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As public funds shrink, legal aid programs increasingly looking to private donations

Saturday, August 29, 2015

As the amount of public money to New Hampshire legal aid programs shrinks, lawyers are increasingly looking towards local businesses and community stakeholders for financial assistance. The 15th annual N.H. Campaign for Legal Services is kicking off to raise $350,000 for New Hampshire Legal Assistance as well as the Legal Advice and Referral Center in Concord. The programs provide legal …

State outlines plan to distribute Narcan kits

Saturday, August 29, 2015

As drug overdose deaths in New Hampshire keep pace to meet last year’s record, the state will soon begin distributing an overdose reversal drug to …

With community support, nonprofit gives child with hemophilia the room of his dreams

Saturday, August 29, 2015

When the Peake family arrived at home last Saturday night, the Tilton-Northfield fire department was parked outside their home – but they were not there …

Former Weare assistant: Chief fired me for my disability and hired a woman he had an affair with

Saturday, August 29, 2015

In the course of one month in the spring of 2014, a six-year employee of the Weare Police Department and former assistant to then-Chief John Velleca accidentally called the chief by his first name, was interrogated about a heart attack she suffered years earlier, was commanded to resign, …

Convict in 1971 murder wants to appeal latest trial ruling

Saturday, August 29, 2015

A man convicted of killing an 18-year-old woman more than four decades ago wants to appeal a recent court decision denying him a new trial. Robert Breest, 77, denies beating Susan Randall to death and tossing her partially …

Cousin of drug kingpin sentenced to 16 years in prison

Saturday, August 29, 2015

A cousin of one of the world’s most notorious drug lords who prosecutors say was working to distribute cocaine in the United States has been sentenced in a New Hampshire court to 16 years in federal prison. Manuel Jesus Gutierrez-Guzman, 54, cousin of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman who …

Minnesota: Before nation’s top Dems, Clinton sends Biden clear message

Saturday, August 29, 2015

In ways both subtle and blunt, Hillary Clinton’s campaign is sending a message to Vice President Joe Biden about his potential presidential campaign: This won’t be easy. While Clinton and her team speak warmly of Biden in public, …

Bodies of 71 migrants who died in truck taken to morgue

Saturday, August 29, 2015

An overpowering stench of death came from the truck on Austria’s border with Hungary as workers unloaded the bodies of some of the 71 migrants who perished trapped inside the vehicle they hoped would take them to a …

TV shooting survivor’s husband recounts story before gunfire

Saturday, August 29, 2015

The woman who survived the on-air shooting that killed two TV journalists says she never saw the gunman walk up to the group because the camera’s bright light blinded her. Vicki Gardner, a chamber of commerce official, was …

Owen Labrie guilty of having sex with minor, girl’s family calls it ‘a measure of justice’

Friday, August 28, 2015

He remained stoic through days of condemning testimony. Through the tears of his accuser as she recounted a painful, terrifying sexual assault. Through the messages dredged up from his online accounts and recited for jurors, their salaciousness, pretentiousness, …

Opponent challeges Franklin mayor in upcoming race

Friday, August 28, 2015

Two candidates are seeking the office of mayor in Franklin. Logan Barbosa, 27, is running against incumbent Ken Merrifield in the October city elections. “I think that everyone should be contested in an election,” Barbosa said. In recent years, that has not always been the case in Franklin. …

Crisis, what crisis? U.S. economy steams along

Friday, August 28, 2015

A funny thing happened while the world financial markets shuddered in panic this week. A range of indicators about the U.S. economy, the world’s largest, showed a recovery that’s continuing to gain steam. Even as stocks whipsawed, data on housing, consumer confidence, the labor market and economic growth …

Across U.S., many utilities are battling net metering

Friday, August 28, 2015

Net metering, which allows customers to sell excess electricity back to their local utility, was created in the 1990s and became a key component in launching the solar industry, especially for homes and small business. But in some …