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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)

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

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

It was the charge no one talked about: Certain Uses of Computer Services Prohibited, a Class B felony. “Owen Labrie did utilize a computer on-line service and/or internet service to seduce, solicit, lure or entice a child under the age of 16 . . . in order to commit an offense under RSA 632-A against her, relative to sexual assault …

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 …

Fishing boat hits swimmer in Lake Winnipesaukee

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Authorities said a swimmer is recovering from injuries he suffered when he was struck by a motor boat in Lake Winnipesaukee. The State Police Marine Patrol said an 18-foot outboard fishing boat carrying two men struck the swimmer Sunday morning in Moultonborough. Both occupants of the boat said …

Former employee at Nashua group home charged with sexual assault

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Police said a Massachusetts man charged with aggravated felonious sexual assault was a former employee of the Nashua Children’s Home, where the 16-year-old victim was a resident when the assault occurred. The Telegraph of Nashua reported that 30-year-old Jordan Dorsey of Lawrence, Mass., turned himself into police earlier …

N.H. schools seek to address mental health issues among students

Sunday, August 23, 2015

High school officials are rolling out programs to help combat depression, anxiety and other mental health issues among New Hampshire students. Exeter High School Principal Jim Tremblay told the Portsmouth Herald students will see new mental health services this year to combat what he describes as an uptick …

Downtown: Concord plays host to new Greek tragedy

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Two guys, sitting side by side at the bar in True Brew Barista. The scene would be completely normal on a Saturday in Concord – except for the camera and the lights and the microphones. A couple walks …

New Hampshire moose hunting permits fetch $28,002

Sunday, August 23, 2015

An auction for two coveted moose hunting permits in New Hampshire raised just over $28,000 for the state’s Wildlife Heritage Foundation. Only two permits were available to auction this year because ticks have taken a toll on the moose population. Altogether, there were six bidders from New Hampshire, …

Driver charged with DUI after crash in Derry kills other passenger

Sunday, August 23, 2015

A crash in Derry has left one person dead and another charged with drunken driving. Police said 47-year-old Craig Vanier was driving on Route 102 on Saturday afternoon when his car crossed into oncoming traffic and struck a minivan, pushing it into a third vehicle. The driver of …

Into school

Sunday, August 23, 2015

There are a whole slew of kids out there who are slogging sadly through the end of summer toward the start of another school year. But there’s another group forging ahead with wide eyes and bellies full of …

Rape accusations and school traditions on display in Labrie case

Saturday, August 22, 2015

It began with a headline moving across the wire last weekend: “Rape case points to sordid tradition at elite prep school.” “When his trial begins Monday, prosecutors are expected to call current and former students to testify about …

PHOTOS: Boscawen Old Home Day 2015

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Boscawen residents celebrated Old Home Day on Saturday. …

Program offers financial assistance for veteran home repairs

Saturday, August 22, 2015

A new program offers New Hampshire veterans financial assistance for home repairs or accessibility improvements. Hammers for Veterans is a project led by the New Hampshire Home Builder’s Association. It recently received $25,000 from New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority, a public benefit corporation that offers rental and homeownership …