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When Dad Dies on Trail, Boy Scout Leads Kids to Safety

'I know he would've wanted me to lead'

(Newser) - When his father suddenly died while leading 34 Boy Scouts and chaperones on a 19-mile hike in the Appalachian Mountains in New Hampshire, 16-year-old David Norton didn't panic. Instead, he led just as his father had done. David, who hails from Acton, Mass., was in charge of a group... More »

Clinton Wins New Hampshire

Only 1 state still has to report results

(Newser) - Almost a week after the result that really mattered, some good news has arrived for the Clinton campaign: Hillary Clinton has officially won New Hampshire and its four Electoral College votes, the AP reports. Clinton won by around 2,700 votes, less than 1% of the 732,000 cast, and... More »

Kelly Ayotte Loses Incredibly Close US Senate Race in NH

Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan declared winner

(Newser) - It's too little, too late to take control of the US Senate, but Democrats have officially picked up another seat in "one of the year's most closely watched and evenly matched races," the New York Times reports. According to CBS Boston , Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan was... More »

Clinton Wins in First Town to Report Results

Romney, Johnson tied for 3rd in Dixville Notch, NH

(Newser) - The election is over in tiny Dixville Notch—and it did not go well for Donald Trump. With all eight votes counted in the New Hampshire town, traditionally the first in the US to report election results, Hillary Clinton has four votes to two for Donald Trump. Gary Johnson and,... More »

In Pizzeria's 25-Cent Toy Machine, Kid Finds ... Pills?

Police are investigating how prescription meds ended up in the machine

(Newser) - A mother's alarming Facebook post about a 25-cent vending machine dispensing medication instead of toys to her 7-year-old daughter has gone viral in the days before Halloween. Courtney Jones allowed her mother to give her youngest daughter, Allyson, three quarters at the Rochester House of Pizza in New Hampshire... More »

Teen Killed After Falling Into Open Sewer

Jacob Goulet, 16, disappeared Friday night in a driving rainstorm

(Newser) - Sad news out of Nashua, NH, after police say they believe a body found floating in a river is that of a high school student who likely plunged 20 feet into an open sewer. Jacob Goulet, 16, was last seen Friday night after he left a friend's house during... More »

Good News, NH: You Can Take Ballot Selfies Again

Federal court says ban infringes on 1st Amendment rights to 'core political speech'

(Newser) - If you live in New Hampshire and want to take a picture of your Election Day ballot to post on Facebook so your friends can argue over your judgment, that's your call. So says a federal appeals court that overturned a ban on ballot selfies, ruling that the 2014... More »

College's Use of Librarian's $4M Donation Under Fire

A quarter of Robert Morin's donation will go toward a new football scoreboard

(Newser) - After living frugally while working for nearly 50 years as a library cataloger at the University of New Hampshire, Robert Morin left the school a $4 million donation when he died last year. The Washington Post reports $100,000 of that donation is going toward the library; $1 million of... More »

Have Thumb, Will Marry, Says Hitchhiking Bride

Angelique Arsenault didn't let her limo's flat tire ruin her big day

(Newser) - "For richer and for poorer, through broken-down cars and in health" is how Angelique Arsenault could have rewritten her vows after a pre-wedding roadblock in New Hampshire. The AP reports Arsenault was in her limo with her bridal party on Saturday, on her way to say "I do"... More »

Prep School Rape Victim Says She's Tired of Hiding

'I want everyone to know that I am not afraid or ashamed'

(Newser) - A year after her sexual assault at St. Paul's School made headlines, Chessy Prout says she's tired of hiding. "I want everyone to know that I am not afraid or ashamed anymore, and I never should have been,'' she tells Today of the May 2014... More »

He Killed Her, Now He Wants World to Know Her Sex Life

Rapist Seth Mazzaglia fights to make Lizzi Marriott's sexual history public

(Newser) - Parents whose 19-year-old daughter was strangled, raped, and thrown in a river in 2012 are having old wounds reopened as the man serving a life sentence for the crime fights to reveal their daughter's sexual history to the world, the Huffington Post reports. Seth Mazzaglia was convicted in 2014... More »

America's 10 Least Violent States

New England is the place to be

(Newser) - Looking for a safer neighborhood? Consider a move to Maine. The state is the least violent in the country, according to a 24/7 Wall St. ranking that took into account the number of police officers per 100,000 residents, estimated small-arms ownership, and the rates of violent crime, murder, and... More »

Pokemon Players Fall Off Cliff, Others Find More Bodies

And 2 more were banned from their local zoo

(Newser) - The unraveling of society is continuing apace following the release of Pokemon Go . The Los Angeles Times reports two men playing the insanely popular augmented reality game fell off a bluff Wednesday in Encinitas, California. One fell 50 feet and was knocked unconscious; the other fell between 75 and 100... More »

Bernie Finally Endorses Hillary

'Hillary Clinton will make an outstanding president,' Sanders says at NH event

(Newser) - With Hillary Clinton enthusiastically nodding and clapping by his side, Bernie Sanders appeared Tuesday at a high school in Portsmouth, NH, and finally offered what many Democrats have been waiting for : an endorsement, USA Today reports. "Secretary Clinton … will be the Democratic nominee for president and I intend... More »

After 5 Years, Stepfather Arrested in Girl's Murder

Wendell Noyes spoke to reporters after Celina Cass vanished

(Newser) - After his 11-year-old stepdaughter Celina Cass disappeared in a small New Hampshire town five years ago, Wendell Noyes told reporters he had a message for her: "Get your butt home." Investigators now say that he knew she would never be coming home because he had drowned her in... More »

Car Dealer Offering Free AR-15 Assault Rifles

They're similar to the weapon used in the massacre at Pulse in Orlando

(Newser) - A New Hampshire car dealer is offering each buyer a free AR-15 assault rifle, a type of weapon similar to the one used in the Orlando nightclub massacre, the AP reports. Mike Hagan owns Hagan's Motor Pool Auto Repair and Sales in Rochester. He says he's given away... More »

Weeping Robber Returns Stolen Cash to Store: Cops

New Hampshire suspect's guilty conscience apparently got to him

(Newser) - He may have robbed a Stop-N-Go, but it looks like a New Hampshire man decided to stop and turn back instead—and return the money he was said to have stolen, WMUR reports. Carlos Reyes, 46, allegedly entered the Manchester convenience store just after noon on Tuesday, armed with a... More »

Man Pleads Guilty to Kidnapping, Raping Teen for 9 Months

Kibby let her go convinced he'd 'terrorized' her to the point she wouldn't talk

(Newser) - A prosecutor says a man who kidnapped and repeatedly raped a 14-year-old girl let her return to her New Hampshire home after nine months because he was convinced he'd "terrorized her enough" that she wouldn't reveal his identity, the AP reports. Nathaniel Kibby, 35, pleaded guilty Thursday... More »

In NH, a Tiny Mountain Wins Again and Again

A Canadian man may be the latest victim of deadly Mt. Washington

(Newser) - "Why does such a small mountain kill so many people?" That's the question Wes Siler, writing for Outside Online , set out to answer. The mountain is 6,288-foot-tall Mt. Washington, part of New Hampshire's White Mountain range, and since records began in 1849, some 150 people have... More »

Prep School Sex Convict Gets Bail a 2nd Time

Owen Labrie has not enjoyed jail, his lawyer says

(Newser) - Owen Labrie, the prep school graduate found guilty of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old classmate , has been given another shot at remaining free while he appeals the verdict, the New Hampshire Union Leader reports. The 20-year-old, whose bail was revoked two months ago when authorities discovered he had repeatedly violated his... More »

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