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Portsmouth: Police: Man tried to strangle Shih Tzu

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Portsmouth police say a 50-year-old tried to silence his neighbor’s barking dog but ended up getting bitten and arrested. The brawl erupted shortly before 10 yesterday morning when Roger Pelletier forced his way into the neighbor’s apartment because he was frustrated by the constant barking of her Shih Tzu named Oreo. Once inside, police say Pelletier tried to strangle Oreo, …

Oil plunge is threat and boon to global economies

Saturday, November 29, 2014

A renewed plunge in oil prices is a worrying sign of weakness in the global economy that could shake governments dependent on oil revenues. Yet …

At Allenstown Elementary, families welcomed in from the cold

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Approaching the 24-hour mark since they opened the shelter’s doors, the volunteers camped out at Allenstown Elementary School had only seen a fraction of the …

Texas: Police: Gunman tried to burn consulate

Saturday, November 29, 2014

AUSTIN, Texas — A gunman attempted to set the Mexican Consulate ablaze and fired more than 100 rounds at downtown buildings early Friday before he died, Austin authorities said. Investigators were trying to determine the man’s motives after …

Downed trees, wires, power outages focus of local officials

Saturday, November 29, 2014

The snow had long stopped, but local officials needed yesterday to get a handle on the damage caused by the Thanksgiving eve snowstorm. “We got hammered with the snow. Like other places, trees came down and took out …

After more than 14 years, Remi’s Place closes

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Remi’s Place on Pleasant Street has closed. Owner Remi Hinxhia did not comment on the reasons for shuttering the restaurant, citing legal concerns. But he thanked customers who have eaten at his restaurant for nearly 15 years. “After 14 and a half years, really with a broken heart, …

Black Friday dims in Concord after Wednesday’s storm and Thursday night’s early sales

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Kids’ coats at 80 percent off, televisions at half-price – and quality time with family and friends. Shoppers at pre-dawn Black Friday sales say they got it all. Judy Dube and her brother Gary Dionne, both of Hillsboro, …

Legislators look to restore school building aid

Saturday, November 29, 2014

When Toni Weinstein of Newmarket was deciding whether to enroll her fifth grade son in private school, the condition of the town’s junior-senior high school crossed her mind: classrooms so small that some teachers roll supplies around on carts; difficulties updating technology infrastructure because of asbestos in the …

Unitil incident command center sends crews where and when

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Thousands of Concord residents were still without power when a Unitil line crew was called to Dunbarton Road. A few minutes later, an out-of-town road crew that had worked all morning needed lunch. Utility trucks, tree services and …

Turkey: Pope: Stand up to militants

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Pope Francis condemned the Islamic State group’s assault on Christians and other religious minorities in Iraq and Syria, as he arrived Friday in Turkey to encourage Muslim leaders to take a stronger stand against extremists who twist religion …

U.S. record on torture questioned

Saturday, November 29, 2014

GENEVA — Police brutality, military interrogations and prisons were among the top concerns of a U.N. panel’s report Friday that found the United States to be falling short of full compliance with an international anti-torture treaty. The report by the U.N. Committee Against Torture, its first such review …

Shopping centers flicker to life as power is restored in many parts of New Hampshire for Black Friday

Friday, November 28, 2014

Black Friday got its name for purportedly being the day of the year retailers start making a profit – or head “in the black” in their account books. This morning, it was simply dim Friday at the Steeplegate …

The Latest: Power outage declared N.H.’s fourth-largest

Friday, November 28, 2014

It was a Thanksgiving for the record books. The day after heavy snow wreaked havoc across the state, more than 200,000 residents woke yesterday to what officials said was the fourth-largest power outage in New Hampshire history. Utility …