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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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1:46 pm
Thu October 25, 2012

Two Killed In Small Plane Crash Near I-93

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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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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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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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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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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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1:13 pm
Thu October 18, 2012

N.H. Students Graduate With Highest Debt Loads In Nation

New data released today shows New Hampshire students graduating with the highest debt loads in the nation. 

According to a report from the Institute for College Access and Success, the Class of 2011 averaged $32,440 in debt.

It’s the second year in a row New Hampshire has had the highest average load. 

Tara Payne with the NH Higher Education Assistance Foundation says the numbers send a signal to students and parents.

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5:52 pm
Wed October 17, 2012

Patient Privacy Versus Public Health In Court Hearing

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A judge heard arguments today in a case involving patient medical records at Exeter Hospital. At issue is just how much access the state needs to investigate an outbreak of Hepatitis C.

Back in August, Exeter Hospital filed a protective order arguing the state’s broad request for patient records violates both state and federal privacy laws.

In Merrimack Superior court, lawyers for the State countered, saying they have a duty to investigate exactly what happened inside the hospital, and that means they need complete access.

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7:59 pm
Tue October 16, 2012

Quake Hits Maine, Rattles N.H.

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An earthquake has struck southern Maine and rattled nearby New England states.

The U.S. Geological Survey  said the epicenter of the quake was about 3 miles west of Hollis Center, Maine, and about 3 miles deep. That location is about 20 miles west of Portland.

The quake was felt in Vermont, New Hampshire and Massachusetts, including Boston, and as far south as Rhode Island and Connecticut.

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2:03 pm
Tue October 16, 2012

Number Of Meningitis Cases In State Jumps To Six

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The number of cases of fungal meningitis in New Hampshire now stands at six. Public health officials today announced two more cases of the infection.

The patients all received tainted steroid injections manufactured by New England Compounding Company. The Massachusetts-based manufacturer has since recalled all of its products.

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9:21 am
Tue October 16, 2012

Moose Hunting Season Begins Saturday

Hunters are gearing up for New Hampshire's annual moose hunt later this month.

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4:46 pm
Mon October 15, 2012

TD Bank Warns N.H. Customers Of Security Breach

The State Attorney General’s office announced today that more than 43,000 TD Bank customers in New Hampshire are at risk of identity theft. The bank can’t locate two tapes containing sensitive data shipped between locations back in March.

TD Bank is offering new accounts free of charge and a year of credit monitoring to affected customers.

In total, the bank is notifying more than 250,000 customers on the east coast about the breach.

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