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State proposes ‘pre-registration period’ for medical marijuana ID cards

Friday, September 4, 2015

As New Hampshire inches closer toward the launch of its medical marijuana program, officials are continuing to iron out rules that will affect how people can apply to legally possess the substance and how treatment centers handling therapeutic cannabis will have to operate. Public hearings on changes to two sets of rules – one on the registry for the medical …

Kuster pledges support for Iran nuclear deal

Friday, September 4, 2015

U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster announced Thursday she will support the Iran nuclear agreement negotiated by the Obama administration. The two-term Democrat called it “the best …

Judge gives Labrie team two weeks to prepare argument against felony charge

Friday, September 4, 2015

A judge has given Owen Labrie’s lawyers two weeks to explain why he should throw out the St. Paul’s School graduate’s lone felony conviction. The …

Kentucky clerk, citing God, defies courts on gay marriage

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Invoking “God’s authority,” a Kentucky county clerk denied marriage licenses to gay couples again Tuesday in direct defiance of the federal courts, and vowed not to resign, even under the pressure of steep fines or jail. “It is …

'Free the Nipple' in Laconia: Protest targets ‘unconstitutional’ law

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

In a statement for equality, women are planning to go topless all weekend on Weirs Beach in Laconia, a city that activists believe has violated the Constitution by enacting an ordinance against showing the female nipple. Heidi Lilley, …

At the start of a new school year, a day of firsts for Concord students and administrators alike

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Concord’s elementary schools buzzed with activity Tuesday morning as hundreds of kids returned to school. It was a day of firsts for students of all ages, and also for new Superintendent Terri Forsten. Forsten, who officially started in …

CRIMELINE: Concord police looking for suspect in attempted armed robbery

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

The Concord police are looking for a young man who tried to rob a Penacook convenience store Saturday night. Police were called to Sam’s Food Store on Village Street shortly after 9 p.m. for an attempted armed robbery. The clerk told officers that a man entered the store, …

Woman accused of planning to kill estranged boyfriend

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

A woman has been accused of soliciting her ex-boyfriend in a plot to kill the father of her child in exchange for $5,000. Police said they began investigating 25-year-old Kerri Reason of Keene over the weekend. They said she was on surveillance when she met with the ex-boyfriend, …

Nashua: Man accused of drowning lizards

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

A 26-year-old Nashua man is accused of drowning his ex-girlfriend’s two pet lizards. The Telegraph of Nashua reported Richard Waite was arrested Sunday after officers were called for a domestic disturbance. He’s currently on probation from an assault case. Police said Waite drowned two lizards known as bearded …

Pope: Priests in Holy Year can absolve ‘sin of abortion’

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Pope Francis is applying his vision of a merciful church to women who have had abortions, easing their path toward forgiveness and saying he realizes some felt they had no choice but to make “this agonizing and painful …

Police in Illinois hunt for 3 suspects after officer killed

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Police with helicopters, dogs and armed with rifles were conducting a massive manhunt in northern Illinois on Tuesday after an officer was fatally shot while pursuing a group of men. An emotional Fox Lake Mayor Donny Schmit described …

State, ACLU join push for release of body camera footage in fatal police shooting

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

State prosecutors and the American Civil Liberties Union of New Hampshire have joined calls to release body camera footage from two police officers when they shot a Canterbury man to death in July. The footage was scheduled to …

New Hampshire Electric Co-op warning of possible phone scam

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

New Hampshire Electrical Cooperative is warning its customers about a phone scam that threatens to disconnect members’ electric service if they don’t make an immediate payment. “After a rash of similar scam attempts last May, NHEC is urging its members to recognize when they are being targeted and …