Pedestrian injured in crash dies 10 days afterward

An 82-year-old Livermore Falls man struck by a car as he walked across a street in town this month has died, police said.

Police Chief Ernest Steward Jr. said Richard McCrillis died Wednesday, 10 days after he was struck in a crosswalk on Depot Street on June 1.

McCrillis’ niece, Linda Deane, told the Sun Journal that her uncle died a day after he was moved from Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston to The Hospice House of Androscoggin County in Auburn. She said he died of injuries suffered when he was struck, including a broken neck.

The 57-year-old woman who was driving the vehicle that struck McCrillis told police that she did not see him until it was too late.


Man with ‘COPSLIE’ plate running for Legislature

A New Hampshire man who won a court case to use a vanity plate reading “COPSLIE” to protest what he calls government corruption is running for state representative.

David Montenegro, who in 2012 legally changed his name to “human,” has filed with the office of the city clerk in Rochester a declaration of candidacy for New Hampshire’s 400-member House.

He’ll be on the Sept. 9 primary ballot – as “human” – as a Democrat for District 22 in Rochester, challenging Democratic Rep. Rose Marie Rogers.

The state Supreme Court ruled in his favor in May after his lawyers argued the accusation “COPSLIE” is a viewpoint that should be protected as free speech, not regulated and suppressed by the government.


Worker at Patriot’s home accused of stealing ring

Authorities say a Fall River man working at the home of New England Patriots player Nate Solder stole a $10,000 Tiffany diamond ring belonging to the player’s girlfriend and pawned it for $150.

The Herald News reported that Manuel Faria was ordered held on $1,000 bail after pleading not guilty to larceny at his arraignment.

Authorities say the 24-year-old Faria worked for a contractor doing renovation work at Solder’s Foxborough home in April.

Solder and his girlfriend left for a while, leaving the contractors inside. When they returned, the ring was gone.

The construction crew’s foreman tracked the ring down to a Fall River pawn shop, and told police.


Driver says he got scared and shot woman to death

A Vermont man accused of shooting to death a woman during a road-rage dispute said in a police recording that he got scared as she charged at him “like a six-point buck coming up over a hill” and he fired his gun.

The Burlington Free Press reported Matthew Webster’s hourlong interview with police was played at a hearing Thursday.

Webster has pleaded not guilty to the September shooting death of 30-year-old Anna Alger of Highgate.

Webster allegedly ran a red light and was nearly struck by Alger’s car. Alger got out and was yelling as she approached him.

– From news service reports