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Blaze destroys Henniker snow-removal equipment, leaving ‘serious problem’

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Almost all of the snow removal equipment for the town of Henniker was lost in a fire at the town garage last night. Firefighters were alerted to the fire at 7:50 p.m. by an automatic alarm after all of the plows had finished cleaning the streets for the day. “They did a good job, like they always do,” said fire …

Romney not running: Former GOP nominee out of 2016 race

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Mitt Romney ended his rollercoaster return to presidential politics yesterday, declaring his party would be better served by the “next generation of Republican leaders” and …

Lawyer says Jerry Gappens, NHMS general manager, used ‘poor judgement’ but did not commit a crime

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Jerry Gappens, one of the most recognizable faces of NASCAR in New Hampshire, used poor judgement and regrets the actions that led to his Jan. …

Mitt Romney says another run for president a no-go

Friday, January 30, 2015

WASHINGTON — After a three-week flirtation with another run for president, Mitt Romney said definitively on Friday that he will not seek the White House in 2016. The Republican Party’s 2012 nominee plans to tell supporters about his …

Dartmouth instituting changes to eliminate extreme behavior

Friday, January 30, 2015

Dartmouth College banned hard liquor on campus yesterday and said all students will have to take part in a sexual violence prevention program all four years they’re enrolled at the Ivy League school. Dartmouth has long tried to …

Trial for alleged child rapist ends in mistrial after witness statement

Friday, January 30, 2015

The trial of Macario Sanchez ended in a mistrial Wednesday after the alleged victim’s mother testified that he has been imprisoned recently, his attorney said yesterday. The trial has been rescheduled for March in Merrimack County Superior Court. Sanchez, a 35-year-old Hooksett man who is accused of sexually …

14 companies apply for spots in NH medical marijuana market

Friday, January 30, 2015

Fourteen nonprofit companies have applied to open marijuana alternative treatment centers in New Hampshire, according to the Department of Health and Human Services official overseeing the contract process. Eric Borrin, the director of contracts and procurement, said “a number of those companies” who applied submitted applications for more …

Judge dismisses convicted killer’s claim that former defense had improper relations with Ayotte

Friday, January 30, 2015

A superior court judge has dismissed James Dale’s claim that his trial attorneys ineffectively defended him 16 years ago, and that one of them had an inappropriate relationship with then-prosecutor and current U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte. In a 17-page order issued Wednesday, semiretired Judge Kathleen McGuire ruled that …

Gas blast wrecks Mexico children’s hospital, at least 2 dead

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Injured and bleeding, mothers carrying infants fled from a maternity hospital shattered by a powerful gas explosion yesterday, and rescuers swung sledgehammers to break through fallen concrete hunting for others who might be trapped. At least two people …

Families plead for lives of ISIS hostages as swap hopes fade

Thursday, January 29, 2015

The father of a Jordanian fighter pilot and the wife of a Japanese journalist held by the Islamic State group pleaded for their loved ones’ lives after a possible prisoner swap wasn’t carried out by a deadline of …

Ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez goes on trial on murder charges

Thursday, January 29, 2015

With his ex-teammates about to play in the Super Bowl, former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez went on trial on murder charges yesterday, watching from the defense table as prosecutors said DNA on a shell casing and …

Some doctors won’t see patients with anti-vaccine views

Thursday, January 29, 2015

With California gripped by a measles outbreak, Dr. Charles Goodman posted a clear notice in his waiting room and on Facebook: His practice will no longer see children whose parents won’t get them vaccinated. “Parents who choose not …

Attorney general nominee wins GOP endorsements

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch won two key Republican endorsements yesterday en route to likely confirmation as the first black woman in the nation’s top law enforcement job. “I believe she’s not only qualified but exceptionally well-qualified and …