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At right, Gabriel Robarge Pellerin, James Robarge's oldest daughter, speaks with Assistant Attorney General Diana Fenton in Sullivan County Superior Court in Newport, N.H., on Jan. 15, 2015. (Valley News - Jennifer Hauck)<p><i>Copyright © Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.</i></p>

Daughter, Police Testify In Robarge Murder Trial

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Newport — The elder daughter of James Robarge testified at her father’s murder trial on Tuesday that she witnessed him physically attack her mother during an altercation inside the family’s Charlestown home about a year prior to her mother’s death. Gabriel Robarge Pellerin told the court that it wasn’t uncommon for her parents to argue and “slam doors,” often leading …

Local & Regional Briefs for Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Bethel Woman Killed After Thrown From Snowmobile Bethel — A 67-year-old Bethel woman has died from injuries she sustained in a snowmobile crashed in Bethel on Sunday. Dorothy Wilson, of Sanders Road, lost control of her snowmobile at 3:30 p.m. on a difficult section of trail near her home, struck a log and was thrown from the machine, according to a statement from …

High Court To Reconsider Gay Marriage

Saturday, January 17, 2015

The Supreme Court announced Friday it will decide a historic question about whether the Constitution requires that same-sex couples be allowed to marry no matter where they live or whether states are free to limit wedlock to its traditional definition as a union only between a man and a woman. The court accepted cases from Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee, where restrictions about …

Fire Destroys Newport Home

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Newport, n.h. — A Church Street couple was displaced Tuesday morning when a two-alarm electrical fire gutted their home. Nobody was injured in the blaze, which was reported around 9:50 a.m. Homeowner Mary Bullis said she had been …

N. Korea Proposes Hacking Probe

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Seoul, South Korea — North Korea proposed a joint investigation with the U.S. into the hacking attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment, warning of “serious” consequences if Washington rejects a probe that it believes would prove Pyongyang had nothing to do with the cyberattack. The proposal was seen by …

Local & Regional Briefs for Monday, Dec. 15, 2014

Monday, December 15, 2014

Train Strikes Car Stuck On Tracks, No One Injured South Royalton — A car that got stuck on ice at railroad crossing Saturday night was struck by an Amtrak train but the occupants of the vehicle were not …

Judge Denies House Arrest for Man Accused in Toddler Death

Thursday, December 11, 2014

White River Junction — A judge has denied a request from a 31-year-old Hartford man who wanted to live at his apartment while he waits for a trial on charges that he allegedly killed his girlfriend’s young son. …

Lawyers Spar Over Dellinger Details

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

North Haverhill — A bail hearing on Tuesday for the Sunapee man accused in a collision that killed a Wilder couple had the air of a trial, as the lead state police investigator testified for more than three …

Man Will Face Charges in Claremont Robberies

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Claremont — A Claremont man indicted last year for armed robbery at two city banks could soon be returned from Massachusetts to face those charges, Sullivan County Attorney Marc Hathaway said Tuesday. James Oberfeldt had not been publicly …

I-91 Accident

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Emergency crews responded to an overturned box truck on Interstate 91 north on Friday afternoon in Hartland. Andy Vinopal, a lieutenant with the Windsor fire department, said he was the first to arrive on scene and that the …

In Hanover, Demand for Reform

Friday, December 5, 2014

Hanover — More than 50 demonstrators briefly blocked a downtown intersection last night as part of a protest against police brutality in the Upper Valley and nationwide, as a slew of police killings of unarmed men has elicited …

Utilities, Communities Report Better Performance in Outage

Saturday, November 29, 2014

At 3:04 p.m. Tuesday, Public Service of New Hampshire tweeted: “We’re getting ready for the season’s 1st snowstorm.” The advisory included a phone number to call for outages. At 10:10 a.m. the following day, shortly before the snow …

Ferguson Rumble Felt in Twin States

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

West Lebanon — Racial profiling is alive and well in the United States, African-American men in the Upper Valley say, though whether they agree that police bias played a part in recent events in Ferguson, Mo., is another matter. Following a grand jury’s decision not to indict the …