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42-year-old David Mandigo of Concord was arrested May 10, 2013, on charges that he broke into a Concord home overnight and touched an 11-year-old girl while she was sleeping.

Concord sex offender Mandigo gets 10 years for assault on 12-year-old girl

Thursday, April 17, 2014

The mother of a 12-year-old girl who was assaulted last year in their Concord home confronted the child’s attacker, David Mandigo, in court yesterday, describing in detail the morning she awoke to find him with his hands under her daughter’s bedcovers. “A child’s worst nightmare is a monster hiding under the bed, and a mother’s worst nightmare – apart from … 0

N.H. Senate votes to repeal the crime of adultery

Thursday, April 17, 2014

The New Hampshire Senate is sending a bill to the governor’s desk that repeals the crime of adultery. Senators passed the measure on a voice vote. Adultery currently is a Class B misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $1,200. But the Judicial Branch reports that the law hasn’t been enforced in more than a decade. The bill’s sponsor – Manchester Rep. … 0

N.H. Senate approves hand-held cell phone ban

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Hand-held cell phone use would be banned while driving in New Hampshire in mid-2015 under a bill passed yesterday by the Senate. The Senate’s voice vote sends the bill back to the House to consider an amendment to require the state to educate the public about the ban. The House can vote to accept the change, kill the bill or ask the Senate … 0

Bow at a crossroads as selectmen move forward on fire station plan

Monday, April 14, 2014

After at least three study committees, some $300,000 in spending and still no town approved solutions on how to fix the outdated Bow fire station, the selectmen are starting to navigate a new path forward. Since town meeting, the board has met twice and discussed running listening sessions … 0

Survey: White-nose syndrome decimates N.H. bat population

Monday, April 14, 2014

The two-person team maneuvered over a sheet of ice before sliding into the dark dampness of a Grafton County mine. Amid the icy stalagmites and stalactites, the group’s headlamps illuminated a single, reddish bat clinging to the rocky … 0

Photos: Palm Sunday at St. Paul’s

Monday, April 14, 2014

Zoe Crumrine, 3, waves her palm as the St. Paul’s choir sings the closing hymn during the Palm Sunday service Sunday, April 13, 2014, in Concord. Zoe’s grandmother Edie Perkins sings in the choir. Palm Sunday is the … 0

New Hampshire moves to nix adultery as a crime

Monday, April 14, 2014

New Hampshire is taking steps to repeal a centuries-old law that makes it a crime to commit adultery. The Judicial Branch said that the law hasn’t been enforced in more than a decade. Rep. Tim O’Flaherty, a Manchester Democrat who sponsored a House bill repealing the statute, said … 0

Vt. Sen. Sanders speaks in N.H. as he mulls 2016 run

Monday, April 14, 2014

Still weighing a possible run for president, independent U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders told a New Hampshire crowd he doesn’t shy away from a platform based on a socialist agenda. The two-term senator from Vermont spoke Saturday at the … 3

New Hampshire ready to start 2 new drug courts

Monday, April 14, 2014

A New Hampshire judge said a pair of drug courts could open as soon as this fall in Hillsborough County if a federal grant comes through. Drug courts, which already operate in Rockingham, Grafton and Strafford counties, allow nonviolent offenders with histories of drug addiction to participate in … 0

Dartmouth battles online ads claiming campus ‘rape problem’

Monday, April 14, 2014

Dartmouth College, which reported in February that undergraduate applications slid 14 percent this year, is now battling online advertisements claiming that the school has a “rape problem.” The ads, aimed through Facebook and web browsers at prospective and … 0

Pembroke man dies in Saturday morning crash

Sunday, April 13, 2014

A 25-year-old Pembroke man died yesterday after an early morning car crash in Hooksett. Jacob Kipp was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the state police. At 4:45 a.m., the police responded to a one-car crash on Interstate 293 North, near the ramp for Interstate 93 southbound. … 0

Concord crimeline: Suspects in N.H. fraud linked to case in S.C.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Suspects in Concord fraud linked to case in South Carolina … 0

Republican presidential hopefuls test waters at GOP event

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Several possible Republican presidential candidates tested their messages before hundreds of voters in Manchester yesterday, each bringing his own flavor to the day’s theme of expanding personal freedoms. U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas crafted a narrative around … 18