Saturday, May 18, 2013
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One drink could be the standard for drunken driving – at least for some people, if the National Transporation Safety Board has its way. On Tuesday, the NTSB recommended states lower the blood-alcohol threshold for driving under the influence from .08 to .05. About 10,000 deaths a year are related to drunken driving. The NTSB says the lower limit would save 500 to 800 lives a year. Officials at the American Beverage Institute called the proposal "ludicrous." It said the average woman could reach the .05 percent limit by having one drink. What do you think? Is the proposal reasonable? Vote in our poll below, and leave a comment with your thoughts.
Friday, May 17, 2013
The incident reportedly occurred in 2009.
Police say a teacher at Exeter High has been placed on paid leave pending an investigation into allegations that the teacher sexually assaulted a female student, according to the Union Leader. Exeter Police and school officials refused to tell the Union Leader the name of the teacher because no charges have been filed. The incident reportedly occurred in 2009. [Read the full story here.]
Families of fallen and law enforcement community gather in remembrance.
Forty-four. That's the number of New Hampshire police officers who have been killed on duty in New Hampshire. Friday morning, hundreds of their family members, friends and colleagues – past and present – gathered at New Hampshire Law Enforcement Memorial in Concord to pay tribute to their lives, and their sacrifice. Gov. Maggie Hassan served as keynote speaker at the event, and the honorary roll call of the fallen officers was read by Attorney General Joseph A. Foster. The New Hampshire Police Association Pipes and Drum Band played "Amazing Grace" and other appropriate songs, the Woodbury Middle School chorus sang a medley of songs, and the Londonderry High School Marching Lancers also performed. National Law Enforcement Week continues …
North Hampton wants to end inequities it feels exist between it and Stratham, as well as other problems.
North Hampton officials plan to fund an in-depth analysis of fire department costs to determine whether the Seacoast’s 50-year-old mutual aid program needs to be amended in order to eliminate what some believe is an inherent unfairness in the system. Selectmen spoke in depth on Friday with Fire Chief Dennis Cote and other local department heads involved in the mutual aid program to discuss concerns that North Hampton is responding to incidents in neighboring towns at a much higher rate than those towns are providing assistance to North Hampton. The main town in question is Stratham, and selectmen didn’t hold back during Friday’s workshop session while describing an “outdated” agreement that allows towns with volunteer fire departments to “…
Harassment was reported on Linden Street.
The following are excerpts from the Exeter police log. An arrest does not indicate a conviction. Tue., May 7 Wed., May 8
Thursday, May 16, 2013
State Police Troop A made 17 arrests between April 26 and May 2.
New Hampshire State Police Troop A made the following arrests between April 26 and May 2. An arrest does not indicate a conviction. 4-26-13 at 2:16 a.m. Andrew Rowe, age 28 of Exeter, NH was arrested on Interstate 95 in Portsmouth and charged with Driving While Under the Influence of Alcohol. 4-26-13 at 11:00 a.m. Kevin Leduc, age 38 of Dover, NH was arrested on Arch Street in Dover on an Outstanding Bench Warrant. 4-26-13 at 12:48 p.m. Christopher Carr, age 25 of Dover, NH was arrested on Long Hill Road in Dover and charged with Possession of a Controlled Drug. 4-26-13 at 12:48 p.m. William Nickerson, age 23 of Dover, NH was arrested on Long Hill Road in Dover and charged with Possession and Transportation of a Controlled Drug. 4-26-13 at…
Another woman was charged with DWI.
The following are excerpts from the Exeter police log. An arrest does not indicate a conviction. Sun., May 5 Mon., May 6
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Slain Greenland Police Chief Michael Maloney was honored.
Following a mid-day prayer service at the U.S. Capitol attended by President Barack Obama, several hundred law enforcement officers and their families gathered at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial for a wreath-laying ceremony. The event Wednesday was one of many in D.C. and throughout the country during National Police Week 2013, which runs through Saturday, May 18. The annual event brings together between 25,000 to 40,000 attendees from departments throughout the United States and internationally, according to the Police Week website. The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial is engraved with the names of U.S. law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty. Among those newly engraved names for ceremonies this year…
A noise complaint was also made on Kingston Road.
The following are excerpts from the Exeter police log. An arrest does not indicate a conviction. Sat., May 4
A worker was charged with infecting 32 patients with hepatitis C by injecting himself with their drugs to get high.
This month marks a year since the discovery of a hepatitis C outbreak at Exeter Hospital. Click through the photos above to see major events in the saga. RELATED Exeter Patch: Facebook | Twitter | E-mail updates