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October 2012 Archives

Rhode Island couple killed in single-engine plane crash on I-93 in New Hampshire

On Thursday, a harrowing crash on I-93 in Hooksett, New Hampshire, left state police baffled and two people dead. Herman and Doris Hassinger, residents of Block Island, were flying up to New Hampshire's New Hampton School for a board meeting in a small single-engine Beechcraft plane when they crashed onto the northbound lanes of the interstate.

Lebanon, New Hampshire man injured in Massachusetts hit-and-run

Late last month, on a Sunday evening, Zach Pollard was crossing the intersection at Chestnut and Hall Streets in Waltham, Massachusetts when he was hit by a car. The driver of the vehicle fled the scene of the accident, only to be tracked down, arrested and charged a few weeks after the event.

Speeding Violation - What if the speed limit was 85 mph?

Ever been stopped for a driving violation? In New Hampshire the highest speed limit I have seen is 65 mph. It looks like many states now have speed limits as high as 70 mph or higher on portions of their highways. Oddly enough with speeds increasing, the number of highway fatalities has decreased. It is estimated that the number of people who died in a vehicle accidents last year will be th lowest since 1949!

New Hampshire workers' compensation premiums rise to ninth in United States

A recent study conducted by the Department of Consumer and Business Services (DCBS) in Oregon found that over the past two years, New Hampshire's premium rate for workers' compensation coverage rose to the ninth highest in the nation. In 2010, the state ranked 10th, while in 2008, it came in at 14th.

New Hampshire man charged with DWI after single-car accident

On October 4, Richard Davis was driving his Ford Mustang on Route 16 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, near 7 p.m. when he lost control of his vehicle and crashed. The accident occurred in the northbound lane of the Spaudling Turnpike in between the Portsmouth Circle and Rockingham Avenue, near the highway's interchange with I-95.

ATV-motorcycle collision at Hinsdale Campground results in serious injury of teenager

On Saturday, less than a week after a woman was injured when her ATV rolled over on a trail in Sandown, New Hampshire, a teenage girl riding one of the recreational vehicles was hurt when her machine crashed into a motorcycle.

Portsmouth wrongful death suit settled out of court

In early 2011, Maine resident Robert Vozzella filed a lawsuit against Portsmouth Regional Hospital (PRH) arguing that the medical facility was responsible for his wife's death. According to the Seacoast Online, a web-based newspaper, his case was settled out of court last Wednesday.

After K-9 bite, Seabrook man escapes from hospital, is indicted

Ryan Fogg, of Seabrook, New Hampshire, was arrested on an attempted burglary warrant on July 2. Last week, a jury indicted him for felony escape because Fogg allegedly inspired a police chase throughout most of the fateful day, The Union Leader reported.

More than a dozen attendees of underage drinking party arrested

Over the long weekend, in Bedford, New Hampshire, Matthew Gendron decided to have a party. He invited friends and prepared by buying large quantities of alcohol to stock the fridge of his apartment at 95 McAllister Road. Saturday night, the house began to fill up.

Some tips for your day in court

If you are heading to court for a criminal, DWI, divorce, family law issue or any other legal matter, you may find yourself feeling nervous and not sure what to expect. When you are at the court it is critical to not show negative emotions or hostility about your situation.

Police believe person who set fire in high school bathroom acted alone

On Tuesday, September 25, Lebanon High School students were rushed out of their classrooms after a fire was discovered in a boys' bathroom on the second floor of the building. The hazard was discovered when sprinklers went off around 2:25 p.m.

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