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New Hampshire police believe murder suspect is in Georgia

Thursday, October 2, 2014

A New Hampshire man suspected of killing his parents and setting their house on fire is believed to be in the Atlanta area, a police detective said yesterday. The detective would not elaborate on why he believed Matthew Dion, 38, could be in the metropolitan area of the Georgia city. Manchester Detective Sgt. Joe Mucci said yesterday that Dion may be driving a silver 2013 Hyundai Elantra he stole in … 0

Police find nothing at Bedford schools after bomb threat

Thursday, October 2, 2014

The police in Bedford said nothing was found after they searched a high school and middle school complex that canceled classes because of a bomb threat. Bedford police Chief John Byfonski said a school administrator received the threat about 6 a.m. Tuesday. He declined to say how the threat was communicated. WMUR reported that the police said shortly after noon that nothing was … 0

Judge hearing Hernandez bid to suppress evidence

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

A Massachusetts prosecutor in the murder case against former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez testified yesterday against his lawyers’ efforts to suppress cell phone evidence, saying they had agreed to turn the phone over to investigators. Bristol County Assistant District Attorney Patrick Bomberg said Hernandez’s lawyers told him in an initial meeting at … 0

Dunbarton police arrest Michigan man following sexual assault investigation

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

A 21-year-old Michigan man was arrested Monday after the police said he sexually assaulted a child younger than 16 at a home in Dunbarton. Jesse Dagle of Eastpointe, Mich., was taken into custody by the Dunbarton and Manchester police at a Manchester hotel after the Dunbarton police obtained … 0

Details of domestic violence claim against Weare police chief emerge

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

A judge has granted a new restraining order against Weare police Chief John Velleca, days after his assistant says he assaulted her at her Hillsboro home. In a petition filed Monday and released yesterday in Hillsboro’s district court, … 5

Hopkinton firefighter: Emergency response won’t change despite temporary move

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Some Hopkinton Fire Department functions are now based out of the Hopkinton Village station, while the Contoocook Village station undergoes construction. The full-time crew, primary ambulance and chief’s office can be found at 100 Main St. in Hopkinton. Anyone looking to file for a burn permit or with … 0

U.S. Attorney: Drug cartel member pleads guilty in Cocnord

Monday, September 15, 2014

The U.S. Attorney’s office in New Hampshire said a member of the Sinaloa drug cartel has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute cocaine. Jesus Gonzalo Palazuelos Soto of Mexico was in federal court in Concord yesterday. Prosecutors said he was arrested in Spain in 2012, where he was … 0

700 feared dead in 2 Mediterranean boat wrecks

Monday, September 15, 2014

This year is on track to become the deadliest ever for migrants crossing the Mediterranean Sea after two heavily loaded boats were wrecked in the past week, possibly killing 700 people fleeing Africa for Europe – the same … 0

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 … 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 … 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 … 0

In labs and in the law, spice poses chemical conundrum

Friday, September 12, 2014

The culprit behind a string of overdoses and a recent state of emergency goes by several names: “spice,” “K2” or, more broadly, “synthetic marijuana.” That last one, however, is a misnomer – and a potentially dangerous one, at … 0

Charges in dead babies case; neighbors soul-search

Friday, September 12, 2014

A woman who lived in a squalid, vermin-infested home in Blackstone, Mass., where the bodies of three infants were found was charged yesterday with covering up the deaths, while neighbors said they wish they had acted themselves to … 0