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19 hrs ago | Foster's Daily Democrat

NH June jobless rate is sixth lowest in country

The unadjusted June 2014 unemployment rate for New Hampshire was 4.3 percent, a decrease of 0.1 percent from the May rate, which remained at 4.4 percent after revision, according to figures released by New Hampshire Employment Security.

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Related Topix: New Hampshire, Belknap County, NH, Carroll County, NH, Rockingham County, NH, Barrington, NH

Sat Jul 26, 2014

UnionLeader.com

2012 voter registration law null a " for now

The Secretary of State's Office said Friday the decision by Strafford County Superior Court Judge Brian Tucker means there will be no change in the current voter registration forms.

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Related Topix: University of New Hampshire

Foster's Daily Democrat

'Why didn't they back off?'

A few seconds during a 14-minute incident might have changed everything. The police arrived and parked near Periwinkle Drive home in Rochester to finalize their plans on how they would approach and enter the mobile home.

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Related Topix: Rochester, NH

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Foster's Daily Democrat

Felony organized retail crime charge dropped

Prosecutors have dropped the felony organized retail crime enterprise charge against William York, who was accused of stealing $12 worth of greeting cards and using a fraudulent receipt to return those cards.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Rochester, NH

WMUR-TV Manchester

Evidence from Mazzaglia murder trial displayed

One month after Seth Mazzaglia was convicted of murdering Lizzi Marriott, prosecutors displayed some of the evidence used in his trial.

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Related Topix: University of New Hampshire

UnionLeader.com

Rochester police charge inmate with additional crimes in gas station robbery

Tyler Patrick, 19, of 410 E Portland St., was charged with conspiracy to commit armed robbery in connection with an incident at the Shell Station on Route 125 June 25. Patrick is currently being held in Strafford County Jail in Dover.

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

Foster's Daily Democrat

Hyder House transfer on track for Aug. 1

Officials involved with the transfer of Hyder Family Hospice House to county ownership are hopeful they will meet the target date of Aug. 1. The 16-bed in-patient hospice facility will be transferred from parent company Amedysis to temporary ownership of Strafford County.

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Related Topix: Lughnasadh, Life, Holidays

Foster's Daily Democrat

Interviews from many parties were reviewed in fatal shooting

Before the Attorney General's Office formally absolved law enforcement officers of any criminal wrongdoing in the fatal shooting of Benjamin Shannon, the office reviewed a plethora of witness interviews and physical evidence that corroborated the statements of the officers involved.

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Related Topix: Rochester, NH, Life, Self Defense

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Foster's Daily Democrat

Rochester officer and K-9 awarded medal

Strafford County Sheriff David G. Dubois was recently joined by Strafford County Commissioners George Maglaras, Robert Watson, and Leo Lessard in presenting Deputy Keith Mackenzie, Maine State Police Sergeant Nick Grass, and Maine State Police Detective Randy Keaton the “Distinguished Unit Action Bar” of the Strafford County Sheriff's ... (more)

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Related Topix: Rochester, NH

Foster's Daily Democrat

Inmates indicted in assaults on guards

Two inmates who were being held in the county jail have been indicted on charges they assaulted officers employed by Strafford County House of Corrections.

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Related Topix: Rochester, NH, State Prisons, Prison

Foster's Daily Democrat

Suspect charged for gas station robbery, pizza delivery beating and VFW robbery

City police arrested a suspect who was involved with the June 25 armed robbery at the Milton Road Shell Station.

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Related Topix: Rochester, NH, Somersworth, NH, Life, Food, Pizza

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Nashua Telegraph

Report: Officer's use of deadly force in Rochester justified

The New Hampshire Attorney General's office has concluded a probation officer was justified in using deadly force against a man shot at a Rochester mobile home park.

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Related Topix: Rochester, NH

SeacoastOnline

Second arrest in Elwyn Road crash

A Rye man was arrested on a charge alleging he drove his girlfriend away from a crash scene where she drove into a pole, through a fence, then onto an Elwyn Road lawn.

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Foster's Daily Democrat

No charges against officers who shot, killed man

No charges will be brought against the three law enforcement officers who shot and killed Benjamin Shannon at his mother's home at Saks Mobile Home Park on March 10. The Attorney General issued a press release early Wednesday afternoon absolving the three officers - a Strafford County deputy sheriff and two probation officers - of any criminal ... (more)

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Related Topix: Violent Crime

Foster's Daily Democrat

One of 3 suspects in Madbury murder waives hearing

Charged with first-degree murder, Tristan Wolusky appeared at Dover Circuit Court this morning to waive his probable cause hearing.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Madbury, NH

Foster's Daily Democrat

Landlord intends to rebuild home destroyed in arson fire

Elizabeth Staehle holds her youngest child Johnathan, 9 months, as her other children, Michael, 7, Cody, 31 2, and Matthew, 6, play with toys at the Days Inn in Dover, where they were staying after an arson fire in late April destroyed their home at 28 Broadway.

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Related Topix: Home Listing, Home, Fire, Dover, NH

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Foster's Daily Democrat

Police now believe all 3 assailants in pizza assault caught

A Rochester man accused of helping plan the assault and robbery of a Somersworth pizza deliveryman this month and participating in two other recent crimes was arraigned Monday in Dover District Court.

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Related Topix: Rochester, NH, Somersworth, NH, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Foster's Daily Democrat

Hearing on terms of bail for Weeden in sex-assault case reset to Friday

A dispositional conference where a sobrietor bracelet and other bail conditions may be reconsidered for former City Councilor Michael Weeden, recently indicted on criminal threatening and aggravated felonious sexual assault charges, has been rescheduled until Friday.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

Foster's Daily Democrat

Suspect charged for gas station robbery, pizza delivery beating and VFW robbery

City police arrested a suspect who was involved with the June 25 armed robbery at the Milton Road Shell Station.

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Related Topix: Rochester, NH, Somersworth, NH, Life, Food, Pizza

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Foster's Daily Democrat

Farmington woman arrested for willful concealment

By Joel Kost ROCHESTER - City police arrested a Farmington woman Friday for willful concealment.

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Related Topix: Farmington, NH

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