{FD} Cop: Bill to corroborate sex assault would shield pedophiles

A police officer says a New Hampshire bill that would require corroboration in sexual assault cases in which the defendant has no prior convictions amounts to the nation's "first pedophile protection act." Concord police Sgt. Sean Ford spoke Tuesday in front of a House committee that's taking testimony on the bill.

{FD} An officer and a refugee: New policeman straddles worlds

Soon after arriving in New Hampshire as a teenager, Abdesselam Baddaoui met two fellow refugees who accidentally ended up involved in a criminal case because, after being instructed about domestic violence laws, the wife mistakenly believed she had to call police any time she and her husband argued.

{FD} The Latest: Jury hears details in carjack killings retrial

The Latest on the federal death penalty sentencing retrial of Gary Sampson, a drifter who pleaded guilty to the carjack killings of two Massachusetts men and the strangulation of a third man in New Hampshire (all times local): 10:10 a.m.

{FD} Prep school grad’s lawyer: Computer charge not supported

A former New Hampshire prep school student requesting a new trial on charges of sexual assault and using a computer to lure a minor says emails between him and a 15-year-old student don't support the computer charge because they never left the school's internal intranet server.

{FD} Vermont man lost at sea was suspect in grandfather’s killing

A 22-year-old man rescued in the Atlantic after floating on a life raft for a week had been a suspect in the 2013 slaying of his grandfather, deepening the mystery surrounding his ordeal and the apparent death of his mother at sea.

{FD} Officials: New Hampshire trooper to plead guilty in beating

The office of New Hampshire's attorney general says a state trooper involved in the videotaped beating of a man after a 50-mile car chase through Massachusetts and New Hampshire is expected to plead guilty to several charges related to the incident.

{FD} Lawyer: Circus operator to plead not guilty in tent collapse

A lawyer for a Florida-based circus operator facing charges in a tent collapse that killed a man and his 6-year-old daughter in New Hampshire says the company will plead not guilty.

{FD} Prosecution trend: After fatal OD, dealer charged with death

He knew he was in trouble even before he read the text message: "Did u hear what hapnd 2 ed?" Ed Martin III had been found dead in the bathroom of a convenience store, slumped over on his knees with a needle and a residue-stained spoon in his pocket.