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  1. CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Thanks to an old-fashioned fingerprint-matching technique, the remains of a shooting victim found alongside a New Hampshire highway 50 years ago have been identified as a Vermont man who had been released from prison three months earlier, authorities said Monday.The body of Winston "Skip" Morris was discovered by a work crew in a water-filled pit off Interstate 93 in Salem on Aug. 7, 1969. Morris, 30, of Barre, Vermont, had been shot at least six times [...]
  2. DOVER — Twenty-two hours.As millions of people across the world struggle with loneliness amid COVID-19 social distancing, that isolation-drenched reality is playing out at extreme levels for William Barrett and other local residents locked within a small cell for 22 hours a day.Barrett is one of 323 people, as of Friday, being held inside the Strafford County House of Corrections in Dover. The entire 495-bed facility has been in precautionary lockdown since March [...]
  3. ROCHESTER — A Somersworth man was cited by police after allegedly losing control of his pickup truck and hitting a tree Wednesday evening.At approximately 6:20 p.m., Rochester police, fire and Frisbie EMS responded to Estes Road by Howard Brook Drive for the report of a motor vehicle crash with entrapment, according to a statement released by the Rochester Police Department.According to their investigation, police said John Turner, 50, of Somersworth was driving [...]
  4. CONCORD - Superior Court Chief Justice Tina Nadeau announced Tuesday that due to the coronavirus all criminal and civil jury trials scheduled in the state’s Superior Courts through May 4 will be rescheduled. There will be no jury trials in May.Jury duty service: The courts ask citizens not to appear at the courthouse for jury duty service. All report dates between March 13 and May 4 are canceled. It is the intent to begin rescheduling jury trials once the [...]
  5. CONCORD — A Lee resident who was one of the motorcyclists in a crash that killed him and six fellow bikers on a north woods highway was drunk and actually was the one who hit a pickup and caused the accident, the lawyer for the truck driver charged with homicide said in a document made public Tuesday.A New Hampshire State Police account of the June 21 crash in the community of Randolph "was deeply flawed," the lawyer for truck driver Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, 24, of West [...]
  6. DOVER -- Shaun Champey, 29, of Dover, is facing charges after an infant girl was hospitalized with a fractured femur, according to city Police Chief William Breault.On March 17, the Dover Police Department and the Division of Children, Youth, and Families were notified by Wentworth-Douglass Hospital staff of a suspicious injury to an infant girl, according to police. The victim had been brought to the hospital by her mother, and was determined to have a fractured femur, according [...]
  7. DOVER – A Rochester man was arrested Friday after allegedly pulling a handgun on a Dover man during a dispute that was captured on cell phone video and later posted to social media.Mathew Moore, 29, was arrested on one count of felony reckless conduct for his alleged involvement in an incident that occurred just before 3:30 p.m. at the Redden Gardens apartment complex in Dover.In the video, a man alleged to be Moore is standing in front of a white Epping and [...]
  8. March 265:17 a.m.: Assisted State Police with a road rage incident that turned into an accident on I-95, southbound.8:24 a.m.: Employees found a handgun in a returned rental vehicle.9:25 a.m.: Well being check on three Portsmouth High School students.10:02 a.m.: Well being check on juvenile who is depressed about not being able to see his girlfriend.11:30 a.m.: Abandoned bike on Brewery Lane.12:02 p.m.: Set of [...]
  9. DOVER -- The Dover Police Department is investigating a robbery that occurred at approximately 8:40 p.m. Thursday, March 26 at the Irving gas station and convenience store at 171 Silver St., according to Chief William Breault.A man wearing a mask demanded money from the clerk on duty, and fled with cash from the register, police said. There were no customers in the store and there were no reported injuries.The suspect is described as a male wearing a black hooded [...]
  10. CONCORD – Estefano Dall Anese Borlotti, 35, of Brazil, pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court to conspiracy to commit bank fraud, a case investigated in part by several Seacoast police departments, U.S. Attorney Scott Murray announced.According to court documents, beginning in May 2019, Borlotti and others made fraudulent cash withdrawals from multiple bank and credit union locations in New Hampshire. Borlotti and others used gift cards re-encoded with stolen bank account [...]
  11. CONCORD - After two judges dismissed evidence in two separate criminal cases, both related to stops by the same state trooper, the state chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union has filed an expansive request for records about the New Hampshire State Police Mobile Enforcement Team.One of the cases ended with a federal judge dismissing evidence, including 400 grams of fentanyl, seized on Interstate 95 in North Hampton. U.S. District Court Judge Landya McCafferty ruled in that [...]
  12. CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A man convicted of taking hostages at a Hillary Clinton presidential campaign office in New Hampshire in 2007 has been denied a request to be re-located closer to home to complete his sentence on a later charge.Leeland Eisenberg was sentenced in 2017 to five years in prison for robbing a bank in Manchester and possessing cocaine. Incarcerated in Indiana, Eisenberg recently asked to serve the rest of his sentence at a facility in Massachusetts. He argued [...]
  13. DOVER — A 34-year-old city resident, who allegedly pointed a rifle at a witness to a dispute involving a woman, was arrested following a police response Tuesday at the Cricket Brook apartment complex.Seth B. Hamill, of 93 Henry Law Avenue, Unit No. 141, was charged with criminal threatening, a Class B felony, and two counts of criminal mischief, a misdemeanor.Dover Police Chief William Breault said officers responded about 3:41 p.m. after receiving two 911 calls [...]
  14. CONCORD (AP) — A judge agreed to cut a two-year probation in half for a former University of New Hampshire researcher who pleaded guilty to stealing money from federal research grants.Prosecutors said Jichun Zhang, 47, submitted fictitious receipts for nearly $7,000 in expenses on a credit card. UNH made payments and obtained reimbursement from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, which provided the grant.Zhang was a research associate professor for [...]
  15. ROCHESTER — A Massachusetts woman was arrested and charged with DUI after allegedly driving into a building on Charles Street Monday evening, police said.At approximately 7:27 p.m., Rochester police, fire and Frisbie EMS responded to 38 Charles St. for the report of a motor vehicle crash, according to a statement released by the Rochester Police Department. Emergency crews arrived to find a vehicle into a building.Jennifer Smith, 49, of Acton, Mass., was arrested [...]
  16. March 129:24 a.m.: Trespass notice served on Osprey Drive.11:02 a.m.: Request to pick up the dog of a patient and bring it to the hospital.11:32 a.m.: Report of a sick looking opossum in front of the main student entrance on Corporate Drive. Shooed into the woods.1:11 p.m.: Caller complaint that her landlord had stolen her cat and shut off her heat and hot water. Landlord was repairing boiler but had not seen the cat. [...]
  17. ROCHESTER — A Somersworth man was charged with DUI after allegedly crashing his car through a post office fence just past midnight Sunday.At approximately 12:01 a.m. Sunday, Rochester police, fire and Frisbie EMS responded to Allen Street at the post office for the report for a single-vehicle crash, according to a statement released by Rochester police. A vehicle was found through the fence.Police said, Jacob Labrecque, 29, of Somersworth, was driving south on [...]
  18. CONCORD – In light of public health concerns over the coronavirus, Superior Court Chief Justice Tina L. Nadeau announced all criminal and civil jury trials scheduled in New Hampshire Superior Courts for the next 30 days, beginning Friday, will be canceled and rescheduled to later dates.The courts ask that citizens do not appear at the courthouse for jury duty service. All report dates between March 13 and April 13 are canceled. If you have a report date on Tuesday, April 14 [...]
  19. ELIOT, Maine — A North Conway, New Hampshire, woman was arrested after she allegedly robbed an Irving Circle K on Route 236 Sunday.Olivia Pope, 25, was charged with robbery, a Class B felony crime.Eliot Police Chief Elliott Moya said at 10:19 a.m. Sunday, Eliot officers responded to the Irving Circle K at 167 Harold L. Dow Highway, where a female suspect had allegedly verbally threatened employees and demanded cash. The clerks handed her money and the suspect fled [...]
  20. DOVER - Chief William Breault announced the arrest of Justin Brito, 22, of Somersworth, on two counts alleging possession of a controlled drug with the intent to distribute, a Class A felony.On Thursday at 8:30 p.m., Dover police report contacting Justin Brito at the Comfort Inn Hotel at 10 Hotel Drive in Dover, after a patrol officer observed him engaged in what appeared to be drug related activity. Upon further investigation, a search was conducted in the hotel room rented by [...]