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Man in Springfield Shooting Charged After Note Found

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

White River Junction — One of the men involved in the June 11 Springfield, Vt., shooting that injured a convicted drug dealer has been charged with writing a letter in jail to one of his accomplices in an attempt to have him change his statement to police. Leon Jiggetts, 26, of Newark, N.J., is charged with attempted second-degree murder and three other felonies related to the shooting, in which police …

South Royalton Blaze

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

South Royalton Fire Chief Paul Brock said a garage fire Tuesday morning on New Street, near Vermont Law School, likely started when a hot lawnmower was placed too close to a can of gasoline. The white paneled garage was a total loss, Brock said. Richard Button, who maintains the grounds at the property …

In Norwich, A Push for Route 5 Site

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Norwich — Town officials on Friday published an open letter recommending that the fire and police departments move to the ABC Dairy property on Route 5, despite the Selectboard’s decision earlier this month not to investigate the site further. “It appears to me that they have decided to ignore the vote taken by …

Ex-Stevens Math Teacher Pleads Guilty in Sex Assault of Student

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Newport — Former Stevens High School math teacher Christopher LeBlanc will serve three-and-a-half to seven years in New Hampshire State Prison after pleading guilty Friday to felonious sexual assault and aggravated felonious sexual assault of a 14-year-old student …

Man Pleads Not Guilty In Fatalities

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Concord — A former corporate executive is pleading not guilty to murder in a fatal car crash in Lebanon that he told investigators was a suicide attempt. Robert Dellinger, 54, of Sunapee, had been due to appear Monday …

Jim Kenyon: Mechanic Street Shakedown

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Bone-headed schemes to pump up state coffers are nothing new in New Hampshire. How else do you explain state liquor stores at highway rest areas, Mediscam, and the never-ending push for casino gambling? But the New Hampshire Liquor Commission has sunk to a new low. The commission, which …

N.H. Man’s Attorneys Don’t Want Calls Released

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Newport — In an unusual move, attorneys defending a Charlestown man accused of murdering his estranged wife last summer are trying to block the prosecution’s access to some of his calls from the New Hampshire State Prison, where he is being held until his trial. James R. Robarge, …

D-H Stages Shooter Drill

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Lebanon — Some 15 minutes into Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center’s emergency drill on Wednesday morning, two police officers led a tall, sturdy man out the back of DHMC’s Heater Road facility with his hands cuffed behind his back and …

Local & Regional Briefs: Wednesday, April 30

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Former Stevens High Teacher Indicted On Two Felony Charges Newport — The former Stevens High School math teacher charged with sexually assaulting a 14-year-old student has been indicted on two counts of sexual assault by the Sullivan County grand jury. Christopher LeBlanc, 29, of Claremont, has been indicted …

Hanover Names New Police Chief

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Hanover — The top cop in Reidsville, N.C., has been hired as the town’s next police chief. Charlie Dennis will take over as chief in early June, giving him time to relocate and complete New Hampshire law enforcement …

Resiliency Workshop Set for DHMC

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Lebanon — The second in a series of community conversations about climate change and building climate resilient communities in the Upper Valley will be held tomorrow at 5:30 p.m. in Auditorium E at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. “This forum will provide insights from local officials who have both proactively …

Vt. Cops Lag in Mental Health Training

Sunday, April 27, 2014

West Lebanon — Only 43 percent of town police officers on the Vermont side of the Upper Valley have taken an eight-hour training course that prepares officers for dealing with individuals in the throes of a mental health …

Springfield Police Seek Restaurant Robbery Suspect

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Springfield, Vt. — Springfield Police are looking for a man they suspect held up a Main Street restaurant with a semi-automatic handgun last week. In a request to the public for information about the armed robbery last Wednesday afternoon, police described the suspect as a slightly built white …