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Police detain a protester following a march along Florissant Road in downtown Ferguson, Mo. Monday, Aug. 11, 2014. The group marched along the closed street, rallying in front of the town's police headquarters to protest the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown by Ferguson police officers. Brown, who was killed in a confrontation with police in the St. Louis suburb, was shot Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, and died following the confrontation with police. (AP Photo/Sid Hastings)

In wake of Ferguson clashes, a focus on arming local police

Saturday, September 20, 2014

In the weeks since heavily armed police officers took to the streets in Ferguson, Mo., following the shooting death of an unarmed black teen, a national dialogue has been ignited over the need to equip law enforcement with military-grade gear. Much of the conversation has centered on a decades-old program that provides local police forces with Pentagon war-surplus material, including … 0

Ray Duckler: Looking to inspire others through a clear vision

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Randy Pierce is blind, but his tunnel vision is 20/20. Sure, he slipped on a rock during a recent hike, and walked into a branch because his guide dog, Autumn, was sniffing on the job. But Pierce sets goals, and he pursues them with the passion of a man who’s climbed all 48 … 0

Democrats criticize Republican candidates at party dinner in Concord

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Over traditional fare of turkey and apple cider, Democrats used a party-organized dinner last night as an opportunity to attack Republicans running in this November’s election. “It’s very clear that this is a critical election and that there is a real choice between the vision that we have as Democrats . . . … 0

Suspended Pembroke-area podiatrist’s hearing postponed until October

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The hearing for a Pembroke-area podiatrist whose license was suspended because of unsanitary practices has been postponed until next month. Originally scheduled for yesterday, Edward Newcott’s hearing before the New Hampshire Board of Registration in Podiatry will now take place at 1 p.m. on Oct. 24. In an … 0

Concord police arrest 2 in overnight break-in

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The police have arrested two men and charged them with felonies relating to an overnight burglary at an Americana Drive home last week. Lt. Timothy O’Malley said he expects more charges to come for at least one of … 1

Tim Dahlberg column: Time for Goodell to really say something

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Floyd Mayweather Jr., who has spent some time in jail for abusing women himself, was speaking some truth when he briefly rose to Ray Rice’s defense last week while trying to sell some pay-per-views for his latest fight. … 0

Board will hear plans for East Concord poultry processing plant

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Litchfield farmer Steve Normanton used to process the chickens he raises on his farm himself. The work was time consuming and could detract from his time with other livestock, and Normanton said processing just 100 chickens could take days. Then, Craig Fournier came along. Fournier and his business … 7

Woman pleads insanity, made kids drink bleach

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

A New Hampshire woman accused of trying to kill her children by forcing them to drink bleach has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. Wendy Miller-Wright of Seabrook was charged last year with two counts of attempted murder, accused of making her 6-year-old son and 7-year-old daughter … 0

Former Concord preschool treasurer admits to stealing thousands, doctoring records

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

A former Concord preschool treasurer who was accused of embezzling more than $4,600 during her tenure pleaded guilty yesterday to theft and records tampering. Under an amended plea agreement with county prosecutors, Jennifer Hawkins, 42, of Chichester was sentenced to 12 months in jail, with all but two … 1

Hassan to nominate PUC chairwoman for one of three judicial openings

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Gov. Maggie Hassan is set to nominate Amy Ignatius, a Concord attorney and the chairwoman of the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission, to fill one of two superior court vacancies. Ignatius is one of two women who will be nominated today for statewide judicial openings, the governor’s office … 4

Dunbarton police arrest Michigan man following sexual assault investigation

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

A 21-year-old Michigan man was arrested Monday after the police said he sexually assaulted a child younger than 16 at a home in Dunbarton. Jesse Dagle of Eastpointe, Mich., was taken into custody by the Dunbarton and Manchester police at a Manchester hotel after the Dunbarton police obtained … 0

PHOTOS: Line dancing at the Laconia Senior Center

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

E very Tuesday from 1 to 2 p.m., a growing number of seniors come to the Laconia Senior Center to dance to all kinds of music and socialize at the downtown facility. Besides Laconia, the center serves Belmont, … 0

The Insiders: Quick, follow that mayor down Main Street

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Today is the day Mayor Jim Bouley officially walks the walk. Well, he kind of has to – it’s named after him. But the Capital Area Wellness Coalition wants you to walk with him during the first annual Mayor’s Walk through downtown Concord, starting today at 9 a.m. … 0