Newscast http://nhpr.org en N.H. Senator Odell Announces Retirement http://nhpr.org/post/nh-senator-odell-announces-retirement <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">&nbsp;</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Six-term state Sen. Bob Odell says he will not seek re-election this fall.</p><p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:27:40 +0000 Associated Press 46990 at http://nhpr.org N.H. Senator Odell Announces Retirement This Is Final Weekend For Skiing In N.H. http://nhpr.org/post/final-weekend-skiing-nh <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The three remaining ski areas that are open in New Hampshire are planning to close after this weekend.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The "Ski New Hampshire" website shows that Loon Mountain Resort, Cannon Mountain and Bretton Woods plan to operate this weekend.</p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:18:00 +0000 Associated Press 46992 at http://nhpr.org This Is Final Weekend For Skiing In N.H. Hoax Bomb Detonated At Boston Finish Line, Suspect In Custody http://nhpr.org/post/hoax-bomb-detonated-boston-finish-line-suspect-custody <p>Police say a man taken into custody near the Boston Marathon finish line had a rice cooker in his backpack and is being charged with possession of a hoax device.</p><p>Police Superintendent Randall Halstead says the man was stopped Tuesday by an officer who saw him acting suspiciously. He says the man dropped the backpack.</p> <p>Halstead says the man also faces charges of disturbing the peace and disorderly conduct.</p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:42:27 +0000 Associated Press 46849 at http://nhpr.org Rising Temps, Rain Raise Flood Worries In N.H., Maine, Vermont http://nhpr.org/post/rising-temps-rain-raise-flood-worries-nh-maine-vermont <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Concerns about flooding in northern New England are growing as more rain comes to the region.</p><p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:09:20 +0000 Associated Press 46796 at http://nhpr.org Sen. Shaheen Meets With Marathon Responders http://nhpr.org/post/sen-shaheen-meets-marathon-responders <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">New Hampshire police officers who pitched in after the Boston Marathon Bombings last year met in Manchester Tuesday with Senator Jeanne Shaheen.</span></p><p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:05:24 +0000 Ryan Lessard 46792 at http://nhpr.org Sen. Shaheen Meets With Marathon Responders Suspended County Attorney Turns To Court For Reinstatement http://nhpr.org/post/suspended-county-attorney-turns-court-reinstatement <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A New Hampshire county attorney suspended since November is returning to court to ask for his job back.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Rockingham County Attorney Jim Reams cites the Attorney General's statement last month that no criminal charges would be filed against him.</p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 12:02:31 +0000 Associated Press 46312 at http://nhpr.org Suspended County Attorney Turns To Court For Reinstatement Keg Explosion Lawsuit Filed http://nhpr.org/post/keg-explosion-lawsuit-filed <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The sister of a man who was killed in a keg explosion at a New Hampshire brewery two years ago has filed a federal lawsuit against three companies involved in the manufacture and distribution of the keg.</p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 11:58:08 +0000 Associated Press 46311 at http://nhpr.org Veterans Group Raises Money For Special Housing At Dartmouth http://nhpr.org/post/veterans-group-raises-money-special-housing-dartmouth <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A nonprofit group is raising money to buy a home for veterans who attend Dartmouth College. &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Project </span>VetCare<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Inc. has received an anonymous pledge of $375,000 toward the home's $475,000 purchase price and is hoping to raise the rest by May 31. Sun, 06 Apr 2014 17:05:02 +0000 Associated Press 46282 at http://nhpr.org N.H. House Committees To Hold Hearing On Raising Gas Tax http://nhpr.org/post/nh-house-committees-hold-hearing-raising-gas-tax <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The House highways and tax committees are holding a joint hearing next week on a proposal to raise the tax on gas and diesel by 4 cents. &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The hearing will be held Tuesday. &nbsp;</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Senate-passed bill would provide more money over the next two years for highway improvements, then take some of the tax proceeds to pay off $200 million in borrowing toward completion of the I-93 project. Sun, 06 Apr 2014 17:00:50 +0000 Associated Press 46281 at http://nhpr.org N.H. House Committees To Hold Hearing On Raising Gas Tax Amid Settlement Battle With Regulators, HealthTrust Announces $13.9M Refund http://nhpr.org/post/amid-settlement-battle-regulators-healthtrust-announces-139m-refund <p>Communities that carry <a href="http://www.healthtrustnh.org/" target="_blank">HealthTrust</a> insurance for public workers could split $13.9 million following a vote by the program’s board of directors. &nbsp;In an <a href="http://www.healthtrustnh.org/Resources/ViewDocument/857" target="_blank">announcement</a> late Tuesday afternoon, HealthTrust noted that the refund was bigger than expected. &nbsp;The money comes from another risk pool, <a href="http://www.healthtrustnh.org/Coverage#pl" target="_blank">Property-Liability Trust</a>. &nbsp;</p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 13:26:26 +0000 Amanda Loder 46054 at http://nhpr.org Amid Settlement Battle With Regulators, HealthTrust Announces $13.9M Refund House Panel Weighs Ban On Discrimination Against Gays http://nhpr.org/post/house-panel-weighs-ban-discrimination-against-gays <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A House panel is holding a hearing on a proposed amendment to New Hampshire's constitution that would prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation.</p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 11:57:16 +0000 Associated Press 46049 at http://nhpr.org House Panel Weighs Ban On Discrimination Against Gays Hassan Takes Up Infrastucture With Berlin Bridge Visit http://nhpr.org/post/hassan-takes-infrastucture-berlin-bridge-visit <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Gov. Maggie Hassan is visiting a bridge in Berlin, N.H., to talk about the need to strengthen investment in the state's transportation's infrastructure.</p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 11:51:06 +0000 Associated Press 46048 at http://nhpr.org List Of Candidates Grows To Replace Suspended Rockingham County Attorney http://nhpr.org/post/list-candidates-grows-replace-suspended-rockingham-county-attorney <p>Joe Plaia -- a&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">former Marine MP and public defender and current chief hearings officer for the New Hampshire Liquor Commission --&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;will run again for the position of Rockingham County Attorney. &nbsp;</span>Plaia<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is the first Democrat in this majority-Republican county to seek the seat of suspended &nbsp;Attorney, Jim Reams.&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 19:53:02 +0000 Emily Corwin 46003 at http://nhpr.org Wild Turkey Survey Reporting Deadline Approaches http://nhpr.org/post/wild-turkey-survey-reporting-deadline-approaches <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">New Hampshire residents have until Tuesday to report any wild turkey flocks they've seen in recent months. &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The state's annual winter turkey survey, which started Jan. 1, runs through Monday. &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Fish and Game biologists use the survey data to monitor the abundance and distribution of turkeys during the state's challenging winter months. Officials say turkeys generally travel in large flocks during the winter months and are highly visible. Sun, 30 Mar 2014 17:39:47 +0000 Associated Press 45877 at http://nhpr.org Fish And Game To Offer Free Turkey Hunting Workshop http://nhpr.org/post/fish-and-game-offer-free-turkey-hunting-workshop <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A free workshop covering the basics of hunting wild turkeys is being held by the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department next month in </span>Holderness<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. &nbsp;</span></div><div>&nbsp;Dave Priebe, a hunter education instructor and Quaker Boy Turkey Calls pro staff member, will cover the basics of turkey hunting, turkey calling and turkey hunting safety at the event on Saturday, April 19. The workshop takes place from 9 a.m. to noon at the Owl Brook Hunter Education Center. Sun, 30 Mar 2014 17:36:43 +0000 Associated Press 45876 at http://nhpr.org