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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 order announcing Newcott’s license suspension, the board stated that it conducted an investigation into a complaint about unsanitary conditions in 2012, and … 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 the suspects relating to a string of other burglaries in the city over the past … 0

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 drink bleach at their home. The police said the children spit most of it out … 0

Concord robber’s high court appeal sparks debate on police personnel files

Thursday, September 11, 2014

The state Supreme Court yesterday seemed open to a request from James Rand, the Concord prisoner convicted of two robberies in 2012 while mistakenly out on parole, to send his case back to superior court and order a review of the personnel files of all police officers who … 4

High school in Bristol locked down after student threatens to harm himself

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Newfound Regional High School was temporarily locked down yesterday morning after a student threatened to harm himself, according to authorities. The student, who has not been identified because he is a juvenile, was found in the school parking lot and taken into custody shortly before 8 a.m., said … 0

Supreme Court hears appeal of man who shot Manchester police officer

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Manchester police Officer Dan Doherty says it’s ludicrous to doubt the reliability of his identification of the man who fired seven shots into his body at near point-blank range. “I looked right at him while he was shooting … 1

Felon seen on Twitter holding guns gets 18 months

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

In a photo he posted on Twitter, Kwmaine Davis had a big smile on his face as he held one gun in each hand at a shooting range. His message to his followers: “Yes, I’m really bout that … 0

Colorado woman must aid FBI as part of terror plea

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

A 19-year-old Colorado woman pleaded guilty yesterday to trying to help the Islamic State militant group under a plea deal in the terrorism case that requires her to give authorities information about other Americans with the same intentions. … 0

Wrongful termination trial opens in Concord for former health policy analyst

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Arguments began yesterday in the trial for a former health policy analyst who claims she was wrongfully terminated by the New Hampshire Insurance Department, with her attorney describing her to jurors as a driven public servant and a lawyer for the state calling her uncooperative, insubordinate and at … 1

CRIMELINE: Concord police investigating string of home burglaries

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The Concord police have asked for help in solving a string of home burglaries last week in Penacook, in which thieves gained entry through unlocked ground-floor windows. The police reported five break-ins, two Sept. 1 and three Saturday. Residents told the police they were home and asleep during … 0

N.Y.C. police: Terror threat more complex than ever

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Airstrikes in Iraq, ongoing unrest in Syria and the beheadings of two American journalists are casting a long shadow over the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. While there is no specific threat against New York ahead … 1

N.H. investor accused of swindling locals out of $890,000

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

The state Bureau of Securities Regulation has accused a Stratham investment broker of cheating seven mostly retirement-aged residents from Concord, Boscawen, Canterbury and Webster out of $890,000 through fraudulent and highly speculative trades. The bureau late last week ordered Richard Higgins, 54, to cease and desist and pay … 0

Rescuers end search for missing plane off Jamaica

Monday, September 8, 2014

After scouring an expanse of white-capped waters off Jamaica for three days, rescuers have called off a search for a small plane that crashed after a ghostly journey down the U.S. East Coast and the northern Caribbean, but … 0