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Motorcyclists seriously injured in crash with tractor trailer in Franklin

Thursday, July 30, 2015

An accident involving a motorcycle and tractor trailer left two people seriously injured and shut down a road in Franklin on Thursday. Two adult motorcyclists were transported to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center by Dartmouth-Hitchcock Advanced Response Team helicopters Thursday, according to a press release from the Franklin Fire Department. The Franklin fire and police departments responded to the accident on South …

Kimball Pond in Hopkinton is closed while water is tested

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Kimball Pond in Hopkinton was closed Thursday after a film was discovered on the water in the morning. The film was likely caused by the …

Police identify two of three involved in fatal Weare crash

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Nearly a month after a crash that killed one local teenager and seriously injured two others, state police have named two of the victims. In …

Make that 17 – Jim Gilmore officially launches presidential campaign

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Seventeen is now the total – and likely final – number of 2016 Republicans presidential candidates. Jim Gilmore, the former governor of Virginia, is officially in the running as of Wednesday. Gilmore, who has unofficially been campaigning for …

Ray Duckler: Carrying on, and spitting a cancer diagnosis in its face

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Michelle Tanguay taught her fitness class in Boscawen two months ago, on the day she learned her cancer had returned. Get your weights, she told her students, in her nonthreatening yet authoritative manner. Work. Stretch. Lift. Sweat. If …

Sanders house parties help fuel grassroots base

Thursday, July 30, 2015

About 45 people introduced themselves to one another in a Penacook backyard Wednesday night. Despite the 90-degree heat, they all turned out to a house party hosted for Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. The party in Penacook was …

N.H. drug czar position extended through December

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Lawmakers opted to continue funding the state’s drug czar position through the end of the year, despite some Republicans’ claims that the man tasked with coordinating New Hampshire’s substance abuse response hasn’t outlined clear goals or contacted key players. “I think the office is important,” said Sen. Jerry …

University of Cincinnati police officer who shot man during traffic stop charged with murder

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

A University of Cincinnati police officer was indicted Wednesday on a charge of murder for fatally shooting an unarmed black man during a traffic stop earlier this month. “It was so unnecessary for this to occur,” Joe Deters, …

Shooter’s mom: Silence was his loudest cry for help

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

James Holmes’s mother insisted Wednesday that she would “have been crawling on all fours” to reach him had she known he was talking about killing people weeks before he ambushed a crowded Colorado movie theater. Arlene Holmes said …

Teens’ 6 days adrift verge on limits for survival at sea

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Crews pushed the limits of an ever-expanding search zone Wednesday for two teens missing at sea and potentially nearing the boundaries of human survival. The Coast Guard’s relentless hunt for the 14-year-old fishermen, Perry Cohen and Austin Stephanos, …

Afghanistan says Taliban leader Mullah Omar died 2 years ago

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Afghanistan asserted Wednesday that the Taliban’s reclusive leader, Mullah Mohammad Omar, died more than two years ago in a Pakistani hospital – an announcement that injects new uncertainty into the country’s fragile peace process. If confirmed, the surprising …

Zimbabweans in lion hunt in court; kill was ‘unethical’

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

A hunting guide and a farm owner appeared in court Wednesday on allegations they helped a U.S. dentist kill a protected lion named Cecil, and the head of Zimbabwe’s safari association said the big cat was unethically lured …

A tragic death leaves just four northern white rhinos living and little hope for the species

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The BBC reports that one of the last remaining members of the northern white rhinoceros species has died, leaving just four alive. Nabire, a female, died Monday at just 31 years of age. She was born and died at the Dvur Kralove zoo in the Czech Republic. She …