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Fertility doc responds to being sued for using own sperm

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado fertility doctor who is being sued for allegedly using his own sperm to impregnate several women says the women don’t have a legal complaint because they requested artificial insemination from an anonymous donor and that’s what they received. Dr. ...

Woman kills retired trooper, self at cigar bar

LISLE, Ill. (AP) — A woman fatally shot a retired Illinois State Police trooper and wounded another retired state trooper and an off-duty trooper Friday night before turning the gun on herself at a cigar lounge in the Chicago suburbs, police said. The shooting at the Humidor Cigar Lounge in ...

Man charged in armed standoff wants out of jail

NASHUA – The man Nashua police shot at a Hunt Street residence after a September standoff wants released from jail on his criminal threatening charge. A Superior Court judge on Tuesday agreed to continue until March a hearing on former Nashua resident William Case’s motion for ...

Neighbor holds alleged burglar at gunpoint

NASHUA – When she arrived home around 4:30 p.m. last Wednesday to discover an empty SUV she didn’t recognize, parked in her driveway with its engine running, a Pelham woman, fearing one or more people may be in her house, went next door to ask her neighbor for help. Once police were ...

Apartment damaged in candle-caused fire

MERRIMACK – A fire that broke out in a first-floor apartment in a large residential building Saturday evening could have caused much more damage than it did, had it not been for the building’s central sprinkler system, fire officials said. Crews were called around 5 p.m. to 1 Crosswoods ...

Court dismisses woman’s charge on eve of trial

NASHUA – As it turned out, former Merrimack resident Julie Tomchak’s scheduled trial last week on one misdemeanor charge of resisting arrest was over before it started. Prosecutors, according to court documents, ended up dismissing the charge after their attempts to track down their main, ...

Motion to extend deadlines in EES case likely to be granted

CONCORD – In an “assented-to” motion filed recently in the state Supreme Court, lawyers for the American Civil Liberties Union of New Hampshire and members of the Attorney General’s office are asking for an additional 15 days in which to file their respective responsive briefs in the ...

Caught: Three face various charges in Nashua and Merrimack

NASHUA – Amina Gordon, Shane Beals, and Clarkson Marcal face various and unrelated charges after their recent arrests. Gordon, 20, of New York City, faces four Class A felony allegations for attempted theft by deception, theft by deception, and two counts of identity fraud. At 5:44 p.m. ...

Red Sox attendant accused of sexual assault at youth prison

CONCORD (AP) — One of two men charged with repeatedly raping a teenage boy at New Hampshire’s youth detention center in the late 1990s went on to work as a clubhouse attendant for the Boston Red Sox, who suspended him when the club learned of the allegations, the team told The Associated ...

Two charged with child sex solicitiation

NASHUA – On Monday, Jean M. Maxi Jr., 34, of Fitchburg, Massachusetts, appeared in Hillsborough County Superior Court-South for arraignment and a bail hearing on two felony charges accusing him of using social media sites to solicit sex from a person he thought was a 13-year-old ...

Rivera to be sentenced on felonies, misdemeanors

NASHUA – At his resentencing hearing last week on several convictions – but minus the two armed career criminal indictments that were dismissed in light of an August state Supreme Court ruling – former Hudson resident Ernesto Rivera told the judge he’d “like to exercise my First ...

Armed man yelling ‘kill me’ fatally shot

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Police in Nebraska fatally shot a suspect at an apartment complex after the man approached officers with his gun raised and yelling “kill me,” Omaha police said Wednesday. Officers then found a woman dead inside an apartment that was the location of the domestic ...

Donchess at odds with Nashua police union, as he vetoes contract

NASHUA – Despite a 15-0 vote of approval from Board of Aldermen members on Dec. 23, Mayor Jim Donchess vetoed to the civilian contract submitted by the Police Commission. The union contract is set to be considered again during a special board meeting, set for 7 p.m. today in the Aldermanic ...

State gets extension of indictment deadline for alleged Pelham church shooter

NASHUA – A judge has granted a motion that gives prosecutors in the attempted murder case of Dale Holloway, the former Manchester man accused of firing shots during an October wedding at a Pelham church, an additional two weeks to present the case to a grand jury for indictment. Holloway, ...

Three are arrested in Merrimack

MERRIMACK – Police recently arrested Eve Ferrara, Paul Repp and Tasha Dion on various and unrelated charges. Ferrara, 50, of Merrimack, faces charges of OUIL-DWI Liquor. At 10:43 p.m. Friday,police were called to the Rapid Refill gas station on Peachtree Lane for the report of an ...

Man facing charges is jailed

NASHUA – A physical altercation that police say stemmed from a verbal argument – apparently at least in part regarding a PlayStation video game controller – resulted in the arrest of a 22-year-old Nashua man on assault charges. Jhasua Pena, of 56 Tyler St., Apt. 402, faces one Class B ...

72-year-old Nashua man indicted on sex assault charges

BRENTWOOD – The Nashua man arrested in September when he turned himself in to police has been indicted on five felony charges, which stem from allegations he sexually molested a child over the course of six years. The December grand jury for Rockingham County Superior Court handed up the ...

Driver, charged with homicide, out on bail

NASHUA – A Superior Court judge has granted Nashua resident Sarah E. Shaw’s motion requesting she be released from jail on personal recognizance bail as her negligent homicide case proceeds in the Nashua court. Shaw, 36, of 97 Blossom St., was charged with the felony offense by police ...

Jury acquits Hanson in second assault trial

NASHUA – On Wednesday, the second day of his most recent trial on sexual assault related offenses, Bruce Hanson took the witness stand and firmly denied ever having sex “in any form” with his accuser, said he never physically forced her to do anything, and “absolutely” never ...

ACLU claims MPD illegally detained immigrant

CONCORD – Officials with the American Civil Liberties Union of New Hampshire allege Merrimack police officers in August illegally detained two Guatemalan men, supposedly holding them at the scene of a motor vehicle stop for more than an hour until federal agents arrived. The suit was filed ...