Around the country, protestors have been gathering to voice their concern over violence against black Americans by police officers. Last night, one of those protests was held in Hanover. (You can see photos of the protest here.)
This week the Portsmouth police department launches a new program called “Cops on Corners,” in an effort to make department operations more transparent.
Deputy Police Chief Corey MacDonald says the community events are a response both to local tensions and a national conversation arising out of the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. He says “the goal here is to get out in front of the public, go neighborhood by neighborhood --because different neighborhoods have different issues -- and just meet with people.”
We’re talking about the fallout in Ferguson. Protests broke out again last night after a grand jury decided not to indict Darren Wilson, the police officer who shot and killed teenager Michael Brown this summer. We’re talking about the reaction in Ferguson and what this means for civil rights, police force, and race relations across the country and in the Granite State.
With robberies in Manchester on the rise in recent years, police are now training convenience store workers on how to prevent robberies and what to do when one occurs.
Crime Prevention Officer Paul Rondeau told store clerks today that real life robberies are nothing like the movies. Hey says they’re typically brief and those robbing the stores are often desperate addicts.
Police officials in Keene have taken to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to track down the major players in last weekend’s riots, and want the public to help them track down additional perpetrators. On today’s show: how police departments across the nation are using social media to fight crime and bolster their image.
Plus: the 1922 version of Nosferatu still tops lists as one of the greatest horror films of all time. We’ll find out what goes into scoring this silent classic for a live audience.
10.23.14: Using Social Media To Solve Crime, The Grandparent Scam, & Nosferatu's Live Soundtrack
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The state Supreme Court has rejected the appeal of a man convicted of attempting to murder a Manchester police officer in 2012.
In an appeal to the state’s highest court, attorneys for 25-year-old Myles Webster argued eyewitness identifications were tainted when police released his booking photo five hours before he was arraigned.
Webster was found guilty of attempting to kill Manchester Police Officer Dan Doherty, after shooting him seven times at point-blank range.
Webster was sentenced to 60 years to life in prison.
A 21-year-old New Hampshire man charged in connection with a lockdown at his former high school in Manchester is heading to court.
Damian Johnson of Manchester will be arraigned Friday on a felony count of falsifying physical evidence and misdemeanor counts of criminal trespass, violation of probation and disrupting school in session.
Police say Manchester High School West was on lockdown for 90 minutes Thursday, after a student reported seeing Johnson with a gun tucked into his waistband. He was found in a small, occupied classroom and was arrested without incident.
Originally published on Wed September 24, 2014 2:46 pm
Over the past five years, law enforcement agencies in Vermont have invested more than $1 million in technology that gathers millions of data points every year about the whereabouts of vehicles across the state.
The Automated Plate Recognition Systems, or ALPRs, use high-speed cameras mounted on police cruisers that take photos of passing cars and relay them to an in-car computer for analysis. The technology keeps track of every license plate the cruiser passes and checks each against a “hot list” of vehicles, all in real time.
The 7-year-old police dog partner of a Manchester, New Hampshire, police officer is retiring after a successful career.
"Lou" and Officer Scott Ardita passed certification for five years while winning numerous awards in the process. The certification trial measures the success of a dog and his handler, but most importantly, it certifies the dog as a bona fide K-9 capable of working as a police dog.
The Manchester Police Department currently has eight working K-9 teams. Lou will continue living with Ardita and his family as he starts his retirement.
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.
Officer Matt Barter, the department’s crime analyst, says some of the numbers between January and June are looking good.
Although Police Commissioner Robert Copeland submitted a letter of resignation earlier today, the people of Wolfeboro worry about the possible long-term impact the racial controversy could have on their town. NHPR's Sean Hurley spoke with residents over the weekend, before Copeland’s resignation and looks more closely at what led to today’s events.
On Sunday Joanne Parise sat on the shore of Wolfeboro Bay. On nearby Main Street, families lined up for ice cream, gazed in shop windows, and consulted maps and guidebooks. The summer tourist season has already begun.
Members of law enforcement from across the state gathered in Concord Monday to observe the New Hampshire Law Enforcement Officers’ Memorial Ceremony. The name of Officer Steve Arkell, who was killed a week ago, was on everyone’s minds, but he will be formally added to the memorial next year.