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A pickup truck crashed on Route 114 in Weare early Friday, July 3, 2015. The three occupants of the vehicle were ejected. One was killed and two are seriously injured. The skid marks on Route 114 near Colby Road show where the northbound vehicle went off of the road about 12:30 a.m. Friday.

(SUSAN DOUCET / Monitor staff)

Weare: 17-year-old killed in car crash

Saturday, July 4, 2015

One teenager is dead and two others are seriously injured after a crash on Route 114 in Weare early Friday morning. The victim who was fatally injured in the accident was identified as a 17-year-old male by friends who visited the site along 114 on Friday afternoon. The two other occupants, who were also identified as teenage boys, were transported to Elliot Hospital in Manchester. Friends visiting the scene of the accident Friday afternoon named the victims, but without confirmation from officials, the Monitor is not identifying the victims. New Hampshire State Police, Weare and New Boston police officers did not respond to calls for …

Hands-free law violation leads to drug arrest

Saturday, July 4, 2015

The new hands-free cell phone law has led to the arrest of a driver from Massachusetts on drug charges after a police officer stopped him about using a phone, then smelled marijuana. The Salem officer saw the driver using the phone Thursday and stopped him. The law barring people from using hand-held cell phones while driving went into effect Wednesday. The officer said …

2 men sought in credit union robbery

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Police are looking for two men who robbed a credit union in Nashua, threatening the tellers and showing handguns. The men fled the Bellwether Community Credit Union on Thursday morning. No one was hurt. Both men were wearing dark-colored sweatshirts with black masks covering their faces. Associated Press …

Police in New Hampshire, Massachusetts make $2M drug seizure

Monday, June 29, 2015

The shooting of a woman during an apparent home invasion last week started a cascade of events that led to the arrest of three people in New Hampshire and Massachusetts and the seizure of heroin and the painkiller Fentanyl worth more than $2 million, police said Monday. Manchester …

Police ID Mass. plane crash victims as Tennessee doctor, family

Monday, June 29, 2015

The three people killed when their small plane crashed into a Massachusetts home over the weekend have been identified tentatively as a Tennessee doctor, his wife and college-age daughter, authorities said Monday. Plainville, Mass., police Chief Jim Alfred …

‘Mind blowing’ flames destroy homes in Washington state

Monday, June 29, 2015

From just across the Wenatchee River, Dominick Bonny watched a whole neighborhood in his central Washington town burn as a wildfire destroyed two dozen homes and forced hundreds to flee. “With the wind blowing away from us, it …

Investigators: Belmont man who hit a deer with his car confesses to insurance fraud

Monday, June 29, 2015

A Belmont man who hit a deer with his car without having insurance is accused of trying to get two insurance companies to pay for the damages after posting photos of the crash on social media, according to …

2nd escaped murderer is shot, captured after other killed

Sunday, June 28, 2015

The second of two convicted murderers who staged a brazen escape three weeks ago from a maximum-security prison in northern New York was shot and captured near the Canadian border Sunday, two days after his fellow inmate was …

Supreme Court ruling makes pride parades historic, jubilant

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Hundreds of thousands of people Sunday packed gay pride events from Chicago to New York City, Seattle to San Francisco, with overall attendance expected in the millions for what amounted to a celebration of a freshly endorsed right …

Plane crashes into Massachusetts home, killing 3 aboard; residents escape

Sunday, June 28, 2015

A small plane crashed into a house in Plainville, Mass., on Sunday evening, killing three people on board, police said, but residents managed to flee as fire engulfed the home. The Beechcraft BE36 aircraft crashed into the house …

Escapee once pledged he wouldn’t be taken alive

Sunday, June 28, 2015

The man who prosecuted Richard Matt’s murder case seven years ago said the slain inmate swore back then that if he escaped he wouldn’t be captured alive. Matt was shot to death by officers Friday, three weeks after …

Investigators at Alaska site of plane crash that killed 9

Sunday, June 28, 2015

A team of aviation investigators is now working in a remote, mountainous site in southeast Alaska to determine what caused the crash of a sightseeing plane that killed eight cruise ship passengers and the aircraft’s pilot. The DeHavilland DHC-3 Otter turboprop – also known as a floatplane – …

CIA photos of ‘black sites’ come to light, could complicate Guantanamo trials

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Military prosecutors earlier this year learned about a massive cache of CIA photographs of its former overseas “black sites” while reviewing material collected for the Senate investigation of the agency’s interrogation program, according to U.S. officials. The existence of the approximately 14,000 photographs will probably cause yet another …