Pinching Santa Wins Appeal

Yes, Virginia, there is Santa Claus, but did he pinch his wife? Yesterday the New Hampshire Supreme Court reversed the conviction of a shopping mall Santa, found guilty of doing just that. Nathan T. Poole of Laconia was originally convicted for simple assault in Belknap County Superior Court. His wife, Kristine, alleged that on December 22, 2001 between 7:00 p.m. and midnight, pinched her arm. During the trial, the state prosecutor stated in his opening and closing arguments ...

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Second fire draws six area departments

While fire departments from a dozen area towns were battling the three-alarm fire on Union Avenue, another blaze erupted on Fells Way in the Southdown section of town, drawing firefighters from Alton, Gilford, Gilmanton, Laconia, Loudon and Moultonborough. According to early reports, the fire broke out in a vacant townhouse — the middle unit in a row of three dwellings — and though the source of the blaze has not been officially determined, it apparently emanated from a stove in the ...

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Pilot and plane rescued from Berry Pond in Moultonborough

Moultonborough's Police and Fire-Rescue Departments responded late Friday afternoon to a report of an aircraft that had broken through the ice on Berry Pond, just west of the Moultonborough airport. According to a statement released by officials, Howard T. Trevor, 47, of Moultoborough, was attempting to land an experimental amphibious aircraft when he encountered difficulty in lowering one of the plane's land gear. Trevor opted to raise the one lowered wheel and to land instead on ...

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