High snowbanks pose problems for drivers

The city of Portland has called for another yellow-zone parking ban Thursday into Friday. The parking ban is in the area bordered by Cumberland, Franklin, Commercial and State streets from 10 p.m. until 6 a.m. While the parking ban may be a hassle for those who live in the area, but it’s a necessary evil. […]

Storm to drop heavy snow across Maine on Friday

Days after a powerful blizzard blasts Maine, more snow is on the way for Friday. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for the entire area from early Friday morning until Saturday morning. Track the storm hour-by-hour Low pressure will cross New England and redevelop and intensify in the Gulf of Maine. […]

6-car crash on Route 1 delays commute

Police closed part of Route 1 Thursday afternoon for a six-vehicle crash near Dunstan Corner. See photos from the scene The crash was reported at 3:37 p.m. at the intersection of Route 1 and Harlow Street, Scarborough police said in a release. Ambulances took three people to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, Scarborough police are […]

Senate passes Keystone XL measure

The Senate passed a bipartisan bill on Thursday to clear construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, a controversial project that would transport oil from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico. The vote was 62 to 36. Nine mostly centrist Democrats joined with Republicans to support the bill despite President Barack Obama’s promise to veto it. […]

WH: No, Castro, you can’t have Gitmo back

Just over a month after the release of American aid worker Alan Gross from a Cuban prison ushered in a new era between Washington and Havana, the relationship is facing a new chill. Speaking at a summit of Latin American and Caribbean leaders Wednesday, Cuban President Raul Castro made some big demands of the United […]

Pentagon: Bergdahl detainee returned to fight

The U.S. military and intelligence community now suspect that one of the five Taliban detainees released from Guantanamo Bay in return for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in May of last year has attempted to return to militant activity from his current location in Qatar by making contact with suspected Taliban associates in Afghanistan, multiple officials tell […]

California measles cases still increasing

California health officials said Wednesday there are 79 confirmed measles cases in the state. According to the California Department of Public Health website, 52 of those cases are linked to an outbreak at Disneyland. There are four confirmed cases in Riverside County, where the Desert Sands Unified School District told 66 students — who have […]

Study: Beer can help ward off Alzheimer’s

Researchers have touted the health benefits of wine when consumed in moderation, now scientists are promoting the benefits of beer. An ingredient in beer hops, xanthohumol (also known as Xn) could protect brain cells from damage — and potentially slow the development of disorders such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. According to the American Chemical […]

Exeter complex evacuated over high level of carbon monoxide

Several people were taken to a hospital Thursday after carbon monoxide built up to a dangerous level in a condominium complex in Exeter. Click to watch News 9’s coverage. Firefighters went to the Exeter Mills complex early Thursday morning after an alarm activated, and they discovered dangerous levels of the odorless gas. They went door […]

Justin Bieber: ‘I’m not who I was pretending to be’

Justin Bieber posted a heartfelt video on social media entitled “Here we go” on Wednesday, apologizing for acting arrogant or conceited. The 20-year-old singer admits in the almost-two-minute video that he felt awkward and like people were judging him after an appearance on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” The singer surprised the the talk show host […]

Sly Stone wins $5 million jury verdict

If you want him to stay, you’re going to have to pay Sly Stone. That’s the $5 million message from jurors in California regarding the soul-funk music icon, known for classic Sly and the Family Stone hits such as “Everyday People, ” “If You Want Me to Stay,” “Dance to the Music” and “Family Affair.” […]

Taylor Swift trademarks ‘This sick beat’

If you were planning on using a Taylor Swift-penned phrase on, say, a locket or a jewelry box, think again. Because you could be trying to shake off a legal bill. T. Swizzle, whose business savvy is rivaled only by her aptitude for earworms, has taken out several trademarks for phrases like “Party Like It’s […]

Prosecutor, defense lawyer present arguments in Aaron Hernandez trial

A defense lawyer in the trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez says police and prosecutors targeted his client in the murder case from the beginning. As the trial of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez gets underway, find out more about his troubled past. More Watch the trial streaming live […]

Monarchs moving to California

The Manchester Monarchs are packing up and heading west, but it doesn’t mean New Hampshire will be without professional hockey. At the end of this season, the 15th for the Monarchs in New Hampshire, the team will move to Ontario, California. The announcement was made Thursday afternoon by the American Hockey League. The Monarchs will […]

Aaron Hernandez trial resumes Friday

A marijuana blunt. DNA traces on a spent shell casing. A footprint at an industrial park. These pieces of evidence as well as cellphone text messages and surveillance video will help build the state’s case in the long-anticipated Massachusetts murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez, a prosecutor told a jury during […]

Light snow could make for tough morning commute

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Comcast changes customer name to A-hole on bill

Comcast changed a customer’s name to A-hole Brown, from Ricardo Brown, on a bill after he canceled the cable service. The story was first reported on a consumer advocate blog by Christopher Elliott. The customer’s wife, Lisa Brown, told Elliott that she was “never rude” to the Comcast reps she spoke to over the phone. […]

Just 5 black CEOs at 500 biggest companies

The highest echelon of Corporate America just became even more white. The Wednesday announcement that Don Thompson will retire as CEO of McDonald’s leaves just two CEOs who are African-American in the elite Dow 30. A broader sample shows an even more dismal diversity picture. A mere five CEOs are black at the nation’s 500 […]

Average 401(k) balance hits record $91,300

401(k) balances reached a record high last year, thanks to a soaring stock market and larger contributions from workers participating in the savings plans. At Fidelity, the average 401(k) balance hit $91,300 by the end of 2014. While that’s up just 2 percent from 2013, it’s a jump of more than 30 percent from 2011’s […]

Belanger Tallies 14 points, Five Assists in Women’s Basketball’s 87-56 Loss at Maine

BANGOR, Maine – Elizabeth Belanger (Acton, Mass.) and Kristen Anderson (Greene, Maine) each tallied a team-high 14 points, but the University of New Hampshire women’s basketball team had its season-high five-game win streak snapped against the University of Maine in Thursday’s 87-56 decision at the Cross Insurance Center Maine wins its seventh consecutive game and […]

Women’s Swimming & Diving Hosts Maine for Senior Day (Jan. 30; 5 p.m.)

DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire women’s swimming diving team competes in its final home meet of the season, hosting the University of Maine on Friday, Jan. 30 (5 p.m.) at Swasey Pool for Senior Day. SENIOR SALUTE: The Wildcat coaching staff will honor six seniors as they compete in their final home meet […]

GAME NOTES: Women’s Hockey Hosts Maine; Skating Strides on Feb. 1

Game 26  – Saturday, January 31 vs Maine – Whittemore Center – 2 pm  • UNH Game Notes   •  Stats  •  Video Game 27  – Sunday, February 1 vs Maine – Whittemore Center – 2 pm  • UNH Game Notes  •    Stats   •  Video  On Tap     The University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey […]

Annika Taylor Named EISA Nordic Skier of Week

DURHAM, N.H. – Annika Taylor (Truckee, Calif.), a senior for the University of New Hampshire skiing team, was named the Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association Women’s Nordic Skier of the Week for her performance in the University of Vermont Carnival last weekend. Taylor, a UNH co-captain, won Friday’s 5K freestyle at Trapp Family Lodge in a […]

Harper Bestowed Corvias ECAC Swimmer of the Week Award

DANBURY, Conn. – Registering her second honor in as many days, freshman Jessica Harper (Easthampton, Mass.) of the University of New Hampshire women’s swimming diving team was named the Corvias Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division I New England Swimmer of the Week, the conference announced Wednesday. Harper has received four weekly accolades this season, […]

Shake Shack IPO heats up

Shake Shack is cooking up a hot IPO. The popular burger chain on Wednesday raised the price for its upcoming initial public offering to a range between $17 and $19 a share, up from $14 to $16. It shows that demand for Shake Shack stock has been strong as the company meets with potential investors […]