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Hampton death of 34-year-old man ruled a homicide

HAMPTON, New Hampshire — The death of a man in Hampton, New Hampshire over the weekend has been ruled a homicide as police continue to investigate. Police were called to an apartment in Hampton on Saturday, April 20, where they found 34-year-old Juan Astacio Gonzalez unconscious with obvious injurie


Portsmouth Seeks Public Input On Open Space Preservation Plan

Portsmouth will take public input this summer on a new city-wide land preservation plan, announced Monday. Portsmouth's master plan for 2025 says the Seacoast city should work to expand public access to open space, and conserve new public lands.


Portsmouth: 5 Newest Homes To Hit The Market

PORTSMOUTH, NH — When you're looking for some new digs, keeping tabs on all the latest listings can be a laborious job. That's why we've gone ahead and done the prepwork for you.


Go ahead: Stop and shop

ANDOVER — Fresh seafood, veggies and baked goods were piled onto Stop & Shop shelves Monday morning after an 11-day strike left stores across New England with few supplies. Smiling employees stocking produce in Andover thanked each customer for returning after a rocky dispute between Stop & Shop uni


Prostitution Sting in New Hampshire Leads to 8 Arrests

Eight people are facing charges after a day-long prostitution detail in Manchester, New Hampshire. After receiving several complaints of prostitution in the Lincoln and Laurel street areas, the Special Enforcement Division and Uniform and Community Policing division conducted a detail on Friday.


Portsmouth Weather Forecast For The Week Ahead

PORTSMOUTH, NH — Time for your weekly weather report, as reported by Darksky. Overcast throughout the day. Rain starting in the afternoon. Light rain in the morning. Mostly cloudy throughout the day.


12 Portsmouth Flight Safety Workers Form Union

Twelve civilian workers who provide safety services at Pease Air National Guard Base in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, have formed a union that will be part of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers.


FDA takes steps to protect women with dense breasts from cancer, imprecise mammograms

PORTSMOUTH — The medical director of Portsmouth Regional Hospital’s Breast Center says the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has taken a positive step by proposing amendments to key regulations that could help improve the quality of mammography services for millions of American women.


Authorities identify Hampton, NH homicide victim

HAMPTON, N.H. (WHDH) - Authorities have identified the 34-year-old New Hampshire man who was found dead in Hampton on Saturday, officials said. Officers responding to a reported incident at an apartment building found Juan Astacio unconscious with obvious injuries, according to a joint statement iss


Police: Rochester murder suspect may have missed target

ROCHESTER — A newly released, partially redacted police affidavit alleges murder suspect Justin Belanger may have fatally shot Billy Ahearn last June while aiming a gun at a man who was with her. The shooting may have come in response to a conflict between the man and Belanger one day earlier.


Trial begins for doctor accused in death of 6-month-old

BURLINGTON, Mass. — The trial began Monday for a Massachusetts doctor accused of murder in the 2014 death of a 6-month-old. Pallavi Macharla ran a day care out of her Burlington home and was responsible for the baby, Ridhima Dhekane, who died on March 27, 2014, officials said.


Dover potholes dispute leads to arrest

DOVER — A dispute about fixing pot holes on a dirt road has led to ongoing civil and criminal cases, including an arrest alleging assault. Mary Hebbard of Spruce Lane in Dover filed a civil suit in Strafford County Superior Court on April 15 seeking an injunction against the city of Dover and its Co


New poll shows Pete Buttigieg surging into top tier in New Hampshire with Biden and Sanders

(CNN) — Support for Pete Buttigieg jumped 14 points in a new Granite State Poll from the University of New Hampshire, launching him into the first-in-the-nation primary state's top tier of candidates.


9 Arrested in Strafford County DWI Patrols

CONCORD, NH — Nine people were arrested this weekend during the DWI saturated patrols conducted in the Strafford County. The patrols were conducted Saturday by members of State Police Troop A, and members of the Dover, Somersworth and Rochester police departments.


Man accused of carrying woman into path of dump truck in court

GLOUCESTER, Mass. — A 41-year-old man is in court Monday to face attempted murder charges after police said he carried a woman into a road in front of an oncoming dump truck.


Portsmouth Regional Hospital opens emergency room in Dover

DOVER — The concept is simple: Get injured people into an emergency room as soon as possible and then transport them to the hospital later if necessary. Portsmouth Regional Hospital has opened its second freestanding emergency room on the Seacoast. Officials say they are the only institution in New


4 takeaways from the 2020 Democratic town halls in New Hampshire

Bernie Sanders said anyone in prison should have the right to vote, including a Boston Marathon bomber. Pete Buttigieg disagreed. Elizabeth Warren said she wouldn’t be “Hillaried” because she defeated Scott Brown after a fellow Democratic woman lost to him in the previous election.


Victim in Rochester shooting might not have been intended target, court documents indicate

ROCHESTER, N.H. — A woman who was shot and killed in Rochester last summer might not have been the intended target, according to court paperwork. Justin Belanger, 19, is charged with second-degree murder in the death of Billy Jo Ahearn, 24, who died after she was shot June 5 near a Friendly's restau


Trial to begin for Lawrence teen accused of beheading classmate

SALEM, Mass. - The trial of a Massachusetts teenager charged with killing and beheading a high school classmate is getting underway. Jury selection in Mathew Borges' trial is scheduled to start Monday, with opening statements expected Wednesday.


Salem homeowner given 10 days to remove thousands of boxes from yard

BRENTWOOD, N.H. — A Salem homeowner is under court order to clean up the mess in his yard, and if he doesn’t, the town will do it and stick him with the bill. Neighbors said Michael Bates has consistently promised he would take care of things, but the problem has been getting worse. Bates said in co