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Robert Breest, on trial for the murder of Manchester teen Susie Randall in 1973, Ismokes a cigarette during a jury view at the bridge on Interstate 93 in Concord where Breest was accused of having dropped Randall’s body onto the frozen Merrimack River.

Convict in 1971 murder wants to appeal latest trial ruling

Saturday, August 29, 2015

A man convicted of killing an 18-year-old woman more than four decades ago wants to appeal a recent court decision denying him a new trial. Robert Breest, 77, denies beating Susan Randall to death and tossing her partially nude body onto the frozen Merrimack River in Concord in February 1971. He has twice been denied parole because he refuses to …

Cousin of drug kingpin sentenced to 16 years in prison

Saturday, August 29, 2015

A cousin of one of the world’s most notorious drug lords who prosecutors say was working to distribute cocaine in the United States has been sentenced in a New Hampshire court to 16 years in federal prison. Manuel Jesus Gutierrez-Guzman, 54, cousin of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman who led the Sinaloa drug cartel and escaped from a maximum security prison in Mexico in …

TV shooting survivor’s husband recounts story before gunfire

Saturday, August 29, 2015

The woman who survived the on-air shooting that killed two TV journalists says she never saw the gunman walk up to the group because the camera’s bright light blinded her. Vicki Gardner, a chamber of commerce official, was answering questions about the community on live TV when the gunfire erupted. She was wounded …

Autopsy: Suspect killed by St. Louis police was shot in back

Saturday, August 22, 2015

An autopsy showed that an 18-year-old who was shot and killed by an officer helping serve a search warrant in a violence-plagued neighborhood died from a single wound in the back, police said Friday. St. Louis police Chief …

Early morning crash in Goffstown kills 1, injures passenger

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Police said a car crash that may have been caused by speed has killed the driver and seriously injured a passenger. WMUR-TV reported the crash happened shortly before 2 a.m. on Tirrell Hill Road in Goffstown. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene. The passenger was taken …

Police arrest Concord man wanted on warrant from Oklahoma

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Concord police and U.S. Marshals arrested a city man Friday who was wanted in connection with a kidnapping and assault in Oklahoma in April. Ashton Garland, 24, of Beacon Street, was arrested and charged as a fugitive from justice. On Friday, police said they tried to locate Garland …

Franklin police continue Franklin Savings Bank investigation

Saturday, August 22, 2015

The Franklin Police Department is investigating more than one suspect in the armed robbery of Franklin Savings Bank. Franklin police Chief David Goldstein said the department is seriously looking at two individuals, though he did not identify them or know when arrests might be made. The bank at …

Concord police investigate string of daytime burglaries

Saturday, August 22, 2015

The Concord Police Department is looking for information about a rash of home burglaries, including three reports this week. According to a Concord Regional Crimeline alert, police received reports of three daytime burglaries Wednesday in North Concord and Penacook. Lt. Tim O’Malley said all three occurred while the …

Document: Canterbury selectmen decided not to place police chief on leave during sex assault investigation

Friday, August 21, 2015

Canterbury officials knew about a sexual assault investigation into police Chief John LaRoche last fall and decided not to take action against him at that time, according to a new court document filed in the case. LaRoche, now …

Defense cross-examines accuser in St. Paul’s rape case

Friday, August 21, 2015

The girl recalled the whir of the surrounding machines, their operating lights flashing in the darkness. She remembered the chill of the floor, and fought back tears as she recounted for jurors the moment she realized the older …

Subway’s Jared pleads to sex charges

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Longtime Subway pitchman Jared Fogle agreed Wednesday to plead guilty to allegations that he paid for sex acts with minors and received child pornography in a case that destroyed his career at the sandwich-shop chain and could send …

State lawmakers work on legislation to require NH state troopers to wear body cameras

Thursday, August 20, 2015

A state wiretapping law proved one of the biggest obstacles preventing New Hampshire State Police from running a body camera pilot program earlier this year. “It’s a lot more than just getting cameras,” said State Police Major Russell …

Man who robbed Franklin bank remains at-large

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Days after Franklin Savings Bank was robbed at gunpoint, the suspect remains unidentified and has not been apprehended. Franklin Savings Bank at 933 Central St. was robbed Friday morning by a masked man with a gun. Franklin police dispatch said Wednesday afternoon that there was no update on …