Police find one dead in car, arrest man after two shot

Police said one person has been found dead in a burned out car and two others suffered gunshot wounds in Pittsburg, N.H.

Police said 50-year-old Kenneth Arsenault of Pittsburg was taken into custody Tuesday and charged with two counts of attempted murder. He was scheduled to be arraigned this morning.

The shootings happened at about 10:30 a.m. at a home.

The two shooting victims were hospitalized and being treated for their injuries. An autopsy was planned on the body this week. Police have not released the names of the victims.

Polling hours were extended one hour until 8 p.m. after the shooting suspended voting temporarily at a local school that was locked down.


EPA fines power company over pollutant discharge

A Western Massachusetts coal-fired power station is facing federal fines of more than $177,000 for allegedly discharging muddy storm water and other pollutants into the Connecticut River.

The Environmental Protection Agency alleges that the Mount Tom Generating Co. LLC in Holyoke violated its federally issued permit by exceeding permit discharge limits over a five-month period during construction work.

The EPA said rainwater running off construction sites can carry sediments, oil and other pollutants which can contaminate streams, ponds and rivers, possibly contributing to fish die-offs, toxic algae blooms, contaminated shellfish beds and closed beaches.

Mount Tom owners said they reported the issue when the runoff limits were exceeded and have now sealed the offending storm water outfalls. The firm is now working with federal environmental officials to resolve the issue.


Three indicted in slaying of pizza delivery driver

Two teens and a 20-year-old man have been indicted in the slaying of a pizza delivery driver whom police said was lured into a vacant home, then robbed and stabbed to death.

Alexander Gallett, his girlfriend Family Mathurin, and Michel St. Jean – all Boston residents – were indicted by a grand jury Tuesday in the death of 58-year-old Richel Nova. The three were arrested in September.

Prosecutors have said Mathurin called the Domino’s pizza shop where Nova worked and lured him inside the vacant home by telling him she had to get her wallet.

The indictments charge Gallett, Mathurin and St. Jean with first-degree murder, armed robbery, and breaking and entering. They are scheduled to be arraigned in Suffolk Superior Court today. It was unclear if any had hired attorneys.


Police capture man wanted on assault charges in Florida

A man wanted by Florida authorities for allegedly pulling a handgun and threatening to kill someone at a memorial service has been captured in Springfield.

Jose Roman Martinez was arrested early Tuesday morning by members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force, Springfield police and the Massachusetts State Police Violent Fugitive Team. The 27-year-old was wanted by the Orange County, Fla., sheriff’s department on charges of aggravated assault with a firearm, discharging a firearm in public and carrying a concealed firearm.

Authorities said a warrant for Roman-Martinez was issued on Oct. 15 after he was involved in an altercation while attending a memorial service in Florida. He is accused of pulling a handgun and threatening to kill someone while firing shots into the air.


Local residents can receive free trees in beetle’s wake

Residents of Boylston, West Boylston, Holden and Shrewsbury affected by the Asian longhorned beetle invasion are eligible to receive free trees.

All residents in the regulated area are eligible to receive the free trees, even if they have not lost any trees to the destructive insect.

Eighteen varieties are available, including oak, dogwood, cherry and white fir.

Julie Coop, a forester with the state Department of Conservation and Recreation, told The Telegram & Gazette there is no limit to the number of trees a resident may receive, although the trees must be sited on the property based on their full size.

Planting is expected to start in the spring.


Ski area opens for season as cold weather continues

Vermont’s Killington ski area is open for the season.

The resort opened lifts at 10 a.m. Tuesday for upper-mountain skiing on four trails considered difficult or most difficult.

Killington said snowmaking crews will continue to take advantage of cold temperatures and focus on expanding terrain as conditions permit.

Maine’s Sunday River ski resort opened some trails last month, allowing it to stake a claim as the nation’s first ski resort to open this season.


Police release identity of woman found dead

Top New Hampshire law enforcement authorities have identified the woman found dead in her Gilford home.

The dead woman has been identified as 54-year-old Roberta Miller.

The head of the state police, the Attorney General’s office and the Guilford police chief said Miller’s body was discovered Monday evening.

An autopsy is being planned to determine the cause and manner of death.

Police are asking that anyone who may have seen Miller or knows about her activities over the past several days to contact them.

The authorities did not release any additional information.