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Driver killed in crash in Bristol
At about 7:10 p.m., police said the vehicle rounded a corner near Deangelo Drive, skidded out of control across the center line, and hit a GMC Yukon coming in the other direction.
Driver dies in two-car crash in Bristol
BRISTOL — The driver of a white Cadillac sedan died Friday evening after skidding out of control on Lake Street and striking an oncoming vehicle around 7 p.m.The driver of the other vehicle, a full-size GMC Yukon, sustained unknown injuries and was taken to Speare Memorial Hospital in Plymouth for e
N.H. mother accused of leaving infant alone in car at night
Jena Bartone, 27, faces charges including child endangerment. She was arrested at about 11:15 p.m.
Bristol police arrest Massachusetts fugitive
BRISTOL — An attempted traffic stop by Bristol police turned into a 25-minute chase that resulted in the arrest of a Massachusetts fugitive on multiple felony and misdemeanor charges.In addition to citing him as a fugitive, police have charged Joseph H. Buckley, 56, of 37 Bay St., Hull, Massachusett
Laconia man gets 4 years for selling meth at his Gilford auto repair business | New Hampshire
“Even in the midst of the opioid crisis, New Hampshire continues to experience problems associated with the distribution of other drugs, including methamphetamine,” said U.S. Attorney Scott Murray. “Prosecutions such as this demonstrate that the law enforcement community is continuing in its coopera
FBI: Laconia man sentenced for seeling meth
Peter Dauphin, 45, sold “ice” methamphetamine to an individual who was cooperating with law enforcement officers on five separate occasions in April and May of 2017, according to court documents and statements made in court.
NH mother files suit to transfer son from prison to hospital
CONCORD, N.H. (AP)A mother has sued New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu and the heads of the state corrections and health departments, saying her son's civil rights are being violated while he's held in prison instead of the state's psychiatric hospital.
Bail set at $20,000 for man accused of raping teen
LACONIA — An Alton man accused of raping a teenage girl had his bail set at $20,000 cash or surety at a hearing Thursday in Belknap Superior Court.Matthew Hagen, 29, of 1736 Mount Major Highway, in Alton, is charged with aggravated felonious sexual assault. Hagen is accused of raping a 16-year-old g
Hundreds of young people come to Laconia to volunteer
LACONIA — A small army of young people, with adult chaperones, is encamped at Laconia Middle school this week and next, pursuing a mission to leave Lakes Region homes in a better condition than when they arrived.Known as workcamp NE, the group consists of junior high through college-aged campers who
Belmont drug trafficker sentenced to 4-8 years
LACONIA — A Belmont man will be serving at least 3½ years in state prison and has forfeited more than $10,000 after pleading guilty to three charges of drug trafficking.Oliver Blackstone, 31, of 37 Northbrook Road, in Belmont, was sentenced to four to eight years for possession of methamphetamine wi
Police arrest mom who left child alone in car
Police say the front windows of the car were down, and the child was sweating but responsive. Authorities say it took about 10 minutes to locate the child's mother, 27-year-old Jena Bertone.
Laconia man sentenced to prison for string of bank robberies
Meredith was arrested Feb. 1, 2017, in Lawrence, Massachusetts. Prosecutors said he committed seven bank robberies, the last one on Jan. 30, 2017, in Plaistow. Meredith didn't show a weapon during any of the robberies, but he passed notes that prosecutors described as threatening.
NH Supreme Court upholds snow plow threat conviction
Michael Hanes, 57, left a voicemail for the Pembroke town administrator about snow plowed "right up onto (his) sidewalk" in February 2016. Hanes used profanity and said he wanted an employee's head on stick. He also said he would start shooting and killing plow drivers if they kept it up.
NH Fentanyl Dealer Gets 5 Years In Prison, Faces Deportation
CONCORD, NH — A New Hampshire fentanyl dealer arrested after an undercover bust was sentenced to five years in prison Thursday and faces possible deportation. Yomar Maldonado, 22, Lawrence, Massachusetts, was also sentenced to four years supervised release.
Father alleges man spied on son in bathroom stall at Belmont Mall | New Hampshire
“We are very concerned about this,” Belmont Police Captain Richard Mann said, noting the same man also was observed watching kids in the mall's play area late Monday afternoon.
Franklin passes $18.5M school budget; parents talk of fleeing district
The Franklin City Council voted, 6-3, to pass a $18,571,401 school budget Wednesday night, after three hours of public comment from residents like Thurber.
Police: Driver rushed to hospital after crash for signs of overdose
Once at the scene, officers learned the driver of the car had turned onto Waumbeck Road from North Main Street, accelerated before slamming on the brakes and ran into a stone wall.
Spotlight: In Laconia, barber Bree Henderson has found “family”
LACONIA — Bree Henderson explains her path to Laconia in one word: serendipity.Henderson is a native Ohioan who came to New Hampshire via Arizona. She moved to the Granite State after completing her service in the Air Force. She was married at the time, and her husband wanted to move to the Seacoast
B Street Bombers to play free concert in Belmont
The B Street Bombers will play a free concert this Saturday, July 21, at 6:30 p.m. under the Tioga Pavilion on Mill St. in Belmont. Chairs are available for use, or if you prefer, bring your own chair or blanket for the lawn area. Popcorn, bubbles, sidewalk chalk and more will keep the young ones en
N.H. Supreme Court upholds jail sentence for man threatening Pembroke plow drivers
Yes, it is frustrating to have your home blocked with snow when the plow comes down the street, but the state Supreme Court made it clear Wednesday that this is not an excuse for threatening violence.