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NHIAA wrestling: Bow wins Division III; Hollis/Brookline tops Division II

Eight wrestlers earned top-three finishes to help Bow High School win its first ever NHIAA Division III championship Saturday at Pelham High School. The Falcons finished runner-up to Plymouth both last year and in 2008.


New Hampshire man hooked a $15,000 trout

Thousands of people head to the big water of Lake Winnipesaukee each year for the Great Rotary Ice Fishing Derby with hopes of catching one of those big-money fish. One of those people was Milford, N.H., resident Dan Desmarais. He along with many of his friends from the fishing group "Punisher Fishi


Jury clears teen jailed since June that Hillsborough County charged with solicitation to murder

MANCHESTER -- A young man prosecutors sought decades in prison for walked out of Hillsborough County Superior Court cleared of all charges Thursday. John Thomas, 18, spent eight months in Valley Street jail awaiting trial after he was accused of plotting to shoot up his high school graduation last y


Woman Killed in Massachusetts Highway Crash

One woman was killed Saturday night when her car crashed on a Massachusetts highway. State police say the single-vehicle crash happened around 7:40 p.m. on Interstate 93 southbound at Exit 33 in Medford.


Gov. Chris Sununu: A budget for all the people of New Hampshire

The voters of New Hampshire sent us to Concord to put people first, and the state budget that I presented to the Legislature last week does exactly that. Built on fiscally conservative revenue estimates, it contains no gimmicks or empty promises. It’s a budget that focuses on prioritized needs, and


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.


Tewksbury Police Arrest Man Following Car Chase

TEWKSBURY, MA -- A Tewksbury Police detective was nearly hit by a man who threw his car into reverse and rammed a police cruiser during a traffic stop Wednesday. Jairo Samuel Andujar, 26, of Lawrence, then put the car into drive and nearly hit another Tewksbury Police car before fleeing. Police even


Merrimack Basketball: Men get over the SHNU hump with win

MANCHESTER — For the first time for any current member of the Merrimack College men’s basketball program, the Warriors claimed a victory at Southern New Hampshire, 63-60, Saturday afternoon.


Inside Manchester Pride's mammoth new music venue

Manchester Pride bosses promised a 'radically different look and feel' to this year's festival - and sprawling across a disused former railway depot, the new venue for its main music programme certainly fits that bill.


Main Street parking tip: Keep tab of parking receipt for reference

NASHUA – A reminder from the Nashua Parking Department is offered here. The pay-and-display tickets issued from Main Street pay stations have a frequently overlooked feature – a perforated, detachable tab that notes the expiration time for the parking space.


Merrimack Women's Hockey: Warriors draw with UConn in series finale

NORTH ANDOVER — After a statement win Friday night, the Merrimack College women’s ice hockey program erased a two-goal deficit in the second period of Saturday afternoon’s contest, tying Connecticut 2-2 in the regular season series finale.


Cory Booker visits New Hampshire for first time as presidential candidate

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — US Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey introduced himself Saturday to New Hampshire, using his inaugural visit with prospective Democratic voters in the country’s first presidential primary state to share his vision of politics emphasizing empathy and a “sense of common purpose.” Ap


Meet NH's Most Annoying Robocallers

There's nothing worse than seeing your phone buzz, picking up and realizing it's a robocall, where someone is trying to dupe you into giving up your bank and credit card information. With tax season coming up, you can expect even more of those calls to start coming.


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


Bedford Restaurant Gets AAA's Four-Diamond Rating

AAA has released its annual list of four-diamond restaurants, and once again the Bedford Village Inn Restaurant is on it. The restaurant has made the prestigious list, a group that includes just 2 percent of the nearly 32,000 restaurants the AAA inspects and rates each year, every year since 1994.


Armed robbery at 61 Market on Maple Street

MANCHESTER, NH – On February 15, 2019 at approximately 6:42 p.m. officers from the Manchester Police Department responded to the 61 Market located at 61 Maple St. for a panic alarm.


Elbit Systems plays role in engineering border security tech

NASHUA – Security at the country’s borders has been an ongoing discussion for years, but recent technology is helping make strides in helping to keep the border safe. Merrimack’s Elbit Systems of America plays a fundamental role in engineering this technology. In February 2014, the company was contr


Daily incident log from the Milford Police Department

The following are excerpts from the Milford police log for Thursday, Jan. 24 through Wednesday, Jan. 30. The log is public record and available for review. All persons are presumed innocent unless found guilty in a court of law.


High schools: Concord finishes as D-I wrestling runner-up for 4th straight year

LONDONDERRY – Noah Giffard caught pneumonia before last year’s Division I wrestling championships. This year, the Concord senior ruptured a disc leading into the D-I meet. “I don’t know why this stuff always happens,” Giffard said.


Mass. man sentenced on fentanyl charges

CONCORD – Victor Soto, 38, of Dorchester, Massachusetts, was sentenced to serve 46 months in prison for fentanyl trafficking, U.S. Attorney Scott Murray said. According to court documents and statements made in court, Manchester police officers acquired reliable information that the defendant would