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Police in New Hampshire, Massachusetts make $2M drug seizure

Monday, June 29, 2015

The shooting of a woman during an apparent home invasion last week started a cascade of events that led to the arrest of three people in New Hampshire and Massachusetts and the seizure of heroin and the painkiller Fentanyl worth more than $2 million, police said Monday. Manchester Police Chief Nick Willard said officers were called to a reported shooting at a Manchester apartment on June 22 and found 24-year-old …

Police ID Mass. plane crash victims as Tennessee doctor, family

Monday, June 29, 2015

The three people killed when their small plane crashed into a Massachusetts home over the weekend have been identified tentatively as a Tennessee doctor, his wife and college-age daughter, authorities said Monday. Plainville, Mass., police Chief Jim Alfred said the victims are believed to be Joseph Richard Kalister, an emergency room physician; his …

‘Mind blowing’ flames destroy homes in Washington state

Monday, June 29, 2015

From just across the Wenatchee River, Dominick Bonny watched a whole neighborhood in his central Washington town burn as a wildfire destroyed two dozen homes and forced hundreds to flee. “With the wind blowing away from us, it was like we were watching a natural disaster within arm’s reach,” he said. The wildfires …

Police say man shot fireworks at 2 workers

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Police say a Manchester man is facing multiple charges after he launched fireworks from his apartment window in the direction of two men working from a lift 30 feet in the air. Authorities say 28-year-old Thomas Stokes of Lincoln Street shot flaming balls from a Roman candle-style firework …

South Carolina: Church victims’ families forgive suspect

Saturday, June 20, 2015

They forgave him. They advised him to repent for his sins, and asked for God’s mercy on his soul. One even told Dylann Storm Roof to repent and confess, and “you’ll be okay.” Relatives of the nine people …

Theater shooting prosecutors rest after emotional case

Friday, June 19, 2015

Prosecutors in the Colorado theater shooting trial rested Friday, concluding their argument that James Holmes methodically planned and executed the 2012 massacre in a case that relied heavily – over defense objections – on victims’ recollections of the …

Oklahoma man convicted of illicit sexual conduct in Kenya

Friday, June 19, 2015

A federal jury convicted an Oklahoma man on Friday of illicit sexual conduct with children at a Kenyan orphanage that specializes in caring for neglected children. Matthew Lane Durham, 20, was found guilty of multiple federal charges of …

White suspect caught in killing of 9 in historic black church

Friday, June 19, 2015

It was an act of “pure, pure concentrated evil,” the mayor of Charleston, S.C., said – a black community’s leading lights extinguished in a spray of bullets, allegedly at the hands of a young white man who was …

1 injured in small plane crash in Laconia

Thursday, June 18, 2015

The Laconia Fire Department says one person was seriously injured when a small plane crashed Thursday morning. Authorities say the injured pilot was the only person aboard the plane. The Citizen of Laconia reported the pilot was 85-year-old Thomas Volpe Sr.,the owner of Melcher & Prescott Insurance, and …

Marshals find fugitive in refrigerator

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Deputy U.S. Marshal Jeffrey White said members of the New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force knocked on 41-year-old Jeffrey Nickerson’s apartment door in Pittsfield on Thursday. Authorities said Nickerson – a convicted sex offender – was wanted on an outstanding warrant for violation of probation. White said Nickerson …

Three arrests made during Bow drug investigation

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Three Bow residents were arrested this week and charged with using and selling controlled narcotic drugs, according to the Bow Police Department. Rebecca Santy, 32, Brenin Reale, 28, and Keenan Hibbard, 29, were arrested Tuesday as a result …

Secret police detentions of activists on the rise in Egypt

Thursday, June 18, 2015

The knock on the door came just before midnight, a group of plainclothes police demanding that 29-year-old Fatma el-Sayed, an activist with one of Egypt’s secular opposition groups, come with them. Her father pleaded to accompany her, but …

Maine fugitive charged in home invasion caught in Manchester

Thursday, June 18, 2015

U.S. marshals have taken into custody a Maine fugitive charged in connection with a home invasion earlier this year. Authorities said 31-year-old Miguel Caprio was arrested in Manchester on Wednesday – the same day he was named “Fugitive of the Week.” Marshals said he has multiple warrants out …