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Supreme Court case tests the limits of free speech on Facebook and other social media

Sunday, November 23, 2014

About a week after Tara Elonis convinced a judge to issue a protective order against her estranged husband, Anthony, her soon-to-be ex had this to say: “Fold up your PFA (protection-from-abuse order) and put it in your pocket Is it thick enough to stop a bullet?” Anthony Elonis didn’t deliver the message in person, by phone or in a note. Instead, he posted it on his Facebook page, for all …

Boston: Police: Naked suspect assaults man, 84, at airport

Sunday, November 23, 2014

A naked man fell through the ceiling of a women’s bathroom at Logan Airport yesterday, then ran out of the restroom and viciously assaulted an elderly man while he was still in the buff and bleeding, before being arrested, state police said. Cameron Shenk, 26, of Boston, was charged with attempted murder, mayhem, assault and battery on a person over 60, assault and …

Civic group: No Ferguson grand jury decision yet

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Crews erected barricades yesterday around the building where a grand jury has been considering whether to indict the Ferguson, Mo., police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, even as a grand jury decision seemed unlikely this weekend. Tension has been mounting in Ferguson and elsewhere in the St. Louis area in recent …

Police: Rhode Island man arrested in Concord with stolen car

Sunday, November 16, 2014

A Rhode Island man has been arrested in Concord and charged with receiving a stolen vehicle, according to the state police. Sumeet Singh, 36, of Providence was arrested Friday afternoon at the Division of Motor Vehicles, the police said in a statement. Officers met with Singh at the …

N.H. Supreme Court uphold’s waitresses’ wage claims against Concord restaurant

Sunday, November 16, 2014

The state Supreme Court has upheld a lower court’s decision that a Concord restaurant illegally withheld tips from its wait staff in 2010. The suit, argued last month before the justices, involved two former waitresses at Ichiban Japanese Steakhouse on Manchester Street. They claimed management forced them to …

U.S. cities brace for protests off Ferguson decision

Sunday, November 16, 2014

From Boston to Los Angeles, police departments are bracing for large demonstrations when a grand jury decides whether to indict a white police officer who killed an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Mo. The St. Louis County grand …

Hunter rescued after stuck in mud in swamp

Saturday, November 15, 2014

A hunter had to be rescued after he got stuck in the mud for nearly two hours in a remote swamp in Hudson. A relative who had gone hunting with him called the police yesterday morning. He was able to lead rescuers to the swamp, where 27-year-old Michael …

Amherst man accused of throwing bottles at driver

Friday, November 14, 2014

The New Hampshire State Police have accused a man of throwing bottles from his car at another driver on the Everett Turnpike and threatening her. John Tiso of Amherst turned himself in Wednesday on a warrant charging him with criminal threatening and other charges stemming from an incident …

License revocations: Nov. 15, 2014

Friday, November 14, 2014

The director of motor vehicles, Richard Bailey Jr., released the following list of driving while intoxicated license revocations. ∎ James M. Knight, 45, of Epsom ∎ Mary L. Luszey, 29, of Franklin ∎ Kerrylynne A. Moran, 47, of Gilford ∎ Gloria Morse, 56, of Henniker ∎ Michael J. Tautkus, 36, of Henniker ∎ Katlynn …

No one hurt in pickup truck-school bus crash

Friday, November 14, 2014

The police say no one was hurt when a pickup truck crashed into the back of a school bus carrying middle-school students as it was preparing to stop in Hudson. The police said 20-year-old Stephen Shanley of Hudson was following too closely to the bus yesterday morning. The …

West Virginia University freshman dies after fraternity incident

Friday, November 14, 2014

A West Virginia University freshman died yesterday following a “catastrophic medical emergency” at a fraternity house. Nolan Burch, 18, of Buffalo, N.Y., was found without a pulse and unresponsive on the floor of the Kappa Sigma house Wednesday, according to a Morgantown police statement. A person was performing …

N.H. Supreme Court won’t reinstate officers’ case

Thursday, November 13, 2014

The New Hampshire Supreme Court yesterday declined to reinstate a lawsuit filed by four officers who were injured in a 2012 shootout with a suspected drug dealer who fatally shot Greenland police Chief Michael Maloney. The officers sued Cullen Mutrie’s mother, saying she was liable for their injuries …

Police arrest 23 in drug roundup in Manchester

Thursday, November 13, 2014

The police in Manchester said they have arrested 23 people in a drug sweep. The investigation involved local and federal agencies. The police said the cases involved the purchase of cocaine, heroin, crack cocaine and various other prescription drugs from 31 people, and more arrests are expected. Manchester …