Crime http://nhpr.org en Two Seabrook Officers Fired After Police Brutality Investigation http://nhpr.org/post/two-seabrook-officers-fired-after-police-brutality-investigation <p>Two Seabrook Police Officers were fired Wednesday in connection with the November 2009 assault of a man who had been taken into custody.</p><p>The incident took place four and a half years ago, but didn’t become public until earlier this year, when the assault victim, now 24 year old Mike Bergeron, posted a video of the incident on YouTube.</p><p>In the video, Officers Mark Richardson and Adam Laurent are seen shoving Bergeron, then 19, headfirst into a concrete wall.</p><p>Seabrook Town Manager William Manzi says&nbsp;the investigation was independent and fair.</p><p></p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:07:28 +0000 Emily Corwin 52446 at http://nhpr.org Two Seabrook Officers Fired After Police Brutality Investigation 7.16.14: Kinder Surgeons, Infection Detecting Dogs, And The Coming Out Simulation http://nhpr.org/post/71614-kinder-surgeons-infection-detecting-dogs-and-coming-out-simulation <p>Surgery requires <em>years</em> of education, steady hands, extreme confidence, and…kindness? Today we ask: when it comes to being a good surgeon, does bedside manner matter? Then, we head into the OR to find out what some surgeons listen to while their patients are under the knife. Plus, how some European hospitals are harnessing beagles’ sense of smell to detect superbugs. And, one game designer has come up with a simulator which allows players to experience what it’s like coming out to your parents.</p><p>Listen to the full show and&nbsp;<strong>Read more</strong>&nbsp;for individual segments.</p><p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 17:33:22 +0000 Word of Mouth 52041 at http://nhpr.org 7.16.14: Kinder Surgeons, Infection Detecting Dogs, And The Coming Out Simulation Manchester Police: 2014 Crime Stats Show Little Change http://nhpr.org/post/manchester-police-2014-crime-stats-show-little-change <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Manchester police say that while efforts to reduce property crimes in Manchester have shown some success, the total number of crimes since January is virtually identical to last year. The information was presented during a downtown community meeting hosted by the Manchester police department Tuesday night.</p><p>Officer Matt Barter, the department’s crime analyst, says some of the numbers between January and June are looking good.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 01:33:34 +0000 Ryan Lessard 52012 at http://nhpr.org Manchester Police: 2014 Crime Stats Show Little Change 7.02.14: Amateur Sleuths, A Pet Owl and Oculus Rift http://nhpr.org/post/70214-amateur-sleuths-pet-owl-and-oculus-rift <p>The National Institute of Justice estimates that up to 40,000 unidentified human remains have been collected and stored in evidence rooms across the country. Today, we talk to Deborah Halber about the growing number of internet sleuths trying to solve America’s coldest cases. Then, we look into the growing digital house key market. Plus, a heartwarming tale of a man and his owl.&nbsp;</p><p>Listen to the full show and click <strong>Read more</strong> for individual segments.</p><p></p><p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 17:15:55 +0000 Word of Mouth 51211 at http://nhpr.org 7.02.14: Amateur Sleuths, A Pet Owl and Oculus Rift Verdict: First Degree Murder For Seth Mazzaglia http://nhpr.org/post/verdict-first-degree-murder-seth-mazzaglia <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>A jury has found Seth Mazzaglia, the 31 year old Dover man accused of killing and raping 19 year old UNH student Lizzi Marriott, guilty of all charges, including first degree murder. &nbsp;</p><p>After Marriott died, investigators found neither Lizzi Marriott’s body, nor any direct evidence of her murder.&nbsp; A guilty verdict in this trial would depend entirely on the credibility of the crime’s only eyewitness, &nbsp;Kat McDonough: the now 20-year old ex-girlfriend of Seth Mazzaglia.</p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 22:22:02 +0000 Emily Corwin 51001 at http://nhpr.org Verdict: First Degree Murder For Seth Mazzaglia Investigators Complete Underwater Search In Cold Case http://nhpr.org/post/investigators-complete-underwater-search-cold-case <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Investigators from three states have wrapped up their underwater search for evidence in the disappearance of a New Hampshire mother and her teenage daughter 13 years ago.</p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 12:06:00 +0000 Associated Press 50488 at http://nhpr.org 6.17.14: Jacques Cousteau's Legacy, "OJ, The Musical", And The Price Of Privacy http://nhpr.org/post/61714-jacques-cousteaus-legacy-oj-musical-and-price-privacy <p>Fabien Cousteau hopes to break the record for longest time spent in an underwater lab, and he's well on his way to achieving that goal. He spoke to us from 63 feet below the surface about Mission 31, a research and outreach adventure intended to promote ocean education and conservation. Plus, between online hacking, stored search histories, social media settings, and malware, protecting one’s privacy has become more important, and more complicated than ever. So, how much is our anonymity worth? And finally, there are over 700 different Emojis out there, and plenty of interest groups asking for more. Why, for example, is there no hot dog Emoji? Turns out, the answer is surprisingly complicated.</p><p>Listen to the full show and click&nbsp;<strong>Read More</strong>&nbsp;for individual segments.</p><p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 17:20:33 +0000 Word of Mouth 50360 at http://nhpr.org 6.17.14: Jacques Cousteau's Legacy, "OJ, The Musical", And The Price Of Privacy Manchester Police Chief Finalist For Job In Mass. http://nhpr.org/post/manchester-police-chief-finalist-job-mass <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Manchester Police Chief David Mara is one of four finalists to head up the police department in <a href="http://www.somervillema.gov/news/4-police-chief-finalists-citywide-interview-june-25" target="_blank">Somerville, Mass</a>.</span></p><p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 13:45:06 +0000 Michael Brindley 50361 at http://nhpr.org Manchester Police Chief Finalist For Job In Mass. South Hampton Standoff Ends With Arrest http://nhpr.org/post/south-hampton-standoff-ends-arrest <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">New Hampshire State Police have safely arrested an armed man sought in an area of southern New Hampshire near the Massachusetts border after an earlier confrontation with police at his home.</p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 10:51:39 +0000 Associated Press 49668 at http://nhpr.org Lighter Fluid Swastika Drawn Outside Human Rights Foundation http://nhpr.org/post/lighter-fluid-swastika-drawn-outside-human-rights-foundation <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Police in Concord, New Hampshire, say someone used lighter fluid to form a swastika in the parking lot outside a human rights group that battles anti-Semitism.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The Lantos Foundation for Human Rights and Justice was named for Congressman Tom Lantos, the only Holocaust survivor elected to Congress. He died in 2008.</p> Thu, 29 May 2014 12:49:03 +0000 Associated Press 49364 at http://nhpr.org Updated: New Details Emerge In Officer's Death In Brentwood http://nhpr.org/post/updated-new-details-emerge-officers-death-brentwood <p></p><p>Before the whirring cameras of media from all over New England, representatives from the Attorney General’s office laid out new details Tuesday about the harrowing incident that claimed a police officer’s life and that of the suspected gunman.</p><p>Yesterday, a 48-year-old Steven Arkell, a 15-year veteran of the Brentwood police force, husband and father of two lost his life while responding to a domestic dispute. At 4:04 Arkell was sent to respond to a verbal domestic dispute between 86-year-old Walter Nolan and his 47-year-old son Michael.</p> Mon, 12 May 2014 22:05:20 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 48373 at http://nhpr.org Updated: New Details Emerge In Officer's Death In Brentwood Should Old Sex Crimes Be Subject To New Offender Registration Rules? N.H. High Court To Decide http://nhpr.org/post/should-old-sex-crimes-be-subject-new-offender-registration-rules-nh-high-court-decide <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The New Hampshire Supreme Court will hear a challenge to the constitutionality of sex offender registry requirements for convicts whose crimes were committed before the legislature imposed more stringent rules. &nbsp;</span></div><div>Lawyers for "John Doe'' contend the registry requirements amount to new layers of punishment that weren't in place when Doe was convicted in 1987 of sexually assaulting his 14-year-old stepdaughter. The requirements have been overhauled numerous times since 1998. Mon, 05 May 2014 14:05:07 +0000 Associated Press 47910 at http://nhpr.org Another Instance Of Drug Diversion At Exeter Hospital, Court Documents Show http://nhpr.org/post/another-instance-drug-diversion-exeter-hospital-court-documents-show <p>It’s been nearly two years since state health officials announced a major outbreak of hepatitis C at Exeter Hospital. The cause of that outbreak was what's known as drug diversion – a hospital worker stealing drugs and tainting syringes later used on patients.</p> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 21:13:39 +0000 Brady Carlson 47609 at http://nhpr.org Another Instance Of Drug Diversion At Exeter Hospital, Court Documents Show 4.3.14: Boston Murder Connected To The Marathon Bombings, The Price of Privacy, And Hot Dog Emojis http://nhpr.org/post/4314-boston-murder-connected-marathon-bombings-price-privacy-and-hot-dog-emojis <p></p><p>Today on Word of Mouth, the Boston Marathon bombings happened a year ago this month, but questions about Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s possible involvement in a triple homicide remain. Investigative reporter Susan Zalkind discusses the complicated case, and whether police missed their chance to apprehend Tsarnaev long before the marathon bombs. Plus, between online hacking, stored search histories, social media settings, and malware,protecting one’s privacy has become more important, and more complicated than ever. So, how much is our anonymity worth? We'll ask&nbsp; And finally, there are over 700 different Emojis out there, and plenty of interest groups asking for more. Why, for example, is there no hot dog Emoji? Turns out, the answer is surprisingly complicated.</p><p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 17:06:57 +0000 Word of Mouth 46130 at http://nhpr.org 4.3.14: Boston Murder Connected To The Marathon Bombings, The Price of Privacy, And Hot Dog Emojis Jury Deliberating In Dartmouth Rape Trial http://nhpr.org/post/jury-deliberating-dartmouth-rape-trial <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A jury is deliberating the case of a former Dartmouth College student accused of raping a female student inside her dorm room.</p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 11:56:49 +0000 Associated Press 45718 at http://nhpr.org