Families of American hostages who communicate with foreign kidnappers or raise money and pay ransoms will no longer have to fear prosecution for aiding terrorist groups, a White House-ordered advisory group on U.S. hostage policy is expected to recommend, senior officials told ABC News last week. "There will be absolutely zero chance of any family member of an American held hostage overseas ever facing jail themselves, or even the threat of prosecution, for trying to free their loved ones," said one of three senior officials familiar with the hostage policy team's ongoing review.
ROCHESTER – The following items are based on 1,038 entries on the Rochester Police Log from March 31 to April 5: 4:48 p.m. – At a Dunkin Donuts bathroom, odd folks pop out and in, two are fat , two skinny 6:35 p.m. – A motorcycle won't stop for an officer on Wakefield Street and vanishes behind the high school. 6:48 p.m. – Tanya M. Breton, 34, of 7 Glenwood Ave., is charged with operating without a valid license.
New Hampshire's newest professional fine art gallery, located in a beautifully preserved Victorian Era home at 15 Summer St. in Dover, will host a celebratory open house on Sunday from noon to 3 p.m. The Keefe House Gallery will also unveil its inaugural exhibit, Voices from New England: Six Fine Artists Have Their Say, featuring works by Dover painter Tom Glover, Dover photographer Tom Lavoie, Rochester painter Sherry Palmer, Portsmouth fiber artist Diane Stradling, West Falmouth, Maine, jewelry maker and encaustic artist Anne Strout, and Deerfield ceramic artist Don Williams. The Keefe House Gallery will be open to the public, free of charge, from Sunday, April 26, through Sunday, June 28, during regular Woodman Museum hours.
Through the end of the month, the work of Spaulding High School students from Advanced Placement Art courses will be represented at the Rochester Public Library. The exhibit features work of students in grades nine through 12, on the first floor of the Rochester Public Library.
Residents of Rochester and neighboring communities should have more shopping choices at their doorsteps beginning next spring. A groundbreaking last week marked the beginning of construction on Ridge Marketplace, a 250,00-300,000 square-foot shopping center.
MEC is an equine referral hospital, which has been located in Rochester for 45 years. The plan for adding solar power to the clinic was conceived by Dr. Grant Myhre and his son, Michael Myhre to become environmentally responsible and by creating self sustaining, clean energy production.
Growing up in Rochester in the 1930s , written by the late Priscilla Thomas, will be presented by Linda Sargent on Thursday, May 14, at 7 p.m. at the Rochester Historical Society Museum on Hanson Street. The program describes daily life in Rochester during the depression.
A local man was recently indicted on 12 charges, including kidnapping and witness tampering, according to documents at Strafford County Court Joshua Lavenets, of Jackson Street in Rochester, was indicted on charges of six simple assaults, two second-degree assaults, one kidnapping, one witness tampering, and two attempts at obstructing the reporting of a crime. Rochester police responded to a 911 call at 12:30 a.m. on Jan. 3 after the caller stated that they needed the police and then immediately disconnected, said Police Capt.
1:24 a.m. - He was hanging at a dealer's house, but cash then went astray, and now his life's in peril - police escort him on his way. 10:28 a.m. - On Phillips Lane, two men are involved in a “verbal fight” once known as an argument.
A nearly 10 minute standing ovation followed Granite State Choral Society's performance of “Rochester,” which was premiered on March 28 at the Governor's Inn in Rochester at a special Gala event: River Stones, Rails, & Renaissance: A Rochester Retrospective. Celebrating 40 years of bringing music to the Seacoast, Granite State Choral Society commissioned the new work “Rochester” and presented a live concert debut of the piece with composer Nicholas White in attendance and accompanying on the piano.
The last man in the brutal Somersworthpizza delivery assault was sentenced to 19 to 45 years in state prison. Jonathan Wilson, 21, pleaded guilty in Strafford County Court to numerous charges, the most serious being the vicious attack on Brandon Patterson, 30, of Somersworth.
The former Manchester police station - vacant for two years and eyed for conversion to a storage facility - has become embroiled in a Patriot Act-like debate that pits public safety... Manchester, the No.
The Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Community Expo and Taste of the Chamber event on Thursday, May 7 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.  at the Rochester Ice Arena, located at 63 Lowell St. in Rochester. The event is underwritten by Service Credit Union.
The Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce is conducting its annual Chamber raffle with tickets on sale for this year's grand raffle prize of either a 2015 Harley-Davidson DYNA Low Rider FXDL103 in vivid black provided by Harley-Davidson Shop of Rochester or $10,000 cash. The drawing will be held on Friday, Aug. 14. The grand prize winner does not have to be present to win.
A Strafford County Grand Jury indicted Jeffrey Baud, 37, this month for a Class B felony for criminal threatening with a deadly weapon. If convicted, Baud faces 3 1/2 to 7 years in jail and a $4,000 fine.