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Cops / Courts / Fires

Saturday, May 30, 2015

A man from Canada has been charged with making false statements in an attempt to buy 100 handguns in New Hampshire. A complaint filed by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives says 62-year-old Nana Baffoe entered the United States on May 18. Several days later, he met with a firearms dealer in Nashua, filled out paperwork saying he lived in Manchester and gave a cashier’s check for $30,500. …

Woman accused of driving drunk with 2 children in car

Saturday, May 30, 2015

A Manchester woman is accused of driving drunk with two 3-year-old children in the back of her car. The police said 43-year-old Kristin Fosher-Laliberte was placed into custody Thursday night following sobriety tests. She also was charged with endangering the welfare of a child and heroin possession. The children were not harmed; their relationship to Fosher-Laliberte wasn’t immediately known. Fosher-Laliberte was arraigned yesterday; …

Officials: Gunmen hijack buses in Pakistan, kill 19

Friday, May 29, 2015

Around 20 armed men hijacked two buses in Pakistan’s southwestern Baluchistan province, killed 19 passengers and took at least 25 with them into the mountains as hostages yesterday, a Pakistani official said. Baluchistan Home Minister Sarfaraz Bugti said the gunmen let around 50 passengers go. Security forces surrounded and battled the gunmen, and were able to recover six passengers, one of whom was …

Smart meter debate back before Maine supreme court

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The debate over the safety of so-called smart meters installed by Central Maine Power is going back before the state Supreme Court, setting up a legal clash over regulators’ conclusion that they pose no risk. Opponents are challenging a December conclusion by the Maine Public Utilities Commission that …

Motorcycle gang shootout started with parking dispute

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

A deadly weekend shootout involving rival motorcycle gangs apparently began with a parking dispute and someone running over a gang member’s foot, the police said yesterday. Waco police Sgt. Patrick Swanton said an uninvited group appeared for Sunday’s …

Robert Breest’s attorneys say DNA undermines state’s claim he acted alone in 1971 murder of Susan Randall

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Robert Breest shuffled into a Concord courtroom yesterday, 42 years older and not an ounce less adamant of his innocence. Since 1973, he has tried time and again to prove he was wrongly convicted of murdering 18-year-old Susan …

Police investigate after teen shoots friend through window

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Authorities are considering whether to bring criminal charges against a Montana 17-year-old who fired a bullet through his bedroom window, killing his friend in a case an investigator has described as an accident. The unidentified suspect had been …

Baltimore prosecutor disputes conflict of interest claims

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Baltimore’s top prosecutor has filed a blistering response to conflict of interest allegations raised by lawyers for six police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray. The defense lawyers asked that a judge replace State’s Attorney Marilyn …

Pembroke man charged with drunken driving while speeding in excess of 110 mph

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The police said a Pembroke man driving a Hyundai Accent was drunk when he sped away from a state trooper at a rate in excess of 110 mph Monday night. Shaun Chase, 42, of Pembroke eventually pulled over and was charged with aggravated driving while under the influence …

2 men plead guilty to selling synthetic drugs

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Two men have pleaded guilty in New Hampshire federal court to charges of selling synthetic marijuana at a convenience store. The U.S. attorney’s office said a warrant was executed at a store in North Andover, Mass., in 2013, where agents seized about 100 packages of the products, sold …

Charges filed against 170 motorcycle gang members in Texas

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

About 170 members of rival motorcycle gangs were charged with engaging in organized crime yesterday, a day after a shootout at a Texas restaurant that killed nine people and wounded 18. The crowd of suspects was so large …

Appeals court sides with Google in anti-Muslim film case

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

A federal appeals court panel should not have forced YouTube to take down an anti-Muslim film that sparked violence in the Middle East and death threats to actors, a larger group of judges ruled yesterday in a victory …

CRIMELINE: Concord police searching for alleged bank robber

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The Concord police are searching for a man who they believe robbed the Bank of New Hampshire branch on North Main Street yesterday about 12:30 p.m. The man approached a teller and handed her a note demanding cash, …