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Concord man charged in Bicentennial Square stabbing

Thursday, August 21, 2014

A 28-year-old Concord man was arrested and charged with nonfatally stabbing another man about 1 a.m. Tuesday in Bicentennial Square. Christian Economides was arrested yesterday afternoon and was charged with a felony of second-degree assault, the police said in a statement. He was initially arrested Tuesday and charged with resisting arrest and possession of controlled drugs. But the police said they lacked enough evidence at that time to connect him … 1

U.S. judge strikes down Florida gay marriage ban

Thursday, August 21, 2014

A federal judge yesterday declared Florida’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, joining judges across the country who have sided with gay couples wishing to tie the knot. U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle in Tallahassee ruled that the ban added to Florida’s constitution by voters in 2008 violates the 14th Amendment’s guarantees of equal protection and due process. Hinkle issued a stay delaying the … 0

Gov. Nixon taking National Guard out of Ferguson

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Gov. Jay Nixon yesterday ordered the Missouri National Guard to begin withdrawing from Ferguson, Mo., where nightly scenes of unrest have erupted since a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old nearly two weeks ago. Since the guard’s arrival yesterday, flare-ups in the small section of town that had been the … 0

Seth Mazzaglia gets life for killing, raping college student

Thursday, August 14, 2014

The photograph of a beaming Elizabeth “Lizzi” Marriott was taken on Mother’s Day 2011, a frog she rescued from the family’s pool cupped in her hand. A year and a half later, Seth Mazzaglia raped her, killed her … 1

New Hampshire State Police: 52 pot plants seized

Thursday, August 14, 2014

The New Hampshire State Police said they have seized 52 marijuana plants worth about $78,000 from an indoor and several outdoor growing locations in Hill. The police said they have identified a suspect and charges are pending. Authorities have not released the suspect’s name. Anyone with information is … 0

Concord and Manchester police report spike in synthetic pot overdoses

Thursday, August 14, 2014

The Concord police have responded to at least three suspected overdoses from synthetic marijuana since Tuesday, a sudden spike that comes as authorities in Manchester struggle to combat a similar, albeit larger, jump. Lt. Timothy O’Malley said yesterday that the department had received three reports within 24 hours … 0

Student’s killer proclaims innocence in jail call

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The man convicted of raping and killing a University of New Hampshire student proclaimed his innocence in a recorded prison phone call with his mother as she sympathized with the victim’s family and tried to convince him to … 1

Lawyers: Teen suffered ‘numerous’ acts of violence

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The teenager who returned nine months after she vanished on the way home from school was violently abducted by a stranger and “suffered numerous acts of unspeakable violence” for many months, her lawyers said in a statement. The … 0

DWI checkpoint on Route 3 in Belmont through Saturday

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The Belmont police are conducting daily sobriety checks on Route 3 through the end of this week. The department said in a statement that it is responding to “increasing incidents of drinking and driving.” It said the checkpoints, funded by federal highway safety money, are being manned with … 0

Bradford Police Department asks for help in identifying burglary suspects

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The Bradford police have asked for help in finding three people they believe have ties to a burglary last month at an apartment at 2543 Route 114. Detective Sgt. Edward Shaughnessy said the burglary occurred July 22, and … 0

Police won’t release name of officer who shot teen

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The Rev. Al Sharpton pressed the police yesterday to release the name of the officer who fatally shot an unarmed teenager in suburban St. Louis, and he pleaded for calm after two nights of violent protests over the … 1

Sanbornton man accused of shooting grown son in the legs

Monday, August 11, 2014

A 61-year-old Sanbornton man has been charged with attempted murder after authorities said he shot his grown son in the legs Sunday night at 228 Steele Hill Road. Lloyd Barnard has also been charged with first-degree assault, Sanbornton … 1

Fourth Northfield meth suspect pleads guilty, sentenced to year in jail

Monday, August 11, 2014

A 26-year-old woman was sentenced yesterday to a year in jail for helping sustain a Northfield meth lab. Amanda Warner of Keene pleaded guilty to three related counts and, under a plea agreement with county prosecutors, was sentenced to three concurrent 12-month jail terms. She had already served … 0