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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Thursday morning New Hampshire news update

Social media helps find 11-year-old boy

LACONIA (AP) - Police in Laconia, New Hampshire, say an 11-year-old boy has been found hours after he was reported missing, at a friend's house. ...

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Social media helps find 11-year-old boy

LACONIA (AP) - Police in Laconia, New Hampshire, say an 11-year-old boy has been found hours after he was reported missing, at a friend's house.

Sgt. Gary Hubbard said Brian Patten normally walks from Laconia Middle School Day Camp at Opechee Park to a neighbor's apartment at about noon each day.

The Citizen reports ( when he didn't arrive on Wednesday, the neighbor called Patten's mother, who called police.

Police posted a photo of Patten, along with his description on social media. They also sent out emails to media and automated calls to homes.

Hubbard said the mother of a friend logged on to Facebook and recognized that the boy listed as missing was the one at her house. He said Patten didn't tell anyone that he was going to a friend's house.

Woman's trip to store turns into pursuit, arrest

SALEM (AP) - A New Hampshire woman's trip to the store to buy toilet paper turned into a police chase.

Amanda Warren of Derry was arrested Tuesday night following the chase through Salem, Windham and Derry. She was arraigned Wednesday on aggravated driving while intoxicated and other charges.

The Eagle Tribune reports ( Warren told the judge she regretted getting into her car for the errand.

A police affidavit says the incident started when an officer saw Warren change lanes without signaling. He activated his lights and siren, but she sped off. Warren came to a stop behind another vehicle and the officer approached, but she drove away.

Police said Warren nearly hit a cruiser and drove toward two officers.

Bail was set at $50,000 for Warren, who did not have a lawyer.

Christie makes 2nd summer stop in New Hampshire

NASHUA (AP) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is coming to New Hampshire for the second time in little more than a month to campaign for Republican gubernatorial candidate Walt Havenstein.

Christie has been crisscrossing the country this summer to bolster fellow Republicans as chair of the Republican Governors Association. But his schedule also is packed with stops in key states on the presidential nomination calendar, giving him the opportunity to make inroads with fundraisers, party leaders and activists who will be crucial if he decides to run in 2016.

In New Hampshire on Thursday, Christie is touring defense contractor BAE Systems in Nashua, where Havenstein formerly served as CEO, and will attend a state Republican Party fundraiser in Manchester.

Police dog retiring after receiving awards

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - The 7-year-old police dog partner of a Manchester, New Hampshire, police officer is retiring after a successful career.

"Lou" and Officer Scott Ardita passed certification for five years while winning numerous awards in the process. The certification trial measures the success of a dog and his handler, but most importantly, it certifies the dog as a bona fide K-9 capable of working as a police dog.

The Manchester Police Department currently has eight working K-9 teams. Lou will continue living with Ardita and his family as he starts his retirement.

Couple suffer injuries in New Hampshire ATV crash

DIXVILLE (AP) - A couple has suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries after their all-terrain vehicle rolled over on a trail in Dixville.

The new Hampshire Fish and Game Department says 53-year-old Joseph Provencher and his wife, 42-year-old Cindy, were riding on the same ATV when they crashed while trying to negotiate a rocky downhill section of the trail. The accident happened around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Colebrook Fire Department Chief Brett Brooks, who was out riding his ATV, found the couple. He and his riding companions transported the Provenchers to a location where emergency personnel met them and took the Pembroke couple to a local hospital. The trail was in a wooded area about two miles from the nearest road.

An investigation is continuing. Alcohol is not considered a factor in the crash.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Powerball' game

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The winning numbers in Wednesday evening's drawing of the "Powerball" game were:

13-30-42-49-53, Powerball: 29, Power Play: 3

(thirteen, thirty, forty-two, forty-nine, fifty-three; Powerball: twenty-nine; Power Play: three)

Estimated jackpot: $60 million

Winning numbers drawn in 'Hot Lotto' game

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The winning numbers in Wednesday evening's drawing of the "Hot Lotto" game were:

08-23-32-39-46, Hot Ball: 15

(eight, twenty-three, thirty-two, thirty-nine, forty-six; Hot Ball: fifteen)

Estimated jackpot: $9.83 million