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NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton, right, stands beside Mayor Bill de Blasio as he wipes his eye during a news conference at Woodhull Medical Center, Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, in New York.  An armed man walked up to two New York Police Department officers sitting inside a patrol car and opened fire Saturday afternoon, killing one and critically wounding a second before running into a nearby subway station and committing suicide, police said. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

New York City: Sources: Cops’ killer angry about Garner

Sunday, December 21, 2014

A gunman who announced online that he was planning to shoot two “pigs” in retaliation for the police chokehold death of Eric Garner ambushed two officers in a patrol car and shot them to death in broad daylight yesterday before running to a subway station and killing himself, authorities said. The suspect, 28-year-old Ismaaiyl Brinsley, wrote on an Instagram account: …

Police: Man in elf costume charged with DWI

Saturday, December 20, 2014

The police said an elf on the sauce is facing drunken driving charges in New Jersey. The Riverdale police told that 23-year-old Brian Chellis was found passed out in a car early Friday morning wearing an Elf on the Shelf costume. Lt. James Macintosh said the Cedar Grove man was asleep behind …

2 dozen injured in southern Indiana bus crash

Saturday, December 20, 2014

A double-decker bus headed from Chicago to Atlanta slid off a highway in southern Indiana and rolled onto its side early yesterday, injuring 24 people, authorities said. The bus, operated by Megabus and carrying 68 passengers, veered off the road about 5:30 a.m. on Interstate 65 in Seymour, State Police Trooper Clifton Elston said. The most serious injury was a broken collarbone, and …

New Hampton family loses ‘a place we’d always go’ in Monday afternoon fire

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

The family home on Kelley Pond Road in New Hampton had always been a safe place to stay for Meghan and Scott Batchelder. Whether between jobs or between apartments, the siblings knew they’d find an open door at …

Maine man charged with mailing cyanide denied bail

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

A federal judge denied bail yesterday to a Maine man charged with sending poison to a depressed Englishman who used it to kill himself. Sidney Kilmartin faced a detention hearing in federal court in Bangor, a little more than a month after his arrest. He is accused of …

Concord police investigating attempted weekend robbery at Dunkin’ Donuts

Monday, December 8, 2014

The Concord police have requested help in locating a man who tried to rob the Dunkin’ Donuts on Loudon Road just after midnight Saturday. In a statement, the police said the man walked into the business, pointed a …

Former Henniker man admits to decades-old sexual assault – but not what he’s charged with doing

Monday, December 8, 2014

The lawyer for a former Henniker man accused of molesting his friend’s underage daughter 25 years ago told a jury yesterday that he admits to having touched the girl inappropriately – just not in the manner or to the degree alleged. During opening remarks in Merrimack County Superior …

Canoe overturns, leaves 3 duck hunters in lake

Monday, December 8, 2014

Three duck hunters are recuperating after their canoe overturned in a river in Amherst, leaving them in near-freezing conditions for about half an hour. The Amherst police said the canoe overturned Sunday morning in the Souhegan River. The incident swept 49-year-old Jean Letarte of Milford downstream with the …

Guard arrested in death of NYC inmate in hot cell

Monday, December 8, 2014

A jail guard accused of skipping her rounds and falsifying the logbook to cover it up was charged yesterday in connection with the death of a mentally ill inmate in his stifling 101-degree Rikers Island cell. Carol Lackner …

California protesters smash windows; 4 hurt

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Three officers and a technician were hurt and six people were arrested in Northern California when a protest over police killings turned violent. The Oakland Tribune reported yesterday that the police fired rubber bullets and used smoke and …

Indicting a police officer is uncommon occurrence

Sunday, December 7, 2014

At least 400 people are killed by police officers in the United States every year, and while the circumstances of each case are different, one thing remains constant: In only a handful of instances do grand juries issue …

Mexico: At least 1 of 43 missing students ID’d

Sunday, December 7, 2014

At least one of 43 college students missing since September has been identified among charred remains found near a garbage dump, two Mexican officials confirmed yesterday. The two could not provide more details on how many of the …

FBI probes Somali teen’s death as a hate crime

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Authorities say a teenager was deliberately run down and killed by a man driving an SUV outside a Somali community center in Kansas City, Mo., and a spokeswoman said yesterday that the FBI was investigating whether the crash was a hate crime. The 15-year-old’s legs were nearly severed …