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April 13. 2014 1:06PM

Sisti asks for another delay to start of Lafond trial

LACONIA — Attorney Mark Sisti, who represents Amy Lafond against charges that her reckless and negligent driving caused the death of one teenage girl and severely injured another on Messer Street nearly a year ago, has again asked the Belknap County Superior to delay her



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Littleton man has been missing since mysterious crash last Thursday

LITTLETON, N.H. - The search continues for a man missing since a mysterious car crash Thursday night. Littleton Police are searching for 43 year-old Christopher Gochee. He was last seen in his vehicle at around 7 p.m. Thursday in Woodsville.

N.H.'s Laurie List under the spotlight

It led to police Chief Joseph Gordon placing Wood's name on the Laurie List, which includes law enforcement officers from around the state with credibility concerns. Officers are placed on the Laurie List solely at the discretion of local police chiefs.

New Haven paid off sex harassment suit against Weare chief brought by female detective

However, Velleca's time in New Haven was not problem-free. The newspaper reported several of the detectives under his command filed hostile work environment complaints and the year after he retired as acting chief in 2011, the department paid $20,000 to settle a sexual harassment suit a female detective filed against him.

Hudson medical device maker Atrium faces lawsuits over surgical mesh

NASHUA – More than two dozen people have filed lawsuits against a Hudson-based medical device manufacturer, claiming the company knew its surgical mesh could cause …

Accused killer's alleged role in killing of NY violinist echoes role in 1991 NH murder

It was June 1991, and the investigation into the New Hampshire murder led almost immediately to the victim’s roommate, a 20-year-old stranger from Western New York. Jonathan M. Conklin didn’t kill Michael, but he did admit to helping orchestrate the attack.

Person killed by Downeaster in North Berwick

NORTH BERWICK, Maine — An unidentified person was struck and killed by the Amtrak Downeaster train 695 Saturday night about 7 p.m.

Segway inventor takes aim at thirst with Slingshot, but units cost top $200K

There's a problem. Kamen says each Slingshot costs his company several hundred thousand dollars to build. He's looking to partner with companies and organizations to distribute Slingshots around the world, but says a little more engineering work needs to be done in order to lower the production costs.

Walpole wins statewide tap water taste test

The drinking water in 13 towns across New Hampshire went glass-to-glass, and Walpole came out on tap.

UCLA freshman, a Brewster Academy alum, ruled ineligible by NCAA

Bolden finished his American high school career at Brewster Academy in New Hampshire before stepping on campus this summer.

Robin Hooding to be featured in upcoming documentary

Here’s a new video about Robin Hood of Keene from the producers of the upcoming 101 Reasons: Liberty Lives in New Hampshire documentary.

NH one of the states that receives least food stamp benefits per capita

The average value of the benefit they receive each month is almost $133, and the total cost of the federal program is some $80 billion a year. The states with the participation rates at over 18 percent are Oregon and Michigan. States with the lowest are Wyoming, New Jersey and New Hampshire.

Lawrence, Mass., police corruption trial gets underway Tuesday

LAWRENCE - It's been more than two years since Melix Bonilla, the city's former deputy police chief, was indicted and formally accused of conspiring with ex-Mayor William Lantigua in a illegal car swap scheme.

State energy plan warns of fuel shortages

PORTSMOUTH — New Hampshire's 10-Year State Energy Strategy warns about how vulnerable the state is to "national and world events that impact both...

The world's oldest yogi spends her weekend in Keene

At the youthful age of 96, Tao Porchon-Lynch is still pouting red lipstick, strutting her favorite high heels and showing off her bouncy dark locks, with a smile that beams from ear to ear.

Sunken mystery: Ray Demers spends 50 years exploring shipwreck

NEW CASTLE — Ray Demers has spent the past 50 years on a personal odyssey of exploration and documentation of a shipwreck he discovered off New Castle in the 1960s. He finally is ready to present his work to the public and believes it is part of a unique chapter in the conflict between Colonists and Native Americans.

NH family offers to drive corgi pup across country to replace dog slain in Washington state

BELLINGHAM (AP) — Corgi owners around the nation are rallying around a slain Bellingham dog, calling for the harshest penalty for the man charged with killing Molly, a Pembroke Welsh corgi.

Sarah Silverman engagement plans too much for Michael Sheen?

According to the latest gossip news updates, however, her non-stop insinuations that she is ready for an engagement ring reportedly has the Underworld star ready to split.

In wake of Ferguson clashes, a focus on arming local police

More than 7,000 local agencies participate in the program, according to federal data obtained and shared by the news site MuckRock. New Hampshire is no exception. As of December, 74 local forces were enrolled.

Organization buys conservation easements in Pittsburg

PITTSBURG, N.H. —The Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests has purchased conservation easements on two parcels of land belonging to Roy and Laurel Amey in Pittsburg’s Indian Stream Valley.


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