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Police detain a protester following a march along Florissant Road in downtown Ferguson, Mo. Monday, Aug. 11, 2014. The group marched along the closed street, rallying in front of the town's police headquarters to protest the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown by Ferguson police officers. Brown, who was killed in a confrontation with police in the St. Louis suburb, was shot Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, and died following the confrontation with police. (AP Photo/Sid Hastings)

In wake of Ferguson clashes, a focus on arming local police

Saturday, September 20, 2014

In the weeks since heavily armed police officers took to the streets in Ferguson, Mo., following the shooting death of an unarmed black teen, a national dialogue has been ignited over the need to equip law enforcement with military-grade gear. Much of the conversation has centered on a decades-old program that provides local police forces with Pentagon war-surplus material, including … 1

Century Ride returns a year after tragedy

Saturday, September 20, 2014

About 1,400 bicyclists are expected to participate in the Seacoast Century Bicycle Tour this weekend, a year after two cyclists were killed in Hampton. Organizers told WMUR that they were encouraged to continue the event in honor of 60-year-old Pamela Wells and 52-year-old Elise Bouchard, who were killed when an unlicensed a driver drove into a group of cyclists. Organizers said this year … 0

Secret Service reviews White House security after fence-jumper enters mansion

Saturday, September 20, 2014

The Secret Service yesterday launched a White House security review into how a Texas man was able to get inside the north door of the mansion Friday night after jumping a fence and sprinting nearly 200 yards across the North Lawn, getting farther than any fence-jumper before. Authorities said Omar Gonzales hopped over the north fence line near Pennsylvania Avenue about 7:20 p.m. … 1

Mom fights resuscitation order for ill daughter

Friday, September 5, 2014

A teenage mother is fighting a do-not-resuscitate order imposed on her brain-damaged daughter, saying she should be responsible for medical decisions. Maine child welfare officials who intervened after the baby was severely injured say life-saving measures in the … 0

Ex-Virginia gov, wife guilty of public corruption

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell and his wife were convicted yesterday of using his office to promote a dietary supplement in exchange for gifts in a public corruption case that derailed the career of a onetime rising Republican … 0

Man who helped Mont Vernon home invasion killers denied parole

Thursday, September 4, 2014

A 24-year-old man imprisoned for hiding evidence and fabricating an alibi for friends who savagely killed a Mont Vernon woman and maimed her 11-year-old daughter was denied parole yesterday by the New Hampshire parole board. The board told Autumn Savoy he needs to work his way through transitional … 0

Judge orders medical records to be turned over in racist graffiti case

Thursday, September 4, 2014

The defense for Raymond Stevens has been ordered to provide a state forensic examiner with all medical records relating to a gunshot wound the former Concord resident inflicted on himself last fall after being charged with defacing the homes of refugee families. Stevens has been under house arrest … 0

Evidence hearing in Abigail Hernandez kidnapping case postponed 60 days

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Evidence against a New Hampshire man charged with kidnapping a 14-year-old girl last October won’t be aired in court next week. Prosecutors and lawyers representing 34-year-old Nathanial Kibby agreed to postpone a hearing on the evidence against him for 60 days. Kibby was scheduled to appear in court … 0

Bicyclist struck by one car, pinned under another

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

A 13-year-old bicyclist has been hospitalized after he collided with a car, throwing him into oncoming traffic and pinning him underneath a car that tried to stop. The police said 13-year-old Tarik Mukanovic of Manchester was riding his mountain bike \ Tuesday afternoon when he struck the car … 0

Former youth baseball coach sentenced to 30 more years in prison

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Robert Joubert, the former Concord area youth baseball coach convicted in March of molesting a former player, was sentenced yesterday to 30 to 60 years in state prison, the maximum penalty prosecutors had sought. The sentence was announced … 0

Motorcyclist in high-speed Concord chase held on $10,000 cash bail

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

A Manchester motorcyclist accused of leading troopers on a high-speed chase through Concord early Saturday was arraigned yesterday on several charges, including transportation of drugs, resisting arrest and possession of crack cocaine. David Fries, 31, appeared by video in Concord’s district court and was ordered held on $10,000 … 0

Probe: Plane operating normally before fatal crash in North Hampton

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Federal investigators said an initial probe shows the small plane that crashed shortly after takeoff in North Hampton had no obvious mechanical failures before it fell from the sky, killing two people. Todd Gunther of the National Transportation Safety Board said witness accounts indicate the Cessna pitched up … 0

Police: Man robs Manchester bank, hands teller note

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

The police are looking for a man who robbed a bank in Manchester. The police said the man handed a TD Bank teller a note demanding money about 11:30 a.m. yesterday. The man did not show or make any mention of a weapon. The teller gave him some … 0