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Welcome to InDepthNH.org’s roundup of news that matters in New Hampshire Dec. 6

Mobile lifeline: Manchester crisis recovery team is ready to hit the streets (Union Leader)

Your teenage son is out of control and wrecking the living room. You’re alone again, and thinking about putting an end to your misery.

Coos Planning Board to Hear Idea for Hotel on Mount Washington (NHPR)

Petitions opposed to a proposal to put a 35-room hotel on Mt. Washington have attracted some 4,000 signatures. And at least 500 people have signed a petition favoring the project.

19 Former Medical School Workers Sue Dartmouth College (NHPR)

Nineteen former faculty members of the psychiatry department at Dartmouth College’s Geisel School of Medicine have sued, saying Dartmouth violated their employment contracts and policy that entitled them to severance payments when it laid them off.

Cars strike six Manchester school buses; nearly 3-hour trip from Hooksett to Pinkerton (Union Leader)

Manchester school buses were involved in six accidents Monday morning as the season’s first noticeable snowstorm created havoc for principals, school students and bus drivers. 

Buoyed by community and faith, Swanzey family moves on after fire (Keene Sentinel)

SWANZEY —Driving toward 1367 Old Homestead Highway in Swanzey, the damage becomes more apparent with each approaching yard.

Dying man released from prison; was convicted in 1990 in Nashua (Nashua Telegraph)

NASHUA – A Superior Court judge has granted a dying state prison inmate’s request to spend his final months on the outside.

Police: National Guard member charged with sexually assaulting NH teen (NH1)

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, Vt. (AP) — Vermont State Police say a Vermont National Guard member has been arrested on a charge of sexually assaulting a teenage girl. Authorities say 22-year-old Josh Robbins of Radcliff, Kentucky, was arrested Monday.

1-pot meth cook found near Groveton High School (NH1)

GROVETON – Law enforcement officials are headed to Groveton High School after sources say one pot meth cook was found by students in the area. No injuries were reported at this time.

Dana arraigned on murder charge in death of daughter (Berlin Daily Sun)

LANCASTER — Roger Dana will remain incarcerated at the Coos County Jail in West Stewartstown without bail following his arraignment Monday on a charge of second-degree murder in the death of his 2-year-old daughter. Dana was arrested Friday for recklessly causing the death of Madison Dana by physically assaulting her multiple times at her home at 109 York St., in Berlin, on Nov. 27.

Appeals court upholds NH law in Libertarian Party challenge (NH1)

CONCORD (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld a 2014 New Hampshire law that puts limits on how long third parties have to collect the necessary signatures to petition their way onto a general election ballot.

Alleged TD Bank robber turns self in; held for armed robbery (Conway Daily Sun)

CONWAY — After a yearlong investigation, anonymous tips, witness interviews and physical evidence connected to the Nov. 13, 2015, armed robbery at the TD Bank in North Conway, a 21-year-old Massachusetts turned himself in to Conway police last weekend.

Community mourns deaths of two Fremont teens killed in crash (Union Leader)

FREMONT — Austin Anderson would have turned 18 this Saturday. When friends learned that the Fremont teen had died in a car crash in Seabrook on Saturday afternoon, they decided to plan a birthday party to celebrate his life. 

Dartmouth study says voter fraud not rampant (Union Leader)

A Dartmouth College study on voter fraud says allegations made by the Donald Trump presidential campaign claiming voter fraud is widespread are unfounded. 

No Christmas Day Visits at NH Men’s Prisons Because Holiday Falls on Sunday (InDepthNH.org)

State prison inmates whose regular visits are scheduled on Sundays will have Christmas Day’s visit this year rescheduled to the following day because of short-staffing on weekends.

In One N.H. Jail, Inmate Visits Don’t Look How You Might Think They Look (NHPR)

If you have a loved one behind bars, there are more ways than ever to stay connected: letters, phone calls, and just in the past couple of years, a new way: a video service that lets inmates and families communicate through a screen; along the lines of Skype.

Why the State House Debate Over Full-Day Kindergarten Doesn’t Matter to Some Districts (NHPR)

New Hampshire has long lagged behind other states when it comes to the availability of full-day kindergarten. Legislators are likely to take up the issue this year, as they have in years past. But the ideas being debated in Concord this year likely won’t change the situation for school districts who can’t already afford to offer a full-day kindergarten program.

CEO of Dartmouth-Hitchcock to Step Down Next Year (NHPR)

The CEO of Dartmouth-Hitchcock says he will step down when his contract expires next June. A spine surgeon by training, James Weinstein has led the state’s largest health care system since 2011. During that time, he’s had to navigate both local and national challenges, including the arrival of the Affordable Care Act.

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How did fake US embassy operate in Ghana for a decade? (BBC)

News has travelled the world that an organised gang based in Ghana ran a fake embassy selling real US visas for $6,000 (£4,700) for “about a decade”. How did they get away with it for so long?

Warning about plot to blow up Universal City station prompts heightened security across L.A. (LA Times)

An overseas tip about an imminent bombing of the Red Line’s Universal City station has forced federal and local law enforcement in Los Angeles to swiftly ramp up security across its sprawling transit system, authorities said Monday.

Carson Pick Reveals a Plan to Govern From the Right (New York Times)

Announcements of several of Mr. Trump’s cabinet posts are helping to define his approach to issues at home.

United by Fear, U.S. Muslims and Jews Join Hands (New York Times)

The two groups are putting aside divisions to address their shaken sense of security amid a wave of hate crimes since Mr. Trump’s election, and to resist what may come next.

Hundreds of students walk out of Boston schools, colleges (Boston Globe)

Students marched and rallied as they called on local political leaders to speak out against Donald Trump.

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