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Boston suspect’s sister charged in bomb threat

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s sister has been accused of threatening to bomb a New York City woman and has been arrested. The police said Ailina Tsarnaeva made the threat via telephone Monday and turned herself in yesterday. She’s charged with aggravated harassment. The police said the North Bergen, N.J., resident is due in court Sept. 30. Tsarnaeva has been required to check in with Massachusetts probation officers since … 0

Shooting by 9-year-old girl stirs debate over guns

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The accidental shooting death of a firing range instructor by a 9-year-old girl with an Uzi has set off a powerful debate over youngsters and guns, with many people wondering what sort of parents would let a child handle a submachine gun. Instructor Charles Vacca, 39, was standing next to the girl Monday … 1

Pickup truck driver dies in crash in Conway

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The police said a pickup truck driver has died in Conway after crossing a road and colliding with an oncoming SUV. WMUR reported that the police said the accident happened Monday morning on West Side Road. When they arrived, the driver of the pickup truck was unconscious and later died. The police identified him as Kyle Guerin, a 2010 graduate of Berlin High … 0

Concord and Manchester police report spike in synthetic pot overdoses

Thursday, August 14, 2014

The Concord police have responded to at least three suspected overdoses from synthetic marijuana since Tuesday, a sudden spike that comes as authorities in Manchester struggle to combat a similar, albeit larger, jump. Lt. Timothy O’Malley said yesterday that the department had received three reports within 24 hours … 0

Student’s killer proclaims innocence in jail call

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The man convicted of raping and killing a University of New Hampshire student proclaimed his innocence in a recorded prison phone call with his mother as she sympathized with the victim’s family and tried to convince him to … 1

Lawyers: Teen suffered ‘numerous’ acts of violence

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The teenager who returned nine months after she vanished on the way home from school was violently abducted by a stranger and “suffered numerous acts of unspeakable violence” for many months, her lawyers said in a statement. The … 0

DWI checkpoint on Route 3 in Belmont through Saturday

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The Belmont police are conducting daily sobriety checks on Route 3 through the end of this week. The department said in a statement that it is responding to “increasing incidents of drinking and driving.” It said the checkpoints, funded by federal highway safety money, are being manned with … 0

Bradford Police Department asks for help in identifying burglary suspects

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The Bradford police have asked for help in finding three people they believe have ties to a burglary last month at an apartment at 2543 Route 114. Detective Sgt. Edward Shaughnessy said the burglary occurred July 22, and … 0

Police won’t release name of officer who shot teen

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The Rev. Al Sharpton pressed the police yesterday to release the name of the officer who fatally shot an unarmed teenager in suburban St. Louis, and he pleaded for calm after two nights of violent protests over the … 1

Sanbornton man accused of shooting grown son in the legs

Monday, August 11, 2014

A 61-year-old Sanbornton man has been charged with attempted murder after authorities said he shot his grown son in the legs Sunday night at 228 Steele Hill Road. Lloyd Barnard has also been charged with first-degree assault, Sanbornton … 1

Fourth Northfield meth suspect pleads guilty, sentenced to year in jail

Monday, August 11, 2014

A 26-year-old woman was sentenced yesterday to a year in jail for helping sustain a Northfield meth lab. Amanda Warner of Keene pleaded guilty to three related counts and, under a plea agreement with county prosecutors, was sentenced to three concurrent 12-month jail terms. She had already served … 0

State police track alleged motorcycle thief going up to 185 mph

Monday, August 11, 2014

A 31-year-old Massachusetts man was arrested yesterday after authorities said they tracked him driving a stolen motorcycle upwards of 185 mph on Interstate 93 in Canterbury. Daniel Thibeault of Swansea, Mass., has been charged with reckless conduct, receiving … 0

FBI opens investigation into St. Louis shooting

Monday, August 11, 2014

The FBI opened an investigation yesterday into the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager whose death stirred a night of unrest in a St. Louis suburb. Many questions loomed over the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown, who … 0