Louis has reignited anger among activists already planning weekend protests. The police said Vonderrit …

N.H. residents reporting IRS telephone scam

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Some residents have reported suspicious telephone calls in recent days purporting that the IRS is suing them. The calls are part of a nationwide scam, according to federal officials. According to a notice posted earlier this year by Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, “Callers claiming to be …

Lead FBI agent testifies in trial of alleged cartel member

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Encoded text messages. Cocaine wrapped in party balloons. Shopping bags filled with cash and handwritten notes to and from the world’s most wanted drug lord. For a few hours yesterday in Concord, a federal agent provided a rare …

Two more arrested in Concord double stabbing

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

The Concord police have arrested two more people who they believe took part in a downtown robbery last week that resulted in a nonfatal double stabbing. Lt. Timothy O’Malley said the department arrested Scott Perkins and Trevor Partridge, both 20, on charges including simple assault and conspiracy to …

Murder trial underway in Vermont teacher killing

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

The murder trial for a snowplow driver charged with killing a popular teacher after luring her from her home began yesterday with a prosecutor saying the suspect gave a detailed confession and the defense blaming the man’s wife. …