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March 28. 2013 12:54PM

Hill, NH man gets 18 years in prison for murder in NY

The Westchester County district attorney announced the sentence Wednesday for Charles Blanchard of Hill, N.H. He also had pleaded guilty to kidnapping. Travis Morin of Danbury, N.H. is still awaiting trial.



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Dean Kamen says public not FDA to blame for slow pace of medical device innovation

Medtech entrepreneur Dean Kamen, founder of DEKA Research and Development Corp., and recipient of the 2014 Medical Design Excellence Awards Lifetime Achievement Award, told an audience at MD&M East 2014 that FDA regulators aren't to blame for stalling innovation in the medical device industry.

Kibby was 'rotten to the core,' according to former classmate

'This has been a pattern for Nat for 20 years. He's been a sexual deviant — he was a talented sketch artist who always obsessed about girls with dark hair and drew them with their hands tied behind their backs. I hope Abby gets word that she's not alone; there are more of us who were tortured by Nat Kibby. I'm really shocked no one could connect this to him sooner.'

Convict given $104M by feds for ratting on Swiss bank found guilty of DWI

PORTSMOUTH — A whistleblower who was paid $104 million by the federal government, for information about offshore banking, has been found guilty of driving while intoxicated as a result of a police roadblock.

Equinox shut down at Canobie Lake Park for 'foreseeable future'

Canobie Lake Park has shut down the newest and one of its most popular attractions at the 112-year-old amusement park, according to spokesman Chris Nicoli said. The ride will be closed for 'the foreseeable future,' Nicoli said in a brief statement.

Doctor treating Hudson girl with inoperable brain tumor faces complaint in Texas for controversial treatment there

ROCHESTER — The Texas Medical Board has filed a 200-page complaint against Stanislaw Burzynski, the Houston doctor whose controversial antineoplaston therapy is being used to treat a Hudson girl with an inoperable brain tumor.

'The Trials of Pamela Smart' to debut on HBO in August

An official selection of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, CAPTIVATED: THE TRIALS OF PAMELA SMART explores how the media coverage of the case may have influenced the trial and sentencing.

Cremated remains seized in 2005 Bayview investigation buried in Concord

No one at the ceremony had ever met any of the 13, the last evidence of a crematory scandal that outraged a region a decade ago.

'War on Drugs' remains focused on lucrative marijuana amid deadly heroin/opiate epidemic

In 2012, marijuana arrests accounted for almost half (48.3 percent) of all drug arrests nationwide. Marijuana arrests accounted for two-thirds of more of all drug arrests in five states: Nebraska (74.1 percent), New Hampshire (72 percent), Montana (70.3 percent), Wyoming (68.7 percent) and Wisconsin (67.1 percent).

Manchester man critically injured in Ohio crash of tree-trimming helicopter

Leo Boucher, 50, of Manchester, N.H., flying for Rotor Blade LLC, was transported from the crash site off Township Road 188 south of Township Road 190 by Macochee Joint Ambulance District to Mary Rutan Hospital. He was later taken from there by MedFlight to Grant Medical Center in Columbus.

NH among 10 states that won't cut Hollywood a break on its taxes

Neither New Hampshire nor Vermont have film incentives. But both are film-friendly states with beautiful scenery on offer.

NH fireworks provider won't charge Conn. town claiming show was a dud

The CEO of a New Hampshire company that staged a less-than-stellar fireworks show during the city’s Summerfest celebration said Tuesday he won’t charge the city for the fizzled-out display.

Amtrak's Downeaster wraps up difficult month to end fiscal year with more ridership, revenue

Despite the delays that began in June, the Downeaster closed its fiscal year on June 30 with a 4.7 percent increase in ridership and record ticket revenue of $8.6 million.

Police drop charge against Market Basket worker

EPPING — Police have decided not to pursue charges against a Market Basket worker arrested last week after allegedly speeding in the parking lot as tension grows in the highly publicized supermarket standoff.

N.H. Whole Foods property sold for $27M

NASHUA -- Turnpike Plaza, a 131,768-square-foot shopping center on Amherts Street (Route 101A) anchored by Whole Foods Market, has been sold for $27 million.

NH nonresidential building suffers a blow in June

Upward trend for nonbuilding contracts continues, while nonresidential contracts decrease by 57%

With condo sale, conservative politico John H. Sununu has completed his exit from D.C.

John H. Sununu, the former White House chief of staff and conservative co-host of 'Crossfire,' left D.C. several years ago for the greener pastures of New Hampshire. But he always had a home to return to in Washington — an 1,106-square-foot condo on the West End.

CDC report raises alarm about N.H. drug use

N.H. ranked high for per capita prescriptions of OxyContin, fentanyl and other long-acting opioids.

NH Storm-Tide Sensor Network strengthened to speed federal response to disasters

A team from the USGS New England Water Science Center is surveying 3 locations in the state, determining their elevations and installing receiving brackets at those sites that will hold a network of sophisticated sensors that can be installed days-to-hours before a storm makes landfall.


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