Rape suspect wants trial moved

An attorney representing one of two men accused of raping a 23-year-old Laconia woman five months ago is asking that court proceedings happen outside Belknap County on the premise that wide and biased news coverage is likely to taint the trial process and endanger his client's right to due process. In a motion filed with Belknap County Superior Court last month, Attorney James Carroll of Westcott Millham and Dyer, also notes that the crimes alleged against his client, Douglas R. ...

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Lakeview celebrates first anniversary

The owners of Lakeview Dodge celebrated their first anniversary in business on Union Ave. yesterday by cooking steaks for their employees and friends. Andi White and Bob McDevitt purchased the business from Dan Fitzgerald in September of last year and they believe their "family friendly" business model is paying dividends. "Business has been fantastic," said White, explaining that sales and service business have grown every month. White said she has been selling cars and trucks for ...

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Rela race

242 teams of runners passed through Laconia last night on their way from Bretton Woods to Hampton Beach, competing in the sixth annual "Reach the Beach" relay, the longest distance running relay race in the United States. Shortly after 8 p.m. vans filled with runners began pulling into the parking lot of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church on Parade Road, one of the 36 way stations along the route where teammates pass the baton, rest weary legs and fill empty stomachs. Most teams ...

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