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2 officers, Weare face civil suit over 2012 burglary arrest

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A suit filed against the town of Weare and two of its police officers claims a Manchester man was “brutalized and assaulted” after being caught breaking into an automobile sales business in March 2012, and that the officers later “falsified their reports” and destroyed a video recording of the incident.

Death penalty stays on the books in New Hampshire

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The State Senate voted Thursday morning to keep the state's death penalty. The final vote was 12-12 and the bill was tabled, which effectively kills it unless one senator changes his or her mind.

Scott Berk, right, on Wednesday returned a Volkl ski he found recently while hiking in Great Gully on Mount Adams' King Ravine to Patrick Luk, the extreme skier who lost it and its twin nine days earlier in a fall in that part of the mountain. Berk, who owns and operates a café in Norway, Maine and was hiking in Great Gully on April 11, also found a handgun that Luk had been carrying and turned it over to authorities who then returned it to Luk.

Extreme skier's handgun found, returned to him

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Relatively unscathed in a fall down Mount Adams earlier this month, extreme skier Patrick Luk is healing well and on Wednesday his good fortune continued when he got back one ski and the handgun he lost while careening down Great Gully in King Ravine.

Ski area manager says ACA may cut season short

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Owners of some small New Hampshire businesses said at a forum Thursday that paperwork and expense are threatening the economic platforms on which their companies are built — to the point that the Affordable Care Act could trump nature.

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Granite Status: Havenstein talks tax stance to make position clear

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Havenstein explains "Pledge is puffery" remark; Poll shows Obama ratings down in NH, Hassan ratings up; power plant profits surging; Brown campaigns in Manchester

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Preston's 'Idol' adventure goes on

New Hampshire's Alex Preston has made it to the final six of this season's "American Idol."

Former foreigner frontman Lou Gramm, whose signature vocals helped make hits of “I Want to Know What Love Is,” “Urgent,” “Cold as Ice,” “Double Vision,” “Juke Box Hero,” “Hot Blooded,” “Say You Will” and “Cold as Ice,” will play The Flying Monkey Movie House and Performance Center on South Main Street in Plymouth at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Former legendary Foreigner frontman Lou Gramm to perform

Former foreigner frontman Lou Gramm, whose signature vocals helped make hits of “I Want to Know What Love Is,” “Urgent,” “Cold as Ice,” “Double Vision,” “Juke Box Hero,” “Hot Blooded,” “Say You Will” and “Cold as Ice,” will play The Flying Monkey Movie House and Performance Center on South Main Street in Plymouth at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

LEAP INTO SPRING: Keene State College dancers (from left) Kendall Platenyk, Lianne Rempelakis, Margaret Leary, Gabriella Pacheco, and Alexander Davis perform in “An Evening of Dance” Wednesday, April 23, through Saturday, April 26, at 7:30 p.m. in Redfern Arts Center at Keene State College.

Granite State campuses leap into spring with April performances

A commissioned dance by New York choreographer Rebecca Stenn will premiere along with three new works by Keene State College faculty during “An Evening of Dance,” presented by the Keene State Department of Theatre and Dance at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, through Saturday, April 26, at the Redfern Arts Center on campus.


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Mt. Washington warning: Spring a time of danger

As skiers, snowboarders, hikers and spectators arrive on New England’s highest peak, spring dangers including falling ice, undermined snow, crevasses and possible avalanches abound, according to U.S. Forest Services snow rangers.

Unknown artist, Songe peoples, Democratic Republic of Congo, Central Africa, ceremonial axe, insignia of rank, wood, iron, and copper. Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Claire E. and Dr. Frederick R. Mebel, Class of 1935; 991.48.29012.

Hood Museum of Art wields views of power, strength, artistry and ceremony with exhibition of African objects

An executioner's sword, a ceremonial axe and shields of all shapes and sizes, including one constructed from a hippopotamus hide, collectively conjure both a sense of artistry and the art of war, and craft a picture of painstaking work to create, wield and then protect the priceless pieces of history.


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Freedom Summit

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Londonderry vs. Memorial tennis

Londonderry vs. Memorial tennis



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Police  Academy Graduation

Police Academy Graduation



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Bridges House benefit

Bridges House benefit



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Rand Paul interview

Rand Paul interview



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Fisher Cats' 2014 Home Opener

Fisher Cats' 2014 Home Opener



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SNHU vs. St. A in baseball, lacrosse

SNHU vs. St. A in baseball, lacrosse



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Naturalization Ceremony, April 10

Naturalization Ceremony, April 10



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Teacher of the Year Nominees

Teacher of the Year Nominees




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Cynthia's Challenge raises $31K to help buy service dog

Proceeds from King Pine’s Ski-A-Thon raised $31,369 to help a local family purchase a service dog for their daughter who suffers from tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC). The service dog will serve as an early alert system before the onset of seizures.

Ashland Community Garden ribbon-cutting set for Saturday

Twenty community organic garden plots are available as part of a partnership between Ashland and HEAL NH to improve community health and quality of life.

Model railroad show set for Saturday

NORTH HAVERHILL — The eighth annual Spring Model Railroad Show hosted by the Ammonoosuc Valley Railway Association will take place Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Haverhill Cooperative Middle School on Morrill Drive.

Get WILD at NH Fish and Game event

CONCORD — Visit the New Hampshire Fish and Game headquarters, 11 Hazen Drive, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday for Discover WILD New Hampshire Day.

Prouty aims for $3 million this year

After raising its record high of $2.78 million last year, organizers of the 33rd annual Prouty are not resting on their laurels and aim to surpass last year by raising $3 million this year.

Attorney honored for work helping immigrants

An attorney who runs a Catholic Charities of New Hampshire program that provides legal help to immigrant survivors of serious crime will receive the 2014 Heroes for Justice Award, Catholic Charities announced.

There's fun to be had in cleaning up after a tough winter

The end of snow brings the start of yard cleanup.

Best viewing time for Tax Day's 'Blood Moon' over NH: 3:08 a.m. Tuesday

Gazing at the moon won't be much of a distraction for taxpayers who think the government is trying to get blood from a stone on Tuesday, Tax Day. A lunar eclipse will cause the rocky orbiter to look 'blood-red.'

Participants in the third annual “Street Cred” event at Loon Mountain show their stuff on Sunday in an effort to impress judges who could immediately extend cash bonuses to riders for unique tricks

Loon Boosts Street Cred With Snowboarders

Loon Mountain offered a specially-designed “urban” course for snowboarders this weekend..

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