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The Henniker town garage was destroyed in a fire Friday, Jan. 30, 2015. All of the vehicles and equipment in the building were destroyed.

(SUSAN DOUCET / Monitor staff)

Local towns pitch in to assist Henniker after fire destroys town garage, plows

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Less than 12 hours after the late Friday night fire was extinguished, neighbors were clambering to help the town of Henniker. “At this time, the Henniker Highway Department is in a bad condition,” said Tim Redmond, director of the Public Works Department in Weare. Late Friday night, Henniker’s town garage caught fire, completely destroying the building and all of the …

Blaze destroys Henniker snow-removal equipment, leaving ‘serious problem’

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Almost all of the snow removal equipment for the town of Henniker was lost in a fire at the town garage last night. Firefighters were alerted to the fire at 7:50 p.m. by an automatic alarm after all of the plows had finished cleaning the streets for the day. “They did a good …

Lawyer says Jerry Gappens, NHMS general manager, used ‘poor judgement’ but did not commit a crime

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Jerry Gappens, one of the most recognizable faces of NASCAR in New Hampshire, used poor judgement and regrets the actions that led to his Jan. 21 arrest in Manchester on a lewdness charge, according to his lawyer. But Gappens’s lawyer Tom Raid said the general manager at New Hampshire Motor Speedway didn’t do …

France attacks reinvigorate privacy versus security debate

Saturday, January 17, 2015

President Obama argued yesterday that a resurgent fear of terrorism across Europe and the United States should not lead countries to overreact and shed privacy protections, even as British Prime Minister David Cameron pressed for more government access …

Holder limits seized-asset sharing that split billions with local, state police

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Attorney General Eric Holder yesterday barred local and state police from using federal law to seize cash, cars and other property without proving that a crime occurred. Holder’s action represents the most sweeping check on police power to …

Contoocook man accused of pointing gun at driver in a fit of road rage

Saturday, January 17, 2015

A 48-year-old Contoocook man was arrested yesterday morning in Manchester after allegedly pointing a gun at another driver in a fit of road rage. The incident took place about 8 a.m. on Route 293. The state police released few details of the incident, saying in a statement only …

Man convicted in Hill and Franklin rape case

Thursday, January 15, 2015

A 46-year-old Auburn man has been convicted of raping and molesting a young girl several years ago in Hill and Franklin. Kendall McLain was found guilty Wednesday of aggravated and attempted felonious sexual assault, misdemeanor and felony sexual assault, and endangering the welfare of a child. A sentencing …

Bradford worker injured in mill accident, flown to Dartmouth-Hitchcock

Thursday, January 15, 2015

A man was reportedly injured yesterday in a machine shop accident in Bradford. Few details were known yesterday. WMUR reported that the man got caught in a milling machine and was airlifted to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. He was not identified, and his condition was not known. No one …

Unoccupied home in Henniker catches fire

Thursday, January 15, 2015

An electric heater being used to thaw frozen pipes caused a fire in Henniker early yesterday morning, according to a preliminary investigation. The Henniker Fire Department responded to the fire at 133 Lone Pine Road at 1:37 a.m. yesterday, Henniker fire Chief Steve Burritt said. The fire started …

Prosecutor: Vt. man accused of murder told friend he’d kill wife

Thursday, January 15, 2015

A Vermont man accused of murdering his wife the day she filed for divorce told a friend weeks earlier that he would kill her, a prosecutor said during opening statements yesterday, and a witness described the gruesome condition of her body when it was discovered in the woods. …

Timeline shows long wait for help on smoke-filled D.C. subway

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Passengers were still pleading for a rescue 27 minutes after smoke filled their subway cars under the nation’s capital, as communications breakdowns between the train’s operator, his command center and firefighters left help waiting at a station just …

Oklahoma carries out its first execution since botched one

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Oklahoma executed a death row inmate yesterday for killing a baby in 1997 in the state’s first lethal injection since a botched one last spring. Prison officials declared Charles Frederick Warner dead at 7:28 p.m. yesterday. The execution …

Defense contractor pleads guilty in massive Navy bribery case

Thursday, January 15, 2015

A Malaysian defense contractor pleaded guilty yesterday to a corruption scandal of epic proportions, admitting that he bribed “scores” of U.S. Navy officials with $500,000 in cash, six figures’ worth of sex from prostitutes, lavish hotel stays, spa treatments, Cuban cigars, Kobe beef, Spanish suckling pigs and an …