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August 18, 2013

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CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — An impatient New Hampshire baby might be destined for a life in the fast lane after he couldn’t wait to get to the hospital to be born.

Kelly Thompson gave birth to her son, Jacob, in the passenger seat of the family minivan.

Thompson tells WMUR-TV she began getting labor pains Wednesday night. She called her husband, Mark, who works as a nursing assistant. But by the time he arrived 15 minutes later the contractions were coming fast and furious.

The Penacook couple raced to the hospital but couldn’t keep ahead of Jacob. They pulled over and called 911 but the healthy 6-pound, 13-ounce baby arrived before the paramedics did.

Jacob is the couple’s fourth child.

Police ride pays tribute to fallen MIT officer Sean Collier

CAMBRIDGE (AP) — A procession of police officers on motorcycles has paid tribute to fallen Massachusetts Institute of Technology Officer Sean Collier by putting a single red rose where he died.

More than 100 officers from Boston area police departments took part in Saturday’s ride, which started in Cambridge.

Organizers say the event was put on by Ride4Cops and raised $50,000 to help families of officers who die in the line of duty.

Saturday’s procession also visited the Law Enforcement Memorial at the Massachusetts Statehouse in Boston, where participants placed a wreath.

A federal indictment alleges surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR’ tsahr-NEYE’-ehv) and his brother fatally shot Collier on April 18 while trying to elude authorities.

Collier was 27 and planning to join the Somerville Police Department.

Increase in human-bear encounters in NH forest

CAMPTON, N.H. (AP) — Visitors to the White Mountain National Forest have been reporting more encounters with black bears rummaging through coolers and food storage bags, and crawling into tents, the U.S. Forest Service said.

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