Saturday, May 18, 2013
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One drink could be the standard for drunken driving – at least for some people, if the National Transporation Safety Board has its way. On Tuesday, the NTSB recommended states lower the blood-alcohol threshold for driving under the influence from .08 to .05. About 10,000 deaths a year are related to drunken driving. The NTSB says the lower limit would save 500 to 800 lives a year. Officials at the American Beverage Institute called the proposal "ludicrous." It said the average woman could reach the .05 percent limit by having one drink. What do you think? Is the proposal reasonable? Vote in our poll below, and leave a comment with your thoughts.
Friday, May 17, 2013
Families of fallen and law enforcement community gather in remembrance.
Forty-four. That's the number of New Hampshire police officers who have been killed on duty in New Hampshire. Friday morning, hundreds of their family members, friends and colleagues – past and present – gathered at New Hampshire Law Enforcement Memorial in Concord to pay tribute to their lives, and their sacrifice. Gov. Maggie Hassan served as keynote speaker at the event, and the honorary roll call of the fallen officers was read by Attorney General Joseph A. Foster. The New Hampshire Police Association Pipes and Drum Band played "Amazing Grace" and other appropriate songs, the Woodbury Middle School chorus sang a medley of songs, and the Londonderry High School Marching Lancers also performed. National Law Enforcement Week continues …
Police are investigating a seious accident near Lyndeborough Road this morning.
At least one motorist is reported dead in a serious accident in Mont Vernon this morning, according to the Union Leader. The fatal accident has closed down the section of Route 13 near Lyndeborough Road while the scene is investigated. It is expected to remain closed most of the day. Detours have been put in place, but drivers should seek alternate routes. Read more on The Union Leader.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Winds are expected to pick up to at least 30 mph in the afternoon.
The National Weather Service is warning of the potential for brush fires in Eastern Hillsborough County and surrounding areas Thursday afternoon and night. Counties across Eastern and Central Massachusetts, Southern New Hampshire and Rhode Island are under the fire warning. Winds are expected to pick up to at least 30 mph in the afternoon. The wind coupled with “low relative humidities” will cause the risk of fire, according to the NWS.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The activity log for the Milford Police Department, May 6 to May 13, includes Keyes Field disturbance.
The following are excerpts from the Milford Police Department's activity log from May 6 to May 13.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The cost of colonoscopies, MRIs, CT scans and mammograms can shift a lot from county to county.
It costs $1,500 for the average CT scan in Hillsborough County—about $1,260 cheaper than the state average. The average prices of colonoscopies, mammograms, and MRIs in Hillsborough are also all lower than the state average. That's according to data from New Choice Health, a private company that encourages people to become smarter healthcare consumers. The four medical procedures mentioned above, however, are all more expensive in Rockingham County than in Hillsborough County, according to the data. These big regional differences have been in the news lately: As the Washington Post wrote, "One hospital charges $8,000 - another $38,000." Using the same data as the Post, The New York Times listed out the prices of a series of procedures in…
Milford Police Department arrest log from May 6 to May 13. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.
The following are items from the Milford Police Department's arrest log from May 6 to May 13. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Sgt. Sean Plumer will join other NH officers in the Police Unity Tour today.
Milford Police Sgt. Sean Plumer is riding today to honor those killed in the line of duty Plumer is joining over 1,400 other riders from around the country in the Police Unity Tour. The fundraiser raises awareness of fallen officers, and raises funds for the National Law Enforcement Officer’s Memorial and Museum. The Police Unity Tour with Chapter 37 will head out of New York City from Ground Zero to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C. He joins four other New Hampshire police officers on the ride: Nashua Police Sgt. Keith Dillon, Detective Alex Gorman, and Officers Todd Moriarty and John Cinelli The 300-mile ride originated in 1997 with 18 officers from New Jersey, as a way to honor those killed in the line …
The Milford Police Department's activity log from April 29 to May 6.
The following are excerpts from the Milford Police Department's activity log from April 29 to May 6, 2013.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Police say a man was skimming money from the register.
A Milford man was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly skimming money from the cash registers at O'Reilly Auto on Route 101A. Brandon E. Fowler, 27, of 99 Powers St., Milford, was arrested on May 7 on a warrant for two counts of theft by unauthorized taking. Merrimack Police say they began an investigation on Monday, May 6, after being contacted by O'Reilly Auto Parts (formerly VIP Auto Part, Tires and Service) who reported Fowler had been taking money from the store's register during the past two weeks. According to police, store management had recently discovered numerous cash drawer shortages and further investigation and follow-up with Fowler confirmed he was behind the missing money, which totaled $132.33. Fowler turned himself in to …