Crime

Lawsuit against Symphony NH remains in court

CONCORD – Last year, former Symphony NH music director Jonathan McPhee filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against the organization. He alleged he was fired for expressing concerns about financial issues to his superiors, including “an unexplained loss of $80,000.” The back-and-forth ...

Local pleads guilty to felony drug charge

NASHUA – Barring future run-ins with the law, Krystal Kenny on Tuesday settled the last of a series of drug and theft-related cases by entering a guilty plea to one count of possession of a controlled drug. Kenny, 35, currently in State Prison on a violation of probation charge filed ...

Coffee shop disturbance ends in arrest

NASHUA – Salem police officers called to a disturbance at a town coffee shop during the weekend ended up arresting a Massachusetts man – but not for anything to do with the incident. Instead, the officers took into custody Kennth Gallant, a 41-year-old Haverhill man, on warrants that ...

New charges, no bail changes for suspect in assault involving knife

NASHUA – The prosecutor in the knife-involved assault case of Nashua resident Joshua Fournier-DeJesus, who is accused of punching a man while holding a knife on May 10, said in court Monday she is filing two new felony charges, while replacing another felony charge with a differently-worded ...

Man arrested after allegedly firing gun during a domestic disturbance

NASHUA – Jose Castaneda-Alvarez, 40, of Nashua, faces multiple misdemeanor charges and one felony count after he allegedly fired three rounds from a gun during a domestic disturbance. At 11:37 p.m. Sunday, officers received a report of shots fired at a local residence. Upon arriving ...

Whereabouts of man charged with sexual assault remain unknown

NASHUA – When attorney Anthony Naro told a Superior Court judge in January that he was unable to locate his client, Mohammod Rafique, to inform him of upcoming court dates, Naro asked if the judge could hold off on issuing a warrant for 30 days. The prosecutor didn’t oppose the request, ...

Lawyers in Heaps theft, fraud trial to deliver closing arguments Thursday

NASHUA – While the attorneys in the theft and forgery trial of former motorcycle shop manager Jeffrey Heaps began considering their closing arguments late Wednesday afternoon, the judge hearing the trial had begun pondering whether to allow Heaps’ lawyer to play audio witness testimony for ...

Medical examiner: Chokehold led to Eric Garner’s death

NEW YORK (AP) – A medical examiner who performed an autopsy on Eric Garner says a police officer’s chokehold set into motion “a lethal sequence of events” that led to his death five years ago. Dr. Floriana Persechino detailed the findings in testimony Wednesday at New York Police ...

Two students accused of Colorado shooting facing charges

CASTLE ROCK, Colo. (AP) – Two students suspected of shooting nine classmates, one fatally, in their Colorado charter school appeared in court Wednesday to face dozens of criminal charges that included murder, attempted murder, theft and arson. The charges were filed on the same day a ...

Harris Plans To Ban Imports Of All AR-15-Style Assault Weapons

NASHUA -- Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris said if elected, she would use executive action to ban imports of all AR-15-style assault weapons. The U.S. senator from California plans to formally announce this strategy during her town hall-style meeting, set for 9:30 a.m. today at ...

Trial underway for motorcycle shop employee

NASHUA – When the general manager of Second Wind BMW, a former motorcycle shop in South Merrimack that’s since been sold, walked by a computer and noticed “something strange” on the screen, an investigation began in which “everything started pointing back to Jeffrey Heaps,” a ...

Nashuan arrested Sunday released on bail

NASHUA – While patrolling Main Street early Sunday morning, a police officer said loud shouting, infused with profanities and racial slurs, caught his attention as he passed East Pearl Street. The ruckus was coming from a sidewalk, the officer said in his report, and upon investigating, he ...

Probable cause issue raised at Nashua man’s arraignment

NASHUA – Joshua Fournier-DeJesus allegedly punched and kicked a man in an early-morning fracas during the weekend, but contrary to what police and prosecutors allege, there is no evidence he used a knife in the attack, Fournier-DeJesus’s lawyer argued in court Monday. Whether enough ...

Charges reduced, June sentencing set in 2018 sexual assault case

NASHUA – Prosecutors in the case of former Hudson resident Reide Klinger, who last summer was indicted on several felony sexual assault charges, have agreed to a plea deal allowing Klinger to plead guilty to two misdemeanor offenses and go to jail for two months. Klinger, 21, whose address ...

Felicity Huffman pleads guilty in college admissions scheme

BOSTON (AP) – “Desperate Housewives” star Felicity Huffman pleaded guilty Monday in the college admissions bribery scheme, the biggest name to do so in a scandal that has exposed the lengths to which some wealthy parents will go to get their children into top universities. The ...

Granite Shield operation nets six on drug charges

NASHUA — Police on Thursday arrested six individuals on various drug-related charges as part of Operation Granite Shield. Stanley Fortier, 69, of 22 Mason St., Nashua, faces one felony count of possessing marijuana with intent to distribute, one felony count of possession with intent to ...

Former principal’s home confinement request denied

NASHUA – Former Litchfield principal Shannon Dannible, serving time in State Prison for embezzling $152,000 from a private Catholic school, may reapply for work release if she wishes, but her request to be put on home confinement has been denied. Superior Court Judge Jacalyn Colburn denied ...

Plea and sentencing hearing continued

NASHUA – A plea and sentencing hearing for Cornelius Stanley, the Hudson man accused of leading police on a lengthy pursuit then hiding in a random home before getting stuck in a window while trying to escape, has been continued until June. A prosecutor assented to, and a Superior Court ...