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State proposes ‘pre-registration period’ for medical marijuana ID cards

Friday, September 4, 2015

As New Hampshire inches closer toward the launch of its medical marijuana program, officials are continuing to iron out rules that will affect how people can apply to legally possess the substance and how treatment centers handling therapeutic cannabis will have to operate. Public hearings on changes to two sets of rules – one on the registry for the medical marijuana program and one on the alternative treatment centers – …

Judge gives Labrie team two weeks to prepare argument against felony charge

Friday, September 4, 2015

A judge has given Owen Labrie’s lawyers two weeks to explain why he should throw out the St. Paul’s School graduate’s lone felony conviction. The attorneys would normally have had until today to submit such a request, but asked for an extension Thursday, explaining that the structure of the verdict might be a …

Filing period for Concord city, school board opens today

Friday, September 4, 2015

Candidates can begin filing today for Concord’s city and school elections in November. Elections will be held for mayor, city council seats in all 10 wards, the at-large city council seats held by Mark Coen and Steve Shurtleff and three school board seats. Most incumbents on the Concord City Council have said they will run for reelection, including Mayor Jim Bouley. He announced …

Woman accused of planning to kill estranged boyfriend

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

A woman has been accused of soliciting her ex-boyfriend in a plot to kill the father of her child in exchange for $5,000. Police said they began investigating 25-year-old Kerri Reason of Keene over the weekend. They said she was on surveillance when she met with the ex-boyfriend, …

Nashua: Man accused of drowning lizards

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

A 26-year-old Nashua man is accused of drowning his ex-girlfriend’s two pet lizards. The Telegraph of Nashua reported Richard Waite was arrested Sunday after officers were called for a domestic disturbance. He’s currently on probation from an assault case. Police said Waite drowned two lizards known as bearded …

State, ACLU join push for release of body camera footage in fatal police shooting

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

State prosecutors and the American Civil Liberties Union of New Hampshire have joined calls to release body camera footage from two police officers when they shot a Canterbury man to death in July. The footage was scheduled to …

Labrie conviction on felony may fall outside of law’s intent, but appears to meet definition

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

It was the charge no one talked about: Certain Uses of Computer Services Prohibited, a Class B felony. “Owen Labrie did utilize a computer on-line service and/or internet service to seduce, solicit, lure or entice a child under …

Town of Haverhill urges release of videos from deadly police-involved shooting

Friday, August 7, 2015

Lawyers representing the town of Haverhill want the public to be able to review the video footage from body cameras worn by two town officers when they shot a Canterbury man to death in July. The video footage …

Concord woman accused of encouraging child porn

Monday, August 31, 2015

A 37-year-old Concord woman has been arrested and accused of encouraging child pornography. Alyssa Azotea was charged Friday with four counts of child pornography prohibited and three counts of endangering the welfare of a child. The Concord police said she exchanged images of young children known to her …

Police: Driver hits several parked cars on Washington Street in Concord

Monday, August 31, 2015

A man was arrested and charged with operating under the influence Monday night after he hit several parked cars on Washington Street in Concord, police said. The driver of a red pickup with Louisiana license plates hit cars …

PHOTOS: Hip Hop Hoop Recital brings kids to the stage in Concord

Monday, August 31, 2015

The third annual Hip Hop Hoop recital by A.J. Hooping brought kids from an East Concord playground to the West Street Ward House on Saturday night. …

Concord School Board to hold public information session for those interested in open board seats

Monday, August 31, 2015

Next week, the Concord School Board will host an informational session about the board’s duties for resid- ents interested in running for the board. On Tuesday, current board members will share their experiences and answer questions from prospective candidates. There will be three open seats for at-large board …

For clues to candidates’ strategies, look at ‘when’ and ‘where’ of TV ads

Sunday, August 30, 2015

When it comes to political advertising, it’s not always how much money a campaign or super PAC is putting down on an ad buy – where and when those ads are being placed, not to mention what they’re …