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Epsom man indicted on new rape charges, raising count of alleged victims to 4

Friday, October 24, 2014

A 67-year-old Epsom man accused this summer of raping two children hundreds of times in the early 1990s has been indicted in Merrimack County Superior Court on new charges alleging sexual assaults on a 10-year-old girl earlier this year. Kenneth Day is charged in Merrimack County with seven counts of aggravated felonious sexual assault, two of which claim “pattern” abuse. …

Ex-Mountie hero of shootout at Canada’s Parliament

Friday, October 24, 2014

The standing ovation began even before Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers entered the Parliament chamber in his black robe, carrying the golden ceremonial mace on his right shoulder. For more than two minutes, the lawmakers applauded and pounded their desks yesterday for the white-haired former Mountie, hailed as a hero for shooting the gunman who …

Suit claims school staff abused disabled students

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Relatives of two disabled students are suing a Greenfield special needs school, claiming staff pinched, hit and taunted the children and took photos of a naked boy sitting on a toilet. Lawyers for the parents of a 9-year-old New Hampshire boy and the grandmother of an 11-year-old Vermont girl filed the lawsuit in federal court in Concord, claiming abuse by several staff members …

2 boys injured when bouncy house goes airborne in Nashua

Monday, October 13, 2014

Two toddlers were injured – one critically – when a bouncy house they had crawled into at a New Hampshire orchard went airborne. A 2-year-old boy was flown by helicopter to Tufts Medical Center in Boston. A 3-year-old boy was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. …

Lawsuit: Alabama teen used as bait in school sex sting

Monday, October 13, 2014

Some facts of the case aren’t in dispute: A teacher’s aide asked a 14-year-old girl to go into a middle school bathroom as bait so a 16-year-old eighth-grader with a history of sexual harassment could be caught trying to have sex with her and disciplined. The scheme backfired. …

Rain dampens police shooting protests in Missouri

Saturday, October 11, 2014

A cold, steady rain dampened the start of widespread weekend protests over the two-month-old death of Michael Brown and other fatal police shootings in the St. Louis area and elsewhere that demonstrators say are racially motivated. Organizers of …

Arizona man suffers serious injuries in rollover near Exit 17 on Interstate 93

Friday, October 10, 2014

The state police are investigating a rollover on Interstate 93 that sent an Arizona man to Concord Hospital yesterday with serious injuries. State troopers and the Concord Fire Department responded about 3 p.m. to a report of a crash in the southbound lanes of I-93 near Exit 17, …

St. Louis shooting reignites anger among activists

Friday, October 10, 2014

Two months after a Ferguson, Mo., officer killed Michael Brown, setting off intense national debate about law enforcement treatment of minorities, the shooting death of another black 18-year-old by the police in nearby St. Louis has reignited anger among activists already planning weekend protests. The police said Vonderrit …

N.H. residents reporting IRS telephone scam

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Some residents have reported suspicious telephone calls in recent days purporting that the IRS is suing them. The calls are part of a nationwide scam, according to federal officials. According to a notice posted earlier this year by Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, “Callers claiming to be …

Lead FBI agent testifies in trial of alleged cartel member

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Encoded text messages. Cocaine wrapped in party balloons. Shopping bags filled with cash and handwritten notes to and from the world’s most wanted drug lord. For a few hours yesterday in Concord, a federal agent provided a rare …

Two more arrested in Concord double stabbing

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

The Concord police have arrested two more people who they believe took part in a downtown robbery last week that resulted in a nonfatal double stabbing. Lt. Timothy O’Malley said the department arrested Scott Perkins and Trevor Partridge, both 20, on charges including simple assault and conspiracy to …

Murder trial underway in Vermont teacher killing

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

The murder trial for a snowplow driver charged with killing a popular teacher after luring her from her home began yesterday with a prosecutor saying the suspect gave a detailed confession and the defense blaming the man’s wife. …

4 Northeast states stand together against heroin

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Four Northeastern states have agreed to collaborate in investigations of heroin trafficking that often cross state lines, authorities said yesterday. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane said their coalition, so far, also …