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Owen Labrie at Superior Court in Concord on Friday, October 31, 2014.

As plea deadline arrives, defense says St. Paul’s rape suspect headed for trial

Friday, July 31, 2015

On the eve of a final plea deadline, the lawyer for a St. Paul’s graduate accused of raping an underclassman last year said they plan to go to trial. “We expect that this case will be resolved by a jury,” said J.W. Carney, the prized Boston attorney now representing Owen Labrie. Labrie, 19, of Tunbridge, Vt., is scheduled for a …

Democrats consider distance from Jefferson, Jackson

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Democratic parties in the three states that start the presidential nominating process are exploring ending their association with two former White House occupants: Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson. Accelerating a trend that goes back years, committees in several states recently have distanced themselves from the slave-owning former presidents by dropping their names from …

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 …

Motorcyclists seriously injured in crash with tractor trailer in Franklin

Thursday, July 30, 2015

An accident involving a motorcycle and tractor-trailer left two people seriously injured and shut down a road in Franklin on Thursday. Two adult motorcyclists were transported to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center by Dartmouth-Hitchcock Advanced Response Team helicopters Thursday, according to a press release from the Franklin Fire Department. The …

Kimball Pond in Hopkinton is closed while water is tested

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Kimball Pond in Hopkinton was closed Thursday after a film was discovered on the water in the morning. The film was likely caused by the hot weather, a statement on the town’s website announced. “We’re being overly cautious,” said Hopkinton Town Administrator Neal Cass. “It probably is something …

Police identify two of three involved in fatal Weare crash

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Nearly a month after a crash that killed one local teenager and seriously injured two others, state police have named two of the victims. In a press release issued Thursday, police identified the driver of the vehicle as …

Ray Duckler: Carrying on, and spitting a cancer diagnosis in its face

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Michelle Tanguay taught her fitness class in Boscawen two months ago, on the day she learned her cancer had returned. Get your weights, she told her students, in her nonthreatening yet authoritative manner. Work. Stretch. Lift. Sweat. If …

N.H. drug czar position extended through December

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Lawmakers opted to continue funding the state’s drug czar position through the end of the year, despite some Republicans’ claims that the man tasked with coordinating New Hampshire’s substance abuse response hasn’t outlined clear goals or contacted key players. “I think the office is important,” said Sen. Jerry …

Police seeking suspects after residential burglary reported in Bow

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Bow police are investigating a home burglary on Woodhill Hooksett Road. Jewelry and laptops were stolen Tuesday sometime between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., police said in a press release. Police said they did not know the total value of the stolen items. Entry into the house was …

Former Henniker man receives 16-year sentence in decades-old child rape case

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

George Daniels hardly budged as the woman whose childhood he demolished more than 20 years ago turned to him and offered the one thing she knew he least expected. “I’m going to take complete control from you . . . and say I no longer hate you,” she …

The Insiders: Eagle Square reflects it’s name but doesn’t feature real eagles playing music at this concert

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Eagle Square is an apt name tonight, because the downtown locale will be hosting the 39th Army Band for a live performance at 7 p.m. It’s maybe not as apt as it would have been if the band …

Suspect in Belmont hacking deaths found unfit; state given one year to restore

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

A Belmont man accused of hacking his mother and brother to death two years ago has been found unfit to stand trial – for now. Shawn Carter, 33, was scheduled for a competency hearing Thursday in Belknap County Superior Court, but attorneys on both sides have called it …

Portsmouth man hurt in accident buys his rescuers lunch

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

A man is thanking Dover rescue crews after his utility van collided with a semitrailer and became lodged underneath it. Foster’s Daily Democrat reported Jeff Cullen of Portsmouth bought lunch Tuesday for members of Dover Fire and Rescue and shared stories of the crash with the people who …