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March 25. 2013 1:38PM

NH, nation's healthiest state, not 'investing' enough in anti-smoking campaigns say activists

The state’s anti-tobacco program subsisted on just more than $1 million in federal grant money, one of the lowest budgets in the nation. Not one cent of that funding comes from the state. All tobacco taxes are sent back to the state’s general fund.

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Keene woman arrested after losing gun at the 'Big E'

Chief Ronald Campurciani told the 22News I-Team 41 year old Gabrielle Emerson of Keene, New Hampshire told a police officer that she had lost her purse and that there was a gun in it.

WaPo: Beautiful aurora timelapse captured by Mount Washington Observatory

Friday's spectacular aurora was captured by the Mount Washington Observatory's cameras, in addition to a beautiful show of undercast from atop the 6,300-foot New Hampshire peak.

NH man charged with streaming video from Mass. women's room is government employee

ARLINGTON, Mass. — A New Hampshire man has been charged with secretly recording women in a bathroom at a Massachusetts cafe, and authorities say they’re investigating whether he planted cameras at other restaurants.

Video: Bright fireball streaked across Northeast sky Sunday night turning night into day

The fireball appeared around 11 p.m. on Sunday night, and coincided with reports of “shooting stars” and meteors. The American Meteor Society, which tracks fireballs, has received more than 150 reports of this fireball from Virginia to New Hampshire, and as far west as central Ohio.

Veteran officer, 65, indicted for allegedly supplying inmate with morphine; jail superintendent doubts others involved

BRENTWOOD — A veteran corrections officer who was fired from the Rockingham County jail has been indicted on charges he provided morphine to an inmate.

Bishnu Acharya is one of roughly 100 Rustic Crust employees who were paid in full the three weeks between the fire that destroyed the longtime bakery and the opening of a temporary facility at 5 Main St. in Pittsfield.

USA Today: How a New Hampshire CEO's fast decisions saved his business

Rustic Crust was on track for record monthly sales of its all-natural frozen pizza crusts when a fire burned its rural New Hampshire factory to the ground on March 6.

New Hampshire operates nation's second-best nursing homes after R.I.

Top ranked nursing home states included Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Maine. Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana were among the worst.

Undersea cable endorsed by electric group

According to a statement issued by the Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Electric Company, which represents more than a dozen Bay State municipal light departments, it is publicly backing and plans to participate in New Hampshire Transmission’s SeaLink project.

In debate on siting Downeaster layover facility, a switch: Too few riders?

Third place goes to Exeter, New Hampshire, which is dominated by residents who commute to Boston, with 35,000 passengers.

Adam Sandler reflects on his and Chris Farley’s firing from ‘SNL': ‘It hurt a lot’

'The fact that me and him got fired? Who knows. We were on it for a few years, had our run, and everything happens for a reason.'

MetroCast making transition to all-digital format

Communities affected by the change include Alexandria, Alton, Alton Bay, Barnstead, Belmont, Bridgewater, Bristol, Center Barnstead, Center Harbor, Deerfield, Epsom, Franklin, Gilford, Gilmanton, Hebron, Laconia, Meredith, New Durham, New Hampton, Northfield, Northwood, Pittsfield, Sanbornton, Strafford, Tilton, Wolfeboro and Wolfeboro Falls.

As veto override looms, Governor Hassan to issue order re-establishing juvenile justice board

CONCORD, New Hampshire — Governor Maggie Hassan says she will issue an executive order later this year to re-establish the state's juvenile justice advisory board.

Group asks to meet with Monadnock Humane Society board over director's ouster

SWANZEY — The Monadnock Humane Society’s Board of Directors' decision to force out its director last month is not the end of the conversation for many of the animal lovers who volunteer and donate to the shelter.

Cops: Salem man arrested in Mass. for streaming video from women's restroom to device

Arlington police are 
investigating whether a Salem, N.H., man accused of using a planted camera to watch unsuspecting women use the bathroom at a local cafe may have videotaped female patrons at other area restaurants.

Phillips Exeter alum pleads guilty in killing of her alleged rapist

Born in Mexico, Esparza came to Santa Ana as a child and her life was forever changed when she obtained a scholarship to attend the elite Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire.

Plaistow police lieutenant investigated for traffic stop irregularities

PLAISTOW — The New Hampshire Attorney General's Office and Rockingham County attorney's office are investigating longtime police Lt. William Baldwin for 'irregularities' that occurred during two recent traffic stops, Town Manager Sean Fitzgerald said.

Keene Cop Block returns with updated flyer

Rule 1 - Record your interaction; Rule 2 - 'Am I being detained?'; Rule 3 - Never answer questions; Rule 4 - Never consent to searches; Rule 5 - Be polite, but firm.

Eisenhower's Rolex on display in Manchester, expected to fetch $1M at auction

It was on display at Bellman's Jewelers in Manchester. It may be the first and last time it will be on public display before it's auctioned off this coming week.

The Los Angeles class attack submarine USS Miami (SSN 755) before it was set on fire at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard by a painter who wanted to get out of work early.

Former captain of submarine destroyed at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard relieved of command

The reason cited is 'a loss of confidence in his ability to serve effectively as commanding officer.'

NH Fish and Game arrests ATV riders after getting stuck in wetlands

A Hudson man was arrested Friday evening in the North Country after he was found operating an off-highway recreational vehicle in a wetland, according to New Hampshire Fish and Game Conservation Officer Christopher Egan.

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