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Nathaniel Kibby, 34, of Gorham, N.H. stands during his arraignment at Conway District Court in Conway, N.H., Tuesday, July 29, 2014. Kibby was charged with kidnapping Abigail Hernandez nine months ago was ordered held on $1 million bail after a brief court appearance Tuesday. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Gorham man held on $1M in teen’s kidnapping

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

A Gorham man charged with kidnapping a teenage girl nine months ago was ordered held on $1 million bail yesterday as the 15-year-old watched from the front row of the courtroom. Abigail Hernandez disappeared after leaving her high school in October and returned home last week. Nathaniel Kibby was arrested Monday without incident at his Gorham home, about 30 miles … 0

Man sentenced, tried to smuggle drug into jail

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

A man charged with providing heroin that resulted in a man’s overdose death in February has pleaded guilty to trying to smuggle a prescription narcotic into the Belknap County jail. Jonathan Woodbury has been sentenced to at least 18 months in prison after saying he stole a bottle of shampoo from a supermarket, dumped its contents and refilled with an opiate used to … 0

Police seek suspect in Rochester shooting

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The police in Rochester were searching yesterday for a suspect they say shot a 19-year-old man in broad daylight in the New Hampshire community. WMUR reported that the 19-year-old victim was hospitalized with possible life-threatening injuries in the shooting that took place just before noon yesterday. The identity of the victim was not released. Rochester police Capt. Gary Boudreau described the suspect as … 0

Judge rules voter registration conditions illegal

Saturday, July 26, 2014

A judge has struck down a 2012 law as unconstitutional that effectively blocked out-of-state students and others from voting in New Hampshire unless they established residency in the state that extended to other activities beyond voting, such as getting a driver’s license. The New Hampshire Civil Liberties Union … 4

Execution offers evidence against lethal injection

Thursday, July 24, 2014

The nation’s third botched execution in six months offers more evidence for the courts that lethal injection carries too many risks and amounts to cruel and unusual punishment, death-row lawyers and other opponents said yesterday. Death-penalty opponents said an Arizona inmate who gasped for breath for more than … 0

Police warning residents of IRS phone scam

Thursday, July 24, 2014

The police department in Nashua, New Hampshire, is warning residents of a phone scam where callers are portraying themselves as employees of the Internal Revenue Service and demanding money. They say in the most recent scheme, an elderly couple was contacted and advised that they owed a certain … 1

Police investigating untimely death in Laconia

Thursday, July 24, 2014

The police in Laconia are investigating the untimely death of a 30-year-old man. They said Steven Copp II was found dead Sunday at an apartment, but there’s no immediate evidence of foul play or drug use that contributed to the death. They are still trying to determine the … 0

Investigators release sketch in missing teen case

Thursday, July 24, 2014

The New Hampshire teenager who returned home this week nine months after vanishing on her way home from school has provided investigators with a description of the man she said drove her away that day. Attorney General Joseph … 0

Peter Welch of Franklin gets a year in jail after admitting to starting a fire

Thursday, July 24, 2014

A Franklin man has been sentenced to a year in the Merrimack County jail after admitting earlier this year to starting a fire in 2012 at an occupied apartment complex that his then-wife owned and managed. Peter Welch, … 0

Jet with 116 aboard ‘probably crashed’ in Mali

Thursday, July 24, 2014

An Air Algerie jetliner carrying 116 people vanished yesterday in a rainstorm over restive northern Mali, and French officials said it has probably crashed – the third major international aviation disaster in a week. French fighter jets, U.N. … 0

Very bad week: Airline disasters come in a cluster

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Nearly 300 passengers perish when their plane is shot out of the sky. Airlines suspend flights to Israel’s largest airport after rocket attacks. An airliner crashes during a storm, and yet another disappears. Aviation has suffered one of … 0

Doctor fired back at gunman in hospital attack

Thursday, July 24, 2014

A doctor who was grazed by gunfire from a patient in his office at a suburban Pennsylvania hospital yesterday helped stop him by apparently returning fire with his own weapon and severely injuring him, but not before a … 3

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 … 0