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Abigail Hernandez with her hair tucked up under a hat in a photo provided by her father, Ruben Hernandez.

Father offers custody change to bring missing Conway daughter home

CONWAY – Ruben Hernandez, the father of missing teen Abby Hernandez, has offered to take custody of Abigail from her mother, Zenya Hernandez, in the event his daughter wants a change of home life.

3-month-old grandson of Newmarket man smothered by Florida father so he could play video games in peace

'The loss of a life? The loss of a baby over something as foolish as, I can't pause my video game and pay attention to the child? That's nuts,' the child's grandfather, who lives in Newmarket, N.H. said.

UNH library throwing out thousands of books to make room alarms students, faculty

A dumpster located on the west side exterior of the building was seen filled with old books on Monday, raising questions as to what is going on at UNH’s central library.

FAA investigating laser pointer incident in NH airspace

Two other incidents involving a Cobalt Air charter flight were reported just after 8:30 p.m. Sunday. The flight was south of I-93 in New Hampshire at the time.

AG completes probe of apologetic Nashua Democrat, flock of dead ducks, other allegations

CONCORD – The New Hampshire Attorney General's office has completed its investigation into the December incident at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Nashua that led

NH DMV outsources multi-million computer system to India

The new DMV solution will digitally manage all driver licences, financials, financial responsibility, hearings, inventory, dealers and inspection stations, it said in a statement.

Time Warner Cable's contractual loophole allows it to claim zero complaints

"They reported back that they had no complaints," Keene Town Councilor Terry M. Clark said at last week’s meeting. "I asked, ‘Why?’ They said because they weren't required to write them down."

Suspicious package investigation ahead of Shaheen visit to Durham

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) is expected to host an Earth Day roundtable discussion to highlight the impact of climate change on New Hampshire at the US Forest Service, Northeast Research Station, at 11 a.m.

NH education official denies agency tried to kill funding-hike bill for charter schools

"I'm here to inform you of the underhanded dealings of the Department of Education, in the person of Deputy Commissioner Paul Leather," Rep. Ken Weyler, R-Kingston, the sponsor of the bill, told a charter school oversight committee.

Audio: Shaheen dismisses constituent's health plan cost concerns

Shaheen dismissed his concerns out of hand, telling him to leave his name with the host so her office could call him back “because that doesn't sound right to me.” She chalked the caller's complaints up to “misinformation.”


Lack of toxicology reports delay conclusion in fatal cop shooting of Rochester man

ROCHESTER — The final report on the shooting and killing of Benjamin Shannon by law enforcement officers on March 10 is not expected to be issued for least an additional two weeks.

Video: NH lawmaker joins protesters smoking dope on State House steps

Cannabis was smoked by many and even a couple of NH state representatives got into the action, including Mike Sylvia, who had pledged to toke up if there were enough people wearing fancy outfits to the event.


Former NHGOP head Kimball on Bundy Ranch: 'I don't think this will end well'

Kimball said in an interview that he was “concerned” by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's recent comments that those who are supporting Bundy's standoff with the BLM are “domestic terrorists.”

Network World: How Apple's billion dollar sapphire bet will pay off

The new Mesa, Ariz., plant, in a partnership with sapphire furnace maker GT Advanced Technologies (GTAT) of Merrimack, N.H., will make Apple one of the world’s largest sapphire producers when it reaches full capacity, probably in late 2014.

NH author details contribution of Sherpas for treacherous climbs

"They're seen as sort of rock stars of their community and their whole society," said Freddie Wilkinson, a New Hampshire-based climber and guide whose book, One Mountain Thousand Summits, details the Sherpas' role in helping climbers reach the summit of K2 mountain on the Pakistan-China border.

UNH Carsey Institute: The Increasing Diversity of America’s Youth

America’s rapidly changing racial and ethnic composition was seen in increased child diversity between 2007 and 2012 despite the negative effect of the Great Recession, which reduced births among women in their 20s by nearly 15 percent.

Lebanon cop faked fitness test results for two other officers

After Sgt. Michael Roberts and officer Paul Gifford crossed the finish line, Freitas noted that both had completed the run in 13 minutes and 22 seconds, beating the required time for officers in the 30 to 39 age group by two seconds. But it was not true.

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

Shipyard managers, workers scramble to reform ahead of next round of base closings

It seems so simple. Listen to your workers. In the highly structured, work silo-driven, hierarchical system of a naval shipyard with more than 6,000 employees, though, it would seem an almost impossible task.

CNN names Story Land's Roar-O-Saurus among most insane new roller coasters

Roar-O-Saurus, Story Land, Glen, New Hampshire: Big? Bad? Not so much. But when you figure that the Story Land customer base is 12 and under (oh yeah, and their parents), a brand new wooden roller coaster that catches air is pretty extreme.

Bedford police officer unharmed in Mount Everest avalanche

This is his fourth trip to Everest, and he was invited to climb with the American Climber Science program and Black Ice Himalaya for a science research trip.


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