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Rochester man charged for false assault report

ROCHESTER — The city’s Police Department arrested a local man Friday for allegedly filing a false report of a stabbing assault at the Revolution Taproom & Grill. Police issued the warrant Wednesday, Feb. 20 for Jeanamos D. Verneus, 27. According to police, officers were called to the restaurant at 6


Family of late teen settles suit with driver

DOVER — A “mutually agreeable” settlement has been reached in the civil suit Noah Ratliff’s family filed against the driver who hit and killed him on Route 125 in Rochester, according to the driver’s attorney.


Should schools do away with 2-hour delays?

ROCHESTER — Thanks to school districts’ investments in technology and curriculum tools known as blizzard bags, local residents say it’s time to rethink the two-hour delay.


Three hurt in 2 snowmobile accidents, 1 in critical condition

The Maine Warden Service warned snowmobilers to slow down after two crashes injured several people Friday. The warden service reported Duane Carter, 55, of Spencer, Massachusetts, was critically injured near Stacyville as he traveled in a group of snowmobiles on a portion of Swift Brook Road in Peno


Rochester eyes housing near The Ridge plaza

ROCHESTER — City officials are exploring a potential Route 11 project they say could enhance the city’s revitalization efforts as well as ease some of the Seacoast’s housing crunch.


Burrito Banditos welcomed quickly in Rochester

ROCHESTER — Diane Forsman and Josh Ross are fulfilling a lifelong dream while also filling what local residents say is a big hole in the city's downtown restaurant scene. Forsman and Ross opened Burrito Banditos at 667 Columbus Ave. on Saturday, giving the Lilac City its first burrito shop since Dos


Rochester police seek convenience store robber

ROCHESTER – Police are looking for man who robbed George and Ed’s General Store at gunpoint about 7 p.m. Wednesday. Surveillance images show the man wearing all black. He was less than 5-foot, 5-inches tall. He obtained an undisclosed amount of money and fled on foot.


New Hampshire Authorities Seek Inmate Who Walked Away From Center

The New Hampshire Department of Corrections are searching for an inmate who they say walked away from a minimum security center Friday afternoon in Concord. Jeffrey Groulx, 44, a resident of the New Hampshire State Prison Transitional Work Center, walked away from White Farm on Clinton Street at 3:1


Dover students gain voice on racism

DOVER — When of a couple of Dover High School students sang a KKK jingle to the tune of "Jingle Bells" in a history class in early December, it was recorded, posted on social media, went viral and made national headlines. And it immediately created divisions in the student body and the community.


ICE detainee caught with handcuff key may get years in NH prison for it

DOVER – A detainee is facing seven years in prison for allegedly being in possession of a handcuff key while in custody. Rigoberto Villalona Contreras, 36, is charged with delivery of prohibited articles when officials discovered the handcuff key on him during a routine booking search Nov. 30 at the


Small Plane Crashes At Mansfield Airport

MANSFIELD (CBS) — A small plane crashed at the Mansfield Municipal Airport Saturday, the Mansfield Police Department confirmed. “Please avoid Fruit St. in the interim to allow emergency vehicles access,” the department wrote on Facebook.


Judge sets $1 million bond for R. Kelly

An Illinois judge set a $1 million bond for R. Kelly on Saturday, a day after he was charged with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse. The R&B singer turned himself in to Chicago police late Friday.


Warren talks reparations, child care, early education during New Hampshire campaign stop

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren highlighted her new universal child care plan and explained her support for reparations for black Americans affected by slavery as she campaigned Friday night in the state that holds the first primary in the race for the White House.


102 grams of fentanyl stopped on its way into Maine

YORK, Maine — One hundred two grams of fentanyl that were coming into Maine were stopped when police pulled over a car driving on the Maine Turnpike in York on Friday, Feb. 22.


George and Ed's robbed again, suspect sought

ROCHESTER — Police are looking for the public’s help in identifying a man who dressed all in black and robbed George and Ed’s General Store at gunpoint Wednesday night. Police say they’re looking for a man between 5 feet 2 inches and 5 feet 5 inches tall. They have released surveillance images of th


Dover Police Dept. arrest log - Feb. 10-16

DOVER — The Dover Police Department released the following arrest log for February 10-16, 2019:. Male juvenile, 15, of Dover, was charged with simple assault. No other information.


Durham cool to effort to save dam

DURHAM — Town councilors remain committed to studying Mill Pond Dam removal despite ongoing efforts by some residents to preserve the historic structure. Councilors on Monday directed town staff to move forward with a feasibility study to determine costs and potential challenges of dismantling the 1


Limington homeowner confronts masked man, shot multiple times

A Limington man was shot several times on his property Thursday night when he encountered a masked man near at the edge of a wooded area, the York County Sheriff’s Office said.


Police: Somersworth man had drugs, child in car on I-95

NORTH HAMPTON — A Somersworth man was arrested Tuesday on drug charges after allegedly driving with narcotics while a 9-year-old girl was in the car. State police said they seized a quantity of what is believed to be heroin or fentanyl after stopping Albert Reynolds, 40, on Interstate 95, police sai


Artificial turf nixed at Dunaway Field

DOVER — There will be no new artificial turf field at the Dover High School football field – at least for this year. As part of the new $87 million high school construction project, there were plans to install a crumb rubber artificial turf surface at Dunaway Field. It would cost upwards of $1 milli