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July 19. 2013 1:37PM

Audio: Vattnet Viskar – 'Fog Of Apathy'

New Hampshire’s Vattnet Viskar were the only metal act to make our list of 2012′s Best New Bands, a spot awarded to them based on the combined strength of their 3-song debut EP, released via micro-indie Broken Limbs Recordings, and their live show.



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Vaping takes off as smoking's latest alternative

PORTSMOUTH — Brian Swaine was a pack-a-day Marlboro 'Reds' smoker who switched to vaping and now has a preference for Honey Pearry flavored e-juice.

The untold story behind serial killer Israel Keyes' jailhouse suicide

A correctional officer fired for 'negligent inattention' by the Department of Corrections because he allegedly read a novel while Israel Keyes committed a 'ritualistic' suicide in a cell 25 feet away was a scapegoat for widespread lax practices and shouldn’t have lost his job, a review by an arbitrator found.

Peeping Tom in town? Hinsdale police chief calls community meeting

The meetings is in response to reports the police department has received and a Facebook page -- Hinsdale Crime Watch -- that claims to have a description of the suspect.

A mother duck leads her chicks in this 2013 file photo.

Woman stops to help ducklings, gets $100 ticket

NEWFIELDS — A Newfields woman who stopped in a highway median to help some stranded ducklings plans to fight a ticket from state police.

NH native fights for Israel in Gaza Strip

'The foreignness drops away real quick,' said Adam Harmon, who moved to Israel from New Hampshire out of college and joined the IDF in 1990, when Israel was fighting a Palestinian uprising and an ascendant Hezbollah.

Victorian visitation? Stereoscopic 3D image from 1870 captures UFO over Mount Washington

A photograph showing a strange, cigar-shaped object over the top of Mount Washington showed what appeared to be an alien spacecraft - in 1870.

Mount Washington takes windiest crown once again

According to a factoid published July 21 on the MSN.com weather page, Mount Washington, N.H. is the windiest place in the U.S. with an average 35.1 mph breeze.


Ex-UNH hockey coach indicted on four charges

DURHAM — Former UNH women's hockey coach Brian McCloskey has been indicted on three charges of simple assault and one charge of criminal threatening following an incident with a player at a last fall.

Kittery police arrest distraught man wielding toy gun in animal hospital over dog's demise

KITTERY, Maine — A Kittery Point man wielding an unloaded replica antique gun entered the Kittery Animal Hospital on Saturday morning, yelling that he was upset that his dog had allegedly been put down, police said.

Daniel Wani of Manchester, his wife, Meriam Ibrahim.

NY pastor meets Meriam Ibrahim in Sudan, offers to help bring and take care of her family in US

New York City pastor William Devlin has traveled to Khartoum in Sudan where he has met Christian mother Meriam Ibrahim and offered to help bring and take care of her and her family in the United States.

NH drops to 4th in child well-being as child poverty spikes

The Annie E. Casey Foundation's Kids Count report released Tuesday ranks New Hampshire fourth best, behind Massachusetts, Vermont and Iowa. New Hampshire had been ranked first in the nation for more than 10 years.

Decision made in alleged Seabrook Police brutality case

Town Manager Bill Manzi said a nonpublic meeting has been scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday to discuss disciplinary action with the officers involved in the alleged Nov. 11, 2009, assault of then-19-year-old Michael Bergeron Jr.

UNH reaches nearly $50m in record fundraising drive

Nearly 20,000 donors made gifts to UNH. This year’s results are more than 35 percent above last year’s record of $35.8 million.

Police informant drops dime on Franklin woman overheard scoring heroin at Laconia beach

According to police affidavits obtained from the court, police said they were notified by a caller from the informal 'Davis Place Beach' on the Winnipesaukee River in Laconia that a 'skinny woman in a bikini' was involved in a drug transaction.

Hillary says she might support constitutional amendment to limit flow of money to Republican campaigns

'I would consider supporting an amendment among these lines,' Clinton responded. 'That would prevent the abuse of our political system by excessive amounts of money if there is no other way to deal with the Citizen's United decision.'

GOP candidate for governor ran firm while PAC gave $512K to Democrats

CONCORD – While Republican candidate for governor Walt Havenstein ran a Virginia-based defense contractor, its political action committee gave $512,000 to Democratic members of Congress.

HUD settles case alleging housing discrimination against domestic violence victim in Berlin

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) plans to announce Wednesday that it has reached agreements with the owners and managers of two Berlin, N.H., properties, to settle allegations that they engaged in housing discrimination for refusing to rent to a woman who was a victim of domestic violence.

New Jersey State Police to buy 2,800 new Sig Sauer pistols

The New Jersey State Police will take delivery of 2,800 P229 Enhanced Elite pistols.

Growing up a hazard to golf: Real world claims talent from NHGA

The blessing of the New Hampshire Golf Association’s state championship format — a weeklong grind that reflects how the USGA runs the United States Amateur — is also its curse.

Belmont firm awarded $6.7M contract for portable universal battery systems for the M119A3 Howitzer

Funding and work location will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of July 21, 2018.


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