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State House: Bills’ fates hang on Hassan

Saturday, July 4, 2015

While most state lawmakers have already fled Concord for the summer recess, several big-time bills they passed this year on subjects ranging from medical marijuana to concealed guns are awaiting action from Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan. Once a bill actually gets to Hassan’s desk, she has five days to take action and several options. Hassan can veto a bill, sign …

Ray Duckler: Are you driving and talking hands free yet?

Saturday, July 4, 2015

With apologies to the Concord Police Department, I broke the law three days ago and got away with it. No one pulled me over for …

Weare: 17-year-old killed in car crash

Saturday, July 4, 2015

One teenager is dead and two others are seriously injured after a crash on Route 114 in Weare early Friday morning. The victim who was …

Documents: Mexican army ordered troops to ‘kill criminals’

Thursday, July 2, 2015

A human rights group said Thursday that military documents show high-ranking officers had given Mexican soldiers standing orders to kill criminals ahead of an army mass slaying of suspected cartel members after they surrendered. The documents, shared with …

$18.7B deal clears path for BP to close books on Gulf spill

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Trying to close the books on the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history, BP agreed Thursday to provide billions of dollars in new money to five Gulf Coast states in a deal the company said would bring …

U.S. employers add 223K jobs; jobless rate falls to 5.3 pct.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

U.S. employers added a solid 223,000 jobs in June, and the unemployment rate fell to 5.3 percent, a seven-year low. But wages failed to budge, and other barometers of the job market paint a mixed picture. The unemployment …

Warplanes strike back at militants in troubled Sinai

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Egyptian warplanes launched new airstrikes and troops went house-to-house Thursday in the troubled Sinai Peninsula, a day after Islamic State-linked militants set off the area’s bloodiest fighting in decades in an unprecedented, coordinated attack. The combat, described as …

Prevent Lyme disease

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Are you like me? I came to New Hampshire for the wonderful outdoor opportunities here. From the gorgeous coastline, to lakes both grand and quaint, mountains for skiing and hiking, mountain and road biking and just sitting outside …

Nine displaced, three cats killed in fire at Franklin multi-family

Thursday, July 2, 2015

A fire at a multi-family home in Franklin displaced nine residents and killed three cats who were unable to escape Tuesday. The residents at the two-family house at 40 School St. were evacuated safely about 6:17 p.m., along …

Lightning strike burns N.H. woman’s foot

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

A New Hampshire man says his fiance had her hair and foot burned by a lightning strike across the road that made its way into the bathroom of their Lempster home. Harvey Ferland says his fiancee, Rebecca Welch, began screaming and came running out of the bathroom of …

N.H. expands newborn screening program

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

New Hampshire is expanding its newborn screening program to include testing for a group of genetic disorders that often prove fatal if not detected and treated early. Starting Tuesday, the Department of Health and Human Services will screen newborns for Severe Combined Immunodeficiency Disorder, which occurs in an …

Father: Local man burned in Taiwan park fire fights for life

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

The father of a Mont Vernon man who was badly burned in a fire at a Taiwan water park said Wednesday that the family is anxious about how the young man will fare in the next few days. …

Manchester man pleads guilty, sentenced, in 2001 slaying of friend

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

A Manchester man will serve 30 years to life in prison after pleading guilty to killing his close friend in 2001. Arthur Collins, 46, was arrested in May 2012 – almost 11 years after the body of 50-year-old George Jodoin was discovered in his bed at his Auburn …