Wolfeboro woman escapes basement fire in home

WOLFEBORO — A Wolfeboro woman escaped her home as a fire started in her basement on Saturday.

The Wolfeboro Fire-Rescue Department were called to 386 Center St., Unit 13, and found Bonita Osgood standing safely outside.

A propane-fired water heater is thought to have been the cause of the fire. Damage was confined to the basement, with some additional smoke and water damage, according to a press release from the department. No one was hurt in the incident.

Laconia man arrested driving 107 mph on I-93

NEW HAMPTON - A Laconia man was charged with one count of reckless operation Sunday morning for allegedly driving 105 mph while headed north on Interstate 93.

Police said Paul Kimball, 21, of Laconia was driving a Lincoln MKX and was clocked by a New Hampshire aircraft and drove past one state trooper and was stopped by another.

Police said Kimball was easily passing cars while traveling in the left-most lane.



17 teenagers arrested at Gilford party on Sunday

GILFORD - Seventeen young people from Massachusetts were charged with unlawful possession of alcohol after police broke up a party on Silver Street in the Gunstock Acres at 1:19 a.m. Sunday morning.

Lt. Kris Kelley said Laconia Police assisted in bringing all 17 to the police station where they were processed and either returned to the home or released to adults waiting the the lobby.

He said the incident is still under investigation and all 17 were given a court date of Feb. 18.