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This booking photo released by the New Hampshire Attorney General's Office shows Nathaniel E. Kibby, 34, of Gorham, N.H., arrested Monday, July 28, 2014 and charged with one count of felony kidnapping of Abigail Hernandez, who went missing in Conway, N.H., in October 2013, and returned home last week. Kibby will be arraigned Tuesday in district court in Conway, N.H.  (AP Photo/New Hampshire Attorney General's Office)

Man charged in teen’s 9-month disappearance

Monday, July 28, 2014

A 34-year-old man was arrested and charged yesterday with kidnapping a New Hampshire teenage girl who returned home last week after vanishing nine months ago. Nathaniel Kibby was arrested without incident at his Gorham home and was charged with felony kidnapping, authorities said. The police allege Kibby knowingly confined Abigail “Abby” Hernandez, then 14, on Oct. 9, sometime after she … 0

Police: Pembroke man arrested after reckless motorcycle driving in Manchester

Monday, July 28, 2014

A Pembroke man was arrested Saturday night by the state police and charged with reckless driving and hindering apprehension. Kyle Goff, 21, was apprehended in Manchester after allegedly driving more than 120 miles per hour with a group of other motorcyclists, according to a release from the state police. While patrolling Interstate 293 in Manchester, Trooper Mark Suttmeier saw a group of motorcycle … 0

Man seeks video of 1995 Oklahoma City bombing

Sunday, July 27, 2014

One man’s quest to explain his brother’s mysterious jail cell death 19 years ago has rekindled long-dormant questions about whether others were involved in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing. What some consider a far-flung conspiracy theory will be at the forefront during a trial set to begin today in Salt Lake City. The … 0

Teen pilot killed in record attempt

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

An Indiana teenager who was attempting to set a record for an around-the-world flight has died in a crash over the Pacific Ocean, a family spokeswoman said Wednesday. Annie Hayat said the plane flown by 17-year-old Haris Suleman … 0

Man tied to gun called ‘bomber’ best friend

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

A man linked to a gun used to kill a university police officer days after the Boston Marathon bombing allegedly told police he smoked marijuana every day because, in his words, “my best friend was the bomber.” Stephen … 0

Hackers extorting with stolen photos increasing focus of police

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The email terrified the young mother. “What if I told you I had pics of you?” the unknown writer asked. “Like a lot. Would you send me more?” “They were pretty x-rated,” he added. To prove he wasn’t bluffing, the mysterious emailer sent four naked or suggestive photographs … 0

Opening statements expected today in 2010 prison murder trial

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Opening arguments are scheduled to begin this morning in the murder trial of William Edic, a 34-year-old inmate and alleged gang member who is accused of assaulting a fellow prisoner in 2010. Edic was serving time at the … 0

Judge denies Concord inmate’s request for new hate crime trial

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

A Concord judge has denied a request by Donald Freese, the first man convicted in Merrimack County of a race-based hate crime, that he be given a new trial because of inadequate counsel. Freese’s current attorney, Nicholas Brodich, claimed in a motion filed this spring that Freese’s trial … 0

Separate civil case against Rymes Propane & Oil moves forward in state court

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

While one local oil company considers refiling its dismissed civil suit against Rymes Propane & Oil, a second similar case is making its way through state court. A federal district court judge recently dismissed a case brought against Rymes by Johnny Prescott & Son Oil Co., but a … 0

Police: Man robs Manchester bank, flees with 6-year-old

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The police in Manchester have accused a man of robbing a bank at gunpoint before fleeing with a 6-year-old child in his car. The police said 31-year-old Jose Falero entered the Citizens Bank on Monday, allegedly waving a gun and telling everyone to get on the floor before … 0

Former Newmarket firefighter sentenced on home arson charges

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

A former firefighter has pleaded guilty to two charges of arson following a fire at his home and has been sentenced to five to 10 years in prison, with part of that time suspended. Firefighters said the fire at the garage at Donald Dubbs’s rental home in Lee … 0

Missing North Conway teen home after 9 months

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

A 15-year-old North Conway girl who disappeared while on her way home from school nine months ago is safely home with her family, the state attorney general said yesterday. Abigail Hernandez was reunited with her family Sunday evening, … 6

Train leaves Ukraine war zone with victims of Malaysia plane; black boxes handed over

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

After days of resistance, pro-Russian rebels yesterday yielded some ground in the crisis surrounding downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 – handing over passengers’ bodies, relinquishing the plane’s black boxes and pledging broader access for investigators to the crash site. The developments offered some hope that an international investigation … 0