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With overdoses stacking up, police officers – and maybe soon citizens – get access to opioid antidote

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Police officers in towns that opt into a new training program will soon start carrying a life-saving overdose reversal drug. The Department of Safety announced yesterday that it will allow law enforcement officers to administer naloxone – also known by its brand name, Narcan – after they undergo eight hours of training, including CPR and first aid. The drug, given nasally, costs between $25 and $30 per dose and could …

New York fire, building collapse injure 19; gas blast blamed

Thursday, March 26, 2015

An apparent gas explosion leveled an apartment building, largely destroyed another and launched rubble and shards of glass across streets in the heart of Manhattan’s trendy East Village on Thursday, injuring 19 people. Smoke could be seen and smelled for miles. Restaurant diners ran out of their shoes and bystanders helped one another …

French prosecutor: German copilot wanted to ‘destroy’ the plane

Thursday, March 26, 2015

As a frantic pilot pounded on the cockpit door and passengers screamed in panic, the Germanwings copilot “intentionally” sent Flight 9525 straight into the side of a mountain in the French Alps, a prosecutor said today. In a news conference in Paris, Marseille prosecutor Brice Robin laid out the horrifying conclusions reached by …

Britain’s shame: Evidence mounts of child-abuse cover-up

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

A toxic mix of misuse of power and official silence has become Britain’s shame as the country faces up to a growing web of evidence that the abuse of vulnerable children by powerful men was covered up for …

Nashua chase leads to arrest, police car rammed; drugs found

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The state police said a 60-year-old Nashua man led them on a chase yesterday morning that ended with a crash where the police found drugs in the car. The police said a Jeep Grand Cherokee drove recklessly through a Route 293 work zone about 11 a.m. yesterday, almost …

Attorney: Ferguson shooting suspect didn’t target officers

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

A man accused of shooting two officers last week in Ferguson, Mo., was not targeting the police or aiming at demonstrators at a late-night protest, his attorney said yesterday as he countered an earlier police description of the …

Man, 20, charged with shooting 2 officers in Ferguson

Sunday, March 15, 2015

A 20-year-old man charged yesterday with shooting two police officers watching over a demonstration outside the Ferguson Police Department had attended a protest there earlier that night but told investigators he wasn’t targeting the officers, authorities said. St. …

Wealthy eccentric says in HBO finale he ‘killed them all’

Sunday, March 15, 2015

The arrest of Robert Durst, a wealthy eccentric linked to two killings and his wife’s disappearance, came yesterday just before the finale in an HBO show about his life in which he said he “killed them all.” Durst …

Accident in Bow causes brief power outage

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Nearly 900 Unitil customers in Bow were without power for a couple of hours last night after a vehicle struck a utility pole on Route 3A. John Fisher, 57, of Allenstown, one of two drivers involved in the accident, was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated. Fisher …

Many remain in shelters after massive cyclone

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Residents in cyclone-ravaged Vanuatu hunkered in emergency shelters for a second straight night yesterday after venturing out to find their homes damaged or blown away by the powerful storm, aid workers said. Packing winds of 168 miles per …

Robbers gang rape nun in her 70s at school

Sunday, March 15, 2015

A nun in her 70s was gang-raped by a group of bandits yesterday when she tried to prevent them from robbing a Christian missionary school in eastern India, the police said, the latest crime to focus attention on …

Mourners pack funeral for man killed by police

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Hundreds of mourners packed a Wisconsin high school field house and spilled into a secondary gym yesterday to remember a 19-year-old biracial man fatally shot last weekend by a white officer, the latest of a string of killings …

Lawyer says goal is to protect rights of fraternity members

Friday, March 13, 2015

The actions of some fraternity members at the University of Oklahoma caught engaging in a racist chant are inexcusable, but student members still have due process rights that must be protected, an attorney hired to represent the local …