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Kyle Madigan, Chief Flight Nurse of DHART was on L&L
December 11, 2013 at 10:06 am by Abby Peel
The DHART medical crews are composed of critical care transport nurses, critical care paramedics, and respiratory care practitioners. Each member of our crews possesses, on average, 16 years of critical care and/or EMS experience.
Sunapee Man Arrested in Fatal Lebanon Crash
December 10, 2013 at 9:18 pm by ghedrington
Attorney General Joseph A. Foster, New Hampshire State Police Colonel Robert C. Quinn, and Lebanon Police Chief Gary J. Smith, announce that Robert Dellinger 53 of 28 Birchpoint Lane, Sunapee, New Hampshire was arrested this afternoon upon his discharge from Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. Mr. Dellinger has been charged with two counts of Manslaughter for recklessly causing the deaths of Amanda Murphy and Jason Timmons on Saturday, December 7, 2013 on I89 in Lebanon, New Hampshire.
Update on Lebanon Fatal Accident
December 10, 2013 at 1:23 pm by ghedrington
Attorney General Joseph A. Foster, New Hampshire State Police Colonel Robert C. Quinn, and Lebanon Police Chief Gary J. Smith, announce the results of the autopsies performed on the victims of the motor vehicle fatality in Lebanon on Saturday, December 7, 2013. New Hampshire’s Chief Medical Examiner, Dr. Thomas Andrew, performed autopsies yesterday on Amanda Murphy (24) and Jason Timmons (29) of 35 Fern Street, Wilder, Vermont. Dr. Andrew determined that they both suffered multiple blunt impact injuries of the head, trunk and pelvis. In addition, Dr. Andrew determined that Ms. Murphy was approximately eight months pregnant. The female fetus died as a result of blunt force trauma from the collision.
David Pierce State Senator from Upper Valley was on L&L
December 10, 2013 at 11:02 am by Abby Peel
David Pierce is currently serving his first term as the state Senator from District 5 which is comprised of the nine Upper Valley communities of Canaan, Charlestown, Claremont, Cornish, Enfield, Hanover, Lebanon, Lyme, and Plainfield. His committee assignments for 2013-2014 are Commerce and Public & Municipal Affairs.
Accident Closes Part I-91 For Several Hours
December 10, 2013 at 5:19 am by ghedrington
The northbound lane of I-91 in Windsor VT was limited to one lane for several hours last night after a tractor trailer jackknifed and left the road. Police say the roads were icy and snow was falling when Wesley Basler 54, of Richmond VT lost control of his 2005 Freightliner tractor just before 8 pm. The truck struck a guardrail which stopped it from going down an embankment. Baler received minor injuries and was evaluated at the scene. The Windsor Fire Department, Windsor Ambulance, Ascutney Fire Department, and the Vermont Agency of Transportation also responded to the scene.
Six Canadian Hikers Rescued From Mount Washington
December 9, 2013 at 9:52 pm by ghedrington
A group of six hikers from the Province of Quebec called 911 for assistance after encountering severe weather conditions while descending Mt. Washington via the Auto Road Saturday afternoon. Two rescue personnel from Mt. Washington State Parks and Fish and Game recovered the group at the 3 mile marker of the auto road at around 4:45 p.m.
The hikers, all in their 20’s, had hiked up the Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail reaching the summit at around 2:00 p.m. With the temperature at 0 degrees and sustained winds of 50 mph and some members of the group not dressed appropriately for the existing conditions, the decision was made to descend via the Auto Road. While descending, some members feeling the effects of the cold decided to call 911. While awaiting for rescue personnel the group kept moving down the auto road and once they descended below the alpine zone recovered enough to continue on even calling back reporting that they no longer needed assistance. Rescue personnel, having already been activated, continued responding until meeting up with the group and assisted them down the rest of the way to the bottom.
While some members of the group lacked essential gear for cold weather hiking, they all carried backpacks carrying extra clothing, food and water. More prepared members carried extra gear to include more clothing, bivvy sack, goggles and flashlights.
No injuries were reported and all were transported to Pinkham AMC to await a relay to their vehicles parked at the Cog Railway.
No Additional Charges Against Former NL Police Chief
December 9, 2013 at 8:46 pm by ghedrington
Attorney General Joseph A. Foster announces that an investigation has been completed into allegations made against former New London Police Chief David Seastrand. On March 6, 2013, a complaint was made with the Attorney General’s Office regarding then Chief Seastrand’s interaction with an adult female. On April 4, 2013, Seastrand resigned his position as the New London Chief of Police and relinquished his certification as a police officer. Given this resolution, the State’s investigation was concluded and criminal charges were not brought in regard to Seastrand’s conduct.
On April 5, 2013, the Attorney General’s Office was notified of additional complaints against Seastrand made by three women. One adult female reported sexual contact with Seastrand while he was working as Chief of the New London Police. A second adult female reported that Seastrand paid her speeding ticket with a check, believed to be a money order, in exchange for her posing for Seastrand in lingerie. And, a third adult female reported that Seastrand offered her cash in exchange for taking photographs of her, an offer that she did not accept. Based on these complaints, a second investigation was initiated.
After thoroughly investigating each complaint, it was determined that the allegations, while disturbing, did not rise to the level of criminal conduct. Moreover each of the alleged instances involved actions by Seastrand in his personal capacity, and did not purport to be acts of his office. Given that Seastrand resigned from his position and permanently relinquished his certification as a police officer, there is no further employment action that could be taken against him for his reported conduct with these three complainants. For these reasons, the State’s investigation is concluded and criminal charges will not be brought against Seastrand regarding these allegations.
Enfield N H. Man Struck Dead – Killington Man Charged
December 9, 2013 at 8:38 pm by ghedrington
A Killington VT man is charged with leaving the scene of an accident after he hit and killed an Enfield NH man early Sunday morning. Police say Kyle Wilson 26 was found dead on the side of Mountainview and the Killington Roads in Killington by friends just about 11 am. Wilson had called his friends to say he was walking to their home about 1 am Sunday morning but he never arrived, so they went looking for him.
Wilder Couple Killed in I-89 Crash
December 8, 2013 at 1:30 pm by ghedrington
Police say Amanda Murphy (24) and Jason Timmons (29) of 35 Fern Street, Wilder, Vermont were traveling in the northbound lane of I-89 when their 2005 Ford Escape, was struck by a 2005 Red Chevy pickup truck driven by Robert Dellinger (53) of 28 Birchpoint Lane, Sunapee. Dellinger’s truck was traveling southbound on I-89 and crossed the median towards the northbound lane hitting the victim’s car. Autopsies will be performed on Ms. Murphy’s and Mr. Timmons’s bodies today by the State’s Chief Medical Examiner, Dr. Thomas A. Andrew.
Three People Taken to DHMC After Dartmouth Hwy Accident
December 8, 2013 at 12:04 am by ghedrington
On Saturday December 7, 2013 at 4:38 pm, Lebanon Police and Fire responded to a two car Motor vehicle collision located at the top of Fellows Hill on Dartmouth College Highway.
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