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Police push to educate drivers on new hands-free law

Saturday, April 25, 2015

State and local law enforcement have begun distributing fliers during traffic stops in a final push to educate drivers ahead of the July 1 launch of New Hampshire’s hands-free law. The state has already set up 48 electronic messaging boards along highways and other major traffic arteries warning of the new restrictions. And a website, HandsFreeNH.com, is up and running, with specifics about the law and the penalties violators can …

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Canadian court to extradite 2 to New Hampshire in ‘88 deaths

Friday, April 24, 2015

The Supreme Court of Canada has ordered the extradition of two men to New Hampshire to face murder charges in the deaths of two women nearly 27 years ago. The ruling followed a hearing Thursday on Anthony Barnaby and David Caplin. They are Canadian Micmac Indians who were working construction in Nashua when …

Smuggler’s mistake turned rescue into tragedy

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Rescue seemed so close at hand. A ship with experience plucking migrants from unseaworthy smuggler’s boats had arrived soon after the distress call went out. But then the fishing trawler’s navigator made a maneuver that would seal the …

Police: Penacook man had 11 grams of heroin and thousands in cash

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

A Penacook man allegedly in possession of heroin and thousands in cash was arrested Sunday night in Bow. Robert Kenyon, 57, was charged with possession of a controlled narcotic with intent to distribute, according to a press release …

Hopkinton covered bridge closed after truck damages structure

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Rowell Bridge, a historic covered bridge in Hopkinton, is closed after a truck damaged the bridge Monday night. “The truck caught and damaged a couple of rafters and the bridge will remain closed until they are fixed,” Town …

On State House steps, pot smoked in protest

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

A group of activists exercised civil disobedience yesterday by smoking marijuana on the steps of the State House and decrying the war on drugs through a megaphone. At 4:20 p.m. on April 20, the unofficial pot holiday, about …

Complaint: Man misled donors to non-existent veterans museum

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

A Manchester man accused of soliciting and accepting donations to create a veterans museum on land he didn’t own – without proper registration to accept donations – has been ordered by a judge to stop. The Veterans Museum of New Hampshire, advertised to be built across the street …

Amid more migrant emergencies, EU searches for response

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Rescuers responded yesterday to two new migrant emergencies off Libya and a third boat ran aground near Greece following a weekend disaster that left hundreds feared dead, as top European officials searched for ways to stem the tide …

Utah woman gets up to life in prison in deaths of 6 newborns

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

A Utah mother who killed six of her newborn babies and hid their bodies in her garage was sentenced to up to life in prison yesterday at an emotional hearing in which a prosecutor depicted her as an …

Sperm bank sued after donor details emerge 7 years later

Sunday, April 19, 2015

He was good on paper: eloquent, mature, healthy and smart to boot. That’s why Angela Collins and Margaret Elizabeth Hanson say they chose Donor 9623 to be the biological father of their child. Then last June, almost seven years after Collins gave birth to a son conceived with …

Officials: 3 shot, injured at Delaware State University cookout

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Three men were shot and injured Saturday night at a cookout on the Delaware State University campus, officials said, and authorities are searching for the shooter. The shooting happened about 8 p.m. at a university- sanctioned fraternity and …

Survivor: Smugglers locked hundreds in hold of capsized boat in the Mediterranean

Sunday, April 19, 2015

A smuggler’s boat crammed with hundreds of people overturned off Libya’s coast as rescuers approached, causing what could be the Mediterranean’s deadliest known migrant tragedy, and intensifying pressure on the European Union yesterday to finally meet demands for …