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Sean Densmore (Courtesy Eric Newton)

Hartford Grad Killed in Accident

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Hartford — When Sean Densmore ran for class president at Hartford High School, he won easily because of his wicked sense of humor, his relaxed attitude and a personality that caused just about everyone he met to immediately be drawn to him and want to get to know him. Densmore, 24, died on Sunday in what Denver Police are calling a hit and run accident, which is still being investigated. Densmore was crossing Interstate 25 in Denver at about 2:30 a.m. on Sunday when he was struck by a vehicle, according to Denver Police. The vehicle fled the scene without stopping. A second vehicle traveling …

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 …

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. …

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 …

Roommate Takes Stand At Rape Trial

Friday, March 21, 2014

North Haverhill — The roommate of a Dartmouth College student who alleges she was raped by a classmate last spring took the stand on Thursday and testified she was in the adjoining bedroom on the night in question and overheard sexual activity, but not the sounds of an …

Defense Lawyers Question Accuser

Thursday, March 20, 2014

North Haverhill — Defense attorneys continued Wednesday to attempt to undercut the account of the woman who alleges she was raped by a former Dartmouth College student, pointing out discrepancies between what she told a Hanover police detective, her parents and friends. During cross-examination, lawyers for Parker C. …

Accuser Testifies at Rape Trial

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

North Haverhill — The former Dartmouth College student who alleges she was raped in a dorm room last spring testified Tuesday that she vomited after seeing her alleged attacker a few days after the incident. Meanwhile, the defense …

Three Claremont Firefighters Recovering

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Claremont — While they don’t expect to jump on wailing red trucks anytime soon, Andrew Stevens and Scott Kenniston cheered their fellow Claremont firefighters just by showing up at the station on Tuesday. A little more than three …

Campus Rape Trial Underway: Jury Begins With Visit to Dartmouth Dorm

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

North Haverhill — The trial of the former Dartmouth College rugby player charged with raping a female student began with jurors visiting the Hanover dormitory where the incident allegedly occurred last May. Parker C. Gilbert has been charged …

Woman Pleads Guilty to Motel Embezzlement

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Woodstock — A Barnard woman pleaded guilty in federal court to embezzling more than $200,000 over the course of several years from The Shire Riverview motel in Woodstock, where she worked as a bookkeeper. Pamela Smith, 57, faces up to 20 years in prison and a fine of …

Missing Man, 90, Safe in Randolph

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Randolph — When Earl LaPlante hopped into the driver’s seat of his pick-up truck shortly before noon on Monday with the intention of running an errand, he was more than a little surprised to hear moans coming from …

Cornish Home Destroyed in Fire

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Cornish — Fire officials said working smoke detectors helped a woman and child escape a burning Cornish home unharmed on Monday. Cornish Fire Chief Scott Reuthe said a woman inside the Center Road home heard smoke detectors sounding …

Vt. Man Charged With Second-Degree Murder in 2008 Killing

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

White River Junction — What started as a misdemeanor simple assault charge for a Springfield, Vt., man related to the 2008 shooting death of Vincent Tamburello Jr. has been changed to second-degree murder, which carries a maximum sentence of life in prison. Deputy Franklin County State’s Attorney John …