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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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NH News
7:59 pm
Tue October 16, 2012

Quake Hits Maine, Rattles N.H.

Credit USGS ShakeMap / U.S. Geological Survey

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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NH News
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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NH News
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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NH News
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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NH News
4:41 pm
Mon October 15, 2012

Labor Unions Call For Action During The Lame Duck Session

The AFL-CIO delivered a symbolic wagon of the "bad deals" that supporting the sequester will net New Hampshire voters.
Courtesy Photo

New Hampshire labor unions are calling on Congressmen Bass and Guinta to avert automatic budget cuts, laid out in a deficit reduction deal between Democrats and Republicans last year. As things stand now, on January 1st mandatory budget cuts will be imposed on defense spending, Medicare, and discretionary spending – unless the current members of Congress do something to stop them.

No matter who wins on November 6th, President of the New Hampshire AFL-CIO Mark Mackenzie says, it will be this year’s lame duck Congress who will have to deal with automatic cuts.

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NH News
3:00 pm
Mon October 15, 2012

Suspect Accused Of Strangling UNH Student

Seth Mazzaglia

A judge says a 29-year-old martial arts instructor is accused of strangling or suffocating a University of New Hampshire student the day she disappeared nearly a week ago.

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5:32 am
Mon October 15, 2012

Suspect In Lizzi Marriott Case To Be Arraigned In Dover

A missing person poster for Lizzi Marriott at UNH's Durham campus
Jonathan Lynch NHPR

The suspect charged in the death of UNH student Lizzi Marriott will be arraigned in Dover District court Monday.

At a press conference Saturday afternoon, authorities revealed they had information confirming the 19-year-old's death, but that they have yet to recover her body.

"This is still an active and ongoing investigation. We are, at this point only 24 hours in and, as you are aware, the search for her was ongoing for a period of about two days or so. But now, obviously, that has changed."

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NH News
10:29 pm
Sat October 13, 2012

Marriott Confirmed Dead, Suspect Taken Into Custody

Press conference in Dover
Credit Jonathan Lynch / NHPR

Law enforcement officials confirmed the death of 19-year-old Lizzi Marriott, the missing UNH student, and have charged a Dover man with her murder.

At a press conference outside of Dover's police station, Assistant Attorney General James Vara confirmed Lizzi Marriott’s death, but said that officials were still trying to locate her body.

Vara also announced that a suspect has been taken into custody. 29-year-old Seth Mazzaglia of Dover, New Hampshire, has been charged with second degree murder.

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4:05 pm
Sat October 13, 2012

Arrest Made In Death Of UNH Student

Jon Lynch

Authorities say a 19-year-old University of New Hampshire student missing for days is dead, and a man has been charged with second-degree murder.

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NH News
6:05 pm
Fri October 12, 2012

LGC Will Return $22.5 Million Surplus

The Local Government center will return twenty-two-and-a-half million dollars to its members. The board will return the money as a contribution holiday payment, which lowers the amount members pay over the coverage year.

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5:00 pm
Fri October 12, 2012

A Profile of Kathrine Switzer

Forty-five years ago, on the eve of the Women’s liberation movement Kathrine Switzer made history by becoming the first women to ever ‘officially run’ the Boston Marathon.  But it was four photographs taken of Switzer’s famous altercation with a race director that day would spark a revolution not only in women’s running, but also in women’s rights.

Switzer was in New Hampshire this week to give the keynote address at the annual Women Building Community Luncheon in Manchester put on by the United Way of New Hampshire, the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation and the Women’s Fund”

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4:11 pm
Fri October 12, 2012

Family Of Missing UNH Student Offering $10,000 Reward

Elizabeth "Lizzie" Marriott. Blonde hair. Blue eyes. 5' 5", 130 lbs.

The family of a missing UNH student is offering a ten thousand dollar reward for information in her disappearance.


19-year-old Lizzie Marriott was last heard from by text message on Tuesday night. After class, she told a friend in Dover she was on her way there. Since then, investigators say, there has been no activity on her cell phone, credit cards or Facebook page.


The FBI, State Police, Chester Police, New Hampshire Fish and Game, and several volunteers continue to search for her.

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5:00 am
Thu October 11, 2012

To Get Kids Eating Vegetables, Get Them Growing Vegetables

Any parent can tell you that sweet foods are an easier sell to kids than, say, sprouts or salad. But with more than a quarter of New Hampshire struggling with obesity, researchers at Keene State College are working on innovative ways to get children as young as three years old hooked on vegetables.

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