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A shirt reading "hands up don't shoot" is covered with roses Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, at the spot Michael Brown was killed by police Aug. 9 in Ferguson, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Ferguson pledges outreach efforts after shooting

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Ferguson’s leaders urged residents yesterday to stay home after dark to “allow peace to settle in” and pledged several actions to reconnect with the predominantly black community in the St. Louis suburb where the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown has sparked nightly clashes between protesters and the police. According to a statement from the city, Ferguson’s mayor, city council … 0

Police seize 42 pounds of marijuana

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The Manchester police have seized more than 42 pounds of marijuana after being alerted by a U.S. postal inspector and a police dog about a suspicious package. The person who signed for it, 33-year-old Celso Nunez Baez of Manchester, consented to a package search and detectives found 16 pounds of the drug inside. They found nearly 10 pounds of marijuana in his home. … 0

N.H. breaks ground on new Concord women’s prison

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

About 100 people, including Gov. Maggie Hassan and several state legislators, gathered yesterday behind the Concord state prison to mark a moment more than 20 years in the making: the ground-breaking for New Hampshire’s first permanent, all-inclusive women’s prison. “For far too long the outdated and overcrowded women’s prison has meant that we … 4

Teens’ bagpipes seized at U.S. border over ivory

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

The skirl of their pipes had barely receded before two New Hampshire teenagers learned a hard lesson in cross-border musical diplomacy: If your bagpipes have ivory in them, leave them at home before traveling to Canada or risk having them seized at the border. Campbell Webster of Concord … 0

Defense, state spar over evidence in girl’s kidnap

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Lawyers for a man accused of kidnapping a then-14-year-old girl who returned home nine months later want a judge to preserve his house, a storage unit and other evidence collected by the state. In court papers filed yesterday, Nathaniel Kibby’s lawyer argues he needs to keep all the … 0

Merrimack County Superior Court sides with Dunbarton in case over chicken coop

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

A Merrimack County Superior Court judge has ruled in favor of the town of Dunbarton in a case filed by resident Tom Giovagnoli over a planning board decision. In the lawsuit Giovagnoli filed in January, he alleged that planning board denial of his plan to construct a 27,000-square-foot … 2

Man wanted in NH shooting arrested in Florida

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

The police said a man wanted in connection with a shooting in Manchester has been arrested by authorities in Florida. A warrant had been out for 30-year-old David Roberts. The shooting happened last Thursday on Lowell Street in Manchester. He’s charged with armed robbery, first-degree assault and being … 0

Emergency crews rescue man from Suncook River in Suncook

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Officials said a person had to be rescued last night from the Suncook River, close to the bridge along Main Street in Suncook, but emergency responders could not confirm how he ended up in the water as of press time. The man was in stable condition, officials said. … 0

Ground-breaking planned for new women’s prison in Concord

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

The New Hampshire Department of Corrections said ground will be broken for a new women’s prison Aug. 18, two decades after the state was ordered to provide female inmates the same services as their male counterparts. The new prison will be behind the state prison for men in … 0

Ferry carrying hundreds capsizes in Bangladesh

Monday, August 4, 2014

A passenger ferry carrying hundreds of people capsized yesterday in Bangladesh, killing at least two people and probably many more as horrified villagers watched from the shore, authorities said. It was unclear exactly how many people were on … 0

Police: Man charged with kidnapping North Conway teen loves conflict

Monday, August 4, 2014

The man charged with kidnapping a teenager nine months ago is very bright, has strong opinions and thrives on conflict, according to a police officer who had two decades of contact with him. Former Conway lieutenant Chris Perley, … 1

Northeast California wildfire destroys 8 homes

Sunday, August 3, 2014

A pair of wildfires burning without restraint about 8 miles apart in northeast California became the focus of state and federal firefighters yesterday as authorities reported that one of the blazes had destroyed eight homes and prompted the … 0

Lake Erie’s algae woes began building a decade ago

Sunday, August 3, 2014

The toxins that contaminated the drinking water supply of 400,000 people in northwest Ohio didn’t just suddenly appear. Water plant operators along western Lake Erie have long been worried about this very scenario as a growing number of … 0