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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 …

Fire Marshal Says Kids Caused Bradford, Vt., House Fire

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Bradford, Vt. — Three young children set the fire that caused an estimated $200,000 damage to the home of a Bradford senior citizen Monday night, state fire investigators determined Tuesday. With more than 53 years in the fire …

Former N.H. State Rep. Injured in Home Invasion

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Newport — A New London man charged in connection with an early morning home invasion is being held on $100,000 cash-only bail. Brandon Green, 29, was arraigned in Newport District Court Monday afternoon on a felony count of …

Authorities Confirm Man Sought in Windsor Shooting Kills Himself

Friday, June 12, 2015

Windsor — Authorities confirmed Thursday that the man found dead after a high-speed car chase Wednesday in Kansas was Jason Kendall, the Windsor man accused in the shooting death of his former girlfriend earlier this week. Vermont State …

Search Continues for Windsor Murder Suspect

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Windsor — As police on Tuesday continued a multi-state search for homicide suspect Jason Kendall, his family extended condolences to relatives of his deceased ex-girlfriend, Molly Helland. After describing Kendall, 27, as a person of interest in Helland’s …

Shooting Victim Had Hoped to Become a Nurse

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Windsor — Molly Helland dreamed of becoming a nurse and quoted James Joyce in her high school yearbook. Helland, 23, was killed Monday morning in what police are calling a domestic homicide. Monday evening, officers were still conducting …

Friday, June 5, 2015

Police Charge Windsor Man As Accessory in Vt. Prison Assault Springfield, Vt. — Two inmates at Southern State Correctional Facility have been charged in the assault that took place in a holding cell at the prison last month. Police say surveillance video shows that George Tarbell, 30, of …

State: Royalton Man a Danger

Friday, June 5, 2015

White River Junction — Authorities are holding an area business owner without bail on allegations that he threatened two of his employees with a gun on Thursday. Didace G. Lacroix Jr. pleaded not guilty on Friday to five …

Man Pleads Not Guilty to Luring

Friday, May 29, 2015

White River Junction — A 56-year-old man from Michigan who has been living in the Upper Valley since the fall pleaded not guilty on Friday to charges of attempting to lure a child for sex at a church …

White River Junction Man Charged With Luring Children

Friday, May 29, 2015

White River Junction — A White River Junction man has been arrested on allegations that he attempted to solicit sex from children. Dale Vodden, 56, was arrested by Hartford police in the parking lot of the Veterans Affairs …

Man Faces Charges After Police Chase

Monday, May 25, 2015

Lebanon — Following an extended chase on Routes 12 and 12A, police on Saturday apprehended a man wanted for the theft of a truck in Colorado. Just after 8 p.m., Lebanon police attempted to stop a Ford F-150 driven by Robert Leibensperger, of Clifton Park, N.Y. Leibensperger, 37, …