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 A 47-year-old Concord sex offender has been charged with 15 new felony counts of child pornography after the police said they found lewd photos of boys inside his Hanover Street residence. Christopher Merchant was arrested Tuesday and arraigned yester

Concord man, 47, charged with 15 counts of child porn

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

A 47-year-old Concord sex offender has been charged with 15 new felony counts of child pornography after the police said they found lewd photos of boys inside his Hanover Street residence. Christopher Merchant was arrested Tuesday and arraigned Wednesday in Concord’s district court. The police said they began investigating Merchant in January of last year after he allegedly contacted a … 0

Gorham man held on $1M in teen’s kidnapping

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

A Gorham man charged with kidnapping a teenage girl nine months ago was ordered held on $1 million bail yesterday as the 15-year-old watched from the front row of the courtroom. Abigail Hernandez disappeared after leaving her high school in October and returned home last week. Nathaniel Kibby was arrested Monday without incident … 0

Man sentenced, tried to smuggle drug into jail

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

A man charged with providing heroin that resulted in a man’s overdose death in February has pleaded guilty to trying to smuggle a prescription narcotic into the Belknap County jail. Jonathan Woodbury has been sentenced to at least 18 months in prison after saying he stole a bottle of shampoo from a supermarket, dumped its contents and refilled with an opiate used to … 0

Police seek suspect in Rochester shooting

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The police in Rochester were searching yesterday for a suspect they say shot a 19-year-old man in broad daylight in the New Hampshire community. WMUR reported that the 19-year-old victim was hospitalized with possible life-threatening injuries in the shooting that took place just before noon yesterday. The identity … 0

Man charged in teen’s 9-month disappearance

Monday, July 28, 2014

A 34-year-old man was arrested and charged yesterday with kidnapping a New Hampshire teenage girl who returned home last week after vanishing nine months ago. Nathaniel Kibby was arrested without incident at his Gorham home and was charged … 9

Police: Pembroke man arrested after reckless motorcycle driving in Manchester

Monday, July 28, 2014

A Pembroke man was arrested Saturday night by the state police and charged with reckless driving and hindering apprehension. Kyle Goff, 21, was apprehended in Manchester after allegedly driving more than 120 miles per hour with a group of other motorcyclists, according to a release from the state … 0

Man seeks video of 1995 Oklahoma City bombing

Sunday, July 27, 2014

One man’s quest to explain his brother’s mysterious jail cell death 19 years ago has rekindled long-dormant questions about whether others were involved in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing. What some consider a far-flung conspiracy theory will be … 0

Hospital shooting suspect charged with murder

Sunday, July 27, 2014

A man accused of fatally shooting his caseworker and grazing his psychiatrist at a suburban Philadelphia hospital complex before the doctor returned fire has been charged with murder. Richard Plotts was arraigned late Saturday at his hospital bedside … 0

Canterbury: Was logger’s death a homicide?

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Mark Kelso, the logger found fatally injured beside his skidder Feb. 23 in Canterbury, suffered a gunshot wound to the head, the circumstances around which were initially investigated as a homicide, according to a death certificate and interviews … 0

Ray Duckler: Burned out after being burned out, couple try to cope

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Once all their possessions had burned to a crisp last month, John and Lisa Masse really got hot. Since that day June 10, when their home in Boscawen went up like charcoal-soaked lighter fluid, the path to normalcy … 5

After house fire, Loudon Boy Scout continues project

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Fifteen-year-old James Dunbar of Loudon lost his home in February, but he didn’t lose his focus. With his family still reeling from the fire that displaced them, Dunbar planned and recently built a brick walkway at the entrance … 0

Questions linger after missing teen returns home

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Since 15-year-old Abigail Hernandez returned home last week, her photo has been taken off the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s website. The missing-person posters that hung in her hometown for nine months are now scrawled with … 0

Afghan teen gets 7 1/2 years for killing three Marines

Saturday, July 26, 2014

A teenager accused of carrying out an attack at a U.S. base in Afghanistan in August 2012 that killed three Marines and left one injured was tried as a juvenile on Wednesday and sentenced to 7 ½ years, the maximum allowed under Afghan law for minors, the Marine … 0