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Chief Warrant Officer Joseph Ducey, left, stands with New Hampshire Army National Guard members during a deployment ceremony for troops of Operational Support Airlift  Detachment 18 Wednesday,  Oct. 29, 2014 in Concord, N.H. The troops will deploy to Kuwait.(AP Photo/Jim Cole)

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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Tractor Driver Charged Following Collision on I-89 Off-Ramp Lebanon — A pickup truck struck and knocked over a Department of Transportation tractor at the interchange of Route 4 and Interstate 89 in Lebanon earlier this week. The accident on Tuesday morning sent the tractor’s driver, Joseph Fields, to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center with “minor injuries,” DOT spokesman Bill Boynton said yesterday. …

N.H. Man Indicted on Theft Charge

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Lebanon — The former director of the Children’s Center of the Upper Valley, who is currently facing child pornography charges, has been indicted on a count of attempted theft from the day care. Michael Whelton, 53, of Enfield, allegedly deposited nearly $4,000 of the center’s funds in his personal bank account on July 18, 10 days before he was terminated, according to an …

Heroin Sample Was Laced With Fentanyl

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Hartford — Police said a heroin sample tied to a suspected overdose tested positive for Fentanyl, a narcotic drug that is more powerful and more life-threatening than heroin itself. Two suspected overdose deaths and seven other heroin-related overdoses in the Upper Valley this month led Hartford police to send a sample of heroin to the Vermont Forensics Laboratory for testing. Authorities haven’t said …

Escapee Wasn’t Allowed Outside Grounds

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Windsor — The inmate who used gardening “clippers” to escape from prison in Windsor on Monday was not part of the group of inmates allowed to participate on work crews outside the campus, but he was afforded the …

Chief: Arrests Not Yet Made in Sunapee Shooting

Friday, October 3, 2014

Sunapee — Police continue to gather evidence and conduct interviews to determine who fired shots at a residence in Sunapee earlier this week. Sunapee Police Chief David Cahill said nobody was injured in Sunday’s shooting, but the incident damaged a two-story house at 17 Bradford Road. Authorities didn’t …

Claremont Death Likely a Suicide

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Claremont — A woman found dead Tuesday morning on a cement abutment at the edge of the Sugar River took her own life, according to police. Authorities have not released any details about the woman, whose body was discovered by a passer-by who was walking upstream of the …

Suspect Appeals Denial of Bail

Thursday, September 25, 2014

White River Junction — A 31-year-old Hartford man is appealing a judge’s ruling that there is enough evidence to hold him without bail pending trial in the death of his girlfriend’s 2-year-old son. Luke Theriault pleaded not guilty last month to a charge of second-degree murder in the …

Fire Destroys Lebanon Home

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Lebanon — A single-family home was gutted on Wednesday by a late afternoon fire that was well underway by the time firefighters arrived. The cause remains under investigation. Firefighters responded shortly after 3 p.m. to reports of smoke …

Local & Regional Briefs for Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Identity Theft Talk Scheduled for Royalton Royalton — A free talk about protecting against scams, fraud and identity theft is set for Sept. 25, 7 p.m., at Royalton Memorial Library, 23 Alexander Place. The program will be led by Amy Schram, a community outreach specialist with the Better …

Weare: Woman Accuses Police Chief of Assault

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

A judge has granted a new restraining order against Weare police Chief John Velleca, days after his assistant claims he assaulted her at her Hillsboro home. In a petition filed yesterday and released this morning in Hillsboro’s district …

Defense Questions Police Account in Fatal I-89 Crash

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Haverhill — Court documents suggest that defense attorneys for Robert J. Dellinger are scrutinizing the police account of what Dellinger told them at the hospital after a head-on collision on Interstate 89 last December that killed a Wilder couple and their unborn child. Dellinger, who was living in …

R.I. Man Pleads Guilty To Hartford Robbery

Friday, September 12, 2014

White River Junction — A Rhode Island man was sentenced this week to 12 years in prison for robbing three banks — including People’s United Bank in White River Junction — within 22 days, federal prosecutors in Rhode Island reported Tuesday. Joseph Petrarca, 50, of Cumberland, R.I., pleaded …

Claremont Restaurant a ‘Total Loss’ After Blaze

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Claremont — State fire investigators will return today to the scene of a fire that destroyed Joey’s on the River Restaurant on Main Street Tuesday night. Tom Schutzius and Eric Berube with the state fire marshal’s office were …