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2 businesses able to reopen after building fire

Friday, September 19, 2014

Fire investigators are still trying to determine the cause of a fire that destroyed two businesses in a commercial building in Derry, New Hampshire. The fire happened Monday. Two businesses were totally destroyed — Linc’s Auto Body and New England Tanya Finishing. Two others were able to reopen by the end of the week, Sportswagen Body Ship and Northeast Equipment. Officials from the State Department of Environmental Services were at … 0

Report: ‘Multiple’ chances to prevent 2013 crash

Friday, September 19, 2014

A New Hampshire State Police report says maintenance on a tractor-trailer on Interstate 93 wasn’t up to date when a tire came off and bounced across the lanes in Hooksett last tear, causing a crash that killed a driver. WMUR reported that the police said numerous violations were discovered following their inspection of the truck owned by Crawford Homes and the trailer owned … 0

Pembroke man charged in July stabbing at White Park

Friday, September 19, 2014

A 21-year-old Pembroke man has been accused of stabbing a teenager and reported friend earlier this summer in White Park, an attack that witnesses have said he confessed to, explaining, “I just felt like doing it.” Michael Bennett was arrested yesterday at the Merrimack County jail, where he is serving a nine-month sentence on unrelated criminal charges. He was arraigned yesterday morning on … 0

Man who shot mother, self, was law school student

Thursday, September 18, 2014

A man who authorities say fatally shot his mother, then killed himself, was a student at Vermont Law School. Authorities said 35-year-old Jonathan Trombly of Amherst, New Hampshire, shot his mother, 69-year-old Elizabeth Trombly, multiple times before shooting himself. Their bodies were discovered in a home Tuesday. The … 0

Woman, 2 daughters robbed in hotel parking lot

Thursday, September 18, 2014

The police in Manchester are looking for two men who robbed a woman and her two children who had just pulled into a hotel parking lot in a rental car after their flight landed at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport. The woman told police one of the men had a … 0

Bill would require convicts to attend sentencing

Thursday, September 18, 2014

A New Hampshire lawmaker wants to require violent offenders to attend their sentencing hearings, in the wake of a dispute that arose in the case of a man convicted of raping and killing a 19-year-old college student. Rep. Renny Cushing, a Hampton Democrat whose father and brother-in-law were … 0

Pennsylvania: Couple in Craigslist slaying sentenced to life

Thursday, September 18, 2014

A newlywed couple whose Craigslist ad lured a stranger to his death were sentenced Thursday to life in prison without parole by a judge who said their “permanent removal” from society is appropriate. Neither 19-year-old Miranda Barbour nor … 0

Man wants marathon bombing suspect to face victims

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev hasn’t appeared in court for more than a year. But prosecutors and a man who was severely injured in the bombings say they want to see him in a courtroom soon. “I’d … 0

Suspended Pembroke-area podiatrist’s hearing postponed until October

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The hearing for a Pembroke-area podiatrist whose license was suspended because of unsanitary practices has been postponed until next month. Originally scheduled for yesterday, Edward Newcott’s hearing before the New Hampshire Board of Registration in Podiatry will now take place at 1 p.m. on Oct. 24. In an … 0

Concord police arrest 2 in overnight break-in

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The police have arrested two men and charged them with felonies relating to an overnight burglary at an Americana Drive home last week. Lt. Timothy O’Malley said he expects more charges to come for at least one of … 1

Woman pleads insanity, made kids drink bleach

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

A New Hampshire woman accused of trying to kill her children by forcing them to drink bleach has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. Wendy Miller-Wright of Seabrook was charged last year with two counts of attempted murder, accused of making her 6-year-old son and 7-year-old daughter … 0

Dunbarton police arrest Michigan man following sexual assault investigation

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

A 21-year-old Michigan man was arrested Monday after the police said he sexually assaulted a child younger than 16 at a home in Dunbarton. Jesse Dagle of Eastpointe, Mich., was taken into custody by the Dunbarton and Manchester police at a Manchester hotel after the Dunbarton police obtained … 0

Details of domestic violence claim against Weare police chief emerge

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

A judge has granted a new restraining order against Weare police Chief John Velleca, days after his assistant says he assaulted her at her Hillsboro home. In a petition filed Monday and released yesterday in Hillsboro’s district court, … 4