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Attorney General: No Charges in Rumney, N.H., Lakeside Shooting

Friday, October 24, 2014

Rumney, n.h. — A long-smoldering feud between neighbors over the use of a lakeside dock erupted in an alcohol-fueled fight this summer that ended when one man, who said he feared for his life, shot another to death, the state attorney general said Tuesday. Attorney General Joseph Foster said there is not enough evidence to charge Edward Healey, 61, in the June 29 killing of 48-year-old Dr. David Landseadel on …

Suit Claims School Staff Abused Two

Friday, October 24, 2014

Concord — Relatives of two disabled students are suing a New Hampshire special needs school, claiming staff pinched, hit and taunted the children and took photos of a naked boy sitting on a toilet. Lawyers for the parents of a 9-year-old New Hampshire boy and the grandmother of an 11-year-old Vermont girl filed the lawsuit in federal court in Concord, claiming abuse by …

DHMC Readies Ebola Team

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Lebanon — State officials have designated Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center as New Hampshire’s referral hospital for any potential case of Ebola. The designation by the Department of Health and Human Services means that residents should still call or visit their normal health care facilities if they are feeling ill, but that if an Ebola patient is identified at a smaller hospital, he or she …

Vermont’s Republican Lieutenant Gov. Facing Stiff Challenge

Monday, October 20, 2014

Montpelier — When he needs to take out his aggression, Phil Scott heads to the Thunder Road racetrack, gets into a lime green Chevrolet emblazoned with the logos of local businesses and pursues his part-time, and often successful, passion as a race car driver. Around the Statehouse, where …

Local & Regional Briefs for Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

Monday, October 20, 2014

Enrollment Begins for Online Course at SNHU Manchester — Southern New Hampshire University’s online College for America is ready to enroll students in its latest venture — a $10,000 Bachelor of Arts degree in health care management. The college announced plans for the new accredited degree program last …

8 on the Ballot For Lebanon’s 4 House Seats

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Lebanon — Four Republicans are challenging Democrats’ hold on Lebanon’s four New Hampshire House seats, citing concerns over state spending. In contrast, the four Democrats on the ballot say some spending, which they call “investment,” is necessary to …

Business Incubator to Open in Maine

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Portland, Maine — A Maine company and an Icelandic businessman are partnering to establish a business incubator that will seek to grow new maritime commercial enterprises on Portland’s waterfront. The company’s leaders and Portland and state officials announced Thursday that the New England Ocean Cluster will seek to …

Conn. Reviews Kidnapping Cases

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Vernon, Conn. — A task force made up of investigators from state and local police and the state attorney’s office has been established to probe the disappearance of three girls from the same area of eastern Connecticut decades ago. Police and prosecutors announced Thursday the formation of the …

Harvard Student Can Return

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Los Reyes La Paz, Mexico — A Harvard University student stuck in Mexico for months after breaking an immigration rule was told Tuesday that he will be allowed to return home to the United States. The U.S. Citizenship …

Soldier Who Lost Limbs Gets New Maine Home

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Manchester, Maine (ap) — A soldier who lost parts of all four limbs when an improvised explosive device detonated under him in Afghanistan was given the keys Wednesday to a new home in Maine that’s adapted to his needs. Republican Gov. Paul LePage and first lady Ann LePage …

Online Classified Site Sued By 2 Alleged Sex Traffic Victims

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Boston (ap) — Two alleged victims of underage sex trafficking in Massachusetts have filed a lawsuit against a website that carries personal ads for people looking for sex, alleging the company assists in the abuse of minors. The complaint against Backpage.com, filed in federal court in Boston, says …

Maine Judge To Rule on Bear Baiting Referendum Injunction

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Portland, Maine (ap) — A judge says she will rule early this week on an injunction aimed at forcing the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife onto the sidelines during an upcoming referendum to end hunting of bears with bait, dogs and traps. Mainers for Fair Bear …

Inspection Completed On Hayride Vehicle

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Mechanic Falls, Maine (ap) — Maine State Police have completed the inspection of a Jeep involved in last weekend’s fatal hayride crash in Mechanic Falls. But the findings are being withheld for the time being. Spokesman Steve McCausland said Friday the results of the vehicle examination will be …