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In New Hampshire jails, recovery programs are scarce

Sunday, July 5, 2015

The Merrimack County jail is one of the most visible battlegrounds in New Hampshire’s war on drugs. Nearly 80 percent of inmates there report histories of substance abuse. Every week, a stream of men and women in orange detention uniforms shuffle before judges in Concord for drug and drug-related crimes. Yet, like at many county jails, recovery options are scarce, …

Hopkinton community members come together to save historic Kimball Lake cabins

Sunday, July 5, 2015

After years of gradually falling into disrepair, the Kimball Lake cabins in Hopkinton are being brought back to life. One by one, the small wooden …

Dartmouth contests showcase computer-generated creativity

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Can an algorithm pass for an author? Can a robot rock the house? A series of contests at Dartmouth College is about to find out. …

Hassan likely to veto bill removing concealed gun license

Saturday, July 4, 2015

New Hampshire’s gun laws are likely to be the center of debate next week as Gov. Maggie Hassan takes action on a bill that would make it easier for people to carry hidden guns. She has said she’ll veto it. The legislation passed the Republican-led Legislature this year …

Hands-free law violation leads to drug arrest

Saturday, July 4, 2015

The new hands-free cell phone law has led to the arrest of a driver from Massachusetts on drug charges after a police officer stopped him about using a phone, then smelled marijuana. The Salem officer saw the driver using the phone Thursday and stopped him. The law barring …

2 men sought in credit union robbery

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Police are looking for two men who robbed a credit union in Nashua, threatening the tellers and showing handguns. The men fled the Bellwether Community Credit Union on Thursday morning. No one was hurt. Both men were wearing dark-colored sweatshirts with black masks covering their faces. Associated Press …

State officials give lawyers names of more police officers

Saturday, July 4, 2015

The New Hampshire attorney general’s office has released to defense attorneys the names of nearly 150 officers whose certifications to perform breath tests in suspected drunken driving cases may be in question. Deputy Attorney General Ann Rice on June 19 notified the state’s criminal defense lawyers that at …

N.H. Democrats find some of Chafee’s ideas ‘odd’

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Presidential candidate Lincoln Chafee stands before a few dozen people at a meeting of New Hampshire’s Belknap County Democrats. The Republican-turned-independent-turned-Democrat gets nods of approval when he tells them he was the only Republican senator to vote against …

Lakeview NeuroRehabilitation preps for closure

Saturday, July 4, 2015

After months of scrutiny over allegations of abuse and neglect, an Effingham facility for people with brain injuries is telling its employees to prepare for an Aug. 1 closure. Officials at Lakeview NeuroRehabilitation Center are telling the facility’s roughly 250 employees they are likely to be laid off …

Confusion reigns in Greece on last day of campaigning before referendum

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Greece’s highest administrative court ruled Friday that a referendum planned for Sunday is constitutional, clearing the last serious hurdle before Greeks go to the polls for a vote that could set the country’s direction for decades. From the moment Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announced the referendum last …

Scientists, North Carolina officials look for patterns after 7 shark attacks

Saturday, July 4, 2015

This is becoming another Summer of the Shark. The last one was in 2001, when a series of shark attacks on the East Coast combined with a period of generally slow news to whip up a spasm of shark mania. This time, the fears are most acute in …

400-foot Ferris wheel stops: All 66 riders safely taken off

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Firefighters safely evacuated all 66 riders stranded aboard the Orlando Eye after the 400-foot Ferris wheel that towers above central Florida abruptly halted Friday afternoon, authorities said. Orange County Fire Rescue spokeswoman Kathleen Kennedy told the Associated Press …

One person dead, two injured in early morning crash in Weare

Friday, July 3, 2015

One person is dead following an early morning car accident in Weare. Three people were traveling in a pickup truck on Route 114 at 12:30 a.m. Friday, when a New Boston police officer attempted to stop the operator of the vehicle for driving without tail lights, according to …