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This Monday, Aug. 3, 2015 photo shows the damage left behind from shrapnel after a bomb was detonated at Holy Cross Catholic Church on Sunday morning in Las Cruces, New Mexico. There were no injuries and only minor damage. (Robin Zielinski/Las Cruces Sun-News via AP)

Faith prevails at two targeted New Mexico churches

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

A New Mexico church service was set to start when the mailbox exploded near the office entrance. Unshaken in faith, the congregation of Calvary Baptist in Las Cruces headed to the parking lot, set up folding chairs and listened as the pastor drew from the story of David and Goliath. The explosion that sent the mailbox flying 100 feet over …

In Baltimore, 45 deaths this July

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

The violence has been relentless during this Baltimore’s Summer of Freddie Gray. Three months after parts of the city burned in anguish over the death of Gray, who was fatally injured while in policy custody, the carnage has continued. In fact, it’s accelerated. With 11 people shot over the weekend – two fatally – the city closed out July with a record-tying 45 …

Defense in St. Paul’s case takes aim at accuser, requests medical records

Monday, August 3, 2015

Lawyers for the St. Paul’s School graduate accused of raping an underclassman have signaled that they plan to attack the credibility of the alleged victim, requesting medical and educational records from her time at the elite Concord private school. In documents filed Friday in Merrimack County Superior Court, the attorneys for Owen Labrie …

Virginia: ‘Rolling Stone’ sued by 3 university graduates

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

3 University of Virginia graduates sue Rolling Stone over retracted rape story …

Police seeking suspects after residential burglary reported in Bow

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Bow police are investigating a home burglary on Woodhill Hooksett Road. Jewelry and laptops were stolen Tuesday sometime between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., police said in a press release. Police said they did not know the total value of the stolen items. Entry into the house was …

Portsmouth man hurt in accident buys his rescuers lunch

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

A man is thanking Dover rescue crews after his utility van collided with a semitrailer and became lodged underneath it. Foster’s Daily Democrat reported Jeff Cullen of Portsmouth bought lunch Tuesday for members of Dover Fire and Rescue and shared stories of the crash with the people who …

Suspect in teen kidnapping accused of threatening prosecutor

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The man accused of kidnapping a 14-year-old girl and raping her over the course of nine months was indicted on new charges that he threatened the lead prosecutor in the case. Nathaniel Kibby of Gorham is scheduled to go on trial in March 2016. Prosecutors said Kibby, 35, …

2 missing New Hampshire inmates found, 1 of them in Canada

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

State authorities say they have found two inmates – one of them in Canada – who left a transitional living facility in Manchester last week. Both inmates left for work from Calumet House and never returned. Corrections officials say 43-year-old Charles Namiot and 41-year-old Bruno Martin were nearing …

Weare Police Department becomes nationally accredited

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The Weare Police Department is now a nationally accredited organization. On July 25, the department received its accreditation from the Commission for Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc., also known as CALEA. The commission is an organization created by national law enforcement agencies to set national standards for …

Court finds in couple’s favor over attempt to sue ski resort

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The state Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a couple who attempted to sue Pats Peak Ski Resort over a chairlift fall, but whose complaint was dismissed for failing to give proper notice. The court reversed a judge’s decision Tuesday and sent the case back for further …

Ex-prison guard accused of forcing inmates to have sex

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

A former high-ranking corrections officer at a southeast Georgia women’s prison used his position of power to prey on inmates, targeting their vulnerabilities and forcing them to have sex with him, according to investigators. Over at least four …

New York prison worker pleads guilty in escape of 2 killers

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

A prison worker who was “in over her head” with two inmates convicted of murder tearfully pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges of aiding them by smuggling hacksaw blades and other tools to the pair, who broke out and …

Jail releases more footage of Sandra Bland before her death

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Texas authorities on Tuesday released several hours of footage showing Sandra Bland during her three days in jail, saying they wanted to dispel rumors that she was dead before arriving there. Waller County Judge Trey Duhon said such …