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August 15. 2013 12:07PM

Man, 2 children quickly rescued from choppy Lake Winnipesaukee

GILFORD — A man, two children and drifting boat were corralled in the choppy waters of Lake Winnipesaukee off Ellacoya State Park by a Marine Patrol officer and lifeguard around around 12:30 p.m. yesterday.

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Audience laughs at Shaheen for ducking question on Obama

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FairPoint accuses striking workers of intimidation

FairPoint Communications is accusing striking workers of intimidating contractors and employees and said automated phone-jamming attempted to disrupt call centers.

Blue Latitudes back on its feet after sewage tsunami

DOVER — Blue Latitudes is back open, nearly nine weeks after a construction-related sewer backup damaged multiple downtown buildings. Owner Jeff Roemer said the restaurant opened quietly on Sunday and served dinner on Monday and Tuesday nights.

WSJ: Jodi Picoult on building her dream home

Today, I live in rural Hanover, N.H., with my husband and three children. It’s a beautiful, peaceful place, but like anything idyllic, fate had a hand.

Lads of 'Top Gear America' race the Appalachian Trail in 24 hours

Everyone's pretty confident as they move from Maine into New Hampshire, and promptly cause a jam on a covered bridge.

Ken Burns' 'Roosevelts' sets 20-year PBS record

The 14-hour documentary on Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor, an American political dynasty, averaged 9.2 million viewers across its run last month.

Teal Pumpkin Project aims to help kids with allergies enjoy trick-or-treating

Linnea Clary's son, Brady, was diagnosed with nut, egg and dairy allergies at 6 months old.

UNH scientist: Change in sun's behavior results in increased cosmic radiation that may thwart manned Mars missions

'Over time, it's become increasingly clear that the space environment is not returning to normal. There's been a sustained change in the way the sun is behaving,' the study’s lead researcher Nathan Schwadron of the University of New Hampshire, said.

Organizer addresses her future in wake of pumpkin riot

'...when a state trooper takes a brick to the face because I insist the Keene Pumpkin Festival is the coolest thing on earth, I’m done. ...'

Claremont teen pleads guilty to spray painting her name on a boulder atop Mt. Ascutney

A New Hampshire teenager pleaded guilty Tuesday to spray painting her name at an observation point on top of Mt. Ascutney last month.

Somersworth pumpkins pilfering probed

Sometime late Saturday night or Sunday thieves made off with hundreds of pumpkins.

Dramatic drop in childhood obesity, tooth decay

A statewide survey that tracked the actual weights of third-graders finds obesity rates have dropped by a whopping 30 percent since 2008.

Trio indicted in pizza deliveryman beating

Wilson, 21, of 119˝ High St., Somersworth, Brandon Hamel, 19, of 3 Warren St., Rochester, and Cole Will, 18, of 31˝ Green St., Somersworth, are charged with conspiracy to commit armed robbery, armed robbery, burglary and first-degree assault in the July 2 attack that stunned the community.

Heroin cases have double in just 2 years, says N.H. crime lab director

'It's now eclipsed pharmaceutical drugs,' said Pifer, explaining that the crime lab he oversees handles 600 to 650 drug cases per month for statewide police agencies.

Student, 16, charged with June shooting threat at Exeter High

EXETER — A 16-year-old student has been charged after he confessed to writing a threat indicating that a shooting would occur at Exeter High School last June, police said.

Former Farmington fire chief accused of stealing town funds

DOVER — Former Farmington Fire Chief Richard Fowler was indicted this month on a charge of theft by unauthorized for allegedly taking more than $1,500 in town funds.

Woman's dream job at NH firm's Apple sapphire factory lasted one day

Arave's first day at work for GT on Oct. 6 was also her last day, as the New Hampshire-based company unexpectedly declared bankruptcy and announced plans to shutter the 1.3 million-square-foot factory.

Gilmanton man faces third DWI charge this year

CIRCUIT COURT — A Gilmanton man is being held on $5,000 cash-only bail after being charged Friday afternoon with his third driving while intoxicated offense this year.

Video of reporter vs. Keene Pumpkin Festival organizer goes viral

Dozens were arrested and injured in Keene on Saturday as parties around the pumpkin festival raged out of control. And when Public Access reporter Jared Goodell of Cheshire TV tried to ask festival organizer Ruth Sterling about the disturbances on live TV, things got heated.

NHPR Audio: Is party company 'FinnaRage' to blame for Keene riots?

And city and state officials are laying at least some of the blame on social media, and they've named one small party-hosting company.

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