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Suspect in shootout reportedly stole car

NASHUA – An as-yet unidentified man who police say was involved in an incident in which “a weapon or weapons were discharged” Sunday night in Byfield, Mass., was apparently driving a vehicle that was stolen from a Nashua dealership. Preliminary information released by the Massachusetts ...

Former arms company engineer pleads guilty to weapons count

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A naturalized U.S. citizen from China who worked for 10 years for a Raytheon Corp. subsidiary as an electrical engineer has pleaded guilty to a federal arms exportation charge. Wei Sun pleaded guilty Friday in U.S. District Court in Tucson, where Raytheon Missile ...

N.Y. man accused of stealing $35K worth of perfume

NASHUA – Jamel Flemming stands accused of coming all the way from Brooklyn to allegedly steal $35,000 worth of Chanel perfume from Macy’s at the Pheasant Lane Mall in November, Hillsborough County and Nashua authorities said. Flemming, a 46, of Brooklyn, is one of three men accused of ...

Outrage after gunman ambushes NYC police twice in 12 hours

NEW YORK (AP) — A gunman was taken into custody Sunday after he ambushed police officers in the Bronx twice in 12 hours, wounding two in attacks that ignited outrage from officials who blamed the violence on an atmosphere of anti-police rhetoric. The man, whose name was not immediately ...

Two injured in downtown Nashua fracas

NASHUA – Police continued to investigate the Monday morning altercation near the intersection of Prospect and Dearborn streets, in which two men were said to have sustained wounds that may have resulted from a stabbing. Officials said the wounds were not considered life-threatening. Lt. ...

Recent indictments include stadium heist

NASHUA – Granted personal recognizance bail back in mid-November after insisting the sexual assault charges on which he was arrested stemmed from consentual sex with a woman he knew, a Hillsborough County South grand jury has nevertheless indicted Antonio Fuentes on nine counts of aggravated ...

Accused shooter indicted for alleged lawyer beating

MANCHESTER – Initially, prosecutors filed just one charge – a Class A felony count of first-degree assault – accusing convicted felon Dale Holloway of beating up his public defender as the two met in a small room at Valley Street jail. But this week, the January term of the grand jury ...

Indictments doled for alleged social media riot threats

NASHUA – A grand jury has handed up indictments against three of the four local men whose alleged online video referring to an alleged plan to “take back this town (Merrimack)” resulted in riot and criminal threatening charges last fall. The video, posted through a popular social media ...

Server accused of pilfering money

HUDSON – Police say Officer David Glaser’s nearly two-month-long investigation into allegations that a server had been pilfering money while working at a local restaurant has yielded an arrest. After a warrant had been issued for her arrest, the server, Olivia Naitza, 33, of Hudson, ...

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 ...