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Abigail Hernandez, right, sits with family and friends as she listens to her mother Zenya Hernandez, center, talk with N.H. Senior Assistant Attorney General Jane Young, right, prior to the arraignment of Nathaniel Kibby, 34, of Gorham, N.H. at Conway District Court in Conway, N.H., Tuesday, July 29, 2014. Kibby was charged with kidnapping Abigail Hernandez nine months ago was ordered held on $1 million bail after a brief court appearance Tuesday. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, Pool)

North Conway Teen ‘Feeling A Lot Better’

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Conway, n.h. — In her first public comments, the New Hampshire teenager who returned home nine months after she vanished on the way home from school told her local newspaper that she’s “feeling a lot better every day.” Abigail Hernandez stopped by The Conway Daily Sun on Thursday to thank the newspaper for publicizing her disappearance. The Daily Sun ran …

Group Eyes Ayotte for Gun Laws

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Concord — U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., is the top target in a new push to strengthen federal laws that keep domestic abusers from purchasing guns. Everytown for Gun Safety, a national advocacy group, has been airing an ad on WMUR this week to coincide with a U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on a new bill introduced by Sen. Amy Klobuchar, a Minnesota …

Home Sweet Home

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Meriam Ibrahim, left, and her husband, Daniel Wani, of Sudan, are greeted by family and friends shortly after arriving in Manchester, N.H., on Thursday. Ibrahim, who refused to recant her Christian faith in the face of a death sentence that was later overturned, will make New Hampshire her family’s new home. ap …

Sanders: ‘If I Think I Can, I Will Run’

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Montpelier — As a resident of Iowa, Jeff Cox has never voted for Bernie Sanders. But he’s hoping to have the chance to soon. Cox is a longtime Democratic activist, and the point man for a Johnson County steering committee aimed at drafting Sanders for the 2016 presidential …

Welch Backs Internet Sales Tax to Strengthen Businesses

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Montpelier — Rep. Peter Welch is hopeful that Congress will pass a bill this summer that will allow individual states to impose their sales tax on items purchased on the Internet. Welch, D-Vt., said the plan will help strengthen downtown businesses and will raise new revenue for many …

Govt. Wins Conviction in Terror Case

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Boston — A college friend was convicted Monday of trying to protect Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev by agreeing with another friend to get rid of a backpack and disabled fireworks they took from his dorm room …

Firing of Lebanon Co-Op Store Workers Highlights Issue of ‘At-Will’ Employment

Monday, July 21, 2014

Lebanon — When Dan King got to work at the Co-op Food Store in Lebanon at 10 a.m. on June 13 and began sweeping the floor, as was his usual routine, he had no idea what the day would bring. Then King, who managed the wine department at …

Vt. Statehouse Going — Literally — Batty

Monday, July 21, 2014

Montpelier — Bats swoop through the halls of Vermont’s grand State House, and nobody seems to mind. Workers say it’s not uncommon to see the furry, bug-eating bats flying around, especially during the summer months when they seek …

Monday, July 21, 2014

Body Found Behind Cemetery In Hartford Hartford — On Sunday approximately 4:30 p.m., Hartford Police received a complaint of a dead body being located in the wooded area behind the Mt. Olivet Cemetery on Hartford Avenue in White River Junction. Upon arrival police found the body of a …

Three Years On, Girl’s Unsolved Slaying Haunts N.H. Town

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Concord — An 11-year-old girl whose disappearance prompted a massive search before her body was found against a dam in the Connecticut River remains a haunting presence in her small rural town. Celina Cass was last seen hunched …

Justice Within Reach In Golf Pro’s Death

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Montpelier — Nearly 28 years ago, John Ottaviano was looking forward to playing in a tournament with Sarah Hunter, a well-liked golf pro at the Manchester Country Club. But Hunter, who was always punctual, never showed up to …

Archaeologists Excavate Colonial Battleground

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Lake George, N.Y. — Archaeologists are excavating an 18th-century battleground that was the site of a desperate stand by Colonial American troops, the flashpoint of a massacre and the location of the era’s largest smallpox hospital. The site’s …

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Police Seek Suspect Who Stabbed 19-Year-Old Concord — New Hampshire police say the stabbing of a 19-year-old man in a Concord park was not a random attack. Concord police say the man was taken to Concord Hospital Saturday morning with serious but non-life threatening injuries. Police found the …