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Special Needs Registry launched by Lebanon Police Dept.

LEBANON, N.H. (WCAX) The Lebanon Police Department is launching a new program that will help first responders better respond to residents with special needs. The Special Needs Registry is a voluntary program where community members or their family can submit information such as triggers, special acc


NH Cold Case Unit Solves 1966 shooting death, ending 52-year-old mystery

The case of New Hampshire’s oldest unsolved crime has been closed, state officials announced Wednesday. Fifty-two years ago, Everett Delano, an auto repair shop worker, was shot to death in Andover. According to authorities, the man who committed the crime took his own life in 2014, after investigat


New Hampshire Senate passes bill to protect businesses from sales taxes

New Hampshire's Senate has unanimously passed a bill that prohibits other states from demanding that online retailers in the Granite State collect sales taxes. The bill was the result of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling last year that said states can require online retailers to collect sales tax on purch


NH State Police Trooper Stops 20 Vehicles Covered In Snow, Ice

CONCORD (CBS) – Since 2002, New Hampshire drivers have been legally required to clear snow and ice from their vehicles before taking to the roads. It’s called Jessica’s Law, named for Jessica Smith, who was killed when ice from a tractor-trailer hit a box truck, which then slammed into her car.


Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan considering trip to New Hampshire for 'must stop' event for presidential candidates

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is considering a trip to New Hampshire after the end of the General Assembly session in April to speak at an event that bills itself as a “must stop” for presidential hopefuls.


Police asking for help identifying suspect in multiple Hannaford thefts

WEST LEBANON, N.H. (WCAX) Lebanon Police are looking for your help in identifying a suspect involved in multiple Hannaford thefts. Police say a man was caught on camera shoplifting from Hannaford in West Lebanon.


Girl Scout Cookie weekend in Vermont and New Hampshire

BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) Vermont's Governor Phil Scott is encouraging people to eat a cookie or two this weekend. Scott has declared Friday through Sunday, Girl Scout Cookie weekend in the Green Mountain State.


Lebanon man faces charges for crash that killed friend

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, Vt. (WCAX) A Lebanon, New Hampshire, man faces up to 30 years behind bars for a crash in Norwich that killed his friend and seriously injured another. Police say Keith Cushman, 34, was high on marijuana when he crashed his truck on Interstate 91 back in September. He is charged


Newport Circuit Court for Argus-Champion February 21

NEWPORT — John A. Millay, 55, 3507 Claremont Road, Charlestown, pleaded guilty to failure to keep to the right at a rotary Jan. 26 in Newport and was fined $100. Charges of DUI, second or third impairment, were withdrawn.


Sullivan County Grand jury indictments for Feb. 20 are released

Alexis S. Banks, 22, of 28 Prospect Street in Claremont was indicted for possession heroin with intent to sell in concert with Justin Gunnip. Banks was convicted Aug. 27, 2017 in the Fifth Circuit Court of Claremont for possession of marijuana. Her penalty, if convicted, is 7 ½ to 15 years in New Ha


NH police dog puts new drug-detecting skills to work

LEBANON, N.H. (WCAX) On his very first day on patrol after graduating from a drug detection class, a New Hampshire police dog put his new skills to use. K-9 Nitro and his handler, Lebanon Police Ofc. Nicholas Alden, finished the Drug Detection Course at the Vermont Police Canine Academy Friday. Nitr


FBI arrests Windsor County man in underage sex sting

ALBANY, N.Y. (WCAX) A Windsor County man faces charges of attempting to arrange sex with a 12-year-old girl over the internet. Federal authorities say John Curley, 48, of Chester, was arrested Tuesday in Fort Ann, New York. They say he traveled there to meet someone he thought was a 12-year-old girl


Prayers for Bella: Local family keeping vigil over daughter injured in sledding accident

MARLBOROUGH — A Keene mother is asking for prayers for her 6-year-old daughter, who was seriously injured in Sunday’s sledding accident in Marlborough. As of this morning, Bella Melendy was still in critical condition at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, according to her mother, Crystal


Three charged in largest fentanyl bust in Windsor County

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — A traffic stop on Interstate 91 in Hartland has resulted in three arrests and what a prosecutor calls the largest bust involving fentanyl he’s seen in Windsor County.


‘We are grateful beyond words’: Teen injured in fiery New Hampshire crash released from hospital

A New Hampshire teen, who was injured in a fiery crash last month with a tractor-trailer, has been released from the hospital, his family says. Sam Lachance was released from Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston on Wednesday, his mother, Jessica, shared on Facebook, recounting the agonizing m


3 arrested after troopers find 3,000 bags of drugs

HARTLAND, Vt. — Police said they have arrested three people from Royalton after a traffic stop on I-91 in Hartland ended with the discovery of 3,000 bags of drugs. Vermont State Police said troopers pulled over John Barbera, 51, Shannon Barry, 31, and Randall Green, 54, on the interstate Tuesday aft


Potential Time Machine Cast To The Side Of New Hampshire Highway

Police are looking for someone who dumped a hot tub on the side of road in Hill, New Hampshire. You've hear about wacky Presidents' Day sales. generally, you might save a bill or two on a comfy couch, or find yourself a sweet deal on a new vehicle. This year, police in the town of Hill found a huge


Traffic stop turns up heroin and fentanyl

HARTLAND, Vt. (WCAX) Three people will be in court Wednesday after troopers say they found large amounts of heroin and fentanyl. Officers with the Royalton Barracks say they pulled over Randall Green for a traffic violation.


Feb. 20 declared Norwich University Day

MONTPELIER — Norwich University's bicentennial celebration made its way to the State House on Wednesday. The nation’s oldest private military school was the Legislature’s guest for the day, and Gov. Phil Scott signed a proclamation declaring Wednesday Norwich University Day.


Advanced Transit mulls future of Gilman stop

HARTFORD, Vt. — Advanced Transit is mulling the future of one of its Orange Route stops in White River Junction. The public transportation company's executive director, Van Chesnut, said they were considering closing the Gilman Complex stop, but are pursuing grants to continue service to the locatio