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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. … 1

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 … 1

Authorities agree Vt. man was insane during killing at Littleton hotel

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

A Vermont man was insane when he stabbed a stranger to death last year in the lobby of a Littleton hotel, the state and his defense lawyer have agreed. Senior Assistant Attorney General Susan Morrell said yesterday that the state agrees Rodney Hill of West Danville, Vt., was … 0

Fire chief: Missing N.H. swimmer possibly attempted polar plunge

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The unidentified swimmer who went missing yesterday in Bristol is a 32-year-old Northfield man who a rescue official said might have been taking part in a dangerous new trend in which young people plunge into frigid water and then post videos of their exploits on social media. Michael … 0

Chile: Deadly fire second disaster in two weeks

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Chilean firefighters are struggling to control a blaze around the city of Valparaiso that has destroyed more than 2,000 homes, just two weeks after an earthquake collapsed houses in the north of the country. The fire has burned for two days, razing buildings across the hills above the … 0

Police: Homeless man arrested in Bristol after multitown chase in stolen car

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The state police charged a homeless man with multiple felonies yesterday after he allegedly led authorities on a multitown chase in a stolen vehicle. Shaun Cook, 36, of the Plymouth area, was arrested after leading the police in … 0

Kansas shooting suspect had no record of violence

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Never one to keep his hatred to himself, Frazier Glenn Cross for decades sought out any soapbox to espouse his white-supremacist beliefs, twice running for federal office with campaigns steeped in anti-Semitism. Yet there’s scant evidence the Army … 0

New Hampshire ready to start 2 new drug courts

Monday, April 14, 2014

A New Hampshire judge said a pair of drug courts could open as soon as this fall in Hillsborough County if a federal grant comes through. Drug courts, which already operate in Rockingham, Grafton and Strafford counties, allow nonviolent offenders with histories of drug addiction to participate in … 0

Pembroke man dies in Saturday morning crash

Sunday, April 13, 2014

A 25-year-old Pembroke man died yesterday after an early morning car crash in Hooksett. Jacob Kipp was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the state police. At 4:45 a.m., the police responded to a one-car crash on Interstate 293 North, near the ramp for Interstate 93 southbound. … 0

Concord crimeline: Suspects in N.H. fraud linked to case in S.C.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Suspects in Concord fraud linked to case in South Carolina … 0

UNH professor to aid landslide probe in Washington state

Sunday, April 13, 2014

A University of New Hampshire professor of civil engineering is part of a team of experts that will document the environmental effects of the fatal landslide in Washington state last month. Jean Benoit and his colleagues on the Geotechnical Extreme Events Reconnaissance Association will study the impact of … 0

State Supreme Court denies Tilton man’s stun gun injury suit against Sanbornton

Saturday, April 12, 2014

A Tilton man who broke his elbow after a Sanbornton police officer subdued him with a stun gun in 2009 cannot sue the town because it has immunity from such suits, the state Supreme Court ruled yesterday. The man, Dennis Huckins, sued the town and the officer, Mark … 0