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Motorcyclist in high-speed Concord chase held on $10,000 cash bail

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

A Manchester motorcyclist accused of leading troopers on a high-speed chase through Concord early Saturday was arraigned yesterday on several charges, including transportation of drugs, resisting arrest and possession of crack cocaine. David Fries, 31, appeared by video in Concord’s district court and was ordered held on $10,000 cash bail. The police said Fries crashed his 2000 Suzuki motorcycle during the pursuit and fled into the woods near Exit 3 … 0

Probe: Plane operating normally before fatal crash in North Hampton

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Federal investigators said an initial probe shows the small plane that crashed shortly after takeoff in North Hampton had no obvious mechanical failures before it fell from the sky, killing two people. Todd Gunther of the National Transportation Safety Board said witness accounts indicate the Cessna pitched up sharply after takeoff Monday at Hampton Airfield, rolled to the left then plummeted into trees. … 0

Police: Man robs Manchester bank, hands teller note

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

The police are looking for a man who robbed a bank in Manchester. The police said the man handed a TD Bank teller a note demanding money about 11:30 a.m. yesterday. The man did not show or make any mention of a weapon. The teller gave him some money and he fled. The suspect is described as white with short gray hair, wearing … 0

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

Police: Car chase ends when man crashes into building

Saturday, August 16, 2014

An early morning car chase ended yesterday when Nikolas Carr of Concord crashed the Honda Civic he was driving into the TDS Cable building at 11 Kearsarge Ave. in Contoocook, officials said. The state police then apprehended Carr, 19, after a brief foot chase, according to a statement. … 0

MISSOURI: Police: Slain teen a suspect

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Authorities in Ferguson, Mo., yesterday began telling their version of the events surrounding the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer, but the halting, contradictory nature of the account revived popular anger here … 1

Missouri: Objectivity of prosecutor in shooting is questioned

Saturday, August 16, 2014

St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley yesterday said he is leading an effort to remove the county prosecutor from investigating the Michael Brown case because he believes the prosecutor’s personal experiences and recent statements have tainted his ability to act objectively. Brown, a black 18-year-old, was fatally shot … 1

Texas Gov. Rick Perry indicted for coercion for veto threat

Saturday, August 16, 2014

A grand jury indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry yesterday for allegedly abusing the powers of his office by carrying out a threat to veto funding for state prosecutors investigating public corruption – making the possible 2016 presidential candidate … 0

Police investigating reported home invasion at Penacook Place

Friday, August 15, 2014

The Concord police are investigating a possible armed home invasion yesterday at the Penacook Place apartments. Lt. Tim O’Malley said the department received a call Wednesday about 3:30 p.m. from a female tenant, who said two hooded men had just entered her unit, possibly armed with guns. They … 0