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Front window broken at House of India in Concord

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The Concord police are investigating who or what shattered a front window at House of India restaurant Tuesday night. Sgt. Mike Guarino said an officer responded to a report of broken glass at the Pleasant Street restaurant about 10:15 p.m. “We’re just trying to determine whether this was intentional or an accident,” Guarino said. Owner Gurcharan Singh said the staff had closed the restaurant and went home about 9:30 p.m. … 0

Gilmanton man pleads guilty, gets prison for setting fires

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

A Gilmanton man has pleaded guilty to three counts of arson and has been sentenced to one to five years in prison after reaching a plea deal with prosecutors. Jason Clairmont of Gilmanton was scheduled for a hearing Tuesday on his upcoming trial. The Citizen reported that Clairmont admitted he set fire to two cars and part of a porch in Laconia earlier … 0

Claremont postmaster accused of school theft

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The head of the postal office in Claremont has been accused of taking more than $2,000 from a school Parent/Teacher Organization savings account. The Eagle Times reported that Rebecca Remick, a former member of the Claremont Middle School PTO, has since paid back the money back. She blamed tough financial times for what happened, saying, “I had to feed my kids.” Claremont police … 0

Train leaves Ukraine war zone with victims of Malaysia plane; black boxes handed over

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

After days of resistance, pro-Russian rebels yesterday yielded some ground in the crisis surrounding downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 – handing over passengers’ bodies, relinquishing the plane’s black boxes and pledging broader access for investigators to the crash site. The developments offered some hope that an international investigation … 0

Friend convicted of impeding Boston Marathon probe

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

A college friend of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was convicted yesterday of trying to protect the Boston Marathon bombing suspect by agreeing with another friend to get rid of a backpack and disabled fireworks they took from his dorm room … 1

ATV driver who abandoned vehicle faces charges in Stewartstown

Monday, July 21, 2014

A search for the driver of an abandoned ATV has led to a man facing charges in Stewartstown. The police said a landowner confronted a man in an ATV near the end of his 800-foot driveway. When he asked the driver for some identification and tried to retrieve … 0

Mass. woman sues Nashua hospital over mother’s death

Monday, July 21, 2014

A Massachusetts woman has sued a New Hampshire hospital for $2 million about three years after her mother died of a heart attack, saying doctors failed to diagnose it. Mariann Gobbi recently filed the lawsuit against St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua in federal court in Concord. The Telegraph … 0

New Mexico: Other attacks probed after transients killed

Monday, July 21, 2014

The police in New Mexico were investigating whether three teenagers suspected of beating two homeless men to death with cinderblocks, bricks and a metal fence pole were responsible for dozens of other attacks on transients in recent months. Alex Rios, 18, and two boys, ages 16 and 15, … 0

Helpful weather coming to Washington wildfires

Monday, July 21, 2014

Cooler temperatures and lighter winds are forecast to descend on wildfire-stricken Washington state, helping firefighters battle flames that have been growing unfettered for a week and have covered hundreds of square miles. While yesterday’s weather had slight improvements … 0

Judge tosses out lawsuit against Rymes Proprane

Sunday, July 20, 2014

A local oil company did not break the law last summer when it lowered its fuel prices well below those of its competitors, a federal judge has ruled. United States District Court Judge Landya McCafferty threw out the case brought by Concord’s Johnny Prescott & Son Oil Co. … 0

Fla. jury slams RJ Reynolds with $23.6B in damages

Sunday, July 20, 2014

A Florida jury has slammed the nation’s No. 2 cigarette maker, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., with $23.6 billion in punitive damages in a lawsuit filed by the widow of a longtime smoker who died of lung cancer in … 1

Concord police arrest man on prowling charges; look for suspect in break-in

Sunday, July 20, 2014

The Concord police arrested a man who they said was poking around homes yesterday, and they are still looking for a man who they said broke into a house off Kensington Road on Friday. The police arrested Alexander Papastefanou, 30, yesterday and charged him with prowling. He was … 0

Concord police investigating stabbing at White Park

Sunday, July 20, 2014

A 19-year-old male was stabbed at White Park early yesterday morning, the Concord police said. At 2:40 a.m., the police responded to the report near the intersection of Centre and Washington streets, where they discovered a male victim they said was suffering from a stab wound. He was … 0