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N.H. Supreme Court hears dispute over education tax credit

Thursday, April 17, 2014

The New Hampshire Supreme Court heard arguments yesterday about the state’s controversial new education tax law, which was struck down in part last year by a lower court judge who found that it unlawfully diverted public money to religious schools. The law, enacted in 2012 over a veto by then-Gov. John Lynch, encourages businesses to donate to scholarship organizations that help students attend private schools, including those with religious backing. … 0

N.H. students acknowledge danger of ‘polar plunge’; search for missing man put on hold

Thursday, April 17, 2014

The search for Aaron Hoyt, a Northfield man who went missing after he apparently jumped into the Smith River in Bristol on Monday night, was put on hold yesterday after rising water levels created dangerous working conditions. Hoyt, 32, is presumed to have drowned. “We’re not going to put anyone at risk until … 0

Penacook woman airlifted after I-93 crash

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Annie Demirel, 62, of Penacook was airlifted to Tufts Medical Center in Boston yesterday after a rollover on Interstate 93 in Londonderry. According to the state police, Demirel was traveling northbound in a 2007 Nissan Sentra about 10 a.m. when she drifted to the right side of the road, over-corrected, veered across the roadway, rolled over and crashed into trees along the left … 0

Homeless woman enters apartment, falls asleep

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The police in Manchester said a woman rocking her baby to sleep was startled when a woman she didn’t know walked into her home, sat in a rocking chair and fell asleep. Stephanie Razor said the woman entered her apartment about 3 a.m. Tuesday as she was rocking … 0

Defense says Boston Marathon bombing suspect’s family key to case

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev said yesterday that understanding Tsarnaev’s family is key to their case, offering a glimpse of the defense strategy as they prepare to defend him against charges that carry the possibility of the death penalty. Tsarnaev’s lawyers have previously indicated that … 0

Armed robber was never told to report to prison

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

After he was convicted of armed robbery in 2000, Cornealious Anderson was sentenced to 13 years behind bars and told to await instructions on when and where to report to prison. But those instructions never came. So Anderson … 0

’I think I’m going to die,’ student tells grandmother by phone from Korean ferry

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Park Ji Yoon hadn’t wanted to go on her high school’s trip to the resort island of Jeju. She hated riding on ferries. When she called the grandmother who had raised her, more than 12 hours after the … 0

Shaheen thanks N.H. police who responded to Boston Marathon bombing

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen thanked New Hampshire law enforcement officials who responded to the Boston Marathon bombings a year ago. Shaheen met with authorities at the Manchester Police Department yesterday to thank them for their response to the tragedy, which killed three people and injured more than 260 … 0

Official: Northfield swimmer who went missing in Bristol likely died during ‘polar plunge’

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

A 32-year-old Northfield man who went missing Monday in Bristol is believed to have died while taking part in a dangerous new ritual in which young people plunge into frigid water and then post videos of their exploits … 4

Boston police destroy 2 backpacks at marathon site

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The police have blown up two unattended backpacks found near the Boston Marathon’s finish line. They said they’ve taken a man into custody in connection with them. Police spokesman Dave Estrada said the backpacks were discovered last night, a year after two bombs in backpacks exploded at the … 0

Two charged in Franklin pipe theft

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Robert Nadeau, 36, and Sean Ernst, 27, neither with a known address, were charged with burglary, criminal trespassing, criminal mischief and theft by unauthorized taking for allegedly attempting to steal brass pipes from a basement, according to the … 0

Former Franklin state rep addresses flight charge before parole board

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Jim Ryan, the disgraced former state representative from Franklin who was arrested again last month – this time in Connecticut on a fugitive charge – told the parole board yesterday he had been working to build a lawful new life in his home state. But, he admitted, “I … 0

Court overturns conviction based on Enfield man’s green tongue at traffic stop

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

A police officer who stopped a driver for a defective taillight acted unlawfully when he asked to see the man’s tongue, then used its green hue as the basis for a marijuana arrest, the New Hampshire Supreme Court ruled yesterday. The court reversed the drug convictions of the … 0