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CRIMELINE: Concord police searching for suspect in Penacook Pharmacy robbery

Saturday, May 23, 2015

The Concord police are searching for a man who reportedly broke into the Penacook Pharmacy early on Monday and made off with drugs. The suspect is described as white and stalky, about 5 feet 10 inches tall. The police said a witness saw the man smash a window near the front entrance, crawl inside and leave about one minute later. …

Clinton’s NH appearance draws ardent supporters, curious onlookers

Saturday, May 23, 2015

The windows were papered over from the inside, and on the door of the Water Street Bookstore in the middle of Exeter, a sign informed …

Senate is ‘playing chicken’ with NSA spy program, White House says

Saturday, May 23, 2015

The White House and top Senate Republicans traded dire warnings yesterday as a standoff over a controversial National Security Agency surveillance program threatened to continue …

Mexico: Gun battle leaves more than 40 dead

Saturday, May 23, 2015

A shootout between members of a powerful drug cartel and Mexican security forces in the western state of Michoacan left at least 40 people dead yesterday, according to Mexican officials. The violence unfolded in the morning near the town of Tanhuato, along Michoacan’s border with the state of …

Senate gives Obama a win on trade pact

Saturday, May 23, 2015

President Obama won a big victory for his trade agenda yesterday with the Senate’s approval of fast-track legislation that could make it easier for him to complete a wide-ranging trade deal that would include 11 Pacific Rim nations. A coalition of nearly 50 Senate Republicans and more than …

School bus, car collide in Durham; car driver injured

Saturday, May 23, 2015

The Police say the driver of a car that collided with a school bus in Durham has suffered serious, but non-life-threatening injuries. One of the 11 elementary school children aboard the bus was treated for a minor cut to the head. The accident happened yesterday morning on Route …

Portsmouth park honors, preserves African burying ground

Saturday, May 23, 2015

From installing sculptures to planting grass, the construction of Portsmouth’s newest park posed a sensitive challenge: digging deep was off limits given the hundreds of bodies buried below the site. The remains, however, are the very reason for …

U.S. ground troops have ‘no role’ in Iraq

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Democratic presidential contender Hillary Rodham Clinton said yesterday she sees “no role whatsoever” for U.S. ground forces in Iraq despite setbacks in the struggle against Islamic State militants. The existing U.S. policy of providing air support, intelligence, surveillance …

Rules about public risk pools could change in Senate plan

Saturday, May 23, 2015

The Secretary of State’s office could lose its ability to regulate a public risk pool it’s had issues with for years if a last-minute amendment to the Senate’s budget remains in place. The amendment transfers enforcement authority over public risk pools to the insurance department. It would take …

Hard work, perseverance the glue to NHTI’s 2015 graduating class in Concord

Friday, May 22, 2015

The 604 NHTI students who received diplomas yesterday represented the second largest class in the school’s 50-year history. The graduating class included students like Ashley Gilmore of Manchester and Amanda Moore of Nashua, who met on the cheerleading …

Hess gas stations will convert to Speedway, but the green-and-white trucks will motor on

Friday, May 22, 2015

The two Hess locations in Concord will become Speedway gas stations in coming months. Hess sold to Speedway in October for $2.8 billion. The company had two stations in Concord – one on Hill Avenue, one on North State Street. A spokesperson for Marathon Petroleum Corporation, Speedway’s parent …

Ray Duckler: Fallen officers honored, led by a little girl with an old hat

Friday, May 22, 2015

One person, more than any other, stood out yesterday, her eyes hidden beneath a piece of history. One person, sitting in the front row, looked like the relative of a fallen officer, in a sea of relatives of …

No criminal charges for Beaver Meadow School principal in incident with student

Friday, May 22, 2015

A Concord elementary school principal put on administrative leave last month after an incident with a student will not face any criminal charges, the police said. The police have been investigating an incident in which Beaver Meadow School …