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Newport, Sunapee Get DUI Checkpoints

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Newport — New Hampshire State Police on Thursday announced they will conduct sobriety checkpoints in Newport and Sunapee at the end of this month or in early September, due to “the increasing incidents of drinking and driving” in the area. Authorized by a Superior Court judge and funded by federal highway safety money, state troopers will stop cars in the hopes of apprehending intoxicated drivers in Sullivan County. “A review …

Privacy, Price of Body Cameras Splits Norwich Selectboard

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Norwich — Members of the Selectboard were divided on Wednesday over the potential benefits of equipping the town’s police officers with body cameras, a move advocated by the police chief. Spurred by the availability of a $5,000 state grant, police Chief Doug Robinson proposes to provide his officers with chest-mounted cameras that would record their interactions with the public. The devices, which currently …

Windsor Cop Who Shot Suspect Is Under Fire

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Windsor — Last November, the Windsor Police Department chalked up what seemed like a victory in its local war on drugs. Two officers had set up a drug-buy sting. When their target’s car allegedly sped toward them, one of the officers opened fire, wounding the driver. Still, no cops were hurt, and a …

Fraternity Won’t Face Charges for Branding

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Hanover — The Hanover Police Department and the Grafton County Attorney’s Office have found insufficient evidence to charge Alpha Delta fraternity with hazing stemming from revelations that 11 new members at Dartmouth College had branded themselves last fall. Police Chief Charlie Dennis said Tuesday that the investigation was …

State Police Never Used Body Cameras

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Concord — New Hampshire state police never followed through on a plan to test body camera technology, despite having the equipment in hand earlier this year. “We weren’t able to get this pilot program up and running,” said state police Executive Major David Parenteau. “We didn’t have the …

Fatal Accident on I-91 in Norwich

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Traffic is diverted from a fatal accident Monday afternoon on Interstate 91 in Norwich. At about 3 p.m., David Stefanik, 54, of Florida, was driving north in a tractor-trailer when a flat tire forced him to pull into …

Judge strikes down New Hampshire’s controversial “ballot selfie” law

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Concord — A federal judge has overturned a law prohibiting New Hampshire voters from displaying their marked ballots on social media, saying it unnecessarily restricts free speech to prevent a threat that no longer exists. The rule was enacted last year to stem vote-buying and voter coercion, problems …

Rutland Pipes Break, Fill Creek With Sewage

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Rutland — More than 100,000 gallons of raw sewage flowed into East Creek in Rutland this week through a broken sewer line, according to city officials. A sewer pipe in broke during routine cleaning Monday and began leaking raw sewage into the creek, officials reported to state regulators …

Cops, Kids Event Set In Etna

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Etna — Instead of a cuppa joe, guests at a Hanover Police Department event this month can sip a cup of juice. Modeled on “Coffee with a Cop,” the event is set for Aug. 15, from 9-11 a.m., on the Etna Green. It will give young people a …

New Clue in Infamous Boston Heist

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Boston — In the early hours of March 18, 1990, two men in police uniforms walked up to a side entrance to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, a small but swanky art collection in a historic neighborhood of …

Springfield, Vt., Girl Dies at Dam

Friday, July 31, 2015

Springfield, Vt. — The 15-year-old daughter of the Springfield man who was shot to death in April after confronting a suspected drug user in his neighborhood has died. Casey Wing has been identified as the girl who died on Saturday after falling 85 feet at the North Springfield …

Tunbridge Rape Suspect To Stand Trial

Friday, July 31, 2015

Concord — On the eve of a final plea deadline, the lawyer for a St. Paul’s School graduate accused of raping an underclassman last year said they plan to go to trial. “We expect that this case will …

Politics Injected Into N.H. Drug Czar Post

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

New Hampshire’s drug czar came under increasing pressure from Republicans on Monday as a prominent state senator called for his resignation, citing reports from police chiefs that the man tasked with coordinating the state’s addiction response had yet to consult with them after six months on the job. …