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The toll of drug addiction: ‘Behind every overdose death there’s a story’

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Many people think the epicenter of New Hampshire’s drug crisis is young adults using heroin. But the list of drug deaths in 2014 tells a different story about the people paying the ultimate price for their addiction. Overdose deaths last year were almost evenly distributed among all age groups. As many people in their 50s died of a drug overdose as in their 20s. And half of those who died …

357 projected to overdose in ’15

Sunday, November 29, 2015

State officials are projecting that 357 people will die from a drug overdose this year, a figure that far surpasses the record number of overdose deaths in 2014. As of mid-October, 295 people in New Hampshire had died from a drug overdose since the start of 2015, according to data from the Office …

Alleged Colorado gunman was adrift, alienated

Saturday, November 28, 2015

To neighbors, it looked like a “moonshine shack,” a little yellow wooden hut, with overgrown weeds and no indoor plumbing, banged together by its owner, Robert Lewis Dear Jr. And whenever Dear came to stay in his shack in the woods, the neighbors in Anderson Acres, a community of about seven houses along …

Blast levels N.J. home

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

An explosion in northern New Jersey that leveled a duplex “like a pancake” Wednesday and knocked a next-door neighbor out of bed killed one resident and left two other people in critical condition with severe burns, officials said. …

Supreme court denies appeal for ex-teacher

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

The New Hampshire Supreme Court has upheld the conviction of a former teacher who allowed her home to be used for the sale of heroin. Lisa Tagalakis Fedor was convicted last year of keeping or maintaining a common nuisance. She told police she knew the man she rented …

Kevin Paul, accomplice in 1997 killing of Officer Jeremy Charron, arrested in Boston

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Massachusetts State Police arrested a New Hampshire man who violated his parole after serving time in prison for being an accomplice in a police officer’s killing. Troopers arrested 36-year-old Kevin Paul in Boston on Monday night. He’s wanted …

Police: High speed highway crash leads to third DWI arrest for New Hampshire man

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

A Littleton man is accused of crashing his pickup truck on Interstate 93 in Northfield on Friday morning, resulting in his third arrest on charges of driving while intoxicated. State police said 35-year-old Kenneth England was driving southbound …

Loudon brush fire comes within 40 feet of a house

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Neighbors spotted a brush fire in Loudon on Monday and called firefighters to extinguish it as it approached a Clough Hill Road home. Fire Chief Rick Wright, who is also the forest fire warden, said the blaze torched a half-acre of brush in the woods and came within …

Lawyer: Body cam showed no threats as police killed boy

Monday, November 9, 2015

A police body camera recorded the father of a 6-year-old autistic boy with his hands up and posing no threat as police fired into his car, severely wounding the motorist and killing his son, the man’s lawyer said …

U.S. judge again rules NSA collection of phone data is likely unconstitutional

Monday, November 9, 2015

For the second time in as many years, a federal judge Monday called the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of Americans’ telephone records likely unconstitutional, ordering a halt to the surveillance program three weeks before it is set to be phased out. The immediate impact of the decision …

Police: Intoxicated Laconia man shot gun in his city backyard

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Laconia police said they arrested a 53-year-old for shooting a gun in his backyard Friday night in close proximity to neighbors. Patrick Manley of 44 Warren St. was arrested and charged with reckless conduct, according to a press …

Police say 3 suffer life-threatening injuries in Salem crash

Sunday, November 8, 2015

New Hampshire state police said three people were hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after a rollover crash in Salem. Police said the accident occurred at about 5:30 Sunday morning. They said the 2003 Ford Expedition was travelling south on Interstate 93 in Salem when the driver lost control of …

CAIRO: Noise heard in cockpit seconds before plane went down in Russia

Saturday, November 7, 2015

A noise was heard in the last second of the cockpit voice recording from the Russian plane that crashed last week in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, the head of the joint investigation team said Saturday, bolstering U.S. and British …