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4:57 pm
Fri April 19, 2013

Key Moments In Boston Manhunt

Key moments related to the search for the Boston Marathon bombing suspects, based on reports from the Middlesex County district attorney, Massachusetts State Police, and Boston police.

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3:04 pm
Fri April 19, 2013

Manchester Boxing Official Remembers Dead Bombing Suspect

Tamerlan Tsarnaev in boxing gym.
Johannes Hirn

A Manchester man who heads a civil engineering firm says he remembers the older brother of the two marathon bombing suspects.


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2:47 pm
Fri April 19, 2013

Concord Youth Hockey Raises Money For Family Of Boston Blast Victim

A group in Concord is raising money for one of the victims in Monday’s bombing. 

The Concord Youth Hockey Association has replaced its homepage with a fundraising form. IT is collecting donations for the family of Jeffrey Bauman Jr. Bauman is the man in that iconic, and very graphic image from Monday’s bombings. He’s being wheeled away from the scene by a man in a cowboy hat. His father, Jeffrey Bauman Sr., lives in Concord and is a fill-in coach for Concord Youth Hockey Association, where Bauman’s younger half-brothers used to play hockey.

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11:02 am
Fri April 19, 2013

State, Nashua Police Helping With Bombing Suspect Search in Watertown, Mass.

New Hampshire State Police are in Massachusetts assisting with the search for a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing.

State police deployed its SWAT team and bomb squad to Watertown. Massachusetts State Police requested the assistance.

In addition, Nashua Police Lieutenant Michael Moushiegian says 30 officers with the department have been sent to to aid in the search.

He says the officers are with the department's Special Reaction Team and bomb unit.

"I imagine they're going to be relieving some existing teams," he said.

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10:42 am
Fri April 19, 2013

N.H. Residents Urged To Avoid Boston

Governor Maggie Hassan is urging New Hampshire residents to avoid the Boston area.

Hassan released the message via Twitter this morning.

"NH emergency management and law enforcement officials are on alert and are closely monitoring the situation in the Boston area," she said.

"This is a rapidly changing situation. NH residents should avoid the Boston area if at all possible, heed direction of local law enforcement," she added.

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4:21 pm
Thu April 18, 2013

A Quarter Of Total Telegraph Staff Laid Off

The new owners of the Telegraph of Nashua newspaper laid off a total of about 25 staffers Wednesday, according to Michael Power, the community outreach administrator in the states’ Office of Workforce Opportunity.

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1:06 pm
Thu April 18, 2013

N.H. Senate Ends Education Tax Credit Repeal Bid

The New Hampshire Senate has voted along party lines to table a proposal that would have repealed a controversial education tax credit. The vote effectively kills the effort to repeal the law, which went into effect in January.

The credit lets businesses claim an 85 percent tax credit for money donated to qualified scholarship organizations. Those organizations then award scholarships worth an average of $2,500 dollars to qualified, low-income students who can use it for a private school, homeschooling or an out-of-district public school.

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10:16 pm
Wed April 17, 2013

N.H. Family Injured In Marathon Blasts Recovering, Know Lives Are Changed

Karen Brassard of Epsom shows the X-ray of the shrapnel in her leg. She was injured in the blast at the Boston Marathon.
NHPR / Michael Brindley

Ronald and Karen Brassard of Epsom were among the nearly 200 people injured when two bombs went off near the finish line of the Boston Marathon.

They were there with their daughter, Krystara Brassard, a student at Northeastern University, who was also injured in the blasts.

Karen Brassard has been at Boston Medical Hospital since the explosion, while her husband remains hospitalized at Tufts Medical Center. Krystara was treated for shrapnel wounds and has since been released.

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7:00 pm
Wed April 17, 2013

Governor Hassan Proclaims April Child Abuse Prevention Month

Nashua Detective in his dress blues walks girl down luminary-lined walkway towards the state house.
Ryan Lessard NHPR

Child advocacy groups held a small rally at the statehouse Wednesday night where Governor Maggie Hassan proclaimed April to be Child Abuse Prevention Month.


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4:22 pm
Wed April 17, 2013

Foster Approved As Next Attorney General For N.H.

The Executive Council has voted unanimously to approve former state Sen. Joseph Foster as New Hampshire's next attorney general.

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4:20 pm
Wed April 17, 2013

N.H. Officials OK Officer's Use Of Deadly Force

New Hampshire's attorney general says police use of deadly force against a convicted felon fleeing an armed robbery was justified.

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1:25 pm
Wed April 17, 2013

N.H. Using Mortgage Settlement To Fund Foreclosure Counseling

New Hampshire is launching a program that provides counseling for homeowners who are at risk of foreclosure.

The$3.5 million to pay for the program comes from a multi-state settlement New Hampshire reached last year with the five largest mortgage lenders over foreclosure abuses.

The statewide initiative is called HomeHelpNH. Homeowners can get free advice on issues such as reviewing mortgage documents and exploring mortgage modification.

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5:53 pm
Tue April 16, 2013

A Runner, And A Race Volunteer Tell Their Boston Marathon Story

There are so many stories from yesterday's events in Boston--stories of loss and horror, of runners and spectators and first responders and friends.

Here is how Lisa and Ross Ramey saw the events: she as a finish line volunteer, her husband running in his first Boston Marathon, just half a mile from the finish when tragedy struck.

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4:20 pm
Tue April 16, 2013

House Committee Hears 'Dealer's Bill Of Rights'

Auto dealers and lobbyists gather to give testimony before the House Commerce Committee.
Credit Emily Corwin / NHPR

A bill that pits dealers against manufacturers drew a crowd to its House hearing today.

  Car and heavy equipment dealers say state franchise laws need an update to protect them from what they call “excessive” manufacturer demands.   

Manufacturers say this would amount to state government micromanaging their private business contracts.

Nashua Chamber of Commerce president Chris Williams – who supports the bill -- told House Commerce Committee that ordinarily, this is an area where government ought to tread lightly. 

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3:10 pm
Tue April 16, 2013

Jaffrey Fireworks Festival Cancelled Indefinitely

Jaffrey Festival of Fireworks
Jaffrey Chamber of Commerce

The Jaffrey Chamber of Commerce announced that it will no longer host fireworks festivals due to safety concerns in the wake of last year’s bomb threat.

The Jaffrey Festival of Fireworks was one of the largest fireworks events in New England for the past 22 years. Co-Chair Cyndy Burgess says the Jaffrey police performed a security assessment and filed a report to the chamber.


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