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ADVANCE FOR USE SUNDAY, SEPT. 14, 2014, AND THEREAFTER-  In this November 1989 photo, Tommy Thompson holds a $ 50 pioneer gold piece retrieved earlier in 1989 from the wreck of the gold ship Central America. Thompson led a group that recovered millions of dollars worth of sunken treasure only to end up involved in court cases brought by dozens of insurance companies laying claim to the treasure. (AP Photo/The Columbus Dispatch, Lon Horwedel)

Feds chase treasure hunter turned fugitive

Saturday, September 13, 2014

One of the last times anyone ever saw Tommy Thompson, he was walking on the pool deck of a Florida mansion wearing nothing but eye1glasses, leather shoes, socks and underwear, his brown hair growing wild. It was a far cry from the conquering hero who, almost two decades before, docked a ship in Norfolk, Va., loaded with what’s been described … 0

Rescuers end ocean search for Navy fighter pilot

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Rescuers yesterday called off their search of the Pacific Ocean for a Navy fighter pilot whose jet was one of two that crashed west of Wake Island. The Navy said yesterday that it presumes the pilot is dead after failing to find him during a 36-hour search. The Navy declined to release the … 0

Pa. State Police identify trooper killed in ambush

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Two troopers were ambushed outside a state police barracks in northeastern Pennsylvania during a late-night shift change, leaving one dead and another injured, and authorities scoured the densely wooded countryside and beyond yesterday looking for the shooter or shooters. One trooper was leaving the barracks in Blooming Grove, Pike County, and another was … 0

N.Y. West Indian Day Parade marred by nearby slaying

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Colorful floats, elaborate costumes, politicians and merrymakers filled Brooklyn’s streets yesterday for the annual West Indian Day Parade, a massive Caribbean celebration that was marred by a fatal shooting nearby before the official festivities got under way. The … 0

Police: Motorcyclist hits 185 mph in early-morning chase

Saturday, August 30, 2014

A Manchester motorcyclist reached speeds as high as 185 mph while eluding troopers through Bow and Concord early this morning, the state police said. David J. Fries, 31, faces numerous charges, including reckless operation, operating a motorcycle without a license, disobeying a police officer, transportation of drugs, conduct … 0

Maine man dies after Mount Jefferson hike

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Authorities said a Maine hiker has died after suffering a medical emergency while climbing New Hampshire’s Mount Jefferson. The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department said 63-year-old Gregory Larson was stricken Friday afternoon near the summit of the 5,712-foot mountain. His companions performed CPR while rescue hikers and … 0

Police: Men tried to pull UNH student into trunk

Saturday, August 30, 2014

The police said three men tried to force a University of New Hampshire student into the trunk of their car. The university’s police department said the attempted abduction happened early Friday morning adjacent to campus. No arrests have been made. The student told investigators two of the men … 0

New Hampshire search dog finds disoriented man

Friday, August 29, 2014

A New Hampshire Fish and Game conservation officer and his four-legged partner made quick work of finding a missing man with Alzheimer’s. The Bethlehem and Franconia police were notified about 11 p.m. Thursday that a 69-year-old man had wandered away from his Bethlehem home. When a quick search … 0

Hudson pauses panhandling crackdown

Friday, August 29, 2014

Officials in Hudson have agreed to suspend their efforts to crackdown on panhandlers while a federal lawsuit is pending. The New Hampshire Civil Liberties Union earlier this month filed a lawsuit claiming Hudson officials are violating the free speech rights of panhandlers by telling them to stop seeking … 0

Chapman told parole board confusion led to Lennon’s murder

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Mark David Chapman, who was denied release from a New York prison last week for the eighth time for the murder of John Lennon, told a parole board he was “confused” and “needed attention” and took it out … 0

Police look for dog, owner after fatal dog attack

Thursday, August 28, 2014

The New Hampshire State Police are asking for help from the public to help identify a pit bull and its owner after they said the dog attacked another on a mountain hike. The attacked dog died of its … 4

Lawyers clash over emails in Boston ‘Bag Men’ lawsuit

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Lawyers for two Massachusetts residents and for the newspaper that called them “Bag Men” after the Boston Marathon bombing are clashing over the significance of emails that circulated among law enforcement in the chaotic days after the attack. Both sides say newly released emails, among documents unsealed earlier … 0

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 … 0