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State investigating after Henniker officer shoots suspect in the arm

Friday, November 28, 2014

The state attorney general’s office is investigating a nonfatal officer-involved shooting Wednesday afternoon in Henniker. Senior Assistant Attorney General Jeff Strelzin said in a statement that an unnamed Henniker police officer shot a 19-year-old man in the arm shortly after the man reportedly stole a truck in Franklin. Authorities were alerted to the theft about 4:20 p.m., and were told the suspect, Aaron Cadman, had struck the owner with it …

Ferguson seeks rapid repairs to avoid fate of riot-torn cities

Friday, November 28, 2014

Commercial districts in Detroit, Newark, N.J., and Washington, D.C., were ravaged by civil unrest in the 1960s, leading to decades of economic stagnation. In Ferguson, Mo., business owners are seeking to avert a similar fate. Even as law enforcement struggles to restore order, merchants still assessing damage from arson and looting said they’re …

Cleveland: Officer who shot boy identified

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

A 12-year-old boy carrying a pellet gun that looked like a real firearm was ordered three times to show his hands before he was fatally shot by an officer, Cleveland police said Wednesday as they released surveillance video of the shooting and identified the officers involved. The boy was shot within two seconds …

N.H. Supreme Court won’t reinstate officers’ case

Thursday, November 13, 2014

The New Hampshire Supreme Court yesterday declined to reinstate a lawsuit filed by four officers who were injured in a 2012 shootout with a suspected drug dealer who fatally shot Greenland police Chief Michael Maloney. The officers sued Cullen Mutrie’s mother, saying she was liable for their injuries …

Police arrest 23 in drug roundup in Manchester

Thursday, November 13, 2014

The police in Manchester said they have arrested 23 people in a drug sweep. The investigation involved local and federal agencies. The police said the cases involved the purchase of cocaine, heroin, crack cocaine and various other prescription drugs from 31 people, and more arrests are expected. Manchester …

N.H. Fish and Game officials locate hunter after overnight search

Thursday, November 13, 2014

New Hampshire Fish and Game officials said they have found a 57-year-old hunter after an overnight search in Deerfield. Officials said Donna Poplar headed to a tree stand in the woods behind her house about 4 p.m. Wednesday to hunt deer. Her husband alerted authorities when she didn’t …

Prosecutor cites potential attorney conflict in St. Paul’s rape case

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Prosecutors in the St. Paul’s School rape case said yesterday that an out-of-state attorney who has been advising the defendant and who plans to file as his new counsel has a potential conflict of interest. At a hearing in Merrimack County Superior Court, county prosecutor Catherine Ruffle said …

Navy inquiry cites complacency in sub fire

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Complacency about fire safety during shipyard repairs and dependency on firefighters who didn’t specialize in fires aboard ships contributed to the severity of a fire that crippled a $900 million nuclear submarine, Navy investigators concluded. The investigators also …

Ex-Patriot Hernandez’s fiancee wants text messages

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez’s fiancee said she wants prosecutors to turn over any text messages they allege he sent about the destruction of evidence in the murder case against him in Massachusetts. In new filings in Fall River Superior Court, Shayanna Jenkins’s attorney asks …

AG's report: Logger’s death in Canterbury likely an accident

Thursday, November 13, 2014

State investigators have determined that the logger found fatally injured next to his skidder last winter in Canterbury likely died of an accidental gun discharge – not a homicide, as his family has said it was initially told. …

Court papers: Teen waited to reveal captor’s name

Thursday, November 13, 2014

A Conway teen who was kidnapped in October 2013 waited until a week after she was home to reveal her alleged captor’s identity, according to court papers released yesterday. The documents also said Abigail “Abby” Hernandez told investigators …

Attorney in St. Paul’s School sexual assault case asks to withdraw

Thursday, November 13, 2014

The defense attorney in the St. Paul’s School sexual assault case has asked to withdraw as counsel, citing a breakdown in communication with his client, 19-year-old Owen Labrie. Labrie was scheduled for a plea and sentencing hearing today, but that will almost certainly be canceled, said Jim Moir, …

South Korea sentences ferry captain to 36 years prison

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

The captain of the doomed South Korean ferry that capsized in April, claiming more than 300 lives, was sentenced yesterday to 36 years in prison for willful negligence and dereliction of duty. However, Lee Joon-seok was acquitted of charges that he murdered 304 passengers by abandoning ship when …