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Hikers Find Lost Ring on 4K-Foot Snowy Mountain

Bill Giguere of Massachusetts calls them 'very nice people'

(Newser) - A man's quest to find his wedding ring on a 4,000-foot snow-covered mountain in New Hampshire has been completed by a couple of hikers—and a metal detector, the AP reports. WMUR-TV reports Bill Giguere of Massachusetts recently lost the gold band on Mount Hancock. Giguere, who had... More »

Traveling Couple Found Buried in Shallow Grave

James Lawrence Butler and Michelle Elaine Butler were touring the country together

(Newser) - For family who reported them missing, it's the worst possible news. James Lawrence Butler and Michelle Elaine Butler—who've been on the road for over a year—were found last Sunday buried in a shallow Texas grave, CNN reports. Authorities say the murdered couple was found on a... More »

Church Shooting Suspect, Groom Linked by Murder

It goes back to the murder of a minister at the same New Hampshire church

(Newser) - The man charged with wounding a clergyman and a bride during a wedding at a New Hampshire church is the stepson of a minister from the same church who was killed earlier this month, a state prosecutor said Sunday, per the AP . Dale Holloway, 37, is the stepson of 60-year-old... More »

Gunfire Erupts at Small-Town Wedding

2 people are shot and hospitalized in New Hampshire

(Newser) - Wedding guests tackled a man after two people were shot at a New Hampshire church Saturday morning, WMUR reports. Two people were shot and hospitalized, a third had unspecified injuries, and no one was killed at the New England Pentecostal church in Pelham, police say. The shooter apparently showed up... More »

Vandals Take Power Tool to 'America’s Stonehenge'

Police suspect attack in New Hampshire was reenactment of a scene in a book

(Newser) - Police in New Hampshire say it appears someone used a power tool to vandalize a stone at group of rock configurations called America’s Stonehenge. The vandalism was reported to the Salem police Sunday by the property’s owners, the AP reports. The stone was knocked over. Police also said... More »

Students Killed a Duck. Thousands Miffed at the Punishment

Some students were only suspended from football games

(Newser) - Two thousand people are demanding harsher punishment for high school football players sidelined in New Hampshire after a fatal attack on a duck. Graphic video filmed two weeks ago at a training camp in Moultonborough shows athletes from North Conway's Kennett High School watching as wild ducks are lured... More »

Governor Gets Involved in 'PB4WEGO' Fight

Gov. Chris Sununu says a mom's license plate won't be recalled after all in New Hampshire

(Newser) - New Hampshire's governor has stepped in to help a woman keep a 15-year-old vanity license plate showing a common phrase parents say, the AP reports. The state DMV asked Wendy Auger to surrender the plate , which reads "PB4WEGO." The division said phrases related to excretory acts aren'... More »

DMV Wants Mom to Turn In Her 'PB4WEGO' License Plate

NH mom says vanity plate she's had for 15 years is funny, not offensive

(Newser) - A mother in New Hampshire is battling to keep her vanity license plate referencing an "excretory function"—though she says there's nothing offensive about "PB4WEGO." "I'm not the type to sit here with a picket, but come on," Wendy Auger of Gonic... More »

They Opened Time Capsule 50 Years Later, Got a Shock

There was nothing in it

(Newser) - Officials in a New Hampshire town are trying to figure out how a recently opened time capsule from 50 years ago has nothing in it. Library director Cara Potter in Derry tells WMUR that since she started there five years ago, the safe has been sitting on a shelf. Before... More »

Trump: Rallygoer Has 'Serious Weight Problem'

He apparently mistook man for protester

(Newser) - America has "the hottest economy in the world," but amid signs of a recession, voters face economic catastrophe if they choose somebody else next year, President Trump told a campaign rally in New Hampshire Thursday night. If he hadn't been elected in 2016, "these markets would... More »

10 Best, Worst States to Give Birth

Vermont comes out on top, Mississippi on bottom

(Newser) - Having a baby is a beautiful—and also expensive and possibly stressful—thing. WalletHub analyzed all 50 states, plus the District of Columbia, on 30 factors related to cost (on average, the cost of a conventional delivery in the US is more than $10,000, but some states are pricier... More »

He Reached for a Drink. A Moment Later, 7 Bikers Were Killed

Volodymyr Zhukovskyy faces negligent homicide charges

(Newser) - The driver of a pickup truck that crossed the center line and hit a group of motorcyclists in New Hampshire, killing seven people, was high at the time, a federal inspection report says. Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, 23, told authorities he was reaching for a drink when the collision occurred on June... More »

Student Debt Is the Worst in These 10 States

Going to school in South Dakota could leave you with a big tab by graduation

(Newser) - One of the "hot-button" issues in the upcoming presidential election is how students will pay for their education, WalletHub notes—and to put things in geographical context, it's analyzed the numbers to see which states have the most and least student debt. The site looked at a dozen... More »

This Is America's Most Patriotic State

New Hampshire tops the list for 2019

(Newser) - It's Independence Day—do you know how patriotic your state is? WalletHub looked at 13 factors, including voting numbers, volunteerism rates, military engagement, trial and grand jury participation, the share of residents participating in groups or organizations, and even a state's civics education requirement. Based on all that,... More »

Truck Driver in Biker Crash Could Get Deported

Mass. license for Volodymyr Zhukovskyy ought to have been suspended after drunk driving arrest

(Newser) - The 23-year-old truck driver charged with killing seven bikers in a horrific crash in New Hampshire shouldn't have been on the road. Ukrainian national and permanent resident Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, who police say plowed into the bikers with his Dodge 2500 pickup towing a flatbed trailer, was arrested for drunken... More »

Truck Driver in Horrific New Hampshire Crash Arrested

Collision left 7 bikers dead

(Newser) - The truck driver in the horrific New Hampshire crash that left seven motorcycle drivers and passengers dead was arrested Monday, reports. Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, 23, was driving the Dodge 2500 pickup that collided with a group of bikers Friday night in Randolph. The incident also left three people injured.... More »

NH Bikers Were on Their Way to an American Legion Event

NH flags are half-staff for crash victims

(Newser) - New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu has ordered flags on public buildings in the state to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset Monday to honor victims of Friday's horrific truck-motorcycle crash . The seven motorcycle riders and passengers killed in the crash—five men and two women—were all... More »

Hundreds of Bikers Grieve 'Devastating' Fatal Crash

7 were killed in horrifying accident on Friday

(Newser) - A long-planned Blessing of the Bikes ceremony for motorcycle enthusiasts became a grief-filled memorial Sunday as hundreds converged to mourn seven bikers killed in a devastating crash with a pickup truck, the AP reports. About 400 motorcyclists gathered in Columbia, New Hampshire, for the ceremony—which is periodically held, but... More »

'Staggering' Truck-Motorcycle Crash Kills 7

New Hampshire accident involving pickup, several motorcycles also injures 3

(Newser) - Several motorcycles and a pickup truck collided on a rural, two-lane highway in New Hampshire Friday, killing seven people and injuring three others, and sending onlookers rushing to treat and help the motorists peppered along the road. New Hampshire State Police said a 2016 Dodge Ram 2500 pickup truck collided... More »

Rescued Hiker, 80, May Have to Foot the Bill

Officials say he didn't have the right gear for Mt. Washington

(Newser) - An 80-year-old hiker who was rescued trying to reach the summit of Mount Washington could end up footing the bill for the emergency services, New Hampshire officials said Tuesday, amid efforts to raise awareness about the dangers of the popular tourist destination. Authorities may even file criminal charges in the... More »

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