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Fire Destroys Home Impacted By Merrimack Valley Explosions

LAWRENCE (CBS) – A Lawrence home that was impacted by the Merrimack Valley Explosions was destroyed by fire Friday afternoon. Columbia Gas says the home at 21 Brookfield Street has not had gas service since the explosions.


Merrimack woman charged with domestic assault on family member

MERRIMACK - A local woman is facing two counts of domestic violence for an alleged assault Thursday night. Local police arrested Seteiva Jean Simonelli, 39, after they were called to a local residence to investigate a domestic altercation in progress about 11:54 p.m..


Day care closed after toddler found wandering in middle of road

PEABODY, Mass. — A Peabody day care was shut down Friday after a toddler walked out of the facility and was found wandering in the middle of a street by a stranger. Police said the 2-year-old somehow got out of the Watch-A-Tot day care sometime after being dropped off around 8 a.m.


Homework Grading Still Up In The Air In Merrimack

MERRIMACK, NH — Whether homework should be graded is a decision that the Merrimack School Board has yet to make. Voters on April 9 had approved changing the School District policy in favor of grading homework and having it count toward students' overall grades. But because the proposal was on the ba


Derry man arrested on felony child porn charges

LONDONDERRY - After a nearly year-long investigation, police arrested a man Thursday on felony child pornography charges. Londonderry Police arrested Richard Gale, 75, of Derry and charged him with three felony counts of child pornography possession and one felony count of distribution of child porn


Alleged Milford Stalker, Assaulter Arrested In Merrimack

MERRIMACK, NH — A domestic disturbance at a local hotel led to charges against a Milford man in Merrimack, according to police. Tanner Ricciardi, 27, was arrested on April 18, 2019, and charged with stalking, criminal mischief, and domestic violence. At around 5 a.m. this morning, officers were sent


Nashua Teen, Four Others Arrested On Meth, Other Drug Charges

NASHUA, NH — Nashua police arrested five people on drug charges during another Granite Shield operation in the Gate City yesterday. Two Nashua residents – Justin Greenwood, pictured upper left, 42, of Sargent Avenue, and Katelyn Ferguson, 19, upper right, of Eric Avenue – were arrested on felony sal


Still to Die For: Inside the Tangled Web Around Pamela Smart That Started With the Murder of Her Husband

At the end of the day, Pamela Smart was the murderous adult in the room. The New Hampshire school media director—the original inspiration for Nicole Kidman's breakout turn as a sociopathic local weathergirl with Barbara Walters-level aspirations in To Die For—was 23 years old in 1991 when she was se


Manchester PD hires first civilian public information officer

MANCHESTER — For the first time in the city’s history, the liaison between the police department and the public will be a civilian and not a sworn officer. The Manchester Police Department has announced that it hired Heather Hamel, who worked as a reporter for WMUR from 2005 until this year, to be i


No immediate homework changes in Merrimack despite voter support

MERRIMACK — Although voters supported a warrant article seeking to change the school district’s homework protocol, school officials said this week that no adjustments will be made during the existing school year.


Manchester teachers union files complaint after religious holiday requests denied

MANCHESTER, N.H. - Millions of people around the world are observing Good Friday and Passover, but in Manchester, New Hampshire, teachers who requested this day off for religious reasons were denied.


New Hampshire man at center of Project Veritas video charged with double-voting

An Atkinson man targeted in a “sting operation” video by a conservative activist group has been charged with voting in two states in 2018, the New Hampshire Attorney General’s office announced Friday.


Woman, baby struck by car in Lowell

LOWELL -- A 21-year-old mother and her baby were hospitalized after being struck by a car in the Centralville neighborhood shortly before 5 p.m. Wednesday. The woman suffered a head injury, while the 16-month-old baby suffered a minor cut, according to Lowell Fire Chief Jeff Winward. Both were trans


Fires, Drug Busts, Hep A Outbreak, Teen Found, More: Nearby News

Please keep the news tips coming about things going on in your community. And we'll do our best to let folks know what's going on in Amherst, Bedford, Concord, Exeter, Hampton, Londonderry, Merrimack, Milford, Nashua, North Hampton, Portsmouth, Salem, and Windham, and other communities around the Gr


Merrimack School Board Implements Social-Emotional Curriculum

MERRIMACK, NH — Starting next school year, all elementary schools in Merrimack will start implementing the social-emotional curriculum in kindergarten through fifth grade. The School Board approved implementing the curriculum during Monday's meeting, after hearing positive results from the pilot pro


Police: Man Carried Woman Into Path Of Dump Truck

GLOUCESTER (CBS) – A man was arrested after he allegedly picked up a woman and carried her into the road in front of an oncoming dump truck in Gloucester Friday morning. Witnesses said they heard a woman yelling for help before they were hit. Police said the man is Michael Baker, 41 of Beverly, and


State police probe I-93 crash in Salem

SALEM — State police are still investigating why a 51-year-old, Woburn, Mass. man lost control of his car and struck two other vehicles before his car rolled over on Interstate 93 in Salem Thursday afternoon.


High schools: McCarthy delivers walk-off win for Merrimack Valley baseball

PENACOOK – When Dillon McCarthy came up in the bottom of the seventh with the bases loaded and his team down a run, the Merrimack Valley senior had two thoughts. First, McCarthy wanted redemption.


New data shows New Hampshire population is growing quickly, by the slow standards of New England

New Hampshire is growing either slowly or quickly, depending on how you look at it – but either way, it is people moving here, not people having babies, who are making the difference.


Mass. woman charged with stealing from Kate Spade store twice in an evening

MERRIMACK - A Massachusetts woman surrendered to police Thursday on an arrest warrant for allegedly stealing from the Kate Spade store at the Merrimack Premium Outlet Mall twice in a single evening.