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CRIMELINE: Concord police searching for suspect in Penacook Pharmacy robbery

Saturday, May 23, 2015

The Concord police are searching for a man who reportedly broke into the Penacook Pharmacy early on Monday and made off with drugs. The suspect is described as white and stalky, about 5 feet 10 inches tall. The police said a witness saw the man smash a window near the front entrance, crawl inside and leave about one minute later. He was later seen getting into a black sedan with …

Hard work, perseverance the glue to NHTI’s 2015 graduating class in Concord

Friday, May 22, 2015

The 604 NHTI students who received diplomas yesterday represented the second largest class in the school’s 50-year history. The graduating class included students like Ashley Gilmore of Manchester and Amanda Moore of Nashua, who met on the cheerleading team their freshmen year and grew to become best friends. “We pretty much spent our …

Ray Duckler: Fallen officers honored, led by a little girl with an old hat

Friday, May 22, 2015

One person, more than any other, stood out yesterday, her eyes hidden beneath a piece of history. One person, sitting in the front row, looked like the relative of a fallen officer, in a sea of relatives of fallen officers who sat near the corner of North State and Capitol streets. The tan …

St. Paul’s senior accused of burning girlfriend’s leg with a lamp

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Less than a year after a graduating student at St. Paul’s School was arrested and accused of raping a female underclassman, another senior has been criminally charged with burning his girlfriend’s leg. Ronald “Hopper” Hillegass, 18, faces four Class A misdemeanors, all apparently stemming from the same incident …

Salem police investigate 3 possible drug overdoses, 2 fatal

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The police in Salem are investigating three possible heroin overdoses over the weekend, two of which were fatal, including a man found unconscious lying next to his 4-year-old daughter. The police said the 23-year-old man was found in a bedroom Sunday morning. He was later pronounced dead at …

Christie call for larger military, more U.S. intervention

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie made the case yesterday for a more active U.S. presence overseas, including a larger military and defended the government’s intelligence-collection efforts in a speech laying out his foreign policy platform. The likely 2016 …

Selectmen to weigh town’s concerns over interim chief

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

After two public hearings where residents have urged caution, Weare selectmen will take more time to consider whether Interim Police Chief Sean Kelly should be hired as town’s part-time chief. Last night, selectmen said they would take residents’ concerns under advisement and look closely at Kelly’s proposed three-year …

Massachusetts man arrested in Nashua slaying in November

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

New Hampshire authorities say they have charged a Massachusetts man with murder in the November death of a man who was beaten bloody the night of Nashua’s Winter Holiday Stroll. The attorney general’s office and Nashua police said Monday that 32-year-old Thomas Smith of Lowell, Massachusetts, has been …

Weare town officials look to residents for ideas on aging highway department building

Sunday, May 17, 2015

The Weare Public Works Department building is little more than a pole barn structure, supported by thick telephone poles rooted in the ground. The main building and the shed that houses the town’s highway trucks have stood at the end of Merrill Road since 1974. Town officials say …

Man convicted in 2012 submarine fire proclaims innocence

Sunday, May 17, 2015

The man convicted of setting a fire that damaged a nuclear-powered submarine — ultimately causing it to be scrapped when it was deemed too costly to repair — now claims he made a false confession because he was …

Concord City Council could increase the price of purple trash bags for the first time

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Residents will pay more to get rid of their trash if Concord’s proposed budget goes through. For fiscal year 2016, the price of the purple bags would jump 25 percent. The cost of a 15-gallon bag would go …

PHOTO: Bubbles in downtown Concord

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Three-year-old Alexander Dunn pushes his bubble mower while walking home with his mother through downtown Concord on Friday. …

For UNH Law graduates, the shift to thinking like an attorney can be applied anywhere – even Deflategate

Saturday, May 16, 2015

To understand how the University of New Hampshire School of Law changed the way its graduates look at the world, they were told to look no further than Deflategate. Dig beneath the media hype, Tom Brady’s four-game suspension …