Lashate Word, who is charged with stabbing a sleeping man in Rochester in March, intends to plead guilty, but his mother doesn't believe he committed the crime. "I don't believe it happened the way they said," said his mother, who wished not to be named for the story.
The speed limit on the Spaulding Turnpike in Rochester will likely be increased to 65 mph by Christmas, state traffic engineer Bill Lambert said this week. On Tuesday, he told the Rochester City Council that it's unlikely that drivers will go faster in the turnpike as a result of the increase.
Tamica Lane, the Rollinsford teenager who has been missing since Monday, was found in a Rochester apartment Friday afternoon, Rollinsford police are reporting. According to the Rochester Police Department, both Rollinsford and Rochester police departments searched the Wyandotte Falls Apartments, at apartment 201 on River Street based on information Rollinsford Police received during the investigation.
Police here arrested a 21-year-old Rochester man early this morning in connection with possessing marijuana with intent to distribute Police charged Timothy Cullen, of 7 Glenwood Ave., at 1:30 a.m. Cullen faces charges of having a controlled drug with intent to distribute, which is a Class B felony. Cullen was arrested subsequent to an active investigation and found to be in possession of the drug, police said.
Two Barrington woman were hurt, one badly, when a minivan crashed on Route 125 late Thursday night near the Rochester Country Club. Deana Spencer, 42, a passenger, was thrown from the vehicle and suffered serious, but non-life threatening injuries, according to Rochester police.
Police in Rochester made arrested a 33-year-old Barrington man earlier this month in connection with having heroin in his car as he was transporting two small children. Rochester police, with the assistance of the Strafford County Drug Task Force, made the arrest on Nov. 4, at 3:50 p.m. William Downs, 33, of 229 Smoke St., Barrington, was charged in connection with possession of a controlled drug and transporting of a controlled drug, which are both class B felonies.
City councilors voted unanimously Tuesday night to begin charging the town of Lebanon $2,000 each time a Sanford rescue unit is called to respond to an incident in Lebanon, as the first responder, because the town's own rescuers cannot respond due to a lack of staff.
Rochester police arrested two 19 year olds on misdemeanor shoplifting charges on Friday. Shaun McPherson of 41.5 Wildflower Circle in Somersworth was arrested at 9:20 p.m. Friday and charged with willful concealment, according to a statement released by the Rochester Police Department.
Courtesy photo JM House & Home Realty, located at a tastefully decorated 19 Hanson Street in Rochester, recently had a Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting. From left are: City Councilor Jim Gray, Officer Tracy Hayes, Fire Chief Norm Sanborn Jr., Chamber President Laura Ring, Chamber Chairman Mark Farrell of Laars Heating Systems, Main Street Executive Director Mike Provost, licensed broker and owner Janice Melanson, Chamber board member Keith Newton of D.F. Richard Energy, and Police Chief Mike Allen.
Police in Rochester charged a 25-year-old Farmington man with drunken driving and texting after the car he was operating slammed into a telephone pole Sunday night. Justin Golomb, of 31 Lancelot Shores, was still at the scene of the accident at 11:52 p.m. when police responded to the area of Meaderboro and Four Rod roads.
Something new and old occurred recently to the Dover High School Green Wave Marching Band. The new? The band made it to the Maine Band Directors Association Finals on Nov. 1, achieving gold medal status with a five-star performance in the pouring rain in Saco, Maine.
Police so far have not developed any solid suspects in the Irving Circle K robbery that occurred on Gonic Road two weeks ago. The robbery occurred just after 3 a.m. on Oct. 30, when a white male entered the store and forced his way behind the counter, where he took cash and cigarettes from the business before fleeing on foot, according to Rochester police.
New Hampshire transportation officials are heading to Rochester this month to discuss raising the speed limit on a section of the Spaulding Turnpike in Dover. Earlier this year, the state raised the speed limit to 70 along most of Interstate 93 from Canterbury north to the Vermont border.
All five minors who were sent to the hospital Nov. 1 after a vehicle accident on Flagg Road have since been released, according to Rochester police. The accident occurred around 11:10 p.m. on Nov. 1, when 16-year-old Noah Campbell, of Rochester, went off the road and struck a tree while driving east on Flagg Road, while four juvenile passengers were in the vehicle.