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Affidavit details alleged St. Paul’s sexual assault

Saturday, July 26, 2014

A student tradition in which seniors try to have sexual contact with younger students led to an alleged sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl at St. Paul’s School this spring, according to an affidavit filed this week. Owen Labrie, 18, of Tunbridge, Vt., has been charged with three counts of felonious sexual assault, as well as three misdemeanor counts of sexual assault. Labrie also faces a felony charge of using … 0

Two more inmates detail deadly 2010 attack, while third refuses to testify

Saturday, July 26, 2014

A second potential eye-witness in the murder trial of William Edic refused to testify yesterday, despite a judge’s orders and just minutes before quietly apologizing to the mother of the man Edic is accused of brutally attacking in 2010. Allen Nicholson, a former Concord prisoner whom defense attorneys have portrayed as the mastermind in a plot to frame their client for personal gain, … 0

Dunbarton fills police officer position

Saturday, July 26, 2014

The Dunbarton Police Department has selected Officer Jason Patten to fill a new full-time position that residents voted to add at this year’s town meeting. The town’s selectmen approved the choice at a meeting Thursday. Patten currently works part-time for the Dunbarton Police Department. His full-time status will take effect Sept. 1. In his new role, Patten will cover several part-time shifts that … 0

Claremont postmaster accused of school theft

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The head of the postal office in Claremont has been accused of taking more than $2,000 from a school Parent/Teacher Organization savings account. The Eagle Times reported that Rebecca Remick, a former member of the Claremont Middle School PTO, has since paid back the money back. She blamed … 0

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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 5

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