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Defense calls no witnesses in case of man killed, beheaded

May. 25, 2022 16:00 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Prosecutors wrapped up their case and the defense called no witnesses Wednesday in the trial of a man accused of killing his wife’s coworker after he discovered they were texting, and then forcing her to behead him. The judge also denied a defense request to...

Names released in fatal shooting near Space Force station

May. 25, 2022 15:59 PM EDT

NEW BOSTON, N.H. (AP) — Authorities have released the names of a police officer and security guard who fired at a man who died near the New Boston Space Force Station earlier this month. Michael Foley, 33, of Massachusetts, was shot to death May 13 on an access road to the station,...

Former EMT charged with drugging, assaulting children

May. 25, 2022 14:42 PM EDT

KENSINGTON, N.H. (AP) — A former EMT in New Hampshire has been charged with drugging and sexually abusing three children under the age of 13. Todd Burnim, 54, of Kensington, was indicted this month by a grand jury in Rockingham County on a dozen counts of felonious sexual assault...

Defendant's DNA not on tested items in beheading case

May. 24, 2022 16:53 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Investigators didn't find a DNA profile for the man accused of killing his wife's co-worker on items recovered in the case, including a gun, a hacksaw and a knife, a state criminalist testified Tuesday. Armando Barron's profile didn't turn up, but testing did...

Lawyer gets 4-year sentence on fraud conviction to get loans

May. 24, 2022 08:39 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — An attorney convicted of bank fraud and other charges in lying to obtain millions of dollars in loans has been sentenced to four years in federal prison. Joseph Foistner, 68, of Mont Vernon, New Hampshire, was a licensed attorney in Massachusetts when he used...

Examiner: Beheaded man also had gun wounds, cuts, bruises

May. 23, 2022 17:04 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire man who was killed, allegedly by a female coworker's husband who discovered they had been texting, had other gunshot wounds, cuts and bruises before he died of a bullet to the head, the state's chief medical examiner testified Monday. “It's...

Nashua helicopter crash causes minor injuries to occupants

May. 23, 2022 12:42 PM EDT

NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — A helicopter crashed Monday morning at the Nashua airport, causing minor injuries to the occupants, fire officials said. Fire officials referred to it as a “low altitude" helicopter crash at the airport at about 10:45 a.m. The cause of the...

Sununu vetoes bill prohibiting school mask mandates

May. 21, 2022 10:51 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Gov. Chris Sununu has vetoed a bill that would have prohibited New Hampshire schools from implementing face mask mandates. The bill vetoed Friday would have prohibited school boards or other public education agencies from adopting policies requiring students or...

Forest fire in northern New Hampshire is nearly contained

May. 20, 2022 16:18 PM EDT

CONWAY, N.H. (AP) — A forest fire in northern New Hampshire that's burned 106 acres is nearly contained, officials said Friday. The Bemis Fire in Crawford Notch State Park, the White Mountain National Forest, and on private land began on May 13. It is in steep, rugged terrain....

Human remains in river identified as woman missing since '78

May. 20, 2022 13:03 PM EDT

LANCASTER, N.H. (AP) — Human remains that were found in a car in the Connecticut River last year are those of a New Hampshire woman who disappeared in 1978 in a motor vehicle accident, authorities said Friday. “The remains are those of Alberta Leeman, who was last seen in July,...