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September 9, 2012

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NH convenience store robbed at gunpoint

ROCHESTER, N.H. — Police say a robber who held up a convenience store in Rochester, N.H., is being hunted by police.

A tracking dog led police for a while but they weren't able to find the suspect in yesterday's robbery at the Cumberland Farms store on Milton Road.

WMUR-TV in Manchester reports that the clerk described the robber as a white male about 5 feet 8 inches tall. He wore dark wind pants with white stripes down the sides, and a dark colored sweatshirt with white draw strings. He was also said to be wearing purple rubber gloves and a green cloth style knit hat.

The thief had a gun in his hand the entire time of the robbery and fled on foot.

The robbery happened at about 4:40 Saturday morning.

Driver goes wrong way on Mass. Turnpike, 2 killed

LUDLOW, Mass. — Massachusetts State Police say an elderly Connecticut resident and a Massachusetts man were killed when four cars crashed on the Massachusetts Turnpike at Ludlow.

Police say an 84-year-old Clarence Lux of New Britain, Conn., was driving east on the westbound side of the turnpike, resulting in the four-vehicle crash about 8:30 p.m. Friday. His vehicle collided head on with a car, driven by a 28-year-old Robert Magee from West Bridgewater. Both were taken to Bay State Medical Center, where they were pronounced dead.

Police say there were no injuries reported in two other cars involved in the crash. Neither one was towed.

Police say they had received numerous calls reporting a wrong-way driver before to the fatal crash, but patrol officers were unable to find the vehicle.

Late-summer cruise ship season begins in Portland

PORTLAND, Maine — Portland's late-summer cruise ship season is getting under way with the arrival of a 990-foot ship.

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