CONWAY, N.H.

Friends post video, letters pleading for teen’s return

Friends of a 15-year-old New Hampshire girl who vanished last fall on her way home from high school have released a video and letters pleading for her return.

Abigail Hernandez was last seen Oct. 9 after leaving Kennett High School. Police say she walked her normal route toward home and sent several texts between 2:30 and 3 p.m. Police say she never made it home.

The messages from the friends posted on www.bringabbyhome.com express how much they miss and love her.

The video message ends with a reminder about the $20,000 reward for information leading to her, as well as a number to call with information: (800) CALL-FBI.

AUGUSTA

Seven Maine judges, justices sworn in for reappointments

Maine Gov. Paul LePage has sworn in seven judges and justices for their reappointments.

The Republican governor administered the oath of office during a ceremony at the Statehouse Wednesday.

Among those sworn in were four district court judges: Michael Cantara, Charles Dow, Valerie Stanfill and Rick Lawrence. Two superior court justices – Andrew Horton and Nancy Mills – as well as one Supreme Judicial Court justice, Andrew Mead, were also sworn in.

LePage says they will “continue to serve with the honor, integrity and reason they are known for.”

– From news service reports