Nashua Democrat Rep.-elect Stacie Laughton has decided to step down.
Laughton announced her decision to resign Thursday, though the question remains whether her criminal history disqualified her from serving office.
Earlier this week, news reports surfaced that she had been convicted of a felony. But she remained undecided about whether to resign. Laughton said Republicans calling for her resignation were not a factor in her decision.
A New Hampshire couple suspected of beating and burning the woman's 3-year-old son are to be arraigned in Florida after being arrested at a theme-park.
Police took 23-year-old Jessica Linscott and her boyfriend, 27-year-old Roland Dow, into custody last night at Universal Studios, two weeks after they went on the run. They're being arraigned on fugitive from justice charges today.
A Jaffrey company cited by federal regulators for workplace safety violations after a series of explosions and fires has agreed to pay a $100,000 fine and to take significant steps to prevent future problems.
President Barack Obama has declared a major disaster exists in New Hampshire following Superstorm Sandy.
On Wednesday, the president ordered federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in areas affected by the storm from October 26 to November 8. The declaration covers the counties of Belknap, Carroll, Coos, Grafton and Sullivan.
Gov. John Lynch submitted the request for a disaster declaration on Nov. 15.
Governor-elect Maggie Hassan is telling executive branch agencies to rein in spending requests for New Hampshire’s next two-year budget. The new spending proposed by agency heads is 19 percent more than is funded in the current budget.
After the leftovers from a hefty Thanksgiving dinner are put away, it’s become a tradition for many consumers to head to the malls. But one shop-local initiative wants to lure customers away from the huge Black Friday sales — and stir up some excitement about downtown retail.