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PolitiFact: Turkeys today are more than twice as fat as they were in the 1930s, Mother Jones says

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The statement “Turkeys today weigh 29.8 pounds. In the ‘30s, they weighed 13.2 pounds.” — Mother Jones on Monday, November 24th, 2014 in a Facebook post Our ruling Those figures, in fact, are the latest-available federal figures. “Today” is actually a reference to 2012, but the preliminary figure for 2013 is even higher, at 30.3 pounds. We rate the statement …

Ski industry excited by snowstorm

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Ski areas across northern New England were giddy yesterday at the prospect of a major Thanksgiving snowstorm that is bringing early season skiers to the …

Storm causes more than 100,000 power outages across state

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Heavy snow wreaked havoc yesterday and left more than 100,000 people in the state without power. In Epsom, Allenstown, Pembroke and Warner, 100 percent of …

Calif. police: 1 suspect confessed to killing 5 women

Monday, November 24, 2014

One of two registered sex offenders charged with raping and killing four California women confessed to a police detective after his arrest earlier this year, testimony from a grand jury transcript unsealed yesterday revealed. Steven Dean Gordon, 45, also told the police that he and co-defendant Frank Cano …

Cleveland PD: Video of officer shooting boy is ‘clear’

Monday, November 24, 2014

A Cleveland officer was less than 10 feet away when he fatally shot a 12-year-old boy carrying a pellet gun near a playground, and video of the shooting is clear about what happened, the police said yesterday. The …

Pentagon chief Hagel stepping down under pressure

Monday, November 24, 2014

Under pressure from President Obama, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel submitted his resignation yesterday amid White House concerns about his effectiveness and broader criticism from outside about the administration’s Middle East crisis management. The president said he and Hagel …

Iran nuclear talks stumble, extended until July

Monday, November 24, 2014

A yearlong effort to seal a nuclear deal with Iran fizzled yesterday, leaving the U.S. and its allies little choice but to declare a seven-month extension in hopes that a new deadline will be enough to achieve what …

PHOTOS: NHTI dental hygiene students practice their skills with after-schoolers

Monday, November 24, 2014

The NHTI Dental Hygiene Program held its Dental Wellness Fair recently at the Boys & Girls Club in Concord. Students in the dental program set up stations to make students aware of dental health issues. Top: Jessica Bonenfant …

Concord police: Report of abandoned dog made up

Monday, November 24, 2014

The Concord police say a husky reported chained to a fence with a sign that read “Free” was not abandoned. WMUR reported that a juvenile bought the dog and fabricated a story last week that would help persuade her parents to keep the dog. The dog has been …

Poll says N.H. residents want stores to stay closed on Thanksgiving

Monday, November 24, 2014

Most New Hampshire residents plan to spend less or about the same as they did last year on holiday shopping and about half remain hopeful for a better economic recovery in the year ahead, according to a New England College poll about the economy and holiday shopping. “Optimism …

Three local high schools to compete in 31st season of ‘Granite State Challenge’ on NHPTV

Monday, November 24, 2014

Some of the smartest students in the state are gearing up to compete in the 31st season of the Granite State Challenge on New Hampshire Public Television. Students from 16 high schools will participate in the televised competition, including teams from Concord High School, Bow High School and …

Sale of Fuller Oil to Rymes Oil and Propane continued to Tuesday

Monday, November 24, 2014

A federal bankruptcy court judge yesterday granted Fred Fuller Oil & Propane Co. a one-day extension of collateral so attorneys for the company can work out the final details of a sale to Rymes Propane & Oil. Fuller …

Concord police say teen fabricated story about an abandoned husky chained to a fence

Monday, November 24, 2014

Police in Concord say a report of an abandoned husky chained to a fence with a sign that read “Free” was made up. WMUR-TV reported a juvenile bought the dog and fabricated a story last week that would …