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People stand atop an overturned car in Keene, N.H. ,on Saturday during a night of violent parties that led to destruction, dozens of arrests and multiple injuries, near the city's annual pumpkin festival. The parties around the school coincided with the annual Keene Pumpkin Festival, where the community tries to set a world record of the largest number of carved and lighted jack-o-lanterns in one place. AP photo

Students clean up after mayhem near Keene Pumpkin Festival

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Keene State College students quickly cleaned up from a chaotic weekend yesterday after violent parties near the city’s annual pumpkin festival led to destruction, dozens of arrests and multiple injuries. The parties around the school coincided with the Keene Pumpkin Festival, at which the community tries to set a world record of the largest number of carved and lighted jack-o-lanterns …

Police hunt for clues near where Va. remains found

Sunday, October 19, 2014

After finding remains that could be University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, authorities interviewed nearby Charlottesville, Va., residents and picked through leaves on the side of a sparsely populated highway, searching for any clues or evidence. Forensic tests were needed to confirm whether the remains match the 18-year-old Graham. They were discovered by …

Arbitrator’s ruling details Weare officer’s contested departure

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Nearly one year ago to the day, police officers in Weare gathered to meet the man who had just been appointed to lead them out of years of disparaging lawsuits, questionable tactics and a still all-too-raw drug bust gone deadly. One officer was tardy: Frank Jones. Jones, a retired police chief and part-time officer, wasn’t scheduled to work the afternoon of that Oct. …

New Hampshire police believe murder suspect is in Georgia

Thursday, October 2, 2014

A New Hampshire man suspected of killing his parents and setting their house on fire is believed to be in the Atlanta area, a police detective said yesterday. The detective would not elaborate on why he believed Matthew Dion, 38, could be in the metropolitan area of the …

Police find nothing at Bedford schools after bomb threat

Thursday, October 2, 2014

The police in Bedford said nothing was found after they searched a high school and middle school complex that canceled classes because of a bomb threat. Bedford police Chief John Byfonski said a school administrator received the threat about 6 a.m. Tuesday. He declined to say how the …

Judge hearing Hernandez bid to suppress evidence

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

A Massachusetts prosecutor in the murder case against former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez testified yesterday against his lawyers’ efforts to suppress cell phone evidence, saying they had agreed to turn the phone over to investigators. Bristol County …

Oklahoma man charged with murder in beheading

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

An Oklahoma man apparently uttered Arabic words during an attack in which he allegedly severed a co-worker’s head, and had “some sort of infatuation with beheadings,” but the killing appeared to have more to do with the man’s …

Charges dropped for Milton man who tried to sell rhino head

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

A Milton man who tried to sell an 80-pound rhinoceros head online is happy that charges against him have been dropped. Ari Goldenberg was charged by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in 2012 with selling an endangered …

Weare rescinds firing of former discredited police sergeant Joseph Kelley

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Joseph Kelley, the Weare police sergeant who oversaw a deadly and sharply criticized drug bust last year and who was fired months later for allegedly falsifying documents, can potentially return to the job, according to officials and a letter sent Friday by the town’s attorney. Kelley has not …

Downtown deli scorched in Franklin blaze

Monday, September 29, 2014

A convenience store and meat market in downtown Franklin was all but destroyed Saturday night by a three-alarm fire that authorities said they believe was the result of an electrical malfunction in the basement. The single-story building at 195 Central St. survived the blaze, but had severe fire, …

At least 31 believed dead at Japanese volcano

Monday, September 29, 2014

Finally reaching the ash-covered summit of a still-erupting volcano in central Japan, rescue workers made a grim discovery yesterday: 31 apparently dead people, some reportedly buried in knee-deep ash. Four victims were brought down and confirmed dead, one …

Ferguson police officer wounded while chasing suspects

Monday, September 29, 2014

A police officer in Ferguson, Mo., was wounded Saturday night in a confrontation with two men, escalating tensions in this St. Louis suburb torn by the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teenager almost two months ago. The unidentified male officer’s wound isn’t life – threatening and …

Trial to begin for Tsarnaev pal accused of lying

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Two friends of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have already been convicted of impeding the investigation into the deadly attack. This week, a third friend will go on trial for allegedly lying to authorities investigating the bombing. …