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9:01 am
Mon April 15, 2013

Live Blog: Gov. Hassan's First 100 Days

Governor Maggie Hassan on The Exchange Tuesday, April 15.
Credit NHPR / Michael Brindley

9:56: On repealing stand your ground, “I continue to be very concerned that we make New Hampshire as safe a state as we can.” Supports a repeal of the law, says it allows people to open fire in public places when other options available to them. “That just isn’t safe.”

9:54: On Medicaid expansion, Hassan says hospitals have come forward and said if you want us to participate, we need to have some of that money to fund our uncompensated care costs, because we are so strained. 

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4:00 pm
Sun April 14, 2013

Henri Renaud: The Only Granite Stater To Ever Win The Boston Marathon

Henri Renaud wins the 1909 Boston Marathon

There was hardly a single person who thought that Henri Charles Renaud would win the 13th running of the Boston Marathon in 1909.  He was just 19 years old, a son of French Canadian immigrants who worked in the Nashua mills. And is his great grandson, Brett Misenor says he had only started running seven months earlier.

His father urged him to run only about 2 weeks before the race. Henri had begun running the September before and won the first race he ever ran and he entered the Boston Marathon and ended up out running some of the world’s best Olympic runners.

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6:22 pm
Fri April 12, 2013

Bedford Police Name Suspect In November Home Invasion

Charles Normil in 2010.
Credit Courtesy of Rye Police Dept.

  Bedford Police say they have a warrant for a Massachusetts man allegedly involved in the burglary and subsequent assaults of Eduardo Quesada and his wife Sofia on November 24th.


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4:59 pm
Fri April 12, 2013

Family Of Brittany Tibbetts Doesn't Want Her To Be Forgotten

Donna Tibbetts keeps her daughter Brittany's urn on the mantle.
NHPR / Michael Brindley

People in Greenland are remembering their former police Chief Michael Maloney. He died a year ago, when authorities say 29-year-old Cullen Mutrie shot Maloney through a basement window during a drug raid.

Mutrie then shot 26-year-old Brittney Tibbetts, who was also wanted for dealing drugs.

He then shot himself.

A year later, the family of Brittany Tibbetts says they don’t want what happened to their daughter that night to define her.

Diesel, a brown mini pincher, is one of the last connections that Donna Tibbetts has to her daughter, Brittany.

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7:30 am
Fri April 12, 2013

One Year After Police Chief's Death, Memorial Fund Continues Service Legacy

After Chief Michael Maloney died, there was a massive outpouring of support for Greenland. Now, a memorial fund is trying to keep that community spirit, and Maloney's memory, alive.
Credit NHPR

One year ago today, Greenland Police Chief Michael Maloney was killed in the line of duty as he tried to execute a search warrant.  Not long after his death, friends and family established a memorial fund to serve the Seacoast in his name. 

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7:00 am
Fri April 12, 2013

New Boston: 250 Years in the Making

Welcome to New Boston
Archive photo

New Boston is a town that sounds like it could or should be in Massachusetts, and at one time, it actually was. In the 1730s Boston proprietors were granted a charter to the town, but never did much with it, mostly because of the presence of Native Americans in the area. By 1741, when new borders were drawn up New Boston became part of New Hampshire, with a brand new set of residents says historian Stu Wallace:

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5:39 pm
Thu April 11, 2013

Officers Continue With Civil Suit Against Greenland Shooter's Mother

A year after the shooting in Greenland, four drug task force officers wounded in a raid continue to seek damages from Beverly Mutrie, the mother of the gunman.

Identifying themselves as John Does one through four, the officers wounded in the Greenland drug raid filed a civil suit against Beverly Mutrie last summer.

She is the mother of Cullen Mutrie, the man police say killed Greenland Police Chief Michael Maloney and wounded the officers.

Police say he then shot his girlfriend, killing her, and then shot and killed himself.

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4:57 pm
Thu April 11, 2013

One Year Later, Greenland Plans To Honor Its Hero, Move Forward

Greenland Town Administrator Karen Anderson holds ribbons that people will wear Friday to honor Chief Michael Maloney.
Michael Brindley NHPR

As the town of Greenland marks the one-year anniversary of the death of Chief Michael Maloney, residents say the painful memories of that night are still fresh in their minds. But they also agree it’s important to remember the sacrifice the chief made to the community.

In the town of Greenland, life goes on.

On a recent morning, Town Administrator Karen Anderson is getting briefed about a small fire at the transfer station.

It’s the kind of minor issue Anderson deals with on a normal day.

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4:31 pm
Thu April 11, 2013

Key Law Enforcement Critics Don't Ask Senate to Kill House-Backed Medical Marijuana Bill

Credit Josh Rogers, NHPR

Go to any medical marijuana hearing and you will hear people suffering from severe illness or injury extolling the therapeutic benefits of marijuana. But in NH you have never heard things like this. Elizabeth Woodcock is with the NH Department of Justice:

The NH attorney general’s office is willing to work with the committee and with the medical community to see if we can resolve the concerns that we have about the bill, and that’s the only thing I came to say.

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3:23 pm
Thu April 11, 2013

Navy Names New Combat Ship After Manchester

General Dynamic's variant of the LCS

The United States Navy will name a new combat ship after the city of Manchester.


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5:00 am
Thu April 11, 2013

Remembering The Chief

Credit Greenland PD

Friday marks the one year anniversary of the shooting death of Greenland Police Chief Michael Maloney. He was killed in the line of duty, helping fellow officers who themselves had been shot while attempting to execute a search warrant in a drug case. The Chief was popular and well admired in the small seacoast town, and many in the community are still feeling the loss intensely.  The town’s current Police Chief Tara Laurent talks about how her Department is observing the anniversary.

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5:00 am
Thu April 11, 2013

Female Inmates' Lawsuit Spurs Action Among Lawmakers

Women cook their own meals at the Goffstown Women's Prison,but unlike their male counterparts, they can not receive culinary certification.
Emily Corwin NHPR

Nearly 24 years after the courts first ordered a new facility for female inmates, the New Hampshire House has approved a capital budget with $38 million set aside for a 224-bed women's prison in Concord.

A class action lawsuit is driving lawmakers to act now.

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6:11 pm
Wed April 10, 2013

AG Pick Foster Praised At Confirmation Hearing

Credit Josh Rogers, NHPR

Former State Senator Joe Foster is a bankruptcy lawyer who has never prosecuted a case, but his confirmation as N.H.'s highest law enforcement official looks assured. Former colleagues of both parties hailed his judgment and legal knowledge.  Foster now manages the McLane law firm and says he well understands his new role would be different.

"You role as a lawyer is to represent your client, and that’s what I did at the law firm. You role at the law firm is to represent the people of N.H. and that’s what I am going to do, I am going to look out for their interests."

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2:20 pm
Wed April 10, 2013

Remembering Victims Of 1963 Submarine Disaster

Shipyard workers at ceremony
Credit Roger Wood

Hundreds of Portsmouth Navy Yard employees and personnel gathered at the shipyard Wednesday to honor those who died 50 years ago when the U.S.S  Thresher sank.

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5:30 am
Wed April 10, 2013

Protesters Outraged By Immigrant Arrests

Cell phone snap shot of ICE agents and MPD officers in El Mexicana, Manchester.
Courtesy of Marisela Rodriguez

Over the weekend, Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers arrested at least four undocumented immigrants in Nashua and Manchester. The arrests occurred less than a day after an immigration reform rally was held in Nashua. Immigration activists are calling foul and continuing demonstrations.


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