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Greater Nashua participates in National Drug Take-Back Day on April 24th

NASHUA – On April 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., communities nationwide will participate in the Drug Enforcement Agency’s (DEA) 20th Annual National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. This event provides the public an opportunity to prevent substance misuse and theft by eliminating expired, ...

CHAUVIN GUILTY ON ALL 3 COUNTS

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Minneapolis Officer Derek Chauvin was convicted Tuesday of murder and manslaughter for pinning George Floyd to the pavement with his knee on the Black man's neck in a case that touched off worldwide protests, violence and a furious reexamination of racism and ...

Walter Mondale, Carter’s vice president, dies at 93

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Vice President Walter F. Mondale, a liberal icon who lost one of the most lopsided presidential elections after bluntly telling voters to expect a tax increase if he won, died Monday. He was 93. The death of the former senator, ambassador and Minnesota attorney ...

Local woman accused of assaulting, injuring family members

MERRIMACK – Officers responding to a report of a domestic disturbance at an undisclosed address early Monday morning ended up arresting a woman identified as 31-year-old Caitlyn Siemens, police said. Siemens, whose address wasn't provided, was charged around 2 a.m. Monday with two counts of ...

Overnight apartment fire claims life of 65-year-old Manchester woman

MANCHESTER – Several residents of a Prospect Street apartment building were able to safely evacuate when a fire broke out early Monday morning, but one woman was located inside suffering from what turned out to be fatal injuries, officials said. Sharon Little, 65, was rescued through a ...

Senate panel saddles up for machine horse racing, not yet for online taxes

CONCORD — The Senate Ways and Means Committee made quick work Monday of a bill to allow historical horse racing under charitable gaming but wants more information on a bill the sponsor said closes a loophole in the rooms and meals tax by taxing online platforms for car rentals and short-term ...

Out of sight but center stage, jurors weigh Chauvin’s fate

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The jurors who sat quietly off-camera through three weeks of draining testimony in Derek Chauvin's murder trial in George Floyd's death moved into the spotlight Tuesday, still out of sight but now in control of verdicts awaited by a skittish city. The jury of six white ...

Biden’s virtual climate summit: Diplomacy sans human touch

WASHINGTON (AP) — There will be no hands to shake or backs to slap, no way to look a foreign leader in the eye. The small human moments that define statecraft will be reduced to images on a screen. President Joe Biden, a most hands-on politician, this week will host a major climate summit ...

SLIDESHOW: Walter F. Mondale – A Life in Pictures

“Today I mourn the passing of my dear friend Walter Mondale, who I consider the best vice president in our country’s history. During our administration, Fritz used his political skill and personal integrity to transform the vice presidency into a dynamic, policy-driving force that had never ...

Kuster joins deployment ceremony for N.H. National Guard

CONCORD — On Saturday, U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster joined a deployment ceremony for the members of the New Hampshire National Guard 169th Aviation Regiment before a yearlong overseas deployment to Kosovo in support of Operation Joint Guardian (KFOR). During the ceremony, Kuster thanked the ...

Somber vigil for Daunte Wright in Manchester draws 200 people

About 200 people gathered in Derryfield Park Saturday night to remember Daunte Wright, the 20-year-old Black man who was shot to death by a police officer in Brooklyn Center, Minn., on April 11. The tone for the candlelight vigil was somber and sometimes tearful, with discussion focusing more ...

Face masks still required in some NH municipalities

CONCORD – Whether you need to “mask-up” depends on where you are in New Hampshire these days. Last Thursday, Gov. Chris Sununu decided to drop the statewide mask mandate, citing good news on the vaccine front here, despite increasing hospitalizations and new cases. While announcing ...