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Tenant testifies against CATCH Neighborhood Housing at opening day of trial in lawsuit

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Emotions high, Cathy Wyrenbeck reached for a tissue from the box in front of the witness stand. She had just described to a jury and a federal judge the chronic and painful hives that have kept her from working for the past eight years. Having blown her nose, she continued to describe her one-bedroom apartment at Mennino Place in Concord and the way those hives inflamed during summer 2012. “The …

Man pleads guilty to role in home invasion

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

A man accused of being an accomplice in a 2012 violent home invasion in Bedford has pleaded guilty to multiple charges and has agreed to spend at least five years in prison. WMUR reported Nathan Lamontagne appeared in court Monday, pleading guilty to criminal liability to first-degree assault and other charges. Prosecutors said Lamontagne drove another man to the empty home, which was …

Attorney general: No charges in Rumney lakeside shooting

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

A long-smoldering feud between neighbors in Rumney over the use of a lakeside dock erupted in an alcohol-fueled fight this summer that ended when one man, who said he feared for his life, shot another to death, the state attorney general said yesterday. Attorney General Joe Foster said there is not enough evidence to charge Edward Healey, 61, in the June 29 killing …

Owner of horse seized from Northfield farm sues police, rescue handlers

Monday, October 6, 2014

The owner of one of five malnourished horses seized from a Northfield farm in June has sued the town’s police department and the rescue farm now housing the animal. Harold Kelley, 58, of Laconia claims in the suit that authorities never notified him about their concerns or gave …

Ray Duckler: McCann speaks softly and carries a big stick

Sunday, October 5, 2014

‘Something’s off,” the Sports Illustrated editor told the Concord law professor. “Figure it out.” So Mike McCann did. He requested records from the University of Arkansas and pieced together a story, about sex, betrayal and corruption, that brought …

Ray Duckler: From domestic violence to murder, McCann judges the facts

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Sometimes, touchdowns and jump shots are nudged aside on the sports pages, replaced by legal issues that are harder to understand. For us, Mike McCann, a professor at the University of New Hampshire School of Law, simplified these topics, some of which he’s written about as a correspondent …

MH370 seabed search begins in 4-mile-deep Indian Ocean waters

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Investigators hunting wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 are set to scan the ocean floor in waters as much as 4 miles deep in the southern Indian Ocean today amid a renewed hunt for the vanished plane. The GO Phoenix search vessel is scheduled to arrive in its …

Massachusetts resident injured in rollover accident in Sanbornton

Saturday, October 4, 2014

A Massachusetts woman suffered non-life-threatening injuries after her SUV rolled over on Interstate 93 in Sanbornton yesterday afternoon, the police said. Joyse Hogan, 55, of Concord, Mass., was traveling north when the SUV apparently changed lanes, lost control, slid sideways and rolled over multiple times before resting on …

Judge’s bid to cut sex assault sentence draws ire

Saturday, October 4, 2014

A judge’s intent to reduce the prison sentence he handed down days earlier in a child sex assault case has sparked outrage by prosecutors, the police, victim advocates and the victim. Carroll County Superior Court Judge David Garfunkel sentenced Joshua Baud of Wakefield last Friday to serve 7½ …

Hassan creates new commission to oversee at-risk youth services

Friday, October 3, 2014

Gov. Maggie Hassan created a new commission yesterday to oversee services provided to New Hampshire’s at-risk youth, after she promised executive action on the matter this summer. Hassan vetoed a bill in July that would have revived a long-dormant state juvenile justice advisory board, that met for the …

El Chapo’s cousin pleads guilty in Concord to planning cocaine shipment

Friday, October 3, 2014

A cousin of one of the world’s most notorious drug lords faces up to 20 years in federal prison after admitting yesterday in Concord that he helped try to expand their cartel’s reach into Europe and Northern New …

New Hampshire police believe murder suspect is in Georgia

Thursday, October 2, 2014

A New Hampshire man suspected of killing his parents and setting their house on fire is believed to be in the Atlanta area, a police detective said yesterday. The detective would not elaborate on why he believed Matthew Dion, 38, could be in the metropolitan area of the …

Police find nothing at Bedford schools after bomb threat

Thursday, October 2, 2014

The police in Bedford said nothing was found after they searched a high school and middle school complex that canceled classes because of a bomb threat. Bedford police Chief John Byfonski said a school administrator received the threat about 6 a.m. Tuesday. He declined to say how the …