Couple dead in murder-suicide


WELLS (AP) – A Wells couple were found shot to death Monday in what investigators labeled an apparent murder-suicide.

A relative found the bodies of Thomas Oliver, 30, and Nicole Oliver, 24, at their home, state police said.

The shootings apparently occurred Sunday night, according to Lt. Brian McDonough, who declined to say who fired the weapon. He said the Olivers were in midst of divorce proceedings.

Family of 10 left homeless by fire

AURORA (AP) – A family of 10 was left homeless after a weekend fire destroyed their home in this northern Hancock County town.

Pat and Judy Monahan and their eight children weren’t at the Silsby Hill Road home when a passer-by reported the fire at about 6:30 p.m. Saturday, fire officials said.

The fire started in a barn and spread to the house, which is a total loss, said Aurora Fire Chief Floyd Lawrence. But he said most of the family’s belongings and a family cat were saved when firefighters and neighbors removed items before the fire spread to the house.

The cause of the fire was under investigation.

Sen. Kennedy called to jury duty

BARNSTABLE, Mass. (AP) – U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., reported for jury duty Monday, but was released from serving when a grand jury was chosen before his number was called.

Kennedy called the jury selection process “very impressive” and recalled that his wife, Victoria, served on a Barnstable jury for a three-day trial about 12 years ago.

A grand jury hears evidence in criminal cases and decides whether or not there is enough evidence to issue an indictment.

N. H. police seek bank robber

SALEM, N.H. (AP) – Salem police sought a man they say robbed a bank Monday morning.

Police said a man walked into River Bank about 9 a.m. and demanded money. He did not show a weapon.

Police said they were looking for a thin white man, about 6 feet tall. Witnesses said he appeared to be in his late 30s or early 40s.

A neighboring business owner said he saw a man fitting that description dropping money as he walked by.

Eight caught in prostitution sting

NASHUA, N.H. (AP) -Nashua police said Monday they arrested eight men in a prostitution sting last week.

City police organized the operation at the Holiday Inn. Police aren’t releasing details of Thursday’s sting.

Last year, Nashua police arrested 14 people in an Internet-based sting.

Soliciting prostitution is a misdemeanor under state law.