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Court orders ex-officer to pay $10,000 in inheritance case

Friday, February 12, 2016

A former Portsmouth police officer, whose $2 million inheritance from a woman’s disputed will was overturned, has been ordered to pay more than $10,000. A judge in August dismissed Geraldine Webber’s 2012 will and trust, saying that former police Sgt. Aaron Goodwin acted on Webber’s “fears and hopes” to extract her inheritance, which included a waterfront home, Cadillac, stocks and bonds. The Portsmouth Herald reported that a judge ordered Goodwin …

Ohio: ‘No rhyme or reason’ in machete attack

Friday, February 12, 2016

From the front door, the man with the machete didn’t have a straight path to people in the booths at the small suburban restaurant. He stepped by the welcoming greeting on the front glass, past the half-wall entryway divider and the display case of kataifi and other Mediterranean pastries. Immediately, police said, he …

Phoenix: 2 students killed in school shooting

Friday, February 12, 2016

Two students were shot and killed Friday at a high school in a Phoenix suburb but the danger at the campus was over, police said, as hundreds of worried parents crowded outside nearby stores to await word on their children. Two 15-year-old girls were shot once at Independence High School, but it was …

Police chase in Vermont leads to arrest of alleged Hooksett robbery suspect

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Police on Saturday arrested a 17-year-old in Vermont more than 12 hours after he allegedly brandished a handgun and demanded cash before fleeing on foot from the Common Man General Store located off Interstate 93 South in Hooksett. According to a press release, police identified the suspect, whose …

Tip about van led to arrest of escapees in San Francisco

Saturday, January 30, 2016

After a week of SWAT raids and a gang dragnet, it was an observant citizen who led police to the two remaining fugitives who broke out of a California jail eight days ago using a Google Earth map …

Drug courts uncertain in Merrimack County

Friday, January 29, 2016

As lawmakers consider a proposal to fund drug courts across New Hampshire, one of the state’s most populous counties, Merrimack, still has yet to commit to the program – though preparations are under way here just the same. Superior Court Chief Justice Tina Nadeau said a federal training …

$31M verdict to former Seabrook Wal-Mart employee

Friday, January 29, 2016

A jury has awarded more than $31 million in damages to a former Wal-Mart pharmacist in a Seabrook store who claimed she was wrongly fired after reporting safety concerns about co-workers dispensing prescriptions. Maureen McPadden, an 18-year employee at Wal-Mart, was fired in 2012 after losing her pharmacy …

Lawyers for Boston Marathon bomber file notice of appeal

Friday, January 29, 2016

Lawyers for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have filed a notice of appeal. The notice filed Friday with the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals doesn’t describe any grounds for appeal. Those will be spelled out later in a separate filing. One of the grounds is expected to …

Authorities: 1 of 3 fugitive inmates arrested in California

Friday, January 29, 2016

Police arrested one of three violent fugitive inmates on Friday after he told a woman in the same city where the jailbreak occurred a week ago that he wanted to surrender, authorities said. The other two men remain …

Well-known homeless man struck by car on I-393

Friday, January 29, 2016

A disabled man in a wheelchair sustained serious injuries Thursday night in Concord when he was hit by a car along the shoulder of Interstate 393 near the intersection with North Main Street, according to police. Authorities said the victim, who they had yet to name, was rushed …

Mom charged in teen’s overdose death requests evidence

Thursday, January 28, 2016

A New Hampshire mother charged in the October fentanyl overdose death of her 17-year-old daughter is requesting evidence in the case. Foster’s Daily Democrat reported attorneys for 41-year-old Jazzmyn Rood filed a motion for pre-indictment discovery. A hearing is set for Monday. The pretrial procedure allows the defendant …

Firefighter injured in Franklin fire

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Remembering the diverse crew of shuttle Challenger

Saturday, January 27, 1996

The seven-member crew of the Space Shuttle Challenger was hailed for its diversity – male, female, white, black, Asian-American, Christian, Jewish. Here is a brief look at the astronauts who died aboard Challenger 30 years ago: Christa McAuliffe …