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CORRECTION: First alleged rape of Tilton girl was in 2006

CORRECTION: Regarding a story published on Page 8 of The Daily Sun's Tuesday edition about the alleged rape of a Tilton girl, police said the date of the first assault was in 2005 and the child was born in 1999.

Last Updated on Thursday, 14 August 2014 12:17

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Delays at Messer & Lyford

LACONIA — Traffic on Messer Street will be slowed and detoured for the next three weeks while works proceeds on a natural gas main on the east side of the street, where it crosses the railroad tracks at the foot of Lyford Street.

North and south bound traffic will be reduced to one lane and controlled by temporary signals and flagging personnel. At night and on weekends eastbound traffic on Lyford Street will be routed north on Belknap Street then east on Oak Street to rejoin Messer Street.

R.H. White Construction Company, Inc. of Bow is performing the work for LIberty Utilities.

Last Updated on Thursday, 14 August 2014 12:11

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Sheriff endorses Innis

LACONIA — Beknap County Sheriff Craig Wiggin yesterday threw his support behind Dan Innis of Portsmouth, who is vying with Frank Guinta of Manchester for the Republican nomination in the First Congressional District.

In a prepared statement Wiggin said that that Innis "will be a strong supporter of New Hampshire's law enforcement community". "Dan understands the importance of our core values," he continued, "excellence in service, professional integrity, working with a collaborative approach and accountability to the public."

Wigging said yesterday that after meeting with Innis several times he was impressed by his intellect, experience and attitude. "He is very bright and what he doesn't know he is eager to learn," Wiggin said, "and he has a handle on our concerns as law enforcement officers. I think he is best guy for the job and I'm pleased to endorse him."

Primary election day in New Hampshire is Tuesday, Sept. 9.

Last Updated on Thursday, 14 August 2014 12:10

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Police say accident likely caused by distraction

BELMONT — Police said distracted driving likely led to a two-car accident at midday yesterday near the intersection of Routes 106 and 140, in front of D & D Market and Dunkin' Donuts.

Police said it appears Christopher Sargent, 21, of Laconia was headed north in his Subaru and crossed into the southbound lane hitting a Volkswagen driven by Ryder Grant.

The impact caused a tire and a rim to break away from the Volkswagen and strike a 2014 Kia sedan that was in the parking lot of D & D market.

No one was seriously injured but the Subaru and the Volkwagen were heavily damaged and needed to be towed.

After interviews with both drivers, police ruled out alcohol or speed but determined Sargent had momentarily taken his eyes off the road to adjust his radio and had crossed into the other lane.

He was cited for negligent driving and is scheduled to appear in the 4th Circuit Court, Laconia Division on September 4.

Belmont Police want people to know that anyone who drives a vehicle negligently on a public roadway in New Hampshire that endangers or is likely to endanger any people and property can be cited for a violation and fined between $250 and $500 for the first offense and up to $1,000 for the second offense.

Last Updated on Thursday, 14 August 2014 12:07

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