Deputy City Editor

Mike Bello

Mike Bello has been deputy city editor at the Boston Globe for 12 years, covering crime, spot news and court arraignments.

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A janitor accused of trying to poison her co-workers at Plainridge Park Casino by pouring chemical cleaner into their drinks is facing criminal charges, according to the state attorney general’s office.

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 MISSING PERSON New Hampshire officials will conduct a search of woods Tuesday for evidence in the disappearance of a woman nearly 40 years ago, officials said. Manchester police and the FBI will search the area behind public housing buildings at 541 Kimball St. for evidence related to the case of Denise Ann Daneault, who was 25 when she went missing in 1980, the New Hampshire attorney general’s office said. The area was also searched last year. Prosecutors said Daneault has not been seen since June 8, 1980. She was a divorced mother of two living on Hayward Street in Manchester. The Associated Press reported last year that Daneault lived on the same street as Denise Beaudin, another woman who disappeared in 1981. Police expect the search to last a day, depending on its results. They are urging anyone with information about Daneault to contact Detective Lucas Hobbs.

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Improper use of smoking materials sparked a one-alarm blaze that killed an elderly woman in her Orange mobile home Monday, fire officials confirmed.