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Concord police: Cause of crash that killed N.H. employee undetermined

Concord police said they were unable to determine the cause of a single-car crash in September that killed a longtime state employee. The department has closed its investigation into the crash months after Scott Cloutier Sr. was found unresponsive at the scene, not far from the Thirty Pines apartmen


High schools: Concord sophomore claims 2 individual titles in D-I Alpine championships

After this first giant slalom run of the day, Concord sophomore Kevin McDonough felt he could he do better. Once he embraced that mindset, nobody could top him. McDonough was the fastest skier in all three of the remaining runs at Thursday’s Division I boys’ Alpine skiing championships at Gunstock,


Police suspend investigation into Concord man’s death

Police have suspended their investigation into the death of a Concord man found unresponsive in the area of Greenwood Avenue in November. Authorities believe the death of Gregory Michael, 55, on Nov. 16 was likely accidental. But because questions still remain unanswered, they’re looking to the publ


New Hampshire judge sets new trial date in Nathan Carman case

The trial pitting Nathan Carman against his three aunts, who are accusing him of killing his grandfather and his mother in a quest for money, is now set to begin in June. Following a telephone conference call with the new lawyers for both sides, Probate Judge David King on Thursday set aside from Ju


Insanity plea likely in Penacook attempted murder case

A 39-year-old Penacook man accused of attempting to murder his twin sister by dousing her with gasoline and lighting her on fire is relying on an insanity defense. Dwayne Crawford is scheduled to face a Merrimack County Superior Court judge on March 8 for a plea and sentencing hearing in the attempt


Intervenors Criticize Northern Pass Appeal in Supreme Court Filing

CONCORD — Several intervenor groups claim Eversource raised issues in its appeal of the regulators’ decision to deny the Northern Pass project that the state Supreme Court should not consider.


PHOTOS: Overnight crews clear Concord streets

City crews in downtown Concord worked overnight Thursday clearing away snow banks to provide for easier parking and walking. Wednesday’s snowstorm left 7 inches of heavy wet snow around the Capital area.


Man serenades Concord market owner as thanks after breaking his leg

Two weeks ago, Rick Mitchell broke his leg across the street from the South Street Market. He did it again on Valentines Day, but in the classical show biz sense: Mitchell, along with members of his barbershop quartet group D’Accord, a subgroup within the Concord Coachman Chorus, scootered into the


Concord Weather Forecast For The Weekend Ahead

CONCORD, NH — Here's your local weather forecast for the coming weekend, as reported by Darksky. Mostly cloudy in the morning. Light rain in the afternoon. Partly cloudy in the morning.


Issues Big and Small and How About Those Property Taxes?

Things have been hopping in Concord, and we’ve all been very busy. This term I am serving on the Municipal and County Government Committee, which always has a lot of bills to hear. Even though we Granite Staters talk a lot about how much we value local control, we are not a home rule state. Towns an


NH nets $190,000 from settlements of Medicaid fraud involving Walgreens, insulin pens

CONCORD - New Hampshire's share of two Medicaid fraud settlements totaling more than $269 million will come to about $290,000, according to New Hampshire Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald.


NH sues Trump administration over lottery profits

CONCORD — The New Hampshire Lottery Commission sued the Trump administration in federal court Friday, arguing a new guideline threatens to rob the state of millions in profits from legal gambling.


Body Scan Finds Contraband Inside Body Cavity

Candice R. Jones, age 28, of Steve’s Court (Manchester) was arrested twice, once for DUI and again for smuggling contraband into jail inside a body cavity. Kentucky State Police Trooper Jarod Smith was contacted by Manchester Police officer Tay Napier about a vehicle he stopped at Muddy Gap Church F


Drunk Driver Side-Swipes Cruiser, Tow Truck in Hit-and-Run: New Hampshire State Police

A New Hampshire State Police cruiser and tow truck were responding to a motor vehicle stop when they were side-swiped in a hit-and-run crash by another vehicle driven by an alleged DWI driver.


Verdict of innocence: County attorney says his office will not ignore perceived threats

MANCHESTER — Hillsborough County Attorney Michael Conlon on Friday defended the felony prosecution of a Hillsborough man for off-handed comments about bringing a gun to his high school graduation.


IHoP-NH, Tell Us Why You Came to Concord Mark Hampton

InDepthNH.org’s Paula Tracy talks every week to people from around New Hampshire who come to the State House and Legislative Office Building in Concord about why they do so. Mark Hampton of Canterbury is a retired teacher. He explains why he came on a snowy Wednesday when lawmakers heard a number of


33 Arrested In Nashua Granite Shield Crime Sweep

NASHUA, NH — Nashua police arrested 33 people in the latest "Granite Shield" crime sweep this week. The sweep was conducted Wednesday with the help of Hudson police. Twenty-six of those arrested were charged with drug crimes.


A night of African food, entertainment and unity in Concord

On Feb. 23 at 6 p.m. at the Grappone Conference Center, New American Africans will host a fundraising gala that celebrates Umoja, the Swahili word for unity, by sharing the cultures of Africa through food, music, fashion and decor. Guests will enjoy a thoughtfully curated array of cuisine from the v


Crashes close portions of I-293, Rte. 101 in Manchester and Bedford

MANCHESTER -- Portions of Interstate 293 and Route 101 in Manchester and Bedford were closed early Thursday as emergency personnel responded to reports of two crashes during the morning commute.


Merrimack Fentanyl Dealer Arrested: Police

MERRIMACK, NH — A Merrimack man was recently arrested after police said he sold fentanyl to undercover officers. Stephen Pierce, 24, was charged with two counts of selling drugs, two counts of drug possession and transporting drugs in a vehicle. He was released on bond.