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N.H. News Roundup: Barksdale’s death hits home; Concord businesses sell to minors

(Photo credit: Facebook)

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Anthony Barksdale II died over the weekend.

He was a 19-year-old freshman at Boston University from Amherst, N.H.

The police found him unconscious inside an Allston, Mass., apartment where a party attended by about 46 Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity members, including Barksdale. The police said alcohol may have been a factor in his death. Sigma Alpha Mu was punished this week by the university and the national chapter after the incident.

An autopsy performed this week on Barksdale’s body found “no signs of physical trauma,” according to Suffolk District Attorney Daniel Conley’s office.

Yesterday in New Hampshire, the Souhegan High School basketball team played with heavy hearts. Barksdale was a teammate of seven of the nine seniors on the team. They wore 42 on their warmup shirts in his honor (it was his number when he played), and they defeated Hanover in a tournament game, 55-33, to earn a berth in the quarterfinals.

In other news:

∎ Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce announced that 26 students have been selected to participate in the 2013 Capital Area Student Leadership program.

∎ Winter Storm Saturn is continuing to make its way to New Hampshire. Snow is expected tonight through tomorrow morning.

∎ 10 Concord businesses were busted for selling alcohol to minors during alcohol-compliance checks last Friday.

∎ NHPR explores what medicaid expansion could mean for New Hampshire businesses.

∎ Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center is making ‘Telehealth’ video meetings a regular practice when distance or time make face-to-face meetings impossible.

∎ You never know what will greet you during a winter hike.

∎ A truck carrying 65,000 tons of milk overturned on I-89 this morning delaying traffic for hours.

∎ A Gorham woman pleaded guilty to robbing a bank in York, Maine, and another bank in Conway.

∎ If the roundup has been a little heavier than expected the past couple days, here’s a video of sleeping otters holding hands to pep you back up (for maximum effect check out the end).

(Have ideas for the roundup? Reach web editor Kevin Deane at 369-3302 or email him at Follow him on Twitter, @CM_KDeane.)

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