WINDHAM, NH — A suspect in a 1984 New Hampshire cold case was recently arrested in Florida, according to New Hampshire State Police. Richard Brunt (pictured), 74, was arrested in Lakeland June 28. He was charged raping a man on multiple occasions in New Hampshire in 1999 and 2000. Brunt is a former teacher and principal in Massachusetts, authorities said. Brunt is also a suspect in the 1984 disappearance of Christopher Bird, a 25-year-old teacher from Haverhill, Massachusetts. Bird went on a camping trip with Brunt and was never seen again, authorities said. A few days before the camping trip, Brunt was charged with murdering a man in Florida and subsequently sentenced to 10 years in prison,
The 32-year-old woman who apparently drowned in the Piscataquog River in New Hampshire last week has been identified as Anna Gdanian of Manchester, N.H., authorities said on Sunday. Gdanian was kayaking with three friends just before 9 p.m. on Thursday when her vessel capsized and she disappeared in the water. Her friends tried to find her to no avail, and a search by local fire departments and a dive team that night turned up nothing, New Hampshire State Police said in a statement. New Hampshire Fish and Game's dive team recovered Gdanian's body the following morning in 14 feet of water.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) New Hampshire's Department of Corrections praised its K-9 unit for seizing drugs in prisons and at the homes of parolees. According to statistics released Friday, the K-9 unit handled 93 calls since January and seized a range of drugs including suboxone hidden in mouths and clothes and synthetic marijuana. Suboxone is intended to treat heroin addiction, but some abuse the drug to get high. The team also confiscated phones, a homemade machete, a homemade knife, and a tattoo motor. In home visits, the team found a large amount of illegal drugs and cash including fentanyl, crack cocaine, marijuana, and methamphetamine. It also seized a package destined for prison that included
New Hampshire's Department of Corrections praised its K-9 unit for seizing drugs in prisons and at the homes of parolees. According to statistics released Friday, the K-9 unit handled 93 calls since January and seized a range of drugs including suboxone hidden in mouths and clothes and synthetic marijuana. Suboxone is intended to treat heroin addiction, but some abuse the drug to get high. In home visits, the team found a large amount of illegal drugs and cash including fentanyl, crack cocaine, marijuana, and methamphetamine.
Jayski.com Staff NASCAR Pinty's Series driver Donald Theetge will make his XFINITY Series debut later this month in the Lakes Region 200 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Theetge will pilot the No. 90 entry for King Autosport. So far this season, Josh Williams and Brandon Brown have split time in King's second car. Williams has the most starts at 13 but will cede the driver's seat to Theetge, who brings funding. "Mario Gosselin asked me to drive a truck three or four years ago. But I couldn't find a sponsor so when he bought an XFINITY team, he contacted me last year to do a couple of races and here we are," said Theetge. "It's a huge opportunity to have Martin Roy and Mario Gosselin, two Canadians
Missing 20-Year-Old From Westminster Found Murdered In New Hampshire A 20-year-old man from Westminster, Mass. who was reported missing in June has been found murdered in New Hampshire.
A man previously indicted for allegedly running a fentanyl trafficking ring in Massachusetts is being charged with a drug user's death. Prosecutors say on Friday that 28-year-old Sergio Martinez is facing charges in Concord, New Hampshire that include aiding and abetting a distribution of fentanyl that resulted in a death and money laundering. According to documents filed in federal court on Wednesday, Martinez allegedly distributed fentanyl to someone identified as K.B., which resulted in his death. The U.S. Attorney's Office for New Hampshire says Martinez and his brother Raulin Martinez allegedly used a "vast network" of distributors to sell the drug in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
A local historic commission has given its approval to a development that will transform part of a portside New Hampshire city's North End if it is completed. The Historic District Commission unanimously voted earlier this week to approve the plan in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The proposal is a five-story mixed use building with 45 residences and five workforce housing units. The Portsmouth Herald reports the building is one of four plans Deer Street Associates wants to bring to completion around the city's new Foundry Place Garage. It's planned as part of a public-private partnership with the city. The architect of the plans says they're designed to be pedestrian friendly. The Planning Board
New Hampshire Gov. Christopher Sununu has issued a proclamation declaring July 12-21 as Correctional Probation and Parole Supervision Week. People will be recognizing the work that probation and parole officers do for public safety. The Corrections Department says in New Hampshire, over 8,000 adults are on probation or parole while another 11,000 are tracked for collection of money owed to victims, courts and other fines associated with criminal activity. The department says probation and parole officers apply a number of monitoring techniques including home contacts, drug testing, making sure the individual under supervision attends counseling sessions and helping individuals to find suitable housing and employment.
NBC Sports is going with an all-analyst lineup headlined by Dale Earnhardt Jr. The network will use three analysts in the broadcast booth for next week's NASCAR Cup race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Earnhardt, the 15-time most popular NASCAR driver, Jeff Burton and Steve Letarte will be the only broadcasters for the July 22 race at the Magic Mile.