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3:26 pm
Fri October 26, 2012

The New Hampshire State Police: 75 Years Later

The first 44 troopers in 1937.
State Police

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the New Hampshire State Police.

At the State Police Headquarters, case file boxes tower towards the ceiling in the Cold Case Unit. Volunteer Milli Knudsen says sometimes she can’t believe the way the State Police department used to investigate crimes.

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NH News
3:23 pm
Fri October 26, 2012

Plane Crash Investigation To Be Lengthy

New Hampshire State Police say they anticipate a "lengthy" investigation in determining the cause of the small plane crash that killed a Rhode Island couple.

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12:29 pm
Fri October 26, 2012

Gov. Lynch Declares State Of Emergency, Many Flights Canceled

Credit NOAA

Update:  October 29, 2012, 7:08 p.m.

POWER OUTAGES: More than 100,000.

EVACUATIONS: None.

NUMBER OF PEOPLE IN SHELTERS: At least 13 shelters open in Rochester, Plymouth, Rindge, Exeter, Sanborn, North Hampton, Nashua, Auburn, New Ipswich, Keene, New Boston and Bedford.

INJURIES/DEATHS: None.

KEY ROAD/GOVERNMENT CLOSINGS: Many communities shutting down public buildings early, releasing workers; some local roads closed.

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NH News
9:26 am
Fri October 26, 2012

Health Care On The Campaign Trail

Jobs and the economy continue to dominate on the campaign trail, from the national to the local level. But  government run health care programs like Medicaid and Medicare are also getting their fair share of attention. Major changes to both programs are potentially on the horizon.

With just over a week to go until the election, NHPR’s health reporter Todd Bookman has this overview of what’s at stake for Granite State voters. 

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NH News
6:00 pm
Thu October 25, 2012

Hospitals Look To Learn From Exeter Hep C Outbreak

Hospital officials from around the state gathered in Concord on Thursday to learn how to prevent drug theft and misuse by employees.

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NH News
3:55 pm
Thu October 25, 2012

New Housing Data Shows Sales Strong, Prices Soft

Residential properties in New Hampshire continue to move at a strong pace. 

More than 1,100 homes sold in September. That’s a 7.5% jump from 2011 levels, fueled in part by very low mortgage rates.

Prices, though, remain flat. The average sale price last month was just under $200,000, a slight dip from August.

Ned Redpath with Redpath Realty in Hanover says buyers still control the market

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NH News
3:15 pm
Thu October 25, 2012

Eastern Utilities Brace For Expected Super Storm

Utilities and governments along the East Coast are working to head off long-term power failures as forecasters predict a major storm to hit the region early next week.

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NH News
1:46 pm
Thu October 25, 2012

Two Killed In Small Plane Crash Near I-93

Credit Sam Evans-Brown, NHPR

New Hampshire State Police say there's been a plane crash near Interstate 93 in Hooksett.  The state's Department of Safety confirms that two people have died, a man and a woman. 

State Police have identified the victims as Herman and Doris Hassinger, both age 83, of Rhode Island.

Herman Hassinger was ejected from the plane, and landed in the woods near the side of the highway.  Doris Hassinger was found still inside the craft.

Police say the small plane may have hit a light pole alongside I-93 northbound, sending it crashing into the woods next to the highway.

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NH News
10:23 am
Tue October 23, 2012

N.H. Testing Fish For Radiation Levels

New Hampshire health officials are testing fish in various parts of the state to see if there are elevated levels of radiation following a 2010 tritium leak at the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant.

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NH News
10:20 am
Tue October 23, 2012

Flags At Half-Staff For Fallen N.H. Soldier

New Hampshire Gov. John Lynch has directed flags to fly at half-staff in honor of a soldier who was killed in Afghanistan.

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NH News
2:05 pm
Mon October 22, 2012

State Attorney General Releases Domestic Violence Report

The State Attorney General released new data today on domestic violence-related deaths. 

From 2001 through 2010, 79 people in New Hampshire died as a result of domestic violence. Two-thirds of the victims were women.

And the data shows a disproportionate share of the deaths were in rural counties, including Sullivan, which had the state’s highest rate.

Attorney General Michael Delaney says that while New Hampshire remains a safe state, domestic violence is occurring at an unacceptably high rate.

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NH News
3:52 pm
Fri October 19, 2012

McCain Stumps for Romney in N.H.

Peterborough Town Hall was the sight of John McCain’s final town hall meeting in the 2008 election.

Four years later, he told a small crowd that being back in town was a special feeling.

The Arizona Senator questioned President Obama’s foreign policy in the Middle East, citing the embassy attack in Libya.

We lost four brave Americans. There was ample warnings about the security deterioration. The President can say all the things he wants to, but facts are stubborn things.

NH News
11:47 am
Fri October 19, 2012

Ceremony Marks Official Opening Of Berlin Prison

A ceremony is being held to officially open the new federal prison in Berlin, N.H.

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NH News
11:46 am
Fri October 19, 2012

More Arrests Made In Apple Thefts At N.H. Orchards

Less than a week after four people were arrested on suspicion of picking apples after hours at a New Hampshire orchard, five more people have been accused of the same offense.

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NH News
11:44 am
Fri October 19, 2012

Bidding Opens On Long-Stalled N.H. Jobs Corps Plan

The federal government has begun soliciting bids for the construction of a Jobs Corps Center in Manchester, three years after the project was stalled by contract language that would have required the center be built by union labor.

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