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June 18. 2013 11:38AM

NH one of few states where photo-ID biometrics off-limits to government snoops

A few states, including Washington, Oregon and Minnesota, have legal barriers to police accessing facial-recognition technology in driver's-license registries. New Hampshire's legislature passed a law prohibiting motor vehicle officials from collecting any biometric data.

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As GTAT stumbles, Nashau's ARC launches massive new sapphire furnaces

ARC Energy today announced the CHES 500 crystal growth furnace, designed to produce the world's largest-ever sapphire boules with a mass of 300kg and 500mm diameter.

Headless ranger? Mystery at colonial burial site of Roger's Rangers

FORT EDWARD, N.Y. (AP) — Sleepy Hollow has the legend of the Headless Horseman. Does a community 150 miles farther up the Hudson River have a Headless Ranger buried in an unmarked cemetery from the 18th century?

Salem police dog loses battle with cancer

The dog named Til lost his brief battled with cancer on Wednesday.

Comic book featuring hearing-impaired superheroes inspired by Salem boy

A Salem boy, Anthony Smith, has reached superhero status. A new Marvel comic book is modeled after the 6-year-old.

Haunted Overload named ‘scariest’ attraction in U.S.

LEE — Eric Lowther, the mastermind behind Haunted Overload in Lee, is an expert at frightening people, so it's no surprise his attraction has been named the scariest in the country.

Police: DOT driver involved in tractor crash on I-89 had suspended license

Fields also received a summons for operating his tractor with a suspended license, a state police news release said on Wednesday.

Wilton-Lyndeborough: Board mulls staff dress code

WILTON — The Wilton-Lyndeborough Cooperative School Board is considering a revision to its dress-code policy for its teachers. The first draft of the new dress code calls for 'business casual' dress, defined as “looking well put together, crisp...

Horse dies, woman injured in Kensington riding accident

KENSINGTON — A horse died and its owner was sent to the hospital with a leg injury Wednesday morning after the horse fell over and landed on its neck, authorities said.

NH man pleads guilty in Logan Airport cab scheme

Four suspended Massachusetts Port Authority workers on Wednesday admitted their roles in a scheme to collect cash and other gifts from cabdrivers seeking to get quicker access to customers at Logan International Airport, authorities said.

Fight with bicyclists in Amesbury lands Derry driver in road rage program

AMESBURY — A New Hampshire man’s anger toward two bicyclists he almost ran off Pleasant Valley Road as he tried passing them last March has earned him a seat in the state’s road rage program.

Man accused of Bedford home invasion guilty in Mass. home invasion

LAWRENCE — A 33-year-old Lawrence man will be sentenced tomorrow after he was found guilty of several charges related to a violent home invasion.

N.H. woman pleads guilty to stealing nearly $742,000 from Maine employer

PORTLAND — A New Hampshire woman has pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to interstate transportation of stolen checks and tax evasion after she embezzled nearly $742,000 from her employer, U.S. Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II said Wednesday.

NH firm's 'AirGuard' is designed to catch tobacco, pot smokers in the act, rats culprit over WiFi

AirGuard is a sophisticated smoke detection unit that can either be hand held or fixed to a wall, and that can send out a Wi-Fi alert when tobacco or marijuana smoke is detected.

A NH history lesson about the KKK

ould you be shocked to learn that the Ku Klux Klan was on the march in Exeter, New Hampshire, just 25 years ago? It was a small march, but it made some national headlines. When the group’s leader left town, the story ended.

McCain calls Shaheen an empty suit on Armed Services panel

'I don't see her at very many of the hearings. I've not seen her propose any amendments or proposals that have to do with national security.'

Shaheen forgets testimony that 'Gang of 8' bill would make illegal immigration worse

What Shaheen said is not true. In fact, immigration agents from several different agencies of the federal government warned every single U.S. Senator—including Shaheen—that voting for the Gang of Eight bill would make illegal immigration in America worse.

Stephanopoulos to moderate final NH Senate debate despite ties to Shaheen operative

MANCHESTER, New Hampshire — ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos, a former aide to former President Bill Clinton, will be moderating the final debate here between incumbent Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Republican Scott Brown on Thursday evening.

Vt. patient subjected to Annie Kuster political ad in middle of an MRI

Those may not have been her precise words, but it was indeed Ann McLane Kuster’s voice in an audio political campaign commercial coming smack in the middle of my MRI procedure and soliciting my vote, despite the fact that I reside in Vermont.

Erica Blizzard fights to retain marina property to revert to city at expiration of lease

She told the council that the loss of the property would have 'a significant impact on our business.'

Walmart gaffe labels plus size costumes as 'Fat Girl Costumes'

Eating disorder therapist Ruth Elliott in Concord isn't surprised. She says negative messages like this are constantly undermining womens' body images.

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