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Plea deal in Manchester police shootings

BRENTWOOD – Ian MacPherson, the former Merrimack resident charged a year and a half ago with attempted capital murder for allegedly shooting two Manchester police officers, has reached a plea agreement that will be the subject of a February hearing, a court spokeswoman said ...

Christmas night stalking call leads to arrest

NASHUA – Bail was set at $50,000 cash only Tuesday morning for 31-year-old Michael A. Cabot Jr., a Hudson resident who was arrested Christmas night for allegedly violating court orders that prohibit him from contacting a Nashua woman. Cabot, of 26 Winslow Farm Road, was charged with two ...

Attempted murder case hearing on tap

NASHUA – Another hearing, which is set to run for two consecutive days in early January, has been scheduled in the attempted murder case of former Nashua resident Mohammad Salimullah. The central issue in the hearings has to do with defense motions to suppress evidence, much of which is tied ...

Man indicted in murder plot

NASHUA – A Massachusetts man already imprisoned for allegedly selling cocaine in Nashua is facing a new charge after he was indicted this week for allegedly trying to have a police informant murdered. Dekara Anderson, 42, was indicted by the grand jury convened in the Hillsborough County ...

Griffin, Merrimack bank robber, missing from DOC

CONCORD – State Department of Corrections officials and State Police are searching for missing transitional housing unit inmate John Robert Griffin Jr., who was convicted of robbing a Merrimack bank while wearing a President Barack Obama mask in 2013. Griffin, 57, is serving his sentence as a ...

Man sentenced to drug treatment

NASHUA – Superior Court Judge Charles Temple listened intently Tuesday morning as a Nashua man of about 60 years said his adult son “was made with a lot of love,” and praised him as “a great father” who has struggled for years with suppressed childhood demons and who has bravely ...

Teen charged in shooting gets prison

NASHUA – Prosecutors in the case of Christian Dominguez, the Nashua teen who pleaded guilty Monday to two felony charges stemming from a 2016 shooting in downtown Nashua, told the judge that a lack of response from the victims led them to drop the most serious charge of attempted ...

Man charged for allegedly punching dog

BROOKLINE – A Mosher Drive man is facing a criminal charge after police say he choked and punched his dog in front of witnesses. Joseph Driscoll, 59, of 6 Mosher Drive, was arrested Monday on one misdemeanour count of cruelty to animals, according to a statement released by Brookline ...

Manchester man arrested for OUI

MERRIMACK – A Manchester man fell asleep in his car while it was blocking the Exit 12 north-bound ramp, according to Merrimack police. Real Guilbeault, 57, of 254 Putnam St., Manchester, is now charged with two counts of operating under the influence of alcohol. A Merrimack officer found ...

Cashier charged in purchase-return scam

MERRIMACK – Police said an investigation by detectives and security personnel into a series of thefts at a local retail store has yielded an arrest. Amy Featherstone, 29, of 49 1/2 Bowers St., Nashua – a cashier at the store – was taken into custody Friday by Nashua police, who served ...

Convicted rapist’s motion for sentence reduction denied

NASHUA – Former Nashua resident Christopher Bishop, who is serving 30-60 years in prison for raping a woman repeatedly while holding her captive in 1997, told a Superior Court judge Monday that he has made significant progress in dealing with his “sex addiction” and feels he is a good ...

New motions filed by defense in home invasion, theft case

NASHUA – The attorney representing Nashua home-invasion suspect Maryanne Jacobsmeyer argues in two newly filed motions that police, after arresting her on Aug. 2, didn’t promptly explain the charges to her, then chalked up her request for medical assistance to a case of anxiety – and ...

Sachdev appealing rape conviction

NASHUA – The case of a Nashua man convicted of raping an intoxicated woman in the back of his Main Street cell phone store is going to the New Hampshire Supreme Court. Abhishek Sachdev, 33, currently is serving a 10- to 20-year prison sentence after being convicted by a jury in June on one ...

Man who was convicted as a teen for killing Nashuan to be resentenced

NASHUA – Several family members of the late Robert Goyette, the Nashua native and well-known restaurant owner shot and killed in downtown Nashua nearly 27 years ago, returned to court Wednesday to once again face the man convicted of taking Goyette’s life. Eduardo Lopez Jr. was 17 when he ...

Plea deal reached in 2016 attempted murder case

NASHUA – Prosecutors and defense attorneys in the attempted murder case of Nashua teen Christian Dominguez have reportedly reached a plea agreement and plan to present it to a judge next week, according to court officials. Dominguez was 17 at the time of the incident for which he was later ...

Man arrested in toddler death

MANCHESTER – The 2-year-old boy who died under suspicious circumstances this week was killed by blunt force trauma to his abdomen, according to an autopsy report released by authorities Wednesday. Police arrested Mark Heath, 32 of Manchester, for allegedly causing the death of the toddler, ...

Brief, tense pursuit ends in crash, arrest

HUDSON – Police didn’t specify just how fast 18-year-old Zackary Balcom was driving Monday evening when he allegedly sped past a stopped police cruiser before crashing into another car. But they did allege that it was “an apparent high rate of speed” and “in excess of the posted 30 ...

Bank robbery suspect nabbed

NASHUA – Police said Monday that Zachary Provost, the 32-year-old Connecticut man wanted in connection with last week’s robbery of a TD Bank branch in Nashua, has been apprehended in his home state after a six-day manhunt. Provost, whom Nashua police were able to identify within hours of ...

Child’s death appears ‘suspicious’

MANCHESTER – A 2-year-old boy is dead under mysterious circumstances, police officials said, as an investigation into the death continues. Police were called to an apartment at 551 Howe St. Monday morning for a report of an unconscious child. The toddler was rushed to Elliot Hospital but died ...

Nashua man charged with third-strike theft

NASHUA – A 36-year-old Nashua man is under arrest on charges related to his alleged attempt to lift several items from a city Walgreen’s store, police said. Jeffrey P. Shepard, of 32 Bridge St., Apt. 2A, remained in jail Monday after waiving his arraignment on charges that include one count ...