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Police: Motorcyclist hits 185 mph in early-morning chase

Saturday, August 30, 2014

A Manchester motorcyclist reached speeds as high as 185 mph while eluding troopers through Bow and Concord early this morning, the state police said. David J. Fries, 31, faces numerous charges, including reckless operation, operating a motorcycle without a license, disobeying a police officer, transportation of drugs, conduct after an accident, resisting arrest and a felony charge of possession of a controlled drug. Fries, who crashed during the pursuit and … 0

Maine man dies after Mount Jefferson hike

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Authorities said a Maine hiker has died after suffering a medical emergency while climbing New Hampshire’s Mount Jefferson. The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department said 63-year-old Gregory Larson was stricken Friday afternoon near the summit of the 5,712-foot mountain. His companions performed CPR while rescue hikers and a hospital helicopter were dispatched to help. Officials said the helicopter was unable to land … 0

Police: Men tried to pull UNH student into trunk

Saturday, August 30, 2014

The police said three men tried to force a University of New Hampshire student into the trunk of their car. The university’s police department said the attempted abduction happened early Friday morning adjacent to campus. No arrests have been made. The student told investigators two of the men got out of a tan sedan with South Carolina plates and tried to pull her … 0

Police seize 42 pounds of marijuana

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The Manchester police have seized more than 42 pounds of marijuana after being alerted by a U.S. postal inspector and a police dog about a suspicious package. The person who signed for it, 33-year-old Celso Nunez Baez of Manchester, consented to a package search and detectives found 16 … 0

N.H. breaks ground on new Concord women’s prison

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

About 100 people, including Gov. Maggie Hassan and several state legislators, gathered yesterday behind the Concord state prison to mark a moment more than 20 years in the making: the ground-breaking for New Hampshire’s first permanent, all-inclusive women’s … 5

Second N.H. veterans’ court planned

Monday, August 18, 2014

New Hampshire’s first court dedicated to helping veterans charged with crimes won’t be its last. Veterans’ advocates and health care providers will meet this month to begin planning a similar court for Grafton County, located near Vermont’s White … 0

N.H. GOP staffer charged with disorderly conduct in chicken suit incident

Monday, August 18, 2014

A 23-year-old New Hampshire Republican Party staffer who the police said harassed two top Democratic officeholders during a parade faces a September court date on a charge of disorderly conduct. The Londonderry police told WMUR that Michael Zona of Manchester was wearing a chicken suit and aggressively clucking … 5

Pathologist: Missouri teen may have had his hands raised

Monday, August 18, 2014

An unarmed 18-year-old whose fatal shooting by the police has sparked a week of protests in suburban St. Louis suffered a bullet wound to his right arm that may indicate his hands were up or his back was … 3

Corrections department holds job fair in Concord, Manchester to recruit new officers, relieve strain

Monday, August 18, 2014

Guarding a prison isn’t exactly Adam Callahan’s first choice of professions. But a man needs a job, and at 31, married and unemployed since at least June, he’s feeling the pinch of life without a paycheck. So on Thursday about 2 p.m., the New Jersey native and disabled … 1

Missouri police shooting draws protesters from near, far

Monday, August 18, 2014

Protesters who have for days lined a busy suburban St. Louis street not far from the place where a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black teenager have walked from nearby apartments, driven from neighboring communities and … 2

Federal autopsy ordered in Missouri teen’s death

Monday, August 18, 2014

Attorney General Eric Holder yesterday ordered a federal medical examiner to perform another autopsy on a black Missouri teenager whose fatal shooting by a white police officer has spurred a week of rancorous and sometimes-violent protests in suburban … 2

Missouri: Emergency declared; curfew set

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency and imposed a curfew yesterday in Ferguson, a St. Louis suburb where the police and protesters have clashed in the week since a black teenager was shot to death … 0

India’s prime minister takes on rape issue in his first Independence Day speech

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Breaking his silence on rising sexual assaults against women, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday told parents to raise their sons properly during a wide-ranging and highly anticipated first Independence Day speech. Although he spoke extensively about … 0