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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. …

Police Say Slow Down

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Vermont State Police Capt. Ray Keefe examines a cruiser that was hit by another vehicle on Interstate 89 in Sharon on Wednesday, sending a trooper to the hospital. State Police said Trooper Christopher Blais had stopped on the …

Woodstove Fire Damages Home: W. Hartford Residence Deemed Uninhabitable

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

West Hartford — A stack of wood sitting too close to a woodstove was the cause of a fire that left a West Hartford home uninhabitable Tuesday afternoon. Fortunately, the homeowner, Michael Wood, is temporarily out of the …

Man Confesses in Murder: Dorchester Native Admits He Killed Woman 23 Years Ago

Saturday, February 15, 2014

North Haverhill — A Grafton County native twice convicted of murdering women pleaded guilty to a third murder on Friday, bringing to a close a case that has been unsolved since 1991. Craig Conkey, 47, received a mandatory …

New London Looks Past Chief Scandal

Saturday, February 15, 2014

New London — Newly released details about alleged inappropriate behavior — much of it sexual — by the town’s former police chief point to how women are vulnerable to men who abuse their power, said anti-sexual violence advocates this week. But the issue is not one that town …

Woman Pleads Guilty to a Lesser Charge in Fatal Accident

Thursday, February 13, 2014

White River Junction — A Springfield, Vt., woman pleaded guilty Thursday to a downgraded charge of negligent operation in a February 2012 accident that left another Springfield woman dead. Ling Wang, 50, had previously been charged with gross …

4 Face Charges in Hartford Raid

Thursday, February 13, 2014

White River Junction — A Hartford woman and three men from Massachusetts entered not guilty pleas in Windsor County Superior Court Thursday on several drug-related charges stemming from a drug bust earlier this week in Hartford. Hartford police …

N.H. Blast Still Under Investigation

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Peterborough, n.h. — A factory explosion that blew out windows and injured more than a dozen people likely originated in a room where acid is used to treat the surface of ball bearings, but it could be weeks before the exact cause is determined, investigators said Tuesday. The …

Chief’s Behavior Detailed; Investigative Reports Tell New London Tale

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

New London — One woman said he drove her to a hilltop, persuaded her to undress and then unbuckled his police belt, pressed her against his marked SUV and said, “I’m gonna take you.” Another said he sat …

Retired Chief, Wife Killed in N.H. House Fire

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Bridgewater, n.h. — A retired fire chief and his wife were killed early Monday in a fire in their home in eastern Grafton County. The state Fire Marshal’s Office said Paul W. Morrill Sr., 72, and his wife, …

Memories Survive Farmhouse Blaze in Bridgewater

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Bridgewater, Vt. — Sisters Alice Paglia, 69, and Edna Luce, 77, sat together in a car at the bottom of the driveway of the white farmhouse they grew up in, watching on Monday afternoon as friends and family …