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Infographic: How much for that political ad?

Monday, August 31, 2015

WMUR-TV in New Hampshire is among the most popular spots for presidential advertising in the Boston-New Hampshire market. FCC files offer a glimpse into the programming strategies used by candidates and super PACs to get maximum exposure for their money, as well as variations in pricing depending on when an ad airs and who’s buying. Political ad spending in New …

How much for that political ad? Depends on who’s buying

Sunday, August 30, 2015

With less than six months to go before the New Hampshire primary, August has been a particularly busy month on local television airwaves. If you tune in regularly to the 6 o’clock evening news on WMUR, you’ve likely seen one of the ads touting Chris Christie’s record, produced by his campaign. You’ve likely …

’Awakenings’ author, neurologist Oliver Sacks dies at 82

Sunday, August 30, 2015

There was the blind man who had the disastrous experience of regaining his sight. The surgeon who developed a sudden passion for music after being struck by lightning. And most famously, the man who mistook his wife for a hat. Those stories and many more, taking the reader to the distant ranges of …

Trump says he’s proud he booted Univision’s Ramos from event

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said Wednesday he’s proud of kicking one of the country’s best-known Spanish-language journalists out of an Iowa news conference – the latest in a series of clashes with the media. “I think I …

Police: Man charged with assaulting 3-month-old son

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

A Winchester man has been arrested after doctors determined his 3-month-old son’s injuries were caused by blunt force trauma. Jeffrey Roy, 23, was charged with assault, WMUR reported. Investigators said the baby remains hospitalized with bleeding on the brain and in the eyes. Roy told police he picked …

Silver tsunami of retirement-eligible workers threatens to increase health plan spending

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

The state’s health benefit plan for retired state employees is facing a $10.6 million deficit over the next two-year budget period as pharmaceutical costs continue to rise. “Long term, this trend nationwide does not look like it’s going …

Time to hit the books: School back in session in some Concord area towns

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Labor day is more than a full week away and some school districts are already opening their doors and welcoming students back from summer vacation. Teachers and students returned to the classroom in Henniker, Weare, Suncook and Epsom …

Virginia TV reporter, cameraman killed on air; suspect dies from self-inflicted gunshot wound

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

A TV reporter and cameraman were shot to death during a live television interview Wednesday by a gunman who recorded himself carrying out the killings and posted the video on social media after fleeing the scene. Authorities identified …

New poll shows Trump continues to enjoy a wide lead in N.H.; Sanders pulls ahead

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

The latest New Hampshire poll shows Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders leading the Democratic field and Republican candidate Donald Trump far ahead of his challengers. Among 436 Republican candidates surveyed by Public Policy Polling, 35 percent said they support …

Connecticut governor criticizes Executive Council, Republicans on Planned Parenthood vote

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy took aim at the Executive Council on Tuesday, slamming Republican members for voting down a Planned Parenthood contract in a move he called “a slap in the face to women in this state.” Malloy …

US stocks extend losses as early rally fades

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Just when it looked as if the bleeding had stopped, it started up again. A rally in U.S. stocks evaporated in the minutes before the closing bell Tuesday, sending the Dow Jones Industrial Average down more than 200 …

600 celebrate life of woman killed in supermarket attack

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Wendy Boudreau graduated from Thornton Academy in Maine, fell in love with her husband there, and eventually worked there. Hundreds of friends and family attended her funeral Tuesday in the high school’s auditorium, where her daughter said her …

2 homeless pythons given to Vermont man headed to sanctuary

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Two giant southeast Asian pythons that were rescued by a longtime snake collector and were turned over to Vermont game wardens are headed to a sanctuary. The larger of the two reticulated pythons picked up Tuesday by experts …