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Peterborough man buried in snow for more than 3 hours

Thursday, February 26, 2015

A New Hampshire man has survived being buried in the snow for more than three hours. Drew Mullins says he was using a snow rake to clear snow off the metal roof of his Peterborough home on Sunday when it came down all at once. Within seconds, Mullins was trapped under about 2 feet of snow. He says his heavy breathing caused the snow above his head to melt to …

Court call center evacuated over roof concerns

Thursday, February 26, 2015

A temporary court call center was set up today in the state’s emergency management headquarters in Concord after concerns were raised over a possibly sagging roof at the permanent center. Court spokeswoman Carole Alfano said fire officials ordered an evacuation last night at the permanent center on Chenell Drive. Employees had warned that some sprinkler heads were protruding down from the ceiling, a …

N.H., Merrimack County locked in polygraph dispute with former DEA agent

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Frank Suarez spent nearly a quarter-century as a special agent with the federal Drug Enforcement Agency, and in that time he received numerous accolades, including performance awards and letters of praise from the New Hampshire attorney general, the Hillsborough County attorney and two U.S. attorneys. So when he retired three years ago at …

Two N.H. men get decades in prison for stabbing death

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Two men will spend decades in prison following the stabbing death of another man during a robbery in 2012. Corey Bennett was sentenced to 30 years yesterday after pleading guilty to second-degree murder and conspiracy to commit robbery. He agreed to testify against another defendant, Christopher Gay, in …

N.H. Supreme Court hears opposition to rule change in neglect cases

Thursday, February 19, 2015

A group of attorneys urged the state Supreme Court yesterday to reject a proposal that would limit free legal counsel for impoverished parents accused of child abuse or neglect. The new rule would require a court-appointed attorney to withdraw 30 days after an initial disposition in the case, …

Witness: After killing, Hernandez said endorsements are gone

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez matter-of-factly told witnesses that his endorsement days were over, according to testimony yesterday from his fiancee’s uncle, who said the conversation happened a day after a slaying Hernandez would eventually …

Last suspect in Northfield meth lab sentenced to 5 to 15 years in prison

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

A 28-year-old man was sentenced yesterday to five years in prison for helping build and operate a meth lab across from a Northfield elementary school more than a year ago. Brian Bateman pleaded guilty in December to several charges related to the operation at 6 Elm St., but …

Merrimack County sheriff warns of impersonation phone scam

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

The Merrimack County Sheriff’s Office is warning about a phone scam in which callers impersonate sheriffs and threaten to arrest people for outstanding debt. The office urges anyone who gets such a call to contact their local police department or the state Consumer Protection and Antitrust Bureau at …

Prosecution rests in ‘American Sniper’ trial in Texas

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Prosecutors rested their case yesterday in the trial of a former Marine charged with killing American Sniper author Chris Kyle and another man. Eddie Ray Routh is accused of killing the former Navy SEAL and Kyle’s friend Chad …

Danish intelligence: No sign gunman was planning attacks

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Despite a warning from prison authorities that the gunman behind a weekend shooting spree in Copenhagen was at risk of being radicalized in jail, Danish intelligence officials insisted yesterday they had no reason to believe he was plotting …

Pembroke woman charged with DWI after rolling car on roof

Monday, February 16, 2015

A Pembroke woman was charged with driving while intoxicated after rolling her car onto its roof Sunday evening, the police said. Patricia Holler, 56, was trapped in her vehicle, and responding police officers had to smash a window …

Sub-zero temps create challenge at Gilmanton house fire

Monday, February 16, 2015

Sub-zero temperatures created challenging conditions for firefighters at a house fire in Gilmanton yesterday. The extreme cold and high winds “presented unique challenges with the flowing water and ice-covered surfaces,” said Gilmanton fire Chief Paul Hempel in a …

32-year-old hiker found dead in N.H. Presidential Range

Monday, February 16, 2015

At 5 a.m. Sunday, 32-year-old Kate Matrosova set out alone to hike several peaks in the Presidential Range. A day later, after an extensive search of the area between Mount Adams and Mount Madison, Matrosova, of New York …