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Driver charged after RV smashes pole, pushes parked van into Epping home
EPPING -- A Hampton man was charged with reckless operation after his RV plowed through a utility pole and then pushed a parked van up against a house while children were playing in the basement Tuesday afternoon, police said.
NH community at odds over KKK song in high school class
DOVER, N.H. - Parents and students met with school administrators in Dover, New Hampshire Monday night after an incident involving a song about the KKK. The song was part of an 11th grade history class about the Civil War Reconstruction period and was sung to the tune of jingle bells.
Epping police want fingerprint system upgrade
EPPING -- The police department is looking to upgrade to a new digital fingerprinting system that will provide higher quality prints and much faster results. Police Chief Michael Wallace has proposed spending $28,500 to purchase an automated fingerprint identification system that will streamline the
Students, Residents Look For Way Forward After Dover High ‘KKK Jingle’ Incident
A video posted on social media last week which shows Dover High School students singing a song about the Ku Klux Klan to the melody of "Jingle Bells" was the subject of more than two hours of testimony from residents Monday evening.
Mother of drug OD victim seeks leniency for friend's role in death
BRENTWOOD — Sandra Parish lost her son, Joseph Bragg, to a drug overdose last year, but when it came time for the friend who provided him with the fentanyl-laced heroin to be sentenced she begged a judge not to send her to prison.
Hanover St. murder allegedly stemmed from a robbery
MANCHESTER — Two witnesses told police that they were standing next to Justin Lee, 32, of Manchester, when Paul Dimick approached him in the parking lot of 367 Hanover St. on the morning of Sept. 7 and shot Lee in the chest, according to the filing.
MA Doctor Charged In Patient's Opioid Death
DRACUT, MA – A Massachusetts doctor whose patient died of an overdose in 2016 has been charged with involuntary manslaughter, Attorney General Maura Healey said. Richard Miron, 76, who has a practice in Dracut, has also been charged with 23 counts each of illegal prescribing of controlled substances
Three-vehicle crash closes Route 108 in Durham
DURHAM — A three-vehicle crash Sunday afternoon sent three people to hospital and closed Route 108 for about an hour, according to police. At approximately 2:14 p.m. Sunday, Durham Police and Fire departments responded to the intersection of Route 108 and Canney Road for the report of a motor vehicl
NH school district investigating viral video of students singing KKK Christmas song
DOVER, NH (WGME) -- A New Hampshire school district says it is investigating a viral video of two students singing a song about the Ku Klux Klan to the tune of a Christmas song.
Lawrence man jailed on weapon charge
AMESBURY – A Lawrence man arrested in Amesbury last year after police found a loaded handgun his car pleaded guilty to the weapon charge Tuesday in Newburyport District Court and was sentenced to 18 months in jail.
Man rescued after jump off Granite Street Bridge
MANCHESTER, NH — Manchester Police received several 911 calls around 1 p.m. on Dec. 10 regarding a man who jumped into the Merrimack River. Several officers responded to the area, along with Manchester Fire Department personnel to locate the man, who allegedly jumped from the Granite Street Bridge.
City man charged with 2 bank robberies
MANCHESTER, NH – Michael Wells, 52, of Manchester, was arrested early Tuesday morning, charged with robbing two banks in the past week. Wells was arrested inside of the hallway of an apartment complex at 64 Merrimack St. at about 1 a.m. on Dec. 11 while officers were on scene for a separate call for
NH town discusses cancelling Christmas tree lighting
DURHAM, NH (WGME) -- In Durham, New Hampshire, leaders are talking about canceling the Christmas tree lighting next year. The issue is that the town doesn't allow religious symbols on town property.
NH man sentenced for possessing gun used in killing
PEABODY — The owner of a handgun used in a still-unsolved shooting last year at a Peabody apartment complex pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm on Monday.
Anna Jaques nurses sue hospital, claiming wages not paid
NEWBURYPORT – Three Anna Jaques Hospital nurses have sued the Newburyport hospital for its alleged failure to pay them for working through 30-minute meal breaks over a period of three years, according to court documents.
NH Liquor Store Thief Stole $5K Worth Of Wine: Police
HOOKSETT, NH — New Hampshire State Police on Sunday asked the public's help identifying a prolific wine thief. Police said a woman, pictured in a security camera image above, stole "numerous" bottles of wine worth $5,000 from the state liquor store in Hooksett at the Interstate 93 north rest area. T
'Hurtful': Dover, NH School Community Discusses Students' KKK Jingle
Students, parents and teachers spoke Monday at a school board meeting after video showed high schoolers singing a racist jingle in Dover, New Hampshire. A teacher was suspended after video began circulating online showing students singing a song set to "Jingle Bells" with lyrics including, "KKK, KKK
Fatal Nashua Crash On Kinsley Street: Top News
NASHUA, NH -- A Derry man was killed in a horrific Nashua crash last week. Justin Petkewich, 35, was driving a Chrysler 200 sedan and hit several trees, a car and house on Kinsley Street.
3 Manchester firefighters hospitalized after being injured in house fire
MANCHESTER -- Four firefighters were injured in a flash-over blast while searching a home that was burning Sunday afternoon. Jim Michael, a district chief for the Manchester Fire Department, said the firefighters suffered burns and lacerations when a surge in the fire caused the windows to blow out
Photo of ‘person of interest’ in liquor store thefts circulated by NH State Police
HOOKSETT, NH – State Police are investigating thefts that occurred at the I-93 Northbound Hooksett Rest Area Liquor Store on Nov. 18 and Dec. 8. During the thefts numerous bottles of wine were stolen, having a total value of just under $5,000.