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All three victims were shot in the head.

Police arrested Michael Woodbury, 31, of Windham, Maine, on Tuesday and charged him with three counts of first-degree murder for the shootings a day earlier at the Army Barracks store in Conway, N.H. They declined to comment on a possible motive for the shootings, but the company that owns the store said it appeared to have been a robbery.

Mr. Woodbury also was wanted in South Carolina and Tennessee in armed-robbery cases and had warrants in Georgia on arson, burglary and forgery, police said.


Man accused of biting off girl’s lip, ear

NEW BEDFORD — Police were searching Tuesday for a man they say bit off the lip and ear of his girlfriend’s 3-year-old daughter in attacks that left her so mutilated doctors could not fully repair the damage.

Warrants were issued for Bryan James, 34, and the child’s mother, Jessica Silveria, 26. Authorities think the couple is in hiding.

Mr. James is wanted on assault and battery upon a child causing substantial bodily injuries. Miss Silveria is accused of permitting substantial injuries to a child younger than 14 and intimidation of a witness.


Woman dies setting off fireworks

MELVINDALE — A powerful firework exploded in the face of a woman trying to set it off, killing her as her fiance and 8-year-old son watched, police said.

Danialle Barse, 27, was unfamiliar with the commercial-grade aerial firework she was using Monday night, said Mike Welch, a police detective in this Detroit suburb.

“She basically killed herself in front of her children and her fiance,” Detective Welch said.

Miss Barse was also the mother of twin 2-year-old boys.


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