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Local police departments are reactng to the shooting death of two police officers in New York Civy over the weekend.

One of New Hampshire's top health experts is back home after helping to fight the Ebola virus in Africa.

The issue of worker's compensation insurance is a sticky one in Concord.

Senator Jeanne Shaheen and Congresswoman Annie Kuster have sent a letter to Fairpoint officials calling for a return to the bargaining table in the ongoing contract dispute.

Puppies, lots of them, are available for adoption in Chichester.

Staples stores in neighboring states have been hit by a data breach.

An arson investigation is underway in Dover.

Sure, lower gas prices are great for the wallet, but is there a downside?

The last remaining building from Concord's first hospital has been added to the National Register of Historic Places.

There's a new restaurant in Nashua.

Stories we're following from the NH1 Media Center today

The Governor's Executive Council is set to debate Fairpoint Communications' state contract at their meeting today.

DOT officials say the new Sagamore Bridge is scheduled to open today at noon. The old bridge closed last year.

Top stories from around New Hampshire

A Manchester-based company is keeping track of North Korea's internet access-service was disrupted in a big way yesterday.

A Londonderry woman who was injured in a home invasion in Maine last week is expected to recover.

Uber has gotten the go-ahead to operate in Portsmouth.

It looks like Market Basket's 4 percent discount is coming to an end on Saturday.

Pumpkinfest organizers in Keene are getting a $90,000 bill for expenses related to the rioting several blocks away.

Some residents in Chichester are concerned that a convicted child killer recently arrested in Florida may come back to New Hampshire.

The Police Chief in Gilford is defending the arrest of a parent who was disruptive at a school board meeting after becoming upset over the assignment of a controversial book in her daughter's English class. (The charges were dismissed last week.)


Medicare payments are being cut to 3 New Hampshire hospitals after they failed to meet standards designed to cut down on "hospital-acquired conditions" (i.e. bedsores).

Despite concerns about "unusual circumstances" that have arisen this year (possibly related to the controversy surrounding the now-resigned police chief?), Weare selectmen say they don't need to request emergency funding.

Milton selectmen have approved 3 petitions that will go before voters this spring, all related to zoning issues that could pave the way for a proposed landfill.

A Lakes Region group is proposing 3 bills to help fight invasive species in New Hampshire waterways.

The dispute continues between Hopkinton officials and the Hopkinton State Fair Association over the organizations' tax status.


Bail has been denied for a New Hampshire man charged in a deadly crash that killed a pregnant Vermont woman and her fiance.

There are now 6 people indicted in connection with a Nashua pawn shop under investigation for selling stolen merchandise.

Prison time for a former Nashua court officer who pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a child.

A Derry woman already in prison for burglary charges has now agreed to a plea deal in connection with 5 more burglary charges.

A Dover man charged with attempted murder wants to use a private investigator to help in his defense.


One year later, the shooting death of a Keene man-known to police as a sex offender and whose roomate was charged with bestiality-remains a mystery.

A ladder in the roadway is being blamed for a utility truck rollover on Route 101 in Exeter Monday.

An elderly driver was taken to the hospital after crashing her car into a Rite-Aid in Manchester, apparently after losing control of her vehicle.

A pair of DWI arrests in Portsmouth.

Also in Portsmouth, police say an overdose victim remains in a coma.

An Exeter High School student appeared in court Monday in connection to the armed robbery of another teenager who told police it was a drug deal gone bad.

Running a stop sign got a police officer's attention in Hooksett-and led to marijuana charges.

Milton police say they're working to identify suspects in a series of daytime burglaries around town.

The Berlin Police department is interested in purchasing a Bearcat armored vehicle.


A settlement's been reached with T-Mobile for the practice of "mobile cramming".


Thanks Peyton! 4 interceptions from Peyton Manning, including a pick-6, helped send the Broncos to defeat in Monday Night Football. More importantly, it means the Pats clinch homefield advantage throughout the playoffs.

Other news

This week's rain is not welcome news for southern New Hampshire ski resorts.

It's getting busy at the post office in Nashua.

New Hampshire is tops in New England when it comes to high school students graduating on time.

A seacoast businessman's attempt to have a "BREWBUS" vanity plate may be reconsidered by the state.

Is a Christmas tree or a holiday tree? The debate continues in Durham.

A vigil was held in Nashua Monday evening to remember homeless people who died in New Hampshire in 2014.

New Hampshire "Hike Safe" cards-intended to offset the cost of rescue operations by state Fish & Game-are now available.

A New Hampton family displaced by fire is getting a Christmas gift thanks to the generosity of the community members.

A holiday gift for Manchester residents-odd/even parking restrictions have been lifted for the week.

National and World News

North Korea's internet appears to be back online, after a lengthy outage yesterday.

New York's mayor is requesting a temporary halt on protests against police officers following the deadly shooting of 2 police officers last weekend. Here's the latest developments surrounding the shootings.

Singer Joe Cocker is dead at the age of 70.


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