March 28, 2013

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Church, 54, sought $2.7 million in damages, including $480,000 to cover medical costs, his inability to work, loss of enjoyment of life and the pain and suffering he has endured and will endure.

CONCORD, N.H.

Sex offender to serve time for ignoring registry rule

A man who was convicted of sexual abuse in Maine will serve 21 months in prison for failing to register as a sex offender when he moved to New Hampshire.

James Nelson Lund, 37, pleaded guilty in Maine in 2001 to sexual abuse of a minor.

He was sentenced in federal court in Concord this week to 21 months in prison for violating the Sexual Offender Registration and Notification Act, which requires him to register in any state.

Law enforcement officials were tipped last May that Lund and his wife were living in an apartment in Tilton. His wife told them he wasn't home, but police said they later saw him driving a truck packed with his belongings.

LEBANON, N.H.

Three states create medical team to respond to disasters

Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont have formed a specialized disaster medical assistance team to respond to disasters in the region.

The 56-member team has expertise in emergency and wilderness medicine, toxicology, pharmacology, respiratory therapy, orthopedics and radiological protection, among other fields.

Dubbed NH-1, the team operates within the National Disaster Medical System and is overseen by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

 

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