Hiker dies after suffering medical emergency on trail

A Massachusetts hiker has died after having a medical emergency on the Tuckerman Ravine Trail.

His name is being withheld while family is notified.

The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department says the 57-year-old was hiking with his two daughters when he collapsed about 2.5 miles from the Appalachian Mountain Club’s Pinkham Notch Visitors Center.

One of the girls ran back down the trail for help. Other hikers stopped to help, and when AMC staff arrived they were unable to revive him.

He was transported down the mountain by Fish and Game conservation officers, AMC staff and Mountain Rescue Service volunteers.


Lawmaker calls for hearings into Logan profiling reports

U.S. Rep. William Keating, D-Mass., has called for a congressional hearings into allegations of racial profiling by Transportation Security Administration officers at Boston’s Logan International Airport.

Keating said in a statement Monday that if a program to flag possible terrorists based on passengers’ mannerisms is skewed by racial profiling, then it is illegal and undercuts its effectiveness.

The New York Times reported Sunday that in interviews and internal complaints it has obtained, more than 30 officers involved in the “behavior detection” program at Logan contend that the operation targets not only Middle Easterners, but also the certain behaviors of Hispanics and blacks.

The TSA said the program at Logan “in no way encourages or tolerates profiling,” but it is investigating and will take corrective action if needed.


Parcel on Martha’s Vineyard listed for sale for $92 million

A 266-acre virtually pristine tract of land on Martha’s Vineyard has hit the market for $92 million.

If sold for the asking price, it would be the largest real estate transaction on the island by about $28 million, according to the Vineyard Gazette.

The property in West Tisbury is undeveloped except for a single cottage. It includes more than 1,000 feet of private beachfront. It can be divided into up to six parcels. Zoning restrictions limit construction to residential use.

Thomas Wallace, the property’s listing agent, told The Boston Globe he has heard from potential buyers in and outside the country since the property hit the market last month.


Man sentenced for secretly recording conversations

A New Hampshire man was sentenced to a little less than three months behind bars for secretly recording conversations with Manchester police and school officials.

The recordings made by 30-year-old Adam Mueller in October were posted on a blog affiliated with the website, which claims to police the police.

Mueller, who represented himself at his trial, was convicted Monday on three counts of wiretapping after arguing that the law shouldn’t apply to secretly recording public officials.

“I know I didn’t cause them any harm — physical or otherwise,” Mueller told jurors, stressing he called them while they were at their public jobs. He told them he was seeking “jury nullification” of the wiretapping law — which prohibits recording of conversations without consent.