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2 hrs ago | Foster's Daily Democrat

Trial postponed for suspect in teen sexual assault

Despite objections by the county attorney, a judge recently postponed the final pretrial conference and trial for David Barr, of Barrington, who is accused of sexually assaulting a teen girl with a developmental disability.

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Related Topix: Barrington, NH

5 hrs ago | Foster's Daily Democrat

Did probation, parole officers follow own procedures in Shannon shooting?

As the Attorney General's Office continues its investigation into the shooting of Ben Shannon, killed by law enforcement officers attempting to serve an arrest warrant, questions remain about whether probation and parole officers followed their own internal procedures during the March 10 incident.

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Related Topix: Rochester, NH

9 hrs ago | Foster's Daily Democrat

Robbery charge in Rochester case dropped against Omatie

An assistant county attorney dropped the armed robbery charge against Okiemute "Leo" Omatie, who had been accused of robbing a woman last month while threatening her with a knife at Rochester Residence Inn, where robbery suspect Tasha Loaiza allegedly stole heroin out of the victim's bra.

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Related Topix: Rochester, NH, Dover, NH, Somersworth, NH

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Foster's Daily Democrat

Updated 11:55 a.m. Mazzaglia back in court for allegedly hatching jail escape plot

Convicted murderer Seth Mazzaglia was back in court this morning for a status conference on a criminal solicitation charge which relates to his alleged attempt to break out of the Strafford County House of Corrections in 2012.

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Related Topix: Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Dover, NH, Violent Crime

Foster's Daily Democrat

Strafford County rents among highest in N.H.

The New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority has released its annual “Residential Rental Cost Survey” and to no surprise, rental costs across the state have increased, leaving Strafford County with one of the highest rent costs in New Hampshire.

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Related Topix: New Hampshire, Rockingham County, NH, Coos County, NH, Rochester, NH, Portsmouth, NH

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Foster's Daily Democrat

Head Start Applications being taken

Expecting a child? Have children ages 0-5? Community Action Partnership of Strafford County is taking applications for all of our Head Start and Early Head Start programs.

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Foster's Daily Democrat

Husband and wife indicted on drug charges

A husband and wife from Dover are facing several felony charges for allegedly possessing a variety of drugs with intent to sell.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Dover, NH, Rochester, NH

Mon Jul 07, 2014

Foster's Daily Democrat

Strafford County Board of Realtors relocates to Dover

Courtesy photo Mark Zoeller, Keller Williams Coastal Realty, Ex Officio; Pamela Vatistas, Keller Williams Coastal Realty, 2012 President; Ansel Crombleholme II, Avalar Advantage, R.E., Treasurer/Secretary; Marc Drapeau, Hourihane, Cormier & Associates, President Elect; Keith Newton, D.F. Richard, Affiliate Char and 2014 Affiliate of the Year; Dave ... (more)

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Related Topix: Dover, NH, Rochester, NH

Sun Jul 06, 2014

Foster's Daily Democrat

May unemployment 4.4% for NH

The NH unadjusted, or U-3, jobless rate for May, as recently reported, was put at 4.4 percent, the same rate as in April.

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Related Topix: Belknap County, NH, Carroll County, NH, Rockingham County, NH, Alton, NH, Barrington, NH

Sat Jul 05, 2014

UnionLeader.com

A sacred rite denied: Partial justice in Marriott murder

A Strafford County jury did its grim duty at the end of a monthlong trial and found Seth Mazzaglia guilty of murdering 19-year-old Elizabeth "Lizzi" Marriott.

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Related Topix: Opinion

Fri Jul 04, 2014

Foster's Daily Democrat

Police cana t tell who had right-of-way in crash involving deputy sheriff

Due to a lack of witnesses, police have been unable to determine which driver had the right-of-way in last week's accident, which involved a deputy county sheriff who was off-duty, at the intersection of Highland Street and Salmon Falls Road.

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Related Topix: Milton, NH, Rochester, NH

Thu Jul 03, 2014

SeacoastOnline

A Safe Place and SASS eye merger

As of July 1, Kathy Beebe is the new executive director of A Safe Place, a domestic violence crisis center based in Portsmouth.

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Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law, Portsmouth, NH, Rockingham County, NH

Foster's Daily Democrat

Head Start Applications being taken

Expecting a child? Have children ages 0-5? Community Action Partnership of Strafford County is taking applications for all of our Head Start and Early Head Start programs.

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Foster's Daily Democrat

Two men facing drug charges

Two Rochester men have been arrested and face charges of drug possession, One of the men also faces a parole violation.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Rochester, NH

Foster's Daily Democrat

Summer meals program in Fernald Park is under way

It's hard to believe June is over! Do we lose days every year? Has June become one long weekend between May and July? It would be nice to stop time at summer and never have to deal with another winter like the last one! Oh well… Happy 4th of July! First Baptist Church Summer School Announcing the Summer Ministry at First Baptist Church, ... (more)

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Related Topix: Life, Holidays, 4th of July, Farmington, NH, Family, Kids

Foster's Daily Democrat

Mazzaglia in court next week on escape attempt charge

A status conference has been scheduled for Seth Mazzaglia, the city man who was convicted last Friday of two counts of first-degree murder and two counts of conspiracy for his involvement in the death of Elizabeth "Lizzi" Marriott, a University of New Hampshire transfer student he strangled and raped on Oct. 9, 2012.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, University of New Hampshire, Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Foster's Daily Democrat

Springvale man one of three charged in N.H. murder

A Springvale teenager is one of three men facing first-degree murder charges for the death of Aaron Wilkinson, 18, of Madbury, New Hampshire.

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Related Topix: New Hampshire, Madbury, NH, Barrington, NH, Rochester, NH

Foster's Daily Democrat

Man accused of robbery arraigned on theft charges in Dover

A Manchester man is being held on $10,000 cash only bail at Strafford County House of Corrections after being arraigned on a theft by deception charge Wednesday morning in Strafford County Superior Court.

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Related Topix: Dover, NH, Manchester, NH, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Tue Jul 01, 2014

WMUR-TV Manchester

Woman jailed for abusing boy pleads guilty to new charges

A New Durham woman already serving time for trying to starve a boy in her care pleaded guilty to six additional charges Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Durham, NH, New Durham, NH, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Foster's Daily Democrat

Vachon announces re-election bid

Strafford County Register of Deeds Dennis Vachon is seeking a second term overseeing the county's land record office.

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