All Stories"> All Stories en-us Trooper, stranded motorist dodge serious injury in Nashua pileup NASHUA - A trooper and the stranded motorist he was assisting escaped injury this morning when another driver crashed into their stopped vehicles. Sat, 28 May 2016 15:53:00 EST 2016 Alton Weagle Day celebration draws Bigfoot, The Grinch and other characters to Auto Road GREEN'S GRANT - The 2016 Alton Weagle Day celebration on the Mount Washington Auto Road was a zoologist's dream, attracting Bigfoot, The Grinch, a pair of extremely large birds and a cat that walked on two feet. Sat, 28 May 2016 13:46:00 EST Shooting death under investigation in Littleton LITTLETON - The State Police Major Crime Unit is investigating a shooting death that was reported late Friday night on West Main Street. Sat, 28 May 2016 13:36:00 EST Four arrested, one injured after accident, fight at Northfield intersection Four people - two town residents and two Florida residents -- were arrested as a result of a fight at a town intersection Friday night where an accident that sent one person to the hospital had happened shortly before. Sat, 28 May 2016 04:08:00 EST Police find missing missing Dorchester boy, 14 New Hampshire State Police have located a 14-year-old Dorchester boy who had been missing since Thursday night. Sat, 28 May 2016 02:27:00 EST Ayotte works to change shelter funding policy A controversial federal housing policy may be revised, according to U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., who announced Friday she has succesfully amended a spending bill to block regulations that now require that all federal grants follow the Housing First model, which mandates that shelters must be open to all, without sobriety requirements. Sat, 28 May 2016 01:56:00 EST Back to the future for newest Fisher Cat, ex-Sox catcher Ryan Lavarnway Ryan Lavarnway hadn't seen the confines of Northeast Delta Dental Stadium in nearly six years before his debut with the New Hampshire Fisher Cats on Friday night. Fri, 27 May 2016 23:49:00 EST Cheryl Kimball's Nature Talks The real birder's life list is never complete Last fall I made mention in this column that I saw my first-ever indigo bunting. The bird was spotted while standing beside my car at the New Hampshire Farm Museum talking with a friend. Fri, 27 May 2016 23:48:00 EST 'Free Fishing Day' will be held June 4 The New Hampshire Department of Fish and Game encourages the public to take advantage of New Hampshire's Free Fishing Day on Saturday, June 4. Fri, 27 May 2016 23:48:00 EST Mark Hayward's City Matters With trout in mind, McQuesten Brook gets a makeover In 2008, volunteers cleaning up litter from a small West Side brook found about a half dozen dead fish at a small dam. But these weren't ordinary fish. They were native brook trout, a species rare even in the pristine streams that cut through wooded parts of New Hampshire. Fri, 27 May 2016 23:48:00 EST Trump pulls out of debate showdown with Sanders Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said on Friday he would not debate Democrat Bernie Sanders ahead of California's June 7 primary. Fri, 27 May 2016 23:47:00 EST This week's Rare Bird Alert This is New Hampshire Audubon's Rare Bird Alert for Monday, May 23. Fri, 27 May 2016 23:47:00 EST Heartbroken family grapples with accidental shooting and drug overdose death Tim Beard was 24 years old when he died on May 21 of a reported drug overdose. On April 9, Beard accidentally shot his younger brother, Christian, in the head, following a day of drinking and playing video games. Christian Beard survived and has been recovering at home. Fri, 27 May 2016 23:48:00 EST Owners of former Portsmouth nightspot ask judge to dismiss wrongful death lawsuit Owners of a former Portsmouth nightspot are asking a judge to dismiss a wrongful death lawsuit filed by an Epping couple whose son died after being attacked by another patron. Fri, 27 May 2016 23:48:00 EST Gov. Hassan vetoes concealed carry gun bill for second time As expected, Gov. Maggie Hassan Friday vetoed House Bill 582, which would do away with the requirement to have a concealed weapon permit. Fri, 27 May 2016 23:48:00 EST Timberlane reaches 95k settlement with teacher over Facebook post lawsuit A Spanish teacher from Timberlane Regional High School has agreed to a 95,000 settlement in a lawsuit she filed claiming she was wrongfully disciplined and her First Amendment rights violated for a comment she posted on Facebook. Fri, 27 May 2016 23:48:00 EST Driver in fatal Salem crash blames restaurant in civil lawsuit response A driver charged with manslaughter is arguing that only the Salem restaurant that served him drinks before he got behind the wheel should be held liable in the wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of 33-year-old Phillip Carter. Fri, 27 May 2016 23:48:00 EST Developer eyes section of Epping rail trail A Raymond developer is in talks with state officials to buy a section of state-owned rail trail to make way for a new shopping center on Route 125. Fri, 27 May 2016 23:49:00 EST Litchfield official selected to lead NH Association of Fire Chiefs The town's former fire chief, Brent T. Lemire, has been appointed executive director of the New Hampshire Association of Fire Chiefs. Fri, 27 May 2016 23:48:00 EST World War II vet shares story at Bow Rotary Club WWII Vet. Dave Mann recounted his story during a Friday morning meeting with the Bow Rotary Club at the old Town Hall, including the story of how he earned his Purple Heart. Fri, 27 May 2016 23:48:00 EST Arson seminar provides hands-on experience Bean bags, couch cushions, cooking pans, insulation and a GMC Jimmy SUV were just some of the things that caught fire in a parking lot at St. Anselm College on Thursday. Fri, 27 May 2016 23:48:00 EST Former Bedford firefighter arrested on child porn charges Former Bedford firefighter Jason Godin told a federal agent he had material on an external computer hard drive that would put me away for years, just before he was arrested for possessing and distributing child pornography, according to court paperwork. Fri, 27 May 2016 23:48:00 EST School Board approves hiring two teachers to reduce average class size at Derry school By HUNTER McGEEUnion Leader CorrespondentDERRY--Based on next year's projected enrollment figures, School Board members have approved hiring two additional teacher s for the first and fifth grades at Earnest P. Barka Elementary School.School Board members voted at their Tuesday night meeting to add the teachers after projected enrollment... Fri, 27 May 2016 23:48:00 EST Franklin Pierce playing today in D-II World Series Due to inclement weather forecast for the Cary, N.C., area, Sunday's NCAA Division II world series games have been moved to today. Fri, 27 May 2016 23:51:00 EST Rockingham Park to close at end of the summer SALEM - The landmark Rockingham Park will close for good Aug. 31, general manager Ed Callahan said Friday. Fri, 27 May 2016 16:08:00 EST Two dead, one seriously injured in Swanzey wreck Two young people were killed in a single vehicle crash, and a third seriously injured, on Route 32 Thursday night. Fri, 27 May 2016 13:12:00 EST Nashua heroin effort nets 13 on drug charges There have been more than 320 drug arrests in the Gate City so far this year, including 13 this week. Fri, 27 May 2016 12:30:00 EST Vt. man charged with negligent homicide in death of Rhode Island woman A Vermont man has been charged with negligent homicide in the death of a Rhode Island woman on Interstate 89 crash Wednesday night. Fri, 27 May 2016 09:52:00 EST Emily Holland's goal lifts Londonderry Emily Holland scored her fourth goal of the game with 6.1 seconds remaining to give the Londonderry High School girls' lacrosse team an 11-10 victory over Pinkerton Academy on Friday in Derry. Fri, 27 May 2016 23:49:00 EST NHIAA Baseball Pinkerton can't recover from rough first inning An eight-run first inning propelled Exeter to a 9-3 triumph over Pinkerton on Friday and earned the Blue Hawks the No. 2 seed for the Division I tournament, which begins Thursday. Fri, 27 May 2016 23:49:00 EST Bow High School evacuated for bomb threat Bow High School was evacuated Friday after a bomb threat was called in to the school. Students were cleared out around 10 a.m. and went back inside around 1215 p.m. after no bombs were found, according to Superintendent of SAU 67, Dean Cascadden. Fri, 27 May 2016 23:48:00 EST Dr. Heimlich, 96, saves choking woman with namesake maneuver Dr. Henry Heimlich, the 96-year-old Cincinnati surgeon credited with inventing the lifesaving technique named for him, used it for the first time this week to save a fellow senior center resident who was choking on a hamburger, a center spokesman said on Friday. Fri, 27 May 2016 23:47:00 EST Central's Stanko breaks javelin mark at Div. I championships Unhappy with his first five throws in the javelin competition Friday at the NHIAA Division I Track and Field Championships, Manchester Central's Jake Stanko knew what he needed to do. He took a moment and prayed. Fri, 27 May 2016 23:47:00 EST Fisher Cats lose in 13 innings Former New Hampshire Fisher Cat Jake Fox got the best of his former team in Friday's 9-8 13-inning win for the Reading Fightin Phils over the Fisher Cats at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium. Fri, 27 May 2016 23:36:00 EST Blue Jays outslug Red Sox Josh Donaldson hit two home runs and the Toronto Blue Jays defeated the Boston Red Sox 7-5 on Friday night at SkyDome for their third consecutive win. Fri, 27 May 2016 23:30:00 EST Best Car Shows of the Summer You might hear them coming with the glug-glug-glug of their engines at idle, or you might see their flash and dash, as they zing by, these creatures of the road. The classic, hot rod, custom or antique that turns heads because of a nostalgic whim, a long-ago memory, or simply a love for the smooth curves and sharp lines, flecked paint and mirrored... Thu, 26 May 2016 02:27:00 EST Deroy Murdock The Clintons are N.Y's sixth crime family The list of New York's legendary crime families 8212 the Bonannos, Colombos, Gambinos, Genoveses, and Luccheses 8212 requires this addition The Clintons. Thu, 26 May 2016 23:47:00 EST A clear choice for NH veterans To the Editor Recently, there have been letters from veterans supporting Gov. Maggie Hassan and Sen. Kelly Ayotte. I am a veteran and a member of Veterans for Kelly. Thu, 26 May 2016 23:47:00 EST Served State Dept. wipes out Clinton excuses This week's report from the State Department Office of Inspector General will make it harder for apologists to explain away the Clinton email fiasco, but they'll keep trying. Thu, 26 May 2016 23:47:00 EST John Stossel Private business is better at just about everything Our next president will almost certainly be Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton. But I take heart knowing that America's founders imposed checks and balances, so there will be limits on what bad things the next President can do. Thu, 26 May 2016 23:47:00 EST Under the gun Couric's editing tricks Katie Couric did not so much destroy her reputation as a journalist, as confirm it. Thu, 26 May 2016 23:47:00 EST Dave D'Onofrio's Sox Beat Boggs is just a number Were it not for a rectangular piece of red fabric that hung off the faade above Fenway Park's right-field grandstand, there would've been no way to know that within an hour the Red Sox were about to bestow a former player with what might be the organization's most selective honor. Thu, 26 May 2016 23:47:00 EST Lottery Commission chair will return for third term NH Lottery Chair confirmed for third term Thu, 26 May 2016 23:46:00 EST Another View -- Chase Hagaman Millennials have high hopes, if big problems are tackled Millenials, including some of our country's up-and-coming leaders, have high hopes for the future. Thu, 26 May 2016 23:46:00 EST H.S. Lacrosse Long-term goals set at Central Erin Duffy didn't set any expectations for herself or the Manchester Central girls' lacrosse team going into her first season as its coach this spring. She has a goal in mind for the coming years, though, that she hopes will benefit girls' lacrosse at every level in the Queen City. Thu, 26 May 2016 23:46:00 EST