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Pamela Smart, Jailed in Infamous Murder Case, Asks for 'Hope'
Pamela Smart's
Quest for 'Hope' Falters

Pamela Smart's Quest for 'Hope' Falters

New Hampshire's highest court dismisses her petition

(Newser) - New Hampshire's highest court on Wednesday turned away the latest attempt to get a sentence reduction for Pamela Smart, who's serving life in prison for plotting with her teenage lover to have her husband killed in 1990. Having exhausted her judicial appeal options, Smart asked a state council...

Looking for Big Tips? These States Deliver

Delaware tops the list of Toast's quarterly 'Restaurant Trends Report'

(Newser) - Online eatery platform Toast is out with its quarterly "Restaurant Trends Report," for Q4 of last year, and among such stats as delivery orders during the Super Bowl, the site examined the state of tipping nationwide. Toast looked at average tips across the US and found that Cleveland...

'It Looked Like He Was Basically Sliding Down the Mountain'

Man records snowboarder, skier caught in avalanche at New Hampshire's Mount Washington

(Newser) - RJ Phipps was hiking up Tuckerman Ravine on Mount Washington over the weekend with his wife when he took out his camera to shoot a snowboarder and skier. Within seconds, Phipps watched as the two men were nearly engulfed by an avalanche, and he caught it all on video . The...

Chris Sununu Sees a 2024 Path in GOP
Chris Sununu
Getting Buzz as
2024 Contender
the rundown

Chris Sununu Getting Buzz as 2024 Contender

New Hampshire's GOP governor positions himself as 'normal' alternative to Trump

(Newser) - New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu has been making noises about running for president in the 2024 election, though the Republican hasn't officially announced a campaign. He has, however, set up a political action committee, notes the Hill . The 48-year-old also is keeping a relatively high profile in the national...

This Is the Most Educated State in America

Way to go, Massachusetts, according to WalletHub's latest rankings

(Newser) - A good education leads to better jobs, and who wouldn't want that opportunity? How long you're immersed in schooling, and where you get it, can make all the difference. WalletHub looked at all 50 states to determine which provide the best education, analyzing 18 metrics in two main...

Hall of Famer Says Daughter Is Mentally Ill

26-year-old is charged with abandoning newborn in woods

(Newser) - Dennis Eckersley says that his daughter Alexandra, who police say abandoned her newborn in the woods, is mentally ill and that the family hopes "Allie now accepts the treatment she desperately needs." The Hall of Fame pitcher and his family said in a statement that they didn't...

Cops: MLB Star's Daughter Left Newborn in Woods

Police say Alexandra Eckersley misled them about where they could find the infant

(Newser) - A 26-year-old woman has been charged with several counts after police said she gave birth in the New Hampshire woods, abandoned the newborn in a tent, and misled them about where they could find the infant. The child now is hospitalized and doing well, a police spokesman said. Alexandra Eckersley,...

Hiker Snapping Photos Falls to Death in New Hampshire

Authorities say man fell from atop Mt. Willard

(Newser) - A hiker fell to his death from an icy summit in New Hampshire over the weekend, reports WCVB . The unidentified man made it to the top of Mt. Willard in Crawford Notch on Saturday morning and was snapping photos of the view, according to the state's Fish and Game...

These Are the Best, Worst States for Jobs

Washington tops WalletHub's list; West Virginia comes in last

(Newser) - After a tumultuous couple of years marred by the pandemic, the job market is looking up, with many employers eagerly seeking new workers for their payrolls. Conditions for the job hunt are better in some states than in others, and WalletHub is here to break it all down. The site...

Missing Hiker Found Dead in New Hampshire

Emily Sotelo's body was found on what would have been her 20th birthday

(Newser) - The search for a missing hiker in New Hampshire's White Mountains came to a tragic end Wednesday when Emily Sotelo was found dead on what would have been her 20th birthday. The body of the Vanderbilt University student was found on the northwest side of Mount Lafayette, the New...

School Debunks Senate Candidate's 'Furries' Claim

Don Bolduc in New Hampshire repeats hoax about students using litter boxes

(Newser) - Again with the litter boxes . GOP Senate candidate Don Bolduc in New Hampshire was captured on audio telling supporters that too-lenient schools were allowing students who identify as cats to lick themselves and each other and use litter boxes instead of bathrooms. "I wish I was making it up,...

Missing 5-Year-Old's Father Charged With Murder

Harmony Montgomery, 5, was not reported missing until 2 years after she disappeared

(Newser) - The father of Harmony Montgomery, a New Hampshire girl who disappeared in 2019 at age 5 but was not reported missing until late last year, has been arrested on a charge of second-degree murder, authorities said at a news conference Monday, per the AP . The murder charge against Adam Montgomery...

NH GOP Primary Result Could Be Good News for Democrats

Don Bolduc supports Trump fraud claims, wants to repeal 17th Amendment

(Newser) - Retired Brig. Gen. Don Bolduc won New Hampshire's Republican Senate primary Tuesday—and Democrats believe Sen. Maggie Hassan's chances of keeping her seat are now stronger. Bolduc, who narrowly defeated establishment favorite and state Senate president Chuck Morse, supports Donald Trump's election fraud claims and has taken...

Hikers' Excursion With No Gear, No Plan Didn't Go Well

2 men pleaded guilty to reckless conduct after a daring rescue, were fined $248 each

(Newser) - In June, two hikers in New Hampshire’s Franconia Notch State Park decided to wander off-trail and try their hands at climbing Hounds Hump, a treacherously steep rock face. Per Fox News , their adventure nearly ended in disaster when one got stuck on a ledge and was unable to move,...

Here Are the 10 Best, Worst States to Live In
This Is the Best
State to Live In

This Is the Best State to Live In

Massachusetts tops WalletHub's list, while Mississippi comes in last

(Newser) - There's no one perfect state in the US to live in, but you can likely find the perfect state for you. WalletHub looked at all 50 of them, examining more than four dozen metrics in five main categories: affordability, including home prices, taxes, and cost of living; economy (e....

Missing Girl's Case Is Now a Homicide Investigation

Harmony Montgomery hasn't been seen since 2019

(Newser) - The search for Harmony Montgomery , a New Hampshire girl who disappeared in 2019 at age 5 but was not reported missing until late last year, is now considered a homicide investigation, authorities said Thursday. Investigators have concluded that Harmony was murdered, New Hampshire Attorney General John Formella said at a...

NTSB Fixes Blame in Crash That Killed 7 Motorcyclists
Driver Acquitted in
Deaths of 7 Bikers

Driver Acquitted in Deaths of 7 Bikers

Volodymyr Zhukovskyy's lawyer said lead motorcyclist caused New Hampshire crash

(Newser) - Update: A jury has found truck driver Volodymyr Zhukovskyy not guilty on all charges in a head-on cras h that killed seven bikers in New Hampshire in 2019. The 26-year-old had faced negligent homicide, manslaughter, and reckless conduct charges, NBC Boston reports. Prosecutors said Zhukovskyy had taken heroin, fentanyl, and...

Here Are the Best, Worst States to Have a Kid

Massachusetts is the No. 1 state, in WalletHub's assessment; Alabama comes in last

(Newser) - If you're thinking of starting a family, or want to expand the one you have, there are some US states that may be better than others, from the birthing process onward. WalletHub looked at nearly three dozen metrics for all 50 states and DC, in four main categories: cost,...

'Will Die,' Read Hiker's Last Text
'Will Die' Among
Hiker's Last Texts

'Will Die' Among Hiker's Last Texts

Rescue atop New Hampshire's Mount Washington couldn't save hypothermic Xi Chen

(Newser) - "In trouble… can't move … will die." So read the last texts from a father of three who succumbed to severe hypothermia while hiking on New Hampshire's Mount Washington over Father's Day weekend. Xi Chen, 53, of Andover, Mass., was attempting the 23-mile Presidential Traverse,...

People, Dogs Escape as Yacht Goes Up in Flames

Everyone is OK in New Hampshire incident

(Newser) - A 70-foot yacht burned and sank in New Hampshire, sending three people to the hospital, authorities said. The vessel, the Elusive, was on the Piscataqua River heading toward a marina in New Castle around 4pm Saturday when a passenger noticed black smoke below deck, the New Hampshire Department of Safety...

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