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Franklin fire guts School St. home, kills two cats

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

A two-alarm fire in Franklin has left a two-family residence uninhabitable. The fire at 40 School St. was reported at 6:17 p.m. Tuesday, Captain Bruce Goldthwaite said. The residents home at the time of the fire, two cats and several pit bulls were safely evacuated, but three other cats died, he said. The fire, which started on the second floor …

Obama to expand overtime eligibility for millions of workers

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

The Obama administration plans to raise the wages of millions of Americans who work more than 40 hours a week by requiring employers to pay …

Judge rules two out of three charges against Concord Hospital nurse accused of diverting drugs lacked probable cause

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

A district court judge in Concord determined Tuesday that two of three felony charges against a traveling nurse accused of pocketing narcotics from Concord Hospital …

Hours after announcing presidential run, Chris Christie answers questions from crowd in Sandown

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Chris Christie had already spent about a half-hour addressing the crowd – getting in the weeds on his vision for entitlement reform, the need for strong surveillance and counterterrorism programs, and other policy issues – when he paused …

Massachusetts paid sick time requirement set to take effect

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

When a paid sick time requirement takes effect in Massachusetts on Wednesday, state officials say the focus will be on educating employers about the new law, not punishing any for noncompliance. Voters backed a ballot question in November allowing workers to accrue up to 40 hours of paid …

Kelly Ayotte officially launches re-election bid for Senate

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

When Republican Kelly Ayotte first ran for the U.S. Senate five years ago, a voter warned her not to drink the water down in Washington, D.C. Everyone who does, she said he told her, forgets where they came …

Women in agriculture gather to share ideas with congresswoman, USDA

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Conversations at Dimond Hill Farm on Tuesday ranged from local jam production and land conservation to federal legislation and student loan forgiveness. If it related to agriculture and farming, the topic was brought to the table by the …

Police say Sanbornton homeowner interrupted burglary in progress, two suspects in custody

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Two Franklin men were arrested Monday following a reported break-in and assault at a Sanbornton residence. Frederick Temple, Jr., 30, and Cody Merrill, 21, were arrested by the Sanbornton police Monday and are being held on cash bail, …

Concord fireworks set for Saturday, rain date Sunday

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

The city of Concord will host its annual July 4 fireworks display Saturday night at Memorial Field. The evening will begin at 5:30 p.m. with games and contests from local radio DJs Nazzy and Mya from 98.3 WLNH. They will be giving away concert tickets, Fisher Cats tickets …

Man pleads guilty to robbing 3 banks

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

A man has pleaded guilty to robbing three banks in 2013 in Claremont and Lebanon. The U.S. Attorney’s office said in each robbery, 31-year-old James Oberfeldt wore a dark face mask and carried an air pistol that appeared to be an automated handgun. He was identified after being …

3 campers found at state park, walked off of trail

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Three campers have been found in good condition after they accidentally walked off a trail at New Hampshire’s Bear Brook State Park and called 911. The three became lost near a large marsh on Monday night. A search party included park staff, Deerfield police, and Fish and Game …

Little hope of survivors in Indonesian military plane crash

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Rescuers with heavy machinery searched a shattered residential neighborhood Tuesday for any survivors from an Indonesian air force transport plane that crashed shortly after takeoff and killed more than 70 people. The C-130 Hercules, carrying military personnel and …

2 years after spying flap, U.S., Brazil seek to turn the page

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Two years after revelations about U.S. spying frayed ties between their countries, President Obama and visiting Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff publicly closed that chapter Tuesday, declaring that the relationship between the U.S. and Brazil is on an upward …