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Pickup truck driver dies in crash in Conway

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The police said a pickup truck driver has died in Conway after crossing a road and colliding with an oncoming SUV. WMUR reported that the police said the accident happened Monday morning on West Side Road. When they arrived, the driver of the pickup truck was unconscious and later died. The police identified him as Kyle Guerin, a 2010 graduate of Berlin High School. The driver of the SUV suffered … 0

Raymond man pinned by 6,000-pound boulder in yard, dies

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The police in Raymond said a man who tried to dig around a 6,000-pound boulder in his yard became pinned under the rock and died. The police said 47-year-old Paul Comeau Jr. had been working on extricating the boulder over several months. He was digging around the rock in an attempt to free it. While he was working on it Monday, the boulder … 0

N.H. communities, state continue fight against synthetic pot

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Epsom police Chief Wayne Preve sank into his office chair last Friday, a beleaguered look on his face. A week earlier, Gov. Maggie Hassan had declared a health emergency following a rash of drug overdoses in Manchester and Concord, and authorized state and local officials to quarantine the culprit: bubblegum-flavored “Smacked!” This might … 0

Killing of unarmed Missouri man draws criticism

Sunday, August 10, 2014

An 18-year-old black man shot multiple times by a suburban St. Louis police officer was unarmed when he died, the police said yesterday, as hundreds of local residents protested and a civil rights leader expressed outrage at the … 0

Man accused of poison attempt to get evaluation

Saturday, August 9, 2014

A competency evaluation has been ordered for a man accused of trying to poison two family members in New Hampshire. The police said 50-year-old Wayne Hasnohorse is facing two charges of assault after he allegedly put something toxic in a jug of drinking water. WMUR reported that he … 0

South Africa: Pistorius trial closing; verdict a month away

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Oscar Pistorius’s defense lawyer said the athlete’s shooting of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp was a “huge, unfortunate mistake” made after a noise that appeared to show an intruder was in the house. “He was desperate to save her,” Barry Roux said Friday during final arguments in the High Court … 0

Judge says property of Nathaniel Kibby, suspect in Abigail Hernandez kidnapping case, can stay put

Saturday, August 9, 2014

A judge has ordered investigators to leave in place a trailer and a large storage container belonging to a man charged with kidnapping a 14-year-old girl who disappeared while walking home from school but returned home nine months … 0

James Brady’s death ruled a homicide 33 years after shooting

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Monday’s death of former president Ronald Reagan’s press secretary James Brady has been ruled a homicide as a result of the gunshot wound he suffered in the assassination attempt on Reagan in 1981, more than three decades ago. … 0

Monkeys take ‘selfies,’ sparking copyright dispute

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Monkey see, monkey do. But when a monkey takes a selfie, who owns the copyright? A series of self-portraits taken by Indonesian monkeys has sparked a copyright dispute between Wikipedia and a British wildlife photographer, who wasn’t amused that the popular images are being used for free. Photographer … 0

Former Bow police officer returns from Nepal mountaineering trip with life lessons

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Jake St. Pierre left Concord this spring with a detailed itinerary and an ambitious plan to climb Mount Everest and scale Lhotse, its sister peak. He came back with a deeper understanding of the power of nature. St. … 2

New Hampshire Supreme Court says trial court should hear challenges

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

The New Hampshire Supreme Court ruled yesterday that the trial courts are the appropriate forum for convicts to complain about their appellate lawyers. Addressing the issue for the first time, the court ruled unanimously that a Hillsborough County Superior Court judge should have allowed Sean Brown to make … 0

Tsarnaev pal pleads not guilty in drug, gun case

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

A friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev pleaded not guilty yesterday to charges of trafficking heroin and possessing an illegal handgun connected to the April 2013 bombings. Stephen Silva, 21, of Cambridge, appeared in federal court … 0

Hawaii residents stock up ahead of 2 hurricanes

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Hawaii residents were furiously stocking up on essentials as two hurricanes churned toward the islands yesterday and weather officials asked the whole state to prepare for flash flooding. Julio gathered enough steam in the Pacific to be upgraded … 0