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Motorcyclists critically injured in accident with tractor-trailer identified as Franklin residents

Friday, July 31, 2015

The two people injured in a Thursday morning accident involving a motorcycle and tractor trailer truck were still in critical condition as of Friday afternoon. State police identified the two people injured as Franklin residents in a press release Friday. William Hanson, 53, and Marlene Layne, 46, are hospitalized at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, which they were transported to by helicopter Thursday. Hanson was driving the motorcycle, and Layne …

Defendants in fatal hayride crash in Maine plead not guilty

Friday, July 31, 2015

All three defendants in a Halloween-themed hayride crash in Maine that killed a teenager and injured more than a dozen other passengers pleaded not guilty Thursday in their first court appearance. The driver, 55-year-old David Brown of South Paris, and a farm mechanic, 38-year-old Phillip Theberge of Norway, appeared in court to enter …

Federal prosecutors convict Campton man of growing pot

Thursday, July 30, 2015

A jury in federal court has convicted a Campton man of running a marijuana growing operation. Acting U.S. Attorney Donald Feith said the jury on Thursday found 31-year-old Peter Apicelli guilty of one count of manufacturing marijuana. He faces five years in prison when sentenced Nov. 12. Feith said agents searched the house …

2 missing New Hampshire inmates found, 1 of them in Canada

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

State authorities say they have found two inmates – one of them in Canada – who left a transitional living facility in Manchester last week. Both inmates left for work from Calumet House and never returned. Corrections officials say 43-year-old Charles Namiot and 41-year-old Bruno Martin were nearing …

Weare Police Department becomes nationally accredited

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The Weare Police Department is now a nationally accredited organization. On July 25, the department received its accreditation from the Commission for Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc., also known as CALEA. The commission is an organization created by national law enforcement agencies to set national standards for …

Court finds in couple’s favor over attempt to sue ski resort

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The state Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a couple who attempted to sue Pats Peak Ski Resort over a chairlift fall, but whose complaint was dismissed for failing to give proper notice. The court reversed a judge’s decision Tuesday and sent the case back for further …

Ex-prison guard accused of forcing inmates to have sex

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

A former high-ranking corrections officer at a southeast Georgia women’s prison used his position of power to prey on inmates, targeting their vulnerabilities and forcing them to have sex with him, according to investigators. Over at least four …

New York prison worker pleads guilty in escape of 2 killers

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

A prison worker who was “in over her head” with two inmates convicted of murder tearfully pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges of aiding them by smuggling hacksaw blades and other tools to the pair, who broke out and …

Jail releases more footage of Sandra Bland before her death

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Texas authorities on Tuesday released several hours of footage showing Sandra Bland during her three days in jail, saying they wanted to dispel rumors that she was dead before arriving there. Waller County Judge Trey Duhon said such …

Authorities: California teen accused of killing 8-year-old

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

A 15-year-old boy lured an 8-year-old girl into his apartment and killed her before hiding her body in a recycling bin at the housing complex for artists where they lived, authorities said Tuesday. Santa Cruz police Chief Kevin …

Sanborn: Drug czar should resign for failure to meet with police chiefs

Monday, July 27, 2015

New Hampshire’s drug czar came under increasing pressure from Republicans on Monday as a prominent state senator called for his resignation, citing reports from police chiefs that the man tasked with coordinating the state’s addiction response had yet …

Police cite lack of seatbelt in fatal Sanbornton crash

Monday, July 27, 2015

A 21-year-old Belmont man died Friday night when his car crashed off Route 127 in Sanbornton, ejecting him from the vehicle. Police said Benjamen Page was speeding without a seatbelt along a northbound curve when his Ford SUV veered off the road and crashed at the corner of …

Get the waffles! Maple syrup spill on New Hampshire highway

Monday, July 27, 2015

The only thing missing was the waffles. Authorities in Keene were in for some sticky times Monday when a load of maple syrup shifted in a tractor-trailer and leaked – very slowly – all over a main highway. Police Sgt. Thaddeus Derendal said some 220 gallons of the …