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A memorial for Trevor Gonyer, 17, sits on the side of Route 114 in Weare. Gonyer was killed in a single car accident early Friday morning.

Friends gather at Weare roadside memorial to remember Trevor Gonyer, 17

Sunday, July 5, 2015

A white wooden cross stands about three and a half feet tall on the side of Route 114 in Weare. The front of the cross, in black marker, reads “RIP Trevor 1998-2015.” Throughout the day Saturday, more than 60 friends and loved ones of Trevor Gonyer, 17, visited the makeshift memorial and left their names and messages of love on …

Mont Vernon: Burned man’s condition worsening, family says

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Burned Mont Vernon man’s condition worsens …

Police say bicyclist killed in collision

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Police said a bicyclist is dead after colliding with a car in downtown Manchester late Friday night. Manchester police said the crash occurred just before 11 p.m. on Merrimack Street near Hanover Street. Authorities said a 2014 BMW was heading west on Merrimack Street when the crash occurred. The bicyclist was taken to Elliot Hospital and died of his injuries about 11:30 p.m. …

Documents: Mexican army ordered troops to ‘kill criminals’

Thursday, July 2, 2015

A human rights group said Thursday that military documents show high-ranking officers had given Mexican soldiers standing orders to kill criminals ahead of an army mass slaying of suspected cartel members after they surrendered. The documents, shared with …

Warplanes strike back at militants in troubled Sinai

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Egyptian warplanes launched new airstrikes and troops went house-to-house Thursday in the troubled Sinai Peninsula, a day after Islamic State-linked militants set off the area’s bloodiest fighting in decades in an unprecedented, coordinated attack. The combat, described as …

Nine displaced, three cats killed in fire at Franklin multi-family

Thursday, July 2, 2015

A fire at a multi-family home in Franklin displaced nine residents and killed three cats who were unable to escape Tuesday. The residents at the two-family house at 40 School St. were evacuated safely about 6:17 p.m., along …

Father: Local man burned in Taiwan park fire fights for life

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

The father of a Mont Vernon man who was badly burned in a fire at a Taiwan water park said Wednesday that the family is anxious about how the young man will fare in the next few days. …

Manchester man pleads guilty, sentenced, in 2001 slaying of friend

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

A Manchester man will serve 30 years to life in prison after pleading guilty to killing his close friend in 2001. Arthur Collins, 46, was arrested in May 2012 – almost 11 years after the body of 50-year-old George Jodoin was discovered in his bed at his Auburn …

Concord man handed prison term for drug-fueled burglary spree

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

A Concord man was sentenced Wednesday to six years in prison for his role in a string of drug-fueled burglaries last fall that startled residents and became yet another example of the grim and granular depths of a widening addiction crisis. Abraham Sanborn, 34, was one of two …

Maine crews use drone to rescue 2 boys from raging river

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Officials in Maine used a drone to help deliver a life jacket to a boy stranded on a rock in the middle of a raging river before bringing him and another boy to safety. Two boys needed rescuing Tuesday afternoon after their tube overturned in the Little Androscoggin …

Franklin fire guts School St. home, kills two cats

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

A two-alarm fire in Franklin has left a two-family residence uninhabitable. The fire at 40 School St. was reported at 6:17 p.m. Tuesday, Captain Bruce Goldthwaite said. The residents home at the time of the fire, two cats and several pit bulls were safely evacuated, but three other …

Judge rules two out of three charges against Concord Hospital nurse accused of diverting drugs lacked probable cause

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

A district court judge in Concord determined Tuesday that two of three felony charges against a traveling nurse accused of pocketing narcotics from Concord Hospital lacked probable cause to go forward. Kerry Bridges, 47, of Warren, Maine, was …

Police say Sanbornton homeowner interrupted burglary in progress, two suspects in custody

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Two Franklin men were arrested Monday following a reported break-in and assault at a Sanbornton residence. Frederick Temple, Jr., 30, and Cody Merrill, 21, were arrested by the Sanbornton police Monday and are being held on cash bail, …