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District 15 Democratic primary candidates set schedule for joint events

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The Democratic candidates for the District 15 state Senate seat have agreed to four joint events in the next several weeks, but not without some debate about the schedule itself. Concord attorney Dan Feltes and Concord School Board member Kass Ardinger will be on the primary ballot to replace outgoing state Sen. Sylvia Larsen, who has held the seat for 20 years. The district includes Concord, Henniker, Hopkinton and Warner. … 1

Opening statements expected today in 2010 prison murder trial

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Opening arguments are scheduled to begin this morning in the murder trial of William Edic, a 34-year-old inmate and alleged gang member who is accused of assaulting a fellow prisoner in 2010. Edic was serving time at the Concord prison for a previous attack when he and another inmate, Thomas Milton, allegedly stomped … 0

Judge denies Concord inmate’s request for new hate crime trial

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

A Concord judge has denied a request by Donald Freese, the first man convicted in Merrimack County of a race-based hate crime, that he be given a new trial because of inadequate counsel. Freese’s current attorney, Nicholas Brodich, claimed in a motion filed this spring that Freese’s trial lawyer, Ted Barnes, had failed to call two key witnesses who would have testified that … 0

Separate civil case against Rymes Propane & Oil moves forward in state court

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

While one local oil company considers refiling its dismissed civil suit against Rymes Propane & Oil, a second similar case is making its way through state court. A federal district court judge recently dismissed a case brought against Rymes by Johnny Prescott & Son Oil Co., but a … 0

Police: Man robs Manchester bank, flees with 6-year-old

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The police in Manchester have accused a man of robbing a bank at gunpoint before fleeing with a 6-year-old child in his car. The police said 31-year-old Jose Falero entered the Citizens Bank on Monday, allegedly waving a gun and telling everyone to get on the floor before … 0

With loophole in bylaws, New Hampshire Young Democrats endorse Dan Feltes for state senate

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The New Hampshire Young Democrats group has endorsed Concord attorney Dan Feltes in the primary race for the District 15 state Senate seat. Feltes, 35, is competing with Concord School Board member Kass Ardinger to replace outgoing state Sen. Sylvia Larsen, who has held the seat for 20 … 1

Former Newmarket firefighter sentenced on home arson charges

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

A former firefighter has pleaded guilty to two charges of arson following a fire at his home and has been sentenced to five to 10 years in prison, with part of that time suspended. Firefighters said the fire at the garage at Donald Dubbs’s rental home in Lee … 0

Driver stops in median to help ducklings in Newfields

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

A New Hampshire woman who stopped in a highway median to help some stranded ducklings plans to fight a ticket from the state police. Hallie Bibeau of Newfields told WMUR she was driving east on Route 101 by Exit 8 on Friday when she had to slam on … 0

PHOTOS: Russian ballet master visits Concord

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Over and over, Valery Lantratov strode to the front of a group of young ballet dancers, performed a combination of movements and offered corrections in a Russian accent as the girls tried to emulate the Moscow-based master. It … 0

Missing North Conway teen home after 9 months

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

A 15-year-old North Conway girl who disappeared while on her way home from school nine months ago is safely home with her family, the state attorney general said yesterday. Abigail Hernandez was reunited with her family Sunday evening, … 6

PHOTO: Protest of violence in the Middle East

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

A group of protesters went to the front of State House in Concord to call for an end to the violence in Gaza. Several speakers insisted on a cease-fire and for the Israelis to end their involvement in … 1

PHOTO: Brown meets with veterans in Concord

Monday, July 21, 2014

U.S. Senate candidate Scott Brown met with veterans at Barley House in Concord yesterday. … 1

ATV driver who abandoned vehicle faces charges in Stewartstown

Monday, July 21, 2014

A search for the driver of an abandoned ATV has led to a man facing charges in Stewartstown. The police said a landowner confronted a man in an ATV near the end of his 800-foot driveway. When he asked the driver for some identification and tried to retrieve … 0