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Graduation Morphs Into a Taylor Swift Flash Mob

NH valedictorian Colin Yost leads surprise senior jam to 'Shake It Off'

(Newser) - Parents who thought they were going to have to sit through a boring graduation in a stuffy gym got anything but at Portsmouth High School on Friday. Colin Yost, the valedictorian for the New Hampshire school's senior class, decided he wanted to shake things up—and off—during his... More »

Hoax Election Email Brings Felony Charges

New Hampshire man said candidate had dropped from race

(Newser) - A few days before a special election for a New Hampshire House seat, reporters received an official-looking news release via email informing them that one of the candidates was dropping out. This turned out to be news to the candidate herself, who was doing no such thing. Now a 28-year-old... More »

NH Lawmakers Mock, Reject 4th-Graders' Bill

One rep linked state bird bill to Planned Parenthood

(Newser) - A group of fourth-grade students taken to the New Hampshire State House to watch a vote on a bill they proposed ended up getting an excellent lesson in politics last week—but it certainly wasn't an inspiring one. The Lincoln Akerman School students were present as lawmakers criticized and... More »

Guess Who's Mulling a Run for President Again

'I am the only one who can make America truly great again,' Donald Trump says

(Newser) - Last we heard from Donald Trump he was embroiled in battle with a "malicious" Florida airport, but it appears he's now set his sights on a loftier goal: considering a 2016 POTUS run, the AP reports. Trump, who has hinted at running in the past, announced today that... More »

Little Girl to Ted Cruz: 'The World Is on Fire?'

Texas senator's remarks surprise child in New Hampshire

(Newser) - Ted Cruz sure got a little girl's attention in New Hampshire yesterday when he claimed that the world was on fire—and repeated his point when she asked about it, the Concord Monitor reports. Speaking to more than 100 people at a turbomachinery company, the Texas Republican was typically... More »

Man, 101, Gets Paid to Eat Breakfast

Age-based birthday discount becomes a refund

(Newser) - If you live long enough, the Belmont Restaurant in Manchester, NH, will end up paying you to eat breakfast, 101-year-old Joseph Nelson discovered on Monday. The restaurant gives customers celebrating their birthdays a discount based on their age, meaning the World War II vet, who would have eaten for free... More »

Woman: Yes, I Dug Up Dad's Grave for 'Real Will'

But Melanie Nash says she only found vodka and cigarettes

(Newser) - A woman who told police she dug up her father's grave in search of his "real will" but found only vodka and cigarettes pleaded guilty today. Melanie Nash, 53, was one of four accused in the plan to open Eddie Nash's vault in Colebrook, New Hampshire, then... More »

Hiker in NH Dies in 100mph Winds, Subzero Temps

NYC's Kate Matrosova found dead of exposure

(Newser) - When Kate Matrosova's husband dropped her off at the base of New Hampshire's Mount Adams before dawn Sunday, he arranged to pick her up in a different part of the White Mountains, after she had traversed several summits, the New Hampshire Union Leader reports. But the 32-year-old credit... More »

6 Weeks, Eh? NH Cops Issue Warrant for Groundhog

Merrimack PD considers Punxsutawney Phil 'armed and dangerous'

(Newser) - The police department in Merrimack, NH, which has seen perhaps more than its fair share of white stuff this year, has apparently had it with winter : As such, it's issued an arrest warrant for the little prognosticating rodent that sentenced us to six more weeks , via a tongue-in-cheek Facebook... More »

Man Guilty of Raiding Grave in Search of 'Real Will'

Helped woman dig up her dad's coffin in New Hampshire

(Newser) - A man accused of helping a woman ransack her father's grave in search of his "real will" has pleaded guilty, and prosecutors in New Hampshire say that since he's so good at digging graves, he should have to help out at a cemetery as part of his... More »

12 Hurt in 35-Car New Hampshire Pile-up

Snow squall moves in quickly, surprises drivers

(Newser) - A dozen people were injured in an interstate pileup involving 35 vehicles amid whiteout conditions in New Hampshire yesterday. Police say none of the injuries from the crashes on Interstate 93 were life-threatening, reports WMUR-TV , though one vehicle caught fire and was destroyed. The fire also damaged three other vehicles... More »

Tax Dodgers' Lair for Sale, Maybe With Land Mines

Tax-evading couple once holed up in property

(Newser) - If you're currently in the market for real estate, the Guardian has a find for you: a beautiful hillside home on 100 acres in New Hampshire for $250,000. The slight downside: You might run into some explosives in the area. The home used to belong to Ed and... More »

Guy Clocked at 127mph on NH Highway

Police say RI man was moving briskly

(Newser) - New Hampshire State Police say an airborne patrol unit clocked a man driving 127 miles per hour on Interstate 93 in the town of Northfield. The State Police Special Enforcement Unit was using an airplane to monitor traffic yesterday morning when the trooper in the aircraft saw a northbound vehicle... More »

NH Couple's Game of Monopoly Ends in Arrest

Alyssa Ferraro slapped her boyfriend: cops

(Newser) - Let the "get out of jail free" jokes commence. A 21-year-old woman in Hooksett, NH, was arrested Sunday on domestic violence charges related to simple assault—all reportedly over a game of Monopoly. She told police she started fighting with her boyfriend while they were playing the board game... More »

Pumpkin Festival Gets Ugly in New Hampshire

Riot police respond to Keene incidents

(Newser) - The annual Pumpkin Festival in Keene, New Hampshire, got a bit out of hand yesterday. It seems that students at nearby Keene State College threw an afternoon party celebrating the festival, and after brawls at that gathering, another throng congregated in the same part of town—near both the college... More »

New Hampshire Town Sees First Homicide Ever

Fremont had gone 250 years

(Newser) - Fremont, New Hampshire, is celebrating its 250th anniversary this year, and it just acquired an unfortunate milestone: its first murder. Police found the body of a woman in her home yesterday, then discovered the man believed to have killed her in a truck nearby, dead from an apparent suicide, reports... More »

2 Toddlers Hospitalized After Bouncy House Goes Flying

2-year-old in critical condition

(Newser) - Two children, ages two and three, have been hospitalized after a bouncy house got picked up by the wind and carried them 60 feet through the air, WCVB reports. The younger of the boys is critically hurt; the other appears to be recovering. The kids entered the inflatable structure before... More »

Multistate Senator? Scott Brown Wins NH Primary

Republican will face Jeanne Shaheen this fall

(Newser) - Scott Brown is on the road to becoming the first person since the 19th century to have represented more than one state in the Senate. The former Massachusetts senator comfortably won the Republican primary in New Hampshire yesterday, the AP reports, and will face incumbent Democrat Jeanne Shaheen this fall... More »

James Foley Honored With Hometown Mass

Slain journalist opened our eyes, bishop says

(Newser) - Hundreds of people packed a church in Rochester, New Hampshire, yesterday to honor murdered journalist James Foley at a mass in his hometown. At the Catholic church they attend, Foley's parents received a standing ovation after giving thanks for all the support they had received, reports the Wall Street ... More »

JD Salinger's Former Home Yours for $679K

First place he bought in Cornish, NH, is on the market

(Newser) - For $679,000, you can live where one of the great American writers spent his days. The former New Hampshire home of JD Salinger, who died in 2010 , is up for sale in Cornish, featuring four bedrooms, five bathrooms, and 12 acres, Bloomberg reports.Salinger moved to the 2,900-square-foot... More »

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