KENNEBUNK, Maine (Reuters) – Every summer, vacationers come to this lighthouse-studded stretch of the Maine coast to nibble on lobster and admire the scenery.
Now locals are confronting allegations that dozens of men from the surrounding area have also been visiting the picturesque town of Kennebunk to rendezvous with a Zumba fitness instructor charged with running a prostitution business out of her downtown studio.
LITTLETON, New Hampshire (Reuters) – A Maine Senate race has turned into a fight over trolls, dwarves and goblin-like creatures known as orcs.
In a mailing this week, state Republicans accused Democrat Colleen Lachowicz of living in a fantasy world and making “crude, vicious and violent comments” in online forums dedicated to World of Warcraft, a popular online game.
LITTLETON, New Hampshire (Reuters) – Two pistols found on the bodies of famed Depression-era outlaws Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow after they were killed by a posse in 1934 have sold at auction on Sunday for 311,900 pounds.
A snub-nosed .38 special found taped to the inside of Parker’s thigh with white medical tape fetched $264,000 (163,376 pounds) at an auction in Nashua, New Hampshire. A Colt .45 recovered from the waistband of Barrow’s pants was purchased for $240,000.
LITTLETON, New Hampshire (Reuters) – Two pistols found on the bodies of famed Depression-era outlaws Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow after they were killed by a posse in 1934 have sold at auction on Sunday for $504,000.
A snub-nosed .38 special found taped to the inside of Parker’s thigh with white medical tape fetched $264,000 at an auction in Nashua, New Hampshire. A Colt .45 recovered from the waistband of Barrow’s pants was purchased for $240,000.
LITTLETON, New Hampshire (Reuters) – The suspected former head of the New England mafia will plead guilty to a charge of racketeering for participating in a scheme to extort protection payments from Rhode Island strip clubs and adult bookstores.
Anthony DiNunzio, 53, of East Boston, Massachusetts agreed to enter the plea in federal court in Rhode Island on Thursday, the Justice Department said in a statement on Wednesday.
HIGHGATE, Vermont (Reuters) – Ten-year-old Max Oreck had been planning to spend much of his summer vacation playing computer games and watching television.
Then his mom told the Asheville, North Carolina fifth-grader he was going to summer camp.
LITTLETON, New Hampshire (Reuters) – New Hampshire’s Democratic governor on Thursday vetoed a bill passed by the Republican-controlled legislature that would legalize medical marijuana in the state, bucking a trend towards legalization in New England.
Governor John Lynch said the measure did not provide sufficient restrictions on the cultivation and prescription of marijuana. He also opposes provisions authorizing teenagers to use it for treatment.
LITTLETON, New Hampshire (Reuters) – New Hampshire state police have launched a criminal investigation into a hepatitis C outbreak that has sickened 20 people linked to a cardiac laboratory at a hospital in the town of Exeter, the state attorney general’s office said.
The source of the outbreak may be a practice known as drug diversion, when a hospital staff member injects himself or herself with medication intended for patients and later uses the same syringe on patients.
By Jason McLure
(Reuters) – Rhode Island’s governor is expected to sign into law the first “Homeless Bill of Rights” in the United States as early as next week, formally banning discrimination against homeless people and affirming their equal access to jobs, housing and services.
The legislation, which won final approval by the state Senate on Wednesday, bucks a national trend among municipalities toward outlawing behaviors associated with homelessness such as eating, sleeping and panhandling in public spaces.
By Jason McLure
(Reuters) – Lobbing F-bombs and other curses across the leafy streets of Middleborough, Massachusetts is now an offense punishable by a $20 ticket.
The ordinance outlawing public swearing, approved by town residents on Monday night, was the brainchild of Mimi DuPhily, a member of the town’s beautification committee.