NH News Roundup for Wednesday, Dec. 28

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Welcome to InDepthNH.org’s roundup of news that matters in New Hampshire for Dec. 28

Show Me a Story: Photographer Jim Cole Looks Back at a Career Spent Behind the Lens (NHPR)

Last Wednesday at the State House, Governor Hassan declared December 21st to be “Jim Cole Day,” in honor of the Concord-based AP photographer.

State Psychiatric Hospital Patient Breached 15,000 DHHS Client Records (InDepthNH.org)

DHHS has determined that the breached files contain protected health information and personal information for as many as 15,000 DHHS clients who received services from DHHS prior to November 2015.

Was New Hampshire Hospital Data Breach Kept Quiet To Help Hassan? (InDepthNH.org)

GOP Chairman Jennifer Horn accused Gov. Maggie Hassan’s administration of withholding information about the New Hampshire Hospital data breach that was made public on Tuesday until after the election to help her U.S. Senate campaign, but Hassan’s spokesman said that is absolutely not true.

Fisher House Coming to White River Junction VA (NHPR)

The White River Junction, Vermont VA Medical Center is getting a Fisher House.

Unattended suitcase draws suspicion; Luggage found near gas pumps at store in Hudson (Nashua Telegraph)

HUDSON – Faced with the rather odd sight of a good-sized piece of luggage sitting atop a donation bin near the gas pumps.

Littleton’s Deputy Town Moderator:Lending A Steady Hand For 46 Years (Caledonian Record)

Defendant Seeks Trial in Franklin Child Prostitution Case (Laconia Daily Sun)

CONCORD — A Franklin woman who pleaded guilty last year to human trafficking for selling a young girl into prostitution has decided to make her case to a jury on related charges involving another alleged victim.

Report: More people moved in to NH than moved out (Union Leader)

More people moved into New Hampshire last year than moved out, according to a new report. 

Jaffrey’s Kitty Rescue shelter on ninth life as it seeks a new home (Union Leader)

The region’s no-kill cat shelter, Monadnock Kitty Rescue and Adoption, is on its ninth life and in need of rescuing. Kitty Rescue has another six months to find a new home, but has few options.

State appeals judge’s ruling that Laconia police illegally obtained evidence in drug case (NH1)

A suspected drug dealer may no longer be facing the chance of life in prison if a court upholds a judge’s ruling that police illegally seized evidence in the case.

Man accused of sexually assaulting child at gunpoint in late 1980s (WMUR)

Ricky Flanders faces nine counts of aggravated felonious sexual assault

One NH military member will win a free wedding day hosted by the Cathedral of the Pines (Keene Sentinel)

RINDGE — Want to get married for free in one of the loveliest places in the Granite State?


At Pearl Harbor, Obama says ‘we must resist the urge to demonize those who are different’ (LA Times)

President Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe together scattered petals on the waters of Pearl Harbor today in a symbolic act aimed at laying to rest the enmity of the Japanese attack 75 years ago that drew the U.S. into World War II.

Kerry to Outline Vision of Israeli-Palestinian Accord (New York Times)

Secretary of State John Kerry, who will be out of office in less than a month, will use his remarks to confront Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel after bitterness over a United Nations resolution, a State Department official said.

What lies in store for the world in 2017? (BBC)

While at the end of 2015 I looked at the way nationalistic populism would make the job of diplomats harder in 2016, now there are signs that the West’s ability even to set the rules of the international game is beginning to unravel.

Carrie Fisher, ‘Star Wars’ Royalty, Dies at 60 (New York Times)

Ms. Fisher won overnight fame in 1977 as Princess Leia, a damsel who could deal with her own distress. She also wrote books on her personal struggles and the absurdities of show business.

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