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People stand atop an overturned car in Keene, N.H. on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, during a night of violent parties that led to destruction, dozens of arrests and multiple injuries, near the city's annual pumpkin festival.  The parties around the school coincided with the annual Keene Pumpkin Festival, where the community tries to set a world record of the largest number of carved and lighted jack-o-lanterns in one place. (AP Photo/The Boston Globe, Jeremy Fox)  BOSTON HERALD OUT, QUINCY OUT; NO SALES

Students hand over video, photos of Keene pumpkin chaos

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The president of Keene State College said students are turning over video and photos depicting the mayhem that broke out during a family-friendly pumpkin festival. More than 80 people were arrested following the violent disturbances over the weekend that led to property damage and dozens of injuries. College President Anne Huot told WMUR that students are volunteering images to help …

Theft charge for ex-New Hampshire chief from Maine

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The former fire chief in Farmington has been indicted on charges he stole at least $1,500 in town funds. Fosters Daily Democrat reported that 48-year-old Richard Fowler of Skowhegan, Maine, was charged with taking the money between November 2009 and June of this year. Fowler was fired in August from his job leading the Skowhegan department. Strafford County Attorney Thomas Velardi tells the …

Fire officials say 60-old man dead at Manchester fire scene

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

New Hampshire fire officials said the body of a 60-year-old man was found after a fire in a Manchester apartment. WMUR reported that the body was found after a fire was extinguished at an Amherst Street apartment yesterday afternoon. A 1-year-old child was rescued unharmed from an adjacent apartment. Fire officials said they don’t know whether the man died before the fire started …

Wynn land owner pleads not guilty to fraud charges

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

An owner of the land that Wynn Resorts is developing into a $1.6 billion casino pleaded not guilty yesterday to federal wire fraud charges in connection with the land deal. Charles Lightbody, 54, of Revere, Mass., was released from custody on an unsecured $50,000 bail bond that comes …

Trial opens for alleged Mexican drug cartel member

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Members of one of the world’s most notorious drug cartels met with undercover federal agents two years ago at Wentworth by the Sea to discuss expanding the gang’s cocaine sales into Europe and northern New England, a federal prosecutor said yesterday in Concord. Assistant U.S. Attorney Donald Feith …

18-year-old woman arrested in Concord double stabbing; more arrests possible, police say

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

The Concord police have arrested one of two people stabbed last week in a downtown parking garage and said they believe she and others had planned to rob the second victim, a 42-year-old man, after he paid to have sex with her. Pierce Osgood, 18, of Warren Street …

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 …