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Prison guards accused of witness tampering, reckless conduct in Concord knife incident

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Two state corrections officers have been indicted on felony charges accusing them of slicing a Concord halfway house inmate’s shirt and threatening to withhold medical care from him unless he reported that he had “cut himself.” The indictments, released yesterday, identify the officers as Robert Gauthier, 47, of Epsom and Dennis Fitton, 40, of Alexandria. Both have been suspended with pay pending an administrative investigation, corrections spokesman Jeff Lyons said. …

Days after Waco, South Carolina braces for bikers

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Hundreds of thousands of bikers are expected to descend on South Carolina’s Myrtle Beach area this Memorial Day weekend – and when they do, they’ll be met with beefed-up security. Locals say there are rarely problems during the Bikefest in Atlantic Beach, a predominantly black enclave of just 350 year-round residents outside the …

Malaysia orders sea search-and-rescue for migrants

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Four Malaysian navy ships began searching the seas for stranded boat people yesterday in the first official rescue operation since desperate migrants started washing onto Southeast Asia’s shores, and the United States military gave the first indication it was ready to take a direct role in helping address the crisis. Thousands of Rohingya …

72 years ago, a deadly derailment occurred at same Philadelphia spot

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

The victims’ bodies were “strewn along tracks.” It was Labor Day weekend in 1943, and eight cars of a 16-car train derailed at Frankford Junction in Philadelphia – reportedly along the same stretch where Tuesday night’s deadly crash occurred 72 years later. Nearly 80 people died in the …

nashua / canada: Man granted parole in home invasion case

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

A man who hid evidence and concocted an alibi for his friends after they killed a woman and maimed her daughter during a home invasion was granted parole yesterday. Autumn Savoy, 25, admitted helping Steven Spader and Christopher …

Body recovered of man who tried to swim across river

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

The police said a search-and-rescue team has recovered the body of man who tried to swim across the fast moving Merrimack River in Manchester. Authorities said the 34-year-old man was allegedly swept downstream Monday evening. The New Hampshire State Police searched the river by helicopter and two fire …

Former Ayotte aide waives arraignment on prostitution charge

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

The former state director for New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte has waived arraignment on one count of solicitation to prostitution, following his arrest in April. David Wihby of Manchester is one of 10 men charged with soliciting prostitutes at two Nashua hotels. The Telegraph reported that a pretrial …

Tulsa County officer to resign following shooting, memo

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

A second top administrator in the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office resigned yesterday in ongoing fallout from the shooting death of a restrained man by a volunteer deputy who said he mistook his weapon for a stun gun. The …

U.Va. dean sues Rolling Stone over debunked gang rape story

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

A University of Virginia associate dean sued Rolling Stone magazine yesterday for more than $7.5 million, saying a debunked and retracted account of an alleged gang rape on campus cast her as the “chief villain.” Nicole Eramo, the …

BOSTON: New charge for Hernandez: witness intimidation

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Former New England Patriots player and convicted murderer Aaron Hernandez is facing another criminal charge: witness intimidation, prosecutors said Monday. Hernandez was convicted last month of killing Odin Lloyd, who was dating his fiancee’s sister, in June 2013. …

Boston: Nun says Tsarnaev is sorry

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s lawyers rested their case Monday in their bid to save him from execution after death penalty opponent Sister Helen Prejean testified that Tsarnaev expressed genuine sorrow about the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing. “No one deserves to suffer like they did,” Prejean quoted him as …

Girl’s parents killed by tornado

Monday, May 11, 2015

Emergency responders searched through splintered wreckage Monday after a line of tornadoes battered several small communities in Texas and Arkansas, killing at least five people, including a young couple who died trying to shield their daughter from the …

florida: Zimmerman incident linked to prior dispute

Monday, May 11, 2015

George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer who has had a series of run-ins with girlfriends, his ex-wife and random strangers since killing an unarmed black teenager, narrowly missed getting shot Monday after a mysterious dispute. The dispute this …