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July 25. 2013 12:25PM

First person to drive almost 3M miles in same vehicle says NH friendliest

Friendliest drivers: “New Hampshire has the friendliest drivers. I’m well out of New York’s busy highways by then, and it seems like I leave the stress at the state line. Drivers are courteous. They’ll switch lanes with their turn signals, let me merge, and even wave at me. It’s just a friendly, beautiful state.”

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Entergy proposes eliminating emergency planning zone after Vermont Yankee shuts down

The zone, which includes portions of Northfield, Bernardston, Gill, Greenfield, Leyden, Colrain, and Warwick in Massachusetts as well as 11 towns in Vermont and New Hampshire, is no longer needed, Christopher J. Wamser , the nuclear operations site vice president for Entergy, wrote in the company’s formal request to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for exemption.

How both Gorilla Glass and Sapphire can win covering future Apple iPhones

Apple could be planning a way to incorporate both Corning's Gorilla Glass and GTAT's sapphire into a single display cover to combine the best of both worlds.

177-home subdivision approved by Somersworth Planning Board

SOMERSWORTH — The city’s Planning Board on Wednesday authorized construction of a 177-home subdivision on the former Sunningdale Golf Course.

Meet the Chinook — New Hampshire’s state dog

The Chinook is a rare breed of sled dog developed in the state of New Hampshire by Arthur Treadwell Walden, who had a farm in Wonalancet in the White Mountains during the early 20th century.

Chubby Checker visits area to promote new song

PORTSMOUTH — If there was anything proven with certainty in the Seacoast Wednesday it’s that Chubby Checker can still do The Twist.

Nicaragua arrests man for strangling UNH graduate over camera

National Police official Glenda Zavala said Fernando Aburto Reyes told investigators he strangled 37-year-old Karen Colclough and stole her camera.

Massachusetts Air National Guard denies noise in Keene area was sonic boom

Amid fighter jet training exercises by the 104th Fighter Wing Massachusetts Air National Guard, a loud boom was heard and felt around the Monadnock Region Wednesday shortly after 2 p.m.

Woman found dead, husband in distress after Maine police get concerned call from NH friend

The sheriff’s department was called when a friend from New Hampshire telephoned to report that she had been unable to contact the couple for a week.

WaPo: Dartmouth College president: School’s ‘promise is being hijacked by extreme behavior’

Philip J. Hanlon, president of Dartmouth College, delivered a speech Wednesday night in which he said that the elite Ivy League school’s promise “is being hijacked by extreme behavior, masked by its perpetrators as acceptable fun.”

How U.S. agents in baited Romanian crooks after Subway in NH hacked

In the agency’s four-agent Manchester, New Hampshire, office, he juggled five or six cases at a time. None were as big as what became known as the “Subway case.”

Insurance industry says NH has nation's 3rd safest roads

Drivers in Vermont, Utah, New Hampshire, Minnesota and Oregon are among the best behaved, according to CarInsuranceComparison.com’s analysis.

Body of Sunapee man missing since February recovered at Vt. dam

NORTH HARTLAND – The body of a Sunapee, N.H. man whose car had been left at the Quechee Gorge in mid-February was recovered at the North Hartland Dam early Wednesday afternoon.

Judge orders county attorney to review personnel file of Tilton police officer

LACONIA — Superior Court Judge James O'Neill ordered the Belknap County Attorney to review the personnel file of a Tilton Police corporal and turn over any exculpatory material to the defendant in a rape case investigated by him.

Why Dover man drove 3,000 miles to defend Nevada rancher from feds

This Wednesday, DeLemus remains in Nevada. He is now running the makeshift "militia" of conservatives protecting the ranch, some of whom are armed with handguns and rifles.

Carroll County sheriff fires new police K-9 for biting woman

The K-9, named Khaos, was being trained to replace the sheriff's office's current K-9, named Edge, who is retiring due to terminal cancer.

Mariano Rivera's son to pitch for NH squad

LACONIA, N.H. -- The son of Mariano Rivera, the retired Yankees legend considered the best relief pitcher in baseball history, is playing for a collegiate summer program in New Hampshire.

SIG Sauer names AG Holder in 'muzzle brake' lawsuit

NEWINGTON — Gun maker SIG Sauer has added U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder as a defendant in a civil suit that claims federal authorities wrongfully classified SIG's "muzzle brake" as an item "intended only for use" when making a silencer.

Milton couple forced to live in vehicle outside home by town's failure to address drainage

MILTON — There are two official notices affixed to the outside doors of 79 Charles St., each which states the building is unsafe for human occupancy per NH RSA 155-B.

Missing UNH grad on church mission to Nicaragua found dead

The 37-year-old University of New Hampshire graduate worked on a project with a Seattle-based non-profit, Agros International, in Tierra Nueva, Nicaragua last week.

$25K Homeland Security grant to help Laconia EMT's handle obese patients

LACONIA — The city has been chosen as one of 10 municipalities in the state where advanced equipment to enable emergency medical personnel to handle obese (bariatric) patients will be kept.

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