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April 07. 2014 2:11PM

40-year-old Manchester mechanical engineer wins MMA decision

SALEM — Brent Kinberger made a triumphant comeback from an almost four-year layoff by winning the main event of Combat Zone MMA’s “All or Nothing” card by unanimous decision over Mervin “Marvelous” Rodriguez on Friday night in the packed Sports Club at Rockingham Park.

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NYT: Teen penpals marry after rediscovering each other in NYC using online dating site

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Michigan man arrested following Dunbarton sex probe

A 21-year-old Michigan man was arrested Monday after the police said he sexually assaulted a child younger than 16 at a home in Dunbarton.

Keene woman charged with gun possession after losing purse at Big E to be held 20-days for psych evaluation

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Newmarket teen accused of having sex with 12-year-old girl

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