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Julia West of Virginia Beach as she kneels in front of Beach Pharmacy on Laskin Road in Virginia Beach Tuesday, April 15, 2014 after she and her mom, Gerrie West placed flowers with others in front of the pharmacy where owner David Kilgore was shot and later died during an attempted robbery Monday, April 14, 2014. (AP Photo/The Virginian-Pilot, Bill Tiernan)

Mourning a Shooting Death

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Julia West kneels in front of Beach Pharmacy on Laskin Road in Virginia Beach on Tuesday after she and her mom, Gerrie West, placed flowers at a makeshift memorial in front of the pharmacy where owner David Kilgore was shot and later died during an attempted robbery Monday. ap/The Virginian-Pilot — Bill Tiernan …

Blaze Devastates Vt. Farm; Fire Officials Still Determining Cause

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — Harold Gravlin’s pit bull isn’t normally a barker. So on Sunday evening when the dog started barking uncontrollably, Gravlin thought something might be wrong. And, indeed, it was. Gravlin, 46, peered out his home’s window to see the large barn on Appleton Farm engulfed in smoke and leapt into action. …

Windsor Police Probe Killing of Two Pit Bulls

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Windsor — Police are investigating the killing of two pit bulls whose bodies were found on Interstate 91 with small-caliber gunshot wounds to their heads. Windsor police were notified by a passerby on Saturday morning that there were two dead dogs in the northbound lanes of the interstate between exits 8 and 9. …

Rape Trial Ends in Acquittal

Friday, March 28, 2014

North Haverhill — The foreman of the jury that found Parker C. Gilbert not guilty of sexually assaulting a Dartmouth College classmate said jurors were not swayed by the accuser’s account, which they found implausible. Rick Rogers, of …

Police Identify Enfield Girl’s Day Care Provider

Friday, March 28, 2014

Enfield — Police have identified the Lockehaven Road resident who was the day care provider responsible for a 4-year-old girl who died after her jacket became snagged on a branch, causing her to choke and stop breathing. Police said Thursday that the incident occurred at the home of …

Mixed Reaction on Dartmouth Campus; Some Outraged, Others See Justice

Friday, March 28, 2014

Hanover — Reaction on the Dartmouth College campus to the acquittal of Parker C. Gilbert was mixed, ranging from outright denunciation to a belief that the verdict was just. On Thursday afternoon after the verdict was announced, students appeared to be going about their regular routines, traveling to …

Girl, 4, Dies Of Injuries At Day Care

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Enfield — A 4-year-old girl who was choked accidentally by her own coat while at an unlicensed day care on Monday has died. Willa Clark died late Wednesday afternoon, her parents, Cara and Michael Clark, of Enfield, said in a statement issued through Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. “Willa Shine …

Rape Trial Deliberations Begin

Thursday, March 27, 2014

UPDATE: The jury reached a verdict Thursday afternoon. Read more at this link. ∎ North Haverhill — The jury began deliberations late Wednesday afternoon in the trial of Parker C. Gilbert, the former Dartmouth College student accused of …

2 Charges Dismissed at Rape Trial

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

North Haverhill — A judge has dismissed two of the seven felony charges against the former Dartmouth College student charged with raping a fellow student last spring. After prosecutors had concluded their case on Tuesday, the defense team made a motion to have all the charges against Parker …

Stevens Fires Accused Teacher

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Claremont — A Stevens High School algebra teacher was fired Monday after being arraigned earlier in the day on four counts of felonious sexual assault against a 14-year-old student, including at least one instance alleged to have occurred …

Ex-Oxbow Coach Pleads Guilty

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Chelsea — A former physical education teacher at Oxbow Union High School has been convicted of sexually assaulting a student he coached while she was living at his Topsham home in the late 1990s. Brian H. Musty, 44, …

Nurse Gives Testimony at Rape Trial

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

North Haverhill — The nurse who examined the Dartmouth College student who alleges she was raped by a classmate last May testified on Monday about the results of the evaluation. Monday was the sixth day of the trial of former Dartmouth student Parker C. Gilbert, who is charged …

Stevens High Teacher Charged With Sex Assault of Minor Girl

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Claremont — A 29-year-old math teacher at Stevens High School is facing sexual-assault charges after having an “inappropriate relationship” with a 14-year-old girl, police said Friday. Christopher LeBlanc, who also works part-time at the Claremont Community Center, was …