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PHOTO: Adopting a dog at the Pope Memorial SPCA

Nikki Rivers of Penacook took her a lunch hour to look at some of the dogs at the Pope Memorial SPCA on Thursday and found "Smitty," a beagle mix. Rivers saw first him online but it was love at first sight…

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PSNH plans to rebuild old power line in Concord, Webster

When PSNH engineer David Still sat before the Concord Planning Board this week, resident Tony Bourque of River Road sat in the audience. As the utility makes plans to resurrect an old 7.5-mile power distribution…

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5 businesses getting $163K in solar project grants

Five New Hampshire small businesses are getting over $163,000 in USDA grants for solar projects estimated to power about 180 homes a year. The businesses are 959 Boys of Portsmouth, Conner Bottling Works…

19 minutes ago
Man who shot mother, self, was law school student

A man who authorities say fatally shot his mother, then killed himself, was a student at Vermont Law School. Authorities said 35-year-old Jonathan Trombly of Amherst, New Hampshire, shot his mother, 69-year-old…

19 minutes ago
Woman, 2 daughters robbed in hotel parking lot

The police in Manchester are looking for two men who robbed a woman and her two children who had just pulled into a hotel parking lot in a rental car after their flight landed at Manchester-Boston Regional…

20 minutes ago
The Insiders: Look what we found - it's an entire downtown of stuff to check out

Normally in this column we (eloquently and hilariously) encourage you to visit someplace downtown. Well today we're encouraging you to visit all of the places. Today is the debut of Discover Downtown,…

20 minutes ago
Verdict expected in former health analyst's wrongful termination trial

A jury is expected to issue a verdict today in the case of Leslie Ludtke, a former health policy analyst who claims she was wrongfully terminated in 2011 by the New Hampshire Insurance Department. Ludtke…

21 minutes ago
Patient-centered care can improve costs and quality, industry panelists say at health summit

It requires an investment in time, money and a lot of work behind the scenes, but industry officials said they're optimistic that a more coordinated approach to primary care can both cut costs in the long…

23 minutes ago
Latest gubernatorial finance reports released, show biggest spending in media and ads

The latest campaign finance reports for New Hampshire's gubernatorial candidates show an emphasis on media buys in the days leading up to the primary election. The campaigns for Democratic Gov. Maggie…

25 minutes ago
New Hampshire sending cases to be tested for Enterovirus-D68

Samples from five New Hampshire residents are being tested to determine whether they are infected with the respiratory illness that has sickened more than 150 people across 18 states in recent months. State…

39 minutes ago
Bill would require convicts to attend sentencing

A New Hampshire lawmaker wants to require violent offenders to attend their sentencing hearings, in the wake of a dispute that arose in the case of a man convicted of raping and killing a 19-year-old college…

39 minutes ago
'Sesame Street' enters 45th season

Hard to believe it has been 45 years of Sunny Days and Everything's A-okays, but PBS stalwart Sesame Street indeed turned 45 this month and expanded to include a second, half-hour daily show. The 26 new…

39 minutes ago
Census: 2013 poverty rate falls in New Hampshire

There were about 17,000 fewer people living in poverty in New Hampshire in 2013 compared with the year before, according to new data released by the U.S. Census Bureau. The 1.3 percent decline from about…

41 minutes ago
Mayor offers to help McGraw find Portland, Maine

Portland, Maine? Tim McGraw doesn't know where it is. And he doesn't want to know, either. The country singer included a song, "Portland, Maine," on his latest album, Sundown Heaven Town, which came out…

41 minutes ago
These places in Europe could be next to declare bids for independence

Given Europe's complicated history and cultural diversity, the existence of independence-minded groups and regions is understandable. Even so, the sheer number of separatist movements in Europe may surprise…

43 minutes ago
Officials want to slow spread of Ebola in Sierra Leone

Shoppers in Sierra Leone rushed to stock up on food Thursday ahead of a three-day nationwide shutdown, during which the country's 6 million people will be confined to their homes while volunteers search…

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Couple in Craigslist slaying sentenced to life

A newlywed couple whose Craigslist ad lured a stranger to his death were sentenced Thursday to life in prison without parole by a judge who said their "permanent removal" from society is appropriate. Neither…

45 minutes ago
Ukraine's pleas for lethal aid from U.S. go unmet

In a show of solidarity with Ukraine, President Obama welcomed the new leader of the embattled former Soviet republic to the White House yesterday, but he stopped short of fulfilling his visitor's urgent…

45 minutes ago
Home Depot breach affected 56M debit, credit cards

Home Depot said yesterday that a data breach that lasted for months at its stores in the U.S. and Canada affected 56 million debit and credit cards, far more than a pre-Christmas 2013 attack on Target…

45 minutes ago
Man wants marathon bombing suspect to face victims

Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev hasn't appeared in court for more than a year. But prosecutors and a man who was severely injured in the bombings say they want to see him in a courtroom…

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Nation & world briefs, Sept. 19

Florida Sheriff: 6 children, 2 adults shot to death A man killed six of his grandchildren, his adult daughter and himself in a shooting at a home in a small town in north Florida yesterday, a sheriff…

Sep 18
Winning numbers drawn in 'Lucky For Life' game

ROCKY HILL, Conn. (AP) - The winning numbers in Thursday evening's drawing of the "Lucky For Life" game were: