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N.H. man accused of stabbing yells during arraignment in court

N.H. man accused of stabbing yells during arraignment in court

A New Hampshire man accused of stabbing two people and setting fire to multiple buildings started yelling during his arraignment in a district court as the judge tried to set his bail on Tuesday.

Anthony Boisvert, a 27-year-old resident of Lebanon, was charged by police with stabbing two people and setting fire to three buildings, including a church. According to prosecutors, Boisvert intentionally started fires at the First Baptist Church and two other buildings in Lebanon on Dec. 28, 2016.

Paedophile forced out of her N.H. home

Paedophile forced out of her N.H. home

A convicted paedophile was forced out of her New Hampshire home after neighbors discovered her true identity, according to local media reports.

Tracy Lyons, 46, had been living in Southampton under a different surname for around six years, since she was released from prison. She was sentenced for her part in a notorious paedophile ring led by nursery worker Vanessa George and her boyfriend Colin Blanchard in Plymouth.

New regulations take effect to tackle N.H.’s opioid epidemic

New regulations take effect to tackle N.H.’s opioid epidemic

New regulations aimed at curbing New Hampshire’s flood of prescription opioid pills took effect in New Year’s Day, showing a ray of hope for the opioid epidemic’s victims as well as their near and dear ones.

Overdose deaths have drastically increased across New Hampshire as the number of prescriptions has more than quadrupled since around 2000. New regulations are expected to make it harder for doctors to prescribe painkillers that are collectively called opioids.

Bill adding criminal penalties on fentanyl abuse could be amended

Bill adding criminal penalties on fentanyl abuse could be amended

Abusing highly addictive opioid substance will be a criminal act with punishment of minimum five-year prison term, if someone is caught with even a half a gram of fentanyl. The same substance is held responsible for killing music star Prince. New Hampshire Republican Kelly Ayotte offers amendments to the bill. Fentanyl is used in hospitals to treat severe pain.

Criminal penalties for possessing fentanyl that killed Prince could soon go up

Criminal penalties for possessing fentanyl that killed Prince could soon go up

Criminal penalties for taking the extremely addictive opioid substance that, as per authorities, has taken life of the music sensation Prince may go up soon in case a Senator gets her way.

New Hampshire Republican Kelly Ayotte has come up with amendments to a defense spending bill that would result into a compulsory, minimum five-year prison term in case anybody is caught red handed with even half a gram of fentanyl. The present trigger for this punishment is 20 times the amount of the drug. In hospitals, Fentanyl is generally used for the treatment of extreme pain.

Moose calves die in New Hampshire as ticks feed on them during short winters

New Hampshire moose calves die as ticks feed on them during short winters

The fight between moose and ticks in New Hampshire has become a serious issue as almost 75% of 36 moose calves, which were part of a New Hampshire project, have died due to tick attack. Winter ticks are killers that breed in shorter and milder winters. Therefore, if shorter winters continue in future, moose death is inevitable.

N.H. National Guardsmen welcomed home

N.H. National Guardsmen welcomed home

Nearly four hundred members of the New Hampshire Army National Guard received a warm welcome at Southern N.H. University’s Field House on Sunday.

The 370 members of the National Guard’s 3rd Battalion, 197th Field Artillery Regiment, were deployed to the Middle East to partake in Operation Spartan Shield in January 2015. The goodby ceremony was also held at the same field.

First Lt. Will Arpin said it was actually feeling good to be back in the same seats at the same field where they were around fifteen months ago.

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