A.G. will track down ticket scofflaws
CONCORD (AP) – The Attorney General’s office will start tracking down drivers who owe more than $3 million in unpaid traffic tickets and penalties in New Hampshire. The Senate Finance Committee has given the Safety Department approval to begin a pilot project with state prosecutors to collect fines that were imposed up to seven years ago. Two state troopers were assigned the job five years ago of finding drivers who owe fines, and collected nearly $600,000. Assistant Safety Commissioner Earl Sweeney said some people work hard to make sure they are not found, including thousands who move and leave no forwarding address.
Bone from apostle stolen from church
LOWELL, Mass. (AP) – The pastor of a Greek Orthodox church in Lowell says a silver box containing a 2,000-year-old bone from one of the apostles has been stolen. The Rev. Demetrios Costarakis of the Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church says the box containing a bone from St. Andrew was taken from the church sometime this week. Costarakis says the relic is priceless and calls the theft “heartbreaking.” Costarakis says the bone was kept under glass. The relic was passed down through many generations until the church acquired it about six years ago.