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January 07. 2013 7:39PM

Proposed law would allow funeral homes to offer chemical cremation

What sort of geeky things are percolating under the Statehouse dome in Concord? More than you’d think, including self-driving cars, smart meters, open-source software, privacy in social media, atomic power and whether to let human cadavers be dissolved in pressurized vats of lye.

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Rare Ford GT40 worth millions under restoration in NH

The car is being restored by New Hampshire-based Rare Drive Inc., a shop that specializes in high-end vintage restorations.

Viral video of NH puppy sliding on ice makes DailyMail.co.uk

In the slow motion video, Quinn springs across a patch of ice as he begins to lose balance and starts sliding down the street.

Buzzell sent Conway man a threatening message before murder-suicide

The Conway Police log entry, made at 7 p.m. Monday, says a man contacted police about a 'domestic situation that is happening in Fryeburg and Conway.' The man said a "threatening picture" was sent to his friend.

Former Stevens High School teacher Christopher LeBlanc plead guilty last May to having a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old student.

Claremont girl raped by math teacher testifies for bill to bolster background checks

Claremont — A 15-year-old Claremont girl who was sexually assaulted by her Stevens High School math teacher testified on Wednesday in favor of a bill that would provide school officials with more information about prospective school employees' backgrounds …

Feds require Berlin to cut unruly tenents a break from evictions if they're 'victim of domestic violence'

BERLIN – As a result of a federal complaint, city will amend its disorderly tenant ordinance to exempt domestic violence victims from the requirement that landlords evict tenants who are cited for three disorderly actions in any 12-month period.

NH bill would do away with concealed weapon permits

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - Three Republican lawmakers want to allow anyone who can legally purchase a gun to carry the weapon concealed without a permit in New Hampshire.

Police frisk a man in handcuffs after a Manchester SWAT team moved in on an apartment building on Concord Street in Mancheseter in this 2014 file photo.

Ban military gear to cops say NH lawmakers

Concord's police chief once named Free Staters as a target for his department's up-armored might.

Fitzwilliam abuse of power allegation over poetry slam dispute

Resident Alan E. Chipura went to the Fitzwilliam Board of Selectmen Monday night claiming Selectman Christopher J. Holman sent a police officer to his house as retribution because Chipura called out Holman on his plan to hold a poetry slam workshop at the town library and charge $25 per person.

Chris Cramer died in Saudi Arabia.

Mystery surrounds death of US defense contract worker at Saudi hotel

'What's troublesome is the cover-up. The announcement by the company that it was a suicide before seeing all the evidence is strange.'

Newport schools pay ex-superintendent $154K to go away

Newport — SAU 43 paid former Superintendent Irwin Sussman more than $154,000 to 'buyout' his contract, according to information provided by the SAU on Wednesday.

One of New Hampshire's estimated 4,500 moose strikes a pose.

NHPR Audio: North Country moose study aided by research 'muggers'

How's this for a typical day at the office: get into a helicopter, fly just above treetops in parts of northern New Hampshire, and find moose to tag, track and monitor.

Keene Cop Block founder cited in story about LA chief wanting Google app for fingering cops pulled as danger

The nationwide volunteer police monitoring group Cop Block, for instance, uses it to spot police locations so they know where to go with their cameras. Its founder, Adam Mueller, remembers using it a few months ago in his hometown of Keene, New Hampshire.

Dartmouth president bans hard alcohol, orders students to attend rape classes, bars pledging

President Philip Hanlon, who has led the Ivy League school since mid-2013, created a 'Moving Dartmouth Forward' steering committee last April to study problems he said were 'hijacking' its promise: high-risk drinking, sexual assault and a lack of inclusion.

County-on-county litigation adds another $5,200 to tax burden

LACONIA — The Belknap County Convention's Executive Committee Monday agreed to several 2014 budget transfers sought by Belknap County Commissioners, including $5,200 to pay legal fees incurred by former Belknap County Register of Deeds Barbara Luther in 2011, when she was sued by the previous commission in an effort to make her comply with recommendations made by an auditing firm hired by the county.

Two UNH-built CubeSats to be launched into radiation belts Thursday

Twin, pintsized satellites built in part at the University of New Hampshire's Space Science Center will be launched into orbit from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California at 9:20 a.m. (EST) Thursday, January 29, 2015.

Mitt slams Hillary as ‘clueless’ on foreign policy, uninformed on jobs

In his first full speech since disclosing his interest in running for President for a third time, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney on Wednesday night took verbal shots at likely Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on both foreign and economic policy – tying her closely to President Barack Obama.

Sullivan County commissioners name new DOC superintendent

NEWPORT — Following a nationwide search process that started in October, the Sullivan County Board of Commissioners has announced the appointment of David A. Berry Jr., currently the assistant superintendent of the Belknap County Department of Corrections, as the next superintendent of Sullivan County’s Department of Corrections.

House panel grapples with the definition of ‘employee’

Is a person who works part-time at home for a virtual employer an employee? Does the company that pays him also have to pay for workers’ compensation and unemployment taxes?

NH loss of tech company means 60 jobs for Arkansas

Metova, which has a facility in Cabot, recently acquired a radio-frequency identification (RFID) company in New Hampshire and is moving operations to Arkansas.

Conway teens charged in connection to burglary where seven guns were stolen

CONWAY – Three Conway teenagers have been charged in connection to a West Main Street burglary in which seven firearms and hundreds of rounds of ammunition were stolen, according to a statement from police.

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