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Contract utility worker Jeff Lang works on a broken cross arm on Sewalls Falls Road in Concord on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 27, 2014.

(ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)

The Latest: Power outage declared N.H.’s fourth-largest

Friday, November 28, 2014

It was a Thanksgiving for the record books. The day after heavy snow wreaked havoc across the state, more than 200,000 residents woke yesterday to what officials said was the fourth-largest power outage in New Hampshire history. Utility companies scrambled to repair the damage, telling customers it could be days before power was restored. Traffic lights were out throughout much …

State investigating after Henniker officer shoots suspect in the arm

Friday, November 28, 2014

The state attorney general’s office is investigating a nonfatal officer-involved shooting Wednesday afternoon in Henniker. Senior Assistant Attorney General Jeff Strelzin said in a statement that an unnamed Henniker police officer shot a 19-year-old man in the arm shortly after the man reportedly stole a truck in Franklin. Authorities were alerted to the theft about 4:20 p.m., and were told the suspect, Aaron …

PHOTOS: Storm leaves many digging out

Thursday, November 27, 2014

T he storm that dumped more than 10 inches of snow on the Concord area forced many residents to spend part of their Thanksgiving cleaning up. Utility crews also spent the day restoring power, and officials worked to remove debris from roadways. …

Concord homelessness committee sets its 2015 agenda

Monday, November 17, 2014

Tasked with implementing Concord’s plan to end homelessness, a newly formed committee has set priorities for its first year. The committee will focus on finding an interim cold weather shelter for December 2015, when First Congregational and South Congregational churches will no longer run emergency winter shelters. Its …

N.H. corrections officials look to add $48 million over two-year budget cycle

Monday, November 17, 2014

In order to staff New Hampshire’s new women’s prison and to fill 30 frozen positions, the Department of Corrections is looking to add $48 million to its budget over the next two years. Department officials have long raised …

Decades-old Henniker molestation case headed to trial next month

Monday, November 17, 2014

A former Henniker man accused of molesting a child in the late 1980s has asked a judge to prevent images from entering his trial next month that purportedly show recent texts from him to the alleged victim. George Sartorelli’s attorney argued last week that prosecutors have provided snippets …

N.H. mom turns self in decade after fleeing with child

Monday, November 17, 2014

A woman who fled with her 8-year-old daughter a decade ago during a custody dispute turned herself in yesterday to face trial. Genevieve Kelley of Whitefield disappeared with her daughter, Mary, into Central America in fall 2004 after her attempt to prove her ex-husband had harmed the child …

Specialist: Surprised suspect was named quickly

Monday, November 17, 2014

A trauma specialist said she’s surprised a teenager provided a name within a week after she returned to her Conway home from nine months of what prosecutors call “captivity.” Dr. Judy Cohen, medical director of the Center for Traumatic Stress in Children & Adolescents at Allegheny General Hospital …

Students briefly told to stay put after gun report

Monday, November 17, 2014

University of New Hampshire students were told to stay inside early yesterday morning after the campus police received a report of someone showing a gun at an on-campus apartment complex. A university spokeswoman said the incident at the Gables apartment complex started about 4 a.m. Students were told …

Downtown: Owner outlines plans for renovation at former Vegas Block, applies for tax break

Sunday, November 16, 2014

To new owner Remi Hinxhia, the building at the corner of Centre Street and Loudon Road is no longer the notorious Vegas Block. “Now it’s called ‘Remi’s Block,’ ” Hinxhia said, correcting me. But he has more than …

Bachelor’s students studying at NHTI for superior technology

Sunday, November 16, 2014

When a group of former NHTI students moved on to the University of New Hampshire in Manchester to pursue bachelor’s degrees, they didn’t expect to be coming back to their old community college for its technology. But that’s …

Police: Unlicensed girl drove 118 mph in wrong direction on I-93

Sunday, November 16, 2014

An unlicensed 16-year-old girl drove 118 mph in the wrong direction over a 37-mile stretch of interstates 93 and 293 early yesterday morning, according to a press release issued by New Hampshire State Police Troop B. The girl attracted the attention of the Tilton Police Department and several …

Property taxes in Penacook to increase almost 10 percent; Concord bills to increase 4 percent

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Property taxes in Concord will go up this year by about 4 percent in the Concord School District and almost 10 percent in Penacook. The tax rate for property owners in the Concord School District this year will be $26.81 per $1,000 of assessed property value, city officials …