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Colonel Kevin Jordan, chief of law enforcement for the New Hampshire fish and game department, at his office on Hazen Drive on Friday.

(GEOFF FORESTER / Monitor staff)

Ray Duckler: Retelling a day of horror and bravery that lingers

Sunday, October 4, 2015

‘We have a few characters from that day who are present tonight,” author Richard Adams Carey told us. We turned our heads and searched the book store, eyes wide and scanning, waiting for Carey to introduce people connected to the Colebrook shootings 18 years ago. Soon we met Col. Kevin Jordan of Brentwood, chief of law enforcement for the Fish and Game Department; Sam Sprague of Unity, a former Fish and Game officer; and David King of Loudon, a lawyer and part time judge. They’re in Carey’s book, In the Evil Day, which recalls Aug. 19, 1997, the day a vengeful man shot and killed …

Oregon: Gunman spared student

Saturday, October 3, 2015

As a 26-year-old killer gunned down victims inside a college classroom, he spared one student and gave him a package to deliver to authorities, according to the grandmother of a student who witnessed the deadly rampage in Roseburg, Ore., on Thursday. The grandmother, Janet Willis, said her granddaughter Anastasia Boylan was wounded in …

Williams’s kids, widow settle fight for estate

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Robin Williams’ widow and his three children from previous marriages reached a settlement in their legal fight over the late actor’s estate, ending a public dispute following the beloved comedian’s suicide last year. Terms of the out-of-court settlement were not disclosed. But James Wagstaffe, who is representing Susan Williams, said his client will …

Officials: Franklin fires in recent years are unrelated

Sunday, September 27, 2015

The city of Franklin spans more than 27 square miles, but a small area of the city has seen a disproportionate number of arsons. Since 2010, five structure fires and two smaller fires have been investigated as arson …

Michigan motorist sets lighter to spider at gas station, burns pump

Sunday, September 27, 2015

A man with an apparent case of arachnophobia caused a fire at a suburban Detroit gas pump by putting a lighter to what he says was a spider near his fuel door. WJBK-TV reportes Saturday that he escaped injury and his vehicle suffered little damage, but the gas …

Man charged with reckless driving after Saturday morning crash

Saturday, September 26, 2015

A car sideswiped one vehicle, went airborne after striking a guardrail, landed on another vehicle and slid several hundred feet down Interstate 89 on Saturday morning. The three-vehicle crash about 9:20 a.m. shut down the highway in Sutton as emergency responders moved the vehicles out of the roadway …

Family of man who died at former medical facility sues

Saturday, September 26, 2015

The family of a man who died at a former medical facility has filed a wrongful death suit alleging neglect. New Hampshire Public Radio reported the family filed the suit against the Lakeview Neurorehabilitation Center and its medical director. The claims stem from 22-year-old Kory Horion’s death in …

Franklin man found guilty of sex-trafficking

Saturday, September 26, 2015

William Shine was found guilty Friday of sex-trafficking in the first of several criminal cases against him and his wife. Prosecutors have said the Franklin couple tried to sell two underage girls to multiple men, including a registered …

Swiss police open criminal case against FIFA head

Friday, September 25, 2015

FIFA President Sepp Blatter was placed under criminal investigation by Swiss authorities Friday as a probe into soccer corruption reached the highest levels and left his grip on the top job in peril. The Swiss attorney general’s office …

Tour vehicle, bus crash on busy Seattle bridge

Friday, September 25, 2015

A “duck boat” tour vehicle and a charter bus carrying foreign college students collided on a busy Seattle bridge Thursday, killing four people and sending dozens to hospitals. The collision happened on the Aurora Avenue Bridge, which carries …

PHOTOS: Charter bus stuck in Canterbury

Friday, September 25, 2015

Traffic on Southwest Road in Canterbury happened upon an unusual obstacle Thursday afternoon. For about an hour a group of St. Paul’s students on a field trip directed traffic around their Concord Coach Lines charter bus spanning both …

Local towns and cities will participate in national drug take back program this weekend

Friday, September 25, 2015

Local police departments are participating in a national drug take-back program Saturday, an initiative that allows people to turn in drugs with no questions asked. Expired, unwanted and unused prescription drugs will be collected, the Concord police wrote in a press release. Pills and patches will be accepted …

Gorham man gets 35 years for shooting man near town common

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

A Gorham man has been sentenced to at least 35 years in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree murder in the April shooting death of a man near the town common. Christopher Drouin pleaded guilty to the charge Wednesday in Coos County Superior Court in Lancaster. The 25-year-old …