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FILE -  In a Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015 file photo, defense attorney J.W. Carney, left, enters the courtroom with former St. Paul's School student Owen Labrie for closing remarks in Labrie's rape trial at Merrimack Superior Court in Concord, N.H. Labrie, Labrie, convicted of having sexual contact with a 15-year-old classmate as part of a game of sexual conquest, must register as a sex offender for life, a punishment Carney likens to being branded. Legal experts and reform advocates say the punishment exceeds the crime. A victims’ advocate says Labrie is a sexual predator who belongs on the registry. (AP Photo/Cheryl Senter, Pool)

concord: Labrie’s felony conviction scrutinized

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

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

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 man to death in July. The video footage was due to be made public last month, but a judge delayed its release after the …

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 with a Hollis man who was arrested last week and charged with possession of child …

Prosecutors rest in St. Paul’s rape case; Owen Labrie expected to testify

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Prosecutors in the rape trial of Owen Labrie called their final witnesses Tuesday, including two detectives who questioned the St. Paul’s School graduate before his arrest and a criminalist who said his DNA was on the underwear the …

PHOTO: State House reflection

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Ripples distort the reflection of the State House dome in a puddle on Park Street on Tuesday after rain gave way to blue skies. Just less than an inch of rain fell in the capital city on Tuesday, …

Warner motorcycle crash seriously injures male operator; police say alcohol involved

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

On man was seriously injured after his motorcycle crashed in Warner early Tuesday morning. At approximately 4:30 a.m. Tuesday, state police troopers responded to a report of domestic disturbance on East Main Street in Warner. Police learned the woman involved in the disturbance left the residence in her …

N.H. Executive Council to decide fate of Planned Parenthood contract

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Amid a national debate over funding Planned Parenthood sparked by a controversy over fetal tissue donation, the Executive Council will decide Wednesday whether the state continues contracting with the health care provider in New Hampshire. It’s not clear …

Ex-classmates testify that St. Paul’s grad Owen Labrie boasted about encounter

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Using Owen Labrie’s own words, friends and former St. Paul’s School classmates Monday continued to mount the case against him by portraying the alleged sexual assailant as an impish ringleader with a flair for theatrical, at times lewd, …

Franklin City Council forms committee to study SAU split

Monday, August 24, 2015

The Franklin City Council approved Monday the formation of a withdrawal planning committee to study the Franklin School District’s separation from SAU 18. The committee, which the council also nominated members for at Monday’s meeting, will complete its plan by October and bring it to city council for …

Burn permit requests are available online

Monday, August 24, 2015

If you want to burn something outdoors, the state would like you to go online first to get the necessary permit. Unless you live in Canterbury, Franklin or Hopkinton, that is. Those towns in greater Concord are have not yet participated in the program and still require people …

Service providers, veterans discuss challenges for military women

Monday, August 24, 2015

Manchester resident Linda Grant had been mostly quiet during a roundtable discussion Monday about the challenges women face during and after military service. But before U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster left the event, Grant approached the congresswoman. Grant is …

New Hampshire primary campaigns rely on ‘super volunteers’

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Each Saturday morning, 78-year-old Gary Patton goes door to door to talk to his neighbors about Hillary Clinton. He starts with a friendly introduction to make sure people know he’s a local – not some out-of-towner who doesn’t …

Sanders talks income inequality in front of overflow crowd in Salem

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Bernie Sanders took the microphone at Woodbury School in Salem on Sunday night and didn’t relinquish it for the next hour and a half – his stump speech covering everything from income inequality to international trade to free …