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Motorcyclists critically injured in accident with tractor-trailer identified as Franklin residents

Friday, July 31, 2015

The two people injured in a Thursday morning accident involving a motorcycle and tractor trailer truck were still in critical condition as of Friday afternoon. State police identified the two people injured as Franklin residents in a press release Friday. William Hanson, 53, and Marlene Layne, 46, are hospitalized at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, which they were transported to by helicopter Thursday. Hanson was driving the motorcycle, and Layne …

Defendants in fatal hayride crash in Maine plead not guilty

Friday, July 31, 2015

All three defendants in a Halloween-themed hayride crash in Maine that killed a teenager and injured more than a dozen other passengers pleaded not guilty Thursday in their first court appearance. The driver, 55-year-old David Brown of South Paris, and a farm mechanic, 38-year-old Phillip Theberge of Norway, appeared in court to enter …

Federal prosecutors convict Campton man of growing pot

Thursday, July 30, 2015

A jury in federal court has convicted a Campton man of running a marijuana growing operation. Acting U.S. Attorney Donald Feith said the jury on Thursday found 31-year-old Peter Apicelli guilty of one count of manufacturing marijuana. He faces five years in prison when sentenced Nov. 12. Feith said agents searched the house …

High Court rules agents can foreclose; avoids thorny severability question

Saturday, July 25, 2015

The state’s highest court ruled Friday that agents of mortgagees can conduct foreclosures, a decision that disheartened some homeowner advocates but managed to circumvent a weightier question involving nearly 200 years of common law. The case, Bergeron v. New York Community Bank, centered on an electronic registry designed …

Mother hurt, 12-year-old son loses control of ATV

Saturday, July 25, 2015

A woman has suffered serious, but non-life-threatening injuries after her 12-year-old son lost control of their ATV as they descended a steep trail in Pittsburg. Fish and Game conservation officers said the vehicle went off the edge of …

Louisiana gunman suffered from mental illness, court documents show

Saturday, July 25, 2015

The gunman who opened fire in a Louisiana movie theater was a onetime entrepreneur who inveighed against women’s rights, liberals and minorities and had been involuntarily committed for mental illness, according to court documents and interviews. John Russell Houser, 59, was one of about two dozen people who …

Texas jail death focuses new attention on inmate suicides

Saturday, July 25, 2015

When Sandra Bland died in a small Texas jail last week, she became just the latest name on a long list of inmates whose deaths were determined to be suicides. Bland’s death following her arrest for a minor …

Concord man arrested, charged in Manchester home invasion

Thursday, July 23, 2015

The Manchester Police Department has arrested a Concord man in connection with an alleged home invasion and sexual assault. The incident reportedly occurred on Beech Street in Manchester in April. Shawn McGrath, 42, is charged with aggravated felonious sexual assault and falsifying physical evidence. He was scheduled to …

Barnstead man hospitalized after crash with bridge

Thursday, July 23, 2015

An elderly Barnstead man was brought to the hospital Wednesday after he drove his car through the middle of a fork in the road on Route 4 and eventually crashed into a bridge abutment, police said. James Brickner, 72, was westbound on Route 4 in Pembroke in the …

Police saturation drives out reported burglaries on North Pembroke Road

Thursday, July 23, 2015

A rash of break-ins on North Pembroke Road in Pembroke have apparently subsided after police increased patrols in the area, Chief Dwayne Gilman said. Police in Pembroke recently took reports of four burglaries in nine days on the wooded thoroughfare that connects routes 106 and 28, Gilman said. …

Prosecutor: Woman’s autopsy revealed no evidence of homicide

Thursday, July 23, 2015

The autopsy of a black woman who was found dead in a Texas jail revealed no injuries that would suggest she was killed by someone else, authorities said Thursday. Waller County prosecutor Warren Diepraam said the autopsy showed …

Fire destroys businesses in historic area of Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

Thursday, July 23, 2015

A massive fire hit the historic area of Harpers Ferry, W. Va., early Thursday morning, destroying several businesses. No one was hurt. Several fire departments from Maryland and Virginia sent rescuers to help fight the three-alarm blaze. The fire broke out around 3 a.m. Thursday in the 100 …

Concord woman drifts off side of Interstate 93 in Londonderry, accident clean up causes delays

Thursday, July 23, 2015

A Concord woman driving a box truck on Interstate 93 in Londonderry fell asleep at the wheel, veered off the road and drifted into the woods Wednesday morning, police said. The Budget box truck, driven by Karyn Wornick, …