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Ray Duckler: Katherine Drouin’s battle moves in front of the camera

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Katherine Drouin’s fight against an eating disorder, featured in a two-part Monitor series last August, will be one of three segments chronicled in a TV documentary Monday night. The hourlong show, called My Strange Criminal Addiction, will start at 10 on Investigation Discovery. Drouin compulsively eats and purges, and that addiction has in the past led to a long police …

Effort to strip funding from Planned Parenthood, similar agencies on the horizon again

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Women’s health agencies and their supporters, including Gov. Maggie Hassan, are bracing for yet another attempt to strip state funding for Planned Parenthood and other …

New Hampshire opens applications for medical marijuana treatment centers

Saturday, December 20, 2014

If you want to apply for one of four spots to dispense on New Hampshire’s medical marijuana market, now’s your chance: The Department of Health …

Ex-official pleads guilty to embezzling thousands from Pembroke football nonprofit

Saturday, December 20, 2014

A 47-year-old former official at Pembroke Friends of Football has admitted to having embezzled more than $13,000 from the organization. Lisa Wiggin pleaded guilty Thursday in Merrimack County Superior Court to one count of felony theft. She is expected to be sentenced next month to 90 days in …

Obama says North Korea hacked Sony, vows response

Saturday, December 20, 2014

President Obama declared yesterday that Sony “made a mistake” in shelving a satirical film about a plot to assassinate North Korea’s leader, and he pledged the U.S. would respond “in a place and manner and time that we …

Vigil to remember the homeless who died this year held at City Plaza

Saturday, December 20, 2014

About 50 people gathered at City Plaza in Concord yesterday evening for a candlelight vigil to honor the homeless men and women from across the state who died in 2014. During the event, over 45 known names of …

Road collapses in Winchester

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Authorities say a part of a road in the town of Winchester has collapsed under the weight of a truck. WMUR reported that the truck driver was not injured and the vehicle ended up in a nearby brook. Crews were repairing Old Chesterfield Road yesterday and hoped to …

Pakistan executes militants and bombards tribal areas

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Pakistan hanged two convicted militants yesterday in the country’s first executions in years, while warplanes and ground forces pounded insurgent hideouts in a northwest region bordering Afghanistan – part of a stepped-up response to the Taliban slaughter of …

No word yet from Fidel amid historic US-Cuba shift

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Everyone in Cuba is talking about the startling turn in relations with the United States, with one notable exception: Fidel Castro. So far, the larger-than-life retired Cuban leader has made no public comment on the biggest news in …

Holiday shopping season comes down to the wire

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Despite an early start, sales data provided to the Associated Press show that stores may once again have to rely on procrastinators to save the holiday shopping season. Sales rose 1.8 percent from Nov. 1 through Monday compared …

Notorious Sanbornton logger pleads guilty to cheating landowners out of thousands

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Gary Bardsley, the 51-year-old Sanbornton logger who has been repeatedly cited for damaging wetlands and who pleaded guilty last year to writing a bad check, has now admitted that he bamboozled landowners out of tens of thousands of dollars. On Thursday, Bardsley pleaded guilty in Merrimack County Superior …

State Supreme Court allows Breest plea to move forward

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Just a few months ago, Robert Breest’s quest for freedom seemed to be fading, and fast. The 76-year-old, convicted four decades ago of murdering a young Manchester woman and tossing her body onto the frozen Merrimack River, had been denied a plea for a new trial, based on …

Ten weeks in, striking FairPoint workers, supporters rally on State House lawn

Friday, December 19, 2014

Roughly 200 people marched and chanted outside the State House this afternoon, including striking employees of FairPoint Communications, and one man dressed as Santa Claus. “All I want for Christmas is a fair contract,” read many of their …