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A view of the area where the Suncook River breached into the sand pit. The water in the old riverbed is running backwards on the right. (Courtesy)

On the Suncook River, a slow, rolling disaster response

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Nearly a decade after the Suncook River jumped its banks in Epsom – in the most dramatic change of course for a river in New Hampshire’s recorded history – the state is now beginning work to stabilize the waterway as it continues to evolve and threaten nearby infrastructure. Though some have accused the state of dragging its feet, Department of …

Ray Duckler: I wanted to track a moose, at a time when calves are dying

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Henry Jones peered through the trees, flashed a peace sign-like symbol, then flicked his index and middle fingers quickly back and forth, over and over, one at a time. “We’re close,” whispered Jones, a graduate student in a wildlife biology program. “I saw her ears move. She’s bedded down. No more noise. Take …

Man identified in fatal motorcycle crash on Route 106

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Concord police have identified the motorcyclist killed in a motor vehicle crash Friday afternoon. Robert Campbell, 59, of Haverhill, Mass., suffered fatal injuries after his motorcycle collided with a pickup truck in the area of Route 106 and D’Amante Drive about 3:45 p.m. Friday. Campbell was transported to Concord Hospital where he was later pronounced dead. The two occupants of the pickup truck …

Breest’s request for new trial denied; judge says evidence still convincing in 1971 killing

Saturday, August 1, 2015

A judge in Concord has denied Robert Breest’s request for a new trial, saying the convicted murderer has failed to show that new DNA evidence would sway a jury to exonerate him. In an order this week, Judge …

Motorcyclist dies in collision with pickup truck

Saturday, August 1, 2015

A 59-year-old man died Friday after his motorcycle collided with a pickup truck in the area of Route 106 and D’Amante Drive in Concord, police said. The collision was reported to police Friday about 3:45 p.m. The motorcyclist was transported to Concord Hospital, where he was later pronounced …

Concord police recover body of missing person at White Park

Friday, July 31, 2015

The body of Tina Russell, a 39-year-old Concord woman who had gone missing, was discovered Friday in White Park, police said. They do not suspect foul play. Police received a report of an “unconscious” female in the park about 3:15 p.m. Friday, said Lt. Tim O’Malley in a …

Tornado hit Warner on Thursday night

Friday, July 31, 2015

A tornado damaged a roof and snapped and uprooted some trees in Warner on Thursday night. This is the first tornado in the state in 2015, according to the National Weather Service. The tornado occurred at 5:53 p.m., was about 100 yards wide, and traveled a distance of …

My Turn: Main Street project exceeding expectations

Saturday, August 1, 2015

While I supported the Main Street project from the beginning, as it becomes a reality I am even more of a fan. I knew that most Main Street businesses would now be more accessible to people with walking difficulties. Wheelchair users would now be able to enjoy shopping …

Motorcyclists critically injured in accident with tractor-trailer identified as Franklin residents

Friday, July 31, 2015

The two people injured in a Thursday morning accident involving a motorcycle and tractor trailer truck were still in critical condition as of Friday afternoon. State police identified the two people injured as Franklin residents in a press release Friday. William Hanson, 53, and Marlene Layne, 46, are …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …