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Adam Montgomery sentenced to minimum 56 years on murder charges in young daughter’s death
05-09-2024 6:56 PM

By KATHY McCORMACK

A New Hampshire man convicted of killing his 5-year-old daughter and moving her corpse around for months before disposing of it was sentenced Thursday to a minimum of 56 years in prison on murder and other changes.That sentence will be added on to the...

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5 things to know about Memorial Day, including its evolution and controversies
05-26-2024 9:00 AM

By BEN FINLEY

Memorial Day is supposed to be about mourning the nation’s fallen service members, but it’s come to anchor the unofficial start of summer and a long weekend of discounts on anything from mattresses to lawn mowers.But for people such as Manuel...


Judge says $475,000 award in New Hampshire youth center abuse case would be ‘miscarriage of justice’
05-24-2024 5:59 PM

By HOLLY RAMER

The judge who oversaw a landmark trial over abuse at New Hampshire’s youth detention center says capping the verdict at $475,000 as the state proposes would be an “unconscionable miscarriage of justice.”In a lengthy order, Judge Andrew Schulman...


Three little piggies at a yoga class equals maximum happiness
05-23-2024 4:52 PM

By RODRIQUE NGOWI

Three little piggies went to a yoga class.Their human companions had a blast.Wilbur, Charlotte and Bluey fit right into a growing trend of yoga with animals, adding some fun to the usual physical and mental wellness exercises at a class in central...


Former New Hampshire youth center leader defends tenure after damning trial testimony
05-22-2024 6:10 PM

By HOLLY RAMER

The former head of New Hampshire’s youth detention center is defending himself against claims that he either encouraged physical abuse or was ” willfully blind” to it during his nearly 40 years at the facility.Ron Adams didn’t testify during the...


Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, supreme leader’s protege, dies at 63 in helicopter crash
05-20-2024 10:34 AM

By JON GAMBRELL

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, a hard-line protege of the country’s supreme leader who helped oversee the mass executions of thousands in 1988 and later led the country as it enriched uranium near weapons-grade levels, launched a major attack on...


‘Make sure it doesn’t get released;’ Star witness Michael Cohen implicates Trump in hush money case
05-13-2024 6:11 PM

By MICHAEL R. SISAK, JILL COLVIN, ERIC TUCKER and JAKE OFFENHARTZ

NEW YORK — Donald Trump’s fixer-turned-foe, Michael Cohen, directly implicated the former president in a hush money scheme Monday, telling jurors that his celebrity client approved hefty payouts to stifle stories about sex that he feared could be...


$38 million decision: Judge won’t reconvene jury after disputed verdict in New Hampshire youth center abuse case
05-09-2024 3:06 PM

By HOLLY RAMER

The judge who oversaw a landmark trial over abuse at New Hampshire’s youth detention center won’t reconvene the jury but says he will consider other options to address the disputed $38 million verdict.David Meehan, who alleged he was repeatedly raped,...


Here’s why the verdict in New Hampshire’s landmark trial over youth center abuse is being disputed
05-07-2024 6:17 PM

By HOLLY RAMER

“Duped.” “Devastated.” “Sickened.” That’s how a jury foreperson felt after learning that the amount awarded in a landmark lawsuit over abuse at New Hampshire’s youth detention center could be slashed by nearly 99%.A jury on Friday awarded $38 million...


New Hampshire jury finds state liable for abuse at youth detention center and awards victim $38M
05-03-2024 2:14 PM

By HOLLY RAMER

BRENTWOOD, N.H. — A New Hampshire jury awarded $38 million to the man who blew the lid off abuse allegations at the state’s youth detention center Friday, in a landmark case finding the state’s negligence allowed him to be beaten, raped and held in...


Jurors hear closing arguments in landmark case alleging abuse at New Hampshire youth center
05-03-2024 7:32 AM

By HOLLY RAMER

BRENTWOOD — Jurors heard closing arguments Thursday in a landmark case seeking to hold the state of New Hampshire accountable for abuse at its youth detention center.The plaintiff, David Meehan, went to police in 2017 and sued the state three years...


US poised to ease restrictions on marijuana in historic shift, but it'll remain controlled substance
05-01-2024 2:20 PM

By ZEKE MILLER, JOSHUA GOODMAN, JIM MUSTIAN and LINDSAY WHITEHURST

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration will move to reclassify marijuana as a less dangerous drug, The Associated Press has learned, a historic shift to generations of American drug policy that could have wide ripple effects across the country.The...


The world’s largest 3D printer is at a university in Maine. It just unveiled an even bigger one
04-27-2024 5:02 PM

By DAVID SHARP and JENNIFER McDERMOTT

The world’s largest 3D printer has created a house that can cut construction time and labor. An even larger printer unveiled on Tuesday may one day create entire neighborhoods.The machine revealed Tuesday at the University of Maine is four times...


New Hampshire man convicted of killing daughter, 5, ordered to be at sentencing after skipping trial
04-22-2024 3:23 PM

By KATHY McCORMACK

A judge has ruled that a New Hampshire man convicted of killing his 5-year-old daughter must appear in person for his upcoming sentencing after he didn’t attend his trial.Adam Montgomery, 34, had attended his first day of jury selection in February,...


Man granted parole for his role in the 2001 stabbing deaths of 2 Dartmouth College professors
04-18-2024 12:16 PM

By KATHY McCORMACK

A man who has served more than half of his life in prison for his role in the 2001 stabbing deaths of two married Dartmouth College professors as part of a plan to rob and kill people before fleeing overseas was granted parole Thursday.James Parker...


Lawyer: NH youth detention center treated teen like sex slave, punching bag, lawyer alleges
04-09-2024 4:54 PM

By HOLLY RAMER

CONCORD, N.H. — Workers at New Hampshire’s youth detention center treated a teenage boy like a “sex slave and a punching bag,” and the state itself laid the groundwork for the abuse, an attorney argued Tuesday as the first of more than 1,000 lawsuits...


Many eclipse visitors to pulled an all-nighter trying to leave
04-09-2024 2:33 PM

By NICK PERRY and KATHY McCORMACK

FRANCONIA, N.H. — Thousands of visitors to northern New England communities in the path of the total solar eclipse were told to pack their patience for the trip. In some areas, they needed it for up to 12 hours after the event started, inching their...


Bringing dental care to kids in schools is helping take care of teeth neglected in the pandemic
04-07-2024 1:23 PM

By MICHAEL CASEY

Tucked away inside the teachers lounge at Christa McAuliffe School in Concord, Amber Warner was having her teeth checked out for the first time.The 5-year-old sat back on what looked like a beach chair and wore a pair of dark sunglasses as certified...


Cargo ship lost power and issued mayday before hitting Baltimore’s bridge, governor says
03-26-2024 10:54 AM

By LEA SKENE

The operators of a cargo ship lost power and issued a mayday call moments before the vessel crashed into a Baltimore bridge, allowing authorities to limit vehicle traffic on the span, Maryland’s governor said Tuesday.The collision caused the bridge to...


Alexandra Eckersley reunited with her son after giving birth in woods in 2022
03-25-2024 4:13 PM

By KATHY McCORMACK

CONCORD, N.H. — The daughter of MLB Hall of Fame pitcher Dennis Eckersely has been reunited with her son as she awaits trial on reckless conduct and other charges after giving birth more than a year ago in a tent in subfreezing temperatures, her...


Vote-counting machine foes hoped for a surge of success in New Hampshire. They got barely a ripple
03-24-2024 7:52 PM

By NICK PERRY and HOLLY RAMER

HOPKINTON — Like the old saying about March itself, an orchestrated effort to get rid of vote-counting machines in New Hampshire this month came in like a lion and went out like a lamb.“Electronic machines will face the wrath of New Hampshire voters...

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