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April 17. 2013 1:46PM

Did DRA tip the balance on BET calculation?

That’s what the New Hampshire Lodging and Restaurant Association says it’s worried about after learning that the New Hampshire Department of Revenue Administration has sent letters to some of the NHLRA’s members informing them that the BET will be determined on the gross W-2 income of all tipped employees.

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Conway police commissioner allegedly assaults two people during road-rage incident

Larry Martin told police he was mad because he thought one of the men gave him the finger.

Seabrook officer demoted for covering up prisoner abuse to hear result of appeal Tuesday

SEABROOK — A former police lieutenant demoted in the aftermath of an investigation into a 2009 alleged police brutality incident will learn the outcome of his appeal on Tuesday.

Scientist transmits message into the mind of colleague 5,000 miles away using brain waves

According to the researchers, this is the first time humans have sent a message almost directly into each other’s brains.

Bedbugs drive man out of Derry apartment

DERRY — When Dennis Clow moved into a new apartment building last September, he thought little of the relocation. But a couple of weeks after moving in, Clow said, he received a handwritten note from landlord Richard Bergeron: The building had a history of bedbugs and the persistent pests had returned.

Casting call for N.H. film by Rochester author

The movie will be shot this fall, Oct. 17 through 19, and will be premiered locally, shown at film festivals around the world and used as a launch pad for a feature length film.

As feds get work under way on NH Jobs Corps center, it's planning to close similar centers across the nation

The decision to close any chronically low-performing centers identified by the final methodology is part of an effort by the Department to reform and improve the Job Corps program in order to obtain better outcomes for students.

Feds look to take control of river law enforcement in area of new Portsmouth bridge

This RNA would allow the Coast Guard to enforce speed and wake restrictions and prohibit all vessel traffic through the RNA during bridge replacement operations, both planned and unforeseen, which could pose an imminent hazard to persons and vessels operating in the area.

Somali cleric condemns ISIL in wake of horrific killing of NH journalist

'We do not see ISIL as [a group] fighting on behalf of the religion. [The fact that] they are butchers who cut up the flesh of human beings is sufficient to see they are evil.'

Aliens once against fail to reveal themselves, but annual UFO Festival a hit anyway

EXETER — Green inflatable aliens sitting in store windows greeted the hundreds of attendees Saturday as alien and science fiction lovers gathered to celebrate the 5th Exeter UFO Festival at town hall.

Woman killed in Mass. crash had Alzheimers and was missing from her NH home

The victim had been reported missing from her home and suffered from Alzheimer’s, according to Captain Bruce McNamee.

AFSOC reveals details of aborted South Sudan rescue mission

The US Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) has disclosed details of a rescue mission in South Sudan that saw three of its Bell-Boeing CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft hit by ground fire more than 100 times and survive.

Laconia police chief may ask City Council to ban sale of synthetic cannabinods ('spice')

LACONIA — Police Chief Christopher Adams said earlier this week that the Police Department is looking into whether or not a ban on selling of 'spice' (synthetic cannabinods) in the city is warranted.

NH Insurance Department: State's individual market grew by 75% thanks to ObamaCare mandates

This number includes both those who signed up for health insurance coverage on New Hampshire's federally facilitated Health Insurance Marketplace and those who signed up for coverage through Medicaid.

Stranded without high-speed broadband, Salisbury family turns to crowdfunding

Nicolette and Oscar Gala Grano can cite reason after reason why they love their home in Salisbury.

Downeaster ridership rises in spite of worst-ever delays

Passenger trips increased 4.6 percent for the fiscal year, despite the service’s worst-ever on-time performance.

Pan Am rail causway across Great Bay unsafe says top water advocate

'It's got 1,500 feet of exposure. If something fell off the tracks, it goes into the water,' Barnum said.

Police: Parties involved in Newport shooting knew each other

Investigating officers have identified all persons associated with the incident and the investigation is ongoing, Burroughs wrote in a press release distributed at 4:45 p.m. Friday.

Volunteers call for Humane Society director's return

SWANZEY — Staff members and volunteers at the Monadnock Humane Society are rallying around the shelter’s ousted executive director, saying she was unfairly asked to leave, and many are calling for her to be reinstated.

Milton women charged with felony organized retail crime

ROCHESTER — The two women charged with felony organized retail crime enterprise — for allegedly stealing items from Walmart and returning them for a gift card — pleaded not guilty and waived arraignment at Strafford County Superior Court this week.

Police: Man fabricated bizarre kidnapping story

ROCHESTER — Police here have arrested a Rochester man in connection with fabricating a story that he was kidnapped from Rochester Common and held at gunpoint earlier this month.

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