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Money for courthouse, women’s prison, State House repair in capital budget

Friday, May 22, 2015

An effort to keep the county courthouse downtown is fading away now that a key Senate committee approved funding for a new courthouse to be built off Hazen Drive. The Senate Capital Budget Committee approved the projects at a hearing Wednesday, along with an additional $12.6 million needed to complete the women’s prison off North State Street, and the funding …

Prison guards accused of witness tampering, reckless conduct in Concord knife incident

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Two state corrections officers have been indicted on felony charges accusing them of slicing a Concord halfway house inmate’s shirt and threatening to withhold medical …

N.H. Senate committee rejects $4 million for commuter rail study

Thursday, May 21, 2015

A push to extend commuter rail from Boston into New Hampshire hit a snag yesterday when a state Senate committee rejected plans to spend $4 …

In Concord, Jeb Bush tells crowd “I’m a little different than my dad and my brother”

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Anne Coughlin of Concord has listened to a lot of presidential hopefuls over the years, and has seen candidates named Bush and Clinton dominate the headlines. The same names are again in the spotlight as the presidential primary …

License Revocations

Thursday, May 21, 2015

The director of motor vehicles released the following list of driving while intoxicated license revocations. ∎ Jeffrey F. Sapier, 36, of Allenstown ∎ Chad W. Larochelle, 25, of Alton ∎ Thomas W. Beckwith, 54, of Concord ∎ Matthew T. Caldwell, 35, of Concord ∎ Christine E. Graves, 27, of Concord ∎ Todd Paris, 45, …

N.H. has 49 percent more women-owned businesses now than in 1997, study says

Thursday, May 21, 2015

There was only one problem 28 years ago when Pam Sullivan wanted to launch her own marketing company in Boston. As a female sole proprietor, she had trouble securing a loan. With help from the Small Business Development …

State budget: Senate pushing to restore cuts to health services

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Senate budget writers moved yesterday to restore many of the deepest cuts to health services in the House’s $11.2 billion budget, including services for older residents, people with developmental disabilities and substance abuse treatment. “What we did today was a compassionate budget in regards to health and human …

Pirate Bay defies court order with intimidating new logo

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Though it’s been raided by Swedish authorities, sued and just had its native Swedish domain piratebay.sg shut down, Pirate Bay has yet to walk the plank. Indeed, the same day the peer-to-peer file sharing site – which facilitates the illegal downloading of films and other media – lost …

Jerusalem: Israel scraps bus plan many critics had called racist

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday canceled a plan that would have banned Palestinian laborers from riding on the same buses with Jewish settlers in the West Bank, just hours after it was announced — an embarrassing about-face …

Waco restaurant video shows bikers, others seeking cover

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

As gunfire broke out in the parking lot of a Texas restaurant, dozens of motorcycle riders ran inside seeking cover and tried to guide others to safety, security video reviewed exclusively by The Associated Press showed yesterday. The …

Islamic State seizes ancient town of Palmyra in Syria

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Islamic State extremists captured the ancient Syrian town of Palmyra after government defense lines there collapsed yesterday, a stunning triumph for the group only days after it captured the strategic city of Ramadi in Iraq. It was unclear …

Banks fined more than $5B, to plead guilty to market rigging

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Four of the world’s biggest banks agreed yesterday to pay more than $5 billion in penalties and plead guilty to rigging the currency markets – a rare instance in which federal prosecutors have wrung an admission of criminal …

Capitol cops get bathroom training after guns left in toilet

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Capitol Police officers are getting training after officers accidentally left their guns in the Capitol’s public bathrooms three times this year. One gun was found by a child. “We are now providing additional training on what to do …