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Robert Breest, on trial for the murder of Manchester teen Susie Randall in 1973, Ismokes a cigarette during a jury view at the bridge on Interstate 93 in Concord where Breest was accused of having dropped Randall’s body onto the frozen Merrimack River.

Convict in 1971 murder wants to appeal latest trial ruling

Saturday, August 29, 2015

A man convicted of killing an 18-year-old woman more than four decades ago wants to appeal a recent court decision denying him a new trial. Robert Breest, 77, denies beating Susan Randall to death and tossing her partially nude body onto the frozen Merrimack River in Concord in February 1971. He has twice been denied parole because he refuses to …

Cousin of drug kingpin sentenced to 16 years in prison

Saturday, August 29, 2015

A cousin of one of the world’s most notorious drug lords who prosecutors say was working to distribute cocaine in the United States has been sentenced in a New Hampshire court to 16 years in federal prison. Manuel Jesus Gutierrez-Guzman, 54, cousin of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman who led the Sinaloa drug cartel and escaped from a maximum security prison in Mexico in …

TV shooting survivor’s husband recounts story before gunfire

Saturday, August 29, 2015

The woman who survived the on-air shooting that killed two TV journalists says she never saw the gunman walk up to the group because the camera’s bright light blinded her. Vicki Gardner, a chamber of commerce official, was answering questions about the community on live TV when the gunfire erupted. She was wounded …

Louisiana trooper shot in head during traffic stop

Sunday, August 23, 2015

A Louisiana state trooper was shot in the head and critically injured Sunday afternoon during a struggle with a man whose pickup truck had run into a ditch after being reported as driving erratically, Louisiana State Police said. Other drivers stopped to help Master Trooper Steven Vincent, a …

Casey Anthony prosecutor: No crime committed on website

Sunday, August 23, 2015

The prosecutor who gained national attention as a key player in the unsuccessful murder prosecution of Casey Anthony said Sunday that he committed no crime and never followed through with an affair on the cheating website, Ashley Madison. …

Rape accusations and school traditions on display in Labrie case

Saturday, August 22, 2015

It began with a headline moving across the wire last weekend: “Rape case points to sordid tradition at elite prep school.” “When his trial begins Monday, prosecutors are expected to call current and former students to testify about …

Raging wildfires grow by 100 square miles

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Reduced winds Saturday helped firefighters gain the upper hand against a series of giant wildfires in north-central Washington that earlier left three firefighters dead. The Okanogan Complex of wildfires was measured at 355 square miles Saturday, about 100 …

Explosion rips through chemical plant in eastern China

Saturday, August 22, 2015

An explosion ripped through a chemical plant in eastern China and triggered a fire Saturday night, state media said, just over a week after a similar blast at a Chinese chemical warehouse killed more than 100 people. At least nine people were injured in the explosion in the …

No injuries as car flips, lands on roof in Hopkinton

Saturday, August 22, 2015

A 17-year-old male lost control of his 2004 Ford Explorer and flipped the vehicle while heading west on Broad Cove Road in Hopkinton on Saturday night. Neither the driver nor his passenger in the vehicle were injured. State …

Washington tragedy highlights firefighters’ youth, passion

Saturday, August 22, 2015

One was a college student for whom fighting fires was a summer job. Another had graduated and wanted to make firefighting his career. The third was already a professional firefighter who had gone back to school to earn …

France: 2 Americans subdue gunman on high-speed train

Saturday, August 22, 2015

A gunman opened fire on a high-speed train traveling from Amsterdam to Paris on Friday, wounding two people before two American passengers subdued him, officials said. French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve, speaking in Arras in northern France where …

Concord: St. Paul’s tackles ‘hookup’ culture

Saturday, August 22, 2015

A New Hampshire prep school that has educated some of the nation’s elite for more than a century and a half is confronting a campus practice of sexual conquest after a senior was charged with raping a 15-year-old …

Michael Jordan awarded $8.9M for store’s use of his name

Saturday, August 22, 2015

On Friday, a jury ordered a defunct grocery store chain to pay Michael Jordan $8.9 million for using his name without permission. It was a big win for the former Chicago Bulls basketball player, who was smiling after …