New Hampshire and Vermont do not require that mental health information be reported for use in firearm purchaser background checks. Massachusetts, on the other hand, will not issue any firearms license if the applicant has been confined to any hospital or institution for mental illness, unless the applicant submits a physician’s affidavit.
Representative Rick Ladd says a law requiring high schools to be more vigilant in dealing with concussions needs to be broadened to include younger student athletes.
Ladd, a Haverhill Republican, says the law passed last year only applies to sports in grades 9 through 12.
The law requires high school student athletes be removed from games if they are suspected of having a concussion. Students cannot return to the field until they get clearance from a doctor and a parent’s permission.
Kathryn McDonough is a 19-year-old Portsmouth resident who has been arrested for giving a false alibi when questioned by the police as to her whereabouts at the time of the disappearance of UNH student Elizabeth Marriott.
A second arrest has been made in connection with disappearance and murder of UNH student Elizabeth Marriott. 19-year-old Portsmouth resident Kathryn McDonough has been arrested on charges of hindering apprehension or prosecution and conspiracy to hinder apprehension or prosecution.
Assistant Attorney General Peter Hinckley says McDonough was the girlfriend of Seth Mazzaglia who has been charged with Marriott’s murder.
There’s some snow on tap for the Granite State. The Northeast seems to be in a pattern of unsettled weather, with two storms swinging through in just a matter of days. The first flakes should begin to fly tonight, as a weak system passed through clipping the bottom of the state.
Hometown Forecast Service’s Rob Carolan says this quick hit should amount to about an inch for the southern part of the state, and just a dusting up North.
Carolan: It should be all said and done by about noon tomorrow.
When reporter Sean Hurley heard that one of his neighbors was giving away Christmas trees, he wanted to find out more about this local charity. And what he found was that this man's very public act, letting people wander over his property to pick out and cut down one of the Christmas Trees, was also very private. This story won Second Place in the 2007 Best Feature category from the New Hampshire Associated Press Broadcasters Association.
The President’s health law wasn’t all that popular with New Hampshire House Republicans. Among other actions last session, they passed a law prohibiting the state from managing its own health insurance exchange.
And for now, the state is moving forward with a marketplace run by the Federal government.
The superintendent of New Hampshire's largest school district is skeptical about the National Rifle Association's idea to put armed security personnel in every school as a bulwark against gun violence.
A week after the Connecticut school massacre that riveted the nation's attention to gun violence and school safety issues, the NRA came out with its armed guard proposal.
Manchester Schools Superintendent Tom Brennan tells WMUR-TV that it's time to think about other options, rather than suggesting more guns in school.
The Rochester Opera House is a historic theater located in the Rochester city hall. It has been a center of community and community entertainment for more than a century. Now it is leased and operated as a non-profit, bringing a variety of shows and performance opportunities to the community. Shay Willard started acting there as a sixth grader; he is now a graduate student in film production and is directing a play at the opera house.
Come January, New Hampshire lawmakers will consider a bevy of bills dealing with the water quality of Great Bay. Some proposals confront waste-water treatment plant costs head-on, while others skirt that controversy.
The decline in the ecosystem of the Great Bay, coupled with Portsmouth, Rochester, and Dover's decision to fight the EPA over required wastewater treatment plant to upgrades is inspiring action in Concord.